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    Posted: 26 May 2019 at 14:50
As last year we had a Living Statue Festival in and around the local shopping mall. A challenge to get nice pictures with all the busy backgrounds. I chose to present some portrait type shots here.
All with A99ii and the 70-200G or CZ 24-70 ZA SSM.

#1



#2



#3



#4



#5



#6



#7



#8


#9


TFL.
C&C welcome and appreciated as always




Edited by Fred_S - 28 May 2019 at 20:13
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2019 at 16:43
Great series, Fred!

Most of them have a nicely blurred background which works very well here.

May favorites are #3, #4 and #7 - the eyes really make them "living" statues!

TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2019 at 07:41
Fully agree with Harald here. Great series where the sum is even greater than the parts .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stevo71 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2019 at 09:47
I like #1 the best which has the best depth and a very nice bokeh background. The last one reminds me of Worzel Gummidge a TV character from my childhood.

Nice work and TFS.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2019 at 09:53
I love these guys..... I hope I get a chance to shoot the Busker's Festival this year - I have missed it the last few years.

You have done a masterful job here. Well done!

They are all so good, it is very hard to pick a fave, and in the end it is only the backgrounds in both 4 and 7 that put them in front for me, with 4 taking top spot.

Must have been fun to shoot.

Cheers

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Number 1 and number 5 for me but especially number 1. Love it. Great set
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2019 at 20:15
Thanks all for the kind comments. It was fun to shoot indeed. As mentioned, the circumstances were not ideal for backgrounds. In #4 and 7 I was lucky with a background that I could use to the better. Also it helps if the 'statues' are active with their facial expression.

Here is one more of #4 as a thank you for all your kind comments.

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