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The Glowing Tree

Please welcome first-time contributor KB in Kansas. Many people know that KB has insomnia, but what they don’t know is that she also struggles with severe depression and an attachment disorder. Her public life is filled with so much color and helping people find their creative universes, though her private life feels more like a shadowed life gripped with so much grey. She calls those grey times “the Gaps.” KB describes the Gaps as the times when she feels lonely, stuck, and blocked creatively. She wants to quit everything, and develops a “grass is greener” mentality. Although creating can be difficult during the Gaps, she tries to capture them in photography, film, and music.

About this photo: “I took this in Wichita, Kansas. I heart trees and even more so, tree shadows. When you see any tree in any stage of its season or transformation, how can you not feel something?” 

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14 comments on “The Glowing Tree

  1. ausedpoetictragedy
    December 4, 2013

    amazing… this speaks to and for my soul…

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  2. kerlund74
    December 4, 2013

    So beautiful light:)

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  3. meticulousmick
    December 4, 2013

    Beautiful..

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  4. FireBonnet
    December 4, 2013

    What a really great capture of an amazing tree (and its shadows). The tree almost seems alive. Beautiful.

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  5. Leah Givens
    December 4, 2013

    Wow, absolutely beautiful…I can relate, especially to your love of photographing trees. What a great image with wonderful composition too!

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  6. Alison M. Gunn, Ph.D.
    December 4, 2013

    I think you are not alone in your “gaps”. Lovely lights and shadows in this tree. Have you tried it in black and white to see what happens? I’d be curious to see where the blacks, whites, and greys are.

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  7. Uncle Tree
    December 4, 2013

    I’m certainly feeling it ~ Love the looks! 🙂 Cheerz, Uncle Tree

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  8. Jessica
    December 4, 2013

    Wow! unbelievably beautiful!

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  9. EvaUhu
    December 5, 2013

    “I heart trees and even more so, tree shadows. When you see any tree in any stage of its season or transformation, how can you not feel something?” I so agree! Beautiful image 🙂

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  10. rainbowspinnaker
    December 5, 2013

    I heart trees in all their beauty too, this photo fills me with joy and peace. Thank you! BTW I am having trouble leaving a “Like” on the Broken Light site.

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  11. alittlebirdtweets
    December 5, 2013

    Wow, I adore your blog! Some stunning photo’s 🙂

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  12. KB
    December 6, 2013

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments!
    @ Alison – I have not yet tried to put it in true black and white. I should definitely try! I’ll message you a copy of the b/w version!

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  13. Karen
    December 8, 2013

    Hi,
    Thanks for this beautiful photograph. You might be interested in a book, I think by Pakenham, called “Meetings with Remarkable Trees.” I know my library has it, so yours may too. Amazing, amazing trees all over the world. Best wishes, Karen

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  14. Paula McLane Jennings
    December 9, 2013

    beautiful photo and I totally relate to the ‘gaps’ in creativity. I am going through that right now and it is driving me nuts. That tree is beautiful and you captured it so well.

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