Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

dacostaiAre my dreams worth salvaging or should I abandon them immediately?

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/photo-challenge-abandoned/

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  2. Sharmishtha Basu
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 04:16:41

    one should decide that oneself, at the end. the opinion of others is important but not final.

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  3. Beauty Along the Road
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 05:21:02

    Striking! Who would you be and what would you do if you abandoned your dreams?

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  6. Bastet
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 07:57:35

    Wow! great photo! Dreams … great when they start becoming reality!

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  7. susipet
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 11:10:17

    Love this!

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  8. Tim Diggles
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 12:13:27

    Abandoning is better than never trying! Strong image.

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  10. M3RcVR† (O)))))
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 13:15:42

    Never say die …

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  11. bpmarcus
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 14:07:50

    Thanks for your visit to my blog…
    A beautiful and fascinating site you have here!
    Best to you

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  12. lesleehare
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 14:26:16

    Amazing image, Michele!
    For myself I have found that even the abandoned dreams return, if they are ones that I’m deeply compelled to follow… I find it quite reassuring to have noticed that; it takes some of the pressure off… ;)

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  13. Baby croc
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 14:58:52

    Well this is just lovely…

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  14. loisajay
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 15:06:45

    Michele–thank you for the like for my ‘abandoned’ but yours is beyond! Very beautiful!

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  15. Hanne T. Fisker
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 15:13:05

    You are such an incredible artist! In everything you touch, no end to your depths. I’m serious!!
    All I know of dreams are, the day they become a burden and doesn’t make your spirit soar, it’s time to set them free. And if the dreams are for you, like love, they will come back. And often in wondrous ways not imaginable, even long after they have disappeared into forgotten land…

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  18. jimmorrisonmysticimages
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 18:32:05

    Since 2007 I jumped from music to writing then after 6 years discovered that people wanted my photos in newspapers, magazines etc. so I ditched MySpace(all the links I had made who did nothing with the inforamtion I have them so it did not matter to me any more about being there). I kept in touch with a few Indie people and ONE well-known behind the scenes and have never looked back…YOU have done so much so just you decide what works best for you. I based my own decisions to depart from Twitter and other places on what others wanted so again if you are doing what YOU love doing just do it…I feel you have a great figt for encouraging others to enter competitions or do photography by simply being up here. I hadn’t taken a photo since 1984! Ended up in New York Art Gallery with a friends’s photo but NOT my exhibition..Connecting is great if you have a plan…I didn;t have a plan and just go with the flow and it leads me to where I should be at certain points in time…A higher intelligence guided me now as I am older and KNOW it’s right thing to do but not everyone believes the same..Their loss..I entered something you put up…WHY don’t you open your own PHOTO WEBSITE? Of you have done all of these then just ignore this…Lots of Love..

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    • Michele D'Acosta
      Mar 01, 2014 @ 19:06:12

      Wow, THANK YOU. Your message comes through to me as if you were sitting beside me and looking straight into my eyes. In addition, I’m touched that you’ve shared some your story with me. I appreciate your kind words about my wish to inspire people to develop their creativity. I’m curious… when you say “open your own photo website” what do you see in your mind’s eye? Photography is deep in my bones. I took my first pictures with a Polaroid camera back in the 70s!! But, now, the need to shoot images is of a different magnitude and scope. Please say more… and let’s continue this conversation. I’m so grateful to you. Your support is unwavering. Love Michele

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  19. Ryan
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 20:03:11

    really great picture. with great quote also…

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  20. emeraldwake
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 23:37:15

    Brilliant Blog, a worth to see , i wish You the best and in free time see mine too,Bless

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  21. laurie27wsmith
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 04:45:23

    I must be slow this week, I had to look twice to see the picture properly. It reminded me of those pics that look like something else until you look on a slightly different angle. You clever lady you. Dreams are just that until you give them a start by date, then they become real. Which ones are the most important? Are they realistic in a certain time frame? What is your gut telling you?
    Laurie.

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    • Michele D'Acosta
      Mar 03, 2014 @ 11:08:36

      Dear Laurie, I loved your comment! I’m curious to know what you saw when you first looked at the picture? :-) And… a start by date for dreams is a wonderful idea. You are blessed to listen to your intuition and have been guided to realize so many of your dreams. Or… at least that’s how I perceive your life to be… please tell me if I’m wrong! Blessings to you. Michele

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      • laurie27wsmith
        Mar 03, 2014 @ 21:31:23

        Thank you Michele. At first glance it looked to be a huge, ugly wound in something, then I shook my head a little, :-) then I tried to make out a face in the darker bits. Ha, it’s a white painted face. It’s strange how the brain works and tries to fit pieces into a whole. I wish I’d listened a lot more to my intuition, believe me but what I have taken notice of has served me well. Dreams will be a part of the new blog and I hope to go into them in some details. You’re right though, my dreams have guided me in some things.
        Cheers
        Laurie

    • Michele D'Acosta
      Mar 09, 2014 @ 00:00:36

      Laurie, I loved your words… “it looked to be a huge, ugly wound in something, then I shook my head a little…” You were right! The huge, ugly wound was the pained expression on my face when I was going through a rough patch. In the photograph, I’m wearing a cosmetic face mask that had cracked and dried by the time I’d completed a series of self-portraits. Interestingly, these photos have helped to heal some of my old ugly wounds. Thank you for caring and your continued support. Michele

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      • laurie27wsmith
        Mar 09, 2014 @ 06:48:00

        Well, that is interesting. Even a mask can’t hide the pain. Self doubt can be a terrible thing Michele, especially in one so talented. I think that when we can see our pain and show it to the world in some way, either through words or art then a change does take place.
        You’re welcome.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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  23. 21st Century Poet
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 19:40:32

    Reblogged this on 21st Century Theater.

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  24. skymunki
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 12:24:09

    this is amazing,

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