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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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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
God rest his soul.
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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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PrestigeGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!! MUCH MUCH APPRECIATED!!

-CHRIS
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SpiiralArt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Powerful description!
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MewPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
reading your description broke my heart :'(
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Nwair55 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
oh my god :( .. poor man
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mr-bloomy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very powerful piece even without the description, it would never cross your mind that he was dead or even dieing, it just puts down the phrase in my head seeing is believeing
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SlappyJay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Wow D:
It's an amazing picture :[
Poor old guy D:
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valzilla2000 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh my god....
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SlappyJay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
^ I've eaten more brains :3
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valzilla2000 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
WELL EXCUSE ME PRINCESS I JUST STARTED
:iconexcusemeprincessplz:


Just kidding, hello fellow zombie!
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SlappyJay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Aww, cute :3

xD
I used to have the link to mine in my signature, conveniently cloaked in there >>
Then I changed it.

I don't even know how to get to my zombie page now xD
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valzilla2000 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Um... go to my link and put your name where my name is?
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SlappyJay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I have to try and remember my name xD
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:iconvalzilla2000:
valzilla2000 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Gosh, I know how you feel, man. I forget my name, like, ALL THE TIME! :o
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SlappyJay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I found it xD

When I first found it it was 436, now it's 455 xD
I spammed Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and dA xD
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