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Taking The Train To Anywhere
3rd PlaceTaking The Train To Anywhere

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Challenge: Leap of Faith (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Finksburg
Date: Mar 6, 2016
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2016

I was driving home from playing golf. As I crossed the train tracks I looked to the right and saw this young man with his dog. It looked to me as if he was waiting for the train. I stopped the car, opened the window and took his picture. He looked up as I took the shot and he waved to me. I pulled the car over and went over to talk to him. His dog, a border collie, was the best dog he ever had. I showed him a picture of my border collie who had died 7 years ago. They looked very similar my feelings of missing him came rushing back.
We talked for a few minutes and I showed him the picture I had taken of him and his dog. He said he didn't mind and I took down his email so that I could send him a copy. Its funny how these things just happen sometimes.

Place: 3 out of 38
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Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.2045
Views since voting: 1098
Views during voting: 125
Votes: 64
Comments: 11
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03/17/2016 09:40:46 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. The photo is evocative, the story lovely.
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03/17/2016 01:05:42 AM
I love the story. I lost my border collie two weeks ago. A damn good dog.
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03/15/2016 10:40:03 PM
I love the story. I love your human kindness.

I don't understand why this "only" got a yellow ribbon.
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03/15/2016 03:54:15 PM
plus ten for the story.
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03/14/2016 06:53:53 PM
Great story to go with the shot!
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03/14/2016 07:45:02 AM
Lovely story and gorgeous photo.. one of the reasons I love photography, is a/ it get's me out of the house, and b/ I meet a lot of people at the same time~
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03/14/2016 01:02:29 AM
That's a great story, it's nice you stopped to chat with him - I probably would have been too chicken (not scared, just kinda shy). Congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2016 11:57:13 PM
There is a feeling here of forlornness. I really like the toning and dof.
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03/13/2016 11:10:51 PM
Love the story here.
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03/13/2016 09:39:09 PM
10 from me. (My only one)
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03/13/2016 04:34:40 PM
The tone of this is great. Very moody and soft at the same time
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