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sometimes when I'm out skating I'll throw a holga in my backpack cuz it's light. in new orleans and I see this... then this old lady gets off a bus. It was frikking hot. helped her carry those groceries home. she had a lot of cats. I fed them with her. she gave me a donut and some cans of cat food to say thanks. ... I don't have a cat.
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1pen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your excellent work has been featured here: fav.me/d6kr0bw
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Michaeldavitt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Writer
For heaven's sake stay on the sidewalks
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whothennow24 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
That is such a good photo.
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erockmath Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
i love how she gave you cat food and didnt even ask if you had a cat. hahaha, old people, gotta love them. they're great to take pictures of, such definition in their wrinkley faces.
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BekaLynna Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008   Photographer
I had a photography teacher who always said that a good photographer always carried a camera of some sort with him. Congrats on the shot, even with the subject matter - it's composed extremely well.
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fluffyanimals09 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
i love this picture and the story


the car in the background.... i cant say anything i am just sad that this is still a problem and now Hurricane Gustav has hit.... i think New Orleans has suffered enough really


Great Picture
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babyfawn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
haha, thats a great story, but please tell us all u know about that upsidedown car lol
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navessa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Student
wow what an awsome shot,
lol it looks like the old lady is deaf and shes just walking down the street oblivious to the car crashing behind her..but then i read your comments,
anyways, well done
xo
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xpassingbyx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
yes. I live for stories like that
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SilentHamish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see anything amazing about this shot. Looks like a very normal day.
The sky is blue, the grass is green and cars are upside down.

I mean, are you really trying?

:D
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Graylan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
haha "Did anyone get hurt?" LOOK AT THE CAR! Of course someone got hurt.
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Haonavy Featured By Owner May 7, 2007   Photographer
No words, man...

Quite possibly one of the coolest shots (and story) I've seen on dA in a long long time!!!
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couleur Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
It looks as if she walked out of that ride :D
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Raine-de-Mer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
I heard cat-food is better than ours. :D
That's why animal protection works.
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Dreamsnice Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007   Artist
jooo... waw! me gusta!
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gyrocam Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
awesome!
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Professional Photographer
oh oh oh.... sigh...if only I'd seen this. I adore it!!
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adamkozlowski Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
yeah.... just another day, huh? :) great capture. almost like one of the 66 Polaroids That Never Existed by ~drahomira, but this one is for real.
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WmBCrawford Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I was driving to my brothers place..and came upon a
similar accident...and did not have my camera....now
it goes everywhere with me.

Great capture!
You are very deserving of that donut :)
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i-am-the Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
an awesome picture alone, but double-awesome with the description :D
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badbadrobot Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
this is one of best photographs i have ever seen. completely normal every day things, yet surreal.
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RoBBoX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
I wont say the imperfections of the holga added to this picture, but I guess without them it probably wouldn't have happened.
Great image, wish it was a little crisper and didn't have that light leak, but I guess that's what you get.
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SpanishJohnny Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
found that pic again... oh my god... i mean how cool is that, not the crash but the old lady. such a moment !
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masteroftherealm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
Thats an amzing shot.
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G00DE Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
Holy... like the pic and the moment it was taken :D Upside down car , well thats awsome :P :)
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colombo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006   Interface Designer
i don't even should write because it's all written in the photo itself.

it's her indifference what strikes you the most.

or the exact opposite. the ordinary lady becomes so much more real and the dramatic accident so much more... indifferent.

it's the side of the classic LA chase that you have never ever seen. not even on the best newspaper. and here it is.
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tanya-n Featured By Owner May 20, 2006
A great description for a great shot. What an unusual sight; throughout your gallery you've captured some fantastic moments. Very original.
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divineeggplant Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
i love this peice, lovely contrast of images
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irwin-fletcher Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005   Photographer
such a great slice of life,
both the image,
and your interaction



so not all skaters are filthy criminal elements?
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Reaper-of-Hats Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
wow, i lov this so much, not just the awkward pic, but your calm response, wow... things like this should be daily deviations. ... i'm gonna fall over laughing, k? fun, ha.. perhaps tooo fun
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IrregularChild Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005
This deeply touches me..oddly. Maybe the upturned car and how innocent she looks. *shrug* That was a nice thing you did..! (:
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earfight Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
Thats just 100% out of 100%. Picture and story!
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poopispop Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005   Digital Artist
i adore ths one
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spencerocks Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
truely beautiful, i found this one in coxi's feature blog.
i love your photos, you've reminded me to get a holga again, i really like as someone mention on the deviant page that you have a journalistic style.. it's quite cool how you mention the little details in this one "i don't have a cat"

i don't like to take my digital out and about all the time, it's a little bit big too.. i think you're right about the photograph, it's nice that you've got something almost poetic in there, someone who is so used to seeing these things in her lifespan she's no longer affected..

pro as they get, best thing i've seen all week on deviantART
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aesop45 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
that's excellent
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gelsenkirchen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
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FloatingBoy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
This photo is so surreal, Im absolutely in love with it.
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swelements Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
Actually it's one of the few real ones around here...
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tears-of-ink Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005  Student
LOL. I don't blame her! I'd be sidewalking too!

That's really sweet that you helped her :] It looks like she was getting pretty frustrated. Kudos. It's so good to see that one person still cares.
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kameleonkat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... surrealistically scary :lol:
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lilhammygrl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005
LOL WTF
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Bionic-Oz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Professional Photographer
a composition, isnt it?
The woman is over... true?
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Nichols Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005   Photographer
the irony... bresson would be proud. :)
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newtone Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
oh yeah, shit happens sometimes ..
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mssv Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
wicked shot... quite surreal. Reminds me of the game Grand Theft Auto.
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indie-danielle Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
i love the image...
i love the story behind the image.

wonderful.
:+favlove: + :thumbsup: + :heart:
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nitz327 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Photographer
hahahah AMAZING shot.......... YAY upside down vehicles :D
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deus0ex0machina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
i cant believe it. the story makes it beyond awesome. im in love with this. real fucking life! +fav
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lovephotography Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
i just love how, through your description, i dont consider the car to be the main focus of this shot.
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dilysss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
nice capture, i love holga.
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