An emotional trip to Scotland.
I asked for the Diana+ for my birthday last year. I read the reviews, and all seemed to be good, best of all every review seemed to say “user friendly” or “great for beginners”. I had never been too interested in photography before, but the camera was cute and not too expensive, and the thought of a film camera made the corny part of me giddy. I received the camera the day of my birthday (almost destroyed by Urban Outfitters terrible shipping methods) and was ecstatic. The next day I would be leaving for Europe and I would be able to take amazing photographs. I quickly got film and put it in my camera, and studied the manual all night. Everyone could tell how excited I was because 1. I never study, and 2. I don’t read manuals.
We travelled to London, Scotland, and France that summer, and I got some amazing photos. At least in my opinion I did. The man who developed my pictures didn’t seem to think so, but that is another story. After looking through my photos, there was one that always pops out to me. The whole picture is almost completely black, but I love it. It was a photo of Three Sisters mountains in Glencoe, Scotland. I have a picture of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Parliament, and even America’s World War 2 Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, but the almost completely black photo of the mountains remains my favorite. I believe now more than ever this photo is on my mind.
Being a sister has always been the most important role in my life. I am the youngest of three daughters, and my older sisters have always been my rocks, my lights, my role models. On December 10th, 2010 one of my older sisters was killed. This time of the year is always hard on me and my family. My mind keeps coming back to this photo of the three mountains, the three sisters. I like to think this photo represents the three of us. Our middle sister is the center of the photo and is illuminated by the heavens. The light is shining down on her in heaven. My oldest sister and I stand on the sides together. Like mountains, the three of us cannot be parted. We will stand eternity together.