COTA Victorian Senior Achiever Awards
My wife and I were lucky enough to be invited to Government house for morning tea at the pleasure of the governor of Victoria in Melbourne for the 2012 'Senior of the Year Awards'
This man (I won't mention his name)78 from Horsham in Victoria was a worthy recipient as he makes a significant contribution to the lives of many Horsham residents.
He has supported Neighbourhood Watch for the past 10 years as area coordinator and fund raiser.
As a volunteer driver he helps frail older people get to specialist health services in Ballarat and Melbourne and assists disadvantaged younger people to reach the 120 hours driving required for a probationary licence.
He has a special relationship with the men at Barkuma Menís Shed, who are frail or have dementia.
He assists them to achieve purpose and pleasure by helping them with simple, satisfying activities such as gardening, woodwork and footy tipping.
He also delivers Meals on Wheels and makes and donates beautiful toys and woodwork to kindergartens and charitable organisations.
What an inspirational Man! and one of many that recieved awards that day.
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mirosu (5507) 2012-10-12 17:51
Marvelous B&W portrait. The shallow depth of field also separates the face from the background. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fully fixed on the face. This is a really beautiful interaction, and is a good example of portrait mode. The perfect light and sharpness and all details also lends a lovely atmosphere to the photo. Have a very nice weekend.
thebest (3370) 2012-10-12 20:32
You have taken a superb portrait Peter - it is an outstanding B&W image of this humble man.
Excellent Clarity & POV.
Matthew-Watt (6035) 2012-10-12 22:43
I like this classical portrait. The physical elements are crisp, well contrasted and rather regal. Your note is interesting, great to have people in society like this gentleman. Good lighting, diffuse and not overbearing. Interestingly, by the subject having a jacket on I think it adds the required tonal range/impact to change this photo from being good to great. It breaks up some of the patterns of the shirt and offers another texture base.
mohammad_H (6565) 2012-10-12 23:04
Portrait of very cute and lovely
Once we all get old, aging is a good time
Respect for the elderly., And their experiences are required
Have a nice day
annjackman (13171) 2012-10-13 4:34
This is a fine portrait. This man has a face full of character and I like the detail that you have captured. The BG is nicely out of focus so that it does not interfere with the subject. I enjoyed your note - it is so good to hear such wonderful stories of inspirational people like this man.
Kind Regards, Ann
wolf38 (28146) 2012-10-13 22:25
Hi Peter. Here you have published a masterly portrait in classic black and white. The portrait is very intensely at the viewer. The direct gaze of the man in the camera fits the personality of the man. And now I read the informative text. Photo and text complement each other perfectly. Overall, a good contribution to TE.
ifege (9408) 2012-10-15 1:59
A great portrait with lots of character. Light, detail and contrast are perfect.
- Copyright: Peter Mostert (mozzy27) (2051)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-10-05
- Categories: Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-12 17:25