Two years ago my mother-in-law passed away. She was great wife, mother, friend and a true Christian. In one of the speeches at her funeral, a bible text ‘Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near’ (Philippians 4:5) was quoted. This text says all about her: her gentleness was known to all who knew her.
She was very artistic, both in an active, as well as in a passive sense, and she also loved to travel. One of the countries to which she often traveled and spent a lot of time in was Switzerland. For years she stayed many times in Furna, a small village in Graubünden.
Although she is buried in the Netherlands, as a family we decided to put a stone on her grave from Switzerland in honor of our happy memories there. My son, a local friend and myself went to the Furner Bach (Brook of Furna) to pick a stone and transport it to the Netherlands.
This proved to be quite an undertaking; the stone we ultimately chose was quite heavy and was located a long way from the point where we had to leave the car. Fortunately enough our local friend knew a solution: from a couple of planks he made an improvised cross, which enabled us to carry the stone with the three of us back to the car.
All pictures are taken with an Olympus OMD-EM10 camera in combination with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/4-5.6 ED lens. The circumstances were challenging as far as the light was concerned. This was due to the fact that the dynamic range that needed to be covered was huge: parts of the valley in which the brook was located were exposed to direct sunlight, other parts completely in the shadow. All pictures were taken in RAW and post-processed in Adobe Lightroom.