My 70 Challenge


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My 70 Challenge

24 Aug 2016 11:03PM   Views : 752 Unique : 470

It has been some time since I entered a blog entry and during that time I had my 70th birthday, in June of this year to be precise. My good EPZ friend Jack (jawdborn) recently told me he missed my blog and I sort of promised I would start again. However I needed a purpose and tonight it came to me. Whilst editing a shot for the Photomonth competition I recalled how it had been a challenge for me to take the shot as I get a little nervous in some situations. So here it is my 70 Challenge, the purpose?, to take 70 shots that challenge me to take them.

So number One is

Why so challenging? well I suppose it is because of my conflicting thoughts on begging. I have spent my life trying where I could to follow the example of the Good Samaritan. When I first heard and read the story it touched me and gave me something to aim for. But for all that there are times when I pass by, wondering as one does as to the validity of the claims made by the beggar. Here he sits, with a nice clean, possibly new, blanket and a hoody to hide his identity, I took, this shot, but did not give.


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JawDborn Avatar
JawDborn 11 1.3k 1 England
25 Aug 2016 10:50AM
Looks as though he's reading his tax return. I know the feeling.
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JawDborn 11 1.3k 1 England
25 Aug 2016 10:56AM
Hi Ken. In Newcastle many of the "beggars" come down for the day from Scotland, some in organised gangs. A local paper investigated, and the so called beggars refused to be taken to the Civic Centre for assistance.

Good to see you blogging again,


SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
25 Aug 2016 11:49AM
I always disregard the beggars who use animals as a lure. Despicable. If they can't look after themselves they can't possibly look after an animal. One of my pet bugbears I'm afraid. I don't give to beggars anyway anymore. Too many professionals about and you can't tell them apart from the real needy. This guy does look very clean.

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