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Challenge: WALL (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Date: Jan 30, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2016

AMAZING wall art in a parking lot in Tinytown... where I live.

The whole of it (there's more!) is... totally amazing.

I had to work to make it look more like a painting than it actually is.

It's fabulous. *contented sigh*

And... nobody but the "locals" know it's there.

I love how nothing is aligned in my photo of it.

That is a happy accident.

I don't like to go out and shoot. I am uncomfortable.

I usually find someone who will go with me. Not that I'm doing anything wrong... I'm just... uncomfortable... in public... shooting.

People pay me to shoot them. They love me. I love this.

I know it's irrational.

But, it's the truth. I guess I'm a hermit.

Anyway, I had to go to a baby shower for one of our children's friends.

I love her. I truly do. She's adorable.

But... I hate showers. This has nothing to do with the topic here... *sigh*

Anyway... I took my camera in my car with me... so... if there was time afterward, I could go shoot this. I had the scene in mind.

I arrived... Hungry.

I got out... nervously... I hate shooting in public, you know...

I shot the building next to this... then... was standing there... with my camera up to my face... and...

A tow truck pulled up... slowly... between me, my camera... and... my subject... and... stopped.


It's not a big town.


I almost left.

The driver got out. He was parked in the middle of a thoroughfare... saw me... camera raised... Realized his error...

Apologized to a deer-in-the-headlights-me... and said he'd move in just a minute.

I hate shooting in public.

*heavy sigh*

*sigh again*

*sigh one more time*

I need to get an "I-am-a-photographer. There-are-no-laws-against-what-I-am-doing" kind of attitude.

I need balls.

I'm gonna shop for those before the next challenge.


Place: 3 out of 59
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02/22/2016 08:04:57 PM
You actually don't need balls. We're females. We've been doing without them for eons. The thing of it is: we rarely get in trouble for anything. We can take pictures of kids and not look like perverts. We're all powerful! The guys are the creepy, suspicious-looking types. We're too innocent looking. :)
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02/16/2016 12:38:03 PM
I'd like to see the version with the tow truck. That might have made the picture more your own.
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02/16/2016 09:44:46 AM
Very cool image. Interesting story too!
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02/16/2016 03:08:26 AM
Congratulations to you too ;)
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02/15/2016 11:05:05 PM
Nicely done, photo and story. Congrats on the ribbon! Love the window there too.
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02/14/2016 02:09:17 PM
What you NEED is to go out shooting with me sometimes. I can show you how it's done LOL (not the shooting part but the attitude). This is great and of course the best parts about it are the inclusing of the rubbish bin, the wonky look and the processing. Oh, and I like the window, too. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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02/13/2016 05:56:30 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon, Lydia. Like everyone else I enjoy your notes (almost?) as much as your photos. I share your discomfort about public photography and had an 'incident' whilst shooting for the Wall challenge. (I think I might share that elsewhere.)
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02/12/2016 08:15:52 PM
Congrats on the yellow.
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02/12/2016 07:56:36 PM
You silly girl, if you need balls I'll just send you a pair. Go ahead and shoot wherever you damn well please. Can't help but wonder if the windows etc were there before or after the mural was painted? Is it Billie Holliday?

Oh and congrats on the ribbon!
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02/12/2016 02:20:41 PM
Congrats! This was one of my favorites in the challenge. Happy it did well.
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02/12/2016 01:15:35 PM
I just love your stories (and photos too) but I just love your stories.
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02/12/2016 12:04:28 PM
You should get out more often :)
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02/12/2016 09:12:24 AM
great find and presentation. congrats.
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02/12/2016 12:58:16 AM
They still let you go out sometimes? Scary thought.

Such a good story. Oh, the image isn't bad either. Not bad at all. In fact, I've decided that it is better than the story. No it isn't. We need a story bling system. You'll be the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gyaban of stories.

Message edited by author 2016-02-16 00:39:42.
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02/12/2016 12:17:33 AM
Very cool image!

Glad you got out - it's not that hard :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/11/2016 09:46:01 PM
A very interesting wall! (My first reaction was that she is sitting in a hospital bed crying out with pain because her hand is jammed into ... a window!) Bumping up.
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02/09/2016 07:44:52 PM
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02/05/2016 10:37:38 AM
Very cool photo - Almost un-wall like
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