Friday, March 11, 2011

The Chinatown Smoker

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Chinatown)

At first I just saw bricks, then a hand with a cigarette, then the hand was gone replaced by a puff of smoke. Finally, like a fire-breathing dragon, his face emerged with a cold stare.

This will be my Weekend in Black and White post.

32 comments:

  1. JAmes, this close up is awesome, very well done my friend!
    Happy weekend!
    Léia

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  2. Awe-inspiring! I wouldn't have had the nerve...to say nothing of the skills.
    Such a moody, ominous, almost threatening feel to this picture. It's like a still from a movie, implying a complicated and very dark background story.

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  3. His eyes seem to aim at some game.

    Your camera explores something...
    Yes. It is really so.

    Thank you for your visit.

    Good weekend
    Saga Japan, ruma

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  4. Although it may be a bolt, I think I will choose to see the object sticking out of the wall at the bottom as a coffin nail. Well, the cigarette too.

    Great picture James, good thing the dragon didn't actually leash his fire in your direction !

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  5. What a fascinating picture! what a glance!a very powerful shot!

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  6. What an excellent shot James. Really great!

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  7. Perfection, James, down to the last detail!

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  8. Louciao has said it all! I'm in awe!
    Thanks for sharing, James*

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    Have a fabulous week****

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  9. This is an incredible shot James. You really need to print and frame this, everytime I look at it I see something more to like. Bravo! Kat (and I love Chinatown in Philly)

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  10. Fantastic shot and great description.

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  11. Such icy tension in that peeking stare! Terrific shot!

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  12. A great capture, he is scaring..;-D

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  13. Awesome how close you got! You're right, that is a cold stare!
    Thanks for your Paris thoughts, one more - what do you think about the Marais district? Good to stay in, be in, photograph in? I have very limited time so I'm trying to pinpoint my time.

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  14. James,
    I love your description of the event and 'capture'. I really like your imagination and the photo is fantastic.
    Thanks for cheering me up.
    David/ Houston B&W

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  15. I am so glad i found your site. Fantastic photos - thank you!!

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  16. Wow! I really like this...very dramatic...yes...I agree with Malyss...very powerful shot...

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  17. It's a toss up. The suspense, written thoughts or the close up composition. Love them both!

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  18. A suspicious "Why are you looking at me?" stare?

    Lucy

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  19. Brilliant capture, James! Love this composition.

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  20. I am very curious...did he say anything to you? Or did you just take a photo. I am always scared of upsetting someone in situations like this and I never know what to do.

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  21. Mi piace questo tuo spazio fotografico!!!
    Complimenti!
    Ciao

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  22. Superbe! The few ones to be proud of.

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  23. great atmosphere - very film noir !

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  24. Brilliant! I love this one:)) Congratulations.

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  25. An air of mystery intact, good craft!

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