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In Between

By Potra  
Thanks you so much for your kind comments on my previous upload.
I want to express my gratitude to Ron and Kate for the User Awards they conceded to the picture.

I will continue with my exploration of color and how it can be used to enhance or produce a feeling. Hope this one conveys the message.

This is pretty much the only way to get a picture of the police or national guard without getting in trouble. I had a close encounter yesterday with the bolivarian national guard (the chavista one) for a picture that was not even good. Fortunately I kept the cool and didn't run, when they stopped the car I turned around and quickly put the camera in my bag and got into the crowd (remember it is supposed to be Carnival) and jumped inside an ice cream shop. My heart was racing fast, I am not as bold as I thought. Smile Had I run they would've found me...

One more of my adventures in this (I'm sorry to admit it) Oil & Banana Republic.
Hugs to all.
Marian

Tags: Police Balloons Portraits and people Venezuela Caracas Mother and Girl

Voters: richmowil, taggart, Mollycat and 17 more


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Comments


taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
5 Mar 2014 12:57AM
A great candid Marion--- I like your use of color!

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Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 1:59AM
You are incredible. Just keep safe and have another ice cream. See you FB.
Peter.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
5 Mar 2014 5:34AM
Great to see a touch of the carnival atmosphere, Marian, but your story above worries me, do take extra care and don't run risks of getting into trouble. Carol
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
5 Mar 2014 7:52AM
A smashing result.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
5 Mar 2014 7:53AM
Great photo journalism enhanced by your processing.

Albert
5 Mar 2014 8:07AM
Agree with Peter.

What will you do first, Marian, when all this is finally settled...
...publish a book of photographs?
...write a novel?
...star in an action movie with Bruce Willis?

You are indeed special.


Alan
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 10:08AM
A great candid image Marian, please take care!!!


Cliff
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 11:12AM
Excitement and danger! Glad to see that life does go on amidst the chaos
and the colours convey happiness in those snatched moments.
A little worried that wrong person sees your log here or on Facebook.
Please do take care.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
6 Mar 2014 7:25AM
fine image. nice comp.
Great photo journalism with the added colour to set it off .. Nice work

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