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Thank you for taking the time to have a look :peace:

This photograph was taken in the waiting room of the New York City, Staten Island Ferry Terminal. This gentleman is one of the many that seek some inside warmth from the bitter cold streets of New York during winter months. He was standing near a NBC New York News Station advertisement of their weatherman "singing in the rain". Certainly comfortable with his success and that he has a job...no doubt. But for many is the bitter reality of not being as blessed with economic achievement. They seemingly have so little and care even less about how the world sees them. I'm not certain if they even see themselves anymore. Like this gentleman who was half dressed and trying desperately to light a cigarette, perhaps his only current possession besides the clothes on his back, with the last match in the book in a room full of commuters all rushing to climb the ladder of prosperity.

The Kinks - Sitting In The Midday Sun
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Everybody thinks I'm crazy,
And everybody says I'm dumb,
But when I see the people shouting at each other
I'd rather be an out of work bum.

Song link Lyrics link

This photograph is dedicated to an excellent photographer and a truly soulful person :iconc-hass:

Original shot with film, developed and printed in my darkroom. Then I took a picture of the print with a Canon G9 so that I could have a quick digital image to post.

Nikon F5
50mm F1.4
Aperture F2.8
Shutter Speed 250th
ISO 400
Kodak Tri-X
Kodak D-76 film developer
Kodak Dektol paper developer
Ilford Multigrade RCIII Photo Paper

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Copyright 2009 Creative Focus. All rights reserved. This image may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.
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Given 2010-03-15
Expectation by *Trippy4U. Quoting the suggester: Amazing street-essence capture. Subject and concept are just awesome. ( Suggested by C-Hass and Featured by bQw )
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Professional Photographer
great photography my friend ... nice reward :heart:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018
Ah, the good old days of when DA was fun and DD's meant something :lol:
Thank you so much for getting me to relive that time if only for a moment, Riki :iconcheers2plz:
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Professional Photographer
tempi passati ...
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018
tru dat
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maruejoul Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Clap 
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
I'm much obliged, Audouin...thank you :iconcheers2plz:
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Adoratia Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Amazing capture! Great work! Sign Emoji-05 (Ok or money)  
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Thank you so very much, Angeles :heart:
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Adoratia Featured By Owner Edited May 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
A pleasure! You're really an artist with a lot of sensitivity, that's why you see beyond what others can see...
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
Aww...U 2:hug:
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Adoratia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hug 
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honda-vfr Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
nice impact.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
I'm glad that you like it, Hondo...thank you :highfive:
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Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016   General Artist
Wow! This is really intense. :wow:
Wonderful capture.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Aww...thanks a million, Mia :hug:
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   General Artist
Most welcome. :huggle:
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BoudiccaAmat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A tragedy
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
In some ways...yes and in others, maybe his is a better way.
Thank you so much, Boudicca :heart:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Cruel contrast indeed , touching photo my friend
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
And the divide goes ever wider each passing year.
Thank you very much, Renard :peace:
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jesseboy000 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015   Photographer
Wow congrats on the DD! Amazing absolutely amazing. Reminds me of how I feel inside sometimes.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Thank you very much, Jess...it's an old one. I just wanted to give it a second life so to speak by adding the black border so that it would match the rest of my stuff. I hear ya on that...and I'm glad it's only sometimes :iconcheers2plz:
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jesseboy000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015   Photographer
I've considered someday getting into borders, they add a real nice effect. Looks great here!
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
To me "framing" a photograph is the completion of the creative process of the photographic chain. Unframed = hung on refrigerator. Framed = hung on the wall. In life...presentation carries a lot of weight :thumbsup:
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jesseboy000 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015   Photographer
Wow you might have just implanted a thought in my head that will grow to an idea to add some sort of framage to me future works. Thanks for the advice I see what you are saying.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
White matting is the industry standard for B&W photographs. Just check any museum/gallery. I use black matting because...well...because I ain't normal :lol:
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jesseboy000 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015   Photographer
I like your style of black matting! Seriously considering borders soon although I feel it'd be a tough transition for me to get used to just because I haven't ever.
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats very late for the DD ! :omfg:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Thank you so much, Helene :hug:
It's an old DD that I updated by black framing it.
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Boias Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   General Artist
Powerful photo !
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
I'm glad that you appreciate it, Paulo...thanks a million man :ahoy:
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Boias Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015   General Artist
:iconbowplz:
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anaPhenix Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
This is uber cool! Bravo Richard !
p.s maybe i have already commented on this photo but meeh, i love it :D
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Aww that is so kind and generous of you, Ana. Thank you so very much...always and a day :heart:
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JoseeM25 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful! Clap 
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Thank you so very much, Josee :rose:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome capture! :thumbsup::D  And a belated congratulations on your much deserved DD, my friend! :clap:!!
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Aww...thank you so much, Linda :heart:
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aglezerman Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Excellent juxtaposition :)
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
I appreciate your liking it...thanks very much, Anastasya :rose:
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
This DD is so well deserved! You should have much more...  :love:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2015
Aww...so kind, Gloom. Thank you very much :hug:
I have had more than my fair share of them. I think, actually my wish would be, that everyone on DA could get one. No artist deserves more than one while others have none.
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fiduemi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
...:clap::clap::clap::clap:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
I'm much obliged, Sid...thank you :iconcheers2plz:
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very poignant... :heart:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Real life is just that many times...:(
Thank you so very much, MJ :heart:
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :heart:
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such great work :clap:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
I'm glad that you like it, Elizabeth...thank you very much :rose:
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Your comments touch me deeply... Teresa and I (and many others) have been discussing "needs" in terms of essentials rather than "wants".... You may know I am also a "Life Coach", and I make it a "rule" not to "business coach" of "success coach" - most times its an "ego" wanting MORE and MORE... I try to help people "find the real self" and then they can find a future / job / life style to suit the real self..... And helping others less fortunate is a REAL challenge that (sadly) few nowadays are prepared to take on....

Well done (belatedly) on the DD!! :thumbsup:
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