Rainbow Bridge: Amadeus Ascending

© Michelle Alton

Rainbow Bridge: Amadeus Ascending

Uploaded: May 12, 2009 02:04:08


Recent photos by Melodie and Aimee brought this image back to mind. Amadeus, the 16-year-old Cocker Spanial, had just passed on. It was Autumn, 2007, on a boardwalk through the bog at Silver Lake Park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Amadeus wasn't really there (nor was that particular sky), but I imagined him there, on that beautiful pathway...looking back for the last time, before moving on to that place--where Minera, Darby I, Darby II, Caylee, Banshee, and Peter were already waiting to reunite with us.
Resubmit from 2007.

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


Kerry Hill May 12, 2009

Beautiful image and words, Michelle!! #1126683

Lynn M. Whitt May 12, 2009

beautiful creation Michelle... #7511355

Chua Wee Boo May 12, 2009

Wow!I love that cute dog in place on the bridge which made it very beautiful,Michelle! #7511359

Alan L. Borror May 12, 2009

Beautiful image and beautiful work to create this wonderful photo, Michelle! #7511445

Lynne Morris level-classic May 12, 2009

Wow Michelle you sure are a master in the DD, this is a fabulous image. #7511450

Ray Clarke May 12, 2009

Wonderful creation Michelle.!!!(R) #7511452

Brett Dolsen May 12, 2009

Beautifull and touching composition Michelle!!Reminds me of our Sammy and his last walk!Brett #7511454

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 12, 2009

Excellent work here, Michelle, our DDR guru ... awesome POV, coloring, DDR work, and those words.. so emotional and fitting... 8o) #7511520

Julie Burnett May 12, 2009

A very touching tribute, and beautifully executed, Michelle. #7511602

Manuel Barrera May 12, 2009

Amadeus looks like he belongs there, great work, Michelle #7511663

Richard D. Love May 12, 2009

A very warm, touching tribute to a loved one.




Wow Michelle
I Had to do a Double Take!!
Lynne Speaks the Truth
You are The Queen Of DD Work

This is Beautiful and Touching!! #7511722

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 12, 2009

Wonderful pov and work, Michelle. #7511733

Aimee S. McMaster May 12, 2009

...ok now you've made me cry...this is so lovey & touching Michelle( I just sent the rainbow bridge to a friend who lost their dog a few days ago)...Aimee #7511805

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 12, 2009

You almost made me cry, too. Beautiful work, Michelle!

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 12, 2009

I know I have been here.....beautiful shot!! Great DD work! #7511899

Renata Gusciora May 12, 2009

Amazing work,fabulous image,Michelle! #7512088

Gina Cormier level-classic May 12, 2009

OMG Michelle, I would be balling doing this image!!! Awesome!!!! I love it all!!! #7512111

Marcel J. Fernandez May 12, 2009

A most beautiful capture Michelle. #7512228

Mukesh Srivastava May 12, 2009

WOW... Terrific work here, Michelle!!!! #7512649

Steve Rice May 12, 2009

Michelle, A beautiful image here

Douglas Pignet May 12, 2009

Nice work Michelle,Doug #7512981

ROLAN NARMAN May 12, 2009

Gorgeous image and capture Michelle! Lovely dog! #7513056

Mike Clime May 12, 2009

Nice capture, comp and wonderful dd work! You've had a few dogs and I hope they were not Pitbulls! #7513498

Kathleen Rinker May 12, 2009

Wonderful image Michelle, very well done!! A fabulous tribute to Amadeus!!! #7513921

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic May 12, 2009

Wonderfully done,Michelle!! #7514393

SaMi Martin May 12, 2009

Beautiful; brought tears to my eyes! #7514398

Evy Johansen level-classic May 12, 2009

Wonderful tribute to Amadeus, Michelle!! Great shot! #7514538

Jim Britt May 13, 2009

What a great combination of soft and rigid, cool tones and warm tones and the puppy dog fits perfect. Nicely done. #7515597

Robert Baer May 13, 2009

this image bought tears to my eyes. beautiful image you created here. #7515815

Gord MacEachern May 13, 2009

Beautiful work Michelle, your DD work is always a pleasure to see and this dedication to Amadeus is quite wonderful!! #7516860

Daniella Puente May 13, 2009

Very cool result and composition :) #7516945

Renee Doyle level-classic May 13, 2009

He looks like he would of been very happy there Michelle!!! Wonderful dd work!! #7516979

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 13, 2009

on your EFP...8o) #7517454

Ken Smith level-classic May 13, 2009

I'm sure that brought back some fond memories, Michelle. Very touching and excellent DD effects! #7517539

A P May 13, 2009

Wonderful work and you brought on the tears as I just found out a friend lost one of her puppies. Congratz on the well deserved EfP Michelle. #7517598

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 13, 2009

Beautiful image and tribute to Amadeus, Michelle, excellent work!

