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Life's a puzzle

By AnnChown  
Not sure about this as it was taken in very strong light when we were in Pamplona and the sculpture head is black - but I think it's better in mono. Comments and criticisms are very welcome and thank you for your time.
I've just uploaded a v2 as I thought the right hand side looked a bit bright - so I used the trusty graduated filter to decrease the exposure a tad.

Tags: Street photography General Sculpture Black and white Portraits and people Humour and fun

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12 Aug 2013 11:39AM
Brilliant street image Ann, the expressions are both very funny.


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12 Aug 2013 11:39AM
I think this works well in mono as it shows the detail on the sculpture. Well captured.

12 Aug 2013 11:42AM
Excellent street image!
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
12 Aug 2013 11:45AM
Its an excellent image your composition and timing...great capture
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
12 Aug 2013 11:46AM
Excellent mono, bringing out all the tones of the sculpture. A stoke of genius to catch the little boyin the frame as well.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
12 Aug 2013 11:47AM
This is really an excellent image Ann !! Well done !
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 11:57AM
perfect moment AnnWink
12 Aug 2013 12:14PM
Excellent Ann, a super composition,
12 Aug 2013 12:16PM
Una captura maravillosa.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 12:17PM
Good justaposition between the live boy and the solid sculpture with a doleful expression.
Definitely for mono.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
12 Aug 2013 12:19PM
Excellent juxtaposition Ann, mono perfect.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 12:32PM
Brilliant shot, excellent composition and it works really well as a mono

12 Aug 2013 1:08PM
Perfect. =)
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
12 Aug 2013 1:21PM
It works wonderfully in mono, Ann.

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 1:34PM
So well timed and the capture works a treat , good mono well presented
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 1:48PM
A excellent mono image, Ann well capturedSmile

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 1:57PM
Superbly composed and crafted imagery Ann.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
12 Aug 2013 1:58PM
What an ugly statue. I'm surprised the child hasn't burst into tears and run away. Grin
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 1:59PM
Wow - thanks everybody for your UAs! I'm chuffed to bits - PMs will follow soon! Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 1:59PM

Quote:What an ugly statue. I'm surprised the child hasn't burst into tears and run away. Grin

There's a similar one directly opposite this one too Chris! Smile
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
12 Aug 2013 2:40PM
Perfect timing here Ann and it works really well in mono.

super shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
12 Aug 2013 3:08PM
Now that's FABulous timing, Ann Smile

And this definitely works well in mono 'cos we get to better focus on the two startled children GrinGrin

What a brilliant capture.

12 Aug 2013 3:15PM
All your wonderful awards say it all
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
12 Aug 2013 4:08PM
Excellent compo and it is so nicely converted. I think V2 is even better. Super work!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 4:39PM
An improvement with V2 I feel Ann.
Good shot.
kel55 4 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 5:55PM
Great stuff , a one off image with the child's look , V2 is slightly better , class stuff
12 Aug 2013 6:27PM
An excellent capture Ann, could'nt be better, well done.

John Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 6:35PM
A great comparison from statue to the child
Well composed Ann, well done on the awards
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
12 Aug 2013 7:07PM
Two excellent images!! First Class!!
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
12 Aug 2013 7:47PM
Absolutely Superb Ann. That really is a cracker.Where did you get your little model from. I will go with V2.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 7:49PM

Quote:Absolutely Superb Ann. That really is a cracker.Where did you get your little model from. I will go with V2.

It's quite candid Danny and heavily cropped. Otherwise I'd have a better image had I paid him! Smile
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 7:57PM
Outstanding photography and v2 for me. Congrats on your awards.
Ian-Jones 13 129 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 8:37PM
Well spotted. The mono treatment really highlights the story being told.
12 Aug 2013 9:09PM
Two first class images Ann..Lin
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 9:45PM
Its all been said Ann... a superb image and congrats on all those awards... wow.
BlueRoom 10 73 20 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 12:53AM
Brilliant! A true gem.

13 Aug 2013 8:30AM
What an image!
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
13 Aug 2013 9:08AM
A wonderful moment Ann - superb image.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 12:12PM
oh wow - thanks Pete for the HC! Smile
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
13 Aug 2013 3:57PM
Well seen and timed Ann - congrats on teh HC and the UA too, well deserved
Regards Richard
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 4:10PM
Brilliant... brilliant
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 6:48PM
Fantastic capture Ann SmileSmileSmile
Well deserved awards SmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
13 Aug 2013 6:52PM
The expressions you've captured are priceless Ann, this one made me smile
13 Aug 2013 7:59PM

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 11:06PM
The awards don't surprise me, Ann, this is wonderful.
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 11:24PM
excellent, well seen SmileSmile
footloose 5 1 England
14 Aug 2013 8:27AM
Well seen and caught,nice one!
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
14 Aug 2013 8:33PM
Wonderful juxtaposition and composition Ann. I prefer V1.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 5:31AM
Grin Excellent, well seen!
My compliments on such a good composition!
ginz04 12 281 20 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 12:36PM
thought provoking image
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 3:44PM
Excellent work.
Brilliantly timed capture Ann.. Excellent in mono & congrats on all awards Wink
10 12 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 8:02PM
Great mono image Ann! Am a fan of black and white images with grit, and this has it.
Well done on HC.

Si x
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 11:48AM
Excellent image and worthy of all the awards. Congrats Ann. paul
Got to agree with previous comments here, juxtaposition and a touch of serendipity...
jameswburke 14 13 Ireland
27 Oct 2013 1:40PM
Excellent. Prefer ver 2. Wink

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