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My father - rest in peace

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 27 February 2018 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

My father Alex passed away peacefully at home in Melbourne last week surrounded by his loving family.

I took this portrait shot of Alex in December 2016 in his house at Dalmeny on the South Coast.

He was 95 years of age and in his last years loved walking and dancing - as well as a good glass of red wine - as you can see here! Farewell Alex, we will miss you.

NIKON D750 1/50 second F/5.0 ISO 12800 70 mm

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique portrait
qu'il repose en paix

27 Feb 2018 5:58am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

C'est un bel hommage que cette photographie.

27 Feb 2018 8:26am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, he clearly knew the makings of a long life : a fine portrait !

27 Feb 2018 8:41am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Je te présente toutes mes condoléances et je suis de tout coeur avec toi !!!! Une magnifique photo en son hommage . Il a un super sourire communicatifs ! Plein de pensées positives pour toi et les tiens !!

27 Feb 2018 10:44am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you Martine.

franz from Baden, Austria

A wonderful if poignant image of your late father, Stephen. 95 is a blessed age, and he could enjoy his wine and dancing to the end. Please accept my sincere condolences - may he rest in peace!

27 Feb 2018 12:18pm

@franz: Thank you Franz for your kind comment.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

toutes mes condoléances

27 Feb 2018 2:09pm

@Existence Artistique: Thank you.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful long life, well lived and well served by your wonderful portrait. I wish the same longevity for you.

27 Feb 2018 2:25pm

@Rick: Thanks Rick - much appreciated.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am sorry for your loss. What a delightful and joyful portrait. I think you captured his essence beautifully.

27 Feb 2018 3:36pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you so much Ruthie.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

So sorry for your loss Stephen! A great tribute to a man who appears to have lived a long, prosperous life with a wonderful family as his legacy. A great smile to remember him by! My sincerest condolences.

27 Feb 2018 7:22pm

@Steven: Thank you Steven for your kind words and beautiful thoughts.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I am so sorry Stephen. He lived to a wonderful age but it is so heartbreaking to lose a parent. This is a wonderful portrait. I love his smile!

27 Feb 2018 10:58pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you so much Elaine.

Melissa Capobianco from Ocala, Florida, United States

beautiful. story and photo. it's so wonderful that he enjoyed dancing and wine til the end. some of the best things in life.

1 Mar 2018 12:55am

@Melissa Capobianco: Thank you Melissa.

Leslie from Brussels, Belgium

What an infectious smile that signals a powerful soul and a life well lived. May we all be so blessed in our lives. Thank you Stephen for sharing such an intimate moment in your life with us. Somehow I feel your father continues to smile brightly and be with you and your family. It's wonderful you were able to capture this special memory in a beautiful photograph. Godspeed to you!

1 Mar 2018 9:54am

@Leslie: Thank you Leslie for giving me your kind words and beautiful thoughts.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful tribute to your father.

3 Mar 2018 12:14am

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve.

NIKON D750
1/50 second
F/5.0
ISO 12800
70 mm