Debby #7517777

frank w. degenhardt level-classic May 13, 2009

Michelle- the artwork of this picture is so beautiful and it does have a heavenly look to it. What a gorgeous place to be departing from to go to another wonderful place. As any pet owner knows, the lose is felt deep and is a sad time. The memories is what keeps us going as we remember the joy we shared with them. I love the story as it tells not of an end, but of a moving on to something better.
Beautiful work in word and picture.
Take care my friend, have a wonderful night. #7518037

Stephanie Frey May 14, 2009

Wonderful image and touching story! I almost cried when I read it. #7518753

Sandra K. StJohn level-deluxe May 14, 2009

Super capture Michelle, excellent lighting and; I really love that you have the dog in this shot - makes it very interesting. #7519599

Kaye Burazin May 14, 2009

My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a pet. I too think that we will one day be reunited in a better world where there is no pain and growing old. Your DD work is imaginative. #7520945

Nadya Johnson May 15, 2009

How did I miss this many photos??? Well I was gone a couple days - that's what happens when you turn your back. LOL! This one is EXTRAORDINARY! Glad to see it has an EFP - hope we see it in the winners later on! Love it, Michelle. A Fave for me. Terrific work! #7524194

Sue Marshall May 15, 2009

Wonderful image and very touching!
It's hard to believe it has been that long since you lost Amadeus ~
I believe our pets will be waiting for us when we cross over and we will all be together again! :-) #7524767

Patti Coblentz May 16, 2009

Such a bitter sweet image, Michelle....beautiful work and very touching (straight to the heart).
Patti #7526887

Joseph N. DiGilio May 17, 2009

Beautiful work Michelle, straight from the heart of a romantic artist. I remember your sorrow when you lost him. This is a lovely tribute to his memory. #7529082

Cassie L. Woodlee May 17, 2009

Michelle this is truley beautiful!!! #7530634

Debra R. Harder May 18, 2009

OMGOSH, Michelle!! How in the heck did I miss this one. I love this. Beautiful mood, details, colors and composition. FAVED!!! Deb #7533062

Peggy J. Maguire May 18, 2009

Michelle,your words touch my heart and this is a amazing image!!!Peggy #7534800

Vladan D. Djordjevic May 19, 2009

I really love this image! Terrific composition, details, colors and lighting. Well done! #7535850

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar May 19, 2009

this is outstanding, Michelle! #7535933

Mitch Spence level-classic May 20, 2009

What a great memorial for such a companion, Michelle. It's a place a dog would love to be. And you know what they say--if our dogs don't go to heaven, I ain't goin' there either. #7540551

Paul A. Harrett May 29, 2009

This is a very nice well composed image.
I have yet to see a bad photo taken from
a Canon 5D full frame camera. I am holding
out for a newer full frame (Rumored to be Nikon D400 this fall) camera. #7576235

william r. griffin June 07, 2009

another great shot here Michelle!!! #7606911

Valentin M. Armianu June 19, 2009

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist!!! #7648791

Steven W. Lepak June 19, 2009

Bravo Michelle! Congrats on this wonderful finalist! Wonderful work on this. Keep them coming. Best Regards, Steven #7648989

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 19, 2009

CONGRATULSTIONS on this amazing finalist, Michelle!!! #7649029

Tiia Vissak June 19, 2009

Congratulations again! #7649094

Mitch Spence level-classic June 19, 2009

Oh, yeah, pleased I am to see this with a pretty button. #7649255

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 19, 2009

on your well deserving FINALIST...8o) #7649376

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 19, 2009

Lovely! Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round, Michelle. #7649381

