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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedSeptember 22, 2009
TakenSeptember 8, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/100 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length80 mm
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Because of the deep meanings this picture holds for me, decided to change my nostalgia entry. I captured this image in my mom’s bedroom on the day of her homecoming, a celebration over a rapid recovery from a stroke. Not only does this photo speak to me of her journey from the emotional darkness of the fears and frustrations associated with a stroke to the lightness of recovery, but to that Christmas of oh….so….long ago when my sister, Lorna, and I gave her this antique china dresser set that she continues to treasure.

43 responses

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (22 Sep 2009):

    A beautiful entry get's my vote!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (22 Sep 2009):

    I love this!! Not only is it a beautiful shot it is a special one. It also made me think of the smell of my grandmother. I always loved her smell and a perfume or a soap can take me to her, if only for a minute.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (22 Sep 2009):

    Poignant and beautiful words - and vote, of course!

  • Victoria Tatum

    Victoria Tatum gave props (22 Sep 2009):

    great shot!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    A beautiful entry, beautiful sentimental memories, you have my vote my friend!!!!!!!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    Yes it rocks Vote!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (23 Sep 2009):

    This brings to mind my mother's dressing table as well....very nostaligic! A beautifully written piece Deb.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Oh so wonderful..

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Wonderful sentimental significance in this beautiful shot. It could have been taken 50 years ago or yesterday. Great entry, Deb. voting.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    great sentiments and photo! my vote, Deb and I'm glad for your mom.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful entry and a wise choice. Lighting is perfect. I hope your Mom is doing better in her progress as a stroke survivor....My vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    Yes my vote!!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    A very nice still life Deb!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    Deborah! Fantastic! Makes me think back to childhood when I would sneak into my mom's room and saturate myself!

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (26 Sep 2009):

    Wonderful Lighting..A Classic Image.....Voted!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (26 Sep 2009):

    Got my vote as well! I wish your Mom a continued recovery!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    Absolutely stunning shot, so good in the lightbox, love it..also love your caption..

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful so well done !!!

  • Vicky Abrams-Ogg

    Vicky Abrams-Ogg gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    I say Yeah! Wonderful memories!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (30 Sep 2009):

    Nice entry Deborah I agree with my mother it looks great in the lightbox! Voted :))

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    Yeah Rad Voted!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (1 Oct 2009):

    Terrific lighting and composition. Looks like late afternoon? Maybe early morning?

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    Wow! It's Wonderfuuuuuul!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    What a "look"! Voted.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    not just a fab shot and a great entry, this is PRICELESS!!!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    Emotional image and text... both so appropriate to the theme, Deb! Well done, my friend!!

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    Great shot, Mom!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    Got my vote

  • Vicky Abrams-Ogg

    Vicky Abrams-Ogg gave props (4 Oct 2009):

    I say Yeah!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    How lovely - great entry Deborah...

  • Alain Daoud

    Alain Daoud gave props (6 Oct 2009):


  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    It's priceless Deb! Words cannot describe!! My vote for sure!!

  • Chris Prestel

    Chris Prestel gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    great lighting :) nice work

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (15 Oct 2009):

    I can relate to your beautiful wording about your Mum, my Father had a massive stroke just 3 weeks before he was to retire, this is very emotional but also a treasure of memories, love it Deb!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    Heck yeah it's RAD ! dp

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (18 Oct 2009):


  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    This photo is wonderful at creating a nostalgic feeling!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Don't know how I missed this treasure! This evokes memories of my grandmother's dressing table. So artistically captured!

  • Jose Manuel Lima da Silva

    Jose Manuel Lima da Silva said (3 Dec 2009):

    Superb colours and composition.

    I love this photo.

    Have a nice day. Don't drink too much!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2009):


  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    Love this great shot!!!!!!!!!! My vote for you

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