Bloom Forum Project 52/Reflection {Greenwood, SC Photographer}

wow…sunday already…the week has flown by again!  but here we go with my Project 52 on the Bloom Forum.  this week’s theme is “reflection” and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  i know this is a photography project and most of the time i try to wow you with a stunning image.  but this week is different.  today i played in a golf tournament to benefit the american cancer society.  this charity is especially important to me because i am a bone cancer survivor.  so for me, this week’s “reflection” image is one of particular importance.  this picture always helps me reflect and remember how fortunate i am to be among the survivors, and not one of the victims of this disease.

this week i’m sharing a snapshot from the american cancer society’s relay for life event in my town.   these are the luminaries that get lit at nightfall to honor and remember those affected by cancer.  each bag has a name written on it of someone who has battled cancer.  you wouldn’t believe how many of these bags there are.  and no matter how many times i see them,  they always take my breath away…

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want to see more great images? start by visiting the talented las vegas photographer, carrie terrones and then follow the circle around to see what the rest of my group came up with. be sure to leave a little “blog love” if you see something you especially like!

  • Stacey S - April 17, 2011 - 9:44 am

    It’s beautiful, Amanda! Just as you are. 🙂

  • Carrie Terrones - April 17, 2011 - 2:32 pm

    What a great image and use of the theme for this week….such a great cause too!

  • robyn - April 17, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    beautiful post amanda, we have done the rely for life as well. such a great cause.

  • JessicaN - April 17, 2011 - 3:59 pm

    Wow just amazing. What a wonderful pic this week of such a great cause.

  • Rachel McPhillips - April 17, 2011 - 4:05 pm

    Our relay for life event does those as well. They are pretty amazing to see. I had no idea you were a cancer survivor!

  • Christina - April 17, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    Very beautiful image and cause. Thanks for sharing.

  • jules - April 17, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    what a beautiful and thoughtful post!

  • Cara - April 17, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    Such a moving image. Rory my oldest has been to our towns Relay every year since being a few days old, having had much cancer in our families. Wishing you good health!

  • Rachel Potter - April 17, 2011 - 5:33 pm

    How inspiring and moving. Beautiful

  • Amy Lucy - April 17, 2011 - 5:59 pm

    What a powerful image, Amanda. And your words to go with it are perfect.

  • kristin m young - April 17, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    amanda, i celebrate you and survival! your post put a lot of things in perspective for me this week. thank you! love your image, hate that there are names on the bags.

  • Tamara - April 18, 2011 - 9:06 pm

    Beautiful and breathtaking

  • Alison Crane - April 20, 2011 - 5:53 pm

    What a powerful image! I have a dear friend battling cancer now. You are an inspiration!

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