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Shine a light

By TanyaH
When someone you love can't see the wood for the trees and are lost in a tangle of thoughts and patterns they can't escape from, shine a light for them. Help guide them out of the uncertainty and fear; sometimes all they need is to be pointed in the right direction, given an option. Take them by the hand and show them there are always ways out of the darkness.

Don't walk their path for them, let them find their own steps ... just give them some gentle company on that long, difficult journey.

(This is a found scene, by the way. Walking along the riverbank the other day, this lantern was just hanging in the tree. Probably left by one of the night fishermen. All I did, other than processing it quite darkly and bleakly, was to add a flame and a bit of a glow to the lantern. The title comes from a campaign on the radio recently about helping those with cancer, and their families and friends. It got me thinking ...)

Tags: Light Photoshop Help Depression Darkness Digital art Confusion Anxiety Snapseed dementia

Voters: ddolfelin, CaroleS, ken j. and 37 more

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ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
19 May 2016 10:42AM
Excellent words and illustration.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
19 May 2016 11:24AM
...but don't let the light dazzle or confuse you......Wink
do like this image a lot....pure magic
TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
19 May 2016 11:59AM
Thank you Peter and Barbara Smile (And Barbara - I'm always confused, so no change there!)
pptbudi 6 7 Indonesia
19 May 2016 2:41PM
Beautiful capture and edit
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
19 May 2016 3:39PM
A great find, Tanya, and has a real magical feel to it. Very nicely worked too Smile
Trev Smile
19 May 2016 5:30PM
Enchantment at the bewitching Hour Tanya.

John Smile
Tish1 Plus
9 32 5 United Kingdom
19 May 2016 8:41PM
Wise words Tanya, great representation of those words

bluesandtwos 13 542 1 England
20 May 2016 7:11PM
And sometimes just by sharing your light and letting them know that someone who cares is out there is enough.

Nice one No.2 of 2.

Ps I'm back, be warned! Wink

bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
25 May 2016 6:37AM
creative and wonderful work
TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
25 May 2016 9:17AM
Thank you Oliver, and also for your UA Smile
27 May 2016 12:46PM
very beautiful.
6 Aug 2016 11:31AM
No wonder I like PhotoArt when images like this can be created. Love it, well done.


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