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LITTLE old lady, BIG new car
LITTLE old lady, BIG new car
justamistere


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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Date: Feb 18, 2007
Aperture: 1/10s
ISO: 100
Shutter: f/2.8
Galleries: Urban, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2007

I actually stood in the middle of the street and took this shot.

ADDED:
It is true this lady does have a "Handicapped/Wheelchair" parking sticker. She's had quadruple bypass, stents, diabetes, just to name a few. People get sickers for Heart conditions and for being overweight, too. I truly appreciate all comments and glad to give you some enjoyment.

I will admit that this was partially "staged". It is a real car with a real sticker, down the street from my dear mother, who was willing to model in a half hour's notice. I have no idea whose Hummer it was. I shot it handheld, almost ran out of sunlight. Yes, she was using the wrong hand, she does have two arms and drives a Toyota Camry, and will be 84 in May. She was in my Free Study, "Somewhere in Time"

The streets were totally bare on an extremely cold Sunday evening. I guess I could have "camped out" in the cold and waited for the real owner to appear. I am willing to bet top dollar that some photos of the most famous genre of Street Photographers may have been staged.

Statistics
Place: 142 out of 288
Avg (all users): 5.5442
Avg (commenters): 6.9688
Avg (participants): 5.3661
Avg (non-participants): 5.7193
Views since voting: 3375
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 226
Comments: 35
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/25/2007 10:44:39 PM
I love the handicap pass in the window. Hopefully she has an escalator to climb in.
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02/25/2007 12:27:28 PM
Hmmmmm Ohio.... and snow.... John or Tim or Aimee or Tate... the only other Ohioans I know of here (maybe there is more?). This is HILARIOUS. Where is her fancy leather jacket to go with the hummer? Love it!
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02/25/2007 12:08:31 PM
looks like she's trying to steal it ;{} LOL
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02/24/2007 08:38:37 AM
at first the shot seems very ordinary...you think the old lady is just touching the handle for this shot only. Then you see the handicap license on the rear-view mirror. LOL - how in the heck does a handicapped person get IN?? nice catch!
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02/23/2007 10:21:01 PM
thats a funny shot!
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02/23/2007 10:19:53 PM
This is pretty funny. In fact, I'm laughing my @$$ off. The sticker really makes the photo.
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02/23/2007 07:38:19 PM
wow...now that's interesting...an old lady driving a hummer with a handicap sign. It just seems...wierd. cool capture.
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02/23/2007 02:30:44 PM
I love the privileged parking tag on the rearview mirror, too. great irony here.
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02/23/2007 09:24:58 AM
they discontinued crown-victorias... what can you do? ;)
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02/22/2007 08:17:51 PM
This is so weird. How is a handicapped person supposed to climb up into a Hummer? Not to mention trudge through the snow drifts. Good capture -- it says a lot.
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02/22/2007 06:58:36 PM
this is hilarious!
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02/22/2007 04:38:48 PM
hahaha
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02/22/2007 03:38:53 PM
LOL! And a handicapped sticker, too.
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02/22/2007 10:35:45 AM
ok now this woman would scare the hell out of me. i like the disabled sticker in the window, great touch.
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02/21/2007 07:08:26 PM
Oh, I love the handicap sign in the windshield!
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02/21/2007 11:46:45 AM
Only in America.
p.s. Do you *have* to spell it out in the title?
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02/21/2007 12:35:43 AM
funny scene. would have liked to seen it straight on, her sitting behind the wheel with the hummer logo and the handicap sticker. now i get the point, but it just falls a bit short with me as something i would mark as a favorite.
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02/20/2007 06:08:19 PM
I dont like this photo, its boring.
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02/20/2007 03:49:04 PM
even has the dissabled badge in the window, a very determind look on her face, it looks as though she may not have a right arm, could be wrong, but I would have opened the door with my left hand, and I can't see a right hand in the photo.10
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02/20/2007 01:34:04 PM
scary thought
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02/20/2007 10:40:03 AM
OMG This is so funny! Love the handicap sticker...lol
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02/20/2007 03:10:27 AM
ooooh!:) but I do understand her, I love BIG cars, too:)
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02/20/2007 12:41:02 AM
NO WAY! Is that really hers? I do see the disabled tag hanging in the window. Yikes!
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02/20/2007 12:19:46 AM
this made me laugh. I'd love to see her driving that thing.
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02/19/2007 10:54:11 PM
lol love the handicap thingy in the window. I wonder how much of her social security goes into that gas tank lol.
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02/19/2007 07:19:18 PM
lol thats funny
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02/19/2007 03:28:20 PM
woo woo!!!
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02/19/2007 03:21:50 PM
LOVE the handicapped placard in that hulking monster :-)
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02/19/2007 03:17:20 PM
haha...that's classic. I'd swear you put it up to her but the handicap tag makes it believable. good capture.
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02/19/2007 02:14:44 PM
great timing
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02/19/2007 11:16:33 AM
i love a hummer with a handicap tag
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02/19/2007 11:09:21 AM
Haha, too funny, great capture, love that big of a vehicle and the handicap sign. Wow just a great shot. Nice work.
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02/19/2007 10:51:49 AM
somewhat frightening prospect! the contrast between the huge Hummer and the frail-looking little old lady really makes this shot. 8
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02/19/2007 07:34:27 AM
Yikes.
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02/19/2007 02:43:09 AM
had to vote this up for the lol factor
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