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Distant Lovers by gyaban Distant Lovers by gyaban
All the photos and processing by me. This image was created for a 48h speed challenge.


I love my wife. I wish we could spend more time together. It is not that simple: our respective jobs tend to keep us busy at very different times. For example, I often have to work in the evening to finish things, and she has to work several nights per week, as well as almost every Saturday, and even some Sundays. As a result, it is relatively rare that we actually are together when others are celebrating something. This situation obviously inspired me the concept of my image.

Since this was done for a speed challenge, I did not have many options to create my entry. First, a very quick shooting session occurred on day #1: I took a few photos of my wife, with a few variations regarding lighting and posture. During the night, I managed to get a photo of the moon. Then, on day #2, I photographed various clouds during the afternoon. When the evening arrived, I was alone at home, and spent it entirely working on that little project: last photos (balloon, envelope, peaks, myself), and about 8 hours of processing, to finish just in time.
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Okamigirlnel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It looks amazing! I love this photo design. It brings a very... Good touch of feeling... I hope the story had a happy ending in the end. ^.^
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely. Wonderful concept!
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Superb concept and beautifully done ! :love:
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Pronus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Wonderful image and great to hear the story behind it.
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Beautiful work and great idea! :clap:
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XilaPhoenixArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job on this! :iconzafiro-chan:
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ArtAndStock Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
What a cute idea. Like long-distance-relation-ship - Lovers :heart:
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IndividualityA Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Aw! This really captures how hard it is being apart, but alos seems to show that it's worth and wait and effort, Very nice work.
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gyaban Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, very happy that you liked my work.
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work:wow:
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