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Bridge Over Troubled Water - A song for Sarah by Anna Shaw

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This image is a tribute to friendship, and is dedicated to my closest friend, Sarah Matthews, who has been my bridge whenever I have needed one, – as I hope I have been for her.
I wanted to try and create an image that had the silvery moonlit essence of this wonderful song. I hope that I have succeeded.

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Bridge Over Troubled Water (Eva Cassidy singing)

When you’re weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I’m on your side. When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
When you’re down and out,
When you’re on the street,
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you.
I’ll take your part.
When darkness comes
Friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Sail on silvergirl
Sail on by.
Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine.
Oh,If you need a friend
When I’m standing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water.
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

I created this in photoshop CS4 in multiple layers. The foreground is from my own stock, and the moon and beams were painted in. To make the moonbeams see my tutorial

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I am indebted to the following artists for their generosity with their stock…
Enchanted Forest
Woman sitting
Woman standing


friendship, photmanipulation, photo manipulation, anna shaw, photo manipulators, sarah matthews, bridge over troubled water, lyrical visions

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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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 5 years ago

    magical !!!

  • Thank you so much.

    – Anna Shaw

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

    if this is your idea for the friendship challenge , I can easily predict a future winner !
    my best, francis.

  • Oh that is so sweet of you – but I am not going to count my chicken’s!!!

    – Anna Shaw

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Always loved that song…now I have a gorgeous picture to go along with it. Awesome work :D

  • Thanks dear Cee, I am glad you liked it.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 5 years ago

    A wonderful image for that amazing song!

  • Thanks my dear friend.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muiralmost 5 years ago

    Awesome Anna your light worked on this great image and music well done :)

  • Thanks so much Martin, I always put a lot of work into the light on each image I do, so I am really glad you liked it.

    – Anna Shaw

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Great image Anna, well up to your usual standards. Goes well with the song as well.
    David xx

  • Thanks David, that is kind.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant Anna – Sarah will love it! xx

  • Thanks Bob, – our friendship is pretty special too.

    – Anna Shaw

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 5 years ago

    ohhhh!!!! the tears are flowing down my cheeks,, this beautiful picture and song tribute too your friend has stole my heart.. I hope Sarah realizes how blessed she is too have such a lovely friend as you..this says it all,, I used too listen too this song over and over again in the 70’s by Simon and Garfunkel,, thanks for the memories,, chills up and down my spine,,, I love Eva Cassidy’s take on it,, so soft and beautiful like your friendship with Sarah,, peace and love too both of you,, what inspiration we can all take from you,, take time too say thanks too a friend who has shown so much compassion and devotion..linmarie

  • Dear Linmarie, what a truly wonderful comment to receive. I will treasure that. Thank you.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Desmet
    Desmetalmost 5 years ago

    Good work !!

  • Thanks so much Patrick.

    – Anna Shaw

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome, what a wonderful tribute to friendship, I know your friend Sarah will feel so honored and happy.

  • Thanks to you, another dear friend.

    – Anna Shaw

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