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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/400 second
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F/4.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Dec 11, 2010, 5:28:55 PM
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Adobe Photoshop 7.0
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By Any Means by mrcool256 By Any Means by mrcool256
Is this funny...or sad?

At first I was very taken aback by this...but then I started thinking...Where would you draw the line for putting some cash in your pocket? I tend to think in dire circumstances you'd go pretty far. What I will say is that this young guy was actually very pleasant to talk to..and seemed happy.

Ridiculous self exploitation OR
Ingenious panhandling?
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first of all, I would like to alert you I find it very hard to critique photos, since there is usually nothing to be improved on them, except for maybe blurriness factor or use of color.

This photo is very impacting, and I think it is a little sad for somebody to go this far-they must be either incredibly desperate or completely insane.

for use of technique, it is well-used that the subject is the only thing in focus, and the sepia toning really adds an aura of sadness. one way to make it stand out a bit more would be to leave the sepia on the man, but leave the entre background in black and white.

overall, I think you are a very good photographer, which is hard to say for photographers of people.
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Bonifazim Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
A blind person making bad choices.
Its always sad.
Our work opening some eyes!!!

Kick them in the head... 
Kick them in the heart...
Kick them in the soul...
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this photo! :clap:
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is a train-hopper kid. [the bandanna around his neck] Their actually very cool people. They make awesome music and enjoy there freedom!! :D
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I saw this guy! I kicked him in the ass and then when I tried to collect my dollar from him but that jerk would not pay me! What a rip off!
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think he was charging YOU to kick him in the ass. That was the point. He is "panhandling". He probably thought you were a major jerk for trying to get a return after you used his ass for kicking. lol.


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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Oh come on now...I was kidding!
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was just sayin. Dont take offence. :D
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
No problem. I just didn't want you to think I was serious either.
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its okay love, thank you!!! :iconlovecatsplz:
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Thank you Beautiful.
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