::Weekly Street Photography-march 29th::

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fad
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Icons of Sport and Death

When live we honored you as a god, and now
You rule with might over the withering dead.

Odyssey XI, Odysseus to Achlles

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1/1600s f/5.0 at 140.0mm iso400
70-300 DO
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jpr2 Forum Pro • Posts: 15,508
re: seems something went wrong

fad wrote:

I'll scan them and send them to you

Frank,

your document: after036.pdf contains 11 pages, all of them completely blank,
does it open differently for you? (here with Adobe reader v. 9.0)

jpr2
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wildlife, macro, B&W, and 'interactive' street:
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/qmusaget/sets/72157600341377106/
street candids (non-interactive):
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/qmusaget/sets/72157609618638319/
Comments and critique are always welcome!
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Peter Dumont
OP Peter Dumont Veteran Member • Posts: 9,137
Re: Buenos Aires

Hugh_daMann wrote:

This is my first attempt to post. Feedback is very welcome and
appreciated.

Hello Hugh.

welcome to WSP.

This one I think is the best of your little series :
http://patagoniamar09.shutterfly.com/81#77

It would be eassier to view though if you posted them a bit bigger and
linked them directly to this forum .

Bye,

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Peter Dumont
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Great double portrait !!

Sal18 wrote:

Good one, Sal !

Bye,

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Peter Dumont
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Re: Facilis descensus Averno, Sal

Tile wisdom

In Holland we love putting little one liners on little delft blue tiles
so we can hang them our walls to show people what our moral, spiritual
and/or mental standpoint is.

This is so ingrained into Dutch culture that we call armchair
psychological affirmations and cliches 'Tile Wisdom' (Tegelgetjeswijsheid).

It is a semi-derogatory term for something we all love doing.
As we are all guilty of it it is strange that we look down on it.

After all, in our mind it gives us instant wisdom, a sageness, a discerning panache.

Admiring glances is what we all crave.
"Wow, how could such a small head carry all that wisdom?"
is what we hope people think of us.

translation:"Nothing more charming than a saying on the wall."

.

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Re: Wonderful shots of besotted scotsmen

fad wrote:

I guess I would betray my age (and bring my sanity into question) if
I claimed the plaid miniskirt was a travesty of hoary old Scottish
traditions. After all these 'traditions' only go back to the
Victorian picturesque.

Correct.

I asked them about their kilts, and they told me they only wear them for weddings, funerals and soccer games .
I have some more pics of these scottish invaders, that will post soon.

Bye,

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Peter Dumont
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Re: Icons of Sport and Death

fad wrote:

Good catch, Frank.

Especially the contrast, between the skating young man and the corpse and
his smoking a cigarette .

The exhibition of the corpses was also on display in Amsterdam about a year ago.

I didn't want to go and see it, as I think there is something
profoundly unethical about this display.

Bye,

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Sal18 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,296
Re: Great double portrait !!

Thanks, Peter-

Sal

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Re: Facilis descensus Averno, Sal

That is much more attractive than our bumper stickers, though we also have trite sayings on little pieces of wood or slate that (some) people hang in their kitchens or bathrooms with little ribbons and/or dried flowers. This is the only reading the owners are likely to do. (And I confess that a statement like that is ungenerous and more unattractive that the platitudes expressed.)

However, there were some good bumper stickers during our presidential campaign, such as "Polar bears for Obama".

Sal

Peter Dumont wrote:
Tile wisdom

In Holland we love putting little one liners on little delft blue tiles
so we can hang them our walls to show people what our moral, spiritual
and/or mental standpoint is.

This is so ingrained into Dutch culture that we call armchair
psychological affirmations and cliches 'Tile Wisdom'
(Tegelgetjeswijsheid).

It is a semi-derogatory term for something we all love doing.
As we are all guilty of it it is strange that we look down on it.
After all, in our mind it gives us instant wisdom, a sageness, a
discerning panache.

Admiring glances is what we all crave.
"Wow, how could such a small head carry all that wisdom?"
is what we hope people think of us.

translation:"Nothing more charming than a saying on the wall."

.

Sal18 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,296
Re: Icons of Sport and Death

I can just imagine your glee at capturing this one! Great catch, and what luck you had your gear back just in time.

Is this a favorite lens of your for sp?

Sal

fad wrote:

When live we honored you as a god, and now
You rule with might over the withering dead.

Odyssey XI, Odysseus to Achlles

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
1/1600s f/5.0 at 140.0mm iso400
70-300 DO
--
Frank
http://www.sidewalkshadows.com

Sal18 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,296
Best friend

His best friend is getting on in years.

Sal

Hugh_daMann Junior Member • Posts: 26
Re: Buenos Aires

Thanks Peter.
Sorry for the newby question, but is there an easy way to link them directly?
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Candid @ DCIM 2009 Show @ Mid Valley, KL, Malaysia Part II
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Coo?

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Hugh DaMann

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Buenos Aires again with direct links this time

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Sal18 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,296
Re: Buenos Aires again with direct links this time

Now we can see how interesting these are!

Sal

Hugh_daMann wrote:

Sal18 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,296
Re: Candid @ DCIM 2009 Show @ Mid Valley, KL, Malaysia Part II

I really like this series!

Sal

SooHK wrote:

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guy catelli Regular Member • Posts: 472
i love Zalmen

Zalmen at Adorama

i love Zalmen. he’s one of those rare people who isn’t pretending to be someone he isn’t.
(Canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-105mm L IS, ISO 3200)

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fad
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Street Rhythms

This is definitely American School.

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fad
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These are good shots

I have some technical comments

SooHK wrote:

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Hand is too close to the wall. Good lighting on the man.

  1. 2

Technically super, but the gap between the two main elements is distracting. Maybe PP could help, but the combination of both bright, contrasting color and large highlights would be a challenge. The man and the picture echo each other beautifully.

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Problems easy to solve: Rotate a little to the left to make wall vertical. Fix skin tone on child. It's great how the picture seems to be a thought/dream emanating from the child's head.

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