Portrait 2

During this month, I am sharing some of my preferred portraits.

Every time you will see a different person, and yet they will have a common feature, their facial expressions sharing many deep emotions. Their expressions told me that they were perhaps remembering, dreaming, forgetting, or simply contemplating life with peace of mind.

I felt privileged to capture a second of their lives. It is up to all of us to imagine each one of their life’s stories.


I am posting for the Photo Rehab. The Photo Rehab is a community to share photos, learn from each other and connect. Want to know more about it?

In December 2014, after completing the Photo101 course, I opened the Photo Rehab Event in this blog, a ‘healing clinic’, for all of us who love photography (hobbyists, amateurs, pro-shooters and enthusiasts) who missed the course and daily interaction with other photobloggers.

I am always inspired by the photos shared within our community of photobloggers, and for that I want to share my enthusiasm with you.

You can visit all other photos of all patients here: Photo Rehab 


Here are all 41 participants since January 2015.  Go and check their wonderful blogs as well.



AngelineM’s blog


Angle and Views


Andy Townend 





Artistic License of Life 




Atelier Azure


Bad Fish Out of Water





Belgian Streets




Cardinal Guzman 


Chris Breebaart





Deb’s World






Giving Thought Giving Sight 




Japan Can Mix


Jill’s Scene


Laura Gabrielle Feasey


Lisa Dorenfest


Mara Eastern 


Musings from a Frequent Flying Scientist


My Story by Teresa


My Red Page


My First DSLR Camera




Oosterman Treats Blog


Project Easier 




Perspectives on




Restart Urgently Needed




Snapshots Snippets and Scribbles 


Silver Threading 


Susan’s Photo 101


Through the Lens of My Life 


The Light Inside Us.


Trigger Happy 



thmb557855389194bWriter on the Edge


Restless Jo 


On Pets and Prisoners 

070 Through My Eyes




Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7

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. 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.

You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Trigger Happy, 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 does it work:

  1. Shoot a photo.
  2. Prepare your post and publish it. Remember to Pingback to this post and to use the tag #PhotoRehab so that we can find your post in the WP reader.
  3. Add your photo to the link provided below. In this way, you expose your photo to the other participants and the audience of the Photo Rehab.
  4. Here is the link to add your photos. Knock the wall of the Clinic… and click on the image below:

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Sharing sights & insights captured with diverse angles. Ex-corporate, now my own boss. Cycling, hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photography, are no longer only hobbies listed on my resume. It's what I do when I want.

41 thoughts on “Portrait 2

  1. What an absolutely wonderful photograph. It really speaks to me. I took photographs for years. My early days were dedicated to black-and-white. I used 35mm film. I developed the rolls myself and did all my own prints. There is something magical about a dark room. I am planning on investing in a digital camera soon. I want to include photos on my blog page. I look forward to seeing more of your work.


    1. First of all, apologies for such a late reply. This was a scheduled posts during vacations and I haven’t yet been able to catch up with all earlier comments.
      Thank you for a very generous comment. Much appreciated. I am glad to hear that this photo spoke to you. This man’s expression was riveting.
      Fascinating to hear about what you did. I still have my first Nikon which I bought when I decided to go through a photography course. I used 35mm films. Work has kept me away from learning more and photography was away from my life but continued being a passion.
      When I started blogging I included photos in each post and now that is what I do the most instead of writing.
      It is an excellent idea to invest in a digital camera but you can also use your old camera and magic dark room. I loved to develop the rolls when I did a course once.
      I do look forward to seeing your photos. Why don’t you publish them?


  2. I love that you find such different and interesting faces. 🙂 Each time I try to take the opportunity to meet a few of your growing band of rehab-ers. Many thanks, Lucile.


      1. No, don’t be daft! When I’m on holiday I don’t comment unless I’m bored, and who’s ever that bored on holiday? I only recently acquired a smartphone and prior to that I was completely incommunicado so no apologies needed. 🙂


  3. This is an incredible photo. Someone mentioned the old man and the sea. I agree. I wonder what he sees and is thinking? It is cold outside, perhaps he is contemplating warmer days? Great photo for a blog post of some sort 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your holiday!


  4. Lucile,
    Your words, “I felt privileged to capture a second of their lives” really means so much, especially since this is the crux of who you are as a photographer..Your love of portraits and street photography is perfectly described in your words here…You are caring, considerate and kind to all those you photograph!
    Have a great vacation my dear!


    1. I do hope you haven’t been upset with me for not answering your always considerate and insightful comments. Coming back form vacations and catching up with all comments turned to be more work than I had anticipated.
      Lia, your words humbled me and put a huge smile on my face because you truly know hoe to read my intentions, even virtually. You are the one to be praised here for your sensibility and humanity.

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      1. My dearest Lucile!!
        I could not imagine ever being upset with you since you are the sweetest and kindest person around! I completely understand that it must have been hard catching up with comments and reading a blog posts after your vacation. In fact, I myself have been away from blogging recently due to summer break from school and spending more time at the beach and outside. However, I’m back to work now and life is taking more of a normal routine. Your comments here is so beautiful that I find it hard to express my thanks to you! Wow you are an incredible writer and person. I feel humbled just to know you!!
        Sending you warm wishes from a very warm New York City and again, my deepest of admiration and friendship to you!


        1. Lia my dearest, you brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know what to say. You’re the master of words and knows how to reach one’s heart.
          Heartfelt thanks! I’m absolutely grateful for and honored by your friendship.
          I trust you had a fabulous vacations time and it’s returning to work renewed.
          Your recipes were a delight to see and you have us many creative ideas.
          I hope you will find time to continue doing it as you resume your blogging activities, work and dancing.
          I look forward to seeing you doing it all and being happy, spreading your positive thoughts and energy with us, as only you know how to do.
          Here is raining cats and dogs for two days but we will still have some warmth back later this week just in time to enjoy the Sail 2025 event, when over 50 tall ships visit Amsterdam for 10 days, making this a big party. Hope to make some photos to share.
          Have a great start of your day and may it be lovely and fun!
          A warm hug from your friend who admires you exponentially.

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          1. Lucile, your words written to me here are sweeter than chocolate, warmer than sunshine and nicer than a Sunday morning brunch!! You are a true gem…


    1. I am very sorry for this late reply. I have underestimated the time needed to reply to all comments made to scheduled posts during my vacations!
      Thank you so much for dropping by and the lovely comment.


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