Sunday, October 16, 2011

iPhoneography Mission #7


iPhoneography Mission #7:
Seek out light in the dark


It now seems perfectly appropriate that this mission should show up this week. A week we lost the Matriarch of the George family, my lovely mother-in-law, Alice. Alice was a light in the dark for her family. Through trials and tribulations, she never left her faith. She was a beacon of light in the community as well, helping hundreds through troubles, sicknesses and death. We found a shoe box in her closet. It was stuffed with funeral prayer cards, each one different. She saw hundreds of people pass onward in her 88 years, yet she always had a bright smile and hope for the future. I loved her dearly and she is already greatly missed. I dedicate this mission to Alice, who was, without a doubt, a light in the dark for all of us.


All of these images were taken last night on our way home from Kansas, which was the only time I really had to think about the mission. I snapped these from the window of an airplane and a car.


Lights in Flight
Lens: Hornbecker
Film: DreamCanvas


 Cabin Lights
Lens: Tejas
Film: Ina's 1935
Southern Crosses
Lens: Tejas
Film: Ina's 1935

Final Horizon
Lens: Tejas
Film: Ina's 1935

 Beacon of Light
Lens: Jimmy
Film: Ina's 1969
Light Lines
Lens: Tejas
Film: Ina's 1935

Reflecting
Lens: Chunky
Film: BlacKeys B&W

She was a bright light who loved.
Lens: Jimmy
Film: Ina's 1969

Life moves too fast.
Lens: Chunky
Film: BlacKeys B&W

Beyond
Lens: Matty ALN
Film: Float

Night Watch
Lens: Tejas
Film: Ina's 1935

Sparklers
Lens: Kaimal Mark II
Film: Cano Cafenol

Lighted Reader
Lens: Tejas
Film: Ina's 1935

On Lighted Wings
Lens: Tejas
Film: Ina's 1935


Ah, the iPhone 3Gs is not really made for night shots. But, that's okay because it seems to fit not only the theme of our week but the mood we felt. We felt a bit of darkness and a bit of light. But in the end, mostly light because that's what Alice would want for us. Although it's not an iPhone image, I thought I would post my favorite image of Alice. This was taken shortly after her and Henry married. I love it because I see my hubby's mischievous side in Henry's smile and the smile that Alice has here is what I will remember most about her...how whenever I saw her, she had a smile for me.


As is with life, we carry onward despite our losses. So here is this week's iPhoneography mission:

iPhoneography Mission #8: Notice the position of your feet.


Good luck!




4 comments:

Nichole Renee said...

This was exactly the type of mission I thought about doing before I decided to be literal.

As it turns out, I made the right decision. This mission belonged to you this week. How appropriate to be seeking light in darkness.

Still keeping you in my thoughts, dear friend. ((hug))

Luke A. Bunker said...

What a touching tribute, Laura. I particularly like the titles you selected for the last few shots. Upward and onward!

Alex said...

I'm sure Alice is delighted with this wonderful tribute.

I'm sorry for the loss in your family. My thoughts are with you.

Laura said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments. We greatly appreciate the love and support. xo