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Moving to another country was never meant to be easy. Finding a decent job neither. Three days every week we wake up at 4 in the morning, pack our things and take the big red bus to the city centre, and run over the Old Market Square to catch the next bus. Then we spend the next 12 hours with pies. It's hard being an immigrant when everyone thinks you're Polish (while you're clearly not) and I start missing home terribly. The loud crashing of machines and the constant yelling of the cruel shift managers doesn't make it any better.

Then there was this morning. There had been a mistake and our names weren't in the list (which meant we woke up at 4 for nothing). Disappointed, we took the next bus back home. And then I saw the sun rising.

I quickly grabbed my camera from the still-sleeping home and we caught the bus 43 without any further thoughts about where exactly to go. Sneinton was waking up, quietly, with its dead leaves and parked cars, and we were riding straight into the terra incognita. The only sound being the soft whirring of the bus and the constant clicking of shutter.

We got off at the last stop and we walked on the streets of an unknown suburb with neatly cropped hedges and freshly mown grass. Everything was golden, the kind of light you only see when the sun is rising. And then we saw these fields.

If I say 'beautiful', it's quite not it. You can't really describe this place, or even more, the feeling, with any words known to man. So I created this. All photos are taken in the same fields, except for the sky which was taken in front of my house. Hope you like.
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larosaperlata Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful!
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Erozja Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student General Artist
...Wow...

You're amazing.
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you isabel, these words mean a lot!
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iceofwolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're right. Words really can't describe this. It's hard imagining this sight in England. I always think of it how I remember it: green, cloudy and rainy. Not that I dislike any one of those things, though I'm not keen on getting wet while trying to be a tourist.

I'm glad to see more photography from you. I've missed it. :aww:
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
england is cloudy, rainy and grey most of the time. this morning was a miracle.
thank you michael. your words mean a lot <3
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011   Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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WhipSynth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is just magnificent....i hate when people call you something that you are not (I get greek a lot -.o)
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
true! and thank you so much, i'm glad you like it <3
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Naucha Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
I thought you were there to study, not to work O
That's a sad description of you everyday life, but at least you now live in what seems to be a beautiful place, don't you :)
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
nah. i couldn't stand any more teachers after 12 years of school. so i packed up a suitcase and sat on the plane. the life here is bitter, but i learn so much every day.
thank you mickael; every now and then i am thinking of my trip to france. can't wait to see you :hug:
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Naucha Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
That's really courageous from you !

I can't wait to see you too <3 I was thinking about you sooner, when I saw something on a newspaper about "What foreigners should see in Lyon" :)
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
hahahh i get the whole tourist package, yeah? XDD
also, i'll apologize in advance - my french is horrible! you must know that!
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Naucha Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Ah ah yeah, without the traps "Hey look at my stuff that's awesome thing ! Yeah yeah, China is a little city in the middle of France, don't worry" :p

I'm sure your accent sounds cute ! (you will be amazed how mine is awful too ><)
I already began to save money ah ah :p
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
omg i want to go to that french china!! =P
(i happen to know a person who seriously thought that china is somewhere near france - wtf?)

my accent probably sounds like canadian - half of the words in english, the other half in french XD if i'm lucky! i haven't spoken french since god knows when and it'll be very awkward if i finally meet you and say "bonjour mickael! comment ca... are you?"
i better get out my french books and start learning again :|
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Naucha Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Yeah, there are just 8200km between France and China, that's a really little distance if you consider the size of the universe. =D

Ah ah, we love canadian accent, they sound so funny :3
Well, I have a few months more to learn estonian, I guess :)
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Super
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
aith! :hug:
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FOTOSHOPIC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Great job on this. The "golden light" is a rare sight that is magical and awe inspiring.
Mitch
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you mitch! i agree, the golden light is possibly the best time of the day!
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
It is a beautiful rendition of a beautiful day just waking up. :)
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you! these words mean a lot <3
by the way, i just saw the halloween feature in your journal, so well picked, found many new inspirations :heart:
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
You are welcome! :)
Thanks! So many of us are inspired by this time of beauty, wonder, and a little magic. I'm glad you found it so as well! :heart:
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zebrabuntbarsch Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw this at first I thought it's a painting ;) I really like this piece :)
The colours are very beautiful and create a mystic athmosphere I believe- at the same time it beams warmth and silence. I think this is really a place where I'd like to be - although it looks a little bit lonely. Maybe it needs some kind of eyecatcher, maybe a bird that is flying above the scene or a fox which would fit the colours :)
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you so much for your comment, steffi! i do agree, it's a bit empty, but trust me, i tried birds and they didn't work :x (originally it was supposed to have a model in it, but this didn't work either!)
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zebrabuntbarsch Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But maybe it's the loneliness that creates that wonderful atmosphere, who knows .. Might be in the eye of the beholder :) I like it also without birds ;)
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Beautiful Autumnal colours :heart: picture perfect :)
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Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you paul! i'm so glad you like it :hug:
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
:hug:
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