Fading but never forgotten

© Darien D. Chin

Fading but never forgotten

Judy A. Lawhon 12/15/2006 12:37:21 PM

Oh Darien, my condolances on the loss of your Grandmother. I believe the grief has been captured here. #572768

Nadine A. Lewis 12/15/2006 12:57:17 PM

This image is beautiful but sad...so sorry to hear about your loss, Darien! <>< #3705974

Darien D. Chin 12/15/2006 2:04:03 PM

Thanks you two. I appreciate your kind words. #3706125

Denise M. Snyder 12/15/2006 5:28:53 PM

This is a phenomenal image Darien... sooo beautiful and perfectly executed. My condolences on the loss of your Grandmother. #3706681

Trisha Buster 12/15/2006 8:28:11 PM

This is a lovely photo. How was your grandpa lit... streetlight, flash...? I'm curious because you have the gorgeous sunset behind him yet he is lit perfectly. I'm jealous too, that Nikon D80 is fabulous but I'm invested in a few Canon lenses. Anyways, great job! I love the photo very much. #3707121

Cassie L. Woodlee 12/15/2006 8:43:45 PM

I'm sorry for your loss Darien and you did a beautiful capture here of your Grandfather. #3707153

Cassie L. Woodlee 12/15/2006 8:43:58 PM

I'm sorry for your loss Darien and you did a beautiful capture here of your Grandfather. #3707155

Paul G Slate 12/16/2006 5:00:57 AM

sorry for your loss! this is a very emotional photo great capture! #3707790

Randy A. Myers 12/16/2006 5:58:00 AM

Sorry for your loss but it has inspired a fantastic photograph. This is definitely a keeper for life. RAM #3708024

Darien D. Chin 12/17/2006 8:51:22 AM

Thanks everyone. I lit my grandpa with an SB-600 into a white satin umbrella from the upper right.

Darien #3711606

Robert Baer 12/17/2006 11:31:49 AM

this is a beautiful image. There is a beauty reflected in your grandfather's grief. Your image is very special. justin #3711977

Tony Ebben 1/11/2007 1:14:21 PM

Sorry it took such a sad occasion for you to get this wonderful picture. Well done. #3808381

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 1/25/2007 1:26:36 PM

Great environmental portrait, love the lighting #3870136

John V. Roscich 1/25/2007 6:35:42 PM

JOHN #3872111

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 8:02:35 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3872687

Tony Ebben 1/25/2007 8:40:40 PM

Congratulations, you deserve it..... #3872861

Charlene Taylor 1/26/2007 6:35:22 AM

A beautiful and moving scene Darien! Congratulations on taking 2nd place. #3874585

Ron Roberts 1/26/2007 7:55:30 AM


Darien D. Chin 1/26/2007 8:23:54 AM

Thank you so much everyone. I really appreciate all of the kind words. They mean a lot.

Darien #3874966

Janine Russell 1/26/2007 9:54:54 AM

Darien, beautiful portrait with excellent tones and lighting; so sorry to hear about your loss; congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3875261

Wendy S. Mogul 1/26/2007 1:10:41 PM

This is a very beautiful and moving tribute to your grandfather, I too just lost my last grandparent last fall and it is hard to recover but you will. And you will always have the fond a loving memories that you two shared together.

Congrats on your second place win!
Very well done photo! #3875966

Sherry S. Boles 1/27/2007 12:39:26 AM

Congrats on this touching and well done image, Darien! I had a feeling this one would get gold! :) #3877420

Cassie L. Woodlee 1/28/2007 10:45:41 AM

Congratulations Darien!!!! #3883044

Patrick R. McMullen 1/30/2007 2:12:01 PM

Really nice Darien. Congratulations! I love the effects very much.
Pat #3892587

AMALIA Veralli 1/31/2007 2:02:29 PM

Beautiful image! Congrats on your win #3897170

Karolyn J. Seeley 1/31/2007 7:24:08 PM

Darien......I just discovered this shot and really LOVE it. Such a great piece of soul and love went in to it, it shows! Wonderful tribute and really great photo. BRAVO #3898132

Kelly A. Gooch 2/2/2007 5:51:28 PM

Darien, Such a touching shot. I can feel your gradfather pain from this capture. Great job! #3905701

Chris Welch 2/5/2007 5:45:59 PM

Well deserved win. Beautiful photo!! #3915900

Nikki McDonald 2/6/2007 5:35:28 PM

This is beautiful, Darien. Thank you for allowing us to share the grief you and your grandfather must still be feeling. My condolences. #3919845

Amanda E. Radovic 2/8/2007 1:08:39 AM

this is very touching, the beauty is not so much in the grief that your grandfather is experiencing but more in the great love he has for his wife. It is also your love for them that is what shines through in this tender, thoughtful image. Its as if God sent a beautiful sunset too - it makes it even more beautiful and so very poignant. Well done and a well deserved win. Like all above, condolences to you and your family. #3924354

Roger Fry 2/10/2007 12:55:28 AM

Sorry about your loss, your Grandfathers eyes say it all. Perfect capture

Rog #3931588

Colleen Farrell 2/10/2007 8:46:18 AM

Congratulations on your win! This is a very beautiful portrait. You've lovingly and expertly captured the emotion and character of your grandfather. My condolences on the loss of your grandmother. #3932643

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/11/2007 6:49:33 PM

A stunning portrait, congratulations on your win.

I am so sorry about your grandmother!! Take care!! #3938022

Jenny D 2/14/2007 8:06:40 AM

Beautiful & very touching image!! Congratulations! #3947224

Emily E. Bem 11/9/2007 12:30:25 PM

Sensational winner! Your gallery is a real treat to view! #5050494

Jojie F. Alcantara 11/12/2007 2:29:56 AM

my heart goes out to this picture,thanks for sharing the best memories of your grandpa to us. simply beautiful image. #5061038

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This is a picture of my grandpa, the day after my grandmother passed away. I am used to photographing beautiful landscapes, so it was a bit difficult to try and capture the grief we were feeling, but I tried my best. It breaks my heart to see my grandfather so sad and lost. This is a very special picture to me.

Uploaded on 12/15/2006 11:57:05 AM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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