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Sep 29, 2010, 4:25:38 PM
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week fifty two by Rona-Keller week fifty two by Rona-Keller
    that girl right there
    will make it on her own

so this is it, the end of a project that has lasted for a whole year.
during the past fifty two weeks, I believe I have come closer to the person I am supposed to be. when I started this project, I was afraid of what would come next and at the same time I wanted to remember every single moment of it.
my last year of school began and I have never been as stressed before. I have never slept as little before and I have never wanted to give up as many times before. when I look back now, I see all I have been feeling in the pictures I took for every week of that year. I see despair and loneliness, but at the same time joy and feeling safe.
during the first thirty weeks school took over my life and I hardly had time for anything else. but at some point, I had survived my a-levels and the stress was over for at least a bit. I could finally spend time with friends again and relax, only to get drawn back by new exams and tests a few weeks later. a last stressful phase began and in week forty one, everything was over. everything I feared when I started this project was suddenly over and I was the happiest I have ever been. I could finally concentrate on other things, I made new friends, and although there have been bad and unproductive days too, this summer was the best one I ever had.
and now I am almost where I have been last year: I am afraid. afraid of what the future will bring. afraid of letting go everything that was, afraid of things changing and friends leaving. but there is this little difference. I have learned a lot during the past year and I believe that this project has helped me appreciate everything I have and that is what makes accepting changes easier for me now.
in some respects I know exactly what I want, and then again I have no idea whatsoever. and that is okay as it is.
the past year also made me realize where I want to go with my photos. I have started to take film photos and I took a picture a day for one hundred days of my summer. all that, and most of all the photos I took for this project, made me realize that I want them to be memories. when I look at all the pictures Iíve taken during the past fifty two weeks, I see that I have done something right. because they make me feel and they mean the world to me. and that is all I wanted to achieve when I started this project.
I hope at least some of them also mean something to all of you guys out there who are viewing and commenting and favouriting my photos. and I just want to say thank you for always being here and looking at what I wanted to express. Thank you so very much.

right now I donít know what will come next, but I know that I have a whole new life ahead of me.
and I know that I want to develop. I want to change. I want to make it on my own.


september 6 Ė 12, 2010
fifty two weeks project


© Rona Keller
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A bold statement and conclusion to a 52 week project - week fifty two by *Rona-Keller is creative, colourful and emotive. ( Suggested by cloe-patra and Featured by Kaz-D )
:iconoleg-bardenkov:
Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrona-keller:
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Thank you :aww:
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:iconoleg-bardenkov:
Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
;) (Wink) 
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Saher4ever Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this photo.
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:iconrona-keller:
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconxat72:
xat72 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Photographer
what are you doing now? I am really curious how you went on to develop your passion for photography and how you are creating your own future :)
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:iconrona-keller:
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Shortly after this project, I went to France for five months to work as an au pair. It was a time of finding parts of myself I didn't like, and other parts I never want to give away. But even more so, I found myself a (temporary) home, which will always have a place in my heart. After coming back to Germany I spent a year working and trying to figure myself out more, and then went to Stuttgart near the end of 2012 to study Visual Communication, which I am still doing now. I loved the change that moving to another city brought along, and the first weeks here are some of my favourites in my whole life so far. I have made new friends and met a boy who cares for me, and I have built a place to come home to that is my own. Somewhere along the way I even started to do commissioned shoots, so I am kind of making a living doing that at the moment. I am still taking photos wherever I go, mostly film, and it is always lovely to go back to my old shooting habits (that are similar to those of this photo) now and then to remember what it is that I would like to hold onto.
Thank you for caring. :hug:
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xat72 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you very much for sharing! I think the journey you are on sounds wonderful.  I have a friend who lives in Stuttgart now :)
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
:hug:
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Eih-Photograhy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sublime *_*
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LunaSuCarta Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful :) (Smile) 
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Thank you!
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VividDreams13 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Absoloutely beautiful! I love the imagery and the colours, they work really well :)
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:iconrona-keller:
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Thank you so much!
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ChuchuTheChewingGum Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Wow!
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fidgi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow super kreativ ! bitte weiter so :)
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:iconrona-keller:
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Sehr verspätet, aber liebsten Dank! :)
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QueenBeliar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Oh, the creativity that is blooming! How perfectly beautiful. This is the feeling that I would love to have soon.
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:iconrona-keller:
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I hope that you might have had it in the meantime, since it took me so long to reply. :hug: Thank you so much for your words!
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kari123 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! :omg: this is just.... Beautiful! :)
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:iconrona-keller:
Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I am so sorry for the late reply, but thank you! :heart:
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pipapipo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Artist
omg, so so so so so beautiful ; v ;
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Silvermoonswan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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keidream Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous. Good luck, love.
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I am so sorry I never replied to your comment before! But thank you so much :hug:
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HIKOLAY Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
КРАСИВО.....
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Raps555 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
A year or so ago, I did a 365-day challenge - one photo every day, some of them could be cleaned up, some of them could just be cameraphone pictures. It didn't matter, as long as there was one. I'd recently come off a particularly hard break-up, the near-death of my mother, and many other things that all hit at the same time - some days it was only that project that kept me alive, and in the end, I learned so much more about myself during that year than during any other time in my life.

