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Into the Mist

Photo taken by first-time contributor Rachael Talibart, a photographer based in Surrey, England. She has always enjoyed photography, but when she started to suffer chronic pain it became more than a hobby/occupation. Taking photographs became a way for her to cope with her pain. She used it as a mindfulness tool, a way of focusing on the now, and on things outside herself instead of pain or other troubles. When she is taking a picture, she is thinking only of what she is seeing and making. This allows her to notice things she might otherwise have missed, and those things not only distract from pain but lead to other things, and so the creativity snowballs. When she is not making images, she is a student of literature, and has just completed her MA. Thus she has found herself wanting to put words to her images. She accompanies each by a quotation that she hopes expresses something of the feeling that she was trying to convey visually.

About this photo: A lonely figure walks towards a misty horizon. Taken at Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset.

‘A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you.’ ~Tahir Shah”

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18 comments on “Into the Mist

  1. lauramacky
    September 19, 2013

    Fantastic image!!

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  2. georgiaodette
    September 19, 2013

    Beautiful! Best wishes, Georgia x

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  3. billiamholt
    September 19, 2013

    Beautiful Photography. Really enjoy the added bio about the artist.

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  4. Steve Lakey
    September 19, 2013

    This has a surreal quality to it, almost like the person is walking to infinity, and beyond!

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  5. whimsylph
    September 19, 2013

    Really lovely image. I too have serious chronic pain and try to use mindfulness to cope. Photog is a great way of bringing the mind to focus. Again, love the photo.

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  6. kittywinning
    September 19, 2013

    Gorgeous image! Photographic therapy,always a good positive thing 🙂

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  7. spartacus2030
    September 19, 2013

    Captivating!

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  8. Syncopated Eyeball
    September 20, 2013

    Totally agree about the wonderful distractions that photography has to offer.

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  9. pammyv02
    September 20, 2013

    Stunning image. Great to see how photography can help in different ways

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  10. Chris Breebaart
    September 20, 2013

    This beautiful and emotional at the same time. Great work

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  11. Rachael
    September 20, 2013

    So glad you like it. It was a very special evening when I took this image. Just me, the waves, and the mist. And a very handy solitary walker.

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  12. OyiaBrown
    September 20, 2013

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

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  13. Dreams and Zeros
    September 20, 2013

    Evocative image and wonderful quote.

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  14. Sam Spencer
    September 20, 2013

    I love the photograph and what you’re doing with your photography to help yourself! . . .

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  15. Paula McLane Jennings
    September 20, 2013

    wonderful image!

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  16. Developing A New Image
    September 20, 2013

    O I love the feeling of being on the edge that this image presents. We have been there. thanx, nice work…en theos..jim

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  17. lillithsnapped
    September 20, 2013

    love this

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  18. dziesio
    September 20, 2013

    love photos like this one. Excellent!

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