The Perm festival goes on. This street theater is great! LOL!!! You can see two photos in WS too.
"Bread and Circuses" (or bread and games) (from Latin: panem et circenses) is a metaphor for a superficial means of appeasement. It was the basic Roman formula for the well-being of the population, and hence a political strategy unto itself. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the creation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion, distraction, and/or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace. The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the common man.
In modern usage, the phrase is taken to describe a populace that no longer values civic virtues and the public life. To many across the political spectrum, left and right, it connotes a supposed triviality and frivolity that characterized the Roman Republic prior to its decline into the autocratic monarchy characteristic of the later Roman Empire's transformation about 44 B.C.
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macjake (57074) 2012-06-16 11:03
now thats a facial expression!
an over-the-top smile and set of glowing eyes :)
a funny way to start the weekend!
rychem (23946) 2012-06-16 11:16
This man makes me smile, great facial expression, nice sharp photo, good light and colors management
siolaw (38284) 2012-06-16 11:37
Bread (money) and games (football) is still valid today (good luck to Russia.
You caught a fun expression and composed the picture well with background onlookers blurred yet distinguishable to give context.
eldancer1 (28513) 2012-06-16 11:56
Great timing and capture of this fellow! Love his facial expression. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
siamesa (27743) 2012-06-16 14:01
Boa tarde Serghei
Yes, Pão e Circo. Excellent photo. The expression of this man is nice. Point of view is escellent.
wolf38 (31282) 2012-06-16 21:49
Hello Sergey. The eyes and facial expressions say it all. You've photographed in the ideal moment. Such a moment is not caught every day. Well done and informative text. Rgds, Wolfgang.
emka (79807) 2012-06-16 23:45
everyone must smile seeing this man expression. Amusing shot. I am not specially sad after yesterday match, and I hope you aren't either. The comments were so pathetic before, great expectations of many fans but with no ground. I imagine the comments tomorrow in newspapers. Now a lot of comments in Internet. Among them for instance: how it was nothing good, Russians go home. (I hope you are not offended :)).
Have you already plans when you come?
bayno (18342) 2012-06-17 0:22
always nice to look at your gallery, you captured a memorable expression in this man, I like how you handled the depth...nice one...
have a good sunday...
carlo62 (33759) 2012-06-17 1:18
simpatico ritratto di questo fantino che si è prestato alla realizzazione della foto.
CLODO (30597) 2012-06-17 1:21
good portrait in action of this funny actor, maybe a little too centered (you could crop the right part with the back of the lady). I like also the blurred persons at the back, laughing.
Spend a good sunday
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-06-17 2:14
what a smile.Really great captured.So funny and joyful.You choose not only very good POV,but also best timing to immortalize this scene.Superb work!
Have a nice sunday
SnapRJW (31427) 2012-06-17 4:37
Hello Serghei - One cannot do anything but smile at this shot. Your POV looking down on the rider is excellent, I like the inclusion of a little of his horse. But it has to be the man's expression which makes the shot! I love the way he hams it up for the camera! Well timed. Warm regards rosemary
Sergiom (61054) 2012-06-17 5:21
Mais quel visage expressif.Il nous soutire un immense sourire. Le portrait est très réussi et bien présenté. En attendant de le voir en personne.
ourania (32031) 2012-06-17 11:39
a superb and delightful picture, a very vivid capture of the performer's funny face and the atmosphere around him. You managed to fit so much information in the vertical frame and offer it with great clarity and lighting. There's a marvellous sense of depth and the performer stands out so well against the more luminous and colourful smiling spectators. I think this is the reason you placed them at the centre of the frame. A captivating picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good week,
BluSimo (9392) 2012-06-17 11:46
ahaha... and nothing has changed since then! currently other panem and other circenses for all of us, and not only by the Romans' will. the expression of the Jockey is fantastic and very funny. great catch!
sabermonajati (9579) 2012-06-18 1:21
this man and group 5 Month ego was in may city gorgan.
and i see his showing.it was very cheerful.
excellent frame you shot.
abmdsudi (43714) 2012-06-18 10:55
Nǐ hǎo, Nǐ shì rúhé dédào Serghei
Excellent write up, and impressive colourful wiser character and considerably happier at the show. I like the contrast in expressions and direction of gaze. It's great fun to look at such an entertainer with lovely blur background making him so prominence. He sure brightens up the day. Great capture, Well done.
fritzi007 (6047) 2012-06-19 8:34
einfach genial dieses Foto, der Gesichtsausdruck, die Bildscharfe, wirklich sehr, sehr gut, gratuliere!
PecoBud (3824) 2012-06-21 11:42
Now there's a face you can't help but love, so charismatic and cheerful. Wonderful portrait with perfect color and light control. I like the BG blurring giving your POV more focus on the subject matter. Excellent clarity in this wonderful presentation, great job Serghei!!
TFS...........Your Friend from California.....Buddy
jmdias (56073) 2012-10-04 2:14
very nice flagrant, the guy playing to the camera created a nice visual element with the people ahead. excellent sense of opportunity to catch this second in a so perfect way.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2012-12-14 12:17
Hello Serghei, what a magnificent capture of a face expression this is!You made this man really happy by taking his picture!
Great picture and great note!
My best regards,
jcpix (13686) 2014-08-05 15:56
I like the well informed notes that accompany this picture, but this gentleman's expression is what steals the show! :) What great timing to capture this look, and this glance sideways give it a comical appeal. It's also fun to look at the many faces in the crowd...even if they are blurred. lol Depth of field is optimal for this type of shot, giving full attention to this character and still showing the background participants in the festival. Really well done my friend. enjoy the new day. Best wishes.
Cheers from sunny, and hot Phoenix,