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Those were the days

Posted by Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 28 February 2018 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

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

Here, you see Dad with me on the right and my brother Jonathan on the left of frame. We got this shot in December 2016 at Dalmeny on the South Coast.

Alex was 95 years of age and in his last years loved walking and dancing. Farewell Alex, we will miss you.

Nikon D750 1/1250 second F/8.0 ISO 1600 78 mm

group-portraits | father-sons

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

what a PRECIOUS moment in time, what a tribute to the FATHER, may his blessing be with YOU ALL

28 Feb 2018 10:22am

@Dimitrios: Thank you Demitrios.

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

Certainement un beau souvenir renforcé par un bel hommage.

28 Feb 2018 10:36am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Quel superbe hommage à ton papa !! Une très belle photo de famille !

28 Feb 2018 10:44am

@Martine Libouton: Merci.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

So sorry ...he left so many souvenirs ...Beautiful tribute .

28 Feb 2018 10:52am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle complicité

28 Feb 2018 10:52am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

ANother heartfelt portrait. I am sorry for your loss.

28 Feb 2018 2:07pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks Ruthie.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Even after a very long and happy life, it hurts to lose the physical presence of a loved one like your Dad. I too am sorry for your pain and am heartened that he had such a good spirited life and has remained with you in your hearts. Beautiful tribute, Stephen.

28 Feb 2018 2:12pm

@Rick: Thanks Rick. Your kind words and beautiful way you express your thoughts give me much heart as well.

franz from Baden, Austria

I'm with Rick, who can put what I feel much better into words! Your father lives on in you and your brother!

28 Feb 2018 8:59pm

@franz: Too kind Franz - thanks so much!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a great moment captured here with your father and brother!! Your father's pride is beaming.

28 Feb 2018 9:00pm

@Steven: Thanks Steven.

k@ from Paris, France

I love your trio and Alex's smile is contagious. Sincere thought with you, Stephen and how good to be able to enjoy a dad's presence so long when the father seems so joyous. And I love imagining him dancing, I can easily picture him and this touches me a lot. Hugs to you all & peace for Alex.

5 Mar 2018 11:27am