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The Kiss, The Bike, The Lady
The Kiss, The Bike, The Lady

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Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 11, 2005
Aperture: f4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Candid, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2005

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Comments: 15
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I went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography to see an exhibition of Yukio Tabuchi's work. I thought the famous "Kiss" photo would be a good subject with the bicycle in front of it as it was. I had just got my camera ready when I saw the woman approaching, so it was really a quickly taken shot. (I did take one with the bicycle only, better composed, but this one had more impact, I think.)

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03/27/2010 02:27:03 PM
Love the juxtapositions of all the different elements in this.

Very nice.
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12/28/2009 05:41:22 AM
Exceptional image. Great stuff.
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07/11/2009 08:19:55 AM
Perfect timing, and yes, the woman HAD to be in the picture or it wouldn't have been the same at all.
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10/12/2008 12:14:39 AM
Great use of dimensions. In fact your photo is extra-dimensional.
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11/28/2006 03:12:14 AM
great shot!
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09/06/2006 05:14:07 PM
Wonderfull shot!!! Props!
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02/22/2006 09:13:27 PM
Wonderful shot !!
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07/23/2005 11:06:18 AM
What's coolest to me about this shot is that your subject is in the same spirit as Doisneau, the man who took the shot on the billboard.



Great shot :)
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06/11/2005 08:44:59 PM
I'm not much of a fan of "photos of photos", but this is pretty good.
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06/11/2005 04:39:09 PM
David, that's a superb photo. And amusing too, in light of the controversy over the original's "candidness". At least yours is clearly a candid!

The only thing I'd change is a slight perspective de-skewing. Check out my edit: 188238.jpg
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06/11/2005 12:44:11 PM
great shot! I like the lady's expression and use of her and bike for a sense of scale as benhur observed....also, it is interesting because the backgound photo is b&w, as is the building, so the woman and bike add a little splash of color and interest.

Message edited by author 2005-06-11 12:45:38.
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06/11/2005 10:58:06 AM
great shot, looks great with the woman and the bicycle in the frame to give a sense of scale.
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06/11/2005 10:36:58 AM
Very nice capture. Only suggestion would be to crop out the right upper corner, where the wall changes tone and texture. Perhaps realign the horizon as well, slightly.
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06/11/2005 09:59:58 AM
What a fantastic image!

The Colour of the bike matches the woman's clothes and bag - both of which are set against the b&w of the Kiss and wall.

Her look and expression mirror's perfectly the man's on the extreme left.

She and you have managed to make a 2D image 3d and at the same time, move it forward in time.

I think you can tell...I love it!;) Now where can I buy the print?
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06/11/2005 09:20:15 AM
I love when moments like this happen ...and you also have a camera in hand...serendipity indeed.
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