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Empty Nest Dream by Nancy Roberts

Sepia image of a woman holding an empty bird's nest.
Empty Nest Dream

This is a self-portrait of myself holding a nest in my outstretched hands wearing a flowered dress.  You can't see my face. I am standing in front of a magnolia tree amid magnolia petals that have fallen to the ground.  This was taken with a digital camera and, with photoshop, I made it black and white and then a light golden brown. I also blurred the edges of the image. I have taken self-portraits for about forty years.  This image is part of my Empty Nest Series about my children leaving home.


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