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Me Before You

“I placed my face so close to his that his features became indistinct, and I began to lose myself in them. I stroked his hair, his skin, his brow, with my fin...
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“I placed my face so close to his that his features became indistinct, and I began to lose myself in them. I stroked his hair, his skin, his brow, with my fingertips, tears sliding unchecked down my cheeks, my nose against his, and all the time he watched me silently, studying me intently as if he were storing each molecule of me away. He was already retreating withdrawing to somewhere I couldn't reach him.
I kissed him, trying to bring him back. I kissed him and let my lips rest against his so that our breath mingled and the tears from my eyes became salt on his skin, and I told myself that, somewhere, tiny particles of him would become tiny particles of me, ingested, swallowed, alive perpetual. I wanted to press every bit of me against him. I wanted to will something into him. I wanted to give him every bit of life I felt and force him to live." ~ Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

There are times when I let my emotions guide me through my post-processing, which is also the reason why it takes me a while to finish a photo sometimes. This film "Me Before You" swamped me with grief and made my heart ached. Emilia and Sam are just brilliant actors (Hurray for Finnick and Daenerys)! I love their chemisrty. The film was just so overwhelming and the soundtrack fits perfectly! I especially like X Ambassadors "Unsteady" and listened to it over and over again while editing this photo.

As Lou Clarke would say " It overwhelmed me and tore at my heart and my stomach and my head and it pulled me under, and I couldn't bear it.”.

If you haven't watched the film yet, please do! You won't regret it! I am off to find the book and read it! :)
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Anlkoo
 
Anlkoo August 16, 2016
Beautiful!
gracealmera
gracealmera August 22, 2016
Thank you :)
davidedgertongrant
 
davidedgertongrant September 12, 2016
Excellent photograph!!! I agree with you "Me Before You was great.
gracealmera
gracealmera September 29, 2016
Thank you David :)
pietnel
 
pietnel September 04, 2017
Gorgeous
irishrose1958
 
irishrose1958 October 04, 2017
Amazing
BarryMiles PRO+
 
BarryMiles October 18, 2017
Amazing amazing amazing gallery
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Fotozap November 09, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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Fotozap November 09, 2017
I see thousands of images on this site and many of them are very good, but the moment I saw this one I really connected with it and felt it was extraordinary. It just had great impact and emotive resonance. Awesome job!
Photoman75
 
Photoman75 February 05, 2018
Just wow!! This piece is absolutely amazing. Her eyes immediately caught my attention. Capture well done

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