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The promenade of life - or is it death?

When I took this shot I was trying to capture the three ages of the subjects - the dog and the bike were a bonus. As indeed was the central position of what for all the world looked like a headstone adorned with bright red flowers.

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Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:18 x 55mm Kit lens and 70 x 300mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:42
Username:ketch ketch
Uploaded:2 Aug 2010 - 8:11 PM
Tags:42, General, Portraits / people
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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 8:31 PM

I like it.Itís a good shot and I like the idea.
My only criticism would be that it might have better if the boy had been two paces back. But such is life & photography. We canít always have it all our own way.
Rob

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 9:14 PM

Something very surreal about this which really does attract me .... I think the fact that the backgound is all sky with no trace of land is hwat does it.

But .... I want to see more both to left and right in a glorious promenade-orama. I know I can't but I want to.

Rob has a fair point about the placement of the boy.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 9:36 PM

I like the fact that all the veiwer can see through the railings is cloud which adds to the effect you were after - all passing along on the journey of life - death

interesting

Linda

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 9:38 PM

Mmmmm .... methinks the background sky has been added in.

Sneaky but effective Wink

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ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 10:35 PM

Mmmmm ...methinks Dave is quite correct or at least the sky has been, shall we say, extended.

Thank you all so much for you very generous comments - much appreciated.

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 10:54 PM

A strange but appealing surreality about this - the fact that the clouds appear to be emanating from a point somewhere below the promenade only adds to the strange attraction of the image.

I agree that it would have been good to have the boy standing clear of the sitting subject, and perhaps to have had the man walking into the frame rather than out of it.

Last Modified By IanFlindt at 2 Aug 2010 - 10:54 PM

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debu
debu  4 India
5 Aug 2010 - 2:38 PM

Great capture.
debu

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Rach1970
Rach1970  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2010 - 8:36 PM

I like it. Think it works well... added sky or not Smile
Rachel

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samlw68
samlw68  4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2010 - 4:31 PM

good shot

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Andree_Borrel
10 Aug 2010 - 9:41 AM

First class Robert, I can see it as a massive poster as people drive in the city, a bit like a Pepsi Cola poster

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ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 2:56 PM

Graham - dear chap I hadn't seen that but you are absolutely right - what a great idea too.

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CherryMartin
14 Aug 2010 - 3:46 PM

What a fantastic PF. I had such fun viewing your wonderful photos.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 4:51 PM

Do like that sky and the light in it, think you have achieved a interesting image, do like the title too.
Regards Richard

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53509 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 6:25 AM

Dark sentiment but thought provoking great photo. Excellent.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2010 - 8:01 PM

But its the light and sky that brings this all together - wonderful capture

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AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2010 - 7:54 AM

Just come across this and glad I did - a wonderful image, people's lives unknowingly frozen in time. I'll put this into the readers' choice gallery Smile

Theresa

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photophantom
4 Oct 2010 - 3:18 PM

grand candid
Dennis

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Steve012345
3 Nov 2010 - 10:03 PM

It has the look of a Vettriano painting. I don't like Vettriano but I like this. Well done.
Steve

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andmolliethedog

Almost Jack Vetriano ish in style...like this a lot.

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 - 7:05 PM

You've captured the three ages well. Great composition and the beautiful processing of the sky gives it a painterly quality.
Vivien

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paul_indigo
1 Mar 2011 - 11:34 PM

Really like this. Everything is beautifully balanced. Enjoyed a look around at your work Smile

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