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Homeless but not hopeless
Homeless but not hopeless

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Samsung GX-10
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Nov 18, 2007
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Black and White, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2007

I went to Dupont Circle in Washington DC to take pictures of people playing chess. The reason was the "Street Smarts" challenge.

I started talking to these two guys and asked if it would be cool for me to take some shots of them playing and they said sure why not.

The guy on the left was especially interesting. His name is the "Whistler". Any time a plane flew above he would whistle. Hence the nickname. Unfortunately, he had a seizure about 20 minutes after I took this shot.

I really wanted to submit this photo for the street smarts challenge but submitted another one instead as it appeared more serious.

I am afraid some will find this image busy. Indeed, there's a lot of stuff squeezed into this shot. But I can't help it, I really like how happy this guy looks in the photo.

Place: 229 out of 393
Avg (all users): 5.5817
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.5586
Avg (non-participants): 5.6429
Views since voting: 636
Views during voting: 205
Votes: 153
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2007 09:34:45 PM
nice shot...is that dupont circle?
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12/03/2007 10:32:58 PM
Love this shot. Maybe a bit soft and slightly out of focus. 9
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12/03/2007 06:08:34 PM
You really captured this well, so much to think about when viewing this.
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12/03/2007 05:59:16 PM
I like the contrasting faces, surely one does say hope! From a photogrpahic standopint, that white building in the background is distracting
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12/03/2007 12:17:39 PM
Really a warm glimpse of a couple of guys who've chosen in one way or another a lifestyle different from that most of us know. Toning works well for this.
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12/02/2007 04:14:06 PM
I like the man looking into the light, brings a point of focus into the photo
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12/01/2007 08:55:35 PM
i really like this shot,and i think that the title really adds to the whole photograph.
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