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shelbylomas November 12, 2015
I am so glad tou dropped the cigarettes abd picked up a camera ? nice shot and a lovely story .
 
GillianMarie November 15, 2015
Fantastic capture and great story :)
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onyanita November 17, 2015
terrific capture....i gave it up 15 years ago and i have to say it was the hardest thing i ever had to do. Used to smoke about 50 a day...yuk!
 
artemiopascua November 29, 2015
love the details and contrast in textures from skin to hair to clothing, nice work
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eileenmc December 01, 2015
Wonderful mono images super tones thank you for sharing
 
fruitloop December 16, 2015
I love this! My Beautiful nanny ????
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carolsimmons_5489 January 10, 2016
Great story some people might just gain so good advice from you and your mother.

Tea & Scones, then a ciggy; no worries!!

This is actually my mother, so she won't thank me for this.
Mother is a life long smoker with little chance of giving up. I was there myself once, s...
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This is actually my mother, so she won't thank me for this.
Mother is a life long smoker with little chance of giving up. I was there myself once, smoking from about 13yrs of age until several years ago. When I chanced on a 2nd hand book called, 'The Only Way to Give Up' by Alan Carr (now deceased). It was the best 50p I ever spent and as a reward for giving up I bought myself some camera gear and have been a complete pain ever since.

So two sides to the story of cigarettes here. Giving up has given me a totally absorbing and potentially never ending hobby of photography (in the vain attempt to master it).
The strange thing is I knew nothing about photography when I bought my photography gear, couldn't have told you the difference between an f-stop and a bus stop at the time, but for some strange reason photography is something I knew that I wanted to do, strange, go figure.
Any way enough of a rant.
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