As the light fell and my energy and equipment energy running low, I gave Walter my card and said that if he needed to do shopping or had any emergency, I would be available. Saying my good byes, I made it to the door, noticing how sweet the air felt as I took my first breath of fresh air. Making it to the car, I prayed to God thanking Him for guiding my actions and showing me what I needed to do to accomplish this incredible task. I felt fortunate to be blessed with what little I have and I gave thanks over and over as I drove home.
That night, I started post processing all that I had done, the editing that I’ve trained myself for 40 years to do is represented here with these first 13 images, plus a 360/180 virtual panorama of the front property and his room, and now is locked into my computer’s memory and is shown here for the first time.
In closing, I offer one parting thought: What this has given to me is an immeasurable feeling of gratitude, especially profound to me at this time of year and this point in my 65 years on this planet. What I wish is that this heart felt pictorial essay will be an inspiration to other photographers as a call to search their souls for more stories which exemplify the true meaning of the human spirit - people caught in the act of being themselves, being human. Thank You, Lord, for all your guidance, love and support in helping make this possible. I owe it all to you.
Catskill, New York, 12/7/2011