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tenerifejohn 16 126 England
22 Jun 2006 12:50PM
I thought that was Eric. Well done.
J
KarenFB Plus
16 5.9k 184 England
22 Jun 2006 12:50PM
I like this one even better then 'Bringing Laughter'. I love the way Eric is sooo tiny! Good shot.
UserRemoved 16 118
22 Jun 2006 12:50PM
excellent Rhion - love the fact the statue is out of focus but you know exactly who it is - click

Dorcas
uggyy 16 2.1k 9 Scotland
22 Jun 2006 1:17PM
Kind of suits the subject.
juldon 19 78 England
22 Jun 2006 1:18PM
I like this one the fat bird looks good.
Done a mod for you.

Julie
geranium 17 32 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 1:31PM
This shot should be called 'Fat snooty bird on the prom'! It is interesting that however prominent the foreground bird is, your eye always wants to look at Eric.

Think I might like this even better than the previous one.

Have done a mod.

Bev
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 1:59PM
Karen, John, Dorcas, Thomas, Julie and Bev - thanks you all for taking the time to look and comment - much appreciated.
Julie - burst out laughing at that mod - lucky I'm on my own in hereSmile
Bev - yes, good and minimalist - funnily enough I did one simialr to this myself and liked it but thought it wouldn't go down to well on ePz!
Thank you both.
R
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
22 Jun 2006 4:00PM
simply brilliant ..love the use of DOF
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 4:40PM
Thanks Ollie - I can almost see Eric chuckling at those wonderful bird sculptures!
R
BobbyHB 16 2 England
22 Jun 2006 6:02PM
I swear I've seen that bird somewhere before
I'm sure he had an orange beak and was dressed in black and white!
Bob.
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 6:41PM
There is a similarity BobSmile Thanks for the c&c, appreciated.
R
xinia 17 54
22 Jun 2006 7:09PM
lol..Richard - like the emphasis on the bird for a change - good one Smile)
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 7:15PM
Thanks Maggie - glad you like this slightly "quirky" look.
R
paulrankin 16 4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 8:01PM
Richard like this, got a smile out of me on a bad day

Paul
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 8:08PM
Now that makes it worth while Paul, we all need a smile and a laugh: "If there's no room for laughter, there's no room for me" as the song goes.
Hope tomorrow is a better day.
R
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 8:18PM
I think this has more impact in large as you get the detail in the bird sculpture, and I really like your modification on it, the selective colouring works really well.

All the best, R - hope all's well with you.

Pete
SuPlied 16 5 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 8:21PM
Like the DOF on this! We have a cycling shop and team in Norfolk called Fat Birds Don't Fly! Deb
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 9:09PM
Thanks Pete and Deb - always good to hear from you.
Pete - glad you like the mod as well.
Deb - perhaps they could use this bird as their emblem!
R
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
22 Jun 2006 9:29PM
Hi Richard,brilliant shot,love the sculpture and in colour,we can all dance back to the pier now with u know who.lol.Take care.AnnSmile
Hope you are keeping well.
TommyStr 16 9 3 Norway
23 Jun 2006 3:47AM
Cool image!
Tommy
andmolliethedog 16 120 11 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 7:06AM
first class made me smile..!
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 7:37AM
Ann, Tommy and "andmolliethedog" - thanks for popping in and taking the tome to click and comment, good of you.

Ann - now there's an image to be reckoned with - a horde of ePzers (wonder what the collective noun is?), doing the Eric and Ernie "dance" down the prom at Morecambe - make a good photograph!!
R
willbrealey 17 253
23 Jun 2006 9:36AM
I like it - well composed (made me smile!)
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 10:02AM
Thanks Will - I'm so glad this has brought some much needed smilesSmile
R
ChrisOs 17 2 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 12:12PM
The more I look at that bird, the more convinced I am that he's escaped from "The Wrong Trousers". Love the new angle on this scene and had a laugh at the mods as well. All great stuff. Your stroll along the prom is proving most productive; giving a lot of people a lot of pleasure Ė a bit like the fat bird on the prom I suppose!.
Chris
ChrisOs 17 2 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 12:13PM
The more I look at that bird, the more convinced I am that he's escaped from "The Wrong Trousers". Love the new angle on this scene and had a laugh at the mods as well. All great stuff. Your stroll along the prom is proving most productive.
Chris
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 12:18PM
A double comment Chris! Thanks for those kind words, I really hope some of these pictures can produce some smiles, some laughter and some things to think about.
Appreciated.
R
phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 2:53PM
Amazing image lovely composition.Thanks for correcting me it is a herring gull.
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 3:07PM
Thanks Mohammed - no problem with your gull, now, can you tell me what "type" the one in this picture is?Smile
R
phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 3:24PM
I have no idea what type is it.
Cronk 17 6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2006 8:54AM
It is a remarkable creature.

