The Last Dance

Discussion in 'People Portraits' started by JimFox, Sep 11, 2019.

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    I went down to San Diego on Sunday. Late in the afternoon I intended to go to Cabrillo National Monument before it closed at 5pm. But driving down along the peninsula I saw Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and maybe it was the light, or just the impact of driving next to thousands upon thousands of tombstones, I stopped and did some walking around and photographing. At one point I saw this very old lady just kind of standing next to some tombstones for the longest time, so I grabbed few quick shots as she began to finally slowly move.

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    Maybe she was having a talk with her late husband? Very moving image Jim, glad you stopped.
     
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    Yep, that's probably it. Considering her age, her husband must have been a WWII vet? or Korean War vet?
     
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    Beautiful image Jim, touching
     
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    Thank you Mahikan. Her son (I think) was standing next to her constantly, but I knew the image needed her alone, so finally he walked off about 20 to 30 feet away, and I quickly grabbed a few shots.

    I was kind of pleased with getting this too, since 99% of my photos are Landscapes with no people included, I was really happy to get a shot where there was some potential human emotion.
     

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