Sunday, 5 May 2013

Picture This #198 Faces

This theme is a fantastic choice. I was unable to participate in the last two themes. I researched through my folders and came up with some images that fit Faces.

The first one is of a mural from Philadelphia. We toured South Street and saw this mural.
The photo of this dog was also taken on South Street. The dog's owner told us that her dog competes in dog shows. Didn't this dog know well enough to pose for my camera?
This mask was displayed on a street vendor's stall in Venice, Italy.

24 comments:

  1. Very cool shot of the mura. "Whatchoo lookin' at?". Beautiful mask.

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    1. Thanks, Anders. There are so many murals on that street. I chose this one with the faces. The dog wasn't intimidating at all.

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  2. I just love those Venetian masks, the Venetian carneval is so mysterious - great capture. I was just waiting for the doggy to raise a paw and wave - he looks so photographic.A very intresting mural - good choice.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. It would be wonderful to go to Venice during Carnevale. That dog knows how to pose. The mural is interesting.

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  3. Hi Robert !! Great to see you taking part again. You have three really great choices for the theme. I really like the mural in the first shot. Is the "4000 Poets" a depiction of the fact South Street is home to many poets, or does it have some other reference? Love the shot of the Boxer dog. Judging from the blur of his tail he was enjoying the attention. Beautiful carnival mask in the final shot.

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    1. I don't have any reference to the 4000 Poets. It is probably an artistic expression. Glad you liked the photo of the dog. I thought the mask is a great match for the theme. Thanks.

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  4. Great choices, Robert! If seen in full size, that mural must be beautiful... it seems that dog likes posing for cameras... Venetian masks are so special. Love your shot!

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    1. Belita, there are many murals as one approaches Magic Gardens. I would love to return to South Street in Philadelphia and do a photographic essay as you do with many of your images. Thanks for your comments on the images.

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  5. Some very special shots...the mural is quite a work of art and so is the mask, the dog looks Boxer and yes he does know how to pose!

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    1. Thank you, Danette. Indeed, this Box is a show dog. I didn't know anything about the masks and Carnevale until I went to Venice.

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  6. really love that mask shot, others are nice too even though that dog doesn't look happy

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    1. I hope the dog didn't object to his privacy being trepassed. Thanks for your comments.

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  7. Love all three of them Robert.

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  8. Three wonderful captures Robert;)

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  9. What a fabulous mosaic! There is such expression in the heart of cities. The dog sure does know how to pose. You certainly captured that mask in Venice very well. That is a stunner!! I'd love to go there someday.

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    1. You're right about expression in the heart of cities. I was pleased to tour South Street in Phildelphia. It changed my perspective of that city. The mask was for sale and I'm so glad that the vendor didn't object to me photographing it.

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  10. Fantastic shots, Robert! I'm not usually fond of gold, but that last shot is just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Debby for your comments.

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