A life well spent

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    Whilst teaching English in North-East Thailand (Isan), this old gentleman was my next door neighbour. He is 89 years old and still functions at a hundred miles an hour.

    During our conversation, my control of the Thai language put a big smile on his face whilst we sat fixing one of the village children's bicycle on his porch. I managed to capture this expression, one of timeless joy and happiness.

    I thank you in advance for your "awards", but REAL COMMENTS would be much appreciated. Thanks ^_^
    This picture was taken with a Rolleiflex SLX Planar lens 80/2.8. After print, the picture was scanned and an antique plate-like process was applied via Silver Efex Pro on Photoshop

    SilverChrome7, Viewminder, and 36 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ThomasD300 34 months ago | reply

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    2. xxxxxxxxnnnnnnnnn [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      Love this photo, I think you've captured these essence of this man.

    3. Syber76600 [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      I Agree… Your Work is Fantastic!!!

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    4. Pewald 34 months ago | reply

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    5. thomsen77 34 months ago | reply

      superb portrait!

    6. ichauvel 34 months ago | reply

      great expression!!! beautiful portraitof this old man

    7. bnilesh 34 months ago | reply

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    8. B Lex 34 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a HIT (from the Hit, Miss or Maybe group) **

    9. KAROLOS TRIVIZAS 34 months ago | reply

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    10. Persodan 33 months ago | reply

      Wonderfull exceptional portrait.
      Love the tones and the attitude ...
      Congratulation ...

      Les ombres de sable

    11. Mat aka แมทธิว แซมสัน 33 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much for your encouraging comment ^_^

    12. Veronica Mena 33 months ago | reply

      Splendid portrait Congrats!
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    13. miguelyn... 32 months ago | reply

      Excellent portrait...

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    14. Syber76600 [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

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    15. HanaS. 32 months ago | reply

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    16.  Hubrouz 32 months ago | reply

      Great portrait !

    17. friday1970 29 months ago | reply

      What a perfect portrait! I hope to be like him at age 89, if I make it that far!

    18. tanyareihill 27 months ago | reply

      A wonderful capture of a beautiful face...the landscape of all the lines of laughter - years and years of humour shining though in this expression. Love the choice of black and white. One of my favorite portraits seen on Flickr.

    19. Mat aka แมทธิว แซมสัน 26 months ago | reply

      Thank you all very much for your very kind words of encouragement ^_^

    20. RubySnaps 26 months ago | reply

      Stunning portrait!

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