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By MattK    
A photo taken of my Grandad Norman who was 90 this week. Having lived to such an age means having lots to look back on which I tried to get across in this shot.

Voters: bagman, Leilani, EllieEdge and 16 more

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Leilani 13 29 3 England
6 May 2012 11:07PM
Lovely image. Smile

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EllieEdge 9 15 42 Norway
6 May 2012 11:12PM
You have really managed to capture an emotion here. A bonus is also that we can see a hint of the photograph he is looking at - which in my mind is of him and a wife who has passed away.

To my taste I would have pulled the blacks in a little but on the other hand this phot suits a set of softer gray tones.
6 May 2012 11:52PM
Usted logro capturar una emoción excelente en ésta fotografía..
MattK 6 63 United Kingdom
7 May 2012 10:18AM
Thank you for your comments and votes everyone.

Ellie - I also like the way you can see a hint of the photograph as it allows you to imagine in your own mind what he may be looking at and thinking of. I do have a version of this with the blacks pulled in and it was a toss up which one to post funnily enough! I can always add it to the versions if you like?

MattK 6 63 United Kingdom
7 May 2012 10:22AM
Thank you to Peter Bargh for my Highly Commended award - this is my first one since joining the site so I am really chuffed to have received it. Thank you Peter! Grin
I like all of them. He looks great for 90 years of age. =)
EllieEdge 9 15 42 Norway
7 May 2012 7:28PM
Yes Matt, please do! I didn't see until now that there are four images so my comment was for no 1 Smile
blackbird 11 159 15 United Kingdom
7 May 2012 8:12PM
I love the poignancy of this, and my eye is drawn as much to the photograph as to the face. The emotion is tangible.
Glad to see an award, well done Smile
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
3 Aug 2013 10:26AM
a fine set...V1 is the winner...a good portrait, very relaxed and I like how the photo shows through GrinGrin
MattK 6 63 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2013 10:36AM
Thanks Smile

I like the fact you can see a bit of the photo too. It was unintentional but I think it has worked out well!
Wilco54 5 192 1 Luxembourg
5 Aug 2013 9:49AM
Its worked really well! I too like the photo and you have caught the emotion in his eyes really well, he is definitely thinking fondly of the time caught in the photo
nsutcliffe 11 90 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 7:44AM
Version 1 for me. Excellent photo.

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