Feb 102013

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This elderly man is clearing the sand from a fossil of a prehistoric predecessor to the alligator/crocodile.  My theme refers to the fossil. But as the man put it, he’s almost as old as the fossil.

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As he explained the process of cleaning the fossil… I asked permission to take his picture.  Then I looked around and found an Ammonite pendant that I could afford.  His wife came out of the trailer, slowly, and dug for my change.  I am very impressed that this couple still come back year after year to do the Quartzsite shows.

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Today is the last day of the show.  They intend to stay in Quartzsite for at least another week before they head back to Seligman, AZ… since it is still snowing up there.



  11 Responses to “2013-32 OLD”

  1. Wonderful, wonderful portrait of a man who although he might be on oxygen and disabled by anyone else’s standards, is able enough to be able to find a purpose in life and not waste the time given him on this earth. This really tugs at my heartstrings. So many might use their physical condition as an excuse to just sit and complain.

  2. Nice series of shots. I like your processing. The second photo is my favorite.

  3. I love that tight facial portrait. Full of textures, soft color and time.

  4. I especially love the middle picture. He has so much character in his face.

  5. Awesome shot of the man looking into the camera.

  6. Wow, these are great. I love the processing, anything special? Especially the portrait, HDR?

  7. Great reflections from the three sets of eyes. – well captured.

  8. Wow. That picture of the man is amazing. Great capture.

  9. Especially love the 2nd image…you captured pure character and personality!

  10. Great series of photos, well captured and processed.

  11. Now that’s what I call true dedication to your hobby, his eyes still have a tiny sparkle happening.

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