Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 11/14/14 21:13
The slight blur creates the illusion that the statue is alive...
Comments by Paul Bracey on Fri, 11/14/14 21:25
...and attempting to pinch his cheek!
Comments by Michael Meek on Sat, 11/15/14 01:48
Guy's got a mean face on. Incongruous with the statue. An English teacher might show this to a class and ask the pupils to write a compare and contrast essay. Someone might write the statue represents humility and studiousness while the fellow probably has his sights set on being a cop.
Comments by pierre david on Sat, 11/15/14 05:20
Very uncommon take.
Comments by Bruce Hunter on Sun, 11/16/14 05:07
Thanks for all the thoughtful comments.....I caught this image a few years ago while snapping away like crazy in the Louvre... My intent was to juxtapose the two statues , but just as I snapped the shutter, I realized the fellow in black was standing motionless , probably as not to interfere with the shot. Only , last night, while reviewing some old photos, did I really zero in on this image and was struck by the almost symbolic imagery which made this a much more interesting photo than I intended.....I wish I could take credit for a more creative intent, but truth is this was just a lucky accident. :-)....
Comments by Bruce Hunter on Sun, 11/16/14 05:17
Here is another of my photos from the batch I was reviewing last night....Now, this one "The Protest " , I worked at and this is the image I wanted...... ( Just trying to redeem myself , a little bit here .....:-)
Comments by Ruth Rittichier on Sun, 11/16/14 13:45
Love the mischievous nature of this.