Retired Rower. 

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We came across this gentleman as we were walking along the bank of Albert Park Lake in South Melbourne. We asked if we could take his photo and he laughed at us. He said to tell everyone that he is the retired rower.

I noticed his name on the canoe behind him so I looked him up. He joined the South Melbourne Rowing Club in 1964 and is now one of the coaches. I also emailed the club and said I would love to share this photo with him, but I didn’t hear back yet.

From the IGers Melbourne April Meetup.

x desleyjane

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie H says:

    He looks like a very happy chappy!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes he was quite amused with us photographers ambling past.

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  2. Victo Dolore says:

    What a great photo! 🙂

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  3. Robin says:

    Great shot. He has a very welcoming smile.

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  4. loisajay says:

    Oh, I hope the club responds because this is a wonderful photo, Desley! I love his smile.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lois. He thought us all very amusing.

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  5. Mara Eastern says:

    That’s a gorgeous gentleman! What is it about elderly/middle-aged people that they are often much more photogenic and interesting subjects than the young?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Mara. I think it’s the years that you can see in their eyes and in the lines on their faces. And maybe they just aren’t trying so hard so you get a more candid face.

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      1. Mara Eastern says:

        Yes, I think you are right. Especially about them not trying too hard and just being natural!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          If only we could all get there!

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  6. I have so many photos of places that I want to share with the owners, if I can only figure out who owns some f the desert ruins I find. Thanks for giving me the inspiration to do it. I love this man’s smile and bald head!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Emilio! They still haven’t replied.. 😕

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      1. That doesn’t make sense! Just out of politeness, they should.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          That’s what I thought too!

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  7. pommepal says:

    He does look like a very jolly sort of a bloke.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      He was so nice.

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  8. Very cool, DJ, I hope you can send him the photo. He looks very pleased with himself, which is what your favorite leisure pastime should provide 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Terri! They haven’t replied yet unfortunately.

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  9. inidna says:

    Great photo! He looks like such a happy/content man 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! He seemed that way. So sorry for the delay!

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  10. He has a photogenic and kind face. His smile looks really genuine. Great choice to put him in b&w.

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