“Strength of character is not always about how much you can handle before you break, it’s also about how much you can handle after you’ve broken.”
— Nikhil Saluja

This sun-baked cherub sits on a small bench next to an infant grave. Though recognizable, its character has been forever changed and scarred by wounds that time cannot heal but only deepen. I realized it is an illustration of the hearts of those who placed it here.

The photo was initially processed in Lightroom 5, then Perfect Effects — a component of onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 — was used to add a surface texture and alter the overall tone of the image.

"Scarred" Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/10 at 1/200 sec., 112mm

“Scarred” Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/10 at 1/200 sec., 112mm
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