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#1 Happy Grumpz

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:52 AM

I gave this guy some money for a hot drink and asked if I could take his picture...


31418750555_b2bb3e0aff_b.jpg3Q5A5753-Edit by Matt Smith, on Flickr


What a sad world we live in :(

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:15 AM

Sobering image.

It reminds me that not everybody is as lucky as me.

Thanks Matt

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 12:29 PM

Very interesting, would you mind cropping out the put of focus part of the bench? Would like to see that version. 

I'm just not sure if the out of focus part leads or distracts my eye.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 11:36 AM

This shot definitely tell a story, well done Matt. The monochrome also helps greatly!

Photos are a moment in time, that can only be captured once.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 05:05 AM

The sad reality of our present world... It is a strong image, Matt. Negative space is also used very properly.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 05:18 PM

I see this a lot in New Orleans.  I love street photography, but I made up my mind that I won't take images of them.  I see nothing wrong with it, the story needs to be told and I think good street photographers do a great job of making a powerful statement about the homeless.  I just decided that I wouldn't take their images.  Now, I'm the first to shoot the street performers, but I tip them for the privilege.


Nicely done!



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