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and then she was gone.
and then she was gone.

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Challenge: Lonely Shoes In Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
Location: Santaquin, Utah
Date: Feb 20, 2011
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 20, 2011

title from a poem titled "and then she was gone."

she chose to walk alone
though others wondered why
refused to look before her
kept eyes cast upward towards the sky

She didn't have companions,
no need for earthly things
only wanted freedom
from what she felt were puppet strings

she longs to be a bird
that she might fly away
she pitied every blade of grass
for planted they would stay

she longed to be a flame
that brightly danced alone
felt jealous of the steam that made the air its only home

some say she wished too hard
some say she wished too long
but we awoke one autumn day to find
that she was gone

The trees they say, stood witness
the skies refused to tell
but someone who had seen it
said the story played out well

she spread her arms out wide
breathed in the break of dawn
she just let go of what she held
and then she was gone.

Place: 25 out of 196
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2011 07:49:59 PM
beautiful photo. Love the title, it really adds to the feel of the photo. My fav so far. 10
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02/24/2011 07:15:07 AM
Lovely depth of field. Great shot, nice clarity.
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02/23/2011 08:03:04 PM
Great focus.
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02/23/2011 09:49:49 AM
Love this. It tells a story. 8
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