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Taking Stock

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Not wanting to lower the mood of the day however this is a sad day for me. A day to remember.

I have been taking self portraits intermittently over the last few months and this one I took earlier today to reflect my mood.

We all have sad days. Days to remember.

On Thursday January 9th 1986, aged 18 (42 now to save you working it out and yes I also know I look it), I came home from college to learn that my 12 year old sister Rachel, had died earlier that day.

I remember happy family times when I look back.

This is for Rachel. Never forgotten.

Paul

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: Tonyd3, polly470, snaphotos and 30 more

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Comments


Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 2:30PM
Excellent lighting, my type of image too.

Edit: sorry did not read your words, however this is a great image and it does not detract from the pain you must be feeling today.

Regards
Tony

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Cor 7 Belgium
9 Jan 2010 2:40PM
A geat tribute. All the best.
cor.
LeighRebecca 9 267 10 England
9 Jan 2010 2:42PM
Oh what a terrrible tragedy. I feel for you. Family is so very very important. This captures your mood. (My family will have a big discussion later about how important it is to love and appreciate one another - it's a message my children would do well to take note of)
clicknimagine 6 221 88
9 Jan 2010 2:43PM
beautiful lighting...
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Jan 2010 2:45PM
Sorry to hear that...Sad
9 Jan 2010 4:30PM
Fantastic portrait. Awful news to recieve.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
9 Jan 2010 11:33PM
Emotive. Paul. Ron.
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2010 12:18AM
Stunning emotive portrait conveying memories of such a sad loss, even after all this time
Tim
Beautiful portrait
Petro
Coast 8 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 3:58PM
Many thanks everyone fo your comments. It is appreciated.

Regards
Paul
SueEley 10 279 96 Wales
14 Jan 2010 7:47PM
You capture a very strong, pensive quality. A very harsh thing to come to terms with - but the happy times must help. We should all aim to make sure we treasure our happy times, I suppose. Emotive is right, Tim.
Nice image but feel slightly out of fucus on further side of face...I know what you were trying to do it`s the famous BUTTERFLY shadow....ps plz remove one of my replies i made a mistake.thanks
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3556 Canada
22 Feb 2014 5:18PM
Exceptionally good SP. Ive had a similar experience, and 62 years later it still haunts me.


Willie

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