Homeless in San Fran

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@jstuedle: I complained about the highlights because I don't like them. I realize the problem of exposing for highlights, but highlights can be fixed in photoshop or other photo-editing software.
 

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@jstuedle: I complained about the highlights because I don't like them. I realize the problem of exposing for highlights, but highlights can be fixed in photoshop or other photo-editing software.


and another quote:
That One Guyi like this picture

i am interested in this man. the ability to play a bass sitar isnt something you learn overnight or even on your own. plus the instrument probably wasnt cheap. of all of the instruments to play.....why the bass sitar? trained musician?

just from what i can see on this pic......he doesnt look homeless.
his clothes and shoes seem to be in decent shape.

maybe he is just a poor musician


1st off, editing a photo in photoshop is more of.. cheating. yes, great results and it is known in the photog world as fair game. but its the true... eye captured image that strikes your soul the most. imo... no aruguments.

2nd off, i absolutely agree with "that one guy". there was once an episode on 60minutes about "homeless" guys/ladies sitting the streets. 9 out of 10 of them being fakes and that nice BMW or Lexus across the street is theres. Most likely paid for in cash.

Its sad to say that because there are true homeless people that really need the money. but its the truth.

And in agreement with "that one guy", expensive instrument, knowing how to play, is somthing im sure isnt a homeless guys 1st priority. IMO
 
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2nd off, i absolutely agree with "that one guy". there was once an episode on 60minutes about "homeless" guys/ladies sitting the streets. 9 out of 10 of them being fakes and that nice BMW or Lexus across the street is theres. Most likely paid for in cash.


Hahah i've actually seen a fake before. I was little and there was a man with hook hands asking for money and then when i was waiting in the car for my mom to finish mailing something i saw him get in a car, take his "hook hands" off, and drive away. Very sad, yet kind of humorous at the same time.


absolutely!!

for some reason i keep going back to this image. very powerful as you said.

there aren't that many shots posted at this forum that make me really "look" at them the way this one has and to keep me looking as well.

to the OP-
i neglected to say this earlier:
very well composed. very interesting subject. good eye!!

excellent capture :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:


Thanks a lot That One Guy, means a lot to me that someone likes my picture that much. Thanks again to everyone who posted a good comment or a comment of constructive criticism
 
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looks to me like his shoe has holes in the soles... maybe you buy them new like that nowadays? haha

haha ya i think the shoe companies saw that ripped jeans were selling, why not shoes with holes
 

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this pic is absolutly gorgeous. so much emotion behind it. sometimes this is all i wanna do. runaway and live on the streets and play music, even tho i cant. anyway, this is by far one of my fav photos on this site.
 

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I took a trip to San Francisco and this homeless man was in the Muni station with a interesting looking instrument. Unfortunately he was sleeping so i felt kind of bad taking this picture without him even knowing but heres what i got anyways. Let me know what you think.


And if anyone knows what this instrument is i would really like to know. thanks

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I like everything about this photo. Composition, tones, etc. Just the burned out highlights in the window frame is all.

Did you do this in a darkroom or on a computer?
 

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This is one of the most peaceful looking homeless men that I have ever seen in SF. Last time I was there a guy asked me for a dollar. I had two bills in my pocket and accidentally pulled out a five first. When I shoved that back in my pocket and pulled out the one, he demanded the five and wouldn't let me continue down Market Street. I also watched a guy take a dump on the sidewalk.

I'm not sure what my point is here--nice picture and good capture, but I'm not sure if it's indicative of the homeless population of SF. That last point doesn't really matter and I'm gonna shut up now. Nice picture.
 
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Did you do this in a darkroom or on a computer?

I did it on the computer. Didn't really do too much to it, i think just a crop and contrast. Oh and the black and white conversion of course.


no prob ian, i want to print it out and put it on my wall

Haha go right ahead. That would be cool.
I wish i had a decent printer, i want to print some of my pictures and put it in an album or something but my printer is awful.
 

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