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While walking an errand in the inner city of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, but always with a camera, I spotted this interesting character and first started shooting at 30 feet (10 meters), so as to capture something on film, and then I approached closer.  Since he was asleep I couldn't announce my presence but carefully and quietly took the photo from different angles to best capture the story.

If you look at the image you can tell much about him and his life.  Dress was important to him as he took pride in his appearance.  His life had much to adjust to with his prosthetic leg and the burdens of age.  It appears this walk and resting were a regular habit, but so was his comfort in where or what he could find.  It is all there to see for an observant viewer.

Taken with a Nikon F with a 50mm F2.0 Nikkor on Kodak Plus X film, in 1969.

Feel free to download, just give me photo credit and respect for the subject.

eugene spiegel
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GraphFrite Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
The bottle and the unhewn tree branch for a cane speak volumes 
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Manlarr Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014   Photographer
Excellent Eugene
There is so much in the photo. Even what is not there (no wedding ring) gives some insight into his life. Certainly what is there tells the most. This is more than a thousand words.
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914four Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shot. The flask bottle gives further insight into his life, one might even suspect by the missing cap that it could be responsible for his slumber.
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harrietsfriend Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Good observations.
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914four Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"You can observe a lot by just watching. " - Yogi Berra :-)
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GregFisher Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Photographer
Man! What a shot... Oops! 
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jkbenson Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Such wonderful work!
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Roger-Wilco-66 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Photographer
A strong capture.  Very sensible observations.
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D60433 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I have an artificial leg and it takes a great deal of work to use one. in fact 20% more effort than an natural one.
also when tired it is often relaxing to remove the leg.
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harrietsfriend Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
as a curious fact, this last week I had a full one side hip replacement and am only now beginning to walk about.  My left leg was working at about 20% efficiency as noted by my bike power and subsequent race times.  I am beginning to understand what you are going through.

eugene
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KingOfSoul81 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Fantastic!  This is exactly why I enjoy photographers who take their work seriously.
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noahsamuelmosko Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Photographer
:clap:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Powerful stuff :thumbsup:
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grivon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Shit just got real -.-
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theangryfish Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great shot. Very powerful.
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MeralSarioglu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
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Ihabiano Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
It's all about the moment... a powerful image!
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mikro1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Great photo. Thanks for sharing.....
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Chazzier Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Great photo.
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Roger-Wilco-66 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   Photographer
Very strong capture, enhanced by a very significant and empathic text.  Thanks, Eugene.
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wchild Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Excellent.
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   Photographer
A very powerful image, Eugene. Just brilliant. 
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A great piece of PJ, Squire :clap: What stories the image can tell :D
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horsegrl99 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Amazing picture :)
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maxlake2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.  Quite a powerful photo. . .
:nod:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sometimes the best one can do is to quietly pay ones respect and move on.

Beautifully done.
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