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AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 5:03PM
This is the funniest image I've seen for a long time Ken (except for the mono version)! Just love it all over again! SmileSmile
Ann

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Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 6:00PM
What a great capture, he looks a bit cagey.
Brian
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
26 Sep 2012 6:13PM
It is a classic, Ken. Still the mono for me, although well worth the upload.

Dave
surfinsurveyor 8 697 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 6:49PM
Well spotted and worth the wait. The anticipation must have been exciting. What if it had been a nun!? WinkGrinGrin

Keith
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 6:57PM
I prefer the mono, too, Ken - but I must admit that even the colour version is an absolute corker!
Regards
Bill
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
26 Sep 2012 7:04PM
I am with you Ken but it is still a great picture in colour.

Albert
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 7:08PM
E2 Photo of the moment Ken
and what a beauty it is too
Lillian
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
26 Sep 2012 7:19PM
I bet he thought you were the DHSS spying on him Ken, great street photography, I prefer the mono also.

Regards

Trev.
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
26 Sep 2012 7:39PM
Has the same impact Ken....pyscho comes to mind !!!Wink
Ron.
26 Sep 2012 7:40PM
it is one of your very best Ken like you i prefer the mono version it just suits the whole situation

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
pablophotographer 5 631 255
26 Sep 2012 8:05PM
hello Franken.

The picture, as it is. doesn't work for me. It os not a matter of colour, thr same happens with the black and white version. It might be a cultural issue, or a linguistic one or a humour one.

I think it does have a great potential though!!

I would have preferred someone to be on the left of the frame so the picture has a more immediate evoke of feelings. But, I think you can play with it and transform it so it works with the man on her right. I would have kept the lettering of the poster as it is. But I would have cut the picture of the girl and invert it in a way that she looks to the right. Her eyes are directed to this guy and Oh my God! we have two nervy peekers! Looks like the perfect blind date. It would be funny if it was raining too.

I think the part of the grey colour area on the left of the pic makes it look a bot leaning although to my poor eyesight the wall at the right looks straight.

Best regards
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
26 Sep 2012 8:18PM
Classic image - colour or mono. Smile
Brian.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
26 Sep 2012 8:28PM
This is very funny-- I enjoyed!
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
26 Sep 2012 10:12PM

Quote:Hello Franken.

The picture, as it is. doesn't work for me. It os not a matter of colour, thr same happens with the black and white version. It might be a cultural issue, or a linguistic one or a humour one.

I think it does have a great potential though!!

I would have preferred someone to be on the left of the frame so the picture has a more immediate evoke of feelings. But, I think you can play with it and transform it so it works with the man on her right. I would have kept the lettering of the poster as it is. But I would have cut the picture of the girl and invert it in a way that she looks to the right. Her eyes are directed to this guy and Oh my God! we have two nervy peekers! Looks like the perfect blind date. It would be funny if it was raining too.

I think the part of the grey colour area on the left of the pic makes it look a bot leaning although to my poor eyesight the wall at the right looks straight.

Best regards



The purpose of street photography for me is you take it as it is. Heavy manipulation destroys it for me.

Ken
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
26 Sep 2012 11:00PM

Quote:The purpose of street photography for me is you take it as it is. Heavy manipulation destroys it for me.
spot on Ken and it works in colour as well as mono

Brian.................
Caisiel 4 17 Wales
26 Sep 2012 11:10PM
This is great, finding the advert is one thing, pitting it against the right subject is another, the wait is a problemk....but that bloke is a finisher.

Obviously people are entitled to their opinions, personally, the imperfections and near misses of 'what could have bee'n in street photography in some cases add to the irony of a carefully selected scene or oppurtunistic hence right place right time (not luck) shot.

This epitomises 'street' using a moment in time - he could be a stranger, an actor, a best friend , I don't care - thats the extent of manipulation....This is a great shot - bookworthy


PS - looks an awful lot like Cardiff Central???
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
27 Sep 2012 7:55AM

Quote:PS - looks an awful lot like Cardiff Central???


It is!

Ken
Ray42 8 3 England
27 Sep 2012 8:04AM
Excellent - one of your best
Caisiel 4 17 Wales
27 Sep 2012 8:43AM
aaaah
Quote:It is!
i'm normally lost around there, en route to train central after an international Grin
CaroleS Plus
6 419 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:51AM
You really are a master of street photography Ken, you have such a keen eye for 'the moment'. I loved this classic image in mono and I like it equally in colour, just seems to give a different emphasis somehow.
Carole
I like them both, street photography is just that right place right time, and boy this shot is a cracker but I do like the mono best, amazing work .

John
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
27 Sep 2012 11:15AM
Brilliant Ken. Really works for me.
Ron
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
27 Sep 2012 11:32AM
Works both ways....and I love it both ways....one of your very best.
Tibetan 4 3 England
27 Sep 2012 2:13PM
Well I must admit liking the mono version but also like this, I don't have a problem with either shot! like both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
27 Sep 2012 3:28PM
Brilliant Ken, what a great shot, must check out the mono.

Rick
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 4:30PM
Quite brilliant! Laughed out loud!! GrinGrin

Gerry
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 4:50PM
Well.......................interesting set of comments KenWink
Wonderful street photography, I love the mono best but it is really worthy of the colour uploadGrin
That guy really looks like the fella that repaired our roof........... No wonder it still leaksSad
Diane
27 Sep 2012 7:22PM
Great street photography, love the mono also
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
27 Sep 2012 7:28PM
What are the odds of catching this? Excellent. Paul
pamelajean Plus
10 959 1818 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 7:47PM
Love this one.
PhillipMinnis 6 94 4 Australia
28 Sep 2012 7:26AM
Another very striking street scene image! That guy looks like he needs some help! Smile

Well captured, Ken!


Cheers

Phil
Source 6
29 Sep 2012 11:39PM
A fantastic image/capture
-source

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