I did not know it at the time, but my stepfather passed away within 45 minutes after this photograph was taken (Oct 12, 2010). And it made me realize how this photo and his passing were the same. The peaceful mood of the entire image is a symbol of how his last few days were. The calm in the water is a symbol of my mom, who finally has her peace, knowing he no longer has any pain. The reflection is a symbol of his life and the wonderful memories we all have to share. The sailboats are a symbol for his journey to be with the Lord, slow gentle ride. And the sunrise is a symbol of a new beginning, a new life (with God), and an end to a dark illness (cancer). The sun can also symbolize, light, as in going to the light, and that the light is God Himself.

As you look at this photo, you probably can compare it to someone you know who has been called home to be with the Lord. May you always have peace.

Isaiah 58:8
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 60:1
“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.

John 1:9

The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

Psalm 23:2
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters

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  • Steve  Taylor
    Steve Taylorover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful. Great comp.

  • thank you Steve

    – dc witmer

  • click67
    click67over 4 years ago

    Godly..Awesome photography..very inspirational..

  • thank you very much, I really appreciate it :)

    – dc witmer

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 3 years ago

    So very Lovely!

  • thank you Joni

    – dc witmer

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    Aug 1,2011 Congratulations!

  • thank you, this photo is special for me, so I really appreciate the feature

    – dc witmer

  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...almost 3 years ago

    (Reminder, only works that receive this banner can be added to this group – I’m giving awards out to six works for each member at a time so be sure to submit all six at the same time!)

    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous image and wonderful tribute to your stepfather! He would be pleased that you were seeing and capturing this image at his passing.

  • thank you for the nice comments Angie

    – dc witmer

  • Anil Nene
    Anil Neneover 1 year ago

    Wow, so lively… and lovely….. feast…..

  • Anil Nene
    Anil Neneover 1 year ago

    Loved the description, so nicely interpreted….. hats off !!

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