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Top Down ?!

Top Down ?!
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Copyright: vlad vh (pozaru) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The "PhreakyPhriday" Productions, Friday Theme 2008/09/19 "Top Down" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-18 5:51
Viewed: 1238
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
sooo, am I looking down ... to the sky, hanging over a huge street ad ?
The answer will be in the WS section

The title is of an excellent book by Francois Brune about advertising in our modern society :

"Il est devenu impossible aujourd'hui d'échapper à la société de consommation et à son pendant : la publicité. Elle est partout et concerne tous les domaines : la consommation, mais aussi la politique, l'humanitaire. Face à cette emprise de plus en plus grande, l'auteur s'interroge sur son pouvoir réel sur le citoyen et sur les dangers qu'elle entraîne, notamment en terme de démocratie."

Thanks Helen !
I'm very glad to play again.


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  • Hendrika Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1807 W: 665 N: 4483] (19218)
  • [2008-09-18 6:55]

It works great Vlad,
Being on skates and making pictures as well - great job! Nice to see the family.


Hi Vlad,
The WS explanation is a evidence of your choice ability.
Very good presentation.

  • lrw1966 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 492 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-09-18 7:16]

Vlad Hi:
Very Interesting and creative theme presentation
Very well seen

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-09-18 9:14]
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Hi Vlad,
Le bonheur conforme! What a paradoxal title!Can happiness be really standardized like a product of assembly line?

"Noam Chomsky nous le rappelle souvent, avec raison : pour les élites dirigeantes, « la démocratie est un système dans lequel les gens sont des spectateurs, et non des acteurs. A intervalles réguliers, ils ont le droit de mettre un bulletin dans l’urne, de choisir quelqu’un dans la classe des chefs pour les diriger. Puis, ils sont censés rentrer chez eux et vaquer à leurs affaires, consommer, regarder la télévision, faire la cuisine, mais surtout ne pas déranger. » (Deux heures de lucidité , Les Arènes, 2001)" (http://www.acrimed.org/article1719.html)

The next elections in USA and Canada challenge the citizens, indeed! They are really doubting for their capacity to influence the Nations heads. The electoral campaigns resemble at a marketting enterprise where all artifices are good to delude people! Thanks for this note, this book must be a good reflexion!

I like your looking down and the splendid and contrasting colors! You must offer this image as a cover book to François Brune!

Bravo! Annie

Hi there Vlad

Welcome back to the themes we have missed you my friend.

A very clever capture here, very well seen and shot for the theme nice effective play with the view and you were on skates too!! a man that can multi task lol

TFS and for joining in the theme

kind regards Helen

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-09-18 19:06]
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Good one Vlad.
Upside down/ back to front / it's all French to me!!

Great shot!

I really like your composition. Great lines and shapes. The strong contrast and colours are great too.

Excellent work and a great entry for the theme!


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2008-09-18 22:45]

Bonne idée de cadrage.
Bonne journée.

Interesting reverse idea,Well capture upward POV and well placing shadow that emphasize the the line in center,Clear and crisp sharpness with good color clarity too.Nice shot,TFS.

  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-19 1:17]

Hi vlad

A fantastic combination of red, white & blue, with the strong diagonals adding good dynamism. Good sharpness & contrast. Tfs!

hi Vlad!

what i like about this pic is the blue sky!!
I dont understand french language but its very good contribution to the Theme!
nice POV..well noticed!

ciao Vlad..
it's really interesting! nice and effective your crop.. and your pov!! well done with the note! thanks
ciao Marco

Hello Vlad.
I saw your ws, haha.
Good joke you make with this picture, well done.
Regards, Jan

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2008-09-19 15:44]

All looks double dutch.. opps I mean french to me..lol..

Good one Vlad..your confusing everyone, up down, back the front.. but an eyecatching photo..Great colours here.


  • Refugee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
  • [2008-09-19 16:28]

Yet another reversal on the theme Vlad! Good colour contrasts and lovely detail,

Hi Vlad,
I worked out how you did it without the WS.
As a signwriter, old banners were reused by turning them upside down, and painting the back.
By doing that, any of the old lettering is harder to read through from the front.
A nice addition to the theme.

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2008-12-09 6:15]

This photographic approach get always my attention those are my prefered, excellent impact Vlad.


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