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"Needing A Little Help From The Samaritans"

West_coaster07
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"Needing A Little Help From The Samaritans"

A woman and child begging for money along a roadway in South Africa. To many of these beggars are very legitimate in needing our help while some others have been known to get picked up at the end of the work day in very luxury cars.

Let me stress that this image could have been taken in any number of countries around the world.

Image taken through the car's windscreen with a Canon Xsi Rebel.




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October 23, 2012
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Canon
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Shutter Speed
1/100 sec
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f/8.0
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44 mm
ISO Speed
200

Image Comments


Oct 23, 2012 2:12:54 pm
Sad commentary on a world where less matters more. The United States is one of those countries. If everyone would give a little and quit gripping about the abusers as an excuse to not help, we would perhaps see a world less on the verge of ugly times a'comin.

by daggerwilldo Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 2:21:01 pm
It breaks my heart again and again to see such misery ...
This photo is really touching!

by Crudelitas Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 2:33:14 pm
Yes, we see that here, too. Very sad.

by drifterlee Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 3:15:42 pm
Very sad but I tend not to trust them!

by jayfar Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 3:40:16 pm
I see those who come in to get food from where I work. being hungry is no joke
Great capture

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 3:46:22 pm
It seems that every corner is staked out now with someone begging for money or work or food or all of them...I know that many of them are NOT legit, but how can you tell which ones are truly needy? So sad that the world has come to this.

by MrsRatbag Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 4:54:20 pm
Very sad capture my friend, it's indeed so sad that the world has come to this ordeal.....great photoshot my friend.

by adrie Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 5:17:38 pm
for whatevr reason, a sad spectacle

by alanwilliams Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 6:28:35 pm
great shot and statement

by sandra46 Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 6:56:24 pm
great shot

by flavia49 Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 7:19:55 pm
Same thing in Turkey, where many of the beggars are actually fairly well suported by the Govt and begging just suppliments a pretty reasonable state income.

by brewgirlca Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 8:08:34 pm
Its hurts so much to see this. :( Their are 115 homeless kids in our city school system. :( I hope this mom and child get some much needed help. :) Most excellent capture. :) Thank you for sharing. :))

by Isabelle711 Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 8:20:35 pm
She looks to have chosen a very precarious place for a child. A very topical capture and a sad part of our world.

by npauling Homepage »

Oct 24, 2012 12:54:08 am
Being unable to separate the legitimate from the abusers, I tell them to go to the Salvation Army various centers because that is where I donate. I've been tempted to expose one fraudster who I have seen collecting money, then going straight to the beer parlour.

by whaleman Homepage »

Oct 24, 2012 8:55:51 am
Shining shot.

by farmerC Homepage »

Oct 24, 2012 10:17:38 am
Touching capture !

by Leije Homepage »

Oct 24, 2012 2:01:51 pm
Whether they really need help or not, it always touches my heart strings when I see them - especially when they have a child with them.

by Meisiekind Homepage »

Oct 29, 2012 9:33:47 am
So sad....wish it weren't so.

by ladylake Homepage »

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