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  #184 Solitude
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Watching the world go by       ©2017 Lo
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       3rd place, 204 points
1/100s, f2.8, ISO 320, 27mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Adjusted skew in Photoshop and cloned in the missing edge, altered shadows and highlights to reduce the glare of the windows and bring out the subject, converted to B&W with Topaz 5 using Opalotype Hand tinted chiffon       Extra Info: I set up a tripod with a 10 second timer and took a selfie. It took a few tries before I could position the rocking chair and hold it steady. Some of the attempts were pretty hilarious.
 
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Mepo
Apr 29, 2017
    Getting my congrats in late. Excellent mood shot. Kudos.

jomari
Apr 25, 2017
    Congrats on 3rd place, Lo. Very evocative and well done. (I'd like to see the hilarious outtakes, too.)

ysal
Apr 24, 2017
    Congrats Lo! Great shot. Now show us your hilarious outtakes!!

Lo
Apr 24, 2017
    Fortunately not feelings I have to cope with - As I mentioned in the comments, I patterned the photo after my Mom, who is 95 years old. She likes to have her cup of tea by the window. She's very much a part of our everyday life, and she still keeps her own apartment, cooks, goes on E-Bay, quilts and knits up a storm. I hope I'm as active as she is when I get to be 95.

elliott
Apr 24, 2017
    nice going lo!!!
great post processing.
besides solitude, it has a feel of melancholy or loneliness. and i really hope that those feelings are part of your composition and not feelings that you might have to cope with.
well done.
el

mrsawyer
Apr 24, 2017
    Great job, Lo. Congrats on a high finish in a close race.

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mrsawyer
Apr 24, 2017
    Your photo brings me some sadness, as I get the sense that the person would rather be outside, and that their solitude is not by choice, but by necessity of circumstances. Very well taken and the color adds to the mood. High in my favs!

Mepo
Apr 24, 2017
    Looks very lonely - almost sad. Love the way the flowers and the rug match. Right on a theme for sure.

aoc46
Apr 24, 2017
    The furniture, the doll and and the rest of the setting all work together to suggest the this elderly person is contemplating the past in their solitude. The sepia-like tone helps, too. Nicely done.


jomari
Apr 24, 2017
    I'm glad you enjoyed some hilarity in creating this. No doubt as you intended, it suggests something a lot sadder. Well done. In my tt.

forkcandles
Apr 23, 2017
    looks so quiet and comfy

rd52
Apr 23, 2017
    Your photo really expresses 'solitude' to me. Read your info, I hadn't realized your pic was a 'selfie'. Really well done.

Lo
Apr 23, 2017
    Ysal - I wish I had kept the outtakes, but I was pretty ruthless about narrowing down what I had. I patterned the photo after my Mom, who is 95 years old. She takes pleasure in having her cup of tea by the window. She's a vibrant lady who orders online from EBay, quilts and knits and cooks her own meals. We are so fortunate that she lives in a duplex with us, and we can visit her every day.

cookiejar
Apr 22, 2017
    Brought a tear to my eye.

dk
Apr 22, 2017
    effective - on theme and meaningful. Little busy - art on wall, doll and flowers.

RobertLavker
Apr 22, 2017
    Wonderful sense of solitude. I think the perspective from behind works well in this image. Well done - high in my favs.

Old Finn
Apr 22, 2017
    Solitude is clear here. Nice feeling in the picture. Well composed with the help of that doll. In my favorites.
Edited on Apr 22, 2017

henriksson
Apr 21, 2017
    Old man / woman in a nursery home, sure fits the theme, in my votes....
Regards / Thomas H.

ysal
Apr 21, 2017
    Very sensitive image. The slight pink hue adds a feeling of age, in many different ways.

Oh, and PLEASE show us some of your hilarious outtakes later!
Edited on Apr 21, 2017

babysister
Apr 20, 2017
    My top pick. The sort of solitude we await with dread but but very emotive. Good composition and colour.
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