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Challenge: In The Spirit Of: Bear_Music (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon
Location: Pineto - Italy
Date: Jul 24, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2013

I can see poetry in this image... probably only my eyes can do that, but I swear I can :)

[Aug. 1st, 2013 08:03:38 PM]

I'm very happy to receive such beautiful comments.

I was there to shoot a video on the beach and I've seen the old man there. I could have spent all my day following him - he was special. He entered the water with the other man in the middle (his son?) who was about to dive into the water. I carefully planned the composition to include in this way the background. No chance to take other photos (I was working) but I'm proud of this one :)


As I said, no top ten but I'm really proud of this one and your comments and Don's and Robert's blings made my day - thank you!

Place: 23 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.1786
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1702
Avg (non-participants): 6.1892
Views since voting: 826
Views during voting: 175
Votes: 84
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/02/2013 08:08:37 PM
Congrats, Ale!!!! On all the well-deserved accolades. I look at this and think it could easily be a fabulous set on a stage. The theater of life.
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08/02/2013 02:47:01 PM
Worth all the attention. Thanks for taking the time to shoot it.
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08/02/2013 01:40:47 PM
stunning capture, much to contemplate.
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08/02/2013 08:05:14 AM
wow! you evolve in many different ways.
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08/02/2013 06:06:03 AM
I liked many of your images, but none as much as this one.
It's like Storm Thorgerson meeting intimate photography.
I find it very moving.
Sometimes is good to have little time and only one shot, if we put in all we have got, seemingly effortlessly.
Well done.

Message edited by author 2013-08-02 06:09:33.
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08/02/2013 05:47:19 AM
Wtg Alessandro. Super shot, great light and composition, and yes, well rewarded.
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08/02/2013 12:16:26 AM
great bling Alex, you did well, I see you got a one as well!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2013 11:41:31 PM
love the mood and composition (of course).
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08/01/2013 07:42:59 PM
Under close inspection I can see the Speedo. My first impression was a man walking into the ocean fully dressed with a cane. Anyhow, I love the light and the water detail.
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08/01/2013 06:43:15 PM
This is curiously "me". I feel a great resonance with it, and it echoes but does not copy some themes I see in my work. Very well done.


For the sheer strangeness of the thing, for the old man hobbling into the sea, for the heedless fishing boat on its way, and for the hunched water troll in the middle ground between reality and drowning, I give you a Bronze Bear Paw.

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08/01/2013 04:26:21 PM
intriguing composition, with small isolated elements distant from each other on two planes. the man in the water with what seems to be a cane adds some Surrealism to the mix. even though there is a horizon, it's all the same color, so the background is rather flat, emphasizing the isolation of each element. good image.

I'm hanging this in my fantasy bear cave

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08/01/2013 01:29:20 AM
gorgeous composition of the elements. The far horse looking pump(?) nails it for me.

p.s. the title distracts me.
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07/31/2013 07:40:30 PM
Grandpa see's a giraffe in the sea
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07/31/2013 10:08:24 AM
Interesting photo!
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07/30/2013 02:49:49 PM
Very nice! Ambiant. And I can feel a story.
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07/28/2013 11:08:58 PM
Excellent stuff. A sort of evolution, or devolution. Love it.
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07/26/2013 12:47:59 AM
How odd! And interesting. And...
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