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izzy & a celebration

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 3 November 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

This past Saturday - my dear friend, Vimal - turned 70. Whew! He is the first in my inner circle of friends to reach this milestone ( and we are all getting there with what seems to be increasing speed ). Fortunately, I can report he is in great shape and content in his work and life. A man of great passion, love, and dedication - Vimal is a remarkable spirit.

Vimal is a very popular teacher at Santa Rosa High School - fifty miles to the north of San Francisco. His wife - Kim - designed an off-the-chart dinner party in his honor and it was a most memorable celebration. Live music, hired service in black-tie, five tables in linen. Kim has owned five restaurants and takes cooking seriously. The meal was unforgettable.

So why is this dog sitting here? Meet, Isabel - Vimal's loving canine. These two are as bonded as a man and dog can be. My gift to Vimal was this image as a print; matted, signed, and framed. I think it was a hit.

An image of Vimal - tomorrow...

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Shiloh from Los Angeles, United States

awwwwww cute

3 Nov 2010 5:35am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice portrait, lovely

3 Nov 2010 6:27am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

what a fantastic portrait, the dog looks exceptionally intelligent

3 Nov 2010 8:32am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice portrait of a nice dog

3 Nov 2010 9:56am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

What a beautiful portrait of Izzy, and a memorable gift!

3 Nov 2010 10:53am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great portrait of the dog!
A thoughtful gift...

3 Nov 2010 11:08am

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a handsome portrait of this pup!! A wonderful thought..

3 Nov 2010 12:07pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful dog . wonderful portrait .

3 Nov 2010 12:48pm

P. Morris from Canada

A beautiful dog with such wise eyes, so amazing, and wonderful.

3 Nov 2010 12:56pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Congrats to one and all !!!

3 Nov 2010 1:51pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning beautiful portrait! Wonderful color and clarity! Perfect light, Stephen, and he looks very noble, doesn't he! You friend is very lucky to have this image!!!!

3 Nov 2010 2:31pm

Marzia from ., Italy


3 Nov 2010 3:07pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Beautiful portrait and beautiful dog.

3 Nov 2010 5:05pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

What a wonderful gift for your friend! Beautiful dog.

3 Nov 2010 6:00pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What a great gift to give!

3 Nov 2010 7:01pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a beautiful dog, and what a wonderful gift and tribute to your friend. Well done!

3 Nov 2010 10:36pm