Paul
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2006 6:03PM
Thanks Mohammed and Paul - I think we'll call it "Eric's Gull"Smile
R
martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2006 6:54PM
A very well seen image and made me smile too!
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2006 8:14PM
Makes me pleased to know that MartinSmile
Thanks for commenting
and that all important click number 29!
R
AngelaD 17 2.9k Wales
24 Jun 2006 9:10PM
And there's your RC! And I think Eric would have been very proud to be seen with a fat bird on the prom! There's something 'creature comforting' about that bird.
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2006 10:08PM
I think you're right Angela and "creature comforting" sounds good!
Thank you for the comment & RC clickSmile

Indeed, thanks to all for the RC, I do appreciate your support.
R
juldon 19 78 England
25 Jun 2006 9:30AM
Congrats on the RC I knew you would.

Julie
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2006 12:51PM
Thanks Julie! The "Darkness comprehended.." pic crept over the line too - a good weekend on the ePz frontSmile
R
BobbyHB 16 2 England
25 Jun 2006 8:46PM
Congrats Richard. Just had another look at this and wondered about the yellow stripes and the look on the bird's face...."Do that just once more........." Smile
It seems high flying gulls hold penguins in distain!
Bob.
sputnki 18 10 Canada
26 Jun 2006 1:13AM
Heh, this version I prefer to the last. I like the juxtaposition. I assume a B&W version is forthcoming? :-P

Doug
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2006 8:26AM
Bob - you could be right, one day this statuesque bird may rise from the ground and wreak its revenge!

Doug - glad you approve and I think it just shades it from me too. As for a B&W version, odd though it may seem, maybe not! I tried but could get what I wanted somehow.... Perhaps with a different sky and lighting it might have worked better?
Thanks for the c&c

R
pk_nz 17 New Zealand
26 Jun 2006 8:45AM
hehe - good one! i really like all of the curves in this shot, from the bird sculpture, to the pavers in the midground, to the hand rail and planter by the stairs...
clever shot, nice work.
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2006 9:25AM
Good of you to pop onto the prom all the way from New Zealand pk!! Glad you like it and, though I can take no credit for the complimenting curves, they do seem to work well together!
Thanks
R
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2006 8:07PM
Thanks for the mods Ann - both very good developments and I'm always interested to see your interpretations. Very kind of you to take the time, much appreciated.
R
Gray22 16
28 Jun 2006 7:51PM
My man... If I can trust anyone to be honest it's you... Wonderful work mate...

Sorry I haven't been around for a while but being paid rather handsomely to work a 70 hour week(s)... All counts in the architecture game and towards a nicer life in NZ... (Continued contacts and all that)!!...

Great, great, great work mate... Loved the previous but this is stunning....5
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 8:40PM
Thanks 5. It was one of those pictures I liked in my mind's eye even before I got my camera near it - sometimes that's all that is needed and the actual photograph is an irrelevance. Does that make sense I wonder?
Always good to hear from you and thanks for stopping by - appreciated.
As for a 70 hour week ...
R
clairabella 17 92 Austria
29 Jun 2006 1:29PM
Made me smile =)
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2006 1:40PM
Well Claire, that as high praise as I could wish for - thank you.
R
30 Jun 2006 7:45PM
Sorry missed this one, have looked in from time to time but thought I had seen it. Great use of the sharp and soft focus, a parody of Ericís career really although behind the bird he was never really in the background and always a huge character, well thought out scene, Adrian
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 8:04PM
That's no problem Adrian - we can't see all the pictures on ePzSmile
Eric was never really meant for a supporting role was he and I'm sure he'd have loved these birds!
Thanks for the c&c!
R
1 Jul 2006 1:22PM
Super shot! Den Smile
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2006 6:16PM
Thanks Den - always good to hear from you and thanks for the c&c.
R
davidhu 16 19 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2006 8:21AM
Excellent shot. The defocussed Eric does it for me. Like your new p/f pic, by the way.
Dave.
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2006 7:06PM
I have to confess that the defocussed Eric is mere accident Dave (as my compact has little control over DoF) but, by chance, it turned out as I hopedSmile
Thanks for the c&c and glad you like the pf picSmile
R
Wibbles 15 1 England
3 Jul 2007 10:01PM
Excellent! Great sense of humour and a great photo!
7 Aug 2007 11:31PM
Wow, you have a super pf Richard and I now understand why you liked the Morecambe shot I posted recently..... this is great... helen x
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 8:30AM
Thanks Wibbles!
That's very kind of you Helen and such generous comments are always welcome!
Morecambe has a lot to offer and one can only hope the Midland Hotel renovation will spark the much-needed regeneration.
Richard

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