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Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo taken by 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 of 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 that 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 piece by a quotation that she hopes expresses something of the feeling that she was trying to convey visually.

About this photo: “One of my favourite photography locations is Jersey in the Channel Islands (British Isles).  The West Coast there is open, unspoilt, wild and empty.  I try to visit La Corbiere, the lighthouse on the island’s SouthWestern tip, every evening.  In this image, I had waited for an hour, hoping there might be break in the clouds.  Finally, I was rewarded, when the sun just peeped through before sinking below the horizon.  But even if it hadn’t shown itself, the experience of being there, with the waves, the wind, and the fleeting light, would have been worth the wait.

Exif: f/18, 0.8, ISO 100, 16mm, tripod, remote release, circ. polariser.

Find more from Rachael at her website or her blog.

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12 responses to “Last Rays; La Corbiere”

  1. Greg Urbano Avatar

    I always knew photography could take away mental pains, but physical pains are new to me. Good for her, she has great images too!

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  2. Polaroidized Avatar

    Fantastic photo! I could look at it forever 🙂

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  3. Austi Avatar
    Austi

    Beautiful!

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  4. bpnana Avatar
    bpnana

    Quite beautiful. Reminds me to be grateful for living two blocks from the sea. Very talented and hope to see more!

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  5. charlypriest Avatar

    Beautiful sunset…or sunrise? Either way it´s beautiful.

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  6. The Crazy Crone Avatar

    A really lovely photo. Photography has helped me live with fibromyalgia and learn to appreciate the beauty of the earth, something I enjoyed as a kid, forgot as an adult, and am now re-connecting with as a golden oldie in my second childhood!

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  7. imaginenewdesigns12 Avatar

    Thank you for liking “Icescapes.” Like the other people who have left comments before me, I think this is a beautiful landscape photo. Thank you for sharing it, and I hope you enjoy the holidays. 🙂

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  8. Jeanette Clawson Avatar

    I have nominated you for the Awesome Blog Content award – should you choose to accept it. If you don’t then I’m okay with that as well. http://lunanista.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/abc-award/

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  9. Brian Comeau Avatar

    Absolutely beautiful photograph! Reminds me a lot of my home here in New Brunswick, Canada.

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  10. mountaincoward Avatar

    A very inspirational viewpoint and a superb photo 🙂
    Have a good Christmas and New Year.
    Carol.

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