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part 1 ~ light up

part 1 ~ light up

I'll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You've been the only thing that's right
In all I've done

And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we'll make it anywhere
Anyway from here

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbyes
I nearly do

Light up...

Slower slower
We don't have time for that
I just want to find an easier way
To get out of our little heads

Have heart my dear
We're bound to be afraid
Even if it's just for a few days
Making up for all this mess

Light up...

~ Snow Patrol ~

(Part of my new gallery: exposed...)

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Sue Robertson08-Nov-2006 00:56
wonderful v
Rob Rosetti06-Nov-2006 16:55
So many words.. I tell you only "excellent"!
Chris Sofopoulos05-Nov-2006 09:53
Another superb work you have here. Smart, creative and metaphorical one.
Love this style of photography.v
Ana Carloto O'Shea02-Nov-2006 14:39
Yes the DoF is excellent (i'm still learning that myself, looool) I like the idea a lot and also the way you've put it together...
Guest 29-Oct-2006 04:24
Very nice series... great choice of songs. i really like it. well done!
Galina Stepanova25-Oct-2006 18:17
Very creative and original visual thinking. Watching your series with great interest, Ai Li.
Guenter Eh25-Oct-2006 07:13
Every creation of this gallery is well thought and not produced in a rush. And I like the possibility of many answers depends on the individual mental "cosmos" of the viewer. Light is the basic medium for our passion of photography. In the left foto it seems you want to lighten up the bulp with your mind and your wishes. On the right it seems you are in function of a sender/receiver for inspirations. Another great artitstic work. I wonder what will bring the part 2 ?
Guest 25-Oct-2006 02:55
HI Ai Li, the first thing that comes to mind.
i like the idea of using 2 photos and the DOF in both.
Billiant as usual...
Roe..25-Oct-2006 02:21
brilliant..creative and sooo your work..v
Steve England24-Oct-2006 22:49
This gallery bleeds genius and many many perceptions and many many possible awnsers..
Its yet another image to grace this brill gallery..
Love it!..
JSWaters24-Oct-2006 17:26
I see tremendous struggle in the first image - as if you are willing the bulb to bring forth enlightenment through sheer determination. Your position is a pleading one, beseeching and prayerful. The other image is more resigned - you are willing to let your artistic enlightenment grow within you at a more reasonable pace, allowing the ideas to germinate and be cultivated. Your position the bulb so it and you are ready to receive.
Ray :)24-Oct-2006 16:49
I love how you show the light, but equally demonstrate the importance of darkness in these images, especially in the left hand portrayal. We need to see one to appreciate the other. Amazing perception. ~v~
Stu Egan24-Oct-2006 08:54
My interpretation is that you're showing yourself giving (left) and receiving (right) ideas/inspiration. Maybe that's wrong, but it's another image that has prompted people to share their different interpretations which is interesting; like others in your gallery the usual stuff we use to interpret a self-portrait is far more subtle here (just a glimpse of an eye for example) so maybe that's why people are more inclined to guess and perhaps even think more about the photo.
TimA24-Oct-2006 07:15
Hope on the left and a realisation of reality on the right. Incredibly beautifully done Ai Li. Your expression in the second one says it all! GMV
petem24-Oct-2006 02:59
You show so much emotion in this gallery in such a subtle, cohesive way. Bravo.
Kathy Pedersen23-Oct-2006 23:28
Very stong and powerful image, I do belive if you try hard enough you could light those bulbs up...You are brilliant. Your determination is strong in this image. v.
Craig Persel23-Oct-2006 23:13
Fantastic. I especially like the shot on the left. Again . . . super creative image.
Cindi Smith23-Oct-2006 22:39
Very well done! I agree with everyone. This gallery is your best! V
Kevin Sargent23-Oct-2006 21:34
Very, very clever and well shot!
Ann LT23-Oct-2006 20:55
Terrific diptych.
Creative,poignant and stylish!
Bill Harris23-Oct-2006 20:30
The first is determination, the second resignation. Wonderful creativity and technique for expression. Wonderful. Lovely to see a new addition.
JD23-Oct-2006 20:17
Symmetry on one side, and a kind of unbalance on the other side. Your internal light is very impressive, Ai Li. The technique is perfect - and the work on contrast and DOF especially. But your creativity is even more impressive. BraVo!
Doug Kessler23-Oct-2006 19:43
Agree with everyone. A thoughtful, excellent addition to a very strong gallery.
Antonis Sarantos23-Oct-2006 15:45
You have the magic of executing all you imaginery plans perfectly.
This is a gift but can never come without hard work. I vote with all my heart!
Guest 23-Oct-2006 14:39
An interesting addition to the gallery. I like the shot on the left better - perfect DOF. I wish you could have gotten the bulb to actually "light up." Anyway, as always, incredibly creative.
Kal Khogali23-Oct-2006 14:36
I like the second image most (both are great). The idea of a thought, a memory bringing light to the bulb is a life force. Excellent Ai Li...Agree with Jude..your greatest gallery. K
natisunber23-Oct-2006 14:27
A wonderful idea to illustrate this song... Once again, you did a beautifuly creative work, Ai Li. Thanks for the pleasure!;)
jude23-Oct-2006 14:27
Love the use of DOF here - as usual, a great addition to your Exposed gallery.
There is such thoughtfulness in your body language.. intensity in the first one - forcing us to look at what you hold out.
I've always loved that song.. especially the stanza:

"To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbyes
I nearly do"

But in life, things disappear and are forgotten... which is just as sad.
My favorite gallery of yours, dear Ai Li
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