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This girl I know needs some shelter
She don't believe anyone can help her
She's doing so much harm, doing so much damage
But you don't want to get involved
You tell her she can manage
And you can't change the way she feels
But you could put your arms around her
I know you want to live yourself
But could you forgive yourself
If you left her just the way
You found her.
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First, the photo.

I like how it's zoomed in so you can see the texture on the petals. However, it seems a little washed-out at the top, on parts of the petals, and underexposed in the lower right, thought this may be part of the darkroom manipulation, whatever that is...

Also, it looks like there are JPEG artifacts in the lower right.


Second, the poem.

If you wrote it, I have this to say:
I do like the emotional challenge it describes.

One overall problem is that I can't see any way that the photo and poem are connected; but I am wondering, was it intended to be that way?

(Sorry if this is negative-sounding.)
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gutheory Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   Photographer
This is a lovely shot..:)

How did you get the effect?
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fourteenthstar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Tweaked it in photoshop, thanks!
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:icongutheory:
gutheory Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   Photographer
Ok, dumb question..:D How? It's driving me up the wall..;)
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ivanmitkoff Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Softness, tenderness, gentleness... this 3 '-ness' words first come to my mind while viewing this photo.
Love it! :heart:
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
lovely
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
the light looks so beautiful through the petals! very nice angle for the shot
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Vladiswana Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
:sun:
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gimp Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous... i loveses it
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:iconzananeichan:
zananeichan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Wow very beautifull and touching... emotional ..

:heart:
:hug:
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally enveloping :heart: like the scent from a kiss delivered while we're between asleep and awake.
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Dr-Eman1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Stand in...
One of my favourites..
Timely again.
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mystiful91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Interface Designer
excellent shot
LOVE IT!!
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009   Digital Artist
Beautiful rose and nice poem too! :)
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely.
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Ang3l-Slut Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Very beautiful : )
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wroth Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
More charming work, you are on a roll today. The warmth of the highlight saturation is a great contrast to the colder tint in the shadow.
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Anny171389 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a beautiful picture and poem.
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