Saying Good-Bye

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© James Wiley
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

A soldier says good-bye to his family before leaving on a trip to the unknown! A winnipeg Tribune photo

In my 'Photojournalism' collection.
Winner of a Canadian Press Award.

Thank you to Tricia Louvar for the Spotlight!
Thank you to Ronnie Ginnever for the Spotlight!

63 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    Beautiful and heartfelt. Not surprised about this or any award you would WIN!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Oct 2012):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    What a beautiful and poignant capture! Those children hugging his legs is a heartbreaker!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (most uniformly).

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    Compliment !

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (5 Oct 2012):


  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (5 Oct 2012):

    So touching, truly great!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    An awesome, emotive and touching capture a well deserved winner.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (5 Oct 2012):

    What a perfect moment captured. Lovely image filled with emotion.

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    Very sweet! Kind of bitter sweet.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    A heartwrenching moment.. beautifully captured!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    omgoodness this is outstanding!!!!!!!!!! great entry

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    what a touching and beautiful shot.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2012):

    MASTERPIECE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (6 Oct 2012):

    Wonderful and truely moving!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (6 Oct 2012):

    outstanding image, I love it.

  • Lelio La Verde

    Lelio La Verde gave props (6 Oct 2012):


  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (6 Oct 2012):

    wonderful capture must be so hard to say good-bye - love the kids holding on to Dad's legs

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2012):

    A touching moment and a beautiful photo. Well deserved of the award!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (6 Oct 2012):

    Excellent capture James! I love the story behind this image.

  • Pat0

    Pat0 gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    Powerful image, tenderly captured. Well seen.

  • Pat0

    Pat0 gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    Moving portrait of sevperation pangs suffered by families all over the world.

  • Julianna O'Brien

    Julianna O'Brien said (7 Oct 2012):

    fantastic shot!!!

  • niko niko

    niko niko gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    perfect moment

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    Wonderful image and congrats on your well deserved award!

  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    Beautiful capture...but I do have a romantic soft spot fot the 'kiss' photos, from Doisneau, to the one in Times square, and many since...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (9 Oct 2012):

    You captured some very strong emotions in this shot!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (9 Oct 2012):

    Excellent as always !

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff said (9 Oct 2012):

    I should say this is a Winner, such raw and true emotion, you can feel the love and heartache at the same time with all four subjects. Congratulations!!! Excellent work!!

  • Jamie Alexander

    Jamie Alexander (Deleted) gave props (10 Oct 2012):

    Well captured

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (10 Oct 2012):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (10 Oct 2012):

    OUTSTANDING!!! and should be published....

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (11 Oct 2012):

    Great Pic

  • Roberto Ambrosini

    Roberto Ambrosini gave props (12 Oct 2012):


  • Gene Foya

    Gene Foya gave props (13 Oct 2012):


  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (14 Oct 2012):


  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (15 Oct 2012):

    perfect family shot!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (15 Oct 2012):


  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (15 Oct 2012):

    Truly wonderful capture!!

  • Gothic Mermaid

    Gothic Mermaid (Deleted) said (16 Oct 2012):

    such strong emotions, beautiful photo

  • vonAsh

    vonAsh gave props (16 Oct 2012):

    This is a beautiful, heartwarming shot! Excellent entry!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (16 Oct 2012):

    Congratulations on your well deserved award, James. Squeezes my heart.

  • Abha Kaul

    Abha Kaul gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    Beautiful! Being an Army officer's kid, I know this feeling well. What a fabulous capture!!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    wow excellent!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (18 Oct 2012):

    Time-honored tradition. Touches all generations. Superb imagery.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (19 Oct 2012):

    Classic image... I like it alot!

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim gave props (20 Oct 2012):

    Classic and spectacular catch!! LOVE it!!

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (21 Oct 2012):


  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (24 Oct 2012):

    great shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!carpe diem!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (28 Oct 2012):

    What a touching, beautiful, thoughtful picture. I absolutely love this.

  • Nikola Matovina

    Nikola Matovina (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2012):

    good shot....

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (16 Nov 2012):


  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (16 Nov 2012):

    Wonderful doc capture!

  • Angel Arocho

    Angel Arocho gave props (6 Dec 2012):

    Good captured !!

  • Mark Rosenbaum

    Mark Rosenbaum   gave props (14 Dec 2012):

    What a great shot. So real.

  • Antonio Romero

    Antonio Romero gave props (8 Mar 2013):


  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (29 Apr 2013):

    Good choice.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (29 Apr 2013):

    Great for the theme James. Loved this the first time i saw it.

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (1 May 2013):

    Outstanding ...

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2013):

    Wow, the capture of the moment and emotion is off the chart the theme!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (4 May 2013):


  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (11 May 2013):

    The bravest act of sharing....sharing your love of country and protection of family.....outstanding image in every way James.

  • Victoria Sutton

    Victoria Sutton gave props (15 Aug 2013):

    very sweet photo! nice lighting!!

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