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Your personal favourite portrait?

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    He loves dicing with death....
     
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  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Like I said, too far away to slap!
     
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  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Believe that, and you'll believe anything.

    S
     
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  4. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I'll take my chances...
     
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  5. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    ... in the last-chance Saloon? :eek:
     
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  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    This is my favourite portrait. There's probably plenty to pick fault with, but it's special to me as it marks the moment that Mrs. B. felt comfortable in front of the camera after a couple of years where health problems and medication side effects saw her lose all self-confidence as she gained 4 dress sizes. Improving health combined with diet and excercise has seen her go from a size 22 back to a size 16. A little way to go still, but the smile and twinkle in her eyes tells you everything you need to know.

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  7. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

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    This is us and us is most important. Now great grandparents and coming up 54 years.
     
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  8. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    And if I may be so bold as to say, you were punching well above your weight there sir ;):)
     
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  9. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    54? Christ that’s young to be a great grandparent.
     
  10. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Possibly means married/together 54 years?
     
  11. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Austin Powers: international man of mystery
     
  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Another attempt at being funny. I really should use a smiley I guess.
     
  13. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Or try being funny :p
     
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  14. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Or stop horsing around.

    S
     
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  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Ouch
     
  16. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    Noel Edmonds I came across him while out walking in Birmingham, the picture was taken with my wife's compact camera, you guessed it my camera was at home in the camera bag! he was a charming man unlike some and did not mind at all....
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  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I still can't put up my portraits of my late hubby. Even nearly six years on, I still have dreams so vivid I wake thinking he's still around.

    I'm so glad to see photos above of wives and partners. They are so important, believe me.
     
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  18. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I am the same with my daughter. We have no photos of her in the house other than the ones that we had in frames prior to her death. As soon as I look at old photos i'm done. We keep trying to get some more printed but neither myself, my wife or my daughter can do it yet, although Becky is better than we are. To make matters worse not long after her death I had a total HD failure on my NAS and I lost everything that was on it. A lot, although not everything by a long stroke, luckily, had been duplicated from older drives. I still cannot bring myself to connect old drives to see what is there, but certainly the 1st 18 years or so of her life will still be there (I hope).
     
  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I understand. I was lucky in that we had a long time together. Still tough though.
     
  20. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    This is one of the reasons I tell people if you are going to have a portrait of a loved one in the room the ideal size should be 5x7 if they get to big they seem to be looking at you no matter where you are in the room, Its always a tough call when a family member passes away....my commiserations to all.
     
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