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    It would have been my parents 50th anniversary but my dad didn't make it by two months only. I was spending some precious time with them when my dad now bed-bound and barely able to speak got hold of my mum's hand and with great affection said: 'My girl'. I was lucky to have my camera to capture this bitter sweet moment, the two of them on the bed they shared for 50 years. It was the last time I took photos of dad. He was among many other things a keen photographer, think I got the bug from him.
    Composition 17
    Lighting 7
    Creativity 8
    Story 30

    This portrait of an aging couple is powerful and beautiful in the way it captures the relationship between the two subjects. Because of the caption we know the husband died shortly after the picture was made, although there is a solemness to the image itself that already informs us of that to some degree. The gaze of the husband looking directly at the viewer brings us into the picture, and his wife’s eyes lead us back and forth between both subjects.

    Ben Fitch
    Associate Photo Editor, Traveler Magazine
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jun 16, 2012
    Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2012
    Location: Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Focal Length: 28 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/13 sec
    Aperture: f/5
    ISO: 1000
    Copyright: © Adelina Iliev
    Categories: Culture, Portraits, People
    Assignments: When Death Comes, How Close Can You Get?, Family Portrait