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B.C Okmen , May 22, 2009; 08:26 A.M.

brilliant capture and composition...... the tones and the set up is excellent but pn will not allow me to rate the rightful amount this amazing image deserves, congrats dear El....

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Lawrence Paiken , May 22, 2009; 08:42 A.M.

Superb image, El. This is a classic in your usual high standard. max. Awesome, my friend. Regards, Lawrence.

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Armindo Lopes , May 22, 2009; 08:53 A.M.

Different and nice. I really like it. Tones and DOF are quite good. Rgds.

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Gallego Caldas Jordi , May 22, 2009; 09:13 A.M.

Composición y color, perfectos como siempre. 7/7a. PD.- La estatua humana es una pena, en comparación con las obras de arte de la Ramblas de Barcelona.

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Huseyin Gurses , May 22, 2009; 09:35 A.M.

The purple colour of the box stands out in the near bw tones. Well composed.

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El Porte-Bonheur , May 22, 2009; 09:42 A.M.

Thank you B.C., Lawrence, Armino, Jordi, Hussein!

Thank you dear friends for letting me know your opinions. I really appreciate your contribution. Have a nice week-end!

To Jordi:.......... Indeed compared to the 'Ramblas art works' this gentleman is certainly less attractive. However, in my proposal he should be seen as being integrated in the total 'marble columns' concept and not as stand alone 'tableau vivant'

Mauro Moroni , May 22, 2009; 10:03 A.M.

Non so se è la foto che fa il titolo o il titolo che fa la foto, ma il risultato è come sempre assai piacevole. Complimenti El (6/6 anon)


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Paolo Bevilacqua , May 22, 2009; 10:20 A.M.

Centrata sia nella luce che nel soggetto. Composizione raffinata e ben presentata.

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Joaquin Tornel , May 22, 2009; 12:06 P.M.

El, otro testimonio de nuestras calles, ese blanco es inmaculado. Gran trabajo. Un saludo y un abrazo, Joaquin.

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Keith Lancaster , May 22, 2009; 12:19 P.M.

Hi El

Excellent find in such a photogenic position....Great DOF and exposure.....Regards

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Marjorie Smith , May 22, 2009; 12:23 P.M.

El.. Teriffic composition and mood...hope he makes a few bucks...must be stifling in there...Marjorie

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Sonia Mason , May 22, 2009; 12:27 P.M.

What a great presentation! His profile and posture agaist the straight columns is very eye catching. Perfect DOF. I think I would like this in B&W as well. Great work

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Anabela Sequeira , May 22, 2009; 03:45 P.M.

Excellent capture, mood and tonality! Nicely done. Um abraço.

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Dara P. , May 22, 2009; 03:52 P.M.

El, very interesting and nice work...creative and well captured. compliments and regards

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E. de Juan , May 22, 2009; 05:49 P.M.

El encuadre apoyado con ese fondo de columnas es simplemente fantástico. El toque de color de la caja, y esa especie de blanco y negro natural, igual de buenos. Me ha encantado, es todo un fotón.


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Warren Kaplan , May 22, 2009; 05:51 P.M.

Marvelous photo!! I love street mimes!!

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Radu Carp , May 22, 2009; 05:58 P.M.


As usual a very good eye to see different life aspect and caught here so well,best regards Radu.

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Ricardo Maximo Lopez D'Angelo , May 22, 2009; 07:18 P.M.

Excelente captura, El ... nos muestras escenas de la vida cotidiana con una singular calidad. Saludos.

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Linh Dinh , May 22, 2009; 07:28 P.M.

Simply magnificent! I like the lighting and composition! Very well done, tbo! Best regards, Linh Dinh

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Heider Alward , May 22, 2009; 08:56 P.M.

Very strong concept, El this is very well done as usual ! Best Regards and Keep posting.

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Takuji Takahashi , May 22, 2009; 09:37 P.M.

It is wonderful. It has strength though it is a casual air feeling.

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Ovidiu Posta , May 23, 2009; 12:31 A.M.

Powerful composition, the details in whites are amazing, 7/7 an, all the best!

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Paul Roger Timms , May 23, 2009; 01:02 A.M.

One thing about a mime artist, the perfect subject when so still. The colours here complement each other so well and the money pot also, perfect. Beautiful shot El.

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Jim Cowan , May 23, 2009; 07:33 A.M.

What a wonderful image, full of viewer interest. Although I believe this is a mime artist, my first impression was that it was sculpture. If a street performer then sculptor's should take note, if a sculpture then mime artists should take note. Either way, this is a very entertaining photo.

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Jean-Marc Raveau , May 23, 2009; 07:35 A.M.

Great image. The human statue is really part of the scene. Well seen. Regards, Jean-Marc.

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Linda Liebl , May 23, 2009; 07:41 A.M.

I echo the comments of those who have commented previously. This image certainly invites discussion and imagination. Well done! Regards, ~~~~~~~~~~~~Linda

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Fabrizio R. , May 23, 2009; 08:12 A.M.

Tecnicamente eccellente ed emotivamente grandiosa! Bravissima El, sai cogliere molteplici aspetti e renderli immagini uniche, buon weekend, Fabrizio

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Kaushik Chatterjee , May 23, 2009; 08:35 A.M.


Excellent title and the composition. One of the toughest job in the world. Rgds.

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Mehmet Masum Süer , May 23, 2009; 08:51 A.M.

