Thursday, March 01, 2007

PoW! 18th Week

A tattooed body is worth the photo opportunity.
But is that a work of tasteful art or just frivolity?
Well, that for you to judge with your sensibility.

What of hiking to the ocean with a trek stick?
Can't go up 'cause you're feeling a bit weak?
Lend me that! I will climb whatever you pick!

Are these athletes? 'Cause they don't look like.
Except for the uniforms that tell they be might.
In a moment of drama, they're a sight quite!

Here are this week's FPC's PoW!s, in no order of preference:

Trekking Pole
"Trekking Pole"
by: Ronald Ibay
Canon PowerShot A80, 1/1600, f/8, 7.8mm

Editor's Comment: This photo reminds me of some video game cover. The silhouette of the Trekking Pole looked more like a sword, but its not. The dark effect of the whole picture is wonderful with the sunset perfectly expose in the background. And a great feat for the photographer, shooting this photo in the summit of Mount Apo. great work.

"San Ramon"
by: Manu Antigua
Canon EOS 400D Digital, 1/50, f/2, 50mm, ISO400

Editor's Comment: A portrait is a painting, photograph, or other artistic representation of a person or object. . . . The intent is to show the basic appearance of the person or object, and occasionally some artistic insight into his or her personality (if a person).
- source: Wikipedia

This picture absolutely exemplifies that description. Although the artist's face is not entirely shown, his eyes reveal who he is. I especially like the creative use of his left arm to show his work and truly identify his personality, what he is and what he does.

Pribhdas and Te
"Pribhdas and Te"
by: xtoid
Nikon D200, 1/200. f/2.8, 135mm, ISO1600

Editor's Comment: I subscribe to the words of the first commenter on this photo who said: "A very intense and intimate photograph... A photo usually not found at a sports event." The timely capture of the intensity of the expressions of these athletes freