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Hello. 17th August and number 229 in the ongoing 365 image mega series.

Taken tonight at home.

This image is a small tribute to a big man with a big heart and an even bigger character who passed away suddenly on 4th August 2011. Today was his funeral. He was a devoted husband and father, a man who loved his mum and dad and his big brother unconditionally and a great man of God who worked tirelessly for his family and his church. The title of this image was one of his favourite things to say, especially when things didn’t quite go to plan! He will be sadly missed until the day we meet again, not just by his family, but by the many, many people whose lives he has touched – me included. God has taken you home, Matt. See you there.

This is the video that was played at Matt’s life celebration, and believe me, it was a life worth celebrating.

The image of the cross was converted to black and white, given levels and contrast adjustment and a high pass filter layer at five pixels. It was then placed onto the texture layer, blended with hard light and partially erased.

Canon EOS 20D / Cosina 100mm macro lens.

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death, funeral, cross, god, jesus, christ, christianity, james leader, squarepeg, 365, august, megaseries, black and white, texture

I’ve been taking photographs since 1997 and I still love it. After a brief dislike of photomanipulation I now use Photoshop extensively on a majority of my work. People are my favourite subject and I’m always on the look out for new models, so drop me a line if you’re interested! :)

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  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 3 years ago

    I’m so sorry you lost your friend James. Beautiful and strong tribute ,Love, anna X

  • Thank you, Anna. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • KL62
    KL62about 3 years ago

  • Thank you. It’s beautiful.

    – SquarePeg

  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 3 years ago

    Sorry about not right entres above

  • No problem, Meeli. Thank you very much. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • highbeam
    highbeamabout 3 years ago

    So sorry to hear of your friend’s passing… but you have a firm grip on this by what you wrote… no misconceptions to weigh you down. He is in a better place than this.

  • Thanks very much, Russell. :)

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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago


    AUGUST 23rd, 2011
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    Mary

  • Thank you. :):):)

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