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The Sweet Potato Shall Be Mine by TanteiKid The Sweet Potato Shall Be Mine by TanteiKid
I don't really feel comfortable sharing photos that are too personal, but since my grandfather (pictured) recently passed away, I figured it would probably help me with the grieving process a bit.

Of all my photos from Japan, this was always my favorite, so I'm glad I get to share it.

Here grandpa is being stalked by a deer determined to get the sweet potato he's eating.
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Mitsuki-chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2004
This shot just made me smile...as did the name...Sorry to hear about your grandfather tho, gotta remember the good stuff (like this)
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zasu Featured By Owner May 31, 2004
aw.. such a cute picture. did your grandfather get to see it? it's great that you get to have such a sweet memory of him, and a cute souvenir of the trip and the moment :)
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TanteiKid Featured By Owner May 31, 2004   Digital Artist
I can't remember if he saw it or not...

I always felt a little shy showing him my stuff since he was such a incredible photographer, (aparently he even took a class from Ansel Adams).

You're right, I feel incredibly lucky to have the memories of this. Thank you =)
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zasu Featured By Owner May 31, 2004
hey... my father was a professional photographer, and, even corresponded or talked on the phone with ansel adams too :)
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diver Featured By Owner May 29, 2004
HAHAHA This is a funy shot. Hes being chased! hehe Good one. Sad to hear about your family member though. I never got to know mine, since he and my grandmother died while i was still very young. If you knew him, at least be happy to have those memories. I am jealous :D [still a funny shot hehehe too cute]
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TanteiKid Featured By Owner May 29, 2004   Digital Artist
Thank you. =)
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cryptic-myst Featured By Owner May 18, 2004
XD Thats so funny! My friend was chased by a whole bunch of deer before, when she was small and feeding them stuff >w<

Sorry about your grandpa passing away btw ;_; i hope you feel better about it soon. Just dont forget to remember the great times! >w<
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TanteiKid Featured By Owner May 19, 2004   Digital Artist
Thank you =) That's one of the reasons I love this photo even more now, it still makes me feel warm inside.


As for the deer, the ones in Nara where the photo is from are pussycats compared to the ones in Miyajima. If that was scary for me as an adult I can't imagine what your poor friend must have felt. :O_o:
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This is such a great photo. It made me smile.
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