The Weight Of The World

Tara Lemana

Wellington, New Zealand

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One of my most popular images of all time: 36 favourites as at 2 April 2010!

Just playing around in PSP with a photo of my daughter Kassidy in a pensive mood, I couldn’t help but think how she looked old beyond her years, and she made me think of the Child Empress in The Neverending Story I and how she had the weight of the world on her shoulders. A little tweaking and playing with several different photos and this is the result! :)

All resources used my own, taken on my Canon Powershot A480 point and shoot. A little help from the generous Trisste for a slight emphasis on the lashes.

500+ Viewings group: 888 views as at 13 April 2010 (516 views at time of submission).

Featured in Dimensions, Aug 11, 2009.
Featured in All Original Fusion Aug 12, 2009.
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Featured in Canon Vs Nikon Aug 16, 2009.
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Featured All out Emotion Aug 17, 2009.
RedBubble Home Page Featured, Aug 22, 2009.
Featured in Nirvana Aug 22, 2009.
Featured in New Zealand Made Sept 15, 2009.
Featured in The Dutch Connection Oct 22, 2009.
Placed 6th with 6 votes in the Heads Up Challenge in the Photo Manipulators Group
Challenge Winner in the Create A Non-Traditional Portrait Challenge for the Complex Simplicity Group, Jan 20, 2010.
Featured in Solo Exhibition Jan 25, 2010.
Featured in Touched By Fire March 30, 2010.
Featured in Colourful Portrait Photography April 1, 2010.
Featured in Point And Shooters April 13, 2010.
Featured in For The Love Of Eery And Enchanting Artwork May 8, 2010.

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