Monday, August 10, 2009

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16 comments:

  1. ... and many reflections too. For me this one is one of the best I have seen on your blog so far. You captured a fascinating moment and I can make myself a story for each and everyone of them.

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  2. Hey!
    I'm here and you're over at Poof!
    I'm thinking about this one.
    My thoughts are too swirly to catch just yet.

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  3. It is interesting to take a look at people's faces - I try to ignore them in my everyday life - thanks for looking at the people, Sean - better you then me :) My grandmother used to yell at anybody who dared to make room for her to seat - she would scream at the person: I am not that old - do I look like I need a seat /I witnessed that on a bus and she was 67 at the time/. She used to say that the day she is going to accept a seat - she will go to church for a full confession :) I liked her attitude!

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  4. Okay - so the thoughts are crystallising.
    I think it is something ellievellie said about the faces that made me realize what it is about the photo that jars.
    It looks like it should be a really great photo - it's just that they don't have very nice faces.
    They all look - I dunno - a bit churlish and that kinda leaves a sour taste.

    But I suppose it achieves what you are trying to do with this blog as outlined in your profile.
    So does that mean it is a success?

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  5. I guess I've never really noticed all the different expressions of people who are 'just sitting' before seeing this post. This is a truly fascinating photograph.

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  6. There must be a story in each of those individuals; a really good shot, and lovely deep tones.

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  7. I have caught myself on more than one occassion sitting and staring and imagine that my face would be similar to those in this photograph... I am not going to criticise faces since I suggest that one day someone will take my photo and it would be portrayed as worse... hence I did not refer to the "faces", rather a suggestion of a lack of Chivalry.... :)

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  8. Hmmmm, but then with her mood perhaps he didnt want to give her the seat!

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  9. Hm, I can't agree with freefalling's they don't have nice faces and they all look a bit churlish. Everyone has a different look on his/her face, some seem to relish the sunshine, some are somewhere else with their minds and thoughts, some are occupied with other things - that's real life, real street life. Am I the only one who doesn't see them as churlish? Hm.

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  10. But if chivalry were based on age rather than on gender, it would not be the man who would give up his seat. I like the sag to faces when people are not paying attention to their surrounds but are off in their own heads.

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  11. crazy about bus stops, one of my favourite shot locations - nice one!

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  12. No Martina... I think I agree with you... I think you are perhaps both right, although I suggest that we are all a little like this when waiting for a bus or train or tram in this instance...

    Julie... do women believe chivalry should be based on age or gender? Really...?

    Thanks for the visit Michael...

    FF: I liked this photograph... you didnt?

    Ellie.. you and everyone else I think try and ignore them :)

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  13. This is such a great photo. All those expressions and potential thoughts going on, but probably none of them happening as they appear to have been captured - so much context lost. One of the best 'narrative photos' (you know what I mean) I've seen this week. Thanks Sean.

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  14. Thank you for that comment Eamon!

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  15. Maybe they don't have nice faces but they are real
    great job...you have the talent of capturing people and moments

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