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the sun rises
the sun sets.
some days seem shorter than others.
u know what i mean.

i never understood why they leave their shoes on the railing... and i keep wondering would i, too?


would've put this in expressive but hell, i have never posted anything in 'infants and children' and altho it lacks the kid, she was there just a moment ago still (girl shoes). i like the calm feel, the water looked interesting.
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13Forever13 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
beautiful but...is she dead???
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KenpachiZoru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
I do love it very much, by the way.
:)
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KenpachiZoru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
This actualy makes me feel sad. It does seem like suicide attempt, however you did mention it is not due the the height and age. :/ The lighting from the top right corner to me, insinuates a heaven like feeling which supports death and saddness feeling.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011   Photographer
ok :)
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TheAntiVentus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
It makes it seem like the kid jumped
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lilium223 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Sweet chilhood, thank you for this nice picture, the setting seems so quiet, calm and relaxing
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Featherish Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Wow. this picture made me so emotional I cried. xD
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greatestshits Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
haunting and suicidal, even if that wasn't what you wanted to show :)
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Photographer
but maybe it somewhat was
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cujos-bite Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hmmm thats very sad. . . maybe when it comes down to it, no matter what we say we all want to be remembered somehow? and that is the last effort to have people recognize them, and care about them. . . i think if that was the way i would do it i would leave my shoes too. . .like hey. i was here. i did it. . and i wonder how long it will take anyone to notice. . much less care.
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Milliewotheis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Photographer
I like this picture, though, it's really sad. Especially since I've got a pair of shoes in sz 19 next to me.
Thankfully the owner of those shoes are sleeping safely upstairs :)

Great shot!
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zosow93 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
This picture reminds me sooo much of a play i saw in the local theatre yesterday..

I'ts Beautiful ^^
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Jayfurz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Thats a beautiful picture, you know. - - Good job. :)
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nachtbluht Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this actually made me feel sick to my stomach when I saw it. It took a moment to really process it, even though I recognized what the shoes meant from my studies of Japanese culture (the shoe thing doesn't happen in America). I think maybe because they're child's sized, it took me so long. For some reason, it was more impacting than I thought it would be.
I would like to think this photo is through the eyes of someone who is looking at the water anxiously, searching, waiting for the body. I don't know, but that's what it feels like to me.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009   Photographer
thnaks for the comment
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OtakuTurt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
This picture terrifies me. A picture that conveys the stillness of life and death.
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x-bloodmoon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
I really like this and it evokes a lot of emotion for me.
I wrote a poem about drowning oneself once... though I'm not sure why you'd care >.<
But yeah, I love this. So much.
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Asatsuki Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
i love this picture so much because it creates a relaxing and calm atmosphere :)
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brckoserik Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
i love this picture
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:icon007-fleetingpassions:
Haunting. The use of focus is absolutely perfect.
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Snapir Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
just great
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LoliMaiden Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
it's nothing special in it ! ; /
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crushedmidnight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008   Photographer
AMAZING.
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Tenn-Tenn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
"for sale. baby shoes. never worn."

from a bet ernest hemingway made that he could tell a complete story in less than (10?) words. a complete work of fiction in six words.

your photo feels like that too, not just because of the subject but because of the story it tells, maybe a different one to every viewer, and maybe one that leaves them thinking and wondering.
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falls2piecesinurhand Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008   Writer
Wow, I think this is the tamest pisture I have ever seen from you. Very nice.
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nolenebedi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
beautifully simple.
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vodka-peanut Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008   Writer
i like this one
gives me inspiration to write stuff...
corny i know :P
great photo :D
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
:music: and at the end of the day I will return to the city of the lakes :music: - Matt Mays and El Torpedo, City of the Lakes
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EmmaInVogue Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
i like the mood captured.
different idea yet good.
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lillymoscovitz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I like it a lot, great picture!
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Poncho-Juju Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
I suppose that removing one's shoes may seem logical. Thinking about water flowing between your toes is more pleasant than thinking about what is actually going to happen - you crashing on the surface of said water!
And perhaps there is a will to purificate self that translates into one not getting back to the simplicity of having naked feet.
I guess that this goes well with the sunset in the picture :/ Sounds like more of an escape to another place than a death.
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Student General Artist
feautured work ---> [link] ...wonderful.
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LocustGirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
The poor child. Was she playing, or was the death intentional? (Assuming she jumped off this bridge.)
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007   Photographer
you can decide
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AOLrumi001 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
profundo y chevere.
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lord-osis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
I really like the open ended nature of this shot. Maybe she jumped or maybe she just left her shoes on the rail and is playing nearby. It could also be interpreted in multiple symbolic ways.
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Reka93 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
very cute :)
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Xl3tm3dr3amX Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
very good photo :)
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meish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Absolutely beautiful, and very much haunting. It keeps in my mind
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cahilzaman Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
that's the one bringing both life and death (or the way/manner of life and death) together to my mind with many questions and inspirations...
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ixhavexnoxlife Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the simplicity of this photo. It's not complex, yet it says so much. The little girl was standing there, and now she's not. A child's suicide, maybe? It's so sad, but it's so beautiful at the same time. "Take your shoes off when you go into the water so they won't get wet."

I :heart: it. It's just gorgeous, and this photo says so much.
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uiphoto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
I LUV IT.. though it makes me wonder.. the ripples in the water are just creepy... did the baby fall in, was the baby abducted.. It FEELS like that moment when a mother would look around and realize her child was gone..
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luxferre88 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
This kinda freaked me out and made me want to cry... I'm not sure if you meant it but it made me think of suicide, and because they're a child's shoes it's like innocence lost or something.
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h-arakiri Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
-i never understood why they leave their shoes on the railing... and i keep wondering would i, too?-

i love it
its the truth though
very very well portrayed
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007   Photographer
yea i guess its natural for a human to take their shoes off before going to the water, and suicide is no exception.
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akaisha Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Your work is always so astrounding. I'm at a loss of words.
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mallianimal Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Koskettava.
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Miruku-tii-kudasai Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007   Photographer
awesome. not much going on, and the idea is so well conveyed.
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Kitty-Taylor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
If I had money... o.o
It's so pretty!
:+fav: Annnd... Wishlist xD
Well done.


Would you mind if I used your piece for an artist study in my prepartion work for my art paper? Full credit would go to you, but I understand if you don't want me to... =D
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jesusxsaves Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
nice shoes wanna fuck.
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