When I first saw this, the song, Tina Arena’s “I’m in Chains” began playing in my head…and I can’t get it out!

Your arms are warm but they make me feel
As if they’re made of cold, cold steel
A simple kiss like a turnin’ key
A little click and the lock’s on me
Can’t move my arms, can’t lift my hands
I won’t admit to where I am
But I know baby, I’m in chains
I’m in chains

I pretend I can always leave
Free to go whenever I please
But then the sound of my desperate calls
Echo off these dungeon walls
I’ve crossed the line from mad to sane
A thousand times and back again
I love you baby, I’m in chains
I’m in chains
I’m in chains
I’m in chains

Should have known passing through the gate
That once inside I could not escape
I never thought this could happen to me
Never thought this is where I’d be
But baby, baby, baby, look at me
Baby, baby, look at me, I’m in chains
I’m in chains
I never thought this is where I’d be
Never thought this could happen to me

An avid photographer, both still and moving, since I was 10 years old, I later discovered and developed a particular love of macro, which is one of my main genres. More recently, however, my repertoire has broadened to include stained glass windows and particularly the stunning beauty of outback New South Wales and South Australia.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Creation, captured and presented here for you.

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Comments

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 6 years ago

    Fantastic macro!

  • Thank you…it was a lovely subject, which really helps!

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • jell
    jellover 6 years ago

    What about Unchained melody or Unchain my Heart. Lovely close up Jell

  • lol!!
    I hadn’t thought of those…do you mind if I save them for one of the other shots I took?

    And thank you for your kind comment…

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdover 6 years ago

    lovely macro, Jan :))

    N

  • Hi Nat! Thank you. Glad you like it.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 6 years ago

    great colours – the rust against the blue. great macro.

  • OH thank you Marion, I hadn’t thought of the blue at all really. In fact I’d sort of wished it wasn’t there lol!
    So I’m pleased it works. There’s something rather special about rust, though, isn’t there?

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 6 years ago

    Or “working on the chain gang” … well captured

  • oh yes!! I like it : ))))) Would you mind if I used that for one of my other chains shots?
    It’s funny, but when I get a song stuck in my head, no other ones seem to get a look in.
    Thank you for your lovely comment, as always.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Elaine Harriott
    Elaine Harriottover 6 years ago

    Very good ‘strong’ image. Your macto work is coming along well – sharp image.

  • oh thank you Elaine. That means a lot to me, as this is a rather different macro for me. Some of my attempts at different haven’t really flown. And ‘strong’ was what I was aiming for with this one.

    So, yes, thanks heaps!
    I’m really trying to work on amping up and improving my macro shots, so your comments are greatly appreciated.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Deanna Roberts Think in Pictures
    Deanna Roberts...over 6 years ago

    Yep – really nice. Have to agree with all those comments Jan :)

  • Wow! I am truly humbled Deanna….that you read all the comments as well as looking at the pic; and on top of that, agreed with them.

    That’s so lovely and incredibly encouraging. So much said in so few words…(which is a gift in itself ~ one I don’t have!! lol!)

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 6 years ago

    No problem Jan – Feel free to use “Working on the Chain Gang” – I’m sure it will suit your work

  • lol!!! Having just been browsing through your great convict themed and sourced pics, I realise why that particular term came to you!

    ; )

    : ))))

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 6 years ago

    I’ve actually got some old leg irons – I’ll have to set them up somewhere and get a shot of them at some time

  • Oh that would be amazing Bev!!! A great photo opportunity in waiting. Can’t wait to see them; I know you’ll do something wonderful with them.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkalmost 6 years ago

    so very powerful……:) and clear. your work jan..i like alot…

  • many thanks again…you flatter me overly I fear. Much you like in my work is due to having an excellent lens and great little camera.

    I simply go out to have fun and find the obvious, passed by things others miss.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

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