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all my road before me by balinlesavage all my road before me by balinlesavage
I've been sweeping metaphors into a pile at my feet since last night when I woke up and found Belle dead across the page - laid out like she was swimming, outlined in grey chalk script, that curled away in looping words into a smiley face. It read, 'Juliet was never Juliet if she fell in love with Paris and laughed behind the curtains of the stage.'
Menelaus smirked, looked at me and mumbled something about Troy and humiliation. He said, 'I keep getting these slashes all across my dreams but for the life of me I don't know how they got there.' 'Yeah, me too', I said, and lifted up my shirt to show my chest, 'but after all this blood, it was Galatea carving me instead.'

Today I think I'm done with trying to guess the shape of truth by examining the exit wounds I use to feel so hollow. Something tells me I should stand, take a walk and look away, and be glad it didn't miss anything vital. So give me one more swallow of this bitter conversation, and I'll wrench it down again, shake my head and hit send. Maybe this way I can finally poison that wandering Lancelot, whose madness always keeps me looking too far back, to a girl I once saw standing with a huge fake smile, holding hands and getting married on the train tracks. But it didn't take me all sixty of her photographs this time to realize the ghost was just a shadow burned on my retinas long ago, and, uncomfortable as I've been lately with feeling this normal, it makes the walk a little easier, just to know.
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Given 2004-03-16
all my road before me by *balinlesavage is a mind-boggling piece and one that works beautifully as a metaphor for the road that we all have to walk, steep and tangled in places and with an unknown destination. ( Suggested by marble911 and Featured by ZirTuan )
PhoenixBai Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
pavel89l Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alix05 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
great foto!
i-love-candy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008 that a real road? if it is how can someone drive down it..

Loverly-Loverly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
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KristenVoss Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007   Photographer
Oh Wow! How Cool Would A Road Like That Be, If It Actually Existed!
mewmiki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
DID u draw this or is it real!? were is this road?! i wanna know! 0_0
mewmiki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
it's crazy and werid but i looks like a roller coster! weeee!!! oh it looks like i well fall! ahh! but stell we! it's raining! now! 0_0 wow
melvinawright Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
Poetry to introduce concrete veins.... nice. Very nice.
lhommesurlalune Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007   Writer
Whoa! Tha is a nice road representation ^-^
Julie1226 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Sakuracorazonn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
WAoooo is so surreal truly... is amazing were you take this picture? you do something in photoshop? is... I don't have words for what I thinking!!!!!
vidthekid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool.

Gotta get in some comments from a roadgeek perspective:

The more distant part of the photo looks like it must be in Europe; we don't generally see that kind of loose, undisciplined road geometry in America -- at least, not on frontage roads for a freeway.

The point where the two-lane road becomes a divided highway seems a little odd. It lacks a certain elegance (by highway design standards). On the other hand, you could plausibly say it's an illusion due to the change in slope. Or, if the two-lane road is planned for expansion to divided highway like in the background, the transition would be temporary and might not look all that great.

Usually, when a two-lane road is on a slope, uphill traffic is given the right to pass, in order to get around vehicles which can't climb quickly. The stripe pattern in the center implies that traffic on the viewer's right is allowed to pass (by American interpretation, anyway). One might argue that traffic drives on the left side of the road in this location, except there is a sign on the left side of the road facing away from the camera, indicating that traffic does indeed drive on the right.

Still, it looks cool.
notenoughspaces Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
That's a really long road o.o It looks real. Nice work!
spinningcannon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Student General Artist
It's a dream caught on camera!
I'd love to walk that road.
I sincerely think I'd find something too...
NesBf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe funnt one :D good job
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erikendres Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
:+favlove: This work was just favorited by the phavorite phreak! :dygel:
BlackSnoopy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Student Artist
nice photo
Nikolaj Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
One of those roads might lead to real fulfillement, you know?
niper Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
awesome job with the manipulation here! a great concept and even better execution :+fav:
kvetched Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006  Student General Artist
this may sound cheesey. but seriously when i look at this, it makes me feel like Im a bowling ball, and someone is tossing me down this lane... =) I know im weird =P this shot is truly amazing. awesome job.
starshineandpoprocks Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
Amazing. The caption is as well.
baysky Featured By Owner May 12, 2006
wow! very cool!
Raspberry-Tea Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
O_O wooow, amazing shot! :clap: :D
threefiftydee Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
wOw... :clap:
couleur Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
amazing manipulation very original :)
ATAPLATA Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006
Nice one :)
keiross Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to tell you that I was looking for prints and someone suggested this to me...

I fucking love it.

Man, this is going on my wall.

balinlesavage Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006  Professional Writer
cool man, thanks
invulnerability Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
one word, WOW
TheViolentTango Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006
whoa amazing mazzzing picture. =o

niimo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! the print is back! :w00t:
Tamin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
Stunning picture, the angle is spectacular.
KnightTym Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
beautiful, but I almost like the comment more.
coreyconway Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
wow, I don't think i've ever seen a drop like this on a surface street. Amazing photo!
balinlesavage Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005  Professional Writer
neither have I ;)
fishyfishyfishy Featured By Owner May 31, 2005   Photographer
I love the vertically panoramic view. Really gets that feeling of looking down the road and gets rid of wider distractions. I like the bridge and the way it kind of gets hazy further away! Almost a flawless job! Great work my friend!
:+fav: All the way!
digitalstory Featured By Owner May 18, 2005  Professional Photographer
I can't stop looking at this - thats wicked! :+fav:
painters Featured By Owner May 1, 2005
oh my freaking god, its impressive :O
fahrenheit804 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005
utterly amazing image. excellent compositon, tones, etc. etc. very thought provoking too...road of life and all of that. love the vertical panoramic. outstanding image...
loaded Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005   Writer
two words -> Kawasaki NINJA!!!
Chromakode Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Wow. One of the most striking manips I've ever seen. Makes me wonder which way is up... totally screws with my sense of perspective. Amazing work! :+fav:
Blue-Pearl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
it opend my 3rd eye
i love it!!
it opend my 3rd eye
Boeing747 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005   Photographer
I am breathless! How did you ever achieve such an effect!?
balinlesavage Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005  Professional Writer
magic ;)
kcinm Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an awesome photo manip. I don't have much to offer as far as critiques go though...
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