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greetings and goodbyes by aimeelikestotakepics greetings and goodbyes by aimeelikestotakepics
This was a still life I set up for what will be the first photo for my large format final portfolio in large format technique (4x5 film) this is a digital shot, I did a better angle/focus and some other things with the film so I might submit that later. For now enjoy this! My theme is a self portrait series (although not all photos will necessarily include me) that portray my journey back home to the other side of the country and my recent life changes.
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Given 2012-01-31
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Edgars-Apprentice Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Writer
Ya know, at first I thought there was a hole in the wood, but when i clicked, i realized it was paper.
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AraniaEqualor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Writer
W :iconportalplz: W
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:iconaraniaequalor:
AraniaEqualor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Writer
W :iconportalplz: W
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:iconjessirosemorgan:
jessirosemorgan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
OMG! Thank you for helping me put it into words. May I use your words for a personal matter? The colors are so warm yet your words say it all,,,for me.
Thank you. : (
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:icondjchocolate-lover:
DJChocolate-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful shot,it makes a great impact
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:icontsintinay:
tsintinay Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
love the concept. beautiful <3
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:iconj3ff3rson:
j3ff3rson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Featured here -> [link] :worship:
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:iconmelindalander:
Melindalander Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful, yet sad. brings to mind depression and suicide tho, something too many people struggle with yet don't talk about. Just my take on it, as it is a topic that hits close to home for me
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:iconxlosingpandorax:
xLosingPandorax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
...please don't cry or you'll make me stay."

Wow... tonight, i keep crying T.T
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:iconvericone:
vericone Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wish the Winter could say that and leave....
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:iconlittlepuddington:
littlepuddington Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
so beautiful yet so sad. the general colour scheme matches the words so well. also loving how the leaves (or are they wilted petals?) seem to be bronze, almost. favourited :heart:
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:iconsidherocks:
SidheRocks Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
This is so beautiful... and at the same time... it stopped my heart.

Thanks for sharing...
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:iconicemoon-wraith:
IceMoon-Wraith Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Writer
Gorgeously simple and heartwrenching.
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:iconbaberscamille:
baberscamille Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
gah, it made me so sad and i dont know whyyy
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:iconsycamoresea:
SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah.
Thank you for ripping my heart out a little bit with this beauty.
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:iconimoutokat:
imoutokat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful.
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:iconimoutokat:
imoutokat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Okay; this reminds me of Jane Eyre.
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:iconladycat17:
LadyCat17 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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:icondritealtia:
DriteAltia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful concept. <3
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:iconmederu69:
mederu69 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Are those dead rose petals in the photo? Nice concept!
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:iconprincessxdeviant:
princessXdeviant Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Perfect for any life experience; and so beautifully simple.
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:iconi-am-tsukiko:
i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
wow... thats... *looking for right word* full of so much meaning in a simple picture...
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:iconlostinaphotograph:
LostInAPhotograph Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Wow, nice concept and colour scheme. It gives off a kind of sorrowful emotion. At first I thought the paper was burned, too, until I saw the actual deviation and saw that it was leaves.
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Feather-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, so pretty!

Of course, I have to connect everything I see to a song... so the first thing that came to mind was this...

"I got to leave you all behind and face the truth..."
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:iconaquatonic:
AquaTonic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I believe at times we all feel the words in this photo but it's hard to have the courage to do so.
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:iconthere-is-not-enough:
there-is-not-enough Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   General Artist
epic
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ShadTheWerepire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I've faved something as instantly as this one... Wow, just wow. Took my breath away from the moment I saw it and I'm so happy I didn't miss this DD.
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:iconmesign:
mesign Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Love the colors
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:iconwingedheart158:
WingedHeart158 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. I have tears!
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:iconhaoujudaiyuki:
HaouJudaiYuki Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome just awesome.... I have no words... I'm perplexed for beauty♥
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Lustful-Cuppy-Cake Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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:iconelementalnymph:
ElementalNymph Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
beautiful :)
I think a lot of people can connect with this is some way or another
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:iconpunkpoptart78:
PunkPopTart78 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hi
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:iconvelocity07:
velocity07 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
This makes me want to cry like a baby. It's so beautiful, but oh so sad. :heart:
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:iconjynxx-photos:
Jynxx-Photos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is a very moving and inspiring piece. Well done!
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:iconlexi525:
Lexi525 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
This is probably silly, bit this picture reminds me of the story of Demeter and Persephone. For those unfamiliar, Demeter is the goddess of the earth and harvest and Persephone is her daughter. Hades sees Persephone, falls in love and kidnaps her. In her sadness, Demeter makes the land a cold and barren wasteland. To make a long story short, Persephone visits her mom and 6 months and returns to Hades every 6 months, which is how people explained the seasons in ancient Greece. In my interpretation, the quote is Persephone telling her mother she has to go, and the dead petals is the earth reacting to Demeter's sorrow.
I love it!
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:iconfudgecakeee:
fudgecakeee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I learnt about that story in school! I completely agree!
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:iconelementalnymph:
ElementalNymph Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
completely agree! love it indeed ;P
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:iconsteinhakasei:
steinhakasei Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Awwww. :(
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:iconlunasexxyy:
LunaSexxyy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
im going through a simular situation so i have a deep connection to this picture
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:iconraemarshall:
raemarshall Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
This really hits me as I am going through something that this really pertains to. I love that you are classifying this as a self portrait.
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:iconphotolight:
photolight Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Soo eimple yet soo emotional it could actually tell the story of a break up, a suicide, a changed perspective on life by someone seeking out change, and soo many more thinkgs. Great Choice of words.
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Neat penmanship. =) Seems lonely in that photo.
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:iconjunsuifox:
JunsuiFox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Photographer
There are so many stories I can think up for this amazing image. :clap:
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AfroDucky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Can I put this in my group please?
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ButterflyDragon68 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
this picture is a touching picure i love it
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TataVarisara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Photographer
This photo just spoke a million words to me. Love this!!
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:icontrueelement:
TrueElement Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
What you say is that I think.
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:iconjungminyoung:
JungMinYoung Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
U made this?
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:icongenkigoth:
GenkiGoth Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It says so much and still leaves alot to the imagination. Very nicely done!

Genki
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