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Challenge: Stationary (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Canon
Location: Manila
Date: Jul 3, 2006
Aperture: f4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 400
Galleries: Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2006

This poor man appears to be invisible to most people just walking past him. Because he is blind and with no hands, he can only do so much. People always complain about not having enough. I guess sometimes we need to count our blessings.

Place: 31 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.0300
Avg (commenters): 7.4667
Avg (participants): 5.8333
Avg (non-participants): 6.1409
Views since voting: 1250
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 233
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2006 08:45:07 PM
It looks like one of those Magnun Photos. I think B&W will give more impact
07/10/2006 05:56:43 PM
Nice portrait.
07/10/2006 12:17:57 AM
holy cow!...Khmer Rouge?
07/09/2006 04:43:39 PM
What a moving image. The passing people only help to make your title oh so true. Bump to a ten.
07/08/2006 09:15:11 PM
how lucky we are... sad sad sad
07/08/2006 11:32:57 AM
Wow, what a shot.
07/06/2006 09:14:47 PM
Wonderful portrait. Don't know how busy it was around him, but it would have been nice to see this without the people passing by.
07/06/2006 07:17:51 PM
wow. this really gets to my emotions. nicely done!
07/06/2006 01:32:52 PM
wow. I'd love to hear some of the stories this man must have. 8!
07/06/2006 09:24:59 AM
Emotive shot. I hope you made a contribution after getting his image.
In some small way I feel like this image is a bit exploitive. JMO, and I know all the legal mumbo jumbo about his being in public, etc...but still.

As for the image qualities I'm finding the background just a little distracting. Perhaps the people walking by add to the context of this man's plight, but a step or two to the left would make this a stronger portrait shot IMO. The exposure and details of the image subject are very well done.

Good luck in the challenge.
07/06/2006 02:17:31 AM
great lighting....crisp shot....good subject...
07/05/2006 10:58:45 PM
This is a very good photo. It contains a story waiting to be told.
07/05/2006 07:56:12 PM
Wow... Haunting image
07/05/2006 07:24:07 PM
oh dear what an unfortunate life.
07/05/2006 06:35:26 PM
What a characteristic face!
07/05/2006 02:34:12 PM

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