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  1. Kodiak Qc

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    A good friend of mine called…

    — Listen, our family doctor called me to tell me about the con-
    dition of my older sister. "She will need lots of support from the
    family as there is not much time ahead…" the doctor said.

    I would like you to take a last portrait as she is now, with her dog,
    before… and she should believe it is a gift for her birthday to the
    rest of the family. My preference would be less a studio type of
    shot but more a casual picture… with her dog." —


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  2. AHILL

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    That's lovely Kodiak you've captured love and affection in that one shot. (y)
     
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    excellent well done. some thing for the family to cherish.
     
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    Thanks Andy, it was not easy because she has mood changes
    from a moment to another… the dog was sweet and easy going.
     
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    "Spot on" implementation of brief, with lovely rich warm lighting(y)
     
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    Cheers Terry… I'm not expert in this but it maybe a BT? :(
    That could explain a few things.
     
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    Thanks doggel, :) it was, indeed, a delicate assignment!
     
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    You made a happy ending for a sad story!! (y)
     
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    Thank you Gil!

    Well that's all, really, I can do for this very nice buch of people.
    If it reflects the way they want to remember her, I'm happy!
     
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    Lovely shot, I'm sure they will all appreciate it. Difficult brief.
     
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    Beautiful shot Daniel, you have captured the emotion perfectly.
     
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    And it sure looks like her pup senses what's going on. Excellent job.

    Chuck
     
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    Nicely done. I might tone that blue cushion (?) down a bit in the bg.
     
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    Wonderful photograph and a fabulous gesture
     
  15. Kodiak Qc

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    Yes, it's like doing something without the model
    having the knowledge of what's going on. Thanks.
     
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    Cheers buddy! :cool:
     
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    I heard about pets feeling when someone is not right!
    I didn't experience it myself though. Thanks Chuck! :)
     
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    This is possibly the kind of situation
    one can only trust a friend with. TY!
     
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    I've been playing with that and the result gives the feeling
    of a mishaps in the BG. I decided to tame down the divan
    she was sitting on but not too much, thanks Kris! :cool:
     
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    You've done very well with this beautiful image @Kodiak Qc

    You should be proud of your efforts, as I'm sure they will be proud to receive this lovely gift and memory
     
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    Such a beautiful shot, tres bien
     
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    TY Ian. :D

    When I delivered the picture, as he was not home, his wife
    was at the door. She had wet eyes seeing it and smacked
    me a sweet kiss right there… boom, under my right eye. :)
     
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    Cheers Andrew… un jour, tu parleras Français! :D
     
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    Your most important - and most successful - work to date, I think.
     
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    …posted on TP? Maybe. Thanks.
     
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    Lovely but... if from the details we are led to believe the lovely subject is unaware of terminal nature of her condition, perhaps hold back from sharing on internet until after (unless you have already done so).
     
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    Right, very sensible remark.
    There is no worry there for many reasons… including
    that the brother is most happy that this could be the
    last picture and not some other that would not res-
    pect his wish. Thanks David. :cool:
     
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    Fits the brief perfectly, one that will make the lady happy and will bring back lovely memories to her family.
     
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    Thanks David! :D
     
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    Poignant ... wonderful eyes on both subjects, the lady portraying happiness, then there’s the loyal dog, with that doe eyed sadness gaze into space. Inimitable.
     
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    Cheers buddy! :beer:
     
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    You definitely nailed it Daniel, this is just beautiful!!
     
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    Thanks Claire… :cool:
    She had the chance to see the take in the meanwhile
    and she loves her dog!!!:confused: Well, you know girls… :)
     
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    Very touching story and a really pleasant picture
     
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    Very touching picture Kodiak, nicely done tbh.
     
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    Warm and just brilliant looks like “love”.
     
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    Richard, Mark, and Simon… thanks and cheers gentlemen! :cool:
     

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