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An entry for the desolation contest. His clothes seemed quite incongruous, but around the corner a church was handing out food and clothes to the needy. I took this in Poland a few weeks ago.


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10/21/09 10:58 PM GMT
Nice Capture!
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10/21/09 11:33 PM GMT
Chris - There is a mood of sadness in this photo. The man's expression, the worn bench, and dark surroundings, all in B/W, lend to the tone. Very well done! Thad
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A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. - James Dent
10/21/09 11:55 PM GMT
Wonderful entry for the current contest...very moody and the pose, expression, and b/w all add to the overall feeling...good luck.
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10/22/09 12:07 AM GMT
Feel a sence of discouragement an being alone, I like your entry for the contest, An I do Wish you Good Luck.. Very good piece of work
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The Camera Made Me Do IT ?
10/22/09 12:51 AM GMT
When I first saw this, I got very sad. Being alone like that is painful and frightening. You captured it well, even tho it does portray sadness. And of course, the b&w brings out all the drama and loneliness even more....Very well done . But the drama and strength in this photo is just fantastic. Thank you so much. Verena
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Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows.
10/22/09 1:50 AM GMT
There is emotion speaking from this capture...
Loneliness, of course, but also a deeper sense of being lost and over the world....
Amazing capture, and best of luck.
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Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak Whispers the o're-fraught heart, and bids it break.
10/22/09 2:18 AM GMT
Wonderful shot for the contest Chris. I think it should do well in the contest. So much emotion.


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Hopefully my photos and stories will let you know what makes me Tick
10/22/09 2:36 AM GMT
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10/22/09 2:53 AM GMT
Very fitting for the contest. Best of luck to you.
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10/22/09 4:16 PM GMT
Faved well done my friend.
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10/22/09 4:18 PM GMT
a wonderful shot. All the best of luck in the contest!
Thanks for sharing!
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10/24/09 10:17 PM GMT
Aa profound sense of loss and overwhelming sadness in this image. Also a very fine B&W with full tonal range. Good luck in the contest.
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Much of the beauty in life is found in people who care.
10/27/09 8:00 AM GMT
I like this one. Hope you'd win.
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The shortest distance between two people is a smile. :)
10/29/09 6:50 AM GMT
congratulations on the win - a fine image.
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A smart bomb is only as clever as the idiot that tells it what to do
10/29/09 7:03 AM GMT
Yep. Congratulations! Very fitting to win the contest. Great job!
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The shortest distance between two people is a smile. :)
10/29/09 1:48 PM GMT
Congratulations on your win for the Desolation contest. Well deserved!
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To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower.............. William Blake
10/29/09 2:49 PM GMT
Congratulations! It really is an awesome image, well deserving of the win.
Have a nice day!!
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cowboy country... My Gallery
10/29/09 3:22 PM GMT
Congratulations :o)
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If you cant accept me at my worst, then you don't deserve me at my best.
10/29/09 4:31 PM GMT
Quite a thought-provoking image! Congratulations on your win!
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*Tea is a cup of life*
10/29/09 5:26 PM GMT
fαntαstíc shσt!! cσngrαtulαtíσns σn чσur wín!

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єvєrч dαч ís α gíft.....thαt ís whч ít ís cαllєd thє prєsєnt!
10/29/09 9:04 PM GMT
Congratulations, Chris, on your first place finish in the "Desolation" contest. When I first viewed "Alone" as a thumbnail it looked intriguing. When I brought it to full size I was taken by the pathos of human emotion you captured, from the odd clothes combination this man is wearing, to the bag of questionable goods by his side, and even to his placement in the photo — on one end of his seat with plenty of empty bench beside him and empty space beside the bench. "Empty" might work as a sub-title and could very well be what this poor soul's life is like. Truly a social message.

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10/29/09 10:05 PM GMT
Happy to see such a fine image take top honors!
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Much of the beauty in life is found in people who care.
11/01/09 9:15 PM GMT
Wonderful shot congratulations its well deserved.
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Thanks for taking the time to comment. All comments good and bad welcomed.
07/31/10 9:00 PM GMT
Stunning photo!
Nice portrait picture!
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