Feeling the despair of another

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© Cheryl Dumcum
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UploadedJuly 4, 2011
TakenApril 4, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5.3
FlashCompulsory Flash, Return light detected
Focal Length40 mm
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On a photo shoot with a friend, we happened upon a homeless persons squat. My friend wanted his photo taken in the middle of what was left of someone's life. He put his self in someone elses shoes only for a moment but, you can see the empathy on his face. The poor soul who called this abandoned loading dock his home had recently been huffing paint from a brown paper bag. The smell still lingered in the air. Makes me wonder what chain of events placed this person in this demoralizing situation.

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  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    Cheryl, a great shot, and a lot to think about. Thanks!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    Gritty and realistic. "Despair" describes the scene perfectly.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    Very real (even if not the actual person), poignant and sad, thank you for this rendition

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (10 Aug 2011):

    Many things accumulated, and no exit, superbly done!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (10 Aug 2011):

    You got started on voting again!

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