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For Dick

For Dick

For eleven years my photography buddy, Dick, and I photographed in Cade Cove several times a month. I can’t guess how many times I had him stop the car so I could shoot this spot. I knew there was a composition there but each time, something was missing. The last time I had him stop, the light was perfect and this was the result.

Dick passed away this morning. I shall miss him.

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slhoornstra14-Jul-2018 02:24
Perfect! V
rick bolt13-Feb-2018 19:56
What a wonderful photo and tribute to your friend.
Anna & Christian RECK22-Jan-2018 16:50
All my congratulations, Buz! It is just gorgeous!! BV. Anna
Mary Bowles22-Jan-2018 06:57
‘This sublime view, with the slanting light accentuating the curves of the terrain is breathtaking.
Your pal, Dick, must have been by your side as you revisited this favourite scene, paying him homage on the day he passed A fine memorial to him. May he rest in peace.
God Bless.
barbarajoy19-Jan-2018 11:11
A sad loss and my sincere sympathy. This image is outstanding in every way and a stunning tribute to him. A lasting legacy. V
❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏18-Jan-2018 00:49
Vote !
Zoltán Balogh27-Dec-2017 14:57
Marvellous implementation. V
Jeff Real21-Dec-2017 18:23
You are a master of light.
It is inspiring!
bill friedlander21-Dec-2017 01:14
The light truly is magical. Sorry that you lost a buddy. V
Frank Tran20-Dec-2017 01:07
Amazing light! Nice catch and capture. V+
Claude Gagnon19-Dec-2017 13:10
Very sad moment! You have to remembers all these great moments with your friend :)) VV
Charlene Ambrose18-Dec-2017 23:24
So sorry for your loss, this is a beautiful image and nice tribute to him. V
blizzard18-Dec-2017 01:27
very impressive camera work
Pieter Bos17-Dec-2017 08:51
Awesome light! ~V
MarcViskens14-Dec-2017 20:11
Very beautiful Buz
Phil Orgeron13-Dec-2017 18:07
Gorgeous! A wall hanger V
Dave Petersen Photography12-Dec-2017 00:50
Terrific mood with dramatic lighting in this moving tribute to your friend. There are moments where nature's beauty transcends what words could ever describe. I think this was one of those moments. VVV+++
Tom Munson11-Dec-2017 18:53
Great light and composition, Buz. Beautiful capture.
Stephanie10-Dec-2017 21:13
This is a gorgeous scene But! So sorry to read about the loss of your friend. :( V
Allan Jay10-Dec-2017 13:22
Memories are sweet moments to hang on for. Sorry about your loss
my friend. Best as always, Al
Carl H. Johnson09-Dec-2017 22:29
fredrcox09-Dec-2017 19:48
A beautiful capture with lasting memories!
janescottcumming08-Dec-2017 22:09
A wonderful way to remember your friend. He is the light in Cade Cove. So very sorry for your loss. V
Martin Lamoon08-Dec-2017 19:57
Its a superb photograph, well worth the wait to get this.
Ton T.08-Dec-2017 18:15
My condolences Buz! This breathtaking image is a great tribute to your departed friend Dick! The light is magical V
Anitta08-Dec-2017 17:48
Oh Buz... I offer all my condolence wishes for the untimely loss of your close friend. I pray to the Lord to bless you with the strength to cope up with the loss. You will always have these lovely memories with him. Love the image. V
fotabug08-Dec-2017 16:19
You are the master of capturing the light! A marvelous image! And what a fine photo to remember a buddy by! This is a wall hanger for sure! V
Yiannis Pavlis08-Dec-2017 13:57
So sorry for the loss
Yiannis Pavlis08-Dec-2017 13:56
So beautifully captured
Ken Chambers ARPS07-Dec-2017 23:17
My condolences to you and Dick's family.
In life, people have many acquaintances, but very few really true friends.
Colin Storey06-Dec-2017 19:41
Stunning image with the colours, light and mood.
Juliette06-Dec-2017 15:16
awesome mood V
Julie Oldfield06-Dec-2017 02:32
I am so sorry to hear about his passing. This is a beautiful and thoughtful capture. V
Morbihan5605-Dec-2017 14:15
oh sad loss we are next to you; such a nice view
Tom LeRoy05-Dec-2017 09:48
So sorry for the loss of your friend. This beautiful spot will always remind you of Dick. Your photo is a wonderful tribute. V
