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Without hope 2

Posted by
Luís Rodrigues (Lisbon, Portugal) on 6 November 2007 in People & Portrait.

A few days ago i was in the center of the city, anxious to get beautiful photos..when i saw this really sad scene, a homeless man sitting in the street beging for a little help..but everyone pretend that he wasn't there, it was so sad..so i took some photos, because photography is not just beautiful and happy moments, photography is the way to show the reality of the world...and there are people that need some help and look to the other side of the street it is not going to solve the problem..:(

NIKON D80 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 80 mm

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Shuva Brata Deb from Hyderabad, India

Nice composition. A little more contrast would have helped this shot, which is great with the play of shadows.

6 Nov 2007 6:52am

Shuva Brata Deb from Hyderabad, India

Well, those are not shadows of a wired fence, but the pavement. Cool!

6 Nov 2007 6:53am

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Que cara de desânimo e tristeza...

6 Nov 2007 7:22am

Inés from Namur, Belgium

A nice composition and point of vue !

6 Nov 2007 8:08am

tyan from Singapore

dear Lui,thanks for sharing suhc a somber and sad story with us,your superbly taken photo has spoken a thousand words! Sometimesi wonder if a photographer is to be detached fro the things he takes pictures of or feel for them...many years back i read of a photo journalist who killed himself after taking a picture of a little girl dying from hunger,with a vulture at the background waiting to devour her.

6 Nov 2007 10:34am

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Truly real shot speaking for itself. Personally I would crop the wall behing him ;)

6 Nov 2007 11:04am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Perfect compo/portrait, it will never be shown enough...you're a good man Luis!

6 Nov 2007 11:33am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

A very thought provoking image Luis,
superbly captured.

PS. for some reason I can't upload and post a photo today! there is an error on the page and it won't let me!! :( but as soon as we get it sorted I'll be back :) although I can comment!

6 Nov 2007 11:48am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Great capture. My country is plenty of situations like this...I hope lilke you this help.

6 Nov 2007 6:44pm

Marina from Lisboa, Portugal

Pediste para o fotografar ou foi de longe sem ele perceber?

6 Nov 2007 7:42pm

@Marina: Olá..Sem ele perceber.

1/200 second
ISO 200
80 mm