Tom Mccorkel

Julie Dant

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08/20/2013

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08/20/2013

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San Antonio, TX - United States

.oO(hmmm .... Tom McCorkle, wonder if he is from Texas? Sure'nuf looks familiar!) Great shot! And my kind of guy, not afraid to have fun ... anywhere! :)

Julie Dant replied:

LoL GD! Yeah...he was my kinda guy too, even if he WAS 70 at the time and I was 30..lol. Just found out that he had passed away a couple of years ago. Thanks for your fun comment. I LOVE to have fun, too! Life is short...I say, ... PLAY!! ;)

Cottonwood, AZ - United States

Wonderful image and story!

Julie Dant replied:

Hi Priscilla, I apologize for the delay in my thanks! I am happy that you liked Tom's image and my story. I will never forget him. And I just found out late last year that he'd passed away a couple of years ago. ;(

Omaha, NE - United States

Great portrait, Julie. Also loved the story. Liked.

Julie Dant replied:

Thanks so very much Jeff! You're a peach! ;)

Maine - United States

Great story, Great portrait Julie !!

Julie Dant replied:

Thanks so much, Bob! ;)

Peyton, CO - United States

This picture has a lot of character, and the story is a pleasant bonus...nice job! v

Julie Dant replied:

Hello Mike! Thanks so much! Tom WAS a character if there ever was one..so it must show. ;0) Thanks for the Vote!

Stockholm, SE - Sweden

Wonderful portrait Julie! His expression is unique and the image is worked with a very nice texture. Bravo! V&F

Julie Dant replied:

Hi Ramon! Thank you so very much! I appreciate your v/F and your kind comments! ;0)

Allen, Te - United States

Julie, I LOVE this portrait! Loved it before I read your description but after reading it WOW what an awesome story. Made me laugh & smile. I wish I knew Tom McCorkle, I'm sure he was a great man! V

Julie Dant replied:

Thank you Robert, for your enthusiastic comments! I am happy that everyone seems to have been so interested in my accompanying story, also! ;0) I am sure he was also, Robert. I've recently put his photo up on my FB page and in the surrounding communities' FB pages..in the hopes someone will recognize him! ;0) thanks again!

San Diego, CA - United States

Julie this may be your first serious portrait but I have to tell you its perfect!

Julie Dant replied:

Hello Douglas! ;0) Thank you so much for such kind and encouraging words! That's really nice of you and thank you for looking!! ;0))

Wesley, ME - United States

Great portrait, you really caught his fun loving spirit! v/f

Julie Dant replied:

Hey Susan...thanks so much! I'll never forget him, that's for sure. ;0)

Oslo, Sk - Norway

This is a wonderful piece of art :-)

Julie Dant replied:

Thank you, Sylvia! So happy you like it and very glad to hear from you! ;0)

Mt. Bethel, PA - United States

Just fantastic Julie!!! There is so much character and life story imprinted on the face of the elderly. I have always liked this quote: "At 50 everyone deserves the face that he has." Author unknown. NO I DON'T THINK 50 is elderly but you know what I mean. Anyway I found this on FB, liked and clicked thru. fave,v/twt,P

Julie Dant replied:

Hi Maggie! Thanks so much for the interesting comments! I am happy you enjoyed Tom. ;0) Thanks for all the "extras" at the end there also! ;0))

Salem, VA - United States

I loved your description of this wonderful photographic portrait. That adds to the portrait, knowing details about a moment in time. I've known some little old men like this in a past job (bank teller) as well, and it really gives you a "warm and fuzzy' feeling to connect with someone like this. Nice job on the photo and the write up about it.

Julie Dant replied:

Hello Julie! Thank you for the wonderful comments. It's nice to hear of other people who work with the public and their impressions, too. Thanks for taking the time to read my long story! ;0))

Sparks, NV - United States

Revisiting; such great character showing in this; twted,fav, already voted on this great piece of art.

Julie Dant replied:

Hey Bobbee! Aww..thank you so much for coming back and leaving your thoughts a second time. How complimentary is that?!! ;0))

Enköping - Sweden

a portrait with great caractair

Julie Dant replied:

Hi Leif! Thanks so much for your kind comment! ;0)

All Over, sl - Poland

Great detailed and moody portrait...Love it :) V/F

Julie Dant replied:

I thank you very much, MoT! ;0)

Tommerup, Fy - Denmark

Thanks, Julie for posting the story to go with the portrait. I can see that you are also gifted as a wordsmith and you relate the meeting with Tom McCorkel beautifully. With your combination of photographic and writing skills, I can see that the book you spoke of to old Tom would be a good one.

