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Still very much struggling with her illness, and now facing another mountain to climb. Isolation. Without her friends who mean so much to her, without school, that brings regularity in her days. For over a year she fought to get out of her isolation, and now she is told to get back into it.

Taken some weeks ago, when self isolation just started. We were allowed to take walks outside, and it was announced that the Japanese garden in our city would not be closed. So we went there, to find it closed. They hadn't mentioned that the garden didn't open till April (rolling eyes facey). We found a tree by a small river nearby, and took some pictures there.

Thanks for the reactions on Monday's upload. Hope you are all well. Hang in there.

Hasselt, Belgium

Tags: Monochrome Black and white Vulnerable Daughter Fragile Portraits and people Nana Doubt

Voters: pablophotographer, nellacphoto, rontear and 44 more


pablophotographer 9 1.7k 384
23 Mar 2020 1:21PM
So caring portrait, excellent!
I bet you are both proud for it but I guess you are a bit prouder for her too...
28 Mar 2020 3:50PM
Thanks Pablo. Hadn't seen the comment before. Yes, we're quite happy with it Smile
clevercloggs 16 244 11 Netherlands
31 Mar 2020 1:46PM
i like it too.
direct look into the camera..which i see you had repaired...
i also like hos she hugs here coat.
is there any reason you did not blur the string of lights on the rhs? I cannot imagine that this was withing the F 2,5 range?
should have received more attention imo
31 Mar 2020 8:21PM
hi Robert. Didn't put this up for general viewing yet Wink Only people strolling through my pages will see it. The photo is as is. no blurring. She was standing between and in front of hanging tree branches. No lights. just small leaves starting to bloom Smile
clevercloggs 16 244 11 Netherlands
1 Apr 2020 9:30AM
understood, these tree branches on being unsharp is strange given that all else is blurred.
still good portrait.

7 Apr 2020 5:16PM
A beautiful sensitive image of a very pretty young lady.
Very nice, very well done.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2266 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2020 5:55PM
Young people are facing adult problems, it shows in the eyes. Wishing her well.
Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
7 Apr 2020 6:46PM
This is a really beautiful portrait.
I like the softnes, and i think mono is a great choise.
Sad to hear the story.
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1698 England
7 Apr 2020 8:46PM
What can I say, as a member of the generation that has wrecked the world our parents built?

Sorry doesn't really cover it.

Maybe, just possibly, the world that comes out again after isolation will be a little bit fairer, cleaner, more caring. Understanding, contrary to a statement by a British politician 35 years ago, that there IS such a thing as society. That we are all connected.

And that the most important sentence of 2019 was from another young woman, clever, clear-thinking, and speaking for the 99% - 'How DARE you?'
woolybill1 Plus
13 34 76 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2020 9:42PM
Hope and fear, wonder and reproach - so many conflicting emotions in that one expression, so much confusion. No wonder she is confused given the way our adults, our politicians behave.
A superb portrait, a natural study that conveys the understandable angst of her generation.
pablophotographer 9 1.7k 384
7 Apr 2020 9:52PM
I read about her troubles today. Wishing her a strong health and a happy future.
8 Apr 2020 2:46AM
A beautiful portrait.
8 Apr 2020 9:10AM
Her eyes tell the story - a beautiful and touching portrait. Outstanding.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
8 Apr 2020 12:59PM
clicknimagine Plus
10 689 101 India
8 Apr 2020 4:09PM
A beautiful portrait, love the faded tones...
8 Apr 2020 7:02PM
very Antonioni
8 Apr 2020 10:27PM
poignant image and introduction .

9 Apr 2020 7:38PM
Thanks for all the nice comments and votes Smile
Also a big thanks to David for his GEA, and to Arne, Moira & Bill, Somnath, Leonid (awww... loved that comment Smile ), Fred and Lorenza for their UA.
Despite being at home almost 24/7, I haven't been online that often, as my daughter often needs the computer for her school work.

Quote:I read about her troubles today. Wishing her a strong health and a happy future.

Thanks Pablo Smile
12 Apr 2020 10:55AM
Thank you Philip for your UA Smile

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