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By tartanlady
Out of all my shots taken on our 40th anniversary trip to Venice at the end of September this year, this one of the gondolier was Doug's favourite which is a fitting tribute to him.
No clicks please
Just in case someone has not been on the Forums recently... sadly Doug died on the 30th November.

Tags: Venice Landscape and travel

Voters: Skye24Blue, daviewat, Chriscj and 21 more

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30 Nov 2007 10:42AM
Just perfect. All the elements work so well.
Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2007 11:02AM
Sorry for your loss---and ours.
Doug is still in my favorites.
daviewat 17 4.1k Scotland
30 Nov 2007 11:43AM
I am sure you will find all those wonderful memories you have of your time together as the days pass Louise.

Meantime take strength in your family and friends here.

God bless and take care.

I have added a click, in respect of Doug.

The world is a slightly less bright place today.

jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2007 1:23PM
No click as requested...

You will be able to view this at home and have such wonderful memories in time,Louise. Take care of yourself.

Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2007 2:28PM
thinking of you Louise on this sad day, keep those memories.
Chriscj 14 96 1 England
30 Nov 2007 3:05PM
Very sorry to hear the news Louise my thoughts are with you.

ChristineL 15 39 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2007 3:07PM
It's a hard time to go through, I still have tearful times, but lovely memories too, thinking of you,
MarkT 15 119 2 England
30 Nov 2007 3:14PM
So sorry to hear about Doug, Louise - one of the best photographers on epz imo.

Take care.

BEVZED 13 1.1k United Kingdom
30 Nov 2007 4:22PM
A beautiful tribute Louise, a sad day indeed

Mavis 18 143 2 England
30 Nov 2007 6:25PM
A very sad day Dear Louise so much fun and laughter passed between us here and on Photopoints where I first met you . You will have a great heap of wonderful memories when you can cope with them . Thinking of you .

Much love Maeve xxx
Ceciliat 15 6 Philippines
30 Nov 2007 7:00PM
Beautiful indeed, I'll be thinking of you during these difficult days.

Take Care,
dalischone 16 295 Scotland
30 Nov 2007 8:03PM
A beautiful and fitting tribute. I do so hope that both of your photographs will provide you with lots of wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.

Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
1 Dec 2007 1:48AM
All the best to you Louise - and please see another tribute here.
1 Dec 2007 9:21AM
Lovely shot, I really like the angle on this.
John_Horner 15 12 2 England
1 Dec 2007 1:00PM
My most heartfelt and deepest condolensces on your sad loss. A loss to the whole world I am sure.
Kindest Regards John
Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 1:18PM
My sincerest condolences Louise. A beautiful reminder of happier times, and a very fitting tribute.
Chant x
User_Removed 16 239 7 England
1 Dec 2007 2:55PM
indeed a fitting tribute to a sincere thoughtful person.
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4174 Canada
1 Dec 2007 4:20PM
Congratulations on 40 years, - were 36 ourselves, - dont see too many long relationships these days!

pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2164 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 7:40PM
What a lovely idea, to put up a picture that Doug liked so much. I've been following the forum thread, Louise, and would just like to add my condolences to all the others.
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 7:47AM
My heartfelt condolences Louise at this very sad time for you and us aswell. Though I never met Doug, I felt the relationship I had with him via this site, was one of a genuine friend and mentor. He is still in my "favourites" and will remain so as a tribute to his wonderful personality and his great skill with the camera.

Pete Plus
19 18.8k 97 England
2 Dec 2007 10:01AM
So many couples never make five years and although I don't know you personally, I know through your's and Doug's time on ePHOTOzine it seems you had a wonderful 40 years. So sad to hear that news the other day. I really thought Doug had pulled through.
We at ePHOTOzine wish you our sincere condolences Louise.
carrot_heid 14 198
3 Dec 2007 8:52AM
Very sad to hear of your sad loss Louise. My thoughts are with you.

I think I saw you and Doug one day about three years ago near Lochan na h Achlaise... I wish I had come over to say hello then. Doug used to keep me right on EPZ when I made mistakes about locations of places and Lochs. He had a great knowledge and obvious passion for the beauty of Scotland.

Kind regards

3 Dec 2007 1:55PM
Love it!

3 Dec 2007 4:38PM
So sorry...

GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 4:42PM
Thoughtfully taken and a wonderful tribute to Doug.

