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On his corner
On his corner

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Challenge: Cold III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Location: The corner of E Lombard & S Hanover Streets
Date: Jan 22, 2014
Aperture: f5.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2014

This guy is quite often stationed on this same corner in Baltimore, spring, summer, fall & winter. I've never seen him beg. He did once ask my bus driver how to get a bus driving job. On this day, it was about 6F with a wind chill below 0F, and there he was, on his corner. I just hope he got to a shelter for the overnight, even if he is bundled up.

Not the greatest shot (compositionally, I'd say bad), but, it's what I got, so I'm putting it in.

Place: 21 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.3828
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.2182
Avg (non-participants): 6.5068
Views since voting: 325
Views during voting: 232
Votes: 128
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2014 06:42:43 PM
this looks cold
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02/04/2014 04:21:38 PM
That conveys cold to me. 8
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02/03/2014 02:39:14 PM
What is that at the top of the picture? Theres a story here, but the framing is weird.
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02/01/2014 01:59:43 PM
Great subject! a bit out of focus.
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01/31/2014 04:47:24 PM
Very emotional image.
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01/29/2014 07:26:33 PM
now that is sad :(
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01/29/2014 06:30:39 PM
wow, touching
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01/29/2014 01:29:11 PM
NICE! Don't care for the signpost. Would like to see this one in B&W.
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01/29/2014 10:14:35 AM
I've read many comments over the years about folks taking pictures of the homeless, just trying to get a reaction. And whether or not it is exploitation. I'm kind of torn - on one hand, I feel we all need to do more to raise awareness of these poor souls. At the same time, I feel as though we should probably just reach out and help this guy and not take his picture. Would love to hear what you all think. I for one will keep this man in my prayers.
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01/29/2014 12:04:49 AM
This definitely says "cold". Well done.

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