Like it or not, a photograph is an art form, regardless of subject or style. One of the reasons I can make this generalisation is that as with anything artistic, its not a definitive thing; it means different things to different viewers and is totally subjective. To one viewer it may be crap, to another it may be superb. Just like music, sculpture, painting, the written word or film, it stirs up a different feeling and thought within anyone who looks at a picture. Its not finite like a mathematical formula but totally infinite in its communication.
- Edmond Terakopian
London-based freelance press photographer
Edmond Terakopian started as a news photographer in 1989. Having worked up through the regional papers, he now supplies the national and international newspapers and magazines with images from the biggest stories in the UK and abroad. He has participated in several group exhibitions and has also been published in a number of books. Edmond’s main areas of interest are news, features, fashion, portraits and commercial photography. He has won four Kodak Press Awards, a M.I.L.K. award, the Prize of Prague and a Special Award from the Picture Editors' Awards. In 2006 he added to his list of awards by being named the British Press Awards Photographer of the Year and also winning third place in the Spot News category of World Press Photo. His previous client list includes the biggest names in the industry, having regularly worked with Gamma, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mirror, The Evening Standard, AFP and The Press Association. He is currently a London based stringer for Polaris Images, AP and TES. He's also on the committee of the BPPA (British Press Photographers' Association).
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** take in Thessaloniki "once obvious"
*** in WS another original choice
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lousat (89312) 2012-06-30 15:26
HI Geo,great idea for a very nice composition,i like this original style and your choice of black and white,excellent note too..as usual..ehehhe....Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
jaywalker (16101) 2012-06-30 16:13
Hi Georgios, Wonderfully composed & great use of your surroundings, I like the choice of B/W & the lighting is excellent, love the use of the artwork & the people walking past finish the picture perfectly, kind regards Wilson.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-01 2:26
a splendid B&W photo with attractive composition and beautiful details, the POV is effective. Superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
CLODO (33878) 2012-07-01 2:44
I fully agree with your note, and I prefer the B&W version to the colored one. I like the way you emphasis the sculpture and waited for some human passage, not concerned by the artist work, to underline the note. Some don't care, some are fans!
jhm (150878) 2012-07-01 3:06
I find your color original the most beautiful.
The people walk perfect in image this give more dynamic.
Lovely panorama image about these area with extra statue on the beach.
Excellent composition good presentation. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
shevchenko (20092) 2012-07-01 19:56
Good discovery and good frame to show an artwork that in complicated design, good capture to the walking couple at background too, nice relaxing view on the coast, impressive black and white photo, distinct image, well done.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-07-02 4:18
This strange piece of art is a good foreground to the luminous landscape. A high quality artistic photo. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Cricri (117425) 2012-07-02 10:05
Belle version en N/B, le contraste rend bien avec la dame en noir et le monsieur vętu de couleur clair, intéressant cadrage et composition
PecoBud (3824) 2012-07-02 11:31
Love the B&W presentation, very artistic and with great care to details that relate to your Mind's Eye. Excellent job here Georgios!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California.......Buddy
mauro61 (52855) 2012-07-02 12:47
mi piace la scelta compositiva con una perfetta inquadratura a creare una immagine anni 60.
Ottima la gestione della luce,
COSTANTINO (63804) 2012-07-03 1:04
Ομορφο εργο τεχνης με καλη γωνια ληψης που σε συνδιασμο με την ανθρωπινη παρουσια και την Α/Μ επιλογη κανουν την φωτο σου μοναδικη,
annjackman (21813) 2012-07-03 1:12
This is a very well balanced composition with the couple walking into the picture and the sculpure solidly in the FG. Perfect for b/w. Very striking image - well done.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-07-03 9:07
Awesome composition especially in B&W. I like your pov and it has a good dof with nice contrast. Well done, tfs.
adores (44911) 2012-07-08 20:10
A well thought composition, with the couple so well placed in the background and the interesting sculpture filling a good part of the frame. It works very well in b&w!
aliabazari (16154) 2012-07-28 20:20
Beautiful and interesting with good depth. High Exposure.
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-06-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Thessaloniki city, Thoughts about potography [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-30 9:45