M-Mission Photography Award
for Excellence in Photographic Light And Expression
SoJie 14, October 2011

This is my final photographic translation of

by Jay Taylor

I used the dodge tool on this to bring out some of the many dimensions of the broken glass and to highlight what visions I thought were inspiring. Where I used the head of a small hammer to break the glass, I see a cross. There are also hearts, and faces that can be seen if you look beyond the broken glass.

Thank you, Jay for this opportunity, that I thoroughly enjoyed, despite the bumps in the road.;)


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The spirit in me welcomes the spirit in you, and I thank you for viewing my art. I have been blessed with a disease that has allowed me to learn, to grow, and to return to my passion of photography and digital art. Being permanently disabled with MSA at the age of 50 was a gift in disguise, because through the pain, my senses have all been heightened. The world through my eyes is what I hope to share with you, along with my deep love, faith, and hope through my art. Thank you from my heart.

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  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, awesome finish Cynthia, I just love it……..Bravo!!!

  • Thanks so much, Kathie!

    – Spiritinme

  • Jay Taylor
    Jay Tayloralmost 3 years ago

    Very cool translation, Cynthia – I really did wonder where on earth a photographic translation of ‘Masquerade’ might take you, and this is inspired, really – very clever and innovative :o) I see your cross there, and it really does echo the ‘flower’ type shape in my painting quite eerily! And the hearts and hints of faces – amazing how the glass reacted to its interaction with you…bravo, I say :o)

  • Yes, quite eerily indeed! I am so pleased that you like it. I was truly inspired by your work and your words about it. Thank you for commenting, and thank you for the honor of this translation of your work. This was my first translation and will be quite memorable for me. I was to afraid to try. Your art and words helped me to overcome my fear. xoxo

    – Spiritinme

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful piece of work Cynthia, very well done


    – Spiritinme

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 3 years ago

    Cynthia this is outstanding work! I love your finish! Very beautiful and a wonderful translation of Jay’s image! What a great idea that was! You really can see so much beyond the broken glass!!!

  • Thank you, Robin. I was lucky on this one. Thanks for all of your help as well. I appreciate you!

    – Spiritinme

  • Jay Taylor
    Jay Tayloralmost 3 years ago

    Cynthia, you are such a sweetheart :o) Reading what you wrote here has brought tears to my eyes…((( BIG HUGS TO YOU ))) xx Jay

  • I meant every word, Jay. You are an inspiration to me. xoxo

    – Spiritinme

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walteralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • thank you so much

    – Spiritinme

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured Sep 25 2011. Great image!!!!

  • Oh WOW! Thank you very much!!!

    – Spiritinme

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...almost 3 years ago

    Brilliant translation, I would have never thought of glass!!!!

  • It was a strange concept, that luckily, worked..thank you so much for commenting

    – Spiritinme

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeealmost 3 years ago

    This turned out wonderfully! I love the colors and the composition. Great job!!

  • Thank you so very much. What a great time.

    – Spiritinme

  • John Poon
    John Poonalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work and translation! Best of luck in Sojie 14 :)

  • Thank you and I truly hope your work has won. I am behind so I don’t know who winners are yet, but I applaud you and your outstanding work in Sojie 14.

    – Spiritinme

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