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Life is what happens to you while you are making plans. Enjoy the life! :boogie:
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xcalamitysxchildx Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Student Writer
very cute. :aww: :heart:
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ohparapraxia Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Student General Artist
John Lennon :aww:
This picture made me smile.
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hhryah Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
I actually laughed out loud when this loaded- great moment, great advice!
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MeadhrosUmarath Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Good! :D
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g-0-o-0-n-0-zo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Life is cool after all...
lol
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GiliaIndzia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It makes me smile and happy. Great shot.
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arnyek Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Carpe Diem!
a great picture, well captured...=D
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engridearty Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
haha! This is cool :D Great expression
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booky1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
haha!! this is genius!! LOVE IT!! =D
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Barbed-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Love this shot, makes me laugh, great capture :lol:
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Paulitta Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Nice comment, nice pic!
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NesBf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
ah ah funny one :D :D
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0-Wilwarin-0 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love to see this picture (over & over..) :P i want to be like her (l)!! i adore her facial expression of pleasure
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beautiful-bombshell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006   Photographer
Beautiful photograph.
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cemito Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
who cares ha./
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The-Listener Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Photographer
Is it really a homeless person or just a model in dodgy clothes?
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dissolutionsolutions Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006   Photographer
This is a well though out picture. Or at least I thought it was thought out. If not great capture of a unique moment.

It makes me think "Does someone hear a train whistle?" It exposes the worrier that I am!
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davidso1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006   Photographer
this photo makes me enjoy life.
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RacingTowardsTheNew Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
This is unbelieveable. A brilliant and original concept, well-executed. Great work. :+fav:
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Distances2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
Certain actions in one's life might be uncomfortable, but there ought to be moments of contentment. Good one, Garrit. You really captured the emotion of this person along with an indirect suggestion. Furthermore, I'm very pleased with the earth tone color scheme.
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aussie56 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
The cigar just does it for me.....this pic though is kind of confusing....you have the shopping cart, which conveys simplicity and for me personally it makes me think of poverty (homeless people w/shopping carts).....but he has a cigar in his hand which is extravagance and pleasure...and then you have the tracks,...but their purpose is pretty obvious.

All in all I like the concept of the photograph, but I think that the message is kind of aschew among all the different elements in the photo itself.

`Austin
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Frog3D Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
haha
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vollyy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
great :D
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vollyy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
great :D
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Shan86 Featured By Owner May 30, 2006
I look at that picture and it makes me wonder "whats he thinking"

/fav
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jonybravo Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
Very interesting photo... the inclination of the shopping cart is very strange to the perspective and yet the model hides all signs that it may be very uncomfortable to sit in it... it's like in the moment before falling over. Good Job!

Cheers
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gabrielbelmont Featured By Owner May 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutly awsome!
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frk-kalbakk Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
This image made me smile. Makes me think about how you should save every moment of your life and do the best out of it, no matter how hopeless it might seem sometimes.

Lovely atmosphere! Definatley a fav :)
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thatstarvingartist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
this picture makes me happy.

its like, you can have nothing and be the happiest person ever, or you can have EVERYTHING, and still feel like you have nothing, and be the saddest person ever. nice message :)
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TheMastDefenger Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006
Fantastic shot, really captures the moment. It is true, you need to live for the moment. This guys looks like he is in pure bliss.
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kelrakelra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006
The words that you wrote at the description I said to me a lot of times, is from John Lennon, don't you? I love the shopping carts, and the rest of your works of course :faint:
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kelrakelra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006
The words that you wrote at the description I said to me a lot of times, is from John Lennon, don't you? I love the shopping carts, and the rest of your works of course :faint:
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reverse20 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
:rofl: that is a classic. love the subject and the title. :clap:
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sisterbeezus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005
Wow, I love this! I don't even know where to begin

At first glance, the "blandness" of the colours put me off, but then, something about that railroad and that face sucked me in. I like how his face is the brightest thing in the picture- it physically accentuates the contrast between his expression of joy and relaxation and his surroundings, which are drab and potentially forboding. I also really love how the perspective of the railroad (it is a railroad isn't it, or is that just my own interpreted assumption?) draws your eyes up the composition, forcing you to look at the shopping cart, then at the man in the shopping cart, the expression on his face and oh look at that, railroad tracks expanding behind him. It puts a few ticks in the ol'mental odometer as each unveiling makes the whole photo more weird and wonderful.

On a more symbolic level, I love the contrast of meaning between his pose/expression and his location. Generally, one doesn't expect a) a man to be sitting in a shopping cart on a railroad and b) for him to be happy about it. The railroad is an inherently ominous feature; the train will come, and if something is in its way (like a shopping cart and everything in it), it will be destroyed... therefore, generally people on railroad tracks have that specific intent of destruction in mind. But instead, this guy is reclining with a cigar and a smile, positively relaxed.

So what does it mean? It could be interpreted in a number of ways: the way I choose is that this character, in this moment, is blissful ignorance embodied. This image captures that essence of "what you don't know can't hurt you..." I would love to see how this character would react to the train coming- with equal casual irreverence? Or a sudden unexpected panic? Part of what makes this capture so intriguing to me is pondering the moments following, when this blissful ignorance is shattered by the reality of the train barrelling down the tracks toward him.

Anyway that was really long- I just had to write two 4,000 word discursive essays...so clearly I'm still in that mode haha! Anyway, excellent shot. A :+fav: for sure
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garrit Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Professional Photographer
wow, very nice comment :worship:
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sisterbeezus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005
Anytime! Your shot really made me think :aww: I continued to think about it after I commented as well, and now I can't decide if I like my previous interpretation or its opposite- that the subject is completely aware of what is coming, but he chooses to be happy-go-lucy in the face of it...

whatever, either way, the fact that the shot can be interpreted in such diverse ways speaks well of your skills. So again I say WELL DONE to you! :blowkiss: I aspire to such a level, to offer such emotive shots that make people stop and think a bit. But I'm more or less still a beginner technically so that may be a ways off yet. Anyway, keep up your amazing work, to inspires us mortal polk! :aww:
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AshXMansin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
this image reminds me of this homeless man i met amongst my adventures, he kept telling me this phrase he said his grandfather taught him, a lesson bought i worth 2 taught.
good job
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Yahzick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
freedom is shining from this beautifull piece. life is for lot of people platitude and therefore they /or even me/ forget to live it
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Cipriano Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Awesome photo, his face tells everything. Great moment.
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smashingpumpkins86 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
he defiantely looks happy! Is that a blunt in his hand?
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coukiedoe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005
Great expression :D
I love this guy's attitude.
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punkie078 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005  Professional Photographer
That's one very sincere smile. It's obviously not a fake smile. This is a very cool photo. I love how focused she is, and how relaxed she seems. The background is so awesome. Well done.
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naked-mess Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
brilliant.
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kleineprinzessin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
HELL YEEAH!!!
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frightenedboy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
ah. hippies in trollies... i've been there before! thanks for bringing back a good memory that i'd forgotten i had with this shot man..
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insomniac-attack Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Carpe Diem :headbang:

I can't say anything that hasn't been said... so i'll shutup and fav it! :)
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DesertBlu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005   Photographer
great capture and great message..
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xagirlnamedhopex Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
this makes me soo happy :):)
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ACSolha Featured By Owner May 24, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot... she's really enjoy the moment.
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doorstopPhotos Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
This is funny while at the same time has a serious message :clap:
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