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The veil and the flesh

The veil and the flesh
Copyright ©2007, dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1

(Taking a break from the regularly scheduled european program)

When East meets West ...

Selected for the Hall of Fame on 2007/Jul/01

Photographer: dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1
Folder: Hall of Fame 2007
Uploaded: 2007-Apr-17 00:38 EDT
Current Rating: 10.00/13 (Weighted rating: 9.53)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: 5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Focal Length: 23mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: Yes
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cultural antagonism

great shot by chance. love the connotation. treatment works well, too.

michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $ at 02:58 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


Just excellent!

Martin Blunt ¤ at 04:36 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]



Kathy Kempson ¤ at 06:43 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


WOW! would say awesome but i'm just sick of the word

William M. Leak, Jr. at 08:46 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


Ditto above...

Robert Melnyk HoF ¤ $1 at 09:00 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]

thanks all for the comments and ratings

Michael: cultural antagonism is the right word ... could be a good title too ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 10:02 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


Excellent shot and post processing.


Marcelo Guarini HoF ¤ $ at 11:06 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


well done Dee. I like this photo for the antagonism, like you said. Is excellent this.

Francesco Catucci at 12:56 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


This is just a fantastic spot on ypur part Dee Vee. Excellent opportunism. The woman by herself is superb (although a little scary) but your placement with the women who appear to be muslims raises all sorts of questions about our own beliefs and prejudices. Great, great shot.

adrian tear HoF Win ¤ $ at 14:38 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


Is that your photo montage in the background of the woman with a drink with a man on a pole, or is it some advertising you photographed with a couple of passers by?


E. Edwin Ennor ~ (Eł) HoF Win ¤ $ at 14:40 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]

Thanks All for the comments

Adrian ... we all have pride and prejudices ... it's innate since the creation of Adam and Eve ;-))

EEE: it's an ad for a circus in SF ...thanks for stopping by ... i'd never use a composite for a reportage/documentary shot ! ...cheers,

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 14:48 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


LOL! I didn't realize this was journalism!!! Even if it was, journalists sometimes "fudge" documentary images in publications...

Dare I say though, that if the background image is not yours... Whoever the photographer was for the circus model made one heck of an image! I like the legs in the background coming out of the passers by's heads in the left quarter of this capture. Not sure how to rate an image that is mostly a copy of an image made by another artist. Nice juxtaposition though.


E. Edwin Ennor ~ (Eł) HoF Win ¤ $1 at 15:04 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


I am with Edwin. Part of this great picture should be credited to the photog of the ad. The bigger share of the credit has to go to you though for the patience (i guess) to wait for the right moment and for conception of the shot and the special pp treatment you gave it. Klaus

Klaus Er HoF Win ¤1 at 15:12 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]

Thanks All for the comments

EEE: ok im not a journalist so you can call this street photography if you will ...'journalism' in my mind here is keeping a journal of things i see everyday ;-))

Klaus: fair enough ...much credit is given to the mural artist whoever that was ...i had no idea ;-))


dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 15:15 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


VERY impresive. Strong message. I love it.

Ed de Vlam ¤ ¤1 at 15:55 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


Fantastic shot, dee vee! Love the contrasts, both in terms of the subject matter and in terms of the colors and processing. I love the way the real people are oblivious to the camera, but the woman in the poster is looking right at you/us! Just a great shot, worthy of all the 10s IMO (and I'll be adding one soon, I'm sure).

Elisabeth Spector HoF Win ¤1 $ at 16:42 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]

thanks Elisabeth...

yes, her eye contact is like real human's, not unlike mona lisa's ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 16:49 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


I can't help but wonder if the original background image has as much impact as your interpretation of it

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 17:47 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]

thanks Chris ;-))

let's just say that i wouldn't shoot the BG by itself , it's bold but not my interest ...gotta be more than that ..cheers ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 17:55 EDT on 2007-Apr-17 [Reply]


Great shot, really really good! All the elements seems to be on different place! Great Cheers

Pedro Afonso HoF ¤1 at 06:39 EDT on 2007-Apr-18 [Reply]

many thanks Doro

and welcome back from the well deserved vacation on that far far island in paradise ;-)) ... looking fwd to more cretian shots of yours!

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 12:05 EDT on 2007-Apr-21 [Reply]


Congratulations with the selection of the Hall of Fame!

Arnoud van Houwelingen Win ¤1 at 19:40 EDT on 2007-Jul-02 [Reply]


thanks Arnoud for the kind words ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 17:44 EDT on 2007-Jul-04 [Reply]