How to love a girl who can't love herself.one.More Like This
When she cries herself to sleep
six out of seven nights a week you must
say nothing. You must simply take
her in your arms and kiss her gaunt,
pale cheeks and wait for her to
slumber at the sound of your heart.
On the days where she wishes she
were part of the stars, tell her
no. Tell her that there are too many
lights in the sky and that just one
would be forgotten the moment you looked
away from it. Tell her that she is perfect
the way she is: completely human.
Don't let her think about the scars
that no one but her can see. If she
says "I think I'm broken" smile like you
know a secret and say, "No, you're mending."
But do not be the one to fix her - no, she
Just One MoreJust One moreMore Like This
Just a cut.
Just a scratch.
"What's that mark.?"
"It was the cat."
Just an excuse.
Just another lie.
"What's with all the bracelets.?"
"Just fashion, why.?"
Just a tear.
Just a scream.
"Why were you crying.?"
"Just a bad dream."
-But it's not just a cut, or a tear, or a lie. It's always 'just one more' until you die
RestlessThoughts on endless repeat,More Like This
The orchestra self-composes
in its sleep, and in itself
finds too much to think.
Ideas are repeated,
Rehashed and rediscovered
so that the words themselves
might speak, and find they too
have breath within them,
to somehow be unique,
And like the rest of us
fall short and yet succeed.
They tumble from my mind
like rain onto my feet,
and I scramble to write them down,
Before I too fall from my waking mind,
and into sleep
Person Behind the GlassYou lay behind the glass,More Like This
Your eyes always
Staring into mine.
Your breathing is labored
As you soul pools all
Around you and drenching
Your flesh dark red.
The knife in your back
Glints after its recent
Polish, dear as it was
To its brutal owner.
Your words stick to
The walls of your throat
As it burns for
Respite and water.
Warm tears fall and touch
Your cold cheeks as
Color begins to fade from
Your poor, weak body.
Your torturous heartbeat
Plays the tune of
A lullaby, and fatigue
Hums throughout you.
Your terror has since
Started to wane
And an icy peace is
Now comforting you.
Your nerves still jump
Sporadically, but you are
Becoming used to it.
You can't see now,
Person behind the glass.
Darkness touches you
Just as it touches me.
You're fading now,
Person behind the glass.
As death consumes you,
It also devours me.
The silver and glass
That sits between us
Is shattered by the
Numbing frost as it
Slowly pulls us into sleep.
Landscapes by Janek-SedlarI discovered Janek-Sedlar's stunning landscape photos by browsing on the popular page. Absolutely gorgeous and vibrant colours. I recommend you to check out the rest of his photos in his Gallery!More Like This
-Sleeping ballad- by Janek-Sedlar
-Frozen road- by Janek-Sedlar
-Distant spectrator- by Janek-Sedlar
-Waves- by Janek-Sedlar
-Dramatic path- by Janek-Sedlar
-Story of the road- by Janek-Sedlar
New Blog Series: Handy Hints + Tips!As always projecteducate is ever evolving and developing new ways to allow Deviants to get involved whilst not having to tackle the (sometimes daunting!) task of writing a full length article, or taking on a whole seven days of Education! Therefore the Handy Hints & Tips Blog Series has begun!More Like This
What's the Idea?
Some of us love reading long articles, but many of us prefer to be able to read something short, concise and to the point perhaps including an image to illustrate the point - but nothing more. So the idea is that members of the Community Volunteer team and of the wider deviantART Community (YOU!) can start blogging a handy hint or tip related to Art or deviantART, via our blog.
How can I get involved?
