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I was captured by a cry of sadness when taking this photo :(
but later I realized that this amazing man probably had the heart of a Lion :heart:
...instead of lamenting, he had turned his life into a fight,.......and he wasn't going to lose it.

everytime I look at it I feel a sad happiness :)

nat Geo logo by foureyes
2009 National Geographic Ultimate Photo Contest :+fav: www.nationalgeographic.com/ene… :+fav:
Grand Prize Winner

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By a lot of standards, ....heart of a Lion by `foureyes is a famous photograph. It is the Grand Prize Winner of the National Geographic Ultimate Photo Contest 2009 and has almost 10,000 favorites on dA. It is an excellent example of an amazing photograph and an admirable photographer receiving much deserved attention. I think the suggester gives an even more important reason: "This is not just a photograph but something that gives us hope just by seeing it and knowing that the man struggled and fought for his life no matter how hard it was." ( Suggested by Aelathen and Featured by Katerina423 )
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beyzayildirim77 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
incredible.....!!!! You're a magician.
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KatiaIvaArts Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015   Photographer
This is a beautiful, thought-provoking picture. :heart:
The muted colours and the empty background bring almost surreal notes to it.
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LINDA-GUO Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
It seems to be many moving lions everywhere in the world.
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strangest Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
OWWWWW
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WolfBytes Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Awesome.
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dantespies Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
<font><font class="">¿Que puedo decir? La temática es excelente, la composición también. Muy buena</font></font>
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everett1492 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Great pic, just seeing it now years after the fact.  I am having trouble figuring out the pedals/crank on the trike and his feet.  Is he pedaling with one foot like a baws?
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foureyes Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
only one foot :(
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coca-colour Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
……如果真的是坚强的人,就不会低着头给人一副沉闷的样子。
我曾见过类似的三轮车夫的图:一个少年,身体前倾用力踩着踏板,蓬乱的头向前伸着。那个样子,就是一种向前冲的感觉,给人以奋发的希望——那真是对贫困生活的抗争。
而图中的人,我看不到对生活的希望,他似乎被快要生活压垮了
我的国家有很多这样的人,他们活着,但并不是为自己活着
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LINDA-GUO Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
如果天气寒风刺骨,白雪飘飘,谁会仰着脸像骑单车一样自由自在?
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coca-colour Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
考虑到这幅图是特效图,所以我不认同你说的场景。讨论这个人的实际情况也偏题了
我只是不喜欢这种意境,给我的颓废感很强

那个什么,忽然发现这里的华人挺多的,刚看到deviant的豆瓣了……
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LINDA-GUO Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013

我晕,一个为生活拼搏的老人,怎么就给你颓废感了?!

 

      如果一个人心里想颓废,那么他看到的世界也必定颓废。

 

这不是特效图的问题,只是觉得这张图它反映地就是现实,你看到哪种现实不颓废?

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foureyes Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
我明白你说的到底是什么你的国家是一个伟大的地方,很特别
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coca-colour Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
其实也没什么...我只是一时有感而发而已……
我英语不好,话多了只好用汉字了...
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foureyes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
我很想念中国,我想回去广西省是我的最爱 :heart:
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marrciano Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fine piece of art
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
:handshake:............... thanx :)
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Douce-Amertume Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
:wow: stunning work! :)
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
:hug::hug:
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Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing picture
Beautiful
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CHARLIEGIRL1962 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
What an amazing image..i love this. Awesome!
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ClymberPaddler Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
you captured heart and strength.
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Cromosoma123 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Photographer
Increible. Maravillosa imagen. Saludos.
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Loony306 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Great! I love it!!!
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
May I ask how you got the foggy background - was it all natural or photoshop?

Nice work. :thumbsup:
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foureyes Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
slight curves manip on a 'soft light layer' to enhance the fog :)
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :)
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sietske-78 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome shot!!
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wertas42 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Photographer
i like the little, with the power you can only find by doing from inside
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Duckforcover Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for making my day. [link]
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Dvid1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is not enough words I can use to explain how much I've marveled over your work.
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MorisatoMegumi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I can really well reconstruct your emotions. He must be really strong, but on the other hand, it makes one sad, and then happy to see that people can be so strong! And it somehow gives me courage too.
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Kitsch1984 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great visual description of the human condition!
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RedRoseBlue Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I had to come back to this. This is the reason most of us trawl sites like DA to look for something that excites or moves us. I also forgot to congratulate you on your National Geographic award, well deserved.
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WilliamIR Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Great drama
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RedRoseBlue Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Staggeringly powerful
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existencia5 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Photographer
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inspiroid Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember seeing this in the Energizer ad in the NG Magazine from a while back! Love it, so happy I found it on dA! :D
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ATGunn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
A photograph that evokes emotion is longed for by so many photographers. You have captured it at its best. A most powerful image.
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obede Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   General Artist
incrível. maravilhoso.
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DerTarchin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Purely Amazing.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Wow! Awesome picture! :iconflowerheartplz:
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