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Oct 21, 2007, 5:51:16 AM
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Rapture by Capturing-the-Light Rapture by Capturing-the-Light
Whitianga at sunrise, the golden shaft of light lighting up the new day. North Island, New Zealand.

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To everyone that favourites any of my work, please accept in advance my sincere thanks for doing so. For those that comment on this or any other photograph, you will always recieve a reply. Demands on my time may mean a delay on occassions in responding, but I will always reply. Thank you for visiting this page, the support of all visitors is truly appreciated. Simon
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stargatealpha Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
CarmenVeloso Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
xxxYue110xxx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

A dark cloud took over me. 'Ugh... Can't... Move...' Hard as I tried I only got to lift one finger, and that took effort. I gave up and slowly felt my conscious slipping...

I awoke again, in that blackness. I try to move, but once doing so, a surge of pain electrified my body. 'Ugh!' I gasped, breathing, searching for air, searching for relief. I tried to speak, I tried to move. My mouth wouldn't move, my vocal chords won't work, my voice held back, my body lifeless. 'Why? What's going on?' Another thought then slipping again.

I awoke again, but with a new feeling; the feeling of the wind, the taste and smell of waves. 'What? How? Why can't...' Then, my conscious slipped.

The feeling of waves, the smell of waves, the taste of waves, the smell of wind, and the feel of wind woke me in this blackness. 'Why can't I see where am I? How come my sense of smell, taste, and hearing work?' I tried to move my body, but an electrified jolt of pain still not allow me to move any of my body parts. 'How? If I can't move my body, how can I smell? Taste? Hear?'

As time passed by, as my conscious slipped on and off, I slowly, but surely and carefully moved some part of my body. Then, in a miracle, I found that the pain, the restriction, the immobility was gone. I slowly got up, still in the blackness, and slowly opened my eyes.

A ray of sunlight caught my eyes, forever staying. My eyes slowly adjusted and I carefully opened them widely. The feeling of being able to use ALL of my senses, being able to know, was incredible. My eyes take in the sights, my ears taking in the sounds, my skin taking in the feeling, my mouth taking in the tastes. "I... I am free!" I ran, jumped all over. "I am free!"

Oh wow, that is one big inspiration you gave me! :blush: It's a wonderful shot, Simon! I especially love how the light is being "allowed" to come in through the clouds. It's beautiful. :love:
Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well this time I am smiling but truely speechless!!

Thank you so much for this comment, I have never seen anything like it before, and its been a joy to read, you really are extremely talented, and I am happy my work helped inspire you to produce this. thank you so much. simon
xxxYue110xxx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiloveyouplz: :iconthanksplz: I really appreciate that comment! Thank you for taking your time to read my comments! Thank you! :huggle:

And it is my pleasure to give smiles to the people around me! :D
bama-fiddler Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent. I can almost smell the water. How did this look in color?
Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much indeed, and I will sort the colour one out and upload for you to see. simon
JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Those rays are always so mesmerising in the flesh :omg: fabulous capture and scene Simon :camera:
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