All you need to do is note the projecteducate group with your Hint or Tip! This is so that we can be sure we don't have any double-posting going on and we'll always work with you to adapt your idea if someone else has proposed
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers - March 2014= Budding FlowersMore Like This
Small purple flowers. by yortje Frail by Egil21 Bristly locust buds by Mogrianne Flame by MollieLiz with a pinch of magic by akthuro Violet flower 2 by a6-k Looking to the Pink flower 1 by a6-k
in drops of dew by urszulac Apart by LensLove78 Listen to your heart by SaraPereiraArt Triple Scoop by Jewel-Firefly
= Selective Color
The Flowering Tree by sara-satellite Orange by Sam-432 Selective red flower by a6-k Bird of Paradise Flower by a6-k I Learn To Live Before I Die by sesam-is-open
Remembrance 2013 by Deb-e-ann Errmm by Deb-e-ann Pink flower 4 by a6-k I'll tell you all my secrets by MyrtoGkl buttercup stick out by Niophee red poppies in black and white by Nexu4
Selectivity by Roses-to-Ashes
one of a kind by akthuro Family by SaraPereiraArt .: Easter Greetings :. by VictorianPrincess
The Sun King by PassionAndTheCamera .: Daffodil Dreams :. by VictorianPrincess Daffodiles by CecilyAndreuArtwork Between the rocks by ShlomitMessica Narcisses by ShlomitMessica almost by akthuro Red Daffodils by Deb-e-ann Profile by VasiDgallery 2 of Daffodils by Mogrianne
unity is strength by akthuro Herald of Spring by Velvet--Glove in between by akthuro
Selections from the Flower Folder
elevation by akthuro
Understanding your camera's exposure settingsIn this post I’ll be discussing Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. The three camera settings that control “exposure” – the brightness of your photo.More Like This
There are three settings on your camera that control exposure: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.
The Aperture is the thing that opens when you press the shutter button on your camera. The ‘aperture setting’ determines how big the opening will be. It's measured in f-stops. The smaller the f-stop number the larger the opening, and hence the more light that gets in.
The Shutter Speed determines how long the aperture stays open. Shutter speed is measured in fractions of a second. The faster the shutter, the less light that gets in.
The ISO setting determines the camera’s sensitivity to light. Think of it as a light amplifier. The higher the ISO, the brighter the image.
In most cases you will want fast shutter speeds (to eliminate blur), low ISO (to reduce noise), and an appropriate aperture setting to g
Macro Photography - The EquipmentFirstly, this article is intended as a guide and only provides the research from one singular person - Me! There is so much out there, you can Google until the cows come home but sometimes it's quite a puzzle trying to figure out what is what on the big old web. So this article is aimed at those starting out with Macro Photography, those on a budget and those who just like reading about Photography Equipment. As always do feel free to add your own experiences in the articles comments.More Like This
Your camera will be the most expensive piece of equipment when undertaking Macro Photography. A good lens is vital and an optical zoom of 10 - 12x is useful. There's not much point in getting a camera that lacks the ability to interchange lens's unless you can use an adaptor (but then we get a little more complicated and a lot more pricey.)
My Macro lens is a fairly simple, basic lens that most people laugh at when they see. Yet it does the trick. It may be small, but small, in this case, is best. It fool
Monthly theme: Small and Beautiful:iconsoftness-art:More Like This
Dice by ashamandourevoke by tjasaOceans and Streams. by Annarigby
blueberry by weilano
You left your mark on me by WelcomeHomeJanewish a dream by wihadStoryboat by TheCameraGirl
Dancing in the Rain by alexgphoto
Macro-PhotographyWhat's Macro Photography? Technically a Macro photograph shows a subject that is life size compared to the size of the negative of a SLR or sensor in a Full Frame DSLR, that's a 1:1 reproduction ratio aspect. For example, if we take a macro of an object wich is 35 mm long, it will cover the whole frame, no matter what size the reproduction, if we are shooting with a Full Frame camera. Often a ratio aspect of 1:2 is also considered Macro, although that ratio shows subjects wich life size is half of the size compared to the negative or sensor, I preffer to call those pictures Close-up photograpies.More Like This
Here is an example of what I'm saying: I shot a measuring tape with my D600, wich is a full frame camera, and my macro lens set at the maximun magnification. As you can see there's exactly 35 mm of the tape.
Example of 1:1 ratio aspect with a full frame camera
What do we need to do Macro Photography? Well, firstly a c