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Ploshchad Revolyutsii
Ploshchad Revolyutsii

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Challenge: Anything But Landscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Revolution Square Metro Station, Moscow
Date: Jul 7, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/10s
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2008

Mother helps her child to touch the nose of the dog of soldier in the metro station Пло́щадь Револю́ции in Moscow.
Touching the nose of the dog, the head of the chicken, the drumstick of the drummer, etc is considered to bring luck. Light is terrible, most tourist use flash. This is without flash. Original crop.

Wonderful station and the benches around the corner next to the track are classic. One exixt leads you to the Revolution Square itself, which apart from the Red Square basically is the centre of Moscow. You are close to the Red Square and Tverskaya Ulitsa. The other one leads to a quieter street with a nice church opposite the exit. From here you can walk past GUM to the Red Square.

Place: 164 out of 247
Avg (all users): 5.4167
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 5.3733
Avg (non-participants): 5.4568
Views since voting: 976
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 156
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/06/2008 01:49:02 AM
In my mind this an awesome image if I hadnt been away at the time of the challenge would have given a 10.
I think it is not pretty, pretty enough for the dpc voters to ribbon but please keep shooting out of the box like this and dont try to imitate winners to get a ribbon you will only stifle your talent! keep up the good work.
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08/04/2008 10:24:29 AM
Originally posted by yanko:

Looks like a child with a bag of porn time travelling with his mom. What's not to like here? Seriously though I get the sense of time and history with this candid. Very interesting.

Thanks for the comment, for clarification the bag says "Born" and not "Porn". :)
07/21/2008 02:35:51 AM
Looks like a child with a bag of porn time travelling with his mom. What's not to like here? Seriously though I get the sense of time and history with this candid. Very interesting.
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07/21/2008 12:34:29 AM
Yes. What posthumous says comes close.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2008 01:27:39 PM
yup 8
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07/18/2008 04:07:34 PM
What a strange, perfect moment. Every silly detail seems to mean anything. The positions of mother and child are as eternal as the position of the statue. The boy's casual gesture registers as a mythic pose of aspiration or simply need. I'm awarding you my Posthumous Blue Ribbon.

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I won't be around on Monday, so maybe you could announce your victory yourself on the Posthumous Ribbons thread?
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07/17/2008 02:55:51 PM
I like this - the combination of real, fixed, and moving. Neat shot.
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07/14/2008 08:44:45 PM
a lot happening here to keep one's interest. 7
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07/14/2008 01:27:01 PM
what a great bw photo. love the blur of the train
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