A Photo a Week Challenge: Raw Emotion

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Last week, we buried a very dear friend. He was far too young and leaves behind a grieving wife, four children, and a large extended family (including close friends) who will miss him terribly. At the graveside, I captured this moment of his mother and sister as they stood beside his casket. His mother said she had spent so many days crying that she felt she would never cry again. Even without tears, you can see the pain and grief in her eyes.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A NEW PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF EMOTIONS AT THEIR PUREST LEVEL.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

Flowers from Dad's casket

For this week’s challenge, I’m reusing a photo from my father’s funeral. Not only are the flowers fleeting, but it also reminds me to make the most of every day with those I love. Our time here is measured, and we know not the hour of our passing.

For more from this challenge, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gatherings

For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Gatherings.

A Photo a Week Challenge: In Memoriam

In memoriam

The Latin phrase in memoriam means in memory of, especially in a epitaph. As today is the anniversary of the horrific bombings of the World Trade Towers in New York City, I wanted to honor the memory someone from my life who served his country. My father-in-law served in the United States Army. One of his grandsons is currently serving in the United States Marines (he is the pallbearer in uniform). I feel we sometimes take for granted the sacrifices of the people who keep us safe and risk everything to do so. This week’s challenge is for those people, around the world, who have given their all to protect their country, whatever country it may be.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT DEPICTS REMEMBERING SOMEONE WHO IS NO LONGER WITH US.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.