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a friend

By bliba  
we went to vocational school together and learned to be car mechanics, we were with the army in the same company, even in the same room
We lost sight of each other and haven't seen each other for twenty-eight years.
Everyone went his own way.
We met by chance at the car company where he works now.

He also started to take pictures - a common hobby - when the restrictions are over we will surely take pictures together

Me and my family is fine - it is very quiet on the streets and the air is getting better every day . we live in the country, you see more deer, hares and hawks . hardly any planes in the sky . everything is very peaceful, if the virus wasn't around that keeps the whole world in breath

Actually, I would have taken the train to the Netherlands today - since we hardly work in the car repair shop, I kept the holiday . Now I am at home and enjoy the deceleration and peace . things I have not done in peace and quiet for a long time - like listening to music, reading a book, cooking, playing with the family ..........everything goes at once and I enjoy it.

I wish you all the best for the next days :stay healthy


his song is keeping me sane during all this chaos Yumi Zouma - Southwark (Official Music Video)

Tags: Hands Monochrome Bnw photography Portraits and people LeicaQ

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24 Mar 2020 5:27PM
A lovely story, Oliver and I hope you two can catch up on old times soon.

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2170 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2020 5:34PM
Hands are so expressive, this has a calm, persuasive seriousness.
24 Mar 2020 5:43PM
a fine shot and write-up, hopefully you and your family will not be affected
Great photography!!!
mac Plus
18 6 Scotland
24 Mar 2020 5:57PM
It is nice to do catch-up especially with such a gap in years since last meeting. Many things to discuss and reminiscence. Hands are often the soul of person, peaceful and calm? Glad to hear you are managing with all the present day problems.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
24 Mar 2020 5:58PM
Your text--perhaps even more poignant that this fine image!
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2020 6:08PM
Excellent use of the light Oliver, good portrait...
Isabel GrinGrin
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1605 England
24 Mar 2020 6:08PM
And sometiems we wish the years between had been more productively used...
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2170 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2020 6:11PM
This evenings gongs... Another upload that breaks a sacred rule (focus on the eyes or be forever damned...) and does it brilliantly. This has the directness of communication and he is questioning us.
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2020 6:11PM
Your use of light in informal photos is superb. As is the focus here: I echo all the comments above. And Jenn's reference to your introduction is spot-on.
An excellent portrait, Oliver.

Such friends are worth a fortune . . .

24 Mar 2020 6:16PM
A great write up Oliver 😊
Minty805 Plus
3 33 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2020 6:23PM
I can only echo the above comments. A wonderful study, Ollie.
Stay well,
dimalexa 3 3 Greece
24 Mar 2020 6:26PM
A lovely story and a lovely portrait, Oliver!
You and your family enjoy yourselves and be careful!
24 Mar 2020 6:43PM
Excellent mono composition.
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2020 6:46PM
A powerful portrait, Oliver.

cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
24 Mar 2020 6:53PM
How lovely for you... hope it's all over soon...stay safe 😁
24 Mar 2020 8:02PM
Nice portrait Oliver!

dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 638 England
24 Mar 2020 8:03PM
A slower pace of life has been forced upon us. For some it'll be hard to adjust. As you've found Oliver it's a good time to reflect and take account of what matters.
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
24 Mar 2020 8:26PM
It's strange Ollie, we live on an semi urban estate, today a Fox appeared at our front gate a casually walked through to the back !!!
We also had a very blue sky in London on Sunday and another Fox in Trafalgar Square !!! Strange times and very natural.
24 Mar 2020 8:36PM
It's all been said above. This is so very good.
24 Mar 2020 10:17PM
Beautifully taken and presented.

24 Mar 2020 11:58PM
Grand portrait well done Oliver.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
25 Mar 2020 12:12AM
Where the light catches his cheek I can see a profile silhouette of another face.
Super composition

saltireblue Plus
9 10.4k 59 Norway
25 Mar 2020 8:28AM
The eyes are enough out of focus as to allow us to interpret his expression. The hands, though clasped, appear relaxed.
Superb, Ollie.
25 Mar 2020 10:06AM
A superb and very professional looking image, Oliver.

clicknimagine Plus
10 619 100 India
25 Mar 2020 11:38AM
Excellent shot Oliver...
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
25 Mar 2020 12:17PM
A fine portrait, and good focusing and depth of field. A very interesting story too 👍
Let's hope we all get through this OK...
Trev 😀
Fefe Plus
8 37 31 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2020 3:07PM
A great portrait of your long lost friend Oliver.
A lovely write up too Smile
Stay well
capto Plus
7 6.1k 15 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2020 3:27PM

Quote:A fine portrait, and good focusing and depth of field. A very interesting story too 👍
Let's hope we all get through this OK...
Trev 😀

Agree with this and all the others.Smile
25 Mar 2020 6:43PM
Superb capture Oliver .There is no better friend then an old friend as they say .How lovely he likes photography as well..enjoy your time together. Amazing to see mother nature rebounding as we humans fade into the background.
Stay well my freind as it appears my daughter and I have passed a virus on to one another . Feels like a sinus /head cold today .
Best regards
26 Mar 2020 9:10AM
Excellent shot and a great story - stay safe and well

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