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Left to my own devices


I was left to my own devices
Ruler of my own world, outsider to all others
Making sense out of shadows and alley cats
Loving life till there is nothing that can bring me down

If you see me you don't have to smile
I'll do alright without your understanding
But if you do see me remember my face
I am a statue of the will to make it no matter what

Provence, France
Image details
Image size
871x600px 307.03 KB
Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
1/400 second
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 10, 2007, 2:11:17 PM
© 2007 - 2021 gilad
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AprilTulip's avatar
I have saw this picture somewhere else before, and it was very popular. Today I know its photographer's name now by chance. So lucky and surprised !!!!
junkieenet's avatar
Your amazing artwork has been featured in my website under the title "60 Adorable Portraits of Children" [link]
Be sure to check it out, and tell all your friends through Twitter or Facebook :D
MissingMaFalda's avatar
that is a good moment caught with the camera... beautiful expression

Love it!
crescent7s's avatar
This is literally speaking to me! The photograph is very effective! Very nice composition! May I know what editing app you use? Is this only PS? O.O
SiggyStuff's avatar
I featured your photo!
NadavYacobiPhotos's avatar
Hi there ,
I've featured your work here - [link]

have a nice day ,
Lorelai3's avatar
capat's avatar

love the colors.....

great on the details...

kudos for you.....
great colors! and deep lyrics.
cat13's avatar
the look on the kid's face is just amazing!
papalelo's avatar
photo and comment..

ı can't find words.. i can only say something without my words..
zhippieone's avatar
hello :) I'd like to let you know that I've featured your work in my news article - France : [link]

I hope you like it. Have a nice day.

belleironiclife's avatar
You have an amazing eye.
xxpeccadilloxx's avatar
all a border does is let you see the photo for what is worth and especially with websites bg which is not so flattering with everyone work...I see a little noise but not enough to hurt ....good job mate
KevenUgurlu's avatar
oh wow.
he looks like me with 8 years
karavage's avatar
Nice work, the child had a good expression
pushmeaway's avatar
U have nice style, and I like your pictures a lot.. but I think the borders are unnecessary... Those pics doesnt need them.
raheel07's avatar
very interesting portrait and composition
Lifes-Riddles's avatar
You always seem to get the exact moment when everything comes alive. Great work.
linteli's avatar
Even though I like the shot a bunch the thing I like the most is this part of the poem:

Making sense out of shadows and alleycats
Loving life till there is nothing that can bring me down

That just, it's hard to describe, those lines just touched me (even though it maybe sounds a bit corny). How they make such perfect sense.

And I also love his curious expression, how he lets the paper lay on his lap and how he's recording all the miracles he sees to his memory.
gilad's avatar
Thank you for really reading the words, I appreciate this comment a lot :hug:
yXy's avatar
great depth of field!
the boy stand out from the blurred, dark background...and the color was beautifully done.
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