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Old Jun 24, 2006, 10:51 AM   #1
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This toy, my son left behind on the beach as he went for a swim, suddenly grabbed my attention and had me lie prone on the sand for this shot:-)
On second thought it is well located, don't you find?
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Old Jun 24, 2006, 11:03 AM   #2
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Bahadir

That's a great shot and a clever idea. A beached dolphin, I would say, is definitely "dislocated". So was the sand in your shorts when you stood up. :-)
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Dislocated...I think that's also how I appear in a public place when after the best possible viewpoint to shoot a subject:G
Thank you for your appreciation and kind relief, Walter.
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Old Jun 24, 2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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The dolphin is definitely beached and it makes for an excellent shot. However, I don't think it is a common household object. If you start carrying that thing thoughout the house, you're going to have a trail of broken items and things knocked off tables and shelves. Kind of like a bull in a china shop.

Anyway, the goal of the challenge is to photograph a common household object in an uncommon location. In this case, the dolphin is a beach or pool toy and really isn't "dislocated".

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Old Jun 25, 2006, 1:14 AM   #5
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I love this shot, bahadir! Great execution of a clever idea. I also like the photo for its technicalities. The colors are well balanced with perfect DoF. Good job, my friend!
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What a fun shot and perfectly composed!
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 2:14 AM   #7
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However, I don't think it is a common household object.* If you start carrying that thing thoughout the house, you're going to have a trail of broken items and things knocked off tables and shelves.
Cal, I am amazed by your words on this 10'' solid plastic toy. I just wonder what you would have to say if I had shot my son's toy Tyrannosaurus :-)
Well, I can't blame anyone for finding it 'not dislocated', for it is a matter of point of view to get this toy an outdoor toy or an indoor toy if one is to get it 'straight' a toy.
Anyway, thanx for your interest and kind words for the shot itself.

PS. I wish you hadn't deleted the forum article 'How many forum members does it take..' that quickly, so that more of our forum members with good taste would also appreciate the eloquent rhymes in Farid ud-din Attar's Conference of Birds conveyed through my post
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 2:33 AM   #8
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Dear Tullio, I am humbled and as well as encouraged by 100% owing to your generous credit for my ability in this photo. I believe yours are about to arrive here :-)


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@ VSCH 1, I am delighted by your incentive approval. Thank you for the trouble :-)
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 4:33 AM   #9
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bahadir,

The first time I looked at your photo and knowing your origin I thought of the old Sophia Loren Movie, "A boy on a dolphin." circa 1957. I've been working too hard obviously.

Like the low angle of the shot since it increases the effect and for brief moment makes the dolphin look more real even as a toy. Although I must confess I don't think swimming in the sand is one of their abilities.

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Old Jun 26, 2006, 6:25 AM   #10
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Selvin, I am utterly moved by your reference... Sophia Loren with Alan Ladd...These unfogettable films of the past, with their vigour, sincerity and didactiveness creates such an alternative world for today's observers.
You say:'Although I must confess I don't think swimming in the sand is one of their abilities'. Then this
is for you :lol:
And thank you for your eloquent comments as ever..
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