Friday, November 16, 2007

COMPETITION



From Sculptures By The Sea 2007. Always too many people around to take any decent photos......

20 Comments:

Blogger Nathalie said...

Aaaaaaah sculptures by the sea, my favourite Sydney event! Are you trying to make me homesick, you monster? Please show me more, show me everything.

And there's one thing you can do to avoid the crowds. Go at 6 am. Come on, you know you can do it. Because I'm worth it.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

9:58 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

re your comment "Always too many people around to take any decent photos......", this is a case where having someone in the frame adds heaps to the photo. The man there gives the measure of statue. Competition? Sorry, he's no match for the other guy!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

I kind of like the guy in the photo, but I know what you mean. At least it wasn't two people talking about egg salad sandwiches. And it is hard to wait for people to move, because someone else moves into the shot.

real nice color in this shot.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

pod, the photo would not be the same without him. You needed him! II love their opposing viewpoints. The statue is looking inward while the man is looking what I assume to be seaward.

love it!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Pod I went on Flickr to see your other SBTS photos. I cried. I so wish I could take that walk by the sea...

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

And BTW, this particular shot is fantastic. Seeing from your other photos where this sculpture is located (of course I recognise the place) I believe you made the most of it. You've added depth, confrontation, it's brilliant. Keep up the good work Pod.
xx

6:13 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

... or maybe the man is looking at the sculpture? I cant' tell for certain because of his position.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Absolutely great! No other guy can be there for this.

11:32 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

great capture there mr p! there's something oddly symmetrical going on here. what a hoot! very nice.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

Big, bigger ... biggest! I love the man in the pic, it's definitely part of the fun.

Happy summer!

12:24 AM  
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6:54 AM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

Take a shotgun with you.
Fire once into the air and then run screaming at the crowds you wish to move.
Then you should have 5 mins of peace in which to get the shot you want before the police arrive.
When you explain it was for 'arts' sake they should let you go about your ways...They may even pose...

7:12 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

see - heres me smiling again!

yes, i think the man is looking at the statue but i'm, not sure whether the statue is really absorbed in looking at the sea or whether he's trying not to stare back.

9:57 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

PS 6am? who in their right mind would get up that early if they didn't have to??

9:57 PM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

hey, nice ...and I liked that corn photo.

2:27 AM  
Blogger Malc said...

I'd agree with everyone else who reckons the bloke on the right adds so much to the pic, especially as he's such an interesting shape. In my mind he's definitely looking at the sculpture, which is pretty impressive too.

3:35 AM  
Blogger Smiler said...

It's amazing how much they complement each other. Go on! Admit it! You picked him out of the crowd and asked him to stand there eh? Just kidding. Love the photo.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Shelly Lowenkopf said...

Which of the two is the tourist?

3:19 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

MADAME - madame! madame! you wish is my command. i somehow managed to get up at 5 bloody 30 on sunday morning!! sorry you cried....we miss you!!

SQUIRREL - i didn't mind thing guy. he makes the photo of course, it was all the other hoards! imagine looking for nuts midst hundreds of hungry squirrels...see?

LYNNE - i wonder if he sees himself?

BEN - good timing huh?

RAINDOGGIE - i love that expression 'what a hoot', yet i n'er use it myself for some reason...?

REYA - thank you! oh how the sun warms my heart x

CHATEAU - ok, i shall check it out

INC - what a great idea. i like your thinking!

LETTY - i was made to do it by the lovely nathalie. she made me do it, honest!

MALC - hey! hello there!

SMILER - no no, purely lucky with timing!

SHELLY - hard to say!

7:30 PM  
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9:34 PM  

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