So Close - A quietly motivational image

So Close

With this image I wanted to create something a bit lighter and brighter, more airy and less heavy. While my pose could be interpreted as somebody giving up, the meaning of the image to me is a very positive one. Goals we want to reach, things we want to accomplish, the next phase in our life that is just around the corner, professional and personal successes which are within reach - sometimes we are so close but stop briefly, rest a little, take some time to reflect before we take the next and perhaps final step.

So, these are my thoughts on this image which wasn't planned but kind of "happen" late on a quiet, cosy Friday night. As I often do, I put together a brief before and after video of how the image developed. Have fun and don't give up when you could be "So Close"! ;)