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46.365 I Can't Find You by forever-just-jess 46.365 I Can't Find You by forever-just-jess
46/365

I think I might maybe take up the 365 project again. I'll try this week, then we'll see. :)

So this might be one of my most personal pictures ever. There's this one person that I've been really close to for a while. And she promised she would always be there for me, no matter when or what. But she has been pushing me away a lot, which really hurts because now is the time that I really need someone to lean on, and she was the only person I trusted. So...ya...

p.s. I think this is the most time I have ever taken for post-edit. I took like 50 gazillion pictures and couldn't decided which one I liked, so I edited them all, and decide on this after re-editing it like 4 times. haha enjoy! :D
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:iconthewordisdan:
I think that this work has a particularly powerful impact. I would say that a great many of us have lost someone, or had someone just drift away - and to those of us that have gone through such things, this expression of yours is easy to connect to :( 5 - stars

I would give 5 stars on vision because there is no confusion about what it is that you are expressing and, also, this is very well planned and it has turned out as you wanted.

It takes a lot of courage to be truly personal with your work, and then share it with the rest of the world. You put yourself out there fully vulnerable for the whole world to see - and that takes originality. . .

A background full of maps is in complete harmony with the words and compliments and magnifies the feeling of searching. The vertical subject is centred, however, the horizontal is great - and so the overall composition is just fine :D

As I look at this, I feel quite sad. This makes me remember all those that have disappeared from my life. For those that we were truly close to. . . the pain never goes away - but we learn to move on despite the pain. The first time is always the most painful.

I find that a terrible reality in this world is that a person doesn't have to die for it to feel as if they are dead. So be patient with yourself and don't try to minimize the pain.

*sighs*

forgive me for ranting on a critique, but as I said earlier, this work is quite provocative. . . just as you share a piece of yourself with this work, it will provoke others to share a piece of themselves also. . .
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:iconbouncybluebooks:
BouncyBlueBooks Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Wow.
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:icondwindlingdreams:
dwindlingdreams Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I'm here! down here by your feet! *waving up to you* :)
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Photographer
hahahagahahaha
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:icondwindlingdreams:
dwindlingdreams Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Why don't you reach down and pick me up? :)
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:iconvlad-off-kru:
Vlad-Off-kru Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Photographer
It's beautiful!
please liked, my :facebook: page :) [link]
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:icongacoflare:
GaCoFlare Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... gps system was my first idea to solve the problem ^^

Great execution. Maybe there is something missing in the picture to get perfection but it's near that ^^ ... may a little deep effect ? so no flat wall with all the map's, but staggered (is it the right word ? dont know) wall parts.
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Photographer
ok, thank you for the feedback it means a lot! :D
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:iconwalkmypath:
WalkMyPath Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant, just that !! :aww:
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks! :D
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:iconslenderlassie:
Slenderlassie Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have that same shirt!
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Awesome!! I just bought it and its my new fav! :D
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:iconslenderlassie:
Slenderlassie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
IKR?!
Also, about the pic, I love the meaning. It's...so, deep...love it.
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconydera:
Ydera Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I like the idea in general, but I find the picture as a whole just a little lacking. I'm not sure whether this is coincidental or planned, but the blue top combined with the white fishnet shirt make the model blend into the background somewhat. I think it'd be better to make the model stand out more though, because looking at the picture from a distance, it simply looks like a floating head in front of a bunch of maps which is... well... a little odd. I'd suggest a solid blue or red shirt to make the image as a whole more balanced. Maybe this is just me though?
The light could also have been distributed a little better. A blotch of light colours a single patch of the background (behind the model, right side) a pleasant, warm tint of yellow which really detracts the attention from the rest of the picture (which is a little pale). For this kind of centered picture, try getting the light evenly spread and maybe raise the contract somewhat (with perhaps a slight blur on the background).
I also would've liked to see a bit more of the model's face so we can see some more emotion. As it is simply she looks as though she'strying reading her own sign upside down (and having some difficulty with it). Lastly, maybe you could play around with the colours of the piece a little in post-processing to give the piece that extra 'oomph'? I'm thinking adding a sepia layer on 50% opacity might add some charm, but I'm not sure - this kind of thing usually takes some playing around :)

As a final note, I really do like the image (despite all my critique, heh - sorry ;)). Just adding my two cents here!
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for giving me this feedback! It really does help me, I'm kinda clueless. So thanks. :D
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:icondunethehutt:
DuneTheHutt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Poor you. I understand what you're feeling. :hug: That attracted me to your deviation.
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
:hug:
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:iconvoltex12345:
Voltex12345 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know how you feel...
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
:hug:
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:iconvoltex12345:
Voltex12345 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mine is a long much complicated story...
i'm curious about yours...
if you ever wish to share
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:iconliltsire:
Liltsire Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Love the idea. <3
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you! :D
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:iconsimplykristina:
SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Your picture describes someone who was once in my life and who told me they'd always be there but ended up abandoning me
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
:hug:
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:iconsimplykristina:
SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Welcome!
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:iconnollit:
Nollit Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
beautiful idea, everyone's got someone like that...
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks. :)
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:iconmonikatz:
Monikatz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
use google maps
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
I just destroyed an atlas... ;P
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:iconmonikatz:
Monikatz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
just for a picture?
dude, shit like that costs money
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
My parents said it was ok though because they never use it anyways. Google maps, you know? :D
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:iconjmjack156:
jmjack156 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
really cool idea here
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you! :D
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:iconlucyjewel:
lucyjewel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But im sure it was somethin....
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
I've had that before. haha :D
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:iconlucyjewel:
lucyjewel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha
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:iconlucyjewel:
lucyjewel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I quite dont know what i was thinkin of though haha...
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
haha
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:iconlucyjewel:
lucyjewel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.. that just made me think... hmmmm
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
:D
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:iconlucyjewel:
lucyjewel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:icon1andonlycrazist:
1andonlycrazist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Not doin a very good job of lookin, were you? I told you I went to get milk
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
oops, sorry! I forgot!!!! :D hahaha
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:iconjeanmanuel:
JeanManuel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist
XD Yep. tchotto too emo.
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Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one! Trust me...I know exactly what that feels like. I never had any friends until third grade because I was one of those problem children who always got suspended. My first friend immediately became my best friend and it stayed that way through middle school and into high school. And then he moved during my sophomore year. He's been back three or four times but has not once attempted to contact me, even though he went to talk to my neighbors. It's pretty much the same story with all of my other friends as well...I get along with people, but eventually, they just drift away...:iconsadplz:
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:iconlucyjewel:
lucyjewel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whats sophomore??
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:iconvenegal:
Venegal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's 10th grade.
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:iconlucyjewel:
lucyjewel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooooooh lol thanks! I feel so stupid now haha
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:iconforever-just-jess:
forever-just-jess Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Photographer
:hug:
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:iconmordial33:
Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So, how was your Thanksgiving? (Assuming you celebrate it of course. With some people, you never know! :D)
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