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8 January 2020

Looking through the images we captured on Twin Peaks earlier this week, we paused for a moment on this one. It was overexposed so the color was weak but we liked the composition of the rock wall beyond the woman holding the child.



Being Held. Captured with a Nikon D300 and 18-200mm Nikkor at 170mm and f11, 1/15 second and ISO 400. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw. Alternate image shows the JPEG thumbnail of the Raw file captured by the camera.

What if we converted it to black-and-white, we wondered. There's nothing special about the color. Both of them have dark hair and the woman is wearing black. She just has a darkly-color scrunchie gathering her hair.

It seemed to come from somewhere else, frankly.

So we gave it a shot and liked what we saw.

It seemed to come from somewhere else, frankly. It might have been from a border story. The wall, the child, the exhaustion, the woman holding the child.

But it was the scenic overlook at Twin Peaks and the child was no doubt tired from being dragged all over the city. It was nap time, after all.

We had been thinking about that subtle change in life when you stop thinking about yourself and what you want and become more sensitive to what those around you need and what you can do for them.

The woman, no doubt, was tired too, weary from being dragged all over the city herself. But she forgot herself to attend to the child.

It's easy to forget what a little miracle that is.

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