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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70
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1/500 second
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F/4.5
Focal Length
46 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 1, 2005, 3:45:35 PM
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Happy by Zenhead Happy by Zenhead
Sure I smelt the marijuana... maybe it wasnt him.

Adelaide Street, Brisbane City.

This guy is here often. He hoola-hoops for money. At his feet, he has made a sign. It reads:

"I am 72 years old and was injured during the Korean war 55 years ago. A bullet went through my leg. You can see if you like. We fought against Nth Korea under support from UN forces. We are now trying to be reunited as 1 country. My dream is to establish a church and to draw the people of Korea to God's fold. I've been saving and collecting contributions all around the world for this purpose. Your generousity will glorify God as it helps the furtherance of his work in union with Jesus. Thankyou and God bless you, Elder Paik".

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converted to b+w in photoshop cs2.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-03-01
Happy by =Zenhead Photographs are about moments. Well ... that and composition and exposure too. This deviant nailed all of them with this. Bravo! ( Suggested by zort and Featured by cweeks )

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:iconmarionettilapsi:
Marionettilapsi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
xD
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:iconevvekiss:
evvekiss Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
the pic is great, so emotional. 
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DirrtyMusicc Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
This makes me so happy.
love it.
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:iconkaricamp:
KariCamp Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Happy holidays. :nod: Hope you don't mind me featuring your work here [link]
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:iconelenae8751:
elenaE8751 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
ooooh!
this made my day!
im going to find him and give him $100
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:iconzenhead:
Zenhead Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
good luck!

however, giving him 100 would probably tip the economy over the edge:p
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:iconklmarsala:
klmarsala Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
featured in my journal [link]
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:iconfufue:
Fufue Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
aww he looks so happy - i'm loving this shot
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:iconiceblonde:
iceblonde Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just one of those shots that make your day :D
Go to the city just to take pictures and whe you get back you generally love all the ones with different characters in them :)
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:iconzenhead:
Zenhead Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
thats what i do almost every time I am in the city!

thanks!
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:iconiceblonde:
iceblonde Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always enjoy taking portraits of random people, they always turn out great :) and your welcome
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:iconportghinion:
PortGhinion Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
featured [link] :aww:
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:iconshannylm:
shannylm Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
theres a guy in melbourne who looks exactly the same as that, or well similar, with his hula hoop twirling and trying to raise money for something. He always attracts a very big crowd. This is a very nice shot though, you have captured it well.
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:iconsellurt:
SELLURT Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
This photo has been featured in my article, "Live your life" [link]
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:iconm0riendi:
m0riendi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
wow. great capture!
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:iconzenhead:
Zenhead Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
cheers!

that photo has recieved a lot of airtime so to speak... seems to be a diamond in the rough in my older work. everything else is pretty shit:p
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:iconrhapsouldize:
rhapsouldize Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
it's a great shot! i have yet to check out the rest of your gallery... perhaps i will right now! ;)
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:iconzenhead:
Zenhead Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
glad you enjoyed my images!
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:iconrhapsouldize:
rhapsouldize Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
:thumbsup: :)
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:iconvidelph:
videlph Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
I love this piX <3
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:iconasunaphel:
Asunaphel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot!!! touching story as well... :clap:
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:icondistractions101:
distractions101 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007   Photographer
i really want to have a conversation with this guy in the picture, i wonder what he would have to say to me
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:iconthe-recycled-ribcage:
nice shot
interesting description
hahahah =)
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:iconsaralee926:
SARALEE926 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
haha so happy. but its a nice shot.
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:iconmandybones:
mandyBONES Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
I like this a lot. :heart:
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:iconmagic-medicine:
magic-medicine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
"you're my starshine" :lol:
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:icondesireejacqueline:
DesireeJacqueline Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
wow, this is epic. i wanna somehow use this...
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:iconporterish:
Porterish Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
wow. that guy looked like a statue at first or something. :-o His smile looks plastic.
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:iconme0k:
me0k Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006   Photographer
haha dude, this guy is in melbourne aswell!
i guess he really does get around collecting funds

but yeah, i quite like this capture
i think that is one of the only recent daily deviations ive seen that is worthy of being a daily deviation
you just captured it so well, his mood, his huge smile, and the surroundings
great composition and nice focus
black and white works well with this shot

congrats on the dd man
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:iconzenhead:
Zenhead Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
it's not just chris either. dunno why i said that. but anyway, just go looking and you'll find some amazing stuff here:)
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:iconzenhead:
Zenhead Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
chris features a lot of brilliant work... really, there is amazing work here on da. amongst the trend followers. just go search for it:)

thanks for the comment, i'm glad you like the shot!
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:iconnekrum:
nekrum Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Congratulations, an Incredible work!!!, hmmm i have a question, How much time do you take for the shot? Do you take it easy, or just adjust the camera before and then you take the picture fast?. i ask you because i'm searching for tips of Great Photographers :)
See ya and congratualtions.
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:iconzenhead:
Zenhead Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
great?

dunno about that:)

this was a moment... i took 4 odd in about 2 minutes on the way to a meeting. exposure was set while looking through the lens.

thanks!
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:iconnekrum:
nekrum Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
thank you :)
Great gallery:)
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:iconsorapyper:
SoraPyper Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
holy spamone thats awsome^_^
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:iconhigarashi:
Higarashi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Beautifully taken! I love that look on his face^^
Did you give him any money?
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:iconzeldyn:
zeldyn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
I really really like this. I wish I could say more, except that it gives me this big smile and a warm fuzzy feeling ^_^
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:iconpudgeyredfox:
PudgeyRedFox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that guy looks like a mega stoner lol
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:icondeathtosmoochy:
deathtosmoochy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
I've seen this guy before! Nice shot.
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:iconpine-cone:
Pine-Cone Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
This is true beauty. The composure and expression of the subject's face was truly a moment worth photographing. The differnce between this and any other photo is the fact that you know what you and doing, and it clearly shows the work of a real pro.
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:icondukhan:
dukhan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
i understand this fellow countryman and yes the nation shall be reunited for the love of god.
he's not on any drugs i can swear.
fav+
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:iconseven-steps-behind:
seven-steps-behind Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
wow this is an amazing picture .. what a story he has
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:iconpro-violence:
pro-violence Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Top left corner looks like it needs to be dodged abit, alittle to bright. Woops, forgot it was a digital image. Oh well. Cool capture anyway. Congrats on the DD.
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:iconpsmouse:
PSMouse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Wow, I go past there almost daily but I've never seen him.
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:iconnetmanw00t:
netmanw00t Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
That man looks like a very interesting character, and you've captured him absolutely perfectly. Instafave. :+fav:
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:iconpyroelf12:
pyroelf12 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
the earings definatly add to his get up. :)
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:iconangryfisheatenbycat:
angryfisheatenbycat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
He looks like such a lovely man; so full of genuine joy, yet at the same time, his clothes hang so loose on his skinny frame, no doubt from lack of food.
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:iconpeachypix:
PeachyPix Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006   Photographer
hopa hola hola hola
hopa hola hola hola
hopa hola hola hopa pa
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:iconrokalandia:
rokalandia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006   Photographer
i guess hoola-hooping keeps him young
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