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Entry for October's Scavenger Hunt - "Memories"

This well-loved doll originally belonged to my father's mother.
It stayed on her bed through the years and when she died, it came home with me.
It's stained, cracked, weathered and worn, much like we all are
as we live our memory-filled lives.
It also sits on the small blue rocker that I sat on as a child.

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Canon EOS Rebel T1i
1/200s f/1.8 at 50.0mm iso800 full exif

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Jeff Real16-Sep-2010 01:33
Has a very mystical and magical quality. Special! ~V~
monica memoli06-Oct-2009 20:26
Love the mood. v
Linda Willets05-Oct-2009 20:14
A treasure to cherish
Fay Stout04-Oct-2009 21:26
What a beautiful memory and sentiment... A doll to be treasured.
Bernard Davis04-Oct-2009 14:16
Keep your memories, I was thinking a statue, but a doll can be very special too.
Sheila03-Oct-2009 01:32
Great dof, she is very special.
Your Mother 02-Oct-2009 23:00
What a shining moment in your career as a photographer, to pull up your relationship with Helen and her doll...and have her reaching out to you from another world into this one.
Laryl02-Oct-2009 21:22
how wonderful! thank you so much for sharing that special part of your life.. I would love to see the blue rocker chair also :)
laine02-Oct-2009 21:01
Makes it an even more memorable image...thanks for sharing, Nancy
Doug Cruden02-Oct-2009 20:34
Love this! Fantastic focus and a wonderfully short DoF, but with enough of the background to hold the interest - a great composition...wonderful shot, Nancy!
Inga Morozoff02-Oct-2009 16:03
Wow!!! And you captured the mood perfectly! Very well done!
Timothy Guenther02-Oct-2009 14:18
great dof and composition.
Cindi Smith02-Oct-2009 13:29
Oh, what a lovely keepsake and I love the story behind it. It will be passed down for years to come!
Barbara Heide02-Oct-2009 12:49
wonderful moody shot... like the shallow dof, which adds mor mystery...
LynnH02-Oct-2009 10:54
Beautiful DOF.
laine02-Oct-2009 09:32
There must be a great story with this one.
Mieke WA Minkjan02-Oct-2009 07:44
beautiful capture, I'm doubting between a statue of Maria or a doll
Ann...02-Oct-2009 06:04
Beautifully done and I'm sure that there are many memories here.
Flo Hendry02-Oct-2009 05:28
Childhood memories I bet, looks like quite an old doll, like the dof, you must have held it's hand a lot and it brought you comfort.
Laryl02-Oct-2009 05:23
I would like to know more about how this relates to memories, I bet there is a lovely story behind it. nicely done
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