Met this wonderful gentleman in a cafe in Stirling, South Australia.
He had lovely eyes, a beautiful smile and engaged in conversation easily. He was very proud of his Davy Crockett hat that he’d bought in Colorado 12 years prior. He’d also bought his bolo tie in Arizona on one of his 20 trips to the Americas. Wish I could have had more time with him to hear his stories.
He graciously agreed to allow me to take his photograph.


Hats and Hatboxes, April 2011
A Love of Canon, April 2011
50+ Group, April 2011
Art Universe, March 2013

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
FL 74.0mm
1/100 sec.
ISO 400
Single RAW file converted.
Processed in CS3 with textures, etc.

Wendi is a fine art photographer currently living on the west coast of Canada. Her work has been published internationally in Australia, Canada and the United States.

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  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhover 3 years ago

    Awesome work and such a beautiful portrait..Wonderful expressions captured here…

  • Thank you kindly, Harmeet!! Very pleased you like him….he was a gem!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiover 3 years ago

    Remember the Alamo!! Great work Wendi

  • Yer, right!!! Thanks heaps, Andy!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    Amazin capture Wendi… unusual people are beautiful !

  • Thank you, Dominique ~ you’re right about that. He was such a truly lovely soul.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • linifer
    liniferover 3 years ago

    Great hat! Nice shot again Wendi :)x

  • Oh yeah, saw the hat first, I think!! Thanks heaps Lynne! xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 3 years ago

    Luv the treatment

  • Thanks Sharon!! Pleased you do!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Berns
    Bernsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Portrait! Wonderful treatment!

  • Thank you kindly – somehow I felt this gentle treatment suited him.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Luis Ferreiro
    Luis Ferreiroover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Portrait and treatment Wendi, I thought he was American… cheers

  • Ah, no..he’s a proud Aussie in fact! Thanks Luis!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyover 3 years ago

    Wonderful portrait – what a gentle face he has.

  • He was truly a gentle soul…. thanks Jan!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 3 years ago

    Another amazing portrait and gentleman! I so love this series of yours!

  • Thanks Jo….you couldn’t have said anything better!! Cheers!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • jockey
    jockeyover 3 years ago

    Lovey capture and treatment

  • Really pleased you think so Bill….you saw him in person! :))

    – Wendi Donaldson

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