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1) I am sincerely grateful to Mark Chamberlain (marktc) for looking at this image and finding it suitable for a Guest Editor Award. Also I want to thank Michaela Solway, Ken (franken), Jeff Silvers (cats_123) and Simon Hunt for their UAs!

I must say that I owe much of the improvement I have experienced to looking at the wonderful pictures my fellow EPZers upload everyday.
Thanks much to all.

2) Thanks so much for your encouraging comments and votes on Cristofué and my self-portrait (that Source categorized as a natural abstract Grin).

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon Coolpix P520 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Oct 2013 - 12:40 PM
Focal Length:25.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/4.4
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto1
Title:Discreet Gaze
Username:Potra Potra
Uploaded:23 Oct 2013 - 12:36 AM
Tags:Black & white, Caracas, Portraits / people, Students, University, Venezuela
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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 12:43 AM

A striking mono with the two preoccupied students and all the textures,tones and shapes.
Very well seen Marian.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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debu
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23 Oct 2013 - 1:25 AM

Very nice mono.
debu

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 1:28 AM

A great candid--wonder what she is doing?

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
23 Oct 2013 - 1:30 AM


Quote: A great candid--wonder what she is doing?

She is having lunch, about to eat a sandwich. It was past noon.
So I don't know if he is looking at her or at her food! Wink
M

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Benlib
Benlib e2 Member 2Benlib vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 1:42 AM

I like the humor behind this shot - caught in the act. I confess, I have done it before too, but that's different, that's decade ago Tongue

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nonur
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23 Oct 2013 - 2:20 AM


Quote: A striking mono with the two preoccupied students and all the textures,tones and shapes.
Very well seen Marian.
KateGrinGrinGrin

I agree with Kate, Marian. Super capture and conversion.

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
23 Oct 2013 - 2:31 AM


Quote: A striking mono with the two preoccupied students and all the textures,tones and shapes.
Very well seen Marian.
KateGrinGrinGrin I agree with Kate, Marian. Super capture and conversion.

AH, Nezih! I found a button in my camera that says "High Contrast Monochrome".
These discoveries tend to happen to me when I read the manuals! SmileSmileWink

I let the camera do the best and concentrated on framing and catching the right POV.
Thanks for the comment dear friend.
Marian

Last Modified By Potra at 23 Oct 2013 - 2:31 AM

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 4:54 AM

This is a beautiful and compelling image, Marian. I suspect he is looking at her. I would be, speaking as a guy.

Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
23 Oct 2013 - 5:04 AM

he looks skinny - I think he is looking at the sandwich Smile A super candid in lovely high contrast Marian Smile Thanx again for your extended visit on my PF - I appreciate it Smile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 6:23 AM

A wonderful candid capture Marian....I think he would like to devour her and the sandwich....excellent work

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 6:44 AM

Excellent, I think he likes her but is afraid to say so in case it ruins their friendship.

Andy

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma e2 Member 2S_Psharma vcard India1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 7:09 AM

Lovely candid full of life

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 7:16 AM

A great candid mono MarianSmile


Cliff

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 7:25 AM

Well observed and photographed.

Albert

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WhiteRose1
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23 Oct 2013 - 7:25 AM

A smouldering look. Very good timing, Marian, the connection between the two is so good.

Dave

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 7:31 AM

I think something else has caught his attention...
Certainly a good looker
Hope it wasn't galleros upload Wink

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 7:33 AM

He may have more than one thought. Hunger comes in many forms. GrinGrin Peter.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104250 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 9:07 AM

He's coveting her sandwich GrinGrinGrin

excellent study in mono Smile

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franken
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23 Oct 2013 - 9:34 AM

Superb mono candid!

Ken

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rontear
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23 Oct 2013 - 1:17 PM

Gazing at the lone beauty Marian.
Ron

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 1:26 PM

Why is she apparently surrounded by bags? Is she the bag-sentry?
I think he's just realized that he's very slowly sliding down the ramp, and he's trying to figure out the best way of saving face when hits the bottom.

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leontari
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23 Oct 2013 - 5:50 PM

Superb candid capture Marian and great conversion.
Effrossini

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Philip_H
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23 Oct 2013 - 6:03 PM

Well observed capture, Marian.

P 3Grin

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Michaela_Solway
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23 Oct 2013 - 8:45 PM

Really great observation.. Beautifully composed .. Nice shapes, contact & the third head for balance.

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
24 Oct 2013 - 4:03 AM

I am overwhelmed with three awards! First time this happens to me, thanks so much for the distinction. SmileSmile

Quote: Why is she apparently surrounded by bags? Is she the bag-sentry?
I think he's just realized that he's very slowly sliding down the ramp, and he's trying to figure out the best way of saving face when hits the bottom.

There were other young girls in that group, not as pretty as the one in the picture. She was taking care of their backpacks while they were out buying lunch. I was hoping he wouldn't stand up from the ramp, it was his pose that caught my eye. I am shortsighted so I couldn't really see his expression, I keep getting surprises after downloading the pictures in my laptop. BlushBlush

Quote: Gazing at the lone beauty Marian.
Ron

Yes, there were alone for few minutes, but he didn't talk to her...

Quote: He may have more than one thought. Hunger comes in many forms. GrinGrin Peter.


Quote: Excellent, I think he likes her but is afraid to say so in case it ruins their friendship.
Andy

I think you are right. He likes her.
Thanks again for the warm response to this picture. Grin

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Source
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24 Oct 2013 - 10:59 PM

An amazing pic and mono!
- source

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ
SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ e2 Member 1SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 4:06 AM

Hi Marian, I just wrote lots about this, went to give user award and it was gone. will write again soon. Si.

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
25 Oct 2013 - 4:28 AM

Si, now I am looking forward to your comments on this image. I will be patient.
Thanks for the UA, you are awesome!
M

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ
SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ e2 Member 1SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2013 - 11:09 AM

Hi Marian, OK, take two. The main thing about this is the basic structure, a triangle, created by the girl and her things and the boy, this is a good start. The boys eyes are supposed to be on the book but he's having a sneaky look at the girl and this creates a link between them. The other link is the diagonal line from her head leading towards him, then there's the curved line that links her head to what I'll assume is the head of another girl at the top of the frame. By lines and looks you've joined up the various elements of the picture and this is why it works. The only thing I would have done would be to crop off some foreground to make her and her stuff form a solid base to the picture, the bonus is that this puts the boys head just about on the thirds both vertically and horizontally. Mono conversion eliminates color distraction which helps too. My best advice for this sort of picture is to "shoot from the hip" and capture the moment, once you've got it try and see if you can get closer or a better angle, maybe you will, maybe it'll be gone forever but that won't mater since you already got that first instinctive snap. Take some time to look at this picture and it will sink into your subconscious and you'll do this type of thing time and time again. That's it, Si.

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
27 Dec 2013 - 2:45 AM

Esta fotografía tiene un triangulo perfecto entre la mirada del el muchacho y y la niñia es lo que se llama el momento perfecto . felicitaciones.

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