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Taken on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. There were very few homeless people around the city centre which is a distinct change from other parts of the world like Athens. A very sad sight and one which I find hard to take. Converted to monochrome with added grain.

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Nikon D90 18-200mm VR lens


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  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerover 2 years ago

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 2 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow!

    Please go Here and immediately enter your image into the Black And White Challenge and good luck! Dee

  • Thanks Diane! Will do as asked :-)

    – Peter Hammer

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 2 years ago

    Sad, but a fascinating study nevertheless. I’m surprised there aren’t any homeless people in Athens. Not sure it’ll stay that way!

  • Thanks Carl. I think I got you confused, there were a LOT of homeless people in Athens when I was there a year ago. I expect that number will rise dramatically now.

    – Peter Hammer

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 2 years ago

    A very moving image, Peter. I find it hard to take too. Puts in perspective a lot of my greedy wants and desires, knowing how fortunate I am…

  • Thanks Mieke. It’s easier if the subject has their eyes closed and there is nobody else around :-) It sure does put us into perspective and how lucky we are.

    – Peter Hammer

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    03-06-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thanks Kira.

    – Peter Hammer

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 2 years ago

    Well done Peter, it would take so little to tip the balance and any of us could be there. I love that you noticed!

  • Thanks Diane. Very true and I guess there are a lot of people in Greece now who are likely to finish up like this which is really sad.

    – Peter Hammer

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 2 years ago

    Excellent work.

  • Thanks Lucinda.

    – Peter Hammer

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 2 years ago

    Ah yes, now I read it again I see I was indeed confused. The Greek situation is a tragedy.

  • Yes it is but then it is also self-inflicted. Too many people not paying their fair share of tax doesn’t help. Of course Argentina went through the same situation a few years ago and has largely recovered so not all is lost provided attitudes change.

    – Peter Hammer

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonover 2 years ago

    A fantastic image Peter – although some how I feel I shouldn’t be saying that. This photo says things words alone cannot – very well done Peter.

  • Thanks Matt. I know what you mean there :-)

    – Peter Hammer

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 2 years ago

    A very touching image, made all the more striking by the fantastic black and white tones you’ve created. Great work!

  • Thanks Damienne.

    – Peter Hammer

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