one pic - the power of symbols

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i like this image, there is so much not seen that it sets ones mind racing with all sort of probabilities, well it does mine.

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Nicely composed and executed, D. I like the image a lot! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)))
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Beautifully done, D. I love it1 It reminds me of a lady that I know who has a tattoo of a kiss (red lips) at exactly the same place, on her superb leg. When I opened the thread, I thought it was her till I realized it's not lips!

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Beautifully done, D. I love it1 It reminds me of a lady that I know who has a tattoo of a kiss (red lips) at exactly the same place, on her superb leg. When I opened the thread, I thought it was her till I realized it's not lips!

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my wife has a tattoo of a pair of lips, but they are not on her leg.

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nikonFboy wrote:

l_objectif wrote:

Beautifully done, D. I love it1 It reminds me of a lady that I know who has a tattoo of a kiss (red lips) at exactly the same place, on her superb leg. When I opened the thread, I thought it was her till I realized it's not lips!

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my wife has a tattoo of a pair of lips, but they are not on her leg.

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You almost gave me a heart attack, Paul! For a second I thought I knew your wife although the lady I was talking about is Brazilian!...

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Clever compo D !! I like the way how you have chosen to contrast them....

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Thanks to everyone for your nice posts. It was quite difficult to take this picture, and as I did not have complete control of the composition I am not 100% happy with the placement of the elements. Having said that, I am happy I was able to share with you what I saw.

Following our discussion about symbols in another thread it is quite interesting to think what you think you know about this lady given that you can see two items that she used to communicate with us, her shoes and the tattoo...

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nikonFboy wrote:

i like this image, there is so much not seen that it sets ones mind racing with all sort of probabilities, well it does mine.

Paul, you say the photo makes you think of what else  was there. I can tell you what was there was beautiful!

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Nicely composed and executed, D. I like the image a lot! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)))
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Thank you. I appreciate your comment and I will say no more!

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Beautifully done, D. I love it1 It reminds me of a lady that I know who has a tattoo of a kiss (red lips) at exactly the same place, on her superb leg. When I opened the thread, I thought it was her till I realized it's not lips!

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I hope you understand that I am learning from the master and these are just baby steps....

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Clever compo D !! I like the way how you have chosen to contrast them....

Gianluca

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Thank you Gianluca. Next step is to try to find the beautiful smiles you get... That is a completely different level for me...

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l_objectif wrote:

Beautifully done, D. I love it1 It reminds me of a lady that I know who has a tattoo of a kiss (red lips) at exactly the same place, on her superb leg. When I opened the thread, I thought it was her till I realized it's not lips!

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I hope you understand that I am learning from the master and these are just baby steps....

Maybe "baby" steps for you, but "giant" steps for the mankind, my friends!.... I am glad that the news about Walt Disney buying DPR was a joke, after all!

You are good in compliments, my friend; you must be a salesman or something like that!

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Daedalus2000 wrote:

l_objectif wrote:

Beautifully done, D. I love it1 It reminds me of a lady that I know who has a tattoo of a kiss (red lips) at exactly the same place, on her superb leg. When I opened the thread, I thought it was her till I realized it's not lips!

Best,

I hope you understand that I am learning from the master and these are just baby steps....

Maybe "baby" steps for you, but "giant" steps for the mankind, my friends!.... I am glad that the news about Walt Disney buying DPR was a joke, after all!

You are good in compliments, my friend; you must be a salesman or something like that!

My friends will not agree with you about me complimenting anyone... I am too honest for that.

But, in this forum it is true, that we all influence each other, some more so than others. And it is a truth that your work (but also of others here) has motivated me to shoot specific subjects. And for this specific picture, I was hoping that you will see it.

Having said all of the above, yes I used to be in sales many many years ago. I even used to sell things door to door. But, not any more... I was not good at it.

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In reply to Daedalus2000, Apr 12, 2013

Very nice capture and isolation. It is a story unto itself.

I have a tendency to like this sort of things, so I am biased   I like to shoot stockings and shoes whenever I get the opportunity.

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A non Leica owner has to start somewhere and this shot says WOW.

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I can already feel that high heal penetrating my heart.  Great photo.

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l_objectif wrote:

Daedalus2000 wrote:

l_objectif wrote:

Beautifully done, D. I love it1 It reminds me of a lady that I know who has a tattoo of a kiss (red lips) at exactly the same place, on her superb leg. When I opened the thread, I thought it was her till I realized it's not lips!

Best,

I hope you understand that I am learning from the master and these are just baby steps....

Maybe "baby" steps for you, but "giant" steps for the mankind, my friends!.... I am glad that the news about Walt Disney buying DPR was a joke, after all!

You are good in compliments, my friend; you must be a salesman or something like that!

My friends will not agree with you about me complimenting anyone... I am too honest for that.

But, in this forum it is true, that we all influence each other, some more so than others. And it is a truth that your work (but also of others here) has motivated me to shoot specific subjects. And for this specific picture, I was hoping that you will see it.

Having said all of the above, yes I used to be in sales many many years ago. I even used to sell things door to door. But, not any more... I was not good at it.

hi D

I have just read up on daedalus, you have a very interesting family and friends, plus you have a lot to live up to name wise. are you a architect.

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I have a couple of questions.  Those look to me like plastic chairs.  I can't help not thinking about the incongruity of plastic chairs juxtaposed against what appears to be a formal, expensive (or at least professing to be expensive) shoe of some kind.  Also they are right in my line of vision along with the wall or window ledge (we normally initially tend to look at the top third of a compositional frame and then we scan the rest of the image.) It makes me wonder what the significance of these plastic chairs might be.

Also it appears that she has a tan line on her foot suggesting that she doesn't wear shoes like this often and instead perhaps wears casual running shoes as her daily shoe.  Also I ask myself why did the author choose to make this into a B+W image (the world is in color so I have to ask myself why is this in B+W and what is the meaning of it being in B+W.)

The tattoo looks like a million tattoos I've seen and so I'm not sure what significance it has if any to me.  These days, women of all ages and backgrounds might have tattoos.  So it doesn't specifically signify age nor class status, either. So it's just kind of there, like her leg.  I've seen a lot of legs, too.

These are legitimate questions because it's what I literally see in the image.  And I'm not sure what I'm looking at here beyond a technically well executed image in B+W.  Is this part of a series of images?

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I have a couple of questions.  Those look to me like plastic chairs.  I can't help not thinking about the incongruity of plastic chairs juxtaposed against what appears to be a formal, expensive (or at least professing to be expensive) shoe of some kind.  Also they are right in my line of vision along with the wall or window ledge (we normally initially tend to look at the top third of a compositional frame and then we scan the rest of the image.) It makes me wonder what the significance of these plastic chairs might be.

Also it appears that she has a tan line on her foot suggesting that she doesn't wear shoes like this often and instead perhaps wears casual running shoes as her daily shoe.  Also I ask myself why did the author choose to make this into a B+W image (the world is in color so I have to ask myself why is this in B+W and what is the meaning of it being in B+W.)

The tattoo looks like a million tattoos I've seen and so I'm not sure what significance it has if any to me.  These days, women of all ages and backgrounds might have tattoos.  So it doesn't specifically signify age nor class status, either. So it's just kind of there, like her leg.  I've seen a lot of legs, too.

These are legitimate questions because it's what I literally see in the image.  And I'm not sure what I'm looking at here beyond a technically well executed image in B+W.  Is this part of a series of images?

I'm sure the op has already mentioned that he had very little control over the surroundings.

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