Break Time

Some cool income opportunity images:

Break Time
income opportunity
Image by DonkeyHotey
I am taking a break from posting Caricatures on Flickr to do some web development and look for some income opportunities. If your are looking for a caricature of a specific person try using the Flickr search box for my photostream. I have over 1,000 images posted here. You might find what you are looking for.

Esperando :: Waiting :: 20140815 8509
income opportunity
Image by Oiluj Samall Zeid
Parámetros :: Parameters: Canon EOS 7D; ISO 100; 0 ev; f/10; 1/80; Canon EF 70 – 200 f/4L IS; 187 mm;

Título :: Title ::: Fecha (Date): Esperando ::Waiting ::: 2014/08/15 08:31

(Es). Historia: San Juan de la Arena, Asturias, España. Esta mañana la marea estaba alta, no pude pasar al Playón de Bayas, así que subí a la Punta del Pozaco y allí estuve un rato esperando a que llegaran a la playa los surfistas y esperar alguna oportunidad interesante. La chica que aparece en la foto acababa de hacer algunas entradas en el agua y se salió a la arena a descansar un rato.

Toma: Para esta toma me interesaba más la textura y el color del agua que el resto del contenido, por lo que expuse la toma a la iluminación del agua, sabiendo que la parte izquierda quedaría más oscura. Además quería remarcar las aparentes diferencias de nivel del agua debido al oleaje.

Tratamiento: Con Aperture. Original en RAW. Mejora básica del RAW con los parámetros predefinidos de Aperture. Dejo un encuadre cuadrado para centrar ligeramente la atención sobre la débil imagen de la persona y la tabla de surf, dejando la mayor parte del espacio para el agua. Intencionadamente dejo oscura la zona superior izquierda para remarcar la parte del agua, además de poder dar un efecto de atracción del ojo por la débil luz anaranjada que refleja la tabla de surf. Suena "Do that to Me one more time", Pop de los 80, cantada por Captain & Tennille

¡Eso es todo amigos!

(En). The History: San Juan de la Arena, Asturias, Spain. This morning the tide was high, I could not go on to the Playón of Bayas, so I rose to the "Punta del Pozaco" and there I was hoping awhile that the surfers were coming to the beach and to wait for some interesting opportunity. The girl who appears in the photo had just done some income in the water and left to the sand to resting awhile.

Taking up: For this capture I was interested more in the texture and the color of the water that the rest of the content, for what I exposed the capture to the lighting of the water, knowing that the left part would remain darker. In addition it wanted to notice the apparent differences of level of the water due to the surge.

Treatment: With Aperture. Original in RAW. Basic improvement of the RAW with Aperture’s preset parameters. I make a setting squared to centre lightly the attention on the weak image of the person and the table of surf, leaving most of the space for the water. Meaningfully I make dark the top left zone to notice the part of the water, beside being able to give an effect of attraction of the eye for the weak orange light that reflects the table of surf. It sounds " Do that to Me one more steal ", 80’s Pop, sung by Captain and Tennille.

That’s all folks !!

Shooting For the Gold
income opportunity
Image by Viewminder
She was making a film about the homeless.

Her camera was set up on the street on a tripod and I happened to be walking by so I got in there and shot her.

She had a couple of actors working with her.

She didn’t need actors.

She just needed to turn the camera around.

Across the street a man was living underneath some cardboard and some blankets that he’d set up to keep warm.

I walked over there to see if he was alright.

The conditions were heartwrenching and I didn’t have it in me to point my camera at the man.

I took a shot of his little shelter instead.

The stench was incredible.

I could smell the fecund smell of sickness.

I can tell you that I doubt he will survive the winter out there.

He was coughing a deep and troubled cough.

The kind the doctor shakes his head at when your grandmother has it.

It sounded tubercular or like he had pnuemonia.

After a wicked convulsion he spilled something from a cup.

I believe it was urine.

He is probably too sick to get up and go pee in the alley.

His very existence in these conditions threatens to become a public health issue.

It was really cold out.

I wanted to talk to the guy…

but I didn’t want to violate his little dwelling.

Sometimes I become paralyzed when I’m confronted with scenes like these.

What can I do?

Is a couple of dollars gonna do anything?

Is wishing that I had the answer gonna do anything?

People who live like this I’ve learned are generally affected by mental illness.

I don’t know if I’m actually qualified to say that…

but I’ll also tell you that no sane person would live like this.

More and more I’ve come to understand that homelessness is a mental health issue.

I’ve seen people with good educations and backgrounds…

with significant incomes and supportive families fall victim to mental illness.

I’ve seen people throw their lives away.

I’ve seen what happens when they don’t take their medicine like they’re supposed to.

Maybe you’re not a drunk or a heroin addict… maybe you leave the crack smoking to others…

but I know that no one is immune from mental illness.

Though the answers elude me…

It’s apparent we’ve got to do something.

I don’t care why people come to this point in their lives…

it doesn’t matter…

we’ve got to take action.

Will we just continue as a society to step over them as we live our lives?

Or will we have the courage to do something?

A compassionate society that cares about all human beings could only have one answer.

Isn’t the measure of any society how they help the most helpless among themselves?

Without help I am certain this person will die on the streets this winter.

A number of homeless human beings have already frozen to death in December in Chicago.

While the people who make public policy slept in their warm beds.

As a free society should we just look away and let that happen?

Should we say ‘he was free to make the choices that got him there… and he should be free to die in a puddle of his own sputum and vomit just the same?’

Or should we step in and with our efforts show that this is intolerable?

Honestly…

It would show a greater level of compassion to euthenize this person.

To fill a syringe with an unsurvivable amount of some narcotic and end their suffering in a warm and loving way.

I don’t ever want to see that happen.

I think we need to do something though.

Inaction is no longer acceptable.

If you get caught with a bunch of marijuana the state will feed and clothe and shelter you at a cost greater than sending a student to Harvard for a year.

You’ll get medical attention and educational opportunities.

If you get caught living like this man they’ll tell you to ‘move along.’

Maybe the best thing we could do is throw big bags of marijuana in their cups.

Maybe it’s a waste of time to search for answers that may not exist to questions that shouldn’t.

But what disgusts me most is thinking that we will do nothing.

That we will accept stepping over the living dead as something we do when we want to go somewhere.

We must have the courage to do something.

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