Julie Dant replied:

How sweet of you, Robert! But I'm not surprised. You've always given me wonderful and kind critiques. Thanks so much for being a nice friend on here! And yeah...I am a writer/poet, too. lol If you ever want to read one or two..I'm simply "Julie" at gotpoetry.com . ;0)

Simi Valley, CA - United States

Julie that is just plain fantastic.. What a great capture and render.

Julie Dant replied:

Aw, thank you, Steve! ;0) Much appreciated!

Astoria, NY - United States

Awesome portrait, as well as a great story behind the image

Julie Dant replied:

Thank you, Jim, for your comment and for letting me know you enjoyed both Tom's portrait and my story! ;0) Much appreciated!

Jacksonville, NC - United States

Those wrinkles tell a lot! Great pic!

Julie Dant replied:

Thanks Asuncion! I agree! You can tell he's worked outside all of his life and he has a good sense of humor with those laugh-lines! ;0)

Whitesville, NY - United States

That face has a story all it's own. And the story you shared just adds to it. Great work! -v-

Julie Dant replied:

Thanks, Christian, for your comments and for letting me know you like Tom's portrait. I appreciate that very much! ;0)

Buffalo, NY - United States

Julie, a super portrait and a fantastic story to go with it. Very well done. I want a copy of that book when you do it. V/F.

Julie Dant replied:

Guy...thank you!! And when I finally get one done...I'll be sure to let you know!! lol Thanks so much, again!

Tulsa, OK - United States

Excellent image. Very well done!

Julie Dant replied:

Thanks so much, Dan! ;0)

Sparks, NV - United States

So wonderful; the face tells its own story; love it; fv

Julie Dant replied:

Hi Bobbee! Thanks...yes...I KNEW when I was taking his pictures that they had the potential to be good...I was crossing my fingers! lol

Stockport, Ch - United Kingdom

I love Tom McCorkel so muc I have just been Googling to see if I can find anything at all, but alas I couldn't (tried mccorkle spelling too). He has a wonderful face, such character. I hope his lady killer worked for him. Thank you for sharing this story Julie, it has cheered me up so much. Great, great great... ahhhhh.... where is Tom, I want to know too ;) x v/f/g+

Julie Dant replied:

Aww, Faye! What a compliment your comment is for me! ;0) Thank you for expressing such an interest in Tom's portrait. IF I ever find out anything more about him..I'll let you know...how bout that? ;0)) YOUR interest prompted ME to try my OWN search..but to no avail. Even tried telephone number look up. Nada. ;0( I keep thinking maybe some one who knew or knows him, will see the photo. I just now thought...I'll try on my Facebook page! Maybe a friend of a friend of a friend might recognize him! ;0)) THanks again, Faye!

Chappaqua, NY - United States

Wonderful portrait - great detail! v/f

Julie Dant replied:

Thank you, Marianne! B-)

Tommerup, Fy - Denmark

A truly wonderful portrait, Julie! A picture is a thousand words but maybe you could tell us just a little about Tom McCorkel in your description. His face reminds me a little of one of my favorite actors of yore, Walter Brennan.

Julie Dant replied:

Thank you Robert! There IS a funny story to go with this portrait..I'll go post it with the pic. ;0) Thank you for asking for more info, how nice of you! And I can see the resemblance, now, too, since you've mentioned it. Yes..Grandpa McCoy! ;0))

Julie Dant replied:

Robert...I put up the story that you suggested I accompany Tom's portrait with. Thought you'd be interested in reading it! ;0)) Thanks so much, my friend! ;0))

Hudson, Fl - United States

This gentleman has lived his life outdoors.....I would submit that he has seen things both beautiful and unimaginable from the back of a horse. Wonderful work Julie! v/fav

Julie Dant replied:

Thank you Stuart! I imagine you may be right! Definitely has his character in his face, for sure. I appreciate your v/fav also! ;0))

Woolwich, NJ - United States

This portrait is superb!! Excellent lighting and contrast!! You captured so much emotion and personality! I'm sure Mr. Mccorkel was thrilled! fv :)

Julie Dant replied:

He never knew, sadly, Darlene! I was at work and only had time to get his name..and hoped that he would come back and I'd get his address to send it to him..but I only saw him that one and only time! ;0( I've always asked around..but so far nothing. Thank you for your comments and the f/v!!! ;0))

Vildbjerg - Denmark

This is a fantastic portrait.

Julie Dant replied:

Why thank you Odd! I appreciate your saying so! ;0)) It was my very first serious portrait. He was a real character! ;0))

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