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01/12/2006 091939

The pleading look in the eyes of your victim as you continue to hold him under water and he gasps for breath only to receive choking water into his dying lungs... A part of me died as I lay in the water this morning realising that the happiness I seek is a fools dream, and the happiness I have is but an illusion. I am the only actor in my play, and I am he who writes the script. I have complete control over the words, but regardless of what I write, I still remain the sole protagonist except for my many alter egos, one of which lives no more.

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Pawel Kazmierczyk26-Aug-2007 19:53
great great great, V
Guest 15-Dec-2006 16:49
wow!! sorry I can just vote once. outstanding shot!!
Guest 28-Aug-2006 12:15
nice shot, very interesting.
Jim Worlding22-Jan-2006 00:50
Great work and a good reminder of how lucky I am, having come close to the real thing some 29 years ago. vote
Faye White18-Jan-2006 15:13
Paul - you've done an amazing job of portraying fear, sadness, helplessness. It's not easy to do in a photograph and when it succeeds, it makes some people uncomfortable. bravo!
Rene Hales17-Jan-2006 22:25
Scary good!!! Great work.--Rene
Nick Vivian14-Jan-2006 12:04
frightening !


Paul Walters13-Jan-2006 23:46
GUEST: Thanks for your comment, and I understand that some people aren't comfortable with some forms of art. I feel anything that can get a reaction or a feeling from an individual means that I've done something successfully. I'm sorry that with you that reaction hurts, and I appreciate your kind comment regarding the rest of my work. I certainly am not going down a "path", so the chances of more images of me drowning are very unlikely. However, I do feel that this particular image as a one time post is powerful in its own way, and worthy of my posting it.
Guest 13-Jan-2006 23:27
When you've lost people close to you by accidents such as you depict, you see images like this as heartless and cruel. Nothing good to say about it. You are too good of a photographer to go down this path. Show the best in life.
Guest 13-Jan-2006 22:36
You're my hero!
tglass13-Jan-2006 07:10
Now there's a shot that will really take your breath away!
Michael Todd Thorpe13-Jan-2006 05:14
Excellent, Paul, and made all the better by your caption. How many of us never learn these truths?
Guest 13-Jan-2006 00:01
SCARY! But great shot!!
Guest 12-Jan-2006 23:31
Jim Ross12-Jan-2006 19:33
BAS Photography12-Jan-2006 19:11
Cool but dramatic!!!
Mark Koeppen12-Jan-2006 19:00
Great imagination Paul, wonderfully done.
Guest 12-Jan-2006 18:06
What a great shot Uncle Paul! I love it! I may have to try and copy you on this, but...Oh man...That would mean bathing...Ahh...Nah...I'll let this pic be yours and yours alone! LOL
Cagie 12-Jan-2006 17:43
A M A Z I N G!!!! T hat's all I can say, you are AMAZING! I don't like what you said about part of you dying though.. hopefully that is just for the art???? I love you!
Michael Shpuntov12-Jan-2006 17:41
Very cool and very dangerous. V.
Dan Chusid12-Jan-2006 17:39
Guest 12-Jan-2006 17:39
Uh, you are not right, my friend! Looks like a few too many CSI episodes! But great shot, ayway!
Antonis Sarantos12-Jan-2006 17:13
Perfectly done, an awesome SP!!! V.
Gary Blanchette12-Jan-2006 17:12
Maybe we should start a club Paul...
Guest 12-Jan-2006 17:04
Ultra cool image, like it alot, great photography and worth a vote:-)
Guest 12-Jan-2006 16:55
what a scarry photo paul please take care and never let that happen to you. mom