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The Way Down

By gilad
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When you left
It was raining
I was cracking
You were gone

I started searching
Searching for answers
I went soul tripping
With an old fortune teller

She said very little
But it felt like a lot
Dark paths of a long life
But without you

A job I wouldn’t like
Couple of kids, I don’t want
Money I wouldn’t have
And unavoidable death at the end

When you left
It was raining
I was cracking
You were gone

There is only one thing
Worse than being at the bottom
Is being where I am
And looking all the way down


Full view to get into it.
Let yourself examine the details, and feel the mood.
This was taken on the 49th floor of Azrieli Towers, Tel Aviv, Israel.
It is a long way down, you can trust me on that :)
The model is the talented model, as well as photographer *RoieG

Image size
841x580px 473.08 KB
Shutter Speed
1 second
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 16, 2006, 9:10:26 PM
© 2006 - 2020 gilad
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Great shot; you have an amazing eye.
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fantastic :squee:
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Nice! :)
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Dear Mr Benari,

I'm writing to you on behalf of Leeds University Philosophical Society.

Bi-annually we produce an academic philosophy journal; we mainly focus on publishing contemporary work in analytic metaphysics, language and logic.

Currently, we're working on compiling our Winter edition and are looking for a cover image. Personally, I think this image would be perfect for the cover of the upcoming journal. I must ask if it would be possible for us to use it?

Thank you,
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I have seen this picture, and read the poem many times. I have felt that it, especially the poem is something special. It is holding some truth, that is not easy to see. Yesterday I got an insight.. Now I get it.

You are not alone. I am also looking all the way down. It's not easy, being high up. It's not easy, seeing all the pain, and suffering, and yet there is so little you are able to do.
But seeing is a blessing. You can't do everything, but you can do what you can do. If you at least do what you can do, then you have reached greatness.

Thank you, Gilad, for the photo, and the poem.

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Oh wow, this truly is a piece of work :nod: Excellent job.
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Your dev has been featured here: [link]
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הצילום הזה גרם לי לצמרמורת...

לפני שנה וחצי בערך התאבדה ילדה בת 16 בפיר המדרגות של מגדלי עזריאלי
התמונה הזאת פשוט מחזירה אותי לאותו אירוע
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Powerful perspective and great composition.
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Very nice picture! I like the composition as well as the mood!
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how did you make it look like a drawing?
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:aww: You are in my news [link]

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Amazing! It's true that I also thought it was a drawing. Good job!
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so impactive.. this has every quality of a stunning photograph, infact I am that lost for words, its probably my favourite photograph from you..
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This is brilliant.
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great pic! i like the perspective
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again a masterpiece of yours!
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nice 3 ponit perspective did you use a photo of a stairway like it or just come with it
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awesome work!!
love the perspective
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I know well the very point of art is that it must resonate with some personal experience of an observer; and still, every time this happens to me, I feel overwhelmed. And I guess, this is the best part :)
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Featured in my journal!
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Great photo! :)
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i LuVvv it...BravOoo!!
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