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Location: melbourne, cbd
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

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Comments: 62
Favorites: 39 (view)

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a man protecting himself from a downpour in city in front of a mural representing the drought crisis we are in at the moment.
we need to do things smarter, we are heading in the right direction but much more needs to be done.

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06/01/2007 11:04:24 AM
I've studied this photograph for a long time now trying to come up with some compliment that is different then what the others have said. Oh well! This is an amazing image. You have an impressive portfolio.
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05/15/2007 04:26:08 PM
another classic, you're good.
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05/10/2007 05:09:30 PM
I am not participating in this side challenge but I love black and white photos so I wanted to take a look at some of the pictures. I saw this thumb nail and thought it looked like a shadow against parched earth. What a stunning difference the full size image makes, yet at the same time, it is very close to what my mind originally thought when looking at the thumb nail. I would have to agree with previous comments that this is a true case of irony being captured in a photo. Well seen!
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05/06/2007 10:02:52 PM
Awesome photo. This really works well in b/w.
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05/05/2007 09:59:50 PM
What a cool depiction! Love the background, the tones, the focus, the composition.......all around, it gets a thumbs up from me as an excellent shot and piece of art!
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05/04/2007 11:17:32 AM
30 favorites so far?!? Congratulations, man, that is a huge achievement. I'll make it 31...

Stunning contrast between the umbrella/downpour and the mural depicting parched land. This must be what irony is. And yet, the shapes in the umbrella even match the shapes in the mural. The tones in this are very pleasing to look at, too.

Fantastic capture, man. Now how are you going to top this?!? I'm sure you'll find a way.
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05/04/2007 08:03:31 AM
i just cant explain how much i like this photo. its almost like i can feel the rain. i am very(!) impressed with your work!
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05/03/2007 09:28:00 PM
In a challenge, I think this would have ribboned.
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05/03/2007 10:39:22 AM
WOW!! This is a wonderful image. Very nice!
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05/02/2007 11:59:58 PM
I love this image. Great focus and tones.
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05/02/2007 08:47:25 PM
Nothing left to say. It's brilliant.
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05/02/2007 07:31:59 PM
Great subject matter for a black and white shot. Love the background patterns, everything is just sharp enough. Having the guy mostly blacked out is the icing on the cake. Really nice work (no suprise).
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05/02/2007 07:22:53 PM
An excellent image. Nice concept! Really like the composition, and background is way awesome. The tones and contrast are perfect. I only find those little bright bits of white spots somewhat distracting seeing the rest of the image is fairly dark, and them being so hot.
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05/02/2007 06:13:25 PM
Wow, what a great subject for b&w! Nice shapes, angles, reflections, it's all there. Good idea to have someone passing through the composition - to give the viewer a point of reference as to what they are looking at.
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05/02/2007 12:56:53 PM
This is amazing! What a powerful image. That mural is gorgeous as well.
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05/02/2007 12:55:49 PM
Shoot. I quit.
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05/02/2007 09:42:55 AM
great shot!
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05/02/2007 08:12:24 AM
Striking. Beautiful tonal range. Love it, man!
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05/02/2007 08:10:42 AM
striking shot...love the irony.....
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05/02/2007 08:07:55 AM
i have to agree with all of the pervious comments.

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05/02/2007 08:05:52 AM
This is simply exceptional. Evocotive and provacative. Tonal range is perfection.
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05/02/2007 02:35:56 AM
wow, I just love this one. It really stands out as a thumbnail too
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05/02/2007 01:05:57 AM
outstanding,could be my eyes or my monitor but is there a touch of color in his hand?
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05/01/2007 08:28:20 PM
Always a pleasure to view your photos and this one is simple amazing and one of your berst IMO.....I love to know where you find all this amazing places to photograph.....
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05/01/2007 06:48:24 PM
This is a great shot. Everything about it is just perfect.
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05/01/2007 06:28:53 PM
nothing at all bad to say, this shot is just... perfect.
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05/01/2007 05:40:31 PM
The pattern is just delicious to look at!
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05/01/2007 01:46:29 PM
wow what a concept and you are right we do need to do things different.
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05/01/2007 12:19:33 PM
Wonderful.i'd like to see a bigger, less central crop, but not instead of this crop, as well as this one. in my favourites.
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05/01/2007 11:45:01 AM
No comment, except, I love it! And you're completely right.
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05/01/2007 10:55:06 AM
Very good shot, very pointed. The mood the lighting gives is very powerful.
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05/01/2007 10:45:48 AM
There is nothing I don't like in this shot: the shilhouette, the texture on the wall, the rain covered sidewalk with bits of trash, the shadows. It's now one of my few treasured favorites.
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05/01/2007 12:43:54 AM
i will censor my initial reaction; roughly translated into "wow this is amazing!!!!!"
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05/01/2007 12:26:31 AM
Wow so much being said here. The patterns, the reflections, the diagonal, the man with an umbrella. The contrast of rain vs. what the mural represents. I love that he is a silhouette. Awesome!
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05/01/2007 12:11:48 AM
There is much said here both visually and subliminally. Love the silhouette of the man with a hint of detail on the umbrella. Amazing detail in the rain wet sidewalk. Shows the wall in the reflection. Nice contrast. White spots on the sidewalk are a bit distracting. Beautiful job.
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04/30/2007 11:56:22 PM
Originally posted by bucket:



