Friday, August 24, 2012

The Partisan.....

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
Through the graves the wind is blowing,
Freedom soon will come;
Then we’ll come from the shadows.
 
                                                     from A Partisan by Leonard Cohen.....

How could I resist taking this shot, the man sitting in The Partisan in East Perth just looked so 'right' oui! Two friends enjoying an early morning breakfast, or a covert 'assignation'..I strongly suspect the former. If you had taken this shot, would you have gone with B&W? For me there was no doubt. How can it possibly be Friday again already, but seeing as it is, yaaaaaay! Enjoy, take care and stay safe.....

32 comments:

  1. What a terrific shot and, yes, the B&W is perfect! Love Cohens words as well! Well, it's Thursday here, but I can't believe another weekend is fast approaching!! Time flies whether you're having fun or not, but fortunately, most of the time I am having fun! Have a great one and, yes, stay safe!!

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  2. Ist schon manchmal merkwürdig wie so etwas zustande kommt. Tolle Aufnahme zu richtiger Zeit...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  3. This is just great! Very nice Grace. Beautiful shot.

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  4. I like the B&W whenever street photography is involved. It seems to make pictures sharper, and some details of the urban landscape less distracting. This way more attention can be focused on the subjects or the story you are telling. I tried it for the first time in a series of shots taken at Seattle's Pike Place Market two posts ago and really liked the results. Well done, Grace. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. B&W is perfect for this shot! It's not quite Friday here yet, but soon.

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  6. Love the Leonard Cohen lyrics (makes me want to go and put on some of his music :)...lovely photograph and now I can't imagine it any way *except* b&w! Hope you've a great weekend too!

    (Peaches are so summery aren't they? :) Here's hoping your summer arrives soon)

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  7. He's no accidental tourist! He's a spy, obviously. And he is tracking you through a new device designed by the American CIA - It's called "WCU" and is specifically for use in Australia. CIA employees sometimes yell out, "Aussies! Where you go we go! We see you!"

    Scary, huh?

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  8. It's a good candid shot, and as a shot I like it ... but I'm not a B&W fan.

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  9. Reading your post on Thursday make me think of something I read earlier... It goes like that: what really messes your Friday up is realizing that it is actually Tuesday...
    BW: great choice!

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  10. Oh, Leonard is in Barcelona right now!

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  11. I like this shot in B&W,and I think that this man is very beautyful! Haaaa, Leonard Cohen.. I saw a concert of him when I was younger, what a thrill!

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  12. epic shot!bravo)))

    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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  13. No excellent black and white here. Great choice. I would have done the same thing. He is the man to lead the revolution:) If he were younger, maybe a Che Guevara:)

    So glad the weekend is almost here. Exhausted!

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  14. Yay! I love going about with you



    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=
    > < } } ( ° >

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  15. B&W looks great to me. And there are stories in this shot. I like it.

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  16. A good reminder with the quotes. The sign means a lot more after reading it. It is such a pleasure to be able to sit and relax talking about life. Your photo just tells that it is what freedom can bring us.

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  17. A wonderful picture indeed. Thank you for the inspiration. Please have a good Friday.

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  18. Black and white are always more dramatic and it's a good choice for this photo.

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  19. Can't say without seeing the color version but this one is pretty darn good. We have a lot of partisans in this country these days, maybe far too many. But then I guess I am one myself.

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  20. What a great shot - amazing face he has.

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  21. Oh my gosh, I think you could write a whole novel based on this one photo.

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  22. Looks like a nice moment and pleasant day there. I love your idea for this picture and b&w is just perfect!
    :)
    Léia

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  23. Wonderful words for a special monochrome shot Grace- I am sure you made the right choice- happy weekend!

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  24. That is a perfect choice for the B&W! Nice candid shot...you have such a great eye! Glad to be back...trying to catch up!

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  25. Would make a good cover shot for my 'spy' book...
    SueC xx

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  26. Mrs White would have gone for b/w too.
    Why did I think of Hemingway???

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  27. Great quote! No wonder you couldn't resist, Grace.

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