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Old Dec 29, 2004, 11:55 AM   #1
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Pictures that tell a story, or elicit an emotional response, are often hard to capture. Photos of people that cause one to think and reflect are frequently "grab shots"

The other day I was leaving a shopping mall and notice this old gentleman very slowly pushing his bicycle with a small trailer filled with what may have been all of his posessions. Having just spent many hundreds on Christmas presents, holding my expensive 8800, and about to return to a nice home, I was certainly given pause to reflect -- and be thankful.

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Old Dec 29, 2004, 8:30 PM   #2
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On vacation, I snapped this...can only imagine who she was waiting for, or who she was trying to call,

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Old Dec 29, 2004, 8:33 PM   #3
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But, doesn't look like she got hold of whoever it was...Best regards,

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Old Dec 29, 2004, 10:01 PM   #4
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hahaha Kenneth D ... you stalker hahaha! (kidding)
Meaningful though, and interesting.
Walter C's picture is extremely interesting. There's meaning in that for me. I just wish that everyone in the world could be like equal.
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I Wanna Go Where Its Warm!!

But Watch out for the Jumping Iguanas.

Taken with a coolpix 3100.
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 5:33 AM   #6
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Hello Walter C.

Excellent photo with relevant commentary.

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 10:19 AM   #7
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Whoever the guy was that stood her up has to be nuts, right?

Or, perhaps, she had been running to catch the train and the back of her dress ripped. Too embarassed to continue, she sat by the fountain and called her mother to bring her a coat to wear. But, since Mom doesn't drive, and lives out in the countryside, the poor girl is in for a long wait. The weatherman has predicted rain showers and she doesn't have her umbrella. Plus, she skipped lunch to go shopping, so her stomach is growling something fierce. Now, some guy with a camera has been eying her for the past 10 minutes. He's actually pretty cute, but he doesn't seem to have the courage to approach her to find out what's wrong.

Thus, the forelorn look.

But, that's just my take.

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 4:45 PM   #8
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You guys are in a world of your own...

She looks English... is that Trafalgar Square?

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 5:58 PM   #9
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You guys are in a world of your own...

She looks English... is that Trafalgar Square?

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Right on the money Bruce! Yes...I was doing the tourist thing with my camera when I noticed that many of the people around the fountains were just as interesting if not more, than all the statues, monuments, and archecture. I snapped away. Trying to get a clear shot of either monuments or people in that place is an olympic skill (I'm a medalist for sure) but it's a great place to shoot because of the constantly changing crowd. I couldn't believe my luck when I saw the posture and expression, shot a couple quick pics. Cell phones are really great for keeping in touch but they can also underline the frustration when you can't reach someone as prearranged. We've all been there! I thought this was a perfect echo of that sentiment. Best regards,

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KennethD...great pair of photos.

They certainly tell a story...

Just one question...why did you not play the knight in shining armor to the damsel in distress and...gently approach...and attempt to assuage her unhappiness?

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