Man I can't wait to see your free study..this is awesome!


cheers rob and everyone else for that matter,
kind of makes me regret changing it seeing the feedback and fav's but my free study although i dont think it will do very well is something i have wanted to do for some time now.
nick
04/30/2007 11:48:19 PM
This is stunning.
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04/30/2007 11:30:42 PM
sweet
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04/30/2007 11:05:38 PM
Ahhhhh - This is wonderful!! Just Amazing!!
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04/30/2007 10:30:41 PM
if i could add this to my favorite a billion times. i certainly would. maybe even 2 billion! =]

you amaze me to no end. thank you so much for sharing the magic!
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04/30/2007 10:12:47 PM
EXCELLENT!!! What a terrific start for this challenge. Way to go. Love the subject, the contrast and composition.
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04/30/2007 10:04:59 PM
Wow!!!!!! What a fantastic photo! This is so artistic and interesting! This one seriously needs to be matted in white and framed with a simple black frame and hung on a wall! Or a museum! It is that awesome!

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04/30/2007 09:13:34 PM
oh
my
goodness
i
love
this
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04/30/2007 09:08:22 PM
What an extraordinary find!!! I love how you waited for the man to step into the frame to add a human element to the background. I absolutely love the captured elements in this photo. The ironic juxtaposition of the man holding the umbrella while it rains and the mural showing the cracked & parched earth in the backdrop makes for a powerful visual statement and symbolism. I really like how you cannot see the face of the man because the anonymous nature makes it all the more easier for one to inject themselves into the picture & more readily be open to the message you are trying to convey. The tonal ranges in this photo are absolutely fabulous! It really pops off the page and draws you in.
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04/30/2007 09:04:29 PM
What an awesome setting! I think the man being silhouetted is great, as well. It adds a feeling mystery.
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04/30/2007 08:56:16 PM
Originally posted by boysetsfire:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Wow this is fabulous!! You should have saved this for the free study! I'd crop a bit more off the right side to make him less centered but other than that this is perfect.


cheers, it was my free study entry, until last night :)


Man I can't wait to see your free study..this is awesome!
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04/30/2007 08:51:19 PM
this is quite awesome really. the more i look at it i like it more.
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04/30/2007 08:23:44 PM
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Wow this is fabulous!! You should have saved this for the free study! I'd crop a bit more off the right side to make him less centered but other than that this is perfect.


cheers, it was my free study entry, until last night :)
04/30/2007 08:20:48 PM
Wow this is fabulous!! You should have saved this for the free study! I'd crop a bit more off the right side to make him less centered but other than that this is perfect.
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04/30/2007 07:46:40 PM
Now that umbrella should be inverted with the man sipping, gratefully, the gracious drops which descend from heaven ever so lightly.... then get him to sign the model release form ;-)
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04/30/2007 07:46:02 PM
Looks Great. Good way to start off 30 Days! i look forward to seeing more of your work.
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04/30/2007 07:34:36 PM
very graphical.
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04/30/2007 06:56:13 PM
Very interesting. perfect for B&W great start for you
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04/30/2007 06:40:37 PM
WOW, great shot!
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04/30/2007 06:39:34 PM
Fantastic Shot, great composition. Like the way his hand picks out of the dark.
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04/30/2007 06:31:42 PM
Lovely shot, the backdrop provides a stark but eyecatching element, which for me is complimented by the fact that the umbrella looks as if it may have seen better days. I really like the reflection of the feet and legs as well
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04/30/2007 06:31:10 PM
Hey Dude! Love the contradiction here! Sweeeet!
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04/30/2007 06:30:01 PM
i like the contrast of the umbrella and the drought in the background. and love that this person doesn't really have an identity, we only see him as a the silhouette, kind of symbolic. very nice exposure, i like the tones.
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04/30/2007 06:29:41 PM
WOW, this is stunning imaga. What a great compositon. Great start in this challenge.
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04/30/2007 06:28:18 PM
stunning and just about overpowering image .. the design on the wall and the silhouette of the man .. excellent .. great composition ... the wet look and subdued reflection on the pavement is another point of interest ...
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04/30/2007 06:27:24 PM
This is awesome! I love the textures and tones and angle on this. I probably would have made the mistake and tried to shoot this so the horizon was level. The blackness of the street and the shapes on the wall make this a real winner.
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04/30/2007 06:26:30 PM
Holy Cow - this is STRIKING!

I love, love, LOVE the background - and all that water hardly makes it look like Melbourne - SMILE!

I think his anonimity is so delicious, the shape with the case and umbrella is SUBLIME.

Can't wait to see 29 more days!
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