A life well spent

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

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Taken on June 30, 2011