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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.

About this photo: “I love Jersey in the British Channel Islands.  It’s only a small island but full of variety.  In this trip, in October 2012, we had heavy fog almost the whole week, but that enabled me to capture some atmospheric images in locations I do not usually visit when the light is good.  I like the way the empty bench invites us to imagine, and wonder where this path will lead.

Find more from Rachael at her website or her blog.


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15 responses to “Looking Ahead”

  1. Developing A New Image Avatar

    Just an incredible serene scene, makes want to slide in on that bench and wallow around in the calm and beauty. Could you send me a bottle of that, it would probably take the place of my Xanax……….en theos…jim


  2. Lala Rukh Avatar

    I have no words to describe how beautiful this capture is….. I now think that the natural scene may not be that beautiful, It is captured more beautifully. AMAZING !! Awestruck by the beauty…By the perfection.


  3. SmokeMasterAllenD Avatar

    Reblogged this on 16 WordPress Websites That Brought The Feds Down!! and commented:
    What a Nice Picture! That’s A Road To Be Taken Walking, and stopping to smoke 420 every once in a while!


  4. nolagirlatheart Avatar

    Love the serenity of the moment!


  5. Rachael Avatar

    Thank you for the generous comments. I am really glad you like it!


  6. glanceobservecapture Avatar

    Just beautiful……xox


  7. bluebrightly Avatar

    Best of luck to Rachael, and especially to you at Broken Light. You do a wonderful service and I know it’s a lot of work – it is very much appreciated! Best New Year to you all!


  8. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    the colors and the light quality in this photo are awesome!


  9. Annie Avatar

    the photo is great. I dabble in photography and love the colors and composition. But – it is more than that… the feel of the photo is great.


  10. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Absolutely lovely, Rachael, thank you! . . .


  11. ksbcaptures Avatar

    The colors! Beautiful!!


  12. iosatel Avatar

    Amazing colours, very beautiful autumn scene!


  13. mist2014 Avatar

    its incredibly beautiful!…………


  14. Tara Avatar

    Beautiful photo! It’s difficult to capture the ambience of a scene this, but you did so in an awesome image.


  15. pawsitiveHeather Avatar

    I love this!


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