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The Homeless Fisherman by diado The Homeless Fisherman by diado
I spotted this guy sitting on Brighton promenade with a couple of fishing rods. I chatted to him for a bit and it turns out that he's homeless and was about to go and fish for his dinner, something he does pretty much every day. He was a really interesting guy, and kindly let me take a few shots of him.

Technical: Nikon D200, Nikon 50mm @ f/2, 1/90s, ISO 100
Software: Photoshop CS5

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Given 2011-11-23
The Homeless Fisherman by =diado ( Featured by Kaz-D )
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RR-319 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
amazing picture you got here. a touching story as well. he has fish everyday just to be able to eat. guess i take my kitchen for granted.
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FatimaZahraeM Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is featured here: fatimazahraem.deviantart.com/j…
Have a nice evening :meow:
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diado Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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StrivetobeDust Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
The intensity of his gaze is wonderful. That is a very well done shot. :3
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diado Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, glad you liked it :)
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MediumKat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I'm commenting on this picture once again not to just tell you how amazing it still is but to tell you how you inspired me to have this conversation with a homeless man at a bus stop that I met. He had a sore on his nose after falling over because he was to weak to get up and looked like he needed some help, I got him a tissue and we started talking. He told me he was homeless and that he was just wandering around and spoke about his life and we spoke about mine, I kept trying to hold back my tears because I felt bad for him but he told me he was a survivor and has got by long enough on the streets to know his way around. Unfortunantly I couldn't stay long because I had to get home before it got too dark but I hope that it helped his day feel a little bit brighter even if it made me feel upset and worried. Sometimes I still think about him and hope he is okay.
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diado Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's great to hear, I'm so happy that the photograph inspired some good :)
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work
congrats for DD
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diado Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
np
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mduffyphotography Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love the b&W
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diado Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Featured: [link] :sun:
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diado Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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Wyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
This photo is amazing and the story behind it even more so.
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diado Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, glad you like it :)
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colezombie Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I love this, I do the same. I love to hear stories about things I most likely will never experience.. Wonderfully shot sir!
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diado Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, glad you like it :aww:
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Niphredill Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
This is beautiful...
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diado Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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Niphredill Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Very much welcome!
Um, may I ask if there is any meaning to your nickname?
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diado Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the name I gave a gaming character 22 years ago. Other than that, not really :shrug: lol
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Niphredill Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Oh, I see...because in bulgarian it means grandpa, and being bulgarian I associated it automatically with that. Sorry ^^;
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diado Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know, a few people have told me that, which is interesting given as I'm going to be a grandpa in September :doh: It was taken from a Spanish first name though - I don't know a single word of Bulgarian (except for Diado, obviously ;) )
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Niphredill Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
ah, sorry for bothering you with that, then ^^;
Congratulations! My grandpa keeps telling me what an amazing thing it is to be a grandfather. Excellent opportunity to be silly and childish again, he says ;)
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diado Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I do that anyway tbh :D I'm too young to be a grandpa though :( lol
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JunsuiFox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Photographer
This is a wonderful photo! I love the story behind it as well. Congrats on the DD :clap:
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diado Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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GeminiLiam Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I love pictures like this that tell a story, what a beautiful lived in face
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diado Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, glad you like it :aww:
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CatsCaps Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
great photo, captured some emotion for sure
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diado Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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CatsCaps Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
np
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heronfem Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Writer
Absolutely stunning. Those are eyes that have seen the world.
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diado Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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Or-Else-You-Will-Die Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Rests his head on a pillow made of concrete
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vampier36 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool. :) This is the kind of stuff I would like to do. (I gotta get a better camera before I do anything.)
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diado Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww: What camera do you have at the moment then?
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vampier36 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just have an old digital camera, I had a Samsung but it broke a few months back. :(
But the one I have now is like really old.
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diado Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry to hear your Samsung broke :( Don't let it stop you from shooting though! :eager:
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vampier36 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh it wont. :) I plan on getting a new camera soon. Any suggestions?
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diado Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm a Nikon user myself, so if it's a DSLR you want, I'd suggest a Nikon :nod:
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barmat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
get a real camera ... canon ftw :P
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diado Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:lmao: Pfft, Nikon ftw :p
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vampier36 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind. :)
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Redlipstickandpearls Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I could meet this guy! Great work
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diado Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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yascanabis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
très jolie bravo =)
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diado Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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karraka Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Very nice protrait, I love it ;)
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D200
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1/90 second
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F/2.0
Focal Length
50 mm
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100
Date Taken
Nov 8, 2011, 11:12:52 AM
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