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    When I was you...I held my head high!

    When I was you...I held my head high!


    Intentionally dark and grainy to emphasise the defeated demeanour of the man.

    All C&C welcomed.

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    Re: When I was you...I held my head high!

    In photographic terms, you have become an acute social observer.

    I'm intrigued as to where the inspiration comes from. Do you have the vision in your head and go out and find it, or are you forming the picture in your head as the situation begins to present itself?

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    Re: When I was you...I held my head high!

    Thanks for commenting Donald.

    When I am out of the house for any reason my ( increasingly beloved) Ricoh is in my hand and always either fully on or sleeping.It has a crazily fast focus and I can grab anything that catches my eye.

    Then I just look around me everywhere I am and try to capture a mood. The 'mood' I am seeing in Central Scotland just now is rather bleak and poverty ridden and that is another good reason to be recording it.

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    Re: When I was you...I held my head high!

    I expect you to bring out a book anytime now, Sharon. If the number of fans you have here is anything to go by, it will be a best-seller.

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    Re: When I was you...I held my head high!

    Thank you Greg..what a kind thing to say!

    I love your signature quote.

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    Re: When I was you...I held my head high!

    I like that the gritty texture so nicely complements the caption.

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    Re: When I was you...I held my head high!

    Thanks Mike. I didn't add a texture but edited in Silver Efex pro 2 to bring the texture out.

    There are some souless sandstone buildings in town that were 'flung up' in the 1960's and now look dingy and depressing. ( This one is the Telephone Exchange )

    It is sad to look at the town I was born and raised in looking so dilapidated and the people so much without hope.

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    Re: When I was you...I held my head high!

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    I love your signature quote.
    Then I have to acknowledge the source:

    "...(since life can little more supply
    Than just to look about us, and to die)"

    Lines 3-4, Epistle I of 'Essay on Man', Alexander Pope.

    The last flippant line is my own

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    Re: When I was you...I held my head high!

    Sharon, what a great composition. Processing is perfect for what you want to communicate.

    Karm

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    Re: When I was you...I held my head high!

    Now this I really like.

    Why, I'm not sure but do I really need to know ?

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