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Photo taken by first-time contributor Alexandre Goulet, a Software Engineer from Ontario, Canada. He has found that photography is a great media through which he can escape the day to day trials of life. Photography was especially helpful when he was going through a difficult time after his mother passed away. Photography, in addition to therapy, was a great deal of help to him through that time.
About this photo: “I had found it challenging for a long time to take this specific picture, as I had continuously made excuses for why I couldn’t. They ranged from inadequate equipment, and un-cooperative weather conditions to just plain self doubt. On a weekend up north with friends, I joined one outside for fresh air as he had been admiring the stars on his own. When he asked me “Why don’t you take a picture of this?” for the first time, I had no excuses, and I overcame the hurdles I had created. Either his push was all I needed, maybe it was a bout of confidence he gave me, or maybe it was that right then and there I knew, the best pictures are the ones you take, not the ones you don’t. The rest is history.”