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Old Apr 15, 2006, 8:16 AM   #1
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This is in fact a photo of an old photo of mine,originally shot by a Yaschica SLR of my age(we were ten years younger at the time of shooting though!). The camera was fixed on some rock with the timer on. All I remember now is that, it happened spontaneously and was easy enough..
I thought the sephia version would be more appropriate. The one on the right handside(the winner!)is myself :-)
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Old Apr 15, 2006, 8:56 AM   #2
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Bahadir i just love this shot, its such a joy to look at as u see everyone in it is having such a good time, and its one of those i wouldnt want to see the colour version of as its just right in sepia

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Old Apr 15, 2006, 9:41 AM   #3
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I think the forum software is playing games with me! I posted a reply to this photo about fifteen minutes ago, and now it is gone. I must have hit the wrong button or forgot to click the send button. I did that with an email last week. I wrote an email to my manager who is in a different city and then about two hours later I discovered that I forgot to "send" it. By then it was too late.

Anyway, when I first looked at this photo, I thought it was an old war photo of soldiers marching in the rain and mud, a common sight. However, upon looking closer, I saw that it was some "mates" having fun in the mud and rain. Nice shot. I'll bet someone had fun cleaning those clothes afterward?

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Old Apr 15, 2006, 12:26 PM   #4
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Thanks, Gary. Your reply was a relief for me since it was my first sepia on this forum. I believe it is the reflections of your joy which you enjoyed on people's faces..

Calr, you really caught it somehow. After carefully calculated, it was about fifteen years ago, in fact. And, alas, we fell apart like Alexander's generals. As one of these soldiers(Lysimachus?) had stated, the next time we meet we'll probably march forever blessed with eternal youth..
Oh, and about the clothes, I remember how my mom used to refuse me in with those boots :G
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 1:16 AM   #5
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Hi bahadir, what a nice, full of life photo. I love to see old pictures from generationspast and the sepia effect you chose brought back the feeling of looking at a very old photo. Perhaps the composition is such that it makesthe viewerbelieve this was shot in 1929. I see an unpaved road flooded by rain. Water running down carrying mudfrom the hill and a group of young people having a great time, celebrating the stop of therainfall.
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bahadir,

Water as a means of enjoyment - as easily shown by the joy on the faces of the three lads. The spontaneity gives this shot its great appeal. The memories of our youth will be enhanced by photos such as these.

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Bahadir,

Congratulations for posting an original, interesting photo. Indeed shows a moment full of life, fun and surely many good friendships engaging in such pasttimes.

The sepia effect suits it well. Congratulations also for "winning".

More later.

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Old Apr 16, 2006, 9:23 AM   #8
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Tullio, I understand your sympathy for the old photos well.Sometimes I catch myself looking at the figures in them for a long time trying to figure out the instantaneous reflections of their joys or troubles which occupied their life times. And I must admit I am not affected very positively! Anyway, I appreciate your insightful observation. This unpaved road is a forest road which is very typical here in the mountains. In fact they are not meant for traffic but for forestry and fire extinguishing. These so called roads often cross brooks which go dry in summer and thus require a rough restoration annually.

Thanks for your appreciation, Selvin. I often regret to find that our generation have few exciting stories to relate our prospective grandchildren, when compared to our grandfathers=real men!(Hope you don't mind sounding patriarchal, folks :G )

Paul, I am so pleased to hear your words of liking of this shot. Somehow, I've always managed to preserve the spirit of Olympiad in me :-)
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