Sorry I clicked but I did so before I read your description as it is a fine image.

DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
6 Dec 2007 10:19PM
Very saddened to hear about Doug - a fine, fine photographer who will be sorely missed on EPZ. Take care. Bruce x
tripodted 15 32 1 Northern Ireland
22 Dec 2007 12:49PM
Louise I was so saddened to hear the news about Doug's untimely passing away. He was a real gentleman and his stunning images a source of inspiration to countless ePHOTOziners. Although I never meet him (which I count as a great loss) he always took the time to comment on my uploads and encourage me since I joined this site. I will miss him greatly. My thoughts are with you and your family through these sad times.
ChazB 15 64 3 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2007 2:20PM
Hi Louise, just wanted to send my best wishes to you, especially today. Doug's photography really was such an inspiration and his kind comments and support will be truly missed.
All the best,
Love Charlotte
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
25 Dec 2007 2:22PM
Thank everyone for your kind comments, they are a great comfort to me.
Ycmah 15 4 Australia
29 Dec 2007 4:50AM
Hi Louise,
My deepest condolences. Very saddened to learn about the lost, we lost a great photographer. Doug's works have always been most beautiful and inspirational. No doubt, they also reflected the great person!
climbing_orchid 15 321 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 10:57AM
Hi Louise, have been away for a while and so very sorry to hear of your loss, Doug was an inspirational photographer and always made an effort to support others work, he will be sadly missed.
Lots of love
Liz x
geegee 16 29 England
14 Jan 2008 2:31PM
Memories are so important. Treasure them as I have to these days.
You may not have heard that my climbing days are over, I am now not even allowed to walk more than a very short distance. Yes, memories are the props which keep life going.
Love and best wishes,
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
25 Jan 2008 9:57AM
Not having been on the site much of late, Louise, I've only heard the sad news about Doug's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I've also sent you a PM.
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2008 7:26PM
I have only just heard the news, Louise, and it leaves me shellshocked and saddened. He was one of EPZ's true gentlemen, and a great photographer.

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

KBan 15 512 4 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2008 8:46PM
a fitting tribute to one of the very best on EPZ !!!

Steinmachine 17 80 Scotland
12 Feb 2008 1:12PM
Superb image and a wonderful portfolio i could spend all day going through it.Really pleased to have met you on Sunday had a great day hope we do it again.
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 9:15AM
Have been away from EPZ for a while and only just heard your sad news Louise.

Doug was a gentleman, and a wonderful photographer. He and his work will be sadly missed.

Thinking of you.

foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
15 Feb 2008 3:17PM
A wonderful image and a fitting tribute Louise,no click as requested.
lol 16
24 Feb 2008 8:30AM
Hi Louise can I firstly say how sorry I am to learn of your sad loss. I have not been that much in EZ as I lost my husband a year and half ago and it kinda knocks the stuffing out of you. Anyway you keep taking photos as you have some amazing shots in your portfolio.
Sweetpea 15 6 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 9:36PM
Dear Louise
I haven't been on EPZ for some time and so have only just learned of Doug's passing. I am so very sorry to hear of this, and send my love and condolences to you. He is a great loss not only to photography but to the world around him, which he brightened with his kindness and humour. I will always be thankful for the encouraging and kind comments he continually made on my amateur efforts. They were most appreciated.

With love, Sweetpea xx
29 Feb 2008 10:41PM
So sorry to hear of Dougs passing. When I first joined EPZ , it was Doug's photos that made me realise what I could aspire to in my photography. I was also very grateful that he always seemed to be able to find the time to give encouraging comments on my early efforts.

Steve B
11 May 2008 7:45AM
Hi Louise
Venice is one of my all time favourite places to go.

ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2008 9:43AM
I like this a lot just so laid back nice angles good sharp and clear.
Nice work.
dotpix 16 5 Pakistan
7 Jun 2009 12:01PM
ohhh I'm speechless..... what to say... but its really sorry to hear that.. Louise.. May God Bless him... I can't say anything about that image... coz the subject is gone, how to give words for object. And subject for me is Doug and I'm sure for you too...
bassan 17 15
26 May 2010 11:42PM
Thinking of you. Sam
Jat_Riski 12 89 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 12:39PM
So sorry to hear about Doug.
bassan 17 15
2 Oct 2015 12:04AM
Hello old friend, how are you? Sam

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