Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household herself with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our overactive minds, and for her that is walks in nature, photography, poetry, painting, dance and yoga. Cooking and eating delicious food is also a passion of hers. She primarily deals with nature and historic sites for her subject matter, and only sites that grab her and convey a story or emotion or sheer beauty. She challenges herself to capture those moments and convey the same sensation to her audience, and hopefully heighten that experience through artistic expression.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken in Central Island, Toronto. What looked like a random log on the beach was actually a dragon carved on driftwood. How whimsical, magical and wonderful!  I love these unexpected surprises that brighten my day!”

Find more from Leya at her blog.


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5 comments on “Unexpected

  1. neverclipmywings
    November 25, 2013

    Great capture!


  2. Pictures of Cities
    November 25, 2013

    Amazing picture! (and the dragon is so beautifully carved!)


  3. Paula McLane Jennings
    November 25, 2013

    great capture opf the dragon. I saw it immediately. Was surprised when the comments said a random log. But then again, I see things in the clouds all the time. It’s the overactive imagination and the artist in me!


  4. evilnymphstuff
    November 28, 2013

    It’s beautiful! Much of an unexpected finding indeed!


  5. saturn1ascends
    November 29, 2013

    Reblogged this on saturn1ascends and commented:
    She calms her mind in someways I already currently utilize to calm mine, and also ways that I have read about and have been planning on implementing!


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