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Friday, October 7, 2011
Week 19 by Becky
Together We Can Make A Difference
This is a special month that I want to make a special tribute to someone who is very special to my heart. I lost my best friend, my mother, August 3, 2011 to breast cancer. She fought this horrible disease since June 17, 1996, when it was first diagnosed. She was a wonderful wife, mother of four, grandmother of four, courageous and a fighter to the very end. I miss her so very much. I wanted something simple, but with a lot of emotion. I have this breast cancer bracelet I wear that I figured would be perfect. My hand models are my daughter and my son. There is another heart shaped charm on the bracelet on the other side of my daughter's hand that has the following words stamped on it "Together We Can Make A Difference". With my two kids holding hands to signify togetherness, the photo came together. It was my daughter's idea to make everything B/W except for the bracelet. I am glad I went with her idea because it gave me the simplicity I was going for and yet at the same time a lot of emotion in such a simple shot. I used ambient light and a black velvet background.
UPDATE 10/17/2011: Received 5th place (out of 106 entries) on www.dpchallenge.com in the PINK challenge. UPDATE 10/31/2011: Selected as photo of the week on www.jpgmag.com.