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Challenge: Something Old IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Date: Jan 6, 2015
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2015



[Jan. 18th, 2015 10:57:33 AM]

A candid shot of my 90 year old Father-In-Law. We gave him this puzzle for his birthday (Dec. 23), and he was reminiscing, telling us stories that we have heard many, many times. This is his favorite picture of he and his wife, their engagement picture from 1946 just after he returned from WWII (Marines in the Pacific). She passed away 4 years ago and he is still grieving.

The shadows are a bit distracting, but I liked it just the same.

Thanks so much for the lovely comments and generous votes.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.8171
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.7059
Avg (non-participants): 6.8958
Views since voting: 1347
Views during voting: 158
Votes: 82
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/12/2015 08:55:34 AM
This is such a wonderful portrait. I actually really like the shadows because it gives it more warmth and reality. I'm so sorry for your loss. :(
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01/21/2015 06:05:12 AM
heart touching composition. Well done
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01/19/2015 04:48:05 PM
Love the story and the image, congratulations.
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01/19/2015 03:28:40 PM
Congratulations! I've had a photo made into a puzzle too -- I think that was a great present.
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01/19/2015 01:36:46 PM
congratulations !
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01/19/2015 11:24:19 AM
Beautifully done and touching.
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01/19/2015 10:10:44 AM
This was my top pick for the challenge...a beautiful moment.
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01/19/2015 09:09:19 AM
Superb lighting and overall great result!
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01/19/2015 08:25:28 AM
well done congrats
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01/19/2015 01:03:33 AM
Beautiful picture, beautiful story.
Lighting and processing are fabulous
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01/19/2015 01:00:18 AM
Even better being a candid, such a sweet shot, I can only imagine how he is grieving!
Oh and I can relate to those stories been told many many times, I said to my kids I hope I don't become like that :)

Message edited by author 2015-01-19 01:02:33.
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01/19/2015 12:23:04 AM
Truly lovely shot and I appreciated the story. Very nicely done. Congrats on the ribbon and great image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2015 09:51:31 AM
so interesting !!

is it really a shot from you / him made into a puzzle ?

great light and image quality
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01/18/2015 09:41:50 AM
Nice image, the subject is nicely lit, but the shadow across the puzzle he is looking and pointing at is distracting.

You might want to consider going a little larger in size as well, maybe a 1000 pixels on the vertical.
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01/14/2015 10:21:59 PM
From a sentimental person, lovely light and pleasing composition, the jigsaw puzzle is an excellent idea also.
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01/12/2015 09:35:57 PM
Very poignant.
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01/12/2015 01:33:24 PM
7 from me.
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01/12/2015 12:03:29 PM
Top 3
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