Five minutes in a long life 3 by Ellen Cotton

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These were captured on my mom-in-law’s 98th birthday – June 2010. All were shot within a few minutes as we sat at a picnic table in a park. It was the first time she’d been outside in six months. It took my husband about 3 hours to get her ready to venture out. She has almost no short-term memory, so it can be very frightening for her. I’m sure she has no recollection of the outing now.


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Being in my 60’s, I am a latecomer to photography. Yet I have found great satisfaction and pleasure in creating digital art from my photographs. Taking pictures was a hobby until surgery in 2001 left me disabled and gave me the opportunity to learn about digital art and photographic software. I’ve been selling my work online and through local galleries since 2009.

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  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 4 years ago

    She is a beautiful woman – how wonderful that your husband took that time to get her ready to go out! Love her face!

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful comment, Gina! I really appreciate it!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • allicata
    allicataabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful!! Wonderful lady!

  • Thanks, Allison!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Dennis Rubin IPA
    Dennis Rubin IPAabout 4 years ago

    very nice, great for the memory banks!

  • Thanks, Dennis!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Gretchen Dunham
    Gretchen Dunhamabout 4 years ago

    I want to give her a hug to thank her for sharing the smile. Wonderful capture! :)

  • Thanks, Gretchen!! :))

    – Ellen Cotton

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldalmost 3 years ago

    I love this one cause it shows her sense of humor…(to me anyway)

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 3 years ago

    What a lovely expression you have caught in this one ellcot!! :)

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