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© Donna Mullins
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 11, 2013
TakenOctober 14, 2012
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/50 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm


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Clarence is homeless and you can find him somewhere in downtown Chatt.Tn. His favorite hangouts seem to be pizza parlors and local parks.We were leaving Coolidge Park the day we saw him.My husband Bill stopped and talked to him and gave him a little money. Clarence did not ask for it. He has kind eyes and a gentle soul. Just another unfortunate victim of hard times.
I took this photo from our truck when we were getting ready to leave . Clarence said it was OK .I could have never taken a close up of him without tearing up.

40 responses

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    A wonderful, poignant portrait, Donna.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    I love the story behind the portrait as well.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    A fantastic portrait and a wonderfully warm story. We only have one or two homeless where I live, and when the temps get into the minus area, I often wonder how they survive!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    An awesome portrait, Bravo Donna!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Trying to think of adjectives for this, but am coming up speechless!! Extraordinary

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Those eyes speak so much!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    It is always been obvious that you have a 'big, kind heart' and your giving to him is truly heartfelt.This is a wonderful dedication to a man, who has kind eyes. Poignant portrait Donna.


    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Great portrait and beautiful story, Donna!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Agree with Donald!

  • JanElle

    JanElle gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Just an outstanding portrait of this man, such expressive eyes! Hopefully things will turn around for him soon.. A very moving story and great theme entry!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (11 Feb 2013):

    Magnificent portrait!!!! Bravo!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Remarkable portrait of this man who has fallen on hard times...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Like Andrea said, this is a remarkable portrait of this man, he does very kind eyes and you and Bill have good hearts to help him a bit.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    Wonderful Wilt entry!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    Such a moving portrait and story. Incredible eyes.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    A very poignant and meaningful capture. It should remind all of us about those who fall through the cracks. No one in America should be homeless !

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    awesome entry... that has got to be the fattest dreadlock I have ever

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    Beautiful portrait, Donna.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    great expression!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Powerfully excellent entry

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Love when a photo opportunity comes from a heart connection. Wonderfully captured.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    A great image... no doubt! Very interesting character as well.

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (15 Feb 2013):

    Oh I love this....Great Capture!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly gave props (17 Feb 2013):

    Wonderful 'street photog' shot. Lots of emotion in this. Have you ever considered doing a photo story on him?

  • Stacy Rodman

    Stacy Rodman gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    nice capture!

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (23 Feb 2013):

    OMG, this is incredible. My hat is off to you. Well done...

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (24 Feb 2013):

    There is nothing I can say about this image that ALL of us don't already see, feel, know. Just an amazing portrait and narrative.

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (24 Feb 2013):

    absolutely wonderful story and capture !!!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (14 Mar 2013):

    Donna, you hit the nail on the head!

  • Joelle Crosby

    Joelle Crosby gave props (13 May 2013):

    Love his eyes:)

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (16 Mar 2015):

    You know I love this shot ! Voted !

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (16 Mar 2015):

    Emotion-laden story and picture, Donna! Voted.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Mar 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Mar 2015):

    Back to vote for this image and entry so perfect for the theme!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (17 Mar 2015):

    Magnificent portrait, Donna -- surely gets my vote

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (17 Mar 2015):


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  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (21 Mar 2015):


  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (29 Mar 2015):

    Excellent Donna!! My vote!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (1 Apr 2015):


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