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by: © Paolo Grigolato

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The Edge (reworked) I uploaded a version of this some time ago and then decided to have a play, adjusting some levels and contrasts etc. I think its an improvement, but would welcome some feedback ...

Flipper The dolphins love to play in the wakes of the motor boats on the west coast of Florida near Sanibel Island. ...

Reflection (Exclusive photo)The Eiffel Tower reflected in my wife's sunglasses.. An attempt to shoot something different. Tell me what you think? ...

Tobacco's shop A dog waiting ...

Harmonica Philippines Baguio, on session road we were on a bar just chillin' out with my friend after a tiring shoot for the whole day.. We enjoyed the ambiance of the bar also our chit chats bout baguio 'cuz that was the first time that I have been there. One hour has passed I felt a little hungry, I went out to find a store then just not by afar I saw 7/11. As I walk heading the store I noticed an old man holding a harmonica, the old man is playing some music through his instrument hoping that if someone would pass that person would give him something. When i passed somehow he played it a little louder. I went in 7/11 to buy something to eat. When i went out he came to approach me by the door and played me some music from his harmonica, I stopped and listened to his music the way he plays. After that i came to ask him " Old man do you want some coffee"?, cuz he looked so pale because of the cold, he said "yes please." i went back inside the store, rather than coffee i thought of buying cup noodles and a sandwich, I gave it to him then said to him " now you would have something to fill up your appetite". He said "thank you". I asked him "are you sleeping here it seems like it is so cold here, i wonder how you endure the cold cause its freezing here?", he answered back saying, "yes i'm always here when night falls, i dont have anywhere to go". I just said " oh ok I hope that you would get fueled up by that food that I gave you also your stomach to feel a little heat despite this freezing climate, I'll leave for now". I went back to the bar and continued our talk (with my friend), we chilled out again and had some fun. Some hours had passed we left the bar, took some pictures of ourselves on session road and in any other place, i noticed again the old man, I approached him told him that I was the one who gave him food moments ago, i also asked if he got full because of the food. He said "yes I got full because of the food you gave me." I told him after that if the both of us could take a picture for it will be a remembrance, he told me "sure no problem." I took a picture with the old man that was taken by my friend Joe. Suddenly i had an idea that why not to take a portrait of him? Then I told him, "old man can i take a portrait of you? then afterwards surely i'm going to give you a copy of it, would that be fine with you?". He said yes with a laugh. I took some pictures of him with his harmonica then i asked him if where did he came from and where is his family, he said that he has no family, he has sons but he doesn't know where are they that's why he's by standing near 7/11, his stay there's kinda long but no one set him out so he preferred staying there. After i took some pictures of him we left the place, i said " old man i'll be back here after 2 days so that i have already printed your pictures and im good to give it to you, I hope you'll be just right here on 7/11 so that i can give it to you". He said "yes i'll be waiting for you." By that time, my friend and i left ... After 2 days like when I told the old man, I printed his pictures, they were 20, small sizes and was in an album and one that is framed. We came back at night and he was there. I said "old man good evening. How are you? Do you still remember me ? I was the one who took some portraits of you 2 days ago." He said " well, yeah I remember you and I have waited for you, I thought you'll not come back" then he laughed. Then someone approached me, he's a vendor of coffee. He said "that old man thought that you'll not come back. I told him that, that man would come back for he promised that he would give you copies of your pictures, just wait for him. That old man thought it because there were a lot of people who took him pictures, told him the same thing but didn't come back, never gave him copies of his pictures. I told him that "oh ok" then gave the old man those copies of those pictures that I told him, then told him that " old man I hope that you would like them. You can sell them to the ones who are passing and looking at your pictures here for you to have money , i really hope and wish that someone would buy even just one of those portraits." The old man went happy an extraordinary happiness that i never felt before as he see his pictures, seems like he lost all of his hardships all of his life, he even lost the wails inside his eyes. My friend and I left, though we're kinda far off from where he was I still glanced him, seeing those pictures and smiled.. Full Story: Photos: https://www.facebook.com/hoodedshots/media_set?set=a.543819739079202.1073741837.100003535411863&type=1 https://www.facebook.com/hoodedshots/media_set?set=a.543825852411924.1073741838.100003535411863&type=1 ...

Harmonica Philippines Baguio, on session road we were on a bar just chillin' out with my friend after a tiring shoot for the whole day.. We enjoyed the ambiance of the bar also our chit chats bout baguio 'cuz that was the first time that I have been there. One hour has passed I felt a little hungry, I went out to find a store then just not by afar I saw 7/11. As I walk heading the store I noticed an old man holding a harmonica, the old man is playing some music through his instrument hoping that if someone would pass that person would give him something. When i passed somehow he played it a little louder. I went in 7/11 to buy something to eat. When i went out he came to approach me by the door and played me some music from his harmonica, I stopped and listened to his music the way he plays. After that i came to ask him " Old man do you want some coffee"?, cuz he looked so pale because of the cold, he said "yes please." i went back inside the store, rather than coffee i thought of buying cup noodles and a sandwich, I gave it to him then said to him " now you would have something to fill up your appetite". He said "thank you". I asked him "are you sleeping here it seems like it is so cold here, i wonder how you endure the cold cause its freezing here?", he answered back saying, "yes i'm always here when night falls, i dont have anywhere to go". I just said " oh ok I hope that you would get fueled up by that food that I gave you also your stomach to feel a little heat despite this freezing climate, I'll leave for now". I went back to the bar and continued our talk (with my friend), we chilled out again and had some fun. Some hours had passed we left the bar, took some pictures of ourselves on session road and in any other place, i noticed again the old man, I approached him told him that I was the one who gave him food moments ago, i also asked if he got full because of the food. He said "yes I got full because of the food you gave me." I told him after that if the both of us could take a picture for it will be a remembrance, he told me "sure no problem." I took a picture with the old man that was taken by my friend Joe. Suddenly i had an idea that why not to take a portrait of him? Then I told him, "old man can i take a portrait of you? then afterwards surely i'm going to give you a copy of it, would that be fine with you?". He said yes with a laugh. I took some pictures of him with his harmonica then i asked him if where did he came from and where is his family, he said that he has no family, he has sons but he doesn't know where are they that's why he's by standing near 7/11, his stay there's kinda long but no one set him out so he preferred staying there. After i took some pictures of him we left the place, i said " old man i'll be back here after 2 days so that i have already printed your pictures and im good to give it to you, I hope you'll be just right here on 7/11 so that i can give it to you". He said "yes i'll be waiting for you." By that time, my friend and i left ... After 2 days like when I told the old man, I printed his pictures, they were 20, small sizes and was in an album and one that is framed. We came back at night and he was there. I said "old man good evening. How are you? Do you still remember me ? I was the one who took some portraits of you 2 days ago." He said " well, yeah I remember you and I have waited for you, I thought you'll not come back" then he laughed. Then someone approached me, he's a vendor of coffee. He said "that old man thought that you'll not come back. I told him that, that man would come back for he promised that he would give you copies of your pictures, just wait for him. That old man thought it because there were a lot of people who took him pictures, told him the same thing but didn't come back, never gave him copies of his pictures. I told him that "oh ok" then gave the old man those copies of those pictures that I told him, then told him that " old man I hope that you would like them. You can sell them to the ones who are passing and looking at your pictures here for you to have money , i really hope and wish that someone would buy even just one of those portraits." The old man went happy an extraordinary happiness that i never felt before as he see his pictures, seems like he lost all of his hardships all of his life, he even lost the wails inside his eyes. My friend and I left, though we're kinda far off from where he was I still glanced him, seeing those pictures and smiled.. Source: https://www.facebook.com/hoodedshots/media_set?set=a.543819739079202.1073741837.100003535411863&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/hoodedshots/media_set?set=a.543825852411924.1073741838.100003535411863&type=3 ...

6,5, & 4 Poland, New York ...

Privacy Abandoned Airstream trailer in Coupland, TX. ...

Daring Sharks are actually shy. This female came in really close. I held my breath and only moved the camera very slow. When she filled the frame I pressed the shutter. Sharks play an important role in reef health. We should stop killing over 100 million sharks per year mostly for the consumption of shark fin soup. This threatens already the stability of the marine ecosystem which contributes up to 85 percent of the oxygen we breathe. Our Nature and Oceans must be preserved! ...

A Comfortable Comfortable Life to Everyone ...