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By cymru2019
This picture is an adjustment, a bit more glow added, to a recent upload. The reason for uploading this version is to pay a tribute to Sara Penwarden whose death has come as a shock. Unknown to me Sara had been battling with cancer. I met her whilst she was the manageress of Wilkinson Cameras in Southport. My daughter and family lived there for ten years and a visit to Wilkinsons was always on the cards. Whilst all staff at their shops were extremely helpful Sara stood out. Her knowledge of photography and the photography market was truly outstanding. She had a lovely personality and humour to match. But above all her interaction with customers went beyond the call of duty. At times I would telephone her from my home in Cheshire and say I could not understand why I was not getting the results I was desiring on shots. Without fail she would ask me to come in on a day when she was in the shop with a memory stick with my " offending shots." Then when I went into the shop she would go through camera and / or lens settings looking at my shots and explaining to me what I needed to do in the future. Sara was an exceptional person and exceptional in her line of work. I appreciate not many EPZERS will have met Sara, but those of you in the North West of England may have come across her. I am not asking for comments as such. It's just one way of my expressing thanks to her even though I know, reluctantly I will never see her n planet earth again.

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debu 11 India
11 Jun 2020 1:48PM
Lovely colourful detailed image.
11 Jun 2020 2:01PM
A beautiful tribute David,,
11 Jun 2020 3:35PM
11 Jun 2020 3:41PM
Debu, Fred and Francis - thanks. David
Hi David,

A beautiful tribute to Sara. She would have loved it. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. Sara will be missed by so many both inside and outside of Wilkinson Cameras. I'm glad she was able to make such a positive impact on you. I will make sure her husband sees this.

Thanks again,
Alex Wilkinson | Wilkinson Cameras
boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2020 4:21PM
Absolutely ... wonderful tribute to one heck of a lady. Being a regular at the Southport Store it was always a pleasure to see Sara, who was always so knowledgeable and helpful. What a sad day for all who knew her... her legacy will not be forgotten I'm sure... God bless Sara x
11 Jun 2020 4:21PM
Thank you Alex. David
11 Jun 2020 4:27PM
Thank you Jim. David
11 Jun 2020 4:51PM
A truly wonderful tribute to Sara, David.

Richard Smile
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
11 Jun 2020 5:11PM
Sounds like she is off the "old school" that took an interest in their vocation, and not just sell, sell, sell. A fitting tribute, David
11 Jun 2020 6:05PM
Thanks Ian. David
11 Jun 2020 7:38PM
A beautiful tribute David..Lin
11 Jun 2020 9:20PM
Thanks Lin.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1835 England
11 Jun 2020 9:44PM
So often, we don't let ordinary life into our pictures...

But it is right and proper that we celebrate the good, especially the good people we meet.

I never knew Sara, but I've made friends with a few people in camera shops: people who inspire and celebrate photography. I own the start of my photographic journey to Fred Jackson, who ran a GP business in Leek - weddings, D&P, camera sales. I still have equipment he sold me in the late Sixties.

A fitting tribute to someone who mattered.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
11 Jun 2020 9:52PM
A beautiful tribute for a very special friend!
11 Jun 2020 10:03PM
Thanks John and thanks Jenn. David
11 Jun 2020 11:51PM
Lovely words David, fortunate that she touched your life and hopefully you will continue benefit from her advice. Sandra
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
12 Jun 2020 2:19AM
A lovely tribute you've given her. She sounds very deserving of it. Not every person would go to the extent she did to help someone. And your rose is lovely.
12 Jun 2020 9:33AM
Thank you to both Sandras. David
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2020 6:55PM
A lovely tribute and a fine image.Smile
12 Jun 2020 7:11PM
Thanks Ivor. David
Itís a brilliant image David, and very fitting tribute Sarah.

13 Jun 2020 7:20AM
Thanks Carole! David
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2020 8:20AM
beautiful love that colour
13 Jun 2020 8:46AM
Thanks steve. David

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