I know most of you will have seen this one of mine many times for this challenge or that and I am entering it into yet another challenge, oh, and I am not trying to get votes from you so please don’t think that

What I Am Thankful For….

There really are too many things I have to be thankful for but just the one for now is this:

I am so thankful for having and knowing my big brother “KEN” who was kind, considerate, caring, loving, and a dear friend to me. I obviously knew him all my life up until he suddenly died 9 years ago just a few days short of his 50th birthday. I miss him so much and I really am thankful for the few years he was around. It’s funny really that this challenge came around at this time the 1st of November just gone would have been Ken’s 59th birthday

This one is slightly different to the rest of my work but it is very special to me.

I caught this rare shot of my brother, Ken, who was 2 years older than I am, as the sun was going down; I think he was watching a Buzzard over the cliffs of Portreath in Cornwall.

I don’t have many photos of him but this one I will never get rid of. As you can see I have made it part photo and part painting which is rubbish I know, who paints a sun like that? Well I found it hard to paint with the computer mouse. I forced the grain in the shot to look a bit like a canvas painting.

But anyway, this one I like as it sums him up as a person. He loved all nature; bird & animal watching, painting, craft making, photography, flowers, plants, gardening, and the outdoor life. He was in his element when he managed to land a job on a huge estate in Cornwall to help look after the grounds. And this is where he died 9 years ago lying on the ground in a place he loved so much with the sun on his face and the animals and birds around him. I like to think that perhaps they helped him on his way to an even better place than this? I’m only sorry that I didn’t get to say goodbye to him.

So, this is for you Ken, my dear big brother with love from me, I miss you so much my friend but you aren’t far from my thoughts.

The shot of ken was taken on my old SLR Canon AE1 35mm camera about 20 odd years ago and scanned into the computer.

All the Materials Contained May Not Be Reproduced, Copied, Edited, Published, Transmitted or Uploaded In Anyway Without My Permission. My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain Sector. Please just ask Me for my Permission. © Anthony Hedger 2008. Using this image for any purpose and in anyway, without prior permission, will lead to legal action or worse.


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*It’s NOT the camera which makes a photographer good, it’s only the photographer.

The same applies when; buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer, it makes you a Nikon owner.

Our creative juices flow and we capture the moment.

I hope you like the work I have captured and thank you so much for looking today.


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  • Andy73
    Andy73over 6 years ago

    Really beautiful image Anthony. A wonderful dedication to your brother, and something to be treausured forever. Thank you for sharing.

  • TrEaSuReDiMaGeS
    TrEaSuReDiMaGeSover 6 years ago

    LOVE this Tony!! :-) Love how your brother is Silhouetted up against that beautiful background.

  • RichardV
    RichardVover 6 years ago

    Nice composition. Great colours.

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    Great work, well done!

  • poppykitten
    poppykittenover 6 years ago

    Oh Tony, you nearly made me cry,
    I love your sun, i think it looks really good against the sharp silhouette of your brother, and I really like the flowers at his feet.
    A tip top shot, with great

  • clau
    clauover 6 years ago

    Beautiful image, Anthony!!!!

  • suresh pethe
    suresh petheover 6 years ago

    We also miss you Ken ! But You are allways at the beautiful !

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 6 years ago

    gorgeous image

  • Susan Zohn
    Susan Zohnover 6 years ago

    This is gorgeous. I just love this.

  • Valli  aka Frankiesgirl
    Valli aka Fra...over 6 years ago

    This is fabulous Tony and a wonderful homage to your dear brother. I’m so sorry for your loss and thanks for your kind comments today.

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