Signs of Life / Signs of Hope

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    The homeless population in Houston generally looks to the interstate overpasses to find shelter and shade from the heat and elements. I'll routinely stumble across signs of life while walking down there: fire pits, beer bottles, and makeshift beds.

    This afternoon I came across this pamphlet among a pile of broken beer bottles. These pamphlets are passed out regularly to the homeless by members of local churches. It appears as if someone under this lonely bridge was willing to read what they had to stay.

    I felt inspired to see that in this hopeless situation someone was willing to devote their time to offer physical and spiritual assistance. Even more inspiring is the fact that someone was willing to hear the message.

    I just picked up my 35L today - this is my first image taken with it.

    RH-Photography2013 and lquandahl added this photo to their favorites.

    1. slowcivicseth 44 months ago | reply

      Great job, James! Are you on Facebook, or any other website where I can keep track of what's been going on or to contact you? Seems like I never see anything with what's going on with you. Holler at me soon! 35 f/1.4 on 5d = heaven.

    2. _jvns 44 months ago | reply

      Haven't shot much lately unfortunately :(

    3. budrowilson 44 months ago | reply

      Even more inspiring would have been a beautiful, big breasted blond with enviable bokeh in the background. But you chose this. *shakes head*

    4. _jvns 44 months ago | reply

      I will dispatch my harem as subject material next time, sir.

    5. dj_edob 44 months ago | reply

      Fantastic light and compo'


    6. PhotogTrekker 44 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture. The photo tells the story on its own.

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