A Brief Intermission

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© Maura Wolfson-Foster
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UploadedJune 19, 2009
ModelCanon PowerShot SD790 IS
Exposure1/60 sec at f/3.2
FlashRed Eye, Auto-Mode
Focal Length7.23 mm
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Mom & Dad (Dad couldn't get out of bed for the 2nd day in a row) We took turns lying with him. At one point, he opened his eyes and said to me, "I can't please all the people all the time" I told him that he didn't have to; that now is his time....he "went home" a week later.

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34 responses

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    Very touching photo and text. Also very nice combination of colours. Good wishes to your father and the rest of your family!

  • Rhio9 (Rhio9)

    Rhio9 (Rhio9) (Deleted) said (19 Jun 2009):

    a powerful portrait, very intimate and emotional from the point of view of the photo. there's so much going on in his eyes, or, not going on as the case may be. such a life that's come and gone, or nearly arrived like approaching a freeway off ramp going a little too slow, but taking the turn a little too fast. they're obviously still in love as "love" is defined by their dependent, needy, impatient and fearful memories. the way youve shot their hands, the angles and positioning of the hands is quite remarkable. i know you didnt "pose" them in any way, i know it was just the way they were. but the hands and arms are so twisted in different directions, attention is dispersed, feelings have been categorized and filed in manila folders of spirituality for you to rumage thru at a later time.

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) said (19 Jun 2009):

    This is really wonderful. Everything about it!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    Wonderful...this should be entered into a theme.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (19 Jun 2009):

    Thank you so much, Lise, Rhio, Simon, Debrah & John. I took alot of photos of them that day. Some are too intense for me to upload right now. I'll take your advice John & put it in the candid theme. Thank you, again, my dear JPG family.

  • kris stewart

    kris stewart gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    I agree with all the above comments. Lovely.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (19 Jun 2009):

    Thank you Kris.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    Quite and emotional photo and honestly made me a little teary eyed. Best wishes!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (19 Jun 2009):

    Oh, Lanis! You are so dear. Thank you.

  • harryfacemajors

    harryfacemajors (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2009):


  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    This shot is so eloquent, telling of a very long past and what could be a very short future of a most loving couple. The expressions and body language are remarkably readable, and evoke a feeling of voyeurism; like accidentally walking in on a very private conversation, and learning too much. This is a shot to treasure.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    I agree about everygin all have said! so tender and touching. You can tell of a RARE love here. It does my heart good to know of htis knid of love. thank you so much for sharing a rpivate moment like this with us.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    Oh...Maura, this image says so much about life and love. It's achingly intimate; beautiful and painful;unforgettable. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (20 Jun 2009):

    I have Tears..........
    Peace to your Father's Freedom -
    (((HUGS))) to your Family -
    ♥LOVE♥ to You My Friend -

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    very touching Maura.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    Wow Maura, you have shared a really special and beautiful family moment, thank you and I hope that it helps you heal!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (21 Jun 2009):

    Very powerful and touching moment!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (22 Jun 2009):

    Thank you, my wonderful JPG family. I am so touched by your comments and support. I miss you and will be back soon....keep on shooting! With love, ~ M

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    This brought a tear,,,,,,,a recognition of the beauty of a life having been encompassed by love..........to treasure......very touching!

  • Jason Khzouz

    Jason Khzouz (Deleted) gave props (22 Jun 2009):


  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (24 Jun 2009):

    A very special family filled with love and compassion for one another. This image shows us two amazing individuals embracing the time spent together. Today and always Maura, god bless!!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (25 Jun 2009):

    Powerful and brave of you to record and share this; it reminds me so much of personal experience -- I am truly touched

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (25 Jun 2009):

    a powerful, intimate, absolutely unique image, Maura, and I can't but agree with all the above said!!!!!!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (26 Jun 2009):

    Dear Michelle, Jason, Caireen, Janice, Jan, and Claudia,
    Thank you for your loving words of support. I feel so blessed to know you all...! With love, ~ M

  • Michael Billert

    Michael Billert said (26 Jun 2009):

    Getting old sucks, its good you have the fortitude to document these beautiful people. I lost my sister last year. Stopped taking pic's three years before she gave it up. mjb

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful. Thanks.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (29 Jun 2009):

    I am very moved by this shot, he was obviously very much loved and a wonderful man..

  • John Conneely

    John Conneely said (5 Jul 2009):

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Its a beautiful portrait full of your fond feelings for your parents which is a tribute to you and your work. And Michael the only the thing that sucks about getting old "is not getting old" everything else is a wonderful journey. Thanks very much again Maura...

  • Ingz

    Ingz (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    very beautiful portrait work.

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (9 Oct 2009):

    This is so amazing. Very powerful. Makes me remember the time I spent lying next to my Mom before she passed. The phone conversation just adds to it all.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (8 Nov 2009):

    Tears; they are so strong

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    You have made me cry. Powerful!

  • Fabiola Alvarez

    Fabiola Alvarez gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    So impressive and beautiful / Una hermosa y conmovedora foto.

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