Obligatory

Over time I found myself looking in
that mirror again.
Yet this time when I looked,
what reflected back to me
was a face, my face,
my eyes filled with hope,
a burning love,
a pride of being me,
a passion for living.
No longer a darkness did I see,
for out of my eyes a light was shining,
a reflection of ME!

~Deb Montgomery~

30 comments on “Obligatory”

  1. Nice treatment. Almost a dream πŸ™‚

  2. A self portrait with wonderful processing and presentation. You’ve done a great job here, Elaine.A very Happy New Year to you

  3. Cool self portrait, nice processing. Have a happy new year.

  4. Very cool shot, Elaine, and excellent treatment. You appear very happy in it.

  5. gorgeous Elaine — beautifully composed, processed, presented. intricate and evocative — kisses to you on this fine evening!!

  6. Very cool capture, Elaine. Looks like a lot of work went into this and it was well worth it.

  7. Excellent portrait and processing, and I agree with 613, you look like you are having a ball :)Great work.

  8. Just EXCELLENT ! Not only the composition but the mood, great-great-great !

  9. Original processing ! Superb !

  10. very nice processing

  11. Terrific!!! I absolutely love this one – everything about it…and the accompanying poem is just perfect. Am assuming it’s a self-portrait?!?!? Lovely!!!

  12. Very nice frame and nice processing. πŸ™‚

  13. Cool self portrait. Did you ask the mirror whether snowywhite is more beautiful?

  14. cool shot, almost looks like a sketch.. πŸ™‚ nice work..

  15. un petit coucou en passant, et bonne annΓ©e 2009 Γ  toi !ps: sympa le portrait !

  16. Well framed ! πŸ˜‰

  17. Very cool processing. Its like a photo out of a very old scrap book.

  18. Beautifully You!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Elaine–I hope that your stockings were filled with love just as mine were–overflowing Love!!

  19. Lovely dreamy self portrait, the layers and framing are really well done (as always).I do fear however you may have been assimilated!! ;O)

  20. Very, very cool. Almost as dream…Great work Elaine!

  21. Back again. This is really a great display of a unique picture.Love the writing.

  22. Wonderful self portrait and the processing gives it a magical dreamy feel awesome shot

  23. it’s very nice the treatment and the idea of a photo frame into frame!you look great!

  24. Stunning picture Elaine. Excellent composition and you really did an outstanding job on the processing. Great narrative too, really like it.

  25. Terrific & well executed composition.

  26. Great self portrait. As always – processing is wonderful!!

  27. great self portrait with amazing processing, really like it …

  28. Great work for a wonderful result here!Love the frame and the texture, the oldie side of it.SwissCharles

  29. really a dreamy self … excellent framed!

  30. Cool shot. I like how you’ve framed this with the multiple borders.

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