Women, Buy Your Own Diamond: Photo Rehab #15


The Clinic – Photo101 Rehab is an event for everyone who loves photography, and wants join a community of like-minded people, who are also fun people to connect with. All you need to bring is your passion. Just so you know, mine is to shoot portraits and street photography.

Some of you asked me if only photographers can join the Photo Rehab… Professionals, amateurs or just curious about photography, anyone is welcome. What are you waiting for? Check here how it works.

Yesterday was an overwhelming blogging day. Unlike my average pattern, I posted several times, just to celebrate the blog’s anniversary. Thanks for the heartwarming and inspiring messages.

I closed the day having dinner with two friends from my former corporate job. We meet as often as business schedules allow for it to happen.

Only one of the three is still working for corporates, while the other two, including me, left corporate for entrepreneurship. We now have different professional identities but still fit in together.

No matter how long it takes to set a date, we make the best of the time we have together. Updates on professionals and personal lives ensue, and lots of laughter as well, which increase after the wine sets in.

That’s when we found out that we had another point in common: each one of us had once bought a diamond ring instead of expecting a man to give one to us. They became curious to know an explanation, that I totally forgot, about the important meaning of women buying their own diamonds. It doesn’t matter though, my meaning was/is that only your own diamond lasts forever.

I could remember though that a good friend of mine was about to marry, when her partner broke up the relationship. He had given a huge diamond to her, while they lived together for 3 years. Well, he took it back to give to his new love.

More laughter. Great friendship. That is what lasts forever.

I woke up to a bright sunny and freezing day to shoot outside without gloves (-1C), as you can see in this picture taken with a Olympus E-M1 12-40mm 1:2.8.

I am sharing with you, all good vibes from nature for a new day.  Make the best of it!



Here is what ‘The Clinic Photo Rehab is:

This blog hosted ‘The Photo101 Rehab Clinic’ from 04 to 31 December 2014 and featured over 170 photos made by Photobloggers Andy Townend, Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, Bampa’s Views, PeaceCrafting, Dreaming of Leaving and Project Easier.

As former patients informed me that the withdrawal symptoms remained active, and new patients recognized the same symptoms, The Clinic – Photo Rehab  reopened its doors.

You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Passionately Curious, come and join us: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

How to join:

Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7 until the healing process ends.

Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.

Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.

Who can join: Anyone can join; and not only former Photo 101 bloggers. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.

Thanks for joining and enjoy it.

The Clinic – Photo Rehab 

 Here is the link to  add your photos. Knock the wall… and click on the image below:

Even if you don’t want to join in, click above and appreciate the beautiful photos of the former and current participants. Go and check their wonderful blogs as well:

Angle and Views

Andy Townend 

Artistic License of Life 

Bad Fish Out of Water

Belgian Streets


Deb’s World



Giving Thought Giving Sight 

Mara Eastern 

Musings from a Frequent Flying Scientist

My Story by Teresa

My First DSLR Camera


Oosterman Treats Blog

Perspectives on

Snapshots Snippets and Scribbles 

Silver Threading 


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22 thoughts on “Women, Buy Your Own Diamond: Photo Rehab #15

      1. Unless it was a family heirloom I cannot even imagine someone doing that! And Lucile, I am all in favor of buying your own jewelry if you see something you like!


        1. It wasn’t…
          I forget to say that my opinion didn’t exclude accepting it as a gift from my adorable husband. After reading my post tonight, he was jokingly saying that he would take back what he had given to me. Lol.


    1. I just keep in contact with the cool ones! 😉 lol. But I meet many others at common professional events, what is also nice.
      You gave me an idea I hadn’t thought about. In fact I should have used a photo of the diamond for this post! Thanks.

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  2. Oh Lucile, I missed this post while I was away. I’m pretty sure I left you a congrats message for your anniversary of your blog but congrats again. I love this story, and of course a girl can and shall buy her own diamonds if she so desires. Heheheh… Xx

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