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I came across this photo whilst searching for another (I know I have it, but for the love of me, I can't find it!). It's a photo that I shot in 2006 and it turned out that it was the last time that I would see my Grandad alive, as he soon passed away from the cancer he was suffering from.

Feels kind of strange to have stumbled upon it again.

Thanks for looking,
Michael.

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-70mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Last Visit
Username:Consulo Consulo
Uploaded:3 Jul 2012 - 2:35 PM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 2:42 PM

A wonderful story in this. If only the younger man would give those glasses to the older man he wouldn't have to squint. Love the low light and the reflection of the flowers in the tv stands out for me also.............Sandy

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 3:05 PM

Stunning image. B&W photography at its best.
Matt

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 3:12 PM

Extremely poignant image, the lighting balance and the monochrome emphasising this.
Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1092 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 4:46 PM

I think, I hope that I would have felt the same emotion in this without having read the story. It has such delicacy of touch. The slightly gauche, awkward body language of the younger man; the quiet dignity of the older man. The light on the curtains, the spectacles on the table.
I like that fact that you have held back, shown deep respect, not intruded.
This is an image that restores my faith in photography, as a medium that matters.
Moira

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 6:31 PM

Not only so poignant, but a beautifully captured image too. Against the light with all the important details so well shown, this is superb.
Chris

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 7:49 PM

Full of pathos Michael, strong emotional undertones. A respectful image of life.
Ron.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 8:57 PM

It has to be the one.
Bill

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8391 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 9:32 PM

First class. Even without the narrative , this image has strong emotional undertones. One senses an awkwardness about the younger gentleman, whilst the older gentleman seems to have a dignified gentleness about him. The small details are wonderful, the spectacles on the table, the reflection of the flowers in the tv screen. The lighting is perfect for the scene.
Quite simply a first class piece of black and white photography

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2012 - 8:17 PM

Great light creating mood and emotion. The glasses on the table lead the viewer to the subject nicely.
Derek

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Consulo
Consulo  10815 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 1:53 PM

Thank you very much everyone, and especially to those who bestowed their UA's; much appreciated. Smile

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