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"Mr Cane Gets His Walking Papers"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-27
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Event, Friends/Family, Action, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO, HOYA SUPER HMC PRO1 77mm UV(0)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TrekMeet Niagara, Photos of my favorite photographers, Photographers at Work [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-22 4:40
Viewed: 1994
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
***UPDATE!! 3:21PM CST! Silke is out of surgery, and doing fabulous! She is even on the computer doing critiques! She is the strongest woman I know!! GOOD NEWS!! Thanks guys for all your good wishes for her!

Today Mr. Cane gets his walking papers! LOL!! Services no longer needed, canned, fired, laid off, disposed of, pink slipped, bye bye! I think Mr. Cane might be going to Miiiiiaaaammiii! (giggles)

This post is for my friend, Silke, who is having a little surgery today on her knee, so that she can put the cane down and run at the speed of light, rather than the speed of sound! Believe me, she is SUPER fast with this cane, but needs her left hand for shooting! LOL!

This is one of my favorite shots I took of her at Niagara Falls this past December. As you can see she was way out ahead of me! I had to run to catch her! So say a little prayer for her knee that they get in there, get it all done and the pain will be where she can tolerate it!

As soon as I hear something about the surgery I will let you guys know here with an update. Her surgery is scheduled for 11:30AM CST. So prayers to begin NOW.
Get Well SOON Silke!
Love ya!

Silke, tjutjut, manujmehta, Royaldevon, chrisJ, wilth, dareco, Fortuna, wenqing, PierreFrigon, vandana2923, Tomek, Juliet, Dot, nishantdavid, Refugee, GreenBaron, WMcK, Hendrika, gabbypal has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Refugee: Tenacityshelbeesmom 1 05-23 13:17
To Juliet: Thanks Julier!shelbeesmom 1 05-22 20:33
To vandana2923: No De sat!shelbeesmom 1 05-22 14:05
To GreenBaron: LOL!! Whale!shelbeesmom 3 05-22 12:57
To dareco: Thanks Karen!shelbeesmom 1 05-22 06:58
To pozaru: Yes!shelbeesmom 1 05-22 06:07
To Silke: my pleasure!shelbeesmom 2 05-22 04:50
To tjutjut: Yes!shelbeesmom 1 05-22 04:49
To Royaldevon: Oh yes!shelbeesmom 1 05-22 04:48
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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-05-22 4:40]
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This is such a funny image! Me clomping way down the road, chasing after the elusive squirrel :) or bit of mist.
Great composition, nicely set up on the thirds line
TFS and Thanks for your good wishes and prayers today

Hello Linda,

Just superb!
Fab shot of Silke, adhering to all the skills you know! Great pov, good lead in line, blurred b/g, sharp image ...!

I'm wishing her well in my thoughts too!
I wonder if she took her camera into the theatre with her! Smile please, I want a record of this op!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hi Linda,

I like the composition with Silke on the side as main point while the rest are in BW (almost) . .
Great observation and come with this lovely shot . .
Your neighbor is Silke this time . .


Hi Linda,

Beautifull image.
Excellent presentation.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-05-22 5:13]

Howdy Linda

Brrr! I hate snow. Betcha you're glad Houston never looks like this! Good contrast, between the colorful red jacket & almost entirely b&w bg. 'Silke' has good taste in winter attire! Tfs!

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-05-22 5:16]

nice composition
good colors
well done

Hiya Linda

Absolutely excellent, what a superb idea for Silke and one that she will be able to look back to and smile at when shes running off to take some new pics.

TFS regards Helen

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-22 5:35]
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mmm, Silke looks gorgeous in red !
I wish her a quick recovery after the surgery.


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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-05-22 6:01]

Very nice remember when shot. ;0)
One of my neighbors and friends had both knees done and he's now unstoppable, so I fully expect that to be the case here given the start you describe.
Other than the memories, I really like the placement of the various components of this image, really adds to the feeling and a good thing for me to keep in my head.
Good job again, thanks for sharing,

Olá linda

this is a beautiful Photo. A great composition with a great mood.

My regards


A very good picture, and I had to laugh at Silke's comment "chasing after the elusive squirrel..." It will be great when this surgery is behind her. Yep, I'm praying.

hi linda, neat shot, very nice to post this for a friend, the composition is perfect with the red jumping right out, nice job,

Hi Linda!
I like very much your picture and I strongly hope in the best result for Silke's little surgery.
Best wishes!
Ciao, Antonella

very good framing here linda :)
i like the red jacket against the snow and road
love the note :P very funny


Hi Calamity,
So you have captured "Mr. Cane" too hahahahahaha...great shot of dear Silke, nice how you captured the contrast of the red jack and white snow. Presenting in the black frame is great too. Get well soon Silke!

Whe do you post a selfportrait in swimsuit of yourself?

Of course she will be OK.
There's nothing to stop her.
Excellent capture.
We will ALL wish her the best in recoveries.

Hello Linda,
Like this partial desaturation.
Well composed shot.
Good luck Silke fro your surgery and fast recovery, and hope to see you at Montreal.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-05-22 14:04]

Nice posting Linda:)
You and Hans - payed tribute to our friend and member:):):)
Splendid composition - Tom:)

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-05-22 15:08]
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HI Linder-
Great photo for Silke-- Nicely done and all the best wishes ! TFS Julie

Aha! linda
nice shot of Silke, haha haha.
what a lovely scene
one thing i must say inspite of any pain from knee surgery Silke still have camera in her hand. what a spirit
beautiful rich red
wonderful placement, nice composition
i like the DOF
good post.


WOW Linda
Lovely capture
Silke looks stunning in the capture with the prominent red jacket.
Beautiful placement of the subject.
excellent POV
Marvellous Capture

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-05-23 5:37]

Hi Linda
Its been so chilly for the past week I thought for a minute there was snow till I saw the date it was taken.
Can we call this an action shot?
Great job of capturing it.


Been there and done that with the knee operation. The first walk was ouchy but after that a stiff legged gait for a while. Excellent red Linda, well composed and good focus. My youngest step daughter gave me a hiking pole for Christmas last year one of those which can be adjusted to use as a cane. TFS,

Hi Linda,

Very good shot, great perspective and good frame!
Congratulations and TFS.


:) on saturday

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-05-24 4:54]

What a great tribute Linda and I am sure Silke will truly smile with it. Yes indeed our thoughts and prayers have been her way and I am sure she will be on the run soon. Thank you for the thoughts and the capture. I do hope she treasures it.
Warm Regards

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-05-26 13:36]

Hey Linda
Very nice.. I hope Silke's cane gets the papers soon! I LOVE the red coat! Nice to see her hunting for that next shot!


You are such a nice lady, Linda. Silke is very lucky to have you as a friend. Best of luck to Silke. Janos

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-29 8:01]

This is a beautiful Photo, great composition with a great mood. Well done.

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