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The Road Not Taken by jester81 The Road Not Taken by jester81
My inspiration was a Robert Frost Poem

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

© "The Road Not Taken" Robert Frost "Mountain Interval" 1920
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branravenwolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
I love that poem...it's practically my life's theme XD the picture is gorgeous btw
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jester81 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
aww. Thanks.
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Danelese Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004   Photographer
this is a great picture and the consept again is great
but i do think you might have gone a bit over-kill with the yellow filter
it makes the picture lose a lot of good details
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jester81 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
Yeah I know. I submitted one I like better later called "Another Road Not Taken" [link]
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PurrrpleDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, it's so sunny and golden!
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jester81 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004
:) Thanks, I was going for a feeling similar to that. I have another one Another Road Not Taken which I like more. [link] :)
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PurrrpleDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
It's nice too. :)
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MelyannaM Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
Soo goldy! Like the colours!
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jester81 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
So glad you like it I will be putting up another picture that looks similar but was taken in a different spot. This one has no extra editing.
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MelyannaM Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
Cool :) :boogie:
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004   Photographer
i assume the work is in the 'photography' section in the contest? it's vital to know.
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jester81 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004
Yes it is. Oops sorry about that.
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winterdragon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004
I didnt know you where a frost fan. I used on for 'Aquainted With The Night' great pic. its a definate fave.
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jester81 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004
Thank you for the :+fav: I see a lot of your work has recently had to do with that special you know who. :)

Oh and Frost is the MAN!!!
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winterdragon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
LMAO yeah but I wont say its love. haha justa very curious and intense like. Oh yeah Frost is awesome. 'Nothing Gold can Stay' might be a work sometime soon.
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sunsetseason Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004   Digital Artist
This picture is amazing!!

It reminds me of the book "The Outsiders" when they say "Nothing gold can stay"
This is great!!
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jester81 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
Never read any of S.E. Hinton's stuff. I'm guessing you like her because you quoted her book. So to ask if she is a good writer would be foolish. I'm assuming she is, she seems to be very popular. I do know that the line in the book was based on a Robert Frost Poem called "Nothing Gold Can Stay":

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
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sunsetseason Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004   Digital Artist
i haven't read any other things by S.E Hinton, only the outsiders kuz i had to read it in school haha, i did like the movie though!
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SilentStar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
I love Robert Frost! oh and great picture too =)
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jester81 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
I love Robert Frost too. Thanks I'm glad you liked it.
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nutrinoblitz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
That picture goes perfect with The Road Not Taken. Great job =)
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nutrinoblitz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
That picture goes perfect with The Road Not Taken. Great job =)
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jester81 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
Thanks so much. It took a while to get the colors how I wanted them.
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nutrinoblitz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
It looks like you spent a lot of time on it :)
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