Farewell Ellen

© Leslie McLain

Farewell Ellen

Uploaded: April 29, 2016 05:33:28 | Entered: April 29, 2016 05:33:28


I am sad to report that my friend and fellow BPer, Ellen Hodges, has passed away. We are all saddened and shocked by her untimely passing. This is one of Ellen's favorite churches. We will all miss her.

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Dayna Cain level-classic April 29, 2016

So sorry to hear about Ellen! She was a fantastic photographer and her work will live on. This is a beautiful tribute. #1656524

Gayle Lucci April 29, 2016 1

Leslie, I am deeply saddened by the passing of Ellen. She was so encouraging of our work and an inspiring photographer to us all. I'll miss her very much. She will be missed! Gayle Lucci #11467328

Carol Flisak level-addict April 29, 2016

Leslie, this is a beautiful tribute for a beautiful person. Ellen was a terrific and inspiring photographer with wonderful energy. She will be missed and I too am saddened and surprised by her unexpected passing. #11467336

Lindley Johnson level-classic April 29, 2016

This is a lovely tribute, Leslie. A trip to Milwaukee was the first time I met you and Ellen, so this image brings back that wonderful memory. It's hard to imagine that the sweet and kind Ellen is no longer with us - she will be missed by so many. #11467338

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe April 29, 2016

Such a lovely tribute to such a wonderful person. I'm so sad to hear of her passing. She was such a supportive person, and her photography superb! I will miss her kind comments and her beautiful images! #11467341

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 29, 2016

I too did not know when I posted today but it was fitting in that it was a church! Your post is awesome and a fave! #11467363

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic April 29, 2016

Fantastic perspective, clarity and lighting Leslie!,
I am very sad about Ellen'departure. Rest in peace.
Amalia #11467405

Val Feldman level-deluxe April 29, 2016

I feel as tho I've lost my best friend of a neighbor. If ever there was a classic example of the generous community spirit of BP, it was Ellen. Her enthusiasm, encouragement and support to so many of us thru her comments and inspiring photography will truly be missed. Sincere condolences to the "Chicago Group" on the loss of your dear shooting buddy...I know I speak for many BP'er's that your loss is deeply felt by all whose lives she graciously touched. (Thank you for your beautiful and fitting tribute, Leslie.) Rest in peace, dear Ellen. #11467443

John Connolly April 29, 2016

What a shock and sad news Leslie! I know I will miss her terribly, her images were like a ray of sunshine each morning for me! #11467460

Carrie M. Groseclose April 29, 2016

Such a fitting tribute, Leslie. Although I had never met Ellen, I was such a fan of her images here on BP. She was such an amazingly gifted photographer. She was always so generous and kind when she left comments on my images. I will definitely miss seeing the world through her lens. #11467504

Thomas L Willis April 29, 2016

A tribute that I find fitting and incredibly touching. Thank you Leslie. #11467544

Carol L. Fowler April 29, 2016

Gorgeous cathedral. So sorry about Ellen. She will be missed. #11467555

Michelle Alton April 30, 2016

I'm feeling shock and am at a loss for words. Very sad. Beautiful tribute. Ellen...rest in peace. #11468172

Terry Cervi level-classic April 30, 2016

A touching tribute to your shooting buddy and wonderful BP friend to everyone, Leslie. Ellen was such a kind-hearted and giving person as well as a gifted photographer and she will be missed by all. Godspeed to you, Ellen. #11468304

Ann Lyssenko level-addict June 17, 2016

A wonderful tribute to Ellen! It is hard to think of being in this church without Ellen! Thanks for sharing! Ann #11486158

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