Hi dear El Porte!

Really well done.. Perfect shot.. Very striking and nice, details on white color.. Best regards..

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Oskar Papierz , May 23, 2009; 09:30 A.M.

Very good idea, perfect done. Best regards.

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Steve B. , May 23, 2009; 10:15 A.M.

What a way to make a living. Good job.

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Sonali De , May 24, 2009; 01:36 A.M.

Excellent naming and composition. Wonderful work. Best regards.

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Sreten Pantelic , May 24, 2009; 03:29 A.M.

Brilliant composition and wonderful mood. The color of the box dominates making this scene so special. Great work. Congrats, El.

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Jill Vahlquist , May 24, 2009; 04:04 A.M.

Fantastic image.. The composition and capture of this one is perfect.... Great color tones and the light fits this image great...

Best Regards, Jill

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Christine R , May 24, 2009; 05:47 A.M.

Fine composition, beautiul process. Best regards Christine

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Vicente Concha , May 24, 2009; 06:41 A.M.

Hola El.

Independientemente de la estetica del personaje, me gusta mucho la composicion dominada por las verticales y la perspectiva. El recipiente de las propinas es la guinda de la composicion. La caracterizacion del mimo vestido de blanco dirige la mirada al gesto y como no a ese ojo negro en busca de una expresion facial. Enhorabuena, buen fin de semana. Vicente.

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Rueda Palomares Agustin , May 24, 2009; 07:33 A.M.

Podria estar perfectamente en la rambla de Barcelona, buen trabajo con ese marco de columnas y el detalle de color. Abrazo y eso.

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Florin P , May 24, 2009; 10:37 A.M.

I suppose James Bond will die with honors...
At least I hope !
Well done.
Very good exposure of a very difficult scene.
Congrats !

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Luc Bussieres , May 24, 2009; 11:01 A.M.

Excellente capture de cet amuseur de rue, la composition est parfaite avec les colonnes et le flou qui font bien ressortir cette personne.

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Jose Ignacio Saez de Ugarte , May 24, 2009; 11:57 A.M.

Magistral, El. Preciosa luz y color que casi parece b/w. Abrazo y eso.

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Bob Kurt , May 24, 2009; 12:17 P.M.

Great shot!

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Bettie Coetzee , May 24, 2009; 12:55 P.M.


So often one sees these mime artists, but to capture one the way you did here, that is the art of seeing. Toast to you, El Porte-Bonheur

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Cynthia Jean , May 24, 2009; 01:59 P.M.

Hi El

What a great find and such an interesting angle. Lovely lighting too ;). Have a good day

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Chris Panagiotidis , May 24, 2009; 04:13 P.M.

The concept and the materialization of this shot, El, is incredible. I don't spare my enthousiastic words because I mean them. The granit columns is the perfect match for this living statue, enhancing the mood with their depth and selective focus.Even the purple money-box couldn't have been better , colour-wise.With your permission , it goes in my faves' folder. Best regards and many compliments. Chris

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Charles Mifsud , May 25, 2009; 02:46 A.M.


The angle with the columns in parallel turns this ordinary day scene into a mystic shot....Charles

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Dimitris Vasiliou , May 25, 2009; 07:09 A.M.

Hi El

A very good photo with excellent tones and clarity.I like the perspective. Warm regards.

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Vadim Arshavsky , May 25, 2009; 08:08 P.M.

Lovely image, congrats!

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Tony Hadley , May 25, 2009; 08:12 P.M.

Impressive and up to your usual high standards. The first time I saw something like this was in the streets of Germany a number of years ago. At that time I was mostly a slide film user so I must look for those images to see if it worth posting here. We don't have much of that here in Montreal - at least - i have not seen it. All the best. you have been very kind to me recently re ratings and i don't want to lower your average so I will see if I can find it another way.

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Eric Dufour , May 26, 2009; 02:57 P.M.

Bonjour El Porte-Bonheur Une composition que j'adore avec une belle maitrise de l'exposition et j'aime beaucoup l'arrière très graphique avec les colonnes, bravo à toi c'est du très joli travail!



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El Porte-Bonheur , May 27, 2009; 06:07 P.M.

Thank you dear friends!

Thank you one by one for coming by and for your support and input. I greatly appreciate. Thank you very much indeed

Maurizio Moro , May 28, 2009; 12:59 A.M.

Bellissima "verticalita' "!...Ciaomau!

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Eddie D. M. , May 28, 2009; 05:32 P.M.

Excellent shot, good composition! When I saw the thumbnail, I thought it's Castro's ghost... :P

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Cherlyn . , June 03, 2009; 10:45 A.M.

Sharp perception. The white plays off very well against the grey pillars & DOF also very well used.

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El Porte-Bonheur , June 04, 2009; 09:18 A.M.

Thank you very much to all of you!

I appreciate your supporting comments very much. Best regards, El

Yalçın Varnalı , June 07, 2009; 03:04 P.M.

The rhytme, perspective and graphic are very good. And of course the subject who gives the life to the photo. Excellent.

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Art X , June 08, 2009; 06:58 P.M.

excellent shot El. I always enjoy viewing your work due to its technical applications. well done

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El Porte-Bonheur , June 28, 2009; 06:46 P.M.

Thank you Yalcin and Art!

Thank you very much for coming by and for your supporting comments. I greatly appreciate. Thank you very much indeed.

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