"Going Home" by Anna Shaw

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“And when the day arrives I’ll become the sky and I’ll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.”’

Trent Reznor

On19/08/2010 this image has received 1609 views, 307 comments, 4 sales and has been favourited by 110 people.

This image is a tribute to an old friend, Hilton Matthews, who so sadly died earlier this year. It is a gift for his wife, and my closest friend, Sarah.

Hilton was a well known sailor on the Isle of Wight, and was one of the true characters of the Fishbourne Sailing Club. He weathered many storms during his life. He would have loved this one!

The boat in the image is one which Hilton helped rescue when it ran aground on the rocks.

This was the image i had to start with.

The sky and the seas have been painted, using a variety of brushes in Photoshop CS4.

14/01/10 – 1075 Viewings, 253 comments and 96 favourites.

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Anna and Robert have only recently moved to Kent, having spent six years living France where they first embarked on wedding photography. They are passionate about photography, and have a real love for shooting weddings, gaining so much pleasure and fun from these special days.

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  • Dante21
    Dante21over 5 years ago

    Amazing Work !

  • Thank you Stephan. Given the quality of your work, this means a lot.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muirover 5 years ago

    totaly amazing,just brilliant!!!!!

  • Martin, thank you. Given how much I admire your work, it was great to receive your comment.

    – Anna Shaw

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 5 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant – an incredible image-fav!!!

  • Hi Pauline, thank you so much, and especially for the ‘fave’. That has made my day.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 5 years ago

    A beautiful picture, and a lovely tribute to your friend, Anna.

  • Thanks so much Pat. I have just seen your beautiful watercolours, so I am so pleased that you like this.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 5 years ago

    Brilliant and so beautiful…a moving tribute to your friend! so moving I have a lump in my throat. And, a smile on my face :]

  • Thanks so much Tracey, I am really touched by your comments.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful, and very touching. This is truly amazing work.

  • You are just so lovely!! Thank you so much, and especially for the ‘fave’. That means a great deal to me.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 5 years ago

    Just WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks my bestest resident fan!!

    – Anna Shaw

  • L J Fraser
    L J Fraserover 5 years ago

    I saw it earlier and loved it and it drew me back to gaze and dream again. It is a fantastic piece.

  • Linda, that is so very kind of you. I have just had a look at your work and WOW!!! So your comments mean a great deal to me.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    Excellent Anna. – Ted

  • Hi Edward,
    Thank you so much for your very kind comments. Having now seen your work, I am particularly thrilled.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Anna.

  • Hi Rosalie,
    Thanks you very much. That has made my day!

    – Anna Shaw

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