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Welcoming Fall

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman located in Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6 years old. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love of photography, have become her saviours and kept her from succumbing to the negative temptations that regularly haunt her. She has tried to commit suicide several times in the past, but thankfully is still with us. Her hopes are to get past her illness, as well as glaucoma, and become a professional photographer.

About this photo: “This is a picture of my little ones hand taken 2 years ago. We were sitting out back in the late fall, and she came over to me with the leaf in her hand just like this. Like most of you, my camera is always with me, and snap, took the picture. Then in editing changed it to selective colouring. Just love the picture and the memory.” 


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11 comments on “Welcoming Fall

  1. Developing A New Image
    September 13, 2012

    nice image and effect……..shalom en theos……..jim


  2. Darla Welchel
    September 13, 2012

    Reblogged this on Through The Lens and commented:
    This is so beautiful as is the story.


  3. Darla Welchel
    September 13, 2012

    beautiful as is the story. Thanks


  4. Victoria
    September 13, 2012

    Lovely image


  5. jmgoyder
    September 13, 2012

    That is absolutely lovely.


  6. Inge
    September 13, 2012

    Love the shot and the effect! 🙂


  7. bluebrightly
    September 13, 2012



  8. ag
    September 13, 2012

    Nicely done. Wonder if you’ve ever tried reversing the effect, i.e., hand in full color and leaf in b&w, and what that would look like.


  9. The Lioness
    September 14, 2012

    I love this little, tiny leaf!


  10. Emily
    September 15, 2012

    I love it too!


  11. kevintheriault1
    September 16, 2012

    Beautiful. I think your treatment was perfect, and, along with the story, offers much to think about in terms of life and death, and the hope and joy of a child. Thank you.


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