Determined and Desperate

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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedMay 6, 2012
TakenMay 5, 2012
ModeliPhone 4S
Exposure1/120 sec at f/2.4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length4.28 mm
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In our town, there are a few independent elderly folks who don't want to have to depend on family members or public transportation to get from place to place. Some take the matter into their own hands and use a motorized cart, such as this little lady is using. I use this lane for part of my daily walks and she often passes by. When I remarked about how brave she was, she replied, "I'm desperate!"
(a quick iPhone shot, hence the bad quality)

18 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (6 May 2012):

    One answer: strong sad, but her determination is great to be appreciated, and your photo that shows this is actually a life lesson.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (6 May 2012):

    good for her! nice catch.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (6 May 2012):


  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (6 May 2012):

    Where I live, there are several young people using motorized vehicles, and one young girl always has the biggest smile and such joy on her face. Don, nice capture.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (6 May 2012):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 May 2012):

    it is admirable when an elderly person is motivated enough to use a motorized cart...She's getting her fresh air and she is not sitting alone by herself at home feeling sorry for herself...

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (6 May 2012):

    I agree with Andrea, I hope I will be like that lady, except I will have camera in the other hand! hehehehe!!!!!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (7 May 2012):

    The long lonely road.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2012):

    Excellent portrayal of how many elderly could be out and about if they had a cart and proper motivation to do so!!! I really admire this lady, and only hope I will remain as active and determined as she obviously is. A fantastic portrait, Don!!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 May 2012):

    Bless her for her determination!!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (7 May 2012):

    Bless her We were talking to a gentleman the other day at the health centre he got there by bus it was the first time he did so as he usually used his scooter and he was only 98 years old

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (7 May 2012):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (8 May 2012):

    I admire her. I hope that if need be I can be like this woman and like Betty, I will have a camera in my hand!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 May 2012):

    What ever it takes to get out! I think it is great. Excellent shot.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (10 May 2012):

    Bless her for her courage and fortitude. May her trips continue. You nver know what's around the bend in life. You've shown it well Don.

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (13 May 2012):

    Nice representation of the distance and road she travels, though.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (14 May 2012):

    A wonderful and poignant story teller. I really love this shot, Don! I see people like that around here, and marvel at their determined spirits.

  • Raje Esteban

    Raje Esteban gave props (17 May 2012):

    penetrating capture

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