Processed as HDR from single RAW to 3 exposures (-2/0/+2), orton effect and vignette, then desaturated.
This photo means a lot to me.
It was taken 21th of September 2008 in Trollhättan, Sweden, in the surrounding woods of NÄL (a large hospital).
From left to right, the picture holds one of my brothers, my mother, her man and our dog.
The reason I hold this photo dear is because this is the day the struggle began, both for my mom and for our family and friends. The doctors found a tumor in my mothers stomach. A week later she was diagnosed with cancer.
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My mother has undergone a large surgical operation. She is recovering fine right now, but she still awaits chemotherapy and radation-therapy.
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Complications. She had another surgery. Trying to fight an infection at the same time.
*** UPDATE February 2009 ***
Progress! She has woken up from 7 weeks of coma. Has been in recovery after that for a couple of weeks and had her first day of permission from the hospital! Hope!
*** UPDATE March 2009***
She's home! A nurse visits her 2 times per day, but she's managing just fine. I couldn't have wished for anything better!