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Hello everyoneGrin Thankyou to you all for votes and comments on yesrerday's image "Grande Cerverza" Glad you all enjoyed your large beerGrinWink
Todays image was taken in the Hippy Market in Ibiza, and a little story behind it, the stall was selling really cheap stuff, T shirts abd linen trousers for two Euro's, and after purchasing a couple of shirts I spotted this great poster on the wall............. The guy in the image went on to tell us ( in broken English) he had created the poster himself, from photo's he had taken all over the world and was inspired by the song "Hotel California" by The Eagles, himself being in the centre of the image............... It really is a very clever piece of artwork and we could buy one for three Euro's. Bargain! Purchase made I asked him if I could take his picture and was very pleased to pose for me. I got the impression he was doing the stall for something to do rather than the money but we did notice the following week that as Ibiza was getting much busier the poster had increased to four Euro's............................... Still way under priced mind, cant wait to get it framed.
So this is the inspiration for the title of today's upload, I am sure you are all familiar with the song.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 May 2012 - 12:54 PM
Focal Length:4.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/450sec
Exposure Comp:-1.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:I Saw A Shimmering Light
Username:Fefe Fefe
Uploaded:14 Jun 2012 - 4:34 PM
Tags:Hippy Market, Hotel California, Ibiza, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people
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ChrisOs
ChrisOs  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 4:46 PM

Much better than most holiday pics. Nice story too. And, yes, I do remember the song.
Chris

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 4:50 PM

Nice one Diane and one of my fav songs got a few eagles albums i believe this one was released 1977

Brian.........................................................

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 4:53 PM

Yes,one of my favourite songs Diane,
and the Eagles are still going strong today.
(But a little bit older of course !!)
Good shot.
(And I recall a holiday we had in Italy.Went to the Isle of Capri on a day trip and it BUCKETED down with rain.There were guys selling nothing more than sheets of polythene to put over our heads.They cost about 1000 lira (about 50p) to start with,and went up in price by another 1000 lira every five minutes !!
The guide took us into a cafe for some shelter(found out later it was his brother-in-laws place)and charged us a fortune for coffee and a stale Italian bun.He got his guitar out and started playing some music (very badly I may add.)When he finished and came round the tables with a biscuit tin to put our ''donations'' in,my wife caught my arm just in time before I cracked his jaw !!)
Mick.

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CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 5:03 PM

A wonderful portrait, Diane, and a great story. He looks a very kindly sort of guy. Carol

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 5:09 PM


Quote: A wonderful portrait, Diane, and a great story. He looks a very kindly sort of guy. Carol

Yes he was, I got two shots of him, the second one he was smiling with a perfect set of white teeth, very calm pleasant man and he was so pleased I loved his posterSmile
Diane

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nicedayout
14 Jun 2012 - 5:19 PM

Very interesting and a good portrait. Jamie

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 5:42 PM

A wonderful portrait Dianne,my husbands brother played the guitar on hotel california for the eagles,..Lin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 5:45 PM

brilliant comp wonderful colours and detail diane a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
14 Jun 2012 - 6:05 PM

Great portrait!

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 6:07 PM


Quote: A wonderful portrait Dianne,my husbands brother played the guitar on hotel california for the eagles,..Lin

Wow............. ReallyGrinGrin
Diane

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 6:11 PM

Great story and fab trousers behind him! Wink Lovely portrait shot Smile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 6:15 PM

Fantastic and great portrait ,Diane,well done,
saeid

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 6:23 PM

A great holiday memory Fefe.

John Smile

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tonyguitar
14 Jun 2012 - 6:33 PM

Looks like one who understands freedom and how to maintain it. Very intelligent and self reliant with skillful looking hands.. Excellent portrait, rich in interest. TG

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 6:59 PM

Cool dude, classic song, great story.... and a lovely momento, Diane.

Dave

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achieverswales
15 Jun 2012 - 12:01 AM

Great story and portrait Diane.

Regards

Trev.

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morpheus1955
15 Jun 2012 - 10:08 AM

Wonderful portrait, and great storey.

Hugh

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digital_boi
15 Jun 2012 - 11:40 AM

the hippy never dies in us mefinks good one

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 8:57 AM

Nice image and a great write up
Jason

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