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] **
cool pic, works well with the B&W
By making this photo b&w with him in color makes a big impact! Very well done!
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..
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!
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
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
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...
Yep, your photo brought me down a peg as well, really makes me appreciate what I have. Anytime a piece of art can evoke that kind of emotional response, excellence has entered the room....very well done, my friend!
at 103 id be afraid he was dead!