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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.
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