I do agree with you about your father's accomplishments. Raising 4 kids is not an easy task. I have one and that's been challenging!
As for you photo, although the special effect is very interesting, I'm not sure how well received it will be since there is another forum for this type of work. I also think that the interpretation of"portrait" is becoming broader and broader. I'm not sureI'd consider this image a portrait but, that's really not up to me tomake the determination.