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In memory of........

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 4 March 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

........my old mate Cllr. Jimmy Capstick who recently passed away, the flags flew at half mast on South Shields Town Hall. Incredibly he'd suffered a heart attack on the morning that I took that last picture of him, but discharged himself from the hospital in order to attend the ceremony, he suffered another one on Christmas Day.

He unselfishly served this town for over 40 years and was a great help to me when I was a young councillor.

Processed this one in Topaz Adjust but I think I got a bit heavy handed with the high pass filter for sharpening.

PENTAX K100D 1/90 second F/13.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your long time friend.

4 Mar 2012 5:52am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Sorry about your friend, picture looks great to me.

4 Mar 2012 6:53am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Very beautiful image, you give him a magnificent tribute to your friend. Good day.

4 Mar 2012 8:06am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Topaz works really well. Yeah, this is a magnificent tribute to him.

4 Mar 2012 8:16am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

you placed a wonderful tribute to your fried here.
the Topaz works very fine.

4 Mar 2012 8:29am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

4 Mar 2012 9:12am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Grand old building - nice tribute

4 Mar 2012 9:13am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe bâtisse

Bonne journée

4 Mar 2012 9:42am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

RIP "Capstick", what a great name for a councillor, it just seems right

4 Mar 2012 11:27am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

this is a wonderful tribute to your friend, Curly, so sorry to hear of his passing ... prayers are with you

4 Mar 2012 12:21pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Always difficult to lose a friend Curly! I think you image today does him great honour! Bravo! ;-)

4 Mar 2012 1:23pm

tataray from france, France

Bel hommage . Toujours triste la perte d'un ami)

4 Mar 2012 1:49pm

Deej from Perth, Australia

Beautiful memorial.

4 Mar 2012 2:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A lovely tribute to your friend. The architecture of this building is beautiful.

4 Mar 2012 2:38pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Nice architecture and great tribute.

4 Mar 2012 3:37pm

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Sorry to hear about the loss. Nice photo!

4 Mar 2012 4:08pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful clouds at the background added the image frame magnificent....

4 Mar 2012 4:23pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I love them soft clouds over the mountains and rolling ... Beautiful image! Best regards Curly! Adela

4 Mar 2012 5:11pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The image is wonderful, as befits such a quality building. I am sorry for the passing of your friend and such a dedicated public servant.

4 Mar 2012 5:55pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great shot of that great building! I'm sorry about your friend.

4 Mar 2012 6:24pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

May he rest in peace knowing he served his community well!

4 Mar 2012 7:18pm

Hamoun from tehran, Iran

like this

4 Mar 2012 7:51pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beautiful!!

4 Mar 2012 9:20pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

God bless him and all his hours of community service.

4 Mar 2012 9:39pm

Paul Donaldson from Sydney, Australia

Hi Curly love the photo reminds me of a rainy night in December when two men with cameras and tripods stood in the rain on the side of the road (I'm sure looking quite strange to passers by) As said Curly great photo and the story of whom sounds to be an inspirational man in your life, and the lives of other in the town that most likley never meet or even knew of him, a person that changed there lives for the better for many years. It pulls at your heart strings I'm sure Curly but remember the man for all the good things he brought you, and I can say for sure knowing Curly that some of James (Jimmy) has certainly rubbed off onto you my friend.

4 Mar 2012 10:17pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A beautiful building and a beautiful processing! Have nice week!

4 Mar 2012 11:26pm

Zus from Osaka, Japan

Sorry about your friend. The massive architecture is very beautifully captured and processed.

5 Mar 2012 12:55am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

I'm sorry for your loss, curly -- firstly your PC now your close friend and colleague. Take it easy! all the best to you, ;oD

5 Mar 2012 2:48am

Siavash from Babol, Iran

WoW! Look At That Amazing Sky! Nice Shot

5 Mar 2012 7:09am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Very sorry indeed, Curly, my sincere condolences for the loss of your old friend. He sounds like qwite a fighter too :-) I really do like this image todaye and it is a great tribute piece to him. I also have the topaz suite (have for some time really) but just never have the discipline to sit down and learn ...your words and notes have helped me to get going here :-) Again my condolences sir! All the best - Denny

5 Mar 2012 2:52pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

sorry about all the misspells and typos...

5 Mar 2012 2:52pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

my respects to your old friend.

5 Mar 2012 7:31pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful tribute to an old friend, my respects.

6 Mar 2012 1:41pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Superbe image avec un ciel comme je les aime, très dramatique !

6 Mar 2012 4:56pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

A lovely tribute to your friend.

6 Mar 2012 6:04pm

PENTAX K100D
1/90 second
F/13.0
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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