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November 30, 2010 - 17 went

2010 November Photo Assignment - Up Close & Personal

Contest Entry #11

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Added by A former member
on Nov 29, 2010.
 

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  • Alicia

    Okay - you're not allowed to play anymore ;) Great pic!

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  • A former member

    Very nice.

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  • Ray

    Excellent.

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  • A former member

    Great image.

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  • Kristen

    Billie...you rock!

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  • Mike B.

    Awesome capture Billie!!!

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  • Karen F.

    Billie, by a whisker your image placed second in the November contest. Well done!

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  • Ray

    Congratulations Billie. This is really an excellent photo. I've come back to look at it many times, each time finding something more to like about it. Would you tell us a little more about it?

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  • A former member

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments ( and Alicia - love your comment! Best compliment ever ;) When I chose the theme for November I immediately knew I wanted to take photos of my "spiritual wall" I've been trying to capture it for a few years now and have never gotten a photo that I like. So this was to be my challenge. This wasn't even the photo I thought I would use, but I kept coming back to this one and decided I liked it - alot - so again, thanks for the encouragement. Now about the photo - I started gathering different religious and spiritual items some 20ish years ago without even thinking about it. The first was a gift from Egypt which just sat in a drawer forever. About 4 years ago I finally figured out to start hanging them and adding to my little collection. Some are gifts, some I found on trips, some I found at garage sales ( like the rosary in the photo which I love because it once belonged to someone now gone and therefore has a story that I will never really know) Each one found me and has some kind of simple story to it. I have crosses, rosaries, ankhs, angels, Buddha's, gargoyles, handmade, old, new religious stuff. (the one in the top corner of the photo is a tree of life symbol - wish it showed up better) My newest "thing" is the peace symbol. I have a peace necklace that I wear everyday. It will eventually make it's way to the wall. I have a very spiritual outlook on life, so each of these are my way of bringing all of the worlds views and beliefs and symbols together - a common thread so to speak. It's all very personal for me. And not that many people get to see my little collection, so it was nice getting to share. ( humm .. I should post a photo that shows more) I wrote those words in the photo during a very trying time. I have to stop and read it every so often to remind myself. It says "Life is a continuous journey towards ones own truth ~ enjoy the journey" I'm hoping to get there - and I'll just keep collecting reminders along the way :)

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  • Anna

    Nice picture Billie, love the texture, old look to it. Definitely added to the picture and gave it a certain "feeling".

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