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Been a while since my last upload, and that's partly due to the best ever early
Christmas present. My 34yo daughter, whom I haven't seen since she was 8yo, accepted a friend request from me on fb and we have been chatting online, getting to know each other. Strange, I only opened a fb account because of my foliopic site, otherwise I wouldn't touch it.
I tried once before to get in touch when I found her on My Space (does that still exist?), but didn't get a response then because it turns out she was having personal problems and didn't need any more emotion in her life.

So I am a very happy bunny at the moment.

To the serious business of the above image.
Taken inside the pedestrian tube on the top of the Centre Pompidou, I have given it this particular treatment in order to eliminate the view of the city outside. I also like the way the treatment has strengthened the effect of the repeated metal hoops decreasing into the distance.

Many thanks for looking.

Malc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Sep 2012 - 12:04 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:3200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The tube
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:9 Dec 2013 - 1:49 PM
Tags:Black & white, Centre pompidou, Gay Paree
Votes:48

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 2:14 PM

Good news about your daughter Malc.
A bit of catching up to do there I fancy !!
Good graphic shot.
Mick.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 2:17 PM

I love the image, but your news I love even more.

I opened an FB page a while back, and mostly I've used it to reconnect with people I've lost touch with years ago.

Vidunderlige nyheter!

Anne Toril

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 2:19 PM

You've found a daughter, how wonderful. I'm imagining your happiness and excitement.
Oh yes, and good picture too.
Moira

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 2:35 PM

I like the results!

funny thing about FB---I had heard that one of my grandfather's brothers children had named a child with the same name I have, and another child after my mother-- I always thought it was a peculiar story and laughed it off--- You already know the rest--- someone has connected us on face book---Amazing--

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 2:52 PM

A reconnection with family is always good news and this is one of the best.

I recognised the scene, having stood there and done that. It looks much busier than the last time I was there (these days we tend to stay below and watch people) but the folk standing there are looking at anything but the view; strange. But that's people for you; I wouldn't have it any other way.
Regards
Bill

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Nikonuser1
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9 Dec 2013 - 3:34 PM

Great hear the good news Malcolm, great mono imageSmile


Cliff

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:46 PM

That sounds like such good and welcome news on the home front, Malc, esp. at this family season of the year.
And an impressive B and W image with the hoops of the pedestrian passageway making an excellent subject in itself and also a strong framing for it's human cargo.
R.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:51 PM

Congrtatulations on the connection...I have a similar gap in my history, but doubt the outcome will be as favourable...


like the treatment

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franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 4:04 PM

Excellent news re your daughter Malc.

Brilliant mono image here.

Ken

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kenfoulds
kenfoulds  1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 4:17 PM

Superb graphic image and superb news for you. Enjoy catching up and getting to know one another again.

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lblythe
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9 Dec 2013 - 4:26 PM

Great contrast between the curves and the straight lines.
L

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LynneJoyce
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9 Dec 2013 - 5:16 PM

Lovely story, striking image.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 5:23 PM

I'm on Facebook, but only joined 'cos our Camera Club started it's own page on there! Unlike here on EPZ, I find it very difficult to find things or negotiate my way around or find people, so don't actually use it much! But it's good you're able to have a good natter with your daughter Smile Great shot, and good mono work here, Malc Wink
Trev Smile

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lifesnapper
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9 Dec 2013 - 5:56 PM

Wonderful perspective and depth here Malc, I like it.

John Smile

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barbarahirst
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9 Dec 2013 - 6:14 PM

thankyou for sharing .....

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:32 PM

How lovely to be reunited with your daughter. Smile
And a nice punchy shot here.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:06 PM

Those mobile phones even get in there.How on earth do people find something to say on these contraptions.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:36 PM

Oh Malc how lovely for you, take things slow so you won't both be to overwhelmed. Really pleased for you and a super capture.Smile

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WeeGeordieLass
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9 Dec 2013 - 8:12 PM

Love this image Malc. I like the way it draws your eyes down the tunnel.

I know exactly how you're feeling at the moment. A similar thing has just happened to my brother - he found out he has a 32 year old daughter in August this year. He didn't have a clue about her but she searched for him and found him. It's been a huge surprise and emotional for all of the family. I texted my friend when my brother told me the news and said "Something wonderful has just happened to my family". She texted back saying "Have you won millions on the lottery"...I texted back saying "No something much, much better than that has happened!!!".............I know you'll be feeling the same way. So happy for you GrinGrin

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Lillian
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9 Dec 2013 - 9:02 PM

This is a complete ending to your year...happiness
How exciting and wonderful...now enjoy the special moments
I also 'hate' FB it also does a lot of damage
Like the photo by the wayGrin
Lillian

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 10:03 PM

Great image Malc....
And the most wonderful news that you have reconnected with your daughter...an early Christmas present....so happy for youGrinGrinGrin

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Scottishlandscapes
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9 Dec 2013 - 10:21 PM

A marvellous gift and I'm sure will be the best present ever.

Dougie

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jacquig
9 Dec 2013 - 10:39 PM

Lots of interest and I love the high contrast - it gives lots of atmosphere. Smile

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Irishkate
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10 Dec 2013 - 10:52 PM

Wonderful news about your daughter.
Facebook has it's good points. I've resisted joining until now but seriously
considering joining up.
Great mono - haven't been there - looks amazing.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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nonur
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10 Dec 2013 - 10:52 PM

Wonderful news, wonderful image, Malc.

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Potra
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11 Dec 2013 - 3:03 AM

Love it Malc! I had not seen this, so inadvertently I have been doing "urban" stuff like you!
Awesome shot.
M

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jasonrwl
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11 Dec 2013 - 8:18 AM

That's wonderful news Malc - I am really pleased for you.

Like the treatment on the image a lot - very effective indeed.
Jason

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Fefe
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12 Dec 2013 - 11:46 AM

Fantastic news Malc... Bet you are well chuffedGrinGrinGrin
Lovely to hear something good coming from FB for a change tooGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin...... I wouldnt touch it with a barge pole eitherTongue
Sarcasm on hold for another timeWinkWink
Diane

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13 Dec 2013 - 4:25 PM

What wonderful news Malc - I'm so happy for you.
Great gritty image too...

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14 Dec 2013 - 11:34 AM

It's good to hear of something positive coming out of FaecesBook...I'm happy for you.
( Good photo too )


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Beesparkle
19 Feb 2014 - 4:14 PM

Good news with your daughter. May it continue. Grin

Like your photo for sure Malcolm is it your called.

Excellent take my man.

I am new on here. So I am trying to get around to comment on pictures and hopefully I will get respond and win true friends..

I am a Canadian so my first picture I put up is hubby and I in the cold Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr weather. Then today my scrapbook I made .

Also the Canadians are doing fab with the Olympics. Ya!!

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