In memory of Denver

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© Andrea Petersen
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Doth the plowman open and break the clods of his ground? Isaiah 28: 24

Denver, one of my husband's older brother's passed away yesterday at age 79 and I shot this photo of him in 1989...Denver was a bachelor and a bit of a loner... He didn't get on very many family photographs, but I remember he liked this picture in particular, that I gave him a copy of years ago...Farming was a part of him and what he best loved to do. I think I caught the essence of who he was in this candid that I shot with a cheaply priced point and shoot film Yashica camera that I had bought that year... The sea gulls were flying in abundance that day in the plowed field and I felt compelled to shoot this peaceful scene.

The print is getting old and faded and had to work with it in photoshop to deepen the tones. I had the 11x14 print behind glass in a frame and I used my digital camera to shoot a picture of the picture so it is not of the sharpest quality.

9 responses

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    vintage and well done!

  • Valentin

    Valentin gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    Excellent work! Very nice!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    Very sorry about the loss of Denver. This image is a wonderful tribute and very peaceful scene of what he loved.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    This is so personal, poignant and well done!! Reminds me of the covers of Progressive Farmer magazine in the 1950s. Didn't realize that you had seagulls that far inland@

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    This photo has a beautifully vintage feel to it and I`m sure it brings special memories to mind. Sincere condolences to you both on your loss of Denver.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    Beautifully done.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    I am so sorry about the loss of Denver......a very lovely tribute

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    With Deepest Sympathy on the loss of Dorsey's brother, Denver. It is great that you have this vintage looking photo that captured the essence of Denver.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. What a wonderful photo this is....he must have treasured it!

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