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For Moira's delectation I have uploaded a kneeless version Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon 28-135mm IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 May 2012 - 1:52 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
White Balance:Auto
Title:Seen in St.Petersburg
Username:fentiger fentiger
Uploaded:15 Oct 2012 - 7:35 AM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Russia, St. petersburg, Streetscene
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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:03 AM

That's something we don't see these days - the pipe smoker! Can you imagine being enveloped in all that tobacco smoke! And a Beatles poster... Great capture Albert.
Ann

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
15 Oct 2012 - 8:28 AM

Super composition Albert, well spotted,
Fred.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:32 AM

"An image which could have been captured 50 years ago"

Regards Nathan

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:38 AM

Well spotted a great find Albert..Lin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 9:00 AM

A great candid, Albert, and good to see the beatles poster, too. Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 9:38 AM

Good memories... The middle poster is for the Philharmonic Hall which has the most amazing, bright acoustics... For the school exchange trips I had my 'Russian kit', blue eyeshadow, pink lipstick and silk scarf, and when with our Russian friends I managed to get into concerts at Russian rates rather than the much higher prices that tourists are charged. Sorry, I'm drifting off topic.
This is so very unmistakably St P, the seriousness. I'd like to crop a bit off the bottom, to finish just a little way below the posters. I find the man's knees distracting.
I don't think I have ever typed that sentence before in my life...
Moira

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 10:01 AM


Quote: Good memories... The middle poster is for the Philharmonic Hall which has the most amazing, bright acoustics... For the school exchange trips I had my 'Russian kit', blue eyeshadow, pink lipstick and silk scarf, and when with our Russian friends I managed to get into concerts at Russian rates rather than the much higher prices that tourists are charged. Sorry, I'm drifting off topic.
This is so very unmistakably St P, the seriousness. I'd like to crop a bit off the bottom, to finish just a little way below the posters. I find the man's knees distracting.
I don't think I have ever typed that sentence before in my life...
Moira

For Moira's delectation I have uploaded a kneeless version

Albert

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 10:29 AM

yup ! Moira certainly has the eye
V2 for my vote today!

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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 10:43 AM

Both work well for me.

Ken

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 11:16 AM

What's this thing against knees? Only joking. Both very effective to my mind.

Ann

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 11:34 AM

Think the kneeless version works better Albert.
And in their day the Beatles certainly were the bees knees !!
Mick.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 441 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 1:21 PM

V2 is the one for me too.
Carole

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Andrew_Hurley
Andrew_Hurley e2 Member 871 forum postsAndrew_Hurley vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 1:50 PM

Ah the Beatles, just a local band who sold a billion albums!

I only found out this year that Paul McCartney used to live in Wallasey (My home town, just after he was born, 92 Broadway (now 92 Broadway Avenue). His parents moved out as they couldn't afford the rent!

"Give my regards to Broadway", now you know where he got the title from!

Andrew.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 2:19 PM

Ah yes, the proportions of V2 work for me. And the lack of knees. Never my favourite part of the human anatomy...
Moira

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
15 Oct 2012 - 2:41 PM

All this knee business! hands knees and boomps a daisy! springs to mind lol. nice one Albert very suited to mono and could as said be from 50 years ago. like it well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 2:59 PM

It sits the mono conversion Albert. I would love to see the version with his feet on just to see if I have the same amount of influence that Moira has.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 3:32 PM


Quote: It sits the mono conversion Albert. I would love to see the version with his feet on just to see if I have the same amount of influence that Moira has.

I knew somebody would want the feet but unfortunately they are not on the original. Camera Club judges will not like this one Danny.

Albert

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 6:05 PM

This looks somber and cold--- (to my eyes) perhaps it was meant to--- skillful work!

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:17 PM

SmileYes without the Knees look's a lot better
NettaSmile

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exposure e2 Member 101763 forum postsexposure vcard England
15 Oct 2012 - 8:30 PM

V2 Albert is brilliant.
Pauline.

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aniamoore
aniamoore e2 Member 2aniamoore vcard United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 - 9:19 PM

Waiting for a bus???????? Might happen one dayTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!! Like the mono there, Albert!!!!! AniaWink

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 7:40 AM

Many thanks to everyone who have looked, voted and commented.

Albert

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 5:17 PM

A fascinating piece of photojournalism. Very good composition and great black and white tonality as well.\
=\Walter

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 349 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 5:29 PM

Great mono, super lines............nice work.


Paul.

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