danad05-Dec-2017 03:49
A beautiful tribute with the light haunting the scene. V.
1moremile05-Dec-2017 00:35
A beautiful tribute. So very sorry for your loss.
fdt04-Dec-2017 22:53
My condolences on the loss of your friend. Beautiful tribute.
Coleen Perilloux Landry04-Dec-2017 22:33
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a fine man and a very good photographer.
Walter Otto Koenig04-Dec-2017 21:59
A wonderful tribute to your friend Buz. Wonderful mood with this lighting. So well composed. "V"
Johnny JAG04-Dec-2017 21:28
Incredible light and a beautiful image. Sorry to hear of your loss but I'm sure Dick would have loved your tribute.
Range View 04-Dec-2017 21:19
This is a most beautiful scene with gorgeous luminous light, such a wonderful tribute to your special friend Buz. BV
joseantonio04-Dec-2017 21:08
my condolences for the loss of your friend.
Liz Bickel04-Dec-2017 19:47
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear friend. This is a wonderful, heartfelt tribute to him. Indeed the lighting is wonderful. The scene is absolutely beautiful. The good memories continue on.
Alexander Kazakov04-Dec-2017 16:36
Outstanding view! V
Blandine Mangin04-Dec-2017 16:33
wonderful ! v
Pierre04-Dec-2017 14:58
Une très belle scène en mémoire de votre ami. Mes sympathies les plus sincères.
Marcia Rules04-Dec-2017 14:49
A meaningful, poetic tribute to your friend. The light is a gift. My sincere
condolences to you, Buz. BV
cobler04-Dec-2017 12:38
Yes it is perfect.....magnifique.....V
pkocinski04-Dec-2017 12:00
So sorry to hear of the passing of your friend. Great tribute image to him.
peterj04-Dec-2017 11:24
My condolences on the loss of your friend. This is a beautiful tribute, Buz.
lucanton04-Dec-2017 10:46
une magnifique ambiance lumineuse pour cette très belle composition! V
marie-jose wolff04-Dec-2017 09:40
the lighting is amazing, a beautiful tribute to your friend!
Yvonne04-Dec-2017 09:28
That is a sad story Buz... and what a wonderful memory you have with this beautiful image. v
laine04-Dec-2017 07:42
A perfect tribute to your will always have good memories, Buz. My condolences. V
Bryan Murahashi04-Dec-2017 05:57
Wonderful light for this beautiful tribute for Dick. My condolences.
Don04-Dec-2017 05:56
A very fine memorial for your lost friend; the light is wonderful, beckoning one into the hills.
Carol How04-Dec-2017 04:59
Very sorry to hear of your good friend’s passing... this beautiful layered scene will always be a reminder of your friendship... V
Nirvan Hope04-Dec-2017 04:47
A perfect image for the passing of your friend. A beautiful memory of the time spent together at Cade Cove.
Paco López04-Dec-2017 04:45
Excellent! V!
larose forest photos04-Dec-2017 04:05
This seems a fitting tribute to your friend, a beautiful photo albeit commemorating a sad occasion. I am so sorry. VV
Dennis Hoyne04-Dec-2017 03:25
An exceptional composition, beautiful lighting! Truly a gift from your buddy. My sympathy to you. V
Neil Marcus04-Dec-2017 03:12
Wow! it was well worth trying over again...and again for. You have a patient buddy. Big Vote
Nick Paoni04-Dec-2017 03:07
Gorgeous light and colors.
Eckhart Derschmidt04-Dec-2017 02:36
Beautiful tribute. The light certainly was perfect that time. Sorry about your loss.
Gill Kopy04-Dec-2017 02:34
"Perfect" for sure ! How wonderful to have had a friend who understands ! You will miss him. My sympathies Buz. BV
Helen Betts04-Dec-2017 02:22
A beautiful tribute to Dick. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. V.
Wintermeer04-Dec-2017 00:51
Dear Buz, my most sincere condolences - it is a truly fitting picture, well done! ~V~
Don Mottershead04-Dec-2017 00:45
A beautiful and moving tribute. My condolences.
Jim Coffman04-Dec-2017 00:41
Buz, I think Dick would be proud!! This is such a fitting tribute to your wonderful friend..
Earl Misanchuk04-Dec-2017 00:33
Wow. Love the dramatic lighting. V
Sorry about your loss.
globalgadabout04-Dec-2017 00:27
beautiful, poignant too...such a touching tribute...the passing of a good friend is such a ssd and harrowing occasion..