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Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    ... Booka who is this week's winner. His image was a clear winner and showed the theme of Juxtaposition beautifully.
    Interestingly all images received votes this week so well done to all entrants.

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  2. vincechu

    vincechu Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Congratulations, thats an awesome photo, well spotted :)
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Ya done good Booka, just the right thought train.....
  4. Booka

    Booka Regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    Thanks for the compliments, it's always nice finding an appreciative place online to show your work and can get some sort of a response.

    I knew this photo would be special the instant I saw it before me. The problem was that I was walking through the small streets of Greece with a 60lb fulllyloaded touring bicycle and had to balance my bike while taking the photo, and hope that the girl didn't move before I got everything lined up. I did get the photo though.
    I've tried processing this photo many different ways to get it right but am still not pleased the light is just to flat to really draw the viewer in. Previously I had it in a square crop but that was really flat, the post on the left and door/elbow on the right give it slightly more depth, but not as much as I would have liked. None the less i'm happy enough that i barely managed not to cut out any of her toes.

    Thanks Again.
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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Booka, maybe you think the image is flat but the statement sure as heck ain't.
    Maybe try B&W and boost clarity & contrast... I'm just sayin....
  6. Booka

    Booka Regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    -Street shooter
    The processing is as maxed out as i think it can go while still looking like a natural/believable situation, B&W didn't really work with this photo even though i generally prefer B&W...

    Thanks for your submission Woof I probably noticed this yesterday just because of your photo.


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  7. summerkl

    summerkl Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
    Congrats on a great photo - brings a smile to my face when I look at it !
  8. Alf

    Alf Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
  9. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Booka, many congratulations - you are a worthy winner. Your image interpreted my theme perfectly. Well done!
  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Congrats, nice photo!
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Congratulations, Booka! I admire you for stopping for that moment - and now reading the backstory about the loaded down bicycle, etc., I'm even more impressed at your determination. Your photograph shows that it was well worth the efforts!:drinks:
  13. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Well seen shot, congratulations :smile:
  14. kathyh

    kathyh Top Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Congratulations . A great photo and accomplishment given the circumstances you describe.
  15. woof

    woof Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011


    Great shot. For me it does very much have the element of humor or whimsy that make a good juxtaposition pop. I read it different ways but got this one very clearly: "I may not be real, but ** I ** have a balloon."

    Love it. I understand how this might come out a bit flat in B&W, but perhaps a little "clarify" might add the needed contrast. Either way, the color version is really a great street shot. Kudos!

    Thank you kindly. That is very gratifying. I take this kind of thing to be perhaps the highest form of compliment possible. If anything I ever do somehow helps someone else to "see" I do not know how I could ask for more. On the other hand, all here have been, by degrees, improving my vision. I am not really ready yet to venture out on street shooting, but it is increasingly of interest to me.

    Thanks again, and congrats to you Booka, and to all for another great weekly.

  16. AzPete

    AzPete Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    grats, it is a keeper
  17. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Oh Pete, you are getting so young!! :smile:

    I always like a picture that makes me smile, so there was no doubt in my eyes that this was the worthy winner. Well done Booka.
  18. Yup, great catch! Congratulations!
  19. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Congratulations Booka. A fantastic image - well-deserved!
  20. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Congratulations, a great shot.