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-- Oscar Wilde
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nice street shoot, B/w ok for me
29 Oct 2009 5:14am
Like the overall candor displayed here. The joker face adds a nice touch, great subject matter!
29 Oct 2009 5:25am
Great candid street shot Sharon,
29 Oct 2009 5:49am
Great shot, i like the scene! Very well composed and good framing!
29 Oct 2009 5:58am
Fantastic image - and a wonderful quote to go with it :)
29 Oct 2009 6:31am
great street shot, very moody
29 Oct 2009 6:36am
Awesome bw, nice street scene!
29 Oct 2009 6:43am
Love your quote..it made me laugh.
Also love this very BLACK image. Good one !!!
29 Oct 2009 6:50am
Just.. very good. :)
29 Oct 2009 6:58am
v is for...very well done. the partial-backlight really adds depth to your subject, and the black and white treatment suits the scene. great photo on many levels.
29 Oct 2009 7:11am
A very intriguing photo, Sharon : love how the two smiles - real one, and fake one - make an echo, how the White (on the left part) & Black (on the right) do the same here and how something ironic (echoing now Oscar Wilde's quote like the title does with Scientologie stuff) floats over all these elements you gathered in your frame... The car takes a large part in this photo and since it's total dark it adds another mystery (what kind of crime is going on indoors.....) Yep, a very intriguing photo like we love them ! Have a nice end of week*
29 Oct 2009 7:20am
Ditto Karine's observations above. An intriguing, eerie image.
29 Oct 2009 7:28am
really creepy, that mask scares the shit out of me :)))
29 Oct 2009 7:52am
Makes me think of V for Vendetta ! Looks definitely like coming out of a movie, spectacular depth of field but this memorable B&W mood. Thrilling.
29 Oct 2009 7:59am
"I just want you to know I can see through your mask" (Bob Dylan)
Brilliant black & white, great contrasts. Your street photography is always so focused on what really matters. It's a pleasure, a pleasure, a pleasure. Great image, masterly composed, Sharon! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
29 Oct 2009 8:07am
Evey Hammond: Are you a Muslim?
Gordon Deitrich: No. I'm in television.
Love this image!
29 Oct 2009 9:12am
I like the atmosphere that surrounds to your photographies. They have that mysterious air, very urban and very impressive.
V-Vendetta… is good for thinking about a change of articles of incorporation.
A brilliant taking
29 Oct 2009 9:38am
Well, this kind of pictures keep proving it. Masks are scary!
Great image, has a lot of intrigue...
29 Oct 2009 9:40am
Striking image. The mask hits the spot
29 Oct 2009 10:46am
I love this! I been looking for that mask here, can't find it! Excellent B&W!
29 Oct 2009 11:07am
Very interesting image here.
29 Oct 2009 11:25am
Nicely captured Sharon! This active street scene show us the two faces of reality....... ;-)
29 Oct 2009 11:32am
Une photo reportage fantastique!!
Une belle dénonciation!!
29 Oct 2009 11:40am
Very nice documentary shot Sharon! This group is very active in Montreal and we can see their demonstration every week.
29 Oct 2009 11:51am
@Polydactyle: Thanks David. I was on the other side of the street when this happened which is unfortunate as I would have liked to have gotten more. Can't say I have seen them here in Vancouver, but perhaps I've just missed them.
that V for Vendetta guy sure does get around!
29 Oct 2009 12:04pm
Oh Sharon, this is priceless, spooky as all get go, very supernatural...oooo good girl :)
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29 Oct 2009 1:59pm
Dynamite photograph, Sharon. Perfect lighting. Great quote from Wilde.
29 Oct 2009 2:43pm
'V' is for VENDETTA!! ;) wow, kinda creepy -- but wonderfully stark in b/w -- love how most of the frame is just background textures and tones, with less detail. the mask is really the only thing i see... a powerful and thought provoking image BC!! of course the quote is pricess!!! :)
29 Oct 2009 4:16pm
such a striking image -- fantastic eye.
29 Oct 2009 4:26pm
i'll be shocked!
29 Oct 2009 4:32pm
a nice athmosphere "black", and most importantly, timely with us because France has just taken place the trial of the Church of Scientology!
a beautiful shot, sharon, good atmosphere!
29 Oct 2009 5:18pm
I like the theme and the b&w quality
29 Oct 2009 5:35pm
I agree with Zoom.
29 Oct 2009 5:41pm
What a great accompanying quote. Love the contrast in this...the 'mood'!!!
29 Oct 2009 6:10pm
The Wilde quote: ROFL best...jerry
29 Oct 2009 6:37pm
VENDATA! Awesome! love this.
29 Oct 2009 6:57pm
I think V's face alone is symbolic of truth and courage in taking on a huge dark force. Strong shot!
29 Oct 2009 7:00pm
cool shot...like it
29 Oct 2009 7:48pm
very poignant shot - like it a lot!
29 Oct 2009 8:01pm
Excellent street shot!
29 Oct 2009 8:54pm
Where do you find these shots.....they are always amazing. :)
29 Oct 2009 8:55pm
@Macrobaby: I took this one in Seattle...just walking along the street. Thank you Rhonda :)
Oui, pour démasquer tous les obscurantismes, tous les fanatismes, toutes les sectes, tous les sectaires...etc.
