The Last Round up

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© Andrea Petersen
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Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth. Psalms 113: 6

My original plan was to post the auctioneer at his job for this theme who asked me if I would shoot pictures of the auction that he was performing that day on May 13, 1990..I showed the crowd that came to the sale in the previous picture.

I decided to use this image of the elderly gentleman by the name of Richard who was the owner of the farm that was auctioned off..He was driving up the hillside of his farm on his last round up with one of his tractors to be auctioned off. You see the farm behind him where he did a life time of work. A few weeks later he passed away at the rest home where he moved to after his farm was sold.

Of all of the pictures that I shot that day, which was a new experience for me to shoot an auction sale for an auctioneer.... this was my favorite for its simplicity and for portraying the humble man who was not pretentious but was satisfied with his life on earth and his surroundings.

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  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful!!!..& I am touched by the story.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    Well captured!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    This is a great image... one I bet his family would love to have! The story very sad..... good that he was satisfied with his life though!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (23 Jan 2013):

    Thank you for your comments and faves...Betty, his family very much appreciated that I shot
    these pictures and they do have copies of them as does the auctioneer who asked me to
    take pictures for him that day...Although I did not know the gentleman in this photo personally and had never met him before the day of his auction I admired who he was...a humble man.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    An excellent portrait of his last day one to be treasured Andrea!!! Bravo!!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    GREAT CAPTURE GREAT COLUORFUL PICTURE GREAT ENTRY TO THE THEME

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    You have captured what had to be a bittersweet day for him so exceptionally well. I can see it in his face. A very moving image!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    Really excellent entry !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    being happy with what you do and how you spent your life is more than most people will ever know. beautifully captured.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    Great title for this bittersweet photo!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Jan 2013):

    Workin' JPG's Theme Park (most excellently)!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (24 Jan 2013):

    Andrea, of all of your many bucolic scenes, this may be my favorite. The well-named "Richard" looks as if he was quite a personality!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (24 Jan 2013):

    Great photo, Andrea, perfect for the theme! To bad that Richard did not live long enough to enjoy his retirement money from the auction.

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