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© Linda Houghton
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UploadedDecember 1, 2009
TakenNovember 26, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/100 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
ISO320
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Thanksgiving Day in DC on a Cold, Wet Day :-(

50 responses

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Awwww, thats really sad!!! Nive capture of it though! Great for the theme!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Great and pitiful image.

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Good photo! Sad but most choose to live on the street because they aren't allowed to drink in the homeless shelters. Most have no desire to quit drinking.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    So sad!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    It is sad, but I agree somewhat with Fred, a great many are there, and stay there, from choices they have made. Is the gent that lives on the grate down by State Dept still there?

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Well seen and captured and yet so sad that this still has to happen.

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Sometimes economics, sometimes mental illness. A great photo journalistic shot.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Sad, real,,,great capture of reality

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    These shots always suggest so many questions, so few answers.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    How very very sad!! Great entry!!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    I agree with Allen. This is a great photo journalistic image. It takes us out of our comfort zone and shows us reality!

  • Norm Levin

    Norm Levin gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    Looks like some sort of insect. Probably feels that way to the poor guy.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    That is so sad that a life is this down and out ...The dead leaves on the ground reminds me of this soul on the bench who may have started out in life on the right track but through circumstances beyond his/her control after the wrong choices were made gave up on life and has no desire to start afresh....so he is taking space on the bench withered like the dead leaves around him...

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Dec 2009):

    Killer entry.

  • David McCrillis

    David McCrillis gave props (3 Dec 2009):

    Great capture...

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (4 Dec 2009):

    Love Andrea's comment, well entered..

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2009):

    The Sad Truth Of The Background Growing More And More Each Day In Our Country...A Great Reminder We All Need To Give To Local Charities..Wonderful Image Linda!!!

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2009):

    Great for the theme!

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2009):

    Great for the theme!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (7 Dec 2009):

    Well captured--the sad part of real life--pov great

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    Sad but an awesome capture! Voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    I came back to vote. This is a sad reality of life and it fits the theme very well. You have my vote.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Dec 2009):

    Came back to vote!!!!!!!!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (12 Dec 2009):

    So sad!! ...but a great theme entry, Linda!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    got my vote. This is heavy.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) said (16 Dec 2009):

    I am back to vote!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (16 Dec 2009):

    So sad! Excellent capture et great entry. My vote

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    Back to Vote!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva said (18 Dec 2009):

    Homelessness is such a widespread problem! The provincial government is planning to close 246 beds in Alberta Hospital here in my city of Edmonton. If these beds close, there will be more psychiatric patients than ever on the streets. Edmonton already has a huge problem with homelessness.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    : (

  • david ong

    david ong said (18 Dec 2009):

    voted : (

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    Perfect for the theme! Vote

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    When I lived in Annapolis, I was always amazed at how many homeless people "lived" on and around the Mall. I hope they found shelter from the latest snowstorm. Great capture. voted.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    Back to vote!!

  • Leila Gonzalez

    Leila Gonzalez said (23 Dec 2009):

    I think this picture is quite poignant. Just from the comments above, homelessness is prevalent in so many cities across the world. It is not just a US problem, but a world problem. Pictures like this bring the problem to the forefront.

    Thanks for the picture.

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones   gave props (27 Dec 2009):

    wow! amazing capture! The mood of this photo really makes it perfect for the theme! you have my vote!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (28 Dec 2009):

    Excellent capture and great for the theme - voted!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (29 Dec 2009):

    Great shot....fits the theme well! Voted

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    yah really way too much of that

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (11 Jan 2010):

    Cool find! Got my vote.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2010):

    Great shot! Voted

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    My vote ....

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (7 Feb 2010):

    There's a lot of that going around.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (13 Feb 2010):

    Voted :(

  • Melissa Rieman

    Melissa Rieman   gave props (14 Feb 2010):

    Yeah...Andrea said it very well! Great shot!

  • Johanna Mifsud

    Johanna Mifsud said (15 Feb 2010):

    Voted. This shot makes one think. We should always be kind to the homeless especially since we never know when it might happen to us for all sorts of reasons, be it mental illness, natural disasters, war or economical reasons.

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    What a Sad but well capture shot for the theme.. voted

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    It is so sad seeing these images but it is a fact of life and we as photographers must highlight these images to the Politicians of the global crisis that exists!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    see on elu vahel-hea pilt

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