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three feelings more than us by Rona-Keller three feelings more than us by Rona-Keller
    "We only write about two feelings: one is the first day of summer when you and all of your friends are standing on the edge of a cliff watching the sun set and being overcome with all of your hopes and dreams at once. The other is when you're walking alone in the rain and realize you will be alone forever."
    - The Drums

My sister is the best for doing this with me. She was involved in so many parts of this photo, from developing the idea in the first place to covering my face and her arm in newsprint, and all the other steps along the way like putting water on the paper snippets every few minutes because it was a lot harder to realize than we had imagined, and her arm being so cold she couldn't move it after removing them. There's not many people you can do stuff like this with. (:
In the beginning this photo idea was only supposed to be part of a series for my uni application, mostly to picture studying and the stress that comes with it. But in the process it became so much more. My sister is moving to Munich tomorrow after always being in reach ever since she moved out a few years ago, and it made me look at this photo with different eyes. Now it's about connections and being there for each other, support and a very strong bond. And about a lot more that I can't quite comprehend right now, but that maybe you are able to see.

(a few outtakes)
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BreeHale9 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad. :( I'm the older sister and I don't know what I'd do if I moved away or my sister moved away... >.<
Its a lovely photograph :heart: Creative idea too. But...The tear... Is that photoshoped or are you actually crying...? I have only met a handful or people who can cry on demand. It looks pretty real.
:XD:
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
It took me more than a year to reply to your comment and I am really sorry about that, things got quite busy at some point!
Fun fact about the tear: It wasn't meant to be there in the first place, so I didn't really cry. But it isn' photoshopped either! We added lots of water to the paper snippets, so that they would stay on my sister's hand, and so the tear came from that. :aww:
Thank you so much :hug:
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BreeHale9 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, no worries. I know the feeling, life can get busy pretty quickly.
lol I'm only just seeing your comment now. 
Thanks, for answering, and your welcome its a great photo.  :)
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
:hug:
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divafica Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link] :love:
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divafica Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, amazing! :wow:
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vewolff Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Photographer
Your beautiful photo got featured black and white I. Please fav this article so that more people can see it. Wish you a nice day :heart:
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Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Very expressive! The concept is great. :heart:
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leelloor Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Photographer
Featured : [link]
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Heroinx-x Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing amazing concept! beautifully executed :heart:
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank you so much!
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ashenweepingwillow Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE the concept!
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Thank you!
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Nils-Wingert Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great idea and execution ;)
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Thank you!
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Nils-Wingert Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The idea and execution of this are amazing. Awesome photo! o.o
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Thank you so much!
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amiejo Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Votre art présenté ici : [link] :rose:
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FlowLandsArt Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... interesting idea! love it!
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you!
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ferahl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
really like it well done!
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Thanks!
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wargomw Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Beautiful. That's all. I adore photography that evokes deep emotions, and that's what you usually do with your color pictures, only it's usually happy. THIS one takes the other avenue with me, and absolutely love it. MORE than the others, actually. I don't know why. Beautiful face, too... heh. The raw contrast shows the human imperfection, but your face isn't ugly (just to be clear haha).

Anything that promotes feeling is art. This is art.
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Thank you. :heart:
I don't think my usual photos are always about happiness, but I do agree the black and white just brings out something completely different. I'm happy you like it, and your last sentence made me smile. :hug:
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platinummyr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This photograph is full of emotional connection. I especially love how there is a drop of water/tear on the left. I spent the weekend at a retreat house with 11 of my friends. We minister together for a church service, and it was very amazing to gather together for a weekend. But it always leaves you feeling a little more alone inside when everyone finally has to leave to go home. I saw this photograph the moment I got home. It has a sort of special emotional bond in regards to that timing and event.

:heart:
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I liked that part as well, which is funny because I was thinking about editing it out in the first place. :aww:
I do know that feeling of leaving a place and the people you love so well... And the quietness at home. But I do like that you got to see it at a time like that. :heart:
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platinummyr Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yea :) Staying with people always leaves reminders of how alone we can make ourselves, but I wouldn't trade those times for anything.
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
:nod: Me neither.
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platinummyr Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle:
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Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist
This is an amazing picture.
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Thanks so much :heart:
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charlottezima Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
you have so many freckles they're so beautiful! amazing photo as well such a brilliant idea.
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
:aww: Thank you!
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VisualPoems Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is amazing! :love:
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Thank you :heart:
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VisualPoems Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :D
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This picture feels very...emotional, to me. Like the newspaper represents our thoughts or how we use words to cover our true selves up. I don't know, haha, but great picture (:
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I like that thought! Thank you :heart:
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0Ebi0 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weißt Du überhaupt, wie schwer die Zeitung jetzt zu lesen ist? ;P

Liebe Rona, deine Ideen für die ganzen Fotos von dir, finde ich einfach Genial! Du hast etwas besonderes an dir, was kein anderer hat :heart:
Du überzeugst mich immer mehr mit deinen Fotos, die alle so "Besonders" sind. Dein neustes zeigt dich in S/W, was die kleinen Schönheitsmakel eines jeden zum hervorscheinen bringt.
Und genau das liebe ich an dir, Du verfälscht nicht dein Foto, Du lässt es unbearbeitet!!! Übrigens finde ich deine Sommersprossen einfach nur Süß, denn ich liebe Sommersprossen :D
Ich freue mich dich hier kennengelernt zu haben, auch wenn es kein richtiges kennen ist, aber mir reichen schon die Antworten von dir zu meinen Kommentaren, meine liebe Rona:iconhugheartplz:
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
=P
Dankeschön, das ist das Beste, was du in deinen Kommentaren bisher zu mir gesagt hast. :heart: Freut mich wirklich sehr, dass du meine Fotos besonders findest. :hug:
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0Ebi0 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja, sie sind besonders, besonders schön und einzigartig. Ich habe vorher noch nie solche Fotos gesehen, deswegen bin ich ja auch so Froh, dich unter Millionen auf dA gefunden zu haben, liebe Rona :iconflowerheartplz:
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
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Saihai Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really, really amazing. Emotional and a lovely black and white picture.
I quite envy your bond. My younger brother would never do such a thing. I hope it comes with age (:
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I'm quite positive it does, we used to have arguments all the time when we still lived together. :aww: Glad you like it :heart:
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CantPickaName735 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. I love this. I always get a feeling of emotion from your photos; it is a highlight in my day. Keep up the great work!
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Thank you so much!! :hug:
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