People portraits

Challenge #5 in the Places I have seen, people I have met series. Hosted by paradiso.
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Let's show our best portraits. Any kind are welcome, but only people, no animals please (unless they're with people). Colors, B&W, long or shallow DOF, whatever. We want to know something about the picture (background story, etc.) and possibly about the subjects in the pictures. Good challenge!
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This old boy was sat on a bench in the High Street of Lincoln City, UK. I caught his eye with the camera and a broad if not 'merry' grin krept upon his face! He wasn't a down and out, but he was a little astray in life....He had lost his wife some time ago, was no longer in touch with his children and living in a flat with help from organisations that help 'look after' the elderly or vulnerable... He was fun to talk to, although his speech was hard to understand at times... a bit drunk, cert
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Submitted: Tuesday, 15th December, 2009 15:01 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 18th October, 2009
Focal length: 101 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 200
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