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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
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F/8.0
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32 mm
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200
Date Taken
Oct 13, 2012, 1:54:00 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Rock Bottom by ShannonCPhotography Rock Bottom by ShannonCPhotography
This is a slight re-edit for a photo contest at phlearn.com.. This guy blew me away.. It's a pic I like to look at to change my world view a bit.. No matter how bad you think you may have it.. there is someone that has it way worse than you do.. trust me on that one.. This man was sitting in the shade asleep like this at 1 in the afternoon.. it had to be at least 103 outside.. sweltering heat.. The old theme 'crossroads' seem to pop into my head or one of my favorite whimsical sayings.. Where are you? Here at the corner of right here and no where! Wanted to ask this man what his story was.. what led him to be here in this god forsaken place, but i decided not to wake the grizzly because it's hard as hell to run in flip flops! lol **uploaded original image here [link] **
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mpz28427 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
cool pic, works well with the B&W :)
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ShannonCPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Thanks... Some images work well with the hybrid b&w and others not so much.. this one was a no brainer the moment I caught it.. the original pic was interesting too.. the whole shot was red white and blue.. little irony there too.. Poverty in America.. Here is the original image [link]
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mpz28427 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
thanks for posting the link, the color is great as well, but for impact of the guy in the pic' the B&W seems to work just that little more :)
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cebinc Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
By making this photo b&w with him in color makes a big impact! Very well done!
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ShannonCPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Yeah.. i kept thinking about his story, that's what got me to thinking about leaving him in color, how ever twisted a story it might have been, i'm sure it would have been colorful.. wished i'd have talked to him..
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cebinc Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, like you said though, you were only wearing flip flops, lol. Didn't look like a very good area. An abandoned building. You captured it very well and the title fits! It's sad to say but we see that so much around the world and makes you appreciate what you have so much more, knowing at any time it could be taken away. Thanks for sharing it with us and opening our eyes!
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ShannonCPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
There was a very large homeless camp up north a ways that i wanted to go and shoot but was advised by the locals that I'd probably be robbed so I didn't head up there.. lol.. I tend to listen when even local peeps won't go.. And it'd be bad if someone tried to snatch my D7000.. very bad.. lol
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cebinc Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very bad indeed, lol. Have a wonderful day and keep taking those wonderful pics:D
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lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Very profound message and an excellent choice of photo to portray it....makes one pause and think, and appreciate what one has, no? Well done, my friend :)
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ShannonCPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Thanks.. yeah.. i'm telling you man.. that bothered me alot.. Cause it made me think.. all the times i may have thougth stuff sucked.. i'd never been to where that man was...
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