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COOLPIX L110
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Aug 18, 2010, 4:08:32 PM
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Mysterious Homeless Man by PrestigeGraphics Mysterious Homeless Man by PrestigeGraphics
As i was enjoying my walk in Downtown El Paso this homeless man somehow caught my attention. I saw this man 1 hour earlier, roaming around the Plaza area. Before i took this photo. After I took the picture, I sat on a bench across the street from him. Still in my sight. The man leaned up a little bit and coughed. As soon as he coughed, he was holding his chest in a rough state. Then slowly layed down. I got up and walked to my car which was a couple blocks aways. I was driving toward the location where I took the picture of the homeless man. Right when I cruised back in the location, there was a police car and an ambulance right where the man was sleeping on the bench. I took this picture seconds right before this man died right before my eyes. And not even knowing it. He died of a heart attack. Rest in Peace Sir.
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Wizard-of-the-Arts Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
what a story! rip mr. RIP!
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edvinn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Your story raelly touched me....Mysterious Homeless Man R.I.P
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PrestigeGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank You everyone. I was removed from the contest, due to the description. I fully understand why. Just wanted to thank you all for support.
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fotocali Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well that pretty well sucks. Removed from judging just because you told the story of the image? That's ridiculous. In any case, thnx for sharing the experience of what happened here with the sympathetic among us who can appreciate a moment of real humanity. Unlike some people at DA, apparently.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's so sad. nice shot though
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cherryblossomrain Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
poor guy. beautiful photo. at least he won't be forgotten.
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SoiledDude Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure that memory will not soon be forgotten...

I'm speechless.... and my eyes are watery
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Walter1Three Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i want to say it is beautiful, but it feels like the wrong word. you immortalized someone that doesn't even get recognized and that in itself is why cameras were invented. this is an incredibly touching photograph and personally my favorite among the entries in this contest. good luck. it is like looking at a ghost.
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PrestigeGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thanks a whole lot. I greatly very much appreciate that. :)
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ALovelyLie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Wow, reading the description along with the photograph is just something else.
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