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Perhaps Never Again
  Perhaps Never Again
Perhaps Never Again

This man has been a very close friend to Bill for more than two decades. Today he is leaving for New Zealand, where his daughter lives with her family. His current plans do not include coming back to America.
This was shot yesterday, as they "said goodbye" without really saying it.
Like Bill, this man is a unique and fascinating character. I hope he will find time to write his story.

© Michelle Alton
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Gord MacEachern
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    Great portrait Michelle!

2/10/2013 3:42:54 AM

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A fabulous portrait Mickey

His character shines through

2/10/2013 3:51:50 AM

Karen E. Michaels

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held back emotion; nice work, Michelle.

2/10/2013 3:52:28 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding portrait and storytelling image!

2/10/2013 3:54:14 AM

Doug Pignet
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very nice portrait

2/10/2013 5:01:06 AM

Bojan Bencic
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Amazing portrait, Michelle. Excellent work.

2/10/2013 5:04:53 AM

Jack Gaskin
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Nice Portrait.
makes me think of an Irishman a poet perhaps


2/10/2013 5:05:41 AM

Michelle Alton
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Jack...Yes! He is an Irishman and his whole LIFE is a poem!

2/10/2013 5:24:00 AM

Jack Ryan
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Excellent and touching very well done.

2/10/2013 7:15:33 AM

Susan Williams
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Great candid portrait, Michelle. You've really captured the emotion. Nice work.

2/10/2013 8:08:23 AM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Michelle,Excellent portrait my friend!!!!!!!

2/10/2013 8:20:53 AM

Laura E. Swan
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He looks like a Sea Captain to me. Michelle. If not him, perhaps an ancestor of his? Interesting people seem to run in families.

I admire your ability to diary events through the faces you capture. Their expressions say so much and your timing is impeccable.

Sad that this new chapter of his life will not including looking back to America but I hope part of his heart will always remain.

And the upside? Maybe a trip to New Zealand will be a welcomed vacation to his photographer friends one day. :)

I hear it's very beautiful and tropical there.


2/10/2013 9:15:57 AM

Tiia Vissak
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a great capture!

2/10/2013 10:50:34 AM

Carol L. Fowler
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He seems to exude personality and character- great portrait

2/10/2013 6:44:32 PM

Terry Cervi
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Well, he sounds like quite a person and I'm sure your hubby will miss him. This is a wonderful, candid portrait, Michelle!

2/10/2013 7:02:27 PM

Neal D. Hatcher
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Fantastic portrait

2/11/2013 6:59:36 AM

Emile Abbott
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Lot of character in this amazing portrait. Send him a copy Michelle.

2/11/2013 1:35:38 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
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A wonderful portrait, Michelle! You can see the character in his face! Fabulous.

2/11/2013 5:43:14 PM

Jeffrey R. Bange
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Beautiful B&W portrait Michelle, he definitely looks like a gentleman with more then just one story to tell, I'm sure he will be truly missed.

2/11/2013 8:51:27 PM

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Great story and portrait Michelle!

2/14/2013 1:18:57 AM

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