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orginal image taken with fujifinepix
manipulated in PS Elements 7
own stock used
model myself
lighting: industrial floodlight
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the sorrow and pain of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, is something that always seems to touch deeply in my heart everytime i read “Hamlet”. The madness and the torment she suffers, with the final descion beng suicide, of beliving there is no other option, i think somewhere in the back of my mind, i understand.

One woe doth tread upon another’s heel,
So fast they follow; your sister’s drown’d, Laertes.

Drown’d! O, where?

There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream;
There with fantastic garlands did she come
Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do dead men’s fingers call them:
There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide;
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element: but long it could not be
Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,
Pull’d the poor wretch from her melodious lay
To muddy death.

Alas, then, she is drown’d?

Drown’d, drown’d.

Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia,
And therefore I forbid my tears: but yet
It is our trick; nature her custom holds,
Let shame say what it will: when these are gone,
The woman will be out. Adieu, my lord:
I have a speech of fire, that fain would blaze,
But that this folly douts it."

I’m a fruit cake. a dark, professional one. be scared. or enthralled. either way enjoy

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  • Regrets? Tell  Me About It
    Regrets? Tell ...about 4 years ago

    this is beautiful… :)

  • thankyou so much my friend, i am very glad you like it =)

    – strawberries

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago

    January 9th, 2010
    Please see ongoing Challenges
    ♥ Mary

  • OMG, thankyou so much!!!!

    – strawberries

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...about 4 years ago

    powerful… very effective PSE work!

  • thanks muchly James =D

    – strawberries

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago


  • thankyou liz, im glad you liked it =)

    – strawberries

  • stephmaullar
    stephmaullarabout 4 years ago


  • thanks! =D

    – strawberries

  • Thunderfox
    Thunderfoxabout 4 years ago

    Sweet! Horrifying and dark, but sweet. :)

  • lol, so the best of everything in one image lol
    thanks =)

    – strawberries

  • Flair
    Flairabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous artwork and very powerful image. Very emotional indeed. Have you ever listened to the opera ‘Hamlet’ by the french composer Ambroise Thomas? I can recommend it! Here is the Mad Scene, by the amazing Joan Sutherland

    It makes me feel exactly the same as you describe yourself, and everytime brings tears to my eyes

    Cheers, Marion

  • thankyou so much Marion.
    i hadnt known about tht opera interpretaion of this play, but that was some amazing stuff, thanks for showing me.its cer4tainly got me interested.
    thanks again =)

    – strawberries

  • SandyDeLuca
    SandyDeLucaabout 4 years ago


  • thankyou Sandy =)

    – strawberries

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

  • =)

    – strawberries

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760about 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Creation!

  • omg! thanks so much Colin =D

    – strawberries

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