This is an image I took for the 1/52 project although I didn’t use it in the end but used a different shot. The shot is of the reflection of a heart necklace I made for a commission. The heart is made from bronze wire, a red bead and handmade barbed wire chain. :-)

The image is named after the necklace – everybody has a ‘secret heart’ they hide from most of the people in their lives, but it’s that heart that makes them who they are. Meaning, we often don’t really know the people in our lives all that well.

Makes the perfect Valentine’s Day Card:

Check out my selection of Valentine’s Day cards, here

Part of my new series of images for licensing on Arcangel-Images – use this code: SYST-0099

Created with my own photographs in Photoshop, no stock used.

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Birgitta   †
    Birgitta †about 3 years ago

    The fact that you made this makes it all the more awesome. Gorgeous tones/hues and I love the bokeh! Good seeing you again. ;)

  • Thanks so much Birgitta. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • JulieKing
    JulieKingabout 3 years ago

    This is so pretty! :)

  • Thank you so much Julie. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 3 years ago

    gorgeous work Sybille

  • Thanks so much Anthony. :-) Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous , creative composition!!!! If you haven’t already submitted something to the Valentine Challenge , this would make a wonderful entry.

  • Thanks so much Greta. :-) Much appreciated. :-) I’ve added it and voted just now.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Miron Abramovici
    Miron Abramoviciabout 3 years ago

    Superb bokeh!

  • Thanks so much Miron. :-) Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 3 years ago

    So wonderful Sybille, and all so true what you wrote. Love your beautiful heart, all that I can see and feel. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Thanks so much Shar. :-) Much, much appreciated. :-) Sometimes it’s the only way we can keep ourselves safe… and sometimes someone comes along and just gets it. :-) xoxoxox ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much Liz. :-) Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • charitygrace
    charitygraceabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful bokeh

  • Thanks so much . :-) It’s actually four different bokeh images overlaid. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lorrainem
    lorrainemabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image and lovely words :)

  • Thanks so much Lorraine. :-) Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 3 years ago

    enchatingly beautiful

  • Thanks so much Simon. :-) Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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