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Donít stop me from thinking
Donít stop me from dreaming
Donít stop me from laughing
Donít stop me from crying
Donít stop me from caring
Donít stop me from loving
Just Donít...

(Special thanks to Ann for the special effect. Source from Rene and Chuck. Part of my new gallery: exposed...)

I would like to take this opportunity to truly thank all who supported my recent " A Chance in Life" gallery.
Deeply moved and overwhelmed beyond words... And thanks to those who cared and asked about my absence.
I would not be posting on a regular basis till I find a new photo project.
Meanwhile Iím continuing to catch up with my comments too. Thanks again :-)

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armin 17-Nov-2009 19:27
Thierry Lucas07-Dec-2008 22:21
Beautiful. V
Ana Carloto O'Shea02-Nov-2006 14:38
Extremely expressive and with a super cool pp work that made it even more so.
Well done.
Jen Bixler19-Oct-2006 04:24
Wow....I can feel myself in this image...the tension in your fingers trying to make it all go away...
Thank you.
TimA17-Oct-2006 07:04
Such an heartfelt image of pain and torment... and a cry for it to stop. GMV
Niall O'Shea16-Oct-2006 15:34
It's those frantic etchings that make this photo for me. They amplify the sense of agitated despair that comes from your posture. The close cropping mirroring the clenched body beats to the same drum, too.
Sheila Smart16-Oct-2006 07:09
One word - brilliant!

Sheila Smart
Doug Kessler14-Oct-2006 17:01
Fabulous and dramatic! V
Richard Calmes13-Oct-2006 21:44
A very moving and powerful shot! Well done! V
Sue Robertson13-Oct-2006 10:35
I can feel the tension.. terrific image. v
Azlin Ahmad13-Oct-2006 08:00
I'm speechless! This is one of your best shots - powerful, tense, wonderful contrast of colours, wonderful symetry of the fingers. My big vote!
Steve England12-Oct-2006 22:50
As always simply outstanding Ai Li....Its emotional..V
Adrian Reilly12-Oct-2006 16:46
Back again, im so glad you explained this image to me Ai Li. It now makes total sense:-)
Chris Sofopoulos12-Oct-2006 15:31
I am a bit late...
An image full of tension Ai Li. And the processing adds to this result.
Among your best shots. v
Bill Harris12-Oct-2006 14:51
Wonderful photo, beautiful evocative words. Have already voted. Find a new project soon please.
Adrian Reilly12-Oct-2006 12:05
First two visits left me speechless, the 3rd just in awe of your talent. You are my inspiration Ai Li.
Roe..12-Oct-2006 10:28
don't go away..I just found you..this is art!...
Catherine_D12-Oct-2006 07:57
!!!.....Just exclamation marks for this one Ai Li!!!
Clarke & Emi12-Oct-2006 07:27
This is a very touching and expressive image, you bring us into your world. Big V
Sheila12-Oct-2006 02:43
Another exceptional, personal shot from you Ai Li.
Another vote.
Tim Lucente12-Oct-2006 02:34
Well Done!
fred_il11-Oct-2006 23:21
Love everything here!
Cindi Smith11-Oct-2006 23:21
Wonderful! Your image is very powerful! I'm sure your next project will be awesome. You just amaze me and glad you are back!
nordic11-Oct-2006 22:39
Steve H11-Oct-2006 22:12
What Brinn said! Perfection, hurry back!
Guest 11-Oct-2006 20:56
Nice work :O)
JD11-Oct-2006 19:55
The only thing that could stop you is yourself, Ai Li. And the tension in your fingers is a sign of a fight with your brain. I like your desire of perfection and your quest for a consistent theme. Just the best of us can afford that.
By the way - your word as as strong as your images - excellent treatment, nice work on symmetry and composition.
Brinn MacDougall11-Oct-2006 19:53
I think it's all been said..but, it won't stop me voting!
Phil Douglis11-Oct-2006 19:32
The purist speaks, Ai Li. I find the scratches call attention to themselves at the expense of the power of the image itself. I know what they are trying to say, but I feel the image says it well enough already. It is a magnificently abstracted image that speaks eloquently of an inner pain that won't go away. The "effect" is superflous. It does not dilute the point, but it sits on the surface and does not go the core as the image does. I know I am in the minority here, but I have built my teaching on "less is more" and "form follows content." in this case, more is less, and the content must compete with form.
ltolksdorf11-Oct-2006 17:27
Excellent on all levels (again). Vote.
JSWaters11-Oct-2006 16:55
Kal likens the scratches to neglect - but given your body position I see you protecting yourself from some type of abuse. You cower in despair, and your hair looks wet, which makes you appear even more vulnerable. Your image conveys a deeply felt concern for things most precious, laughter, love, freedom.
petem11-Oct-2006 16:30
Ooops AL - I spoke too soon! This is wonderful. An expressive new addition to your gallery. Love the treatment too.
Kathy Pedersen11-Oct-2006 16:25
We would never stop loving you, you are never alone in this world Ai Li. Fantastic self expression and treatment to convey your feelings. Voted
Guenter Eh11-Oct-2006 16:21
You know how you can push our tension to the limit Ai Li! There`s much more power to get into projects instead of daily uploads - a wise decision!

Don`t stop me from stunning about your new entry! The fabulous treatment enhance the message in the extreme! My admiration!
Guest 11-Oct-2006 16:10
I meant to say that the distressed look works well.
Guest 11-Oct-2006 16:09
Excellent photo. The distressed look work well.
rafidi said11-Oct-2006 16:06
Nice work
Stu Egan11-Oct-2006 15:40
This one really hits home. It seems to me to be full of frustration, very tense, and angry maybe? But that's down to how we want to interpret the body language I guess. It feels like the moment before you have to just open your mouth and scream "AAAAARGHHHH!" at the top of your voice! Like the effect too, it suits the image.
Kal Khogali11-Oct-2006 15:34
The immediate feel of the scratches is of neglect...nmeglect of feelings I guess, which add to the underlying feeling of rage or disappointment. I like it, it has that scrathched negative feel about it...excellent Ai Li ;-)K
Guest 11-Oct-2006 15:25
Really compelling shot and great addition to this very popular gallery. I really like the effect. Overall, has a sense of rage for me.
Echo11-Oct-2006 15:16
wow, it worths to wait for such a long time to see your update!
Craig Persel11-Oct-2006 15:12
Just fantastic. Love everything about it. Big vote.
Ray :)11-Oct-2006 15:08
I won't stop you from posting.
You can be sure of that :)
Ann LT11-Oct-2006 15:01
Another winner!
The strands of hair on your bare back and the grip on your!!
And of course the scratch brushes look great,Ai Li.
Don't...stop posting! :)
david procter11-Oct-2006 14:57
I feel like I'm looking from my project through to yours Al Li.
always a pleasure
Sharon Rogers11-Oct-2006 14:56
fabulous, love the expression - leave me alone... don't! v>
jude11-Oct-2006 14:53
The etches add to the feeling of despair - like we are looking in through a barrier. Like we are looking into a private moment. An excellent addition to your Exposed gallery.
And welcome back - find a project.. quick! ;)
Adrian Reilly11-Oct-2006 14:49
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