Looking for light ~ coping with anxiety

Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 – (8-2-2021)

I took this image as I sat outside in our car while my husband who is immunosuppressed/high risk health due to heart/double lung & kidney transplants was inside an urgent care because he was sick (late that night we found out he had covid). In an effort to not miss a day of my 365 on film I brought my film and digital cameras. As I sat anxiously waiting in the car for over 2 hours I tried to keep looking for light and capture some of the light I saw. Doing this helped me to cope in a very scary situation when my anxiety level was extremely high and I had to be able to function since my husband was sick. This was my view looking into the back seat seeing the artificial light from the street lights in the parking lot shining on my notebook I write in each day. To the left my husband’s bag of clothing and belongings in case he was admitted to the hospital, my camera bag in the middle and to the right a small lunch bag with some string cheese as we left home in a hurry before having time to eat supper in order to drive an hour for medical care. These images take me back to this day back in August and I’m thankful God gave me the ability to help myself cope in this way—by looking for light and trying to capture it.


I decided to share some of the photos and writing I’ve shared over on my Flickr account. If you’re interested in seeing more of those images you can check them out here.

Published by acreamer05

Sometimes I have no words and I use my camera to speak for me- wife, mom to 4, saved by grace, documentary photographer, viola player, looking for light, therapeutic photography, fighting for mental health

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