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Christmas is just around the corner .... for Jimmyand many other people a day like every day....



Merry Christmas everyone!

thanks for looking large

ollie

Camera:nikon d 70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:the muse-LENSBABY
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:reality check
Username:bliba bliba
Uploaded:21 Dec 2008 - 4:04 PM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 4:20 PM

Hi Ollie,
excellent b/w version,yes,it is just a day like every other day for a lot of people as you say.I hope something brightens up Jimmy's day for christmas and the other days ahead.Superb work with the lens baby as always.take care,AnnSmile

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Nettles
Nettles  6 England
21 Dec 2008 - 4:29 PM

A very strong image.
Wishing you a very happy Christmas.
Annette

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Strobe
Strobe  61254 forum posts United States
21 Dec 2008 - 4:33 PM

Merry Christmas Ollie, excellent image better viewed large
Marc

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 4:53 PM

Very thought provoking Ollie.

Alan

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 6:40 PM

Rough and raw Ollie. There's an air of resignation in Jimmy's expression .... Christmas is going to be nothing special again. The single catchlight in his eye brings this shot alive.

AND MERRY XMAS TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7332 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom890 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 7:14 PM

Here's wishing Jimmy a decent Christmas, and a better New Year. Great work,
Moira

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Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 9201 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
21 Dec 2008 - 7:31 PM

Makes you think, great image Ollie, I'm sure the contact Jimmy has with good people like you is very important to his days, fine emotive work as always, Adrian

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 7:36 PM

Poignant imagery Ollie, Merry christmas my friend, and a happy and prosperous new year

Bernie

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 8:03 PM

really superb shot & crop Ollie
makes you think too....

all the best to you & yours for Christmas
Jo Smile

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 8:19 PM

Jimmy looks much calmer in this image, Ollie. Once again Adrian has said the great words for me.
Regards
Bill

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digipix76
digipix76  7577 forum posts England
21 Dec 2008 - 8:23 PM

A very sad but true fact.


Ian

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 8:39 PM

Yes, Adrian has said it.....the many older and shut-ins benefit most from a good friend.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 8:46 PM

Poignant image, Merry Christmas ollie. Ron.

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DOGSBODY e2 Member 51432 forum postsDOGSBODY vcard England30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 8:56 PM

A moody and interesting portrait. I have uploaded a mod just for fun. Andy

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 9:31 PM

Very touching and emotive - superbly composed.

Bruce

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User_Removed
21 Dec 2008 - 11:19 PM

hav a great festive holiday.

the images make you touch reality & think about the people who need more than we give.

di x

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Maddie
Maddie  82714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2008 - 9:36 AM

merry xmas and a happy new year Smile

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pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
22 Dec 2008 - 10:03 AM

happy christmas to you...

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2008 - 5:09 PM

Fine work Ollie, and a creative crop to match. Hope you and the family have a good Christmas.
Dave

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Dimitre_P
Dimitre_P  5 Bulgaria
22 Dec 2008 - 7:01 PM

Hi Ollie, your portraits are very professionaly done...and very interesting also...thanks..
Dimitre

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backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2008 - 7:59 AM

poor old jimmy...i'm sure he'll manage to have a drink or two though.....

hope you and the kids have a great christmas ollie, and wishing you full health for the new year

phil

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2008 - 8:49 PM

I don't know how I missed this, superb composition, it works a treat.

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2008 - 5:44 AM

Great as always Ollie, the background suits his expression well, happy holidays

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24 Dec 2008 - 2:07 PM

Missed this one, superb, vintage bliba. All the very best for Christmas to you and your lovelt family Ollie, hoping for a beaming health and a meet between us somewhere in the summer. Yours, Bert

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MilanaG
MilanaG  8 Bulgaria
24 Dec 2008 - 3:17 PM

Hi, Ollie...something in your recognisable style...Happy Christmas to you and your family!
My best wishes!
Milena

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Diana
Diana  72011 forum posts Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2008 - 9:04 PM

at least Jimmy hasn't spent a fortune.....love the crop and the BG too
hope the new year brings you good health Ollie

Diana
xxx

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Eviscera
Eviscera  71094 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2008 - 11:24 PM

Top photography , unique and inspiring for 2009

Happy Christmas Ollie

Dave

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LuzDeNoche
25 Dec 2008 - 3:47 PM

A powerful image thanks to clever composition.
Warmest wishes for Christmas.
Smile Lucy

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2008 - 9:46 AM

Excellent and poignant Ollie. Happy Holidays!
Rende

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Borzos
Borzos  5
28 Dec 2008 - 11:49 AM

These portraits are excellent!
Edina

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dreamflower
29 Dec 2008 - 2:00 AM

interesting composition...wishing you the best in the year to come!

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JohnH37
JohnH37  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 12:08 AM

A powerful image.Cleverly composed.
-John

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
31 Dec 2008 - 9:24 AM

Quality work Ollie - all the best for 2009

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photophantom
31 Dec 2008 - 11:40 PM

First class work

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