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Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    ... Lightmancer with this great capture that snared almost 60% of the vote - a most resounding win and a great image.

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  2. Alf

    Alf Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Well done. Congratulations!
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  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    congrats on a truly wonderful image, that has everything going for it; evocative setting, nice colours adding to the mood, good composition, perfect timing, and above all a very strong emotional impact, both in terms of showing the way of life in Venice, and making you cross your fingers for the man to land safely (boy, do those stones look slippery and hard!).
    One of the best images I've seen on SC so far!
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Loved the one from the moment I saw it, Bill! Great timing and that's quite a location, too! Congratulations!:drinks:
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  5. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
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  6. My fave from the start, congratulations :)
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  7. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Congratulations - such a great image!
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  8. AzPete

    AzPete Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    Yup, agreed..wonderful and well deserved. Take a bow.....
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  9. aznick

    aznick Rookie

    Jul 11, 2010
    Arizona, USA
    Great photo, congratulations.
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  10. deirdre

    deirdre Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    Wow, that's an amazing image. I hope I can get one half as good when I go to Venice at the end of the year. :)
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  11. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Congrats LM. Such an evocative image. Absolutely fabulous work on so many levels.
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  12. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    well done - did he fall in when you shouted "watch the birdie"
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  13. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Many thanks to all for your kind words -and votes! I am honoured.

    I feel I should tell the story behind the shot. I was in Venice for a long weekend to participate in the LUF "One Challenge". I was wandering around the morning before the Challenge and, as so often in Venice, turned a corner, walked down an alley and came to a vista like this. I had in my hand my M7 with a Zeiss Sonnar, but no wideangle lens, so fished out my little Panasonic instead. I went to stand on the very spot that the officer is about to land on, and nearly went for a swim, it was so slippery! I backed off and took two or three shots of the scene, then spotted the boat approaching, apparently to moor. I realised it was coming in fast (it actually moored about 20 yards further on) then saw the officer about to leap. He landed perfectly and strolled away with true Italian brio.

    Timing is the essence of good comedy :biggrin:

    Thanks again, and here's to the next one!
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  14. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Well done Bill, a well deserved win.
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  15. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Never any doubt about this one. Great shot.
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  16. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Yes, winner from the get-go! Thanks for the story too :) Oh, yes, congrats!
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  17. jhawker

    jhawker Veteran

    Aug 30, 2011
    Springfield, Illinois

    Good show.
    Thanks for the story too.
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  18. woof

    woof Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    Well done. Definitely hit the nail on the head. Leave you a little in suspense. The final outcome of that photo is up for grabs... no clear scenario. Could go either way. I think it is that tension that really defines this as the essence of "the moment." As I said... well done and congrats!

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  19. silverbullet

    silverbullet Regular

    Oct 20, 2010
    Great Bill! It's truly in the tradition of HCB with his 'candid moments'.

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  20. silverbullet

    silverbullet Regular

    Oct 20, 2010
    Bill, he was the black bird.......with swallow tail...... ;-)
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