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Not sure about this as it was taken in very strong light when we were in Pamplona and the sculpture head is black - but I think it's better in mono. Comments and criticisms are very welcome and thank you for your time.
Ann
I've just uploaded a v2 as I thought the right hand side looked a bit bright - so I used the trusty graduated filter to decrease the exposure a tad.

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 May 2013 - 11:41 AM
Focal Length:58mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Life's a puzzle
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:12 Aug 2013 - 11:37 AM
Tags:Black & white, General, Humour / fun, Portraits / people, Sculpture, Street photography
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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 11:39 AM

Brilliant street image Ann, the expressions are both very funny.

Dougie

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marshfam19
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12 Aug 2013 - 11:39 AM

I think this works well in mono as it shows the detail on the sculpture. Well captured.

Mary

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leontari
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12 Aug 2013 - 11:42 AM

Excellent street image!
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ColleenA
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12 Aug 2013 - 11:45 AM

Its an excellent image Ann...love your composition and timing...great capture

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Joline
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12 Aug 2013 - 11:46 AM

Excellent mono, bringing out all the tones of the sculpture. A stoke of genius to catch the little boyin the frame as well.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
12 Aug 2013 - 11:47 AM

This is really an excellent image Ann !! Well done !

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12 Aug 2013 - 11:57 AM

perfect moment AnnWink

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12 Aug 2013 - 12:14 PM

Excellent Ann, a super composition,
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12 Aug 2013 - 12:16 PM

Una captura maravillosa.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 12:17 PM

Good justaposition between the live boy and the solid sculpture with a doleful expression.
Definitely for mono.
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12 Aug 2013 - 12:19 PM

Excellent juxtaposition Ann, mono perfect.
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morpheus1955
12 Aug 2013 - 12:32 PM

Brilliant shot, excellent composition and it works really well as a mono

Hugh

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carmenfuchs
12 Aug 2013 - 1:08 PM

Perfect. =)

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12 Aug 2013 - 1:21 PM

It works wonderfully in mono, Ann.

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RonnieAG Plus Member 5145 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:34 PM

EXCELLENT +++
Ronnie.

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JohnChambersPhotography

So well timed and the capture works a treat , good mono well presented

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12 Aug 2013 - 1:48 PM

A excellent mono image, Ann well capturedSmile


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NDODS Plus Member 43828 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:57 PM

Superbly composed and crafted imagery Ann.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64904 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:58 PM

What an ugly statue. I'm surprised the child hasn't burst into tears and run away. Grin

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:59 PM

Wow - thanks everybody for your UAs! I'm chuffed to bits - PMs will follow soon! Smile

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12 Aug 2013 - 1:59 PM


Quote: What an ugly statue. I'm surprised the child hasn't burst into tears and run away. Grin

There's a similar one directly opposite this one too Chris! Smile

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 2:40 PM

Perfect timing here Ann and it works really well in mono.

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12 Aug 2013 - 2:58 PM

super shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
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12 Aug 2013 - 3:08 PM

Now that's FABulous timing, Ann Smile

And this definitely works well in mono 'cos we get to better focus on the two startled children GrinGrin

What a brilliant capture.

Andrew

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12 Aug 2013 - 3:15 PM

All your wonderful awards say it all

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nonur
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12 Aug 2013 - 4:08 PM

Excellent compo and it is so nicely converted. I think V2 is even better. Super work!

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mikbee
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12 Aug 2013 - 4:39 PM

An improvement with V2 I feel Ann.
Good shot.
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12 Aug 2013 - 5:55 PM

Great stuff , a one off image with the child's look , V2 is slightly better , class stuff

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12 Aug 2013 - 6:27 PM

An excellent capture Ann, could'nt be better, well done.

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12 Aug 2013 - 6:35 PM

A great comparison from statue to the child
Well composed Ann, well done on the awards
Lillian

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12 Aug 2013 - 7:07 PM

Two excellent images!! First Class!!

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danbrann
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12 Aug 2013 - 7:47 PM

Absolutely Superb Ann. That really is a cracker.Where did you get your little model from. I will go with V2.

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12 Aug 2013 - 7:49 PM


Quote: Absolutely Superb Ann. That really is a cracker.Where did you get your little model from. I will go with V2.

It's quite candid Danny and heavily cropped. Otherwise I'd have a better image had I paid him! Smile

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12 Aug 2013 - 7:57 PM

Outstanding photography and v2 for me. Congrats on your awards.
regards
Yung

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12 Aug 2013 - 8:37 PM

Well spotted. The mono treatment really highlights the story being told.

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12 Aug 2013 - 9:09 PM

Two first class images Ann..Lin

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marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 9:45 PM

Its all been said Ann... a superb image and congrats on all those awards... wow.

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BlueRoom Plus Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 12:53 AM

Brilliant! A true gem.

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lblythe  1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 - 8:30 AM

What an image!
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bricurtis Plus Member 91940 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM

A wonderful moment Ann - superb image.
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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 12:12 PM

oh wow - thanks Pete for the HC! Smile

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Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 3:57 PM

Well seen and timed Ann - congrats on teh HC and the UA too, well deserved
Regards Richard

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boov  2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 - 4:10 PM

Brilliant... brilliant

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helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 6:48 PM

Fantastic capture Ann SmileSmileSmile
Well deserved awards SmileSmileSmile
Helen

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13 Aug 2013 - 6:52 PM

The expressions you've captured are priceless Ann, this one made me smile

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13 Aug 2013 - 7:59 PM

Ann....................................................STUNNING......................................



Paul.

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13 Aug 2013 - 11:06 PM

The awards don't surprise me, Ann, this is wonderful.

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13 Aug 2013 - 11:24 PM

excellent, well seen SmileSmile

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footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2013 - 8:27 AM

Well seen and caught,nice one!
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14 Aug 2013 - 8:33 PM

Wonderful juxtaposition and composition Ann. I prefer V1.
Rende

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 - 5:31 AM

Grin Excellent, well seen!
My compliments on such a good composition!
IB

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ginz04  10280 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 12:36 PM

thought provoking image

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15 Aug 2013 - 3:44 PM

Excellent work.

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Michaela_Solway
15 Aug 2013 - 10:53 PM

Brilliantly timed capture Ann.. Excellent in mono & congrats on all awards Wink

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BURNBLUE Plus Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 8:02 PM

Great mono image Ann! Am a fan of black and white images with grit, and this has it.
Well done on HC.

Si x

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 11:48 AM

Excellent image and worthy of all the awards. Congrats Ann. paul

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justwilliam
15 Oct 2013 - 8:31 PM

Got to agree with previous comments here, juxtaposition and a touch of serendipity...

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jameswburke
27 Oct 2013 - 1:40 PM

Excellent. Prefer ver 2. Wink

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