Today's theme for discussion:
An eye contact in 'people's photography' and how to avoid it?
Here below is the list of the next few themes:
Yellow trams of Lisbon and what we, the citizen - can do about it ?
Polonaise's bare breasted women …
How to get there a dozen times per day and not to be counted by the visitor's counter ?
Portraits from India… How to protect yourself against?
People's Photography… Help us to ban it forever !
How to make your pictures neat and smooth… A live chit chat with the Neat Image specialists.
150 points for every picture with the bushes and the water in it… Is it possible to expand it even further ?
How to become a photographer ( even with thirty thousand collected points or more) ?
Please, do not hesitate to propose your very own themes…
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bantonbuju (51815) 2009-04-21 16:32
tak sobie siedze i slucham marizy wiec moze "fado" jako temat?... dokladnie takie klimaty sa w miejscach takich jak stara lizbona... gdzie plakaty wymuszaja dzien podczas gdy noc dyktuje swoje warunki...
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-04-21 16:33
Hi, George -
Fascinating capture, but I'm having trouble figuring out what the metal bar is that has one end in the woman's mouth in the ad. It looks like a handrail, but I can't connect it.
Anyway, between that lineup, the eyes above the live person, and her use of the i-phone (or whatever), it's an amazing composition.
dvlazar (6662) 2009-04-21 17:47
hahaha sounds like a great line up of TE classes ahead :)
Nice effect with the eyes on the posters making contact but not the actual subject herself.
chris04stop (6805) 2009-04-21 17:48
George? Oh, my dear if I am laughing a lot, now! You are a great, you are a great, you are a great...You are wonderful. Okay? I love SO MUCH a big brain in a man! And... his sense of humour.
Clairedelune (4923) 2009-04-21 18:17
I don't know about you, but the three monkeys immediately came to my mind. They embody the principle see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Did you know that these monkeys have names? According to Wikipedia, their names are Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru. Maybe we should give their names to our very own three monkeys/smileys? ;)
That's what I call a clever composition! And a brilliant use of the surrounding posters (one of your favorite theme!) to 'compose' a story.
Did you know that there is sometimes a fourth monkey? Shizaru... do no evil! :))
Oh... the eye contact... Yes and ... no! ;)
MarcT (20964) 2009-04-21 22:04
The best way to avoid eye contact with your pictures?
What about landscapes old friend?
Now, i like the eye contact with these posters ;o))
MrCairo (0) 2009-04-21 22:14
Ludzie - to jest reklama firmy Pfizer. GG reklamuje nam tu Visine. To kapitalne krople do oczu. Slynne zostaly podczas WW2, dzieki nim piloci mieli doskonaly i ostry wzrok a oczy nie meczyly sie za szybko. Polacy stosuja je z doskonalym skutkiem na przekrwione oczy dnia drugiego.
Piekna praca. Choc zastanawia mnie dla czego zoastawiles tak duzo prawej strony?
ktanska (28415) 2009-04-21 22:44
Fascinating triangle of faces. Direct eye contact has always been powerful way to catch attention on advertising. One could say here that real people seem to be less interested on catching attention...
Trams of Lisbon and you bare breasted women are both awesome. Portraits of India touch me less as I have no personal experience on that country.
But what's that stick in front of her mouth?
CMJC (4038) 2009-04-21 23:40
great and more than great!
juste une femme qui ne regarde surtout personne (le jeux electronique c'est tellement mieux...) et quatre grands yeux qui eux nous interpellent (plus la cigarette géante! on aurait voullu le faire on n'y serait pas arrivé!)
yes eyes contact with the machine for one but the two others with us are much more beter, isn't it! please look at your brothers and sisters , yours eyes 'll speek to them ...
stevev1 (10) 2009-04-22 3:58
Very clever composition George. Great lineplay and colors. The duality between our visual world and the inner world of this woman is striking. An urban dweller, obliviant to those staring eyes, not to mention yours...
All the best
Dpbours (222) 2009-04-22 4:03
That's just great! Love all those eyes watching at us.
Hahaha, how to become a photographer, even if you have 30,000 points of more. There is still hope. Love that!
NB: I would not mind to have a theme called 'Photographs even too bad for TE'. Or a theme called 'Photographs that ruined my day' :-)
CLODO (35158) 2009-04-22 11:56
Really eye catching!
Well done George
worldcitizen (9006) 2009-04-22 13:41
I love big cities...I love subways...and I love this photo! Here is a perfect combination of things you can find underground: multicultural eyes, primates, people sucked into a tiny universe in the palm of their hands...lurking photographers!!! Great composition and presentation. This one pulled me right in. :-)
scalerman (26900) 2009-04-22 16:35
P: I was going to make a note about the ocular facet of this image, but your imbedded title does it all. Great thematic compo. One of your best lately. I noticed the administrator removed one of your more edgy posts the other day... best, c
everlasting (15238) 2009-04-23 1:04
Clever capture, you certainly had eyes open to see this, all those eyes and no eye contact.
How about a theme for for all the photographs with the title "Innocence" or "shy" we would get the box full in a day:)
michelloupis (0) 2009-04-23 3:47
That's really something. Very very intense. Beautiful color combination.
The more I look at it, the more I have the impression you had to take a grip of your most basic instincts not to turn it into a "dirty little thing" with grain and blacks showing their claws all over.
Have a great day George.
PS: I'm sorry to have reveal it to you, but against the trams of Lisbon you (we all) are quite hopeless. Only perhaps another earthquake? Nevertheless, and having the enormous advantage of inhabiting this wonderful city, I will try to present some day the ultimate tram picture, a challenge indeed not to be taken lightly.
Merline (0) 2009-04-23 8:01
Humorous, you forgot that category, outstanding composition (I would have cropped that bit of something on the right though), the monkey's eye contact is more intelligent than that of many people,:), if you had wanted to create the scene youself it could not be better, or ?. That aluminium "thing" looking like a long cigarette is an unexpected, glamorous, hilarious detail and hilarious note o).
bostankorkulugu (42468) 2009-04-24 3:55
man why are you wasting your time on TE then?...
have your own website, immune to yellow trams, green smileys, blue skies, red bindis, etc...
fill it with your genial shots (you know i mean it)...
you will have all your fans there too -including me for sure-...
so you wont miss a thing, on the contrary, you will probably live happy ever after, without all the annoying stuff out here...
do i sound annoyed about the ">30000" issue, as being concidered one of those can-not-take-pics-but-good-at-collecting-points-freaks i guess?... MEGALOL...
love you anyway george>:P...
ps: the most clever compo, well seen and composed for sure... the eye contact has been established, thanks to visine... and the oral too, thanks to milot... what was next?...
ps2: how about a theme like:
"why the hell some people keep despising TE on a daily basis, but still can not live with it?" >:PPP...
have i told you that i love you?... i do:)...
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-04-24 14:20
you forgot "fields". my gallery is full of them, and i guess you don't care LOL
cool photo, even if in this time, i write to you because of the note here.
i don't understand one thing in this photo:
what's that stuff in the mouth of the woman in the ad and going out of the frame of this ad...
i "workshoped" your photo, that space on the right is so so
if you disagree, tell me why, please, i would like to learn your opinion
ed_galagan (374) 2009-04-26 12:48
Perfect shot! Very good composition! Especially with 2 pair of eyes on pictures!