“Pondering The Loss Of Nelson Mandela”

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Guatemala
Through Harold’s Lens:

Today
Our world lost
Truly great man
True hero of our time.

Let us never forget

One-of-a-kind stature
Wisdom
Grace
South Africa’s
Nelson Mandela.

His final walk to freedom has begun.

16 responses

  1. Beautiful picture. Very sedate. I assume you have been in South Africa. I devoted my last blog to Nelson Mandela (http://johnschwartzauthor.com), as I have followed him from my days at school, growing from revolutionary to prisoner in Apartheid, then reappearing as the visionary savior he was. He prevented all-out bloodshed and perhaps civil war. South Africa is still struggling with racial divide, but it is developing. Nearby Zimbabwe with Mugabe is the opposite of what Mandela achieved. It’s World’s fate that Greatness is a rare example but followed all too rarely.

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  2. Dear Harold and Rita Joe

    Thanks for your email. I agee re Nelson Mandela. Best wishes to both of you for the holidays, and a HEALTHY and happy new year.

    Love,

    Ron and Jo Ann Ginson

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  3. One of the most striking, atmosphere-rich photos I’ve ever seen. Well done! The nuances you bring in shades of grey to make the viewer ponder… Thank you, Harold. Also so meaningful that you took this in black and white – was that on purpose? A great metaphor under the current circumstances, especially with the white cross as focal point…

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    • Thank you my friend. This image leaves me in deep thought. Sadness. Of wise leaders lost. Hope. Of wise leaders to come. The image was actually taken in color. I looked at it both ways. B&W said it all to me. History. The way it was. When I heard of our tragic loss this afternoon, this image came immediately to mind.

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      • Here’s a sidebar to capturing this image. I was inside the church. I took the image, then walked a long way down the small hill towards town. I got to the bottom. Swore at myself. “I can do better” I said. “That image as much more meat in it”. So up the long hill I trucked with my gear. The woman was still in deep thought in the doorway of the church. I quietly walked back inside the church, laid down on the floor and snapped away.

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  4. MY HEART BROKE WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS BUT IT ONLY ME THE COURAGE TO PRAY THE WORLD WILL PAY ATTENTION …. THAT CONFLICTS CAN STOP AND MEN OF ALL RACES CAN BE BROTHERS.

      Sandee

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