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Masked Couple

By david deveson  
Enigmatic, expressionless... who knows what they were thinking. Strange to look at people and have no contact with them except through a lense.

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: reddwarf, old timer, gajj and 9 more

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old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
5 Mar 2005 7:06AM
Fabulous, David, though I do have to say I'd prefer the white bit on the right side wasn't there. Not much you could do about it in the circumstances, though. I do love the eye contact - just superb!

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david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
5 Mar 2005 7:23AM
Funny that, Jim, I love the out of focus bit on the right... for me it adds depth to the shot and feels like we're 'peeping' through at them from outside...
Only an opinion and that, I suppose, is what all this is about.... opin ions.
PS: are you still thinking of coming to Rome this year???
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2005 8:30AM
The eye contact is great here.
(Any snow where you are? Just returned to UK from a week at my Tuscan place, had three days completely trapped in the house with half a metre of snow outside the door!)
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
5 Mar 2005 9:31AM
Hi David - yes we will be coming to Rome (well Civitaveccia really) but unfortunately it is only as part of a cruise. We start off in Venice, where we have hopefully the best part of a day in the city before the cruise departure. Thereafter it's Dubrovnik, Corfu, Athens, Katakolon, Mykonos, Rhodes and finally ending in Civitaveccia. Because of the fact that it's our last stop, I can't imagine that we'll have much time in Rome if any at all, and it's very likely that we won't be able to make contact. However, Rome is very high on our list of cities to visit, and it's extremely likely that we'll do a city break there next year.

PS - from that list of places above I hope to get some good pics! Smile
Dinda 13 90 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2005 10:20AM
Really get the feel of mystery from the large image. Great stuff!
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2005 3:46AM
David you have captured the atmosphere of the the carnival,excellent street photography.

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2005 10:23AM
Excellent, David. I love the ambiguity in your description. Who is being enigmatic - the person in the mask or the man behind the camera?
david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
6 Mar 2005 10:49AM
Andy, thank you... not that it's easy to do 'street' photography in Venice
Ian, thank you also and as to who is being enigmatic... I leave it to you to work out
david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
6 Mar 2005 10:51AM
Steve, just a few flurries in Rome bout otuside in Umbria a fair amount... doesn't stick around for long though...
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
6 Mar 2005 11:05AM
Oh my - wonderful. The only thing for me is the pink line on the left - everything else just sings Venice and Carnival. The half-seen effect is beautifully done.
david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
6 Mar 2005 11:18AM
There you go Suzi... I'm afraid I've tried to take the red out of that pink line and 'mute' but it doesn't seem to work... so I chose the other route and strengthened it... can't win'em all
8 Mar 2005 9:35AM
I think I agree with Jim about the right hand side, I find it distracting. Apart from that, just wonderful. We're coming up to carnival season here now (Orthodox Easter late on 1st May) but I don't think Cretan carnivals quite compare to Venice! I envy you being there.
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
9 Mar 2005 7:01PM
I like the blur on the right - adds to the enigma and feeling of mystery.

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