ashrafmansour
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The dogs and me.



Homeless man playing guitar to feed himself and his pets, under the rain during late autumn in Sydney, Australia. It's amazing what some people will do for thei...
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Homeless man playing guitar to feed himself and his pets, under the rain during late autumn in Sydney, Australia. It's amazing what some people will do for their closest friends or family, even under these circumstances.
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15 Comments | Report
kal57
 
kal57 November 06, 2015
A terribly sad capture!
leslieglass
 
leslieglass November 07, 2015
I love this! Not much people will post photos like this. You totally capture how these people feel.
ashrafmansour
ashrafmansour November 14, 2015
Thank you so much!
beverleypohlner PRO+
 
beverleypohlner November 21, 2015
Out of all the entry's and eventual winners this one has touched me the most. So sad, and to think this is in Sydney. Sad that our country has come to this.
ashrafmansour
ashrafmansour November 27, 2015
Thank you Beverley. It's sad that homeless exists anywhere.
marnie333
 
marnie333 December 01, 2015
Powerful image!
moonstone-1481
 
moonstone-1481 December 10, 2015
Wonderfully captured, intensely moving photo.
GETImages
 
GETImages December 13, 2015
Every photo I have ever taken is irrelevant when you see stuff like this.
ashrafmansour
ashrafmansour December 13, 2015
Appreciate it!
sharonmeyers
 
sharonmeyers December 31, 2015
A very moving photo - a sign of the times.
ashrafmansour
ashrafmansour January 01, 2016
Thanks
lynthompson
 
lynthompson January 01, 2016
Love this image, it really has feeling and depth to tell a story of homelessness. Great capture!
ashrafmansour
ashrafmansour January 01, 2016
Appreciate it!
Witmar
 
Witmar June 22, 2016
Fantasic shot. Very sad :(
hafizurrahmankhan
 
hafizurrahmankhan July 14, 2016
Touched me........
Zambravo
 
Zambravo July 14, 2016
You captured this heart breaking story, so well! It may not be pleasant to see, but it is really, and we need to be made aware of it. Great job!
Lapisjean
 
Lapisjean September 15, 2016
Strumming my heart chordes here.
debbietripp
 
debbietripp September 16, 2016
Sad but reality,,, Great capture with a story,, Thanks for sharing,,,,
adavies PRO
 
adavies June 02, 2017
Very compelling...and so, so touching! Beautiful and sad! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Random Acts challenge:)
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Paul39
 
Paul39 November 27, 2018
This is a very sad commentary on the world's homeless. I hope that some day we will be able to solve this terrible tragedy.

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Behind The Lens

Location
Just outside Central Station in Sydney, NSW.
Time
It was around 4PM when the rain started to settle a little.
Lighting
It was a good time of day but, there quite a few shadows from the tree above so I had to find the right angle first.
Equipment
I used a Canon 6D with a 24-70mm F.4 lens.
Inspiration
It was very moving for me. Seeing this man play his guitar under the rain with his companions by his side, one huddled next to him for warmth. His note read that it was just for the dogs and himself. It's incredible what a person will do to take care of the ones they love. It was heartbreaking, yet beautiful.
Editing
Yes, I simply saturated the color and played with the level until I got the B&W effect I was happy with.
In my camera bag
Canon 6D, 24-70mm F4.0, 50mm F1.8 (Both with hoods), speed light, 2 x wireless transceivers, a sling strap, cleaning kit and a couple of SD cards.
Feedback
I always look for what seems to be interesting, especially when it's raining, you can find so many things that you may see everyday but take for granted. Pause and be mindful of your surroundings, take your time looking through your viewfinder seeing the subject at different angles. Look at what kind of lighting there is and just get creative with it!

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