I empathize with how you feel about this project on a very deep level, and I'm glad to see that projects like these are helping other people too. Your photos are beautiful (and so are you!), and the emotion behind each of them is evident clearly to me. Beautiful shot, and I hope photography continues to be an inspiration and a guide to you. I look forward to many more beautiful photos from you. :)
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Hey there! It has been over a year since you posted your comment below my photo and I wanted to apologize that it took me so long to reply. My life got very busy at some point and as a result I neglected quite a few words people directed at me. But to make up for it, I want to take the time to reply now, even though I am very late.
I am very sorry to hear about your experiences, and I certainly hope life has been better to you in the past year. :hug: It's amazing that you still kept up your project, and I can imagine that it might have helped in some ways. I also really like that you didn't focus so much on the 'quality' of the photo, but just wanted to have a memory. I think that's what projects like those should be all about in order to have them feel exactly like the time when you took the photos.
Thank you so much for saying that my photos are beautiful, that really means a lot to me! Photography is still a huge part of my life, and I hope that you might still be around to share a moment or two with me sometimes. :hug:
All the best!
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Raps555 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
LOL hello from across time and space! I totally understand life getting busy, mine has done the very same, but also a lot better in the last year, so thank you!  I hope that you've been doing well as well.  The project really carried me through some rough times, and was immensely important to my development as a photographer and person.  Unfortunately, I'm actually currently in the process of leaving dA, but I've already added you on Flickr, so I look forward to seeing your work there! :D  I hope you're having a great day. :)
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
I am happy to hear you are doing better! And glad to still have you around on flickr in the future. :hug:
All the best!
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dmrez Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
zombies :))
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ahmedwasiem Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Interface Designer
sweet :) like an angel ^_^
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Auroen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Awesome picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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SakuraDreamerz2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Holy cow! How long did it take you to get all the flowers up?
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kayananas Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
wow, so beautiful!
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ME-inator Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
:iconiloveitplz:
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
so nice. a lot of hard work on those element!
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simplecity8km Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
beautifull ||||
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ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Writing can take your imagination anywhere. Even to a place where sunflowers blossom from the trunk of trees.
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ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
*trunk's
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
*trunks ;)
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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful Image!
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DianaLeigh Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great colors! Are the flowers made in a garland?
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ShivKit Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I love that tree, its gorgeous. great pic
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gravenimagez Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Nicely done!
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Lion6255 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice
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HPartaddict Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Absolutely beautiful...I appreciate so much how it isn't something depressing or something like that for once...it's wonderful and light and simple yet deep in its own way! :)
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Nice
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