Resting where you landed

Nikon FE, Nikon 35mm f/2

When you’ve been knocked to the ground by painful circumstances outside your control sometimes it’s necessary to rest where you landed in order to care for yourself.

Captured just as I found it.

The process of making this film photo, developing the film myself at home, scanning the negative with my DSLR and converting the negative to a positive is a challenging, sometimes overwhelming, somewhat unpredictable, very rewarding, learning, growing, healing, intriguing, satisfying and therapeutic process that helps me to learn not only about film photography but also myself and my healing process in a healthy way. I am thankful for this opportunity that I can’t really explain with words.


Nikon FE
Nikon 35mm f/2
Fuji Superia xtra 400
Image taken Fall 2020
Developed at home, Unicolor
Negative scanned with DSLR
Converted to positive with Negative Lab Pro



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.

Gravel dust

Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm f/1.4

Off in the distance the ordinary clouds of dirt become a beautiful sight when highlighted by the golden light of the setting sun.


Another of many images I’ve taken from the passenger seat on a drive home from one of my neurofeedback appointments. I never know how these images will turn out as we’re driving down one of the highways or the interstate we travel. This process of making photos of my surroundings really is helpful and calming for me.


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.

Hidden beauty

These old, leaded glass windows in our home are fascinating to me. They are rainbow-makers: when the sunlight shines through them they cast rainbows throughout the house. A reminder of the hope of God’s faithfulness in the middle of the darkness.


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.

Fight or flight

Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm f/1.4

Fight or flight: On the outside you look ok, maybe even calm. And on the inside is the opposite—terror, chaos, anxiety, the unspeakable, panic, fear, disturbing sensations and more…and it all makes sense. You do what you can, appreciate your surroundings and what you notice in creation. The beauty of this flying flock just above the trees on a background of clouds helps provide some peace and calming as you try to ground yourself in this present moment.


Another of many images I’ve taken from the passenger seat on a drive home from one of my neurofeedback appointments. I never know how these images will turn out as we’re driving down one of the highways or the interstate we travel. This process of making photos of my surroundings really is helpful and calming for me.


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.

Weary and worn

Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm f/1.4

…and trying to soak up the light in order to survive


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.

Looking for light from the passenger seat

Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm f/1.4

Even in the unknown, even in the middle of the intense and painful moments…trying to keep watching and looking for light


Another of many images I’ve taken from the passenger seat on a drive home from one of my neurofeedback appointments. I never know how these images will turn out as we’re driving down one of the highways we travel. This process of making photos of my surroundings really is helpful and calming for me.



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.

Light in the hallway

Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm f/1.4


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.

Leaning

Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm f/1.4

Sometimes it’s too much to stand on our own. It’s ok to lean on others in a healthy way.


Another of many images I’ve taken from the passenger seat on a drive home from one of my neurofeedback appointments. I never know how these images will turn out as we’re driving down one of the highways or the interstate we travel. This process of making photos of my surroundings really is helpful and calming for me.


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.

In the kitchen

Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm f/1.4


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.

Birds on wires

Nikon D750, Sigma 35mm f/1.4

Another of many images I’ve taken from the passenger seat on a drive to a neurofeedback appointment. I never know how these images will turn out as we’re driving down one of the highways we travel and this process really is helpful and calming for me.


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.