Erin Appelbaum June 19, 2009

Awesome finalist Michelle. Congrats. Where is Silver Lake Park? Peter #7649561

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 19, 2009

huge congrats Michelle!!!!!! #7650045

Lynn M. Whitt June 19, 2009

Congratulations Michelle.... #7650176

Renee Doyle level-classic June 19, 2009

WTG Michelle!!! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!! #7650296

Mark S. Cox June 19, 2009

Wonderful photo and great story. Congratulations on the finalist. #7650299

Gina Cormier level-classic June 19, 2009

CONGRATS!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT WORK!! #7650785

Janet Daniel level-classic June 19, 2009

A big congrats, Michelle! Your PP work is amazing! Outstanding finalist! #7650934

Daniella Puente June 19, 2009

Congratulations and good luck on next Michelle! #7650973

Patti Coblentz June 19, 2009

Congratulations, Michelle...this is such a wonderful, touching image!
Patti #7651024

Jeana Clark June 19, 2009

AweSome Shot Michelle!!!
Congratulations on
this fabulous finalist!!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!!

~J~ #7651044

William F. Clair June 19, 2009

What a beautiful photo!!! Congratulations!!! #7651273

Jessica Jenney June 19, 2009

Congratulations, Michelle on your beautiful finalist! #7651291

ROLAN NARMAN June 19, 2009

Huge congrats on your fantastic finalist, Michelle! #7651621

Sandra K. StJohn level-deluxe June 19, 2009

Congratulation Michelle. This is such a wonderful tribute for this precious pet - I know you miss him. Best of luck on the next round. #7651819

Anne M. Young level-addict June 19, 2009

Congratulations - super capture! And such a lovely story behind this image! #7651843

Kerry Hill June 19, 2009

Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Michelle!! #7652905

Avril Young June 19, 2009

Congrats on this heart warming finalist...excellent DD work! #7653064

Jennifer L. Alder June 19, 2009

Awwwwww.... congrats, Michelle. #7653133

Robert K. Bemus level-classic June 20, 2009

Congratulations, Michelle...best of luck!!! #7653803

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 20, 2009

Superb Michelle; brought tears to my eyes too! Congratulations! #7654203

Nadya Johnson June 20, 2009

So glad to see this in the finalists, Michelle! Congratulations and the best of luck in the second round! #7654243

Sue Marshall June 20, 2009

How sweet this one got a Finalist, Michelle...big congrats to you! :-) #7654924

Sam Britt June 20, 2009

Congratulations Michelle! #7655091

Eugenio Diaz June 20, 2009

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist! Fantastic work, Michelle!
Love it! #7655119

Joseph T. Pilonero level-addict June 20, 2009

Another great shot from you, Michelle. Congratulations on Finalist on this. TED #7655600

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe June 20, 2009

Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist Michelle!! #7655793

Colleen Farrell June 20, 2009

Beautiful, Michelle--and a touching story behind it. Big congrats on your finalist! #7656902

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 20, 2009

Huge congrats on this beauty, Michelle!! #7657091

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 20, 2009

Congratulations, Michelle. #7657516

Alex T. Mizuno June 20, 2009

Very moving story to go with this lovely image. Congratulations on your Finalist Michelle!!! #7657588

Debra R. Harder June 20, 2009

I knew we'd see this superb image again!! Congratulations, Michelle, on your outstanding finalist! Deb #7658140

Leland N. Saunders level-addict June 20, 2009

Really nice work, Michelle ... well done and Congratulations ... !!

Lee #7658541

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 20, 2009

Congrats Michelle on this wonderful Finalist!! Jeff #7658620

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton June 20, 2009

Superb work.. Love your creativity. Congratulations Michelle !! #7658809

MELODIE C. ROBERTS June 20, 2009

Well Mickey
This is Phenomenal and Needs To Be In The Winners Circle

Good Luck and Congratulations #7658965

Ken Smith level-classic June 20, 2009

SO happy to see this one with the silver!! #7659151

Glenn E. Traver June 20, 2009

Congratulations Michelle on this wonderful Finalsit ~ GT #7659305

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 21, 2009

Gorgeous finalist!!! Congratulations!!! #7659896

Beverley Scott June 21, 2009

Congratulations Michelle on this wonderful Finalist! #7659943

Aimee S. McMaster June 23, 2009

...so happy to see this again ,it's lovely & so touching..congratulations Michelle...Aimee #7668653

Kim Andelkovic July 17, 2009

Just beautiful.....another wonderful tribute.....you have me very teary this morning Michelle. #7750286

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