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Facing the unknown together by Ellen Cotton

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“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” – Albert Einstein

Several texture layers added – my own and from Skeletalmess on Flickr
Featured in Artists with Disabilities – 10/2010
Top 10 in The Sisterhood “Welcoming November” challenge – 11/2010
Top 10 in The Sisterhood “Serenity” challenge – 1/2011
Featured in Artists Universe – June 2011
Featured in Moody and Evocative – June 2011

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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  • roza50
    roza50over 4 years ago

    Hello Ellen, This is gorgeous. It is so mysterious and moody. I love the uneasy feeling it leaves me with. Take care, Roza

  • I am so pleased that you like it Roza! Your comments are very much appreciated and valued. Thank you!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Hi Ellen! This is just so beautifully done- love the incredible feel of it with the delicate texture and tone work. Best wishes

  • Thank you so much, dear Rosie!! I worked hard on this one :))

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    the mood of this piece is so hypnotic to me…love it.

  • I appreciate your comment and fav very much, Chris!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Ana Rut Bré
    Ana Rut Bréover 4 years ago

    I like the play of colours you produced in the water. Very moody.

  • Thank you very much!! And welcome to Redbubble!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    Ellen, I love these textures.. stark, well done……. Just so YOU x

  • So glad you like it, Maureen! I appreciate your encouragement always :))

    – Ellen Cotton

    WINTERROSEover 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Nancy!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Ascender Photography
    Ascender Photo...over 4 years ago

    A brilliant and evocative photo, Ellen… and an equally brilliant quote to accompany it.


  • Thank you for the generous comments, A! I appreciate it very much!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • DragonFlyer
    DragonFlyerover 4 years ago

    Superbly simple, yet deep – I love the tones and textures – and the composition is just right! Great work!

  • What wonderful comments! Thank you so much, Kallena!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • walela
    walelaover 4 years ago


  • Thanks!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Cee!!

    – Ellen Cotton

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