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Thanks so much for your warm and encouraging words about the situation here. I took this picture approximately an hour and a half before the shooting began. He was giving notice of the movements of the groups of motorcyclists that started harassing the peaceful protesters minutes before I decided to go home.
I am sure I have a guardian angel.

He is making the gesture of "motorcycles" then he did the gesture of "police" and the gesture "gone".
Marian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX160 IS
Lens:5.0 - 80.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.1 - 450.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Feb 2014 - 1:26 PM
Focal Length:29.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lookout
Username:Potra Potra
Uploaded:14 Feb 2014 - 1:21 AM
Tags:Black & white, Caracas, Lookout, Man, Tree, Venezuela
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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 1:28 AM

An excellent image -- but even more impressive is how you are using your photography as an instrument of change for the better.
Please stay safe.
-=\Walter

Last Modified By gajewski at 14 Feb 2014 - 1:28 AM

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 1:33 AM

Very well taken great shot, Marian.

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
14 Feb 2014 - 1:59 AM

Love this shot.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 3:01 AM

Great tones in this mono-- Take car of yourself!

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debu
debu  5 India
14 Feb 2014 - 4:16 AM

Very nice mono.
debu

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 5:27 AM

Your talent for photo-journalism is evident here, as well as yesterday (and many others in your portfolio). And, that dan be a dangerous vocation. This is a great image--and a dangerous one.

So, keep it up, keeps letting us know what is happening, and take care of yourself, Marian.

Peter

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 6:12 AM

Yet again wonderful work. As Peter stated a ' a dangerous vocation ', all our thoughts are with you Marian.
Peter.

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 6:34 AM

An excellent capture, Marian. Carol

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Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 6:48 AM

Take care Marian, we live in dangerous times.

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whatriveristhis Plus Member 283 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England95 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 7:42 AM


Quote: Your talent for photo-journalism is evident here, as well as yesterday (and many others in your portfolio). And, that dan be a dangerous vocation. This is a great image--and a dangerous one.

So, keep it up, keeps letting us know what is happening, and take care of yourself, Marian.

Peter

My thoughts exactly, Marian.

Alan

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Chesscat
Chesscat  2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 - 7:49 AM

Stay safe

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bluesandtwos
14 Feb 2014 - 8:18 AM


Quote: Your talent for photo-journalism is evident here, as well as yesterday (and many others in your portfolio). And, that dan be a dangerous vocation. This is a great image--and a dangerous one.

So, keep it up, keeps letting us know what is happening, and take care of yourself, Marian.

Peter

My thoughts exactly, Marian.

Alan

And again, stay safe.

Dave

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woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 8:56 AM


Quote: I am sure I have a guardian angel.

I certainly hope so.
You are taking photographs with your heart as well as your head, Marian. Quality shows!
Regards
Bill

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 10:11 AM

A great mono capture Marian,Smile as always stay safe!


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richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 10:18 AM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 10:29 AM

History in the making - well seen and may your guardian angel always look after you.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Potra
Potra  2 Venezuela
14 Feb 2014 - 6:10 PM


Quote: Your talent for photo-journalism is evident here, as well as yesterday (and many others in your portfolio). And, that dan be a dangerous vocation. This is a great image--and a dangerous one. So, keep it up, keeps letting us know what is happening, and take care of yourself, Marian.
Peter

Thank you Peter for choosing of this image to receive you UA. I am honored and glad it has reached to your intellect as well your sensitivity.

I am recharging the batteries now, let's see if I gather strength to go out and take more pictures. The few news outlets we have left (the online newspapers, FB and Twitter) are reporting that the students detained on Wednesday were tortured with electricity.
M

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dark_lord Critique Team 111641 forum postsdark_lord vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 9:29 PM

A great photojournalistic image. Very strong eye contact which really makes the viewer take note.
Yes it's dangerous but the great photojournalists were often in such situations. At least for you there you are the local and know what's what. Keep safe, as the world needs to be kept informed.
Torture does no regime any good in the end.

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