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Image Title:  Glimpse of Eden
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 By: Rachel Leah  
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Photographer Rachel Leah  Rachel Leah {Karma:26110}
Project #55 Peace & Tranquility Camera Model Canon Poweshot S1 IS
Categories Children
Film Format Digital JPEG Norm
Portfolio Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand
Lens Canon Zoom Lens
Uploaded 6/30/2007 Film / Memory Type digital
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 999 Shutter
Favorites Aperture f/
Critiques 17 Rating
/ 6 Ratings
Location City -  Village of Safai
State -  SAVAII
Country - Samoa   Samoa
About "Think of times in your life that made you wish for all the world that you had the power to make time stand still. Are they not moments of love, moments of joy? Simple moments of rest and quiet when all seems to be well. Something in your heart says, 'Finally - it has come. This is what I was made for!'... Just as our lungs are made to breath oxygen, our souls are designed to flourish in an atmosphere rich in love and meaning, security and significance, intimacy and adventure. But we don’t live in that world anymore. Far from it… Eden. The life we've all been searching for because it's the life we all were made for."
(excerpts from “The Journey of Desire” by John Eldredge)

This little girl is named Talaleo, it was taken while I was living in a village in Samoa after some other kids and I canoed over to a small island to go fishing during a thunderstorm! This was one of those moments I would do anything to have frozen in time (and you can tell which moments those usually are when i have 100 pictures of all the same thing!) but pictures don't really freeze those moments. I'd do anything to go back in time to be living in that village with the other people on my outreach team, back in deep loving relationships with them, the villagers, and God, having the craziest adventure of my life, at a time when I had the most meaning to my life. I realize now why I'd love to freeze these moments... this is how God originally created life to be... our original Eden that we lost... but the memory of it is still so implanted in our hearts so when moments like these happen we can't help but wish they'd last forever! We were made to be living in deep loving relationships with others & God, full of adventure and meaning, enjoying his awesome-ness and crazy beautiful-ness that he’s made, and every so often we get a glimpse of that Eden and our heart recognizes those moments as something amazing, but often short lived. It's great to know all paradise isn't lost and we get another chance to be in it! Makes me excited for eternity! :) :)

So thanks for looking and reading! :)
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There are 17 Comments in 1 Pages
André Valente André Valente   {K:905} 3/5/2008
Linda combinação de fotos.


Lynn De Serres Lynn De Serres   {K:471} 2/1/2008
Magnificent artwork, Rachel.


Tushit Jain Tushit Jain   {K:1697} 1/5/2008
Amazing story and photo. I like the way you photograph kids.


Robert Chin   {K:22282} 7/31/2007
Wonderful collage Rachel,beautiful images with amazingly lovely background.
Take care


Lydia Nel   {K:3579} 7/11/2007
How encouraging to see that there ARE still people out there who cherish the beautiful and peaceful things in life - and who put their trust in God our Father - thanks for sharing this experience with us - Regards Lydia


Iman Fouad Iman Fouad   {K:12295} 7/10/2007
An exellent triple shot Rachel with impressive cutie children portrait and pose..tone.. light..peaceful feeling..and great about..thanks rachel for sharing this great sense by photography ..i like this so much..and fav too..
My best wishes,


vanessa shakesheff vanessa shakesheff   {K:68840} 7/8/2007
Lovely series of shots ..but i do like the top left the detail in heer pretty face and the colours of the umbrella circling her head..nessa


Linda Imagefree Linda Imagefree   {K:72276} 7/3/2007
Your words add so much to the images...I like the mood, the light, the tones and compositions, and the way you put this together, very nicely done Rachel!! Hang on to those dreams and feelings...:) Linda


Mike Davis   {K:567} 7/1/2007
Excellent work, it looks perfect in every way! :)


Fadel J Fadel J   {K:13974} 7/1/2007
What beautiful set of images, I love the bottom left one, fantastic by itself!


Alicia Popp   {K:87532} 7/1/2007
Estupenda composición... muy bonita y simpatica modelo!!!


Mary Brown   {K:71879} 7/1/2007
Great collage. I especially love the picture in the top left. Her beautiful face is so wonderfully framed by her umbrella.


Pablo Dylan Pablo Dylan   {K:63918} 7/1/2007
Very nice composition and many emotion in about.
Reagrds dear Rachel.



Michele Carlsen Michele Carlsen   {K:146013} 6/30/2007
I do love your images and your 'abouts' so very much Rachel... they give good purpose and explanation to a crazy world ...and hope for our eternity :)))


Mohamed Badawy Mohamed Badawy   {K:11828} 6/30/2007
very excellent and so beautiful shots, well done .


armin shokouhi armin shokouhi   {K:49} 6/30/2007
hi rachel first i should thank for your comment on my pic.i saw your pics;you have a very marvelous glance to the world arround.take care


David Lockwood David Lockwood   {K:977} 6/30/2007
a very nice set of photos, your layout fits the subject well and the narritive ties it all together...very well done!





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