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Fishing For The Sun by gilad Fishing For The Sun by gilad

I know a man, a strange man.
He believed in love, but for all the wrong reasons.
He loved his girl so much, that he wanted to do anything for her.

Once, when they just got to know each other, she told him her ex-boyfriend has promised her the moon.
At that moment the man looked out the window at the empty sky and said to her: "I love you more than any man alive. I promise I will bring you the sun".
Since that moment he became obsessed with capturing the sun for his love, with bringing her the sun rapped in a beautiful wreath of clouds.
But capturing the sun is not a simple task. He looked for evidence of people who got near the sun, but found none. He knew he had to dedicate his life to fulfill his promise to his love.
He went traveling to all the hottest places on the face of the earth, but he was nowhere near the sun. He tried flying, skydiving, parachuting, climbing on the highest mountains. Every time he thought he is getting near the sun, he found out he is just as far as he was when he started.

And the girl?
His girl waited at home for him.
She didn't care for the sun. She thought that the sun belongs in the sky. What will she do with a burning sun anyway?

But he promised, and so he went for the sun on long journeys. He traveled by boats to the heart of the sea, where the sun sets, trying to follow it around.
Every time he saw the sun going down on the west, he traveled east to try and catch it rising up, but he always missed it. So he tried waiting for it on the west, but the sun always seems to be more to the west than him.

But while he trying to get her the sun, the man's girl despaired. She stopped waiting for her man, for her lover. She wanted a man that could give her himself, instead of a heroic dream.
When the man returned from his journey, he found a note saying she went of to find someone that could get her something she really wants, and not just satisfy his silly dreams.

The man felt his world collapsing. Years of trying to give her the best this world has to offer, a personal sun, have gone to waste. He packed his fishing rod and went to sit by the sea, and reflect on what he had, and lost. The wind was blowing in his face, drying his tears. Suddenly he noticed the sun peeking through the clouds. The sun was never as close to him as it was just then.
He knew this is his last chance to get the sun and win his girl back.
He threw his fishing rod to the sun, fighting the wind, and stretching his body to reach the sun. Suddenly he felt something grabbing to his string. He lost his balance in a flash. He body was wet, but he felt his face getting hot.
He opened his eyes and he saw the sun. Glowing in his face, passing him on it's way into the water, going to sleep for the night.
All he had to do is reach his hands and grab it, but instead he closed his eyes, and enjoyed its warmth and imagined his girl smiling at him, hugging him in the dark.
When he opened his eyes, it was dark, and he swam up to the water surface.
He swam, and then walked to the beach, and there on the sand, he saw his girl.
Silently she hugged him, and wrapped a towel around his shoulders.
"It's only now that I know you love me for the right reasons".

One year later, they had a son. They called him Sunny.


Tel Aviv, Israel.
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DaisyBelle208 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
son of a beach
jarondishner Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Can I use this pic as a feature for my website/Facebook/instagram ??  Thank you
STORMCORROSION Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great story i really enjoyed reading it, im blown away, this just made my day, thank for sharing such a wonderful thing, this is priceless!
Sorin25 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
wow. This photo is perfect with of without the fisherman :)). Very nice, congrats....
drj300 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Wow the colors are great. I love the reflection of the sun on the water, and the contrast of the darkness on the sunset with the blue sky. I also like that story you wrote for it. Adds UMPH to the piece :D 11/10
ngakyuklim Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
..........OMG! I JUST LOVE UR STORY SO MUCH T.T did u wrote that story urself?
JojoMarina Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Student Photographer
Perfect !
blue--magic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
this is such a wonderful picture, and an amazing story, too. may i please use this for a video i'm making? you will be credited.
gilad Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
In what way?
blue--magic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
it's a music video, with a whole bunch of pictures. i've done a few others, if you want to see them, though this one is to a different singer. [link]
i promise that you'll be credited.
Paulmalsop Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008   Photographer
very nice!
lethal2 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
great colours
mantonen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You have amazing colors in your photos especially in this one...absolutely beautiful:clap:
entropx Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
fashiznit Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
the story and the picture.. makes it so beautiful.
nemesissi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
i'd kill for sunsets like that. need..a..!
gilad Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
nightstalker1987 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Godlike picture.
KrysTantra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
oh wow great shot! :D
Fire-Hawk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
Beautiful story, beautiful shot ;)
Tuccia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007   Photographer
wow beautiful pic :)
Darksamu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo and touching description. The guy in the pic kind of reminds me of a cowboy.
ShadowHedgehog4ever Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Beautiful photo, captivating story! *Faves*
Snipefalcon2 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The picture is great, yes...

But your text is even bether
gilad Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Professional Photographer
KrausePSD Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
really nice shot!!!!!!!
Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I've learned to always read your descriptions. They are well worth it and have led me to fave about twice the number of your photoes than I otherwise would have. So many are so good and the stories or poems just push them over into masterpieces.

Do you write your descriptions to fit the pictures, pull them from folklore, legends and stories you've been told or set out to take a picture to fit the words?
Redandwhite Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Touching, so touching. The story and photo separately deserve an applause.

I could see every single description vividly in my head. Congrats, you might not know how difficult it is to touch someone in a different language. Yet you do that on a regular basis.
gilad Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
fL0urish Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
holy shit!
armaan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
very nice. the fishermans hat gives it that extra touch.. heheh... not that the rest of the shots not brilliant.
3191 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
I wanna live where you live.
pads1 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
my god it's beautiful - the story and the photo! it's something i was looking for. greate job ^_______^
Abbozzo-studio Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
:) awsome
hbrodsly Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
Gilad Shabbat Shalom,

Sunrise sunset, sunrise, sunset,
Swiftly flow the days,
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,
Blossoming even as they gaze...

I thought that I would do a gallery of sunsets. i liked yours, and have decided to share your work with others.

With kind regards
gilad Featured By Owner May 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
hbrodsly Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
linteli Featured By Owner May 15, 2006
Your stories are always so touching. They have that magical twist in them and yet they could be real. Also, they remind me of the stories my mom used to read to me when I was little, Chinese stories. I loved them.

And I also love how you can combine your story and photo so well. That when you see one part of the story as an actual image you can see it in whole. And I really like the shot itself too. The colours and the way the sun is just out of reach. How I could grab it and hold it for a while close to my heart and then let it go. Lovely work, G.
Veritas333 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006
Cool picture man, i love ones taken where all the people, buildings, and landscape are black, and teh only color is in the sky...

Your IRs are awesome, too.
gilad Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
Aakr Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006
I like this photo even better then the new one :)
Rachelle-McDonald Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
I almost cried, I could see every word, beautiful job!
gilad Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional Photographer
xxraggzxx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006   Digital Artist
i love the photo and the story was breathtaking giving new meaning to the photo...just so wonderful
flyindreams Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Hobbyist
...absolutely beautiful story :)
Lilywillou Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
I love the colors..... ^^;
backbayben Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006   Interface Designer
extraordinary - beautiful capture!
vrelv021 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
xfatallyyours Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006   Photographer
i like the story idea


LOVE the photo.
BreakComa7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006   Filmographer
Oh wow.. I cannot believe the colors that this picture has. They are so beautifully shown.. how do you get these colors to shine this way?
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