Bonne fin de soirée!
29 Oct 2009 8:58pm
what an interesting scene, aided by the B&W.
29 Oct 2009 9:06pm
magnifique photo, superbe ambiance
29 Oct 2009 9:27pm
A gorgeous street shot and the man in the mask is spot on.
29 Oct 2009 9:42pm
Fabulous! This is a spectacular image. Love the way the mask, sign, and lady pop against the darker background.
29 Oct 2009 9:49pm
29 Oct 2009 11:51pm
V .... what a wonderful picture. there's so much in it. amazing!
keep on watching :)
30 Oct 2009 12:06am
These guys are the same ones that march in England against Scientology, right? Movement's hit Canada too, I see. Everyone competes for the hearts and minds of his fellow man. Funny thing about information in our day in age is the more you have of it, the less you seem to understand the issues. People focus on bits and pieces at a time and don't see the general picture.
Apropos, I assume you are out of the flu fiasco...was it H1N1? Just curious, but most importantly it's great to "see" you are doing fine now.
30 Oct 2009 12:27am
@Luis A. De Jesus R.: Yes, I believe they are the same group. I've not seen them here in my city, but perhaps I've just missed them. I shot this in Seattle a few weeks ago.
As for the flu, I no longer have it, but I still have it's lingering effects, like the cough, as well as becoming easily fatigued. I really don't know which one I had, it's possible that it was the H1N1 due to the symptoms and length of the illness, but I can't tell you for certain. Thanks Luis :)
I love this Sharon
30 Oct 2009 12:50am
Excellent choice for b/w. Very interesting shot as well as the CoS stuff in the news recently.
30 Oct 2009 1:23am
Masked and diabolical are those who would like to provide us happiness and paradise with slogans and... money ! :) I like the two smiles in your photo, real one and masked one, quite terrifying to see the success of scientology... so much information everywhere, everytime...
30 Oct 2009 3:08am
We don't see too much of that here. I don't wonder why. But I'm glad to see that it is denounced and that we are being informed by some who are really concerned about us being concerned.
30 Oct 2009 4:18am
Somehow this image is chilling....the smiling mask seems to conceal a dark intent...great light and tone!
30 Oct 2009 6:13am
Fantastic!!! Great light and B&W processing. Great quote. Well done
30 Oct 2009 8:15am
A strong photo!
30 Oct 2009 8:24am
The smile is sometimes artificial, is an invitation to pay attention especially to those who say they engage in a church and are able to seize your mind!
Interesting photo to a strong message!
30 Oct 2009 8:49am
it's V for Vendetta time!
30 Oct 2009 12:56pm
Obviously an injured former scientologist. A great find, Sharon. i love the expression on his mask so opposite to the message on his board.
30 Oct 2009 12:58pm
I've heard about Scientology but don't know the ins and outs ... I guess these demonstrators do! Strong photo, love the artificial smile of the Joker!
30 Oct 2009 1:18pm
Un faux sourire pour mieux cacher l'envers du décor...
30 Oct 2009 1:29pm
le crime ne pays pas dit on, pourvu que......................^^
30 Oct 2009 4:29pm
Wonderful work on this image! This has s lot of visual interest with the man in the mask and sign! I like the deep shadows also!
30 Oct 2009 4:55pm
impressive capture ! hell ambiance
30 Oct 2009 11:31pm
What a delightfully corrupting quote of Mr Wilde you have there in this passionate image.
31 Oct 2009 12:16am
Oh wow,t his is simply fantastic. I wish I was there in the moment this shot was taken.
31 Oct 2009 12:24am
I see these guys every weekend outside the Ron's place, but, I still see people going in to have their personalities tested. By the way - I like the photograph.
31 Oct 2009 1:08am
Stunning work as usual Sharon, the cynical smiling mask really captures ones attention. Like the contrast with the young innocent smiling young lady. Fascinating composition that I find myself staring at. Great job!
31 Oct 2009 3:48am
such power in your images, nice.
31 Oct 2009 4:18am
Great street capture with that something extra to make it truly memorable.
31 Oct 2009 6:20am
that's one cool way to protest scientology.. :D nice shot..
31 Oct 2009 3:00pm
Hey, I have a mask like that.
1 Nov 2009 10:49pm
Nice "v for vendetta" ;) Nice shoot even if the man are maybe too center
2 Nov 2009 8:48pm
Notre président, par une manoeuvre scandaleuse, a sauvé la scientologie de la dissolution le mois dernier.
3 Nov 2009 6:02am
This type of mask has always given me the creeps. I'm not sure why!!?? Love the image.
3 Nov 2009 3:34pm
Très bonne initiative si tout le monde faisait fait pareil il y aurait moins de crime.
4 Nov 2009 12:40pm
very strange picture
6 Nov 2009 4:26am
Excellent street shot.
6 Nov 2009 7:36pm
i'm not sure what to say about this one other than i really like it. i like the grins and the dark/light balance. the whites seem to beautifully white and clean.
18 Nov 2009 3:45am
this is really incredible! it has a tinge of dark humor to it.
20 Nov 2009 3:43pm
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