'Ow's Yer 'Ealth? by SquarePeg

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Taken in Loughborough, Leicestershire, down Baxtergate next to where the old General Hospital now stands empty. I caught this shot one morning in the summer on the way to work. I can imagine this man walking past these doors everyday, cigarette in his mouth, even when the Health Information Center was open, oblivious to any help within.

Levels, saturation and contrast adjusted, equalised and converted to black and white.

Canon EOS 20D / Canon USM 28mm-105mm lens.

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Candid Photography 05/12/2010
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loughborough, james leader, squarepeg, candid, street photography, black and white, health, people

I’ve been taking photographs since 1997 and I still love it. After a brief dislike of photomanipulation I now use Photoshop extensively on a majority of my work. People are my favourite subject and I’m always on the look out for new models, so drop me a line if you’re interested! :)

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  • michaelscott
    michaelscottalmost 4 years ago

    great shot! i do love the irony of this shot…and i agree totally. he would have walked by and not given ths place a thought. this is really cool!

  • Thank you very much, Michael. :) Much appreciated.

    – SquarePeg

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago

    Jamie, this is a great capture! …great timing…very clever title too :)

  • Thank you, Yhun. I’ve had the title in mind since I took the shot!

    – SquarePeg

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsalmost 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature James :-)

  • Wow, thank you very much! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • Critical  Vision
    Critical Visionalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant image James – love it

  • Thank you. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • SPFisher
    SPFisheralmost 4 years ago

    brilliant :)

  • Thank you, Simone. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Morpho  Pyrrou
    Morpho Pyrroualmost 4 years ago

  • Ha! Brilliant, thank you!

    – SquarePeg

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 3 years ago

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • daisygirl7
    daisygirl7over 3 years ago

    Love this! Great feel!

  • Thank you. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • midnightduchess
    midnightduchessover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! you are in our TOP TEN CHALLENGE WINNERS in England in Black and White

    Great work!

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