Uploaded: August 03, 2016 | Entered: August 03, 2016 09:16:32


I was on a photowalk in Harrisburg, PA. This man asked what I was doing. I told him, on a photowalk. He said, nobody ever takes my picture, I am too ugly I guess. I said, no you are not and I will take your picture. I love it. It made him smile...it made my day to see someone smile and be happy.

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: NIKON D800


Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic August 03, 2016

Wonderful portrait Shelly!,
Amalia #1664920

Douglas Pignet August 03, 2016

very kewl capture Shelly #11502285

Jeffrey R. Bange August 03, 2016

Outstanding heartwarming capture Shelly, I'm sure you made his day also. #11502339

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 04, 2016

Thank you.....he was very happy someone took his picture. Wish I could give him a copy. #11502428

John Connolly August 04, 2016

A beautiful story and great capture Shelly! There is a lot of joy in this image! #11502607

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 04, 2016

Thanks John. #11502700

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 28, 2016

A wonderful finalist Shelly, congrats and good luck in the next round #11521523

Jeffrey R. Bange September 28, 2016

I'm so glad Shelly to see this photo being picked as a finalist and best of luck in the next round. #11521576

Jill Odice level-classic September 28, 2016

Congrats on your Finalist! It would be cool to show him that you won an award with his portrait :-) I think his face is very interesting! #11521661

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 29, 2016

Great street capture and finalist Shelly. #11521781

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