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Bursting With Life

Bursting With Life
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Copyright: Derek Hill (Derek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 25 N: 88] (311)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1978-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Minolta SRT 100
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-03-31 7:25
Viewed: 3895
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well since my first shot only had a few daisies in it, I thought I would dig up another one from a few years later with a much greater supply to pluck from :-)
This is from a summer outing on the beautiful Iles aux Coudres , a quaint island on the St'Lawrence river east of Quebec City.
I realize I am probably taking advantage of the more relaxed TOS rules here in TL that allow for a greater expression of personal humanity,but I hope you don't mind my using this woman as my subject.
You see she is bravely fighting for her life now in an ongoing battle with cancer and in my mind she is every bit as beautiful today as she appeared years ago in this field.My apologies if such postings are to be frowned upon.
Once again,this is from an old scanning so the image has probably suffered some loss.

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2004-03-31 13:01]

I think that is one of the great things about this site Derek, that we get to see other pictures as well. You don't need to excuse your self for using this woman as your subject. Instead i think you should be glad that you have these pictures of her, that obviosly gives you joy to look at. You note is really nice and showes compashion. And your pictures shows that you find this woman to be beautifull, it is very sensative.

No need to apologize or feel like you are taking advantage. I think this is a beautiful photo and a very compassionate note. It looks so serene with her sitting amidst all of the flowers. Very nice capture Derek. I'm so sorry to hear about her battle with cancer.


Votre dame semble aimer les fleurs. C'est une belle photo et je suis sensible à la bataille à laquelle elle doit faire face. L'été est à nos portes, elle devra se cacher du soleil mais profitera très bien de cette belle chaleur qui réchauffe les os. Bien fait.

This is a beautiful photo the daisies are great and I like the purplish background of the other flowers. The woman is equally pretty. Cancer is an horrific foe, and in the very recent past I've seen the fight loved ones fought. Cancer will never kill the essence and spirit of true beauty. Your admiration comes through in your note and photo. Take care of yourself as well.

It´s very beautifull the way you show this woman´s expression on the field! The picture is lovely, the scan process is not visible and the important thing is the message and the way you showed it! Well done! This picture is all about life, freedom, pain and happiness...

Thanks for sharing!

Both the image and the note are showing a connection between humanity and nature, between photographer and subject, between man and woman.
Maybe not a perfect photo technically speaking but a perfect moment.

Quel beau moment à mémoriser, c'est une belle photo. De tout coeur je souhaite qu'elle gagne sa bataille et qu'elle ait le courage nécessaire pour sourire à la vie, à ces beaux champs de fleurs et tout ce qui l'entoure.

Derek, this is a lovely pose amongst all those beautiful flowers. It certainly gives it a very romantic feel to it.
My daughter has just raised almost 3,000 dollars for breast cancer for the walk in September.
I tried a workshop, and I hope you like it.


Je regarde en ce moment les archives de ce site.

J'aime cette image, certes, mais je suis surtout touché par le message qui l'accompagne. Bonne chance pour tout!

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