When The Pain Hurts by Kevin  Kroeker

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I went for a drive this afternoon and as I rounded the bend in the road I saw this heart breaking scene before me. Since becoming a father two years ago, things like this really pull at my emotions. I couldn’t imagine the suffering & heart-broken hands that layed that Winnie The Pooh as a marker to this tragic event.

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    Isn’t that tragic Kevin. I know the feeling too, since a student of mine was killed (an only child yet) along the highway that I travel everytime I leave the house. I can’t help but pass it. Her photo, flowers at different seasons piled huge near a cross on the shoulder. It’s just terrible and yes as you can see the people who laid Winnie the Pooh are heartbroken too. that makes us all heartbroken.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    wonderful image !

  • loray
    lorayover 4 years ago

    first image on RB that ‘choked me up’…..beautifully shot…I hope someone recognizes this image from the family and give you the well deserved credit for this shot.

  • DNapolitano
    DNapolitanoover 4 years ago

    wonderful image !

  • bonso
    bonsoover 4 years ago

    A wonderful capture, and at the same time, a tragic reminder that our roads can be dangerous

  • luke07
    luke07over 4 years ago

    This is a beautiful (and very sad) shot…

  • kyungmee
    kyungmeeover 4 years ago

    This image captures the saddness and loss very well..

  • Kevin Bergen
    Kevin Bergenover 4 years ago

    Awesomely captured here, Kevin! I really like how you’ve darkened the surroundings to highlight the bear with the effective dof. A heart-string tugger for sure!!

  • Joel Hall
    Joel Hallover 4 years ago

    Wow, very powerful image. The tones really match the emotion of the scene. Nice job Kevin.

  • MichelleR
    MichelleRabout 4 years ago

    Very powerful image. My heart breaks when i see these road side memorials. You’ve captured this sad scene perfectly. Well done.

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