Oct 262010

Berryman's Jacket 721ISO 100; f/3.2; 1/60; 7.1mm; 9:20am  (Canon SX10 in P mode)

One of our “younger” residents died about a month ago.  He was 62 years old.  It was both expected and a surprise at the same time. We knew he had been in and out of the hospital for the past half year and we also knew he had not changed his life style.  But he seemed like himself. In fact, the day before he died, he heartedly greeted Carl and I as we rode our bikes past his place.  He had quite a few people partying with him and perhaps he was inviting us to join. We waved and rode on. I wish we had stayed to toast to his life.

His sister, brother-in-law and brother flew in to take care of his property. I took this photo of the hanging jacket at their yard sale. Something I did not know about him until that moment was that this guy loved leather jackets… at least twenty were still hanging and apparently some had already left the premises.

When I processed this  photo I desaturated the red and then painted the red hue back into the jackets.  The green leaves were left untouched because these leaves are always blowing around the park.  I think this “tree” was sitting outside during a wind storm once.  Bits of Mike Berryman.

By the way, this is the same person who owned the subject for the theme “neglected” earlier this year.

Berryman's Jacket 722

IS 100: f/4: 1/500; 13.4mm 9:39am

I’m sure someone must have given this gy to Mike because it looks like him.  Mike was very good at hanging out with his buddies (another use of the hanging theme)!  May he rest in peace. And if you stop by Silly Al’s raise a glass to him.