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My Name is Leigh
2nd PlaceMy Name is Leigh

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Face (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 USM
Location: Main Plaza, Downtown San Antonio, Texas
Date: Jan 23, 2019
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2019

It's been so long since I went to intentionally make a connection with a storytelling face! But a Face challenge was just the thing to inspire me.

Leigh. Her name means ďweary; delicateĒ. She was kind and gracious, but yes, definitely weary of life. She was totally okay with my taking her photo and she smiled and chuckled humbly when I showed her this picture. There were two other very friendly homeless people standing near her, so I offered to take them all to a convenience market across the urban street and buy them whatever they wanted to eat and drink. When it was time to go, we hugged and blessed each other.

It's thundering and so cold and windy tonight. I can't get them out of my mind and heart. But it was a good day. I know all 3 of them were blessed to "be seen" and given dignity.

Place: 2 out of 40
Avg (all users): 6.9492
Avg (participants): 7.1250
Avg (non-participants): 6.8286
Views since voting: 493
Views during voting: 136
Votes: 59
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/08/2019 04:24:37 PM
Love this is color, but I wonder if you'd have gotten the BLUE if you'd done it in BW. I see there are very few entries near the top that are in color.

Just thinking, friend... :D
02/07/2019 12:48:16 PM

Super powerful. Great story behind the image as well.
02/07/2019 08:52:15 AM
Such a poignant image. Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon Sandy!
02/07/2019 08:12:08 AM
what a face. Great capture of a fantastic subject. Congrats on the red!
02/07/2019 05:39:29 AM
Excellent Sandy, that's they way to do it. you have a kind heart.
02/06/2019 06:49:11 PM
I hadnít completely read the story at the time of congratulating you on your ribbon, but thatís beautiful. Iím sure they really treasured the moments that you spent with them and all you gave.
02/06/2019 02:45:13 PM
Congratulations! Love the story that is told in this portrait.
02/06/2019 10:45:15 AM
Oh Well DONE, Sandy!

On the image and in life!

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02/06/2019 03:00:26 AM
Just incredible! The processing is also wonderful..Congratulations!
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02/06/2019 02:06:22 AM
So glad this ribboned. Congrats.. and thanks for the story
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02/06/2019 01:48:28 AM
Congrats - this really is something special!
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02/06/2019 01:22:47 AM
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02/06/2019 12:37:07 AM
Congrats Sandy! I don't mind one bit that you beat me, on the contrary, I would mind if you didn't ))

Message edited by author 2019-02-06 00:37:29.
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02/06/2019 12:07:31 AM
Iím so amazed that I beat you, I really thought no way!! Iím so glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and photographed somebody you normally wouldnít :-) congratulations on the red.
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02/06/2019 12:06:58 AM
btw .. i hadnt read your comment when i made mine ..
makes this so much more meaningful .. the story behind the photo .. and the cold .. and your concern about their welfare ..
life can be very hard .. they are lucky that .. just for a while .. you must have brought some happiness into their lives .. :)
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02/06/2019 12:03:09 AM
back with a bang Sandy .. CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS .!!!.
you have captured such emotion here ..
i'm so happy you got a ribbon for this .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2019 06:49:13 PM
yes, haunting
Interesting how i important is the dot of red in this composition
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02/05/2019 12:58:06 PM
Wow what a face! 9 from me and my pick for the blue
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02/05/2019 04:27:00 AM
She looks embittered by life
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02/04/2019 09:28:36 PM
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02/03/2019 02:19:29 PM
My choice for the blue. A picture is worth a thousand words.
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01/31/2019 05:04:29 PM
you took the vignette just a little too far, but otherwise a good portrait
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01/30/2019 08:26:40 AM
I am an ex smoker and cigarettes are my enemy, However this picture says a lot, Here stone face shows all the trials and tribulations she has been through and that cigarette show how she has managed. Nice capture
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01/30/2019 05:46:05 AM
Wow, Iím sure she has many stories to tell, especially of hardship. This one will be hard to beat, my top pick.
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01/30/2019 01:57:58 AM
Life etched into her face, seems to me she would have a few stories to tell. Love the distant stare off to nowhere?everywhere? lost in her own thoughts. one of my top picks.
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01/30/2019 12:49:38 AM
top 3 9
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