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Raven.
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Gloriankithsanus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Oh wow, what a picture
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RavenThing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm literally crying >-<
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riasfallingpieces Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
It's absolutly beautiful!
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ThePyroPlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door— "‘Tis some visitor," I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door— Only this and nothing more.” Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore— For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore— Nameless here for evermore. And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating, "‘Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door— Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;— This it is and nothing more.” Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, “Sir," said I, “or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you”—here I opened wide the door;— Darkness there and nothing more. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before; But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token, And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore?” This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, “Lenore!”— Merely this and nothing more. Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before. “Surely," said I, “surely that is something at my window lattice; Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore— Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;— ‘Tis the wind and nothing more!” Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door— Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door— Perched, and sat, and nothing more. Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, “Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, “art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore— Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!” Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning—little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door— Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as “Nevermore.” But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour. Nothing further then he uttered—not a feather then he fluttered— Till I scarcely more than muttered “Other friends have flown before— On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.” Then the bird said “Nevermore.” Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, “Doubtless," said I, “what it utters is its only stock and store Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore— Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of ‘Never—nevermore.'" But the Raven still beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore— What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking “Nevermore.” This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion’s velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o’er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o’er, She shall press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor. “Wretch," I cried, “thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee Respite—respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore; Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!” Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” “Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil!—prophet still, if bird or devil!— Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted— On this home by Horror haunted—tell me truly, I implore— Is there—is there balm in Gilead?—tell me—tell me, I implore!” Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” “Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil—prophet still, if bird or devil! By that Heaven that bends above us—by that God we both adore— Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore— Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.” Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” “Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend!” I shrieked, upstarting— “Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!” Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted—nevermore!


--The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe
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AdamantAngel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
This is a beautiful photo!
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sunshinePow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderfull photo! can i use it for a banner? i will say ist from you
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, you may ;)
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sunshinePow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx :)
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soundid Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
great shot!
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconiradu:
IRaDu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
good stuff.
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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MorkePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Photographer
awesome!
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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Crazyhors3 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great one :)
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Davidgannon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the optical flare
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it!!
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:iconschakalo:
Schakalo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, the lighting behind the figure really works with this <3
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
Glad you like it!
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:iconkim-fairy2:
kim-fairy2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
great picture!
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthe-rogue-scarecrow:
The-Rogue-Scarecrow Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ravens and Crows are my bag! :D
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KariInlove Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
;P
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The-Rogue-Scarecrow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:excited:
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moud15 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
nice
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:iconbromberry:
Bromberry Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
its impressive :O
is the image just "out-of-the-camera" or made you major manipulations
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
Some manipulations ; )
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:iconcrimsha:
crimsha Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
wow that's a really cool shot!
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :blackrose:
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black-cat16 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Wow, it is really impressive. Dark and disturbing. You made a big piece of good work.
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :blackrose:
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x-modernway-x Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow i love the effect :)
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it :blackrose:
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:iconleoschu:
leoschu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Artist
I like the old fashion film effect you gave... specially the low contrast blacks ^^
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it! :blackrose:
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augustrush008 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very cinematic still
pretty nice
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :blackrose:
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mooordooor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great picture...
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :blackrose:
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:iconmooordooor:
mooordooor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great picture...
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mizueyes777 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oooooo. scary concept, and picture.
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :blackrose:
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   Photographer
Beautiful capture, the silhouette is quite perfect. You might try this in black n white too. Really powerful. :clap:
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :blackrose:
I'll think about it ;P
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   Photographer
Be sure to... ;)
And you're very welcome.
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KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
very nice work
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :blackrose:
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Schweigart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Photographer
interesting! i like it
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:iconkariinlove:
KariInlove Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it :blackrose:
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