Opa at 91 by Leslie van de Ligt

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This is a picture of John’s father taken recently. At 91 he is a remarkable gentleman He loves to do all his own gardening and still competes with me over who will get the best crop of tomatoes. He looks at all his grown children of which there are six, his grandchildren of which there are 15 and 11 great grandchildren to date with a great deal of pride. Although when we have a family gathering which is all 37 of us he has been known to comment that things are “Just a little bit noisy”. After living through the Nazi occupation of Holland in World War Two, he and my mother-in-law immigrated to Western Canada with dreams of a new and better life. He became a Canadian citizen. With hard work and lean years he forged ahead and succeeded in making his dreams come true. In my eyes truly a remarkable man, a family treasure and an example for us all to follow. Taken with Rebel XSI

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I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    Ohhhhhh……….now that is sooooooo special Leslie!!
    Opa will love to have this outstanding portrait framed……………..
    Delightful capture of this handsome gentleman (and only 91 years young!!!!)…………..xo

  • Rosie thank you for you kind and touching words. We do so love this man. Hugs XXX Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    beautiful portrait

  • Thanks so much Antanas.:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago

    Nice portriat, very distinguished looking

  • Thanks ever so much Virgina. Much appreciated

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    A real nice portrait, and all those remarkable accomplishments throughout his lifetime…So nice to see at his young tender age Leslie

  • Your comments here are so appreciated. Thank you. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

  • Thank so very much BigD. I’m honored. Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 5 years ago

    Well Leslie, you certainly did Opa justice with this image as he looks quite well for his age. You definitely did him proud with the image…AND the feature. A warm congrats there dear. Warm wishes, Ron.

  • So appreciated Ron. He is a wonderful man. Thank you for the wonderful comment. Cheers Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • reflector
    reflectorover 5 years ago

    A great portrait shot of a man who’s got a lot of character in his face !

  • Thanks so very much James. He still loves a good laugh as well. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous portrait.
    Bet he is so proud of you.

  • Thank you for your lovely comment. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fantastic capture

  • Many thanks Scott.Appreciate your comment. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • gdanen
    gdanenabout 5 years ago

    Leslie, “opa” caught my eye. Born in Holland myself, I am opa to my grandkids…

  • Thanks Gerry. I’ll bet your a great “OPA”. I’m told all “Opa’s” are the best.:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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