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26 May 2015 1:30AM
Yes, and what I always finding myself thinking about is that they were once someone's baby.

Peter
cbrundage 8 4 United States
26 May 2015 1:37AM
Someone once loved - we hope - and as unique and special in the universe as any of us. Thanks, Peter.
PranavMishra 9 52 18 India
26 May 2015 4:12AM
I always admire Peter for his emotions for the homeless..
the image somehow makes me sad and gave me a temporary headache.. Sad
Of course the one on the street here should be loved.. where is the doubt?
cbrundage 8 4 United States
26 May 2015 4:34AM
Yes, should be loved but they are invisible to some.
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
26 May 2015 5:30AM
Not to you though - and that's what counts.
Apart from being in agreement with the title, this is a very good picture.
26 May 2015 9:18AM
How Sad, how did they get into this state
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
26 May 2015 11:28AM
A very powerful and thought evoking composition. Very well composed and captured.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
26 May 2015 11:56AM
So many people walk around with their heads in the clouds, little seeing or even caring about the lives of others. This is a very strong image. I did wonder about the pink hues for a while, but have now come to the conclusion that it's the tangible 'rose-tinted glasses' effect that you've chosen to go with that makes this image so evocative.

We could all do with feeling and showing more compassion these days. It costs nothing and, in the end, we gain as much as we give.
cbrundage 8 4 United States
26 May 2015 1:11PM
Thank you all. I don't know about in the UK but quite a while ago, there were exposes here about the awful state of mental institutions and so many were closed, leaving the people to fend for themselves and in many cases on the streets. I don't usually give to young people that look healthy and able-bodied because there are places where they can receive food and shelter, but for the elderly or disabled, it is a different story.
cbrundage 8 4 United States
26 May 2015 1:13PM
Thanks for the comments, Tanya. It had originally had an orange-ish hue, like sunset, but I decided to desaturate it almost to mono. The pink in the blanket was too bright.
cbrundage 8 4 United States
26 May 2015 1:28PM
Nathan, thank you SO much for the Guest Editor Award! You just made my day! A real honor!
MrNature1 8 14 United Kingdom
26 May 2015 2:04PM
Great shot and great title!
cbrundage 8 4 United States
26 May 2015 2:07PM
Thank you so much, MrNature - I really appreciate it!
xwang 12 56 8
26 May 2015 4:57PM
A thought provoking image, very powerful and wonderfully done.
It is a complicated social and political issue, everywhere is different..even so, everybody should have a meal.. when they are in need, we should help. Your image reminded me of a piece of news I heard a few days...It was very sad.. hope that his situation will change very soon. We never know where our life leads us to....maybe one day, we are the ones who are in need ...Congratulations to the Guest Editor AwardSmile
PranavMishra 9 52 18 India
26 May 2015 5:21PM

Quote:Yes, should be loved but they are invisible to some.


they are not invisible.. not at least to me.. trust me!!
but sometimes you are so, so tired at every front, you can't speak a word..
Even then a smile of understanding goes a long way..
cbrundage 8 4 United States
26 May 2015 7:17PM
Jasmine, that was such a poignant story - really just what I was trying to express in my picture. But that story did it better - thanks so much for putting a link to it.

I know, Pranav, there is such a thing as "compassion fatigue" where people feel so overwhelmed by the many tragedies and needs of others that they get burned out. I think everyone has felt that at one time or another, but when it wears off, we go back to caring again.
26 May 2015 11:33PM
The words of that moving Phil Collins song come to mind here "Don't think twice....as it's another day for you and me in paradise", which describes this sort of situation so well. How could one walk past without giving something, however small. "He looks on, doesn't look back, he pretends he can't see her (or him) " as the song continues......
Wonderfully emotive image, words fail, the picture says it all.
Dave x
cbrundage 8 4 United States
26 May 2015 11:38PM
Dave, thank you SO much for the UA! I am grateful that this picture touched people. Did you read Jasmine's link? A really moving true story!
26 May 2015 11:51PM
Yes, Jas's story is really moving, friend.

If interested, Phil Collins song is on YouTube, he's singing it in Paris. It always touched my heart....a UA saing 'Superb' isn't exactly appropriate here....There is a man on 'the other photo site' who takes similar New York subway pics, and has them published, firstly to make Joe Public and politicians more aware of the situation, and secondly he gives the money he makes from his pics to support them. A you say, it's only 'There but the Grace......" that hat it's not us in this situation...
27 May 2015 10:22AM
Late night + iPad does not = good spelling! The gent I was thinking of above is called Pops, username Canyowind, on 'the other channel'.
cbrundage 8 4 United States
27 May 2015 12:09PM
I'll check that out, Dave.

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