Day 5, B&W Photo Challenge

For the last day of the challenge, I re-processed an image that is very close to my heart. This is a photo of my son, Christopher, about one year after he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

The image is special to me because it represents hope and happiness. Ask any diabetic, or parent of a diabetic, and they will tell you the first year after diagnosis is tough, and we were no exception. What sticks with me about the photo is that Christopher had just received his cool, new MedicAlert necklace. “Cool” was his word – he was excited about the new necklace, and made a point of telling me how his life was getting easier and that he was happier than he had been since the diagnosis. It was a real milestone for all of us.

Lightroom really shone in processing this photo. While I was happy with the job Aperture did a few years ago, Lightroom cleaned up the noise quite beautifully.

The image was taken under the light of Christopher’s bedside lamp.
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Mark Iocchelli is an Edmonton, Alberta, Canada fine art photographer specializing in images of the Canadian prairies, urbex (urban exploration), rural decay, homesteads, abandoned farm houses, barns, automobiles and machinery. Signed, limited edition prints of the images you see here are available upon request.

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