Fading but never forgotten

© Darien D. Chin

Fading but never forgotten

Uploaded: December 15, 2006 11:57:05


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.


Judy A. Lawhon December 15, 2006

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

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic December 15, 2006

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

Darien D. Chin December 15, 2006

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

Denise M. Snyder December 15, 2006

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

December 15, 2006

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 December 15, 2006

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

Cassie L. Woodlee December 15, 2006

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

Paul G Slate December 16, 2006

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

Randy A. Myers level-classic December 16, 2006

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

Darien D. Chin December 17, 2006

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

Darien #3711606

Robert Baer December 17, 2006

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

January 11, 2007

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

January 25, 2007

Great environmental portrait, love the lighting #3870136

John V. Roscich level-deluxe January 25, 2007

JOHN #3872111

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3872687

January 25, 2007

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

Charlene Taylor January 26, 2007

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

Ron Roberts January 26, 2007


Darien D. Chin January 26, 2007

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

Darien #3874966

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 26, 2007

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 January 26, 2007

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 January 27, 2007

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

Cassie L. Woodlee January 28, 2007

Congratulations Darien!!!! #3883044

Patrick R. McMullen January 30, 2007

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

AMALIA Veralli January 31, 2007

Beautiful image! Congrats on your win #3897170

Karolyn J. Seeley January 31, 2007

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 February 02, 2007

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

Chris Welch February 05, 2007

Well deserved win. Beautiful photo!! #3915900

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 06, 2007

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 February 08, 2007

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 February 10, 2007

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

Rog #3931588

Colleen Farrell February 10, 2007

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 level-deluxe February 11, 2007

A stunning portrait, congratulations on your win.

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

Jenny D February 14, 2007

Beautiful & very touching image!! Congratulations! #3947224

Emily E. Bem November 09, 2007

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

Jojie F. Alcantara November 12, 2007

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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