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They found Mary Bellows cuffed to the bed
They found Mary Bellows cuffed to the bed
Stagolee


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Challenge: High-Key Blur (Basic Editing)
Location: NSW Australia
Date: Jul 29, 2012
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2012

"The Kindness Of Strangers"
They found Mary Bellows cuffed to the bed
With a rag in her mouth and a bullet in her head
O poor Mary Bellows
She'd grown up hungry, she'd grown up poor
She left her home in Arkansas
O poor Mary Bellows
She wanted to see the deep blue sea
She travelled across Tennessee
O poor Mary Bellows
She met a man along the way
He introduced himself as Richard Slade
O poor Mary Bellows
Poor Mary thought that she might die
When she saw the ocean for the first time
O poor Mary Bellows
She checked into a cheap little place
Richard Slade carried in her old suitcase
O poor Mary Bellows
"I'm a good girl, sir", she said to him
I couldn't possibly permit you in
O poor Mary Bellows
Slade tipped his hat and winked his eye
And turned away without goodbye
O poor Mary Bellows
She sat on her bed and thought of home
With the sea breeze whistling all alone
O poor Mary Bellows
In hope and loneliness she crossed the floor
And undid the latch on the front door
O poor Mary Bellows
They found her the next day cuffed to the bed
A rag in her mouth and a bullet in her head
O poor Mary Bellows
So mothers keep your girls at home
Don't let them journey all alone
Tell them this world is full of danger
And to shun the company of strangers
O poor Mary Bellows
O poor Mary Bellows

I'm going for brown with this shot!!! And if on the way I manage to introduce you to Nick Cave then I will have succeeded in my venture.

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08/12/2012 12:02:27 AM
well done... keep moving those flags.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/09/2012 07:28:50 PM
and her expanding thoughts were quite red 9
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08/09/2012 12:51:24 PM
Kindness of Strangers... listened to the song. Kind of disturbing. The image fits... I like it.
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08/09/2012 12:33:53 AM
with a rag in her mouth and a bullet in her head. oh poor mary bellows
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08/07/2012 01:50:22 AM
I wasn't familiar with this, now I am thanks to Google. All I can say is poor Mary Bellows.
Image meets challenge.
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08/06/2012 10:08:11 PM
The Kindness of Strangers. Had to use Google. Painful song.
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08/05/2012 07:47:31 AM
What a tragic story that is. Eery shotwound you have there.
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08/03/2012 08:50:21 PM
Kindness of Strangers. Disturbing image
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08/03/2012 10:22:26 AM
Well, you have the blurry and the high key working here, but those two together don't automatically lead up to an interesting picture. Thee is no personal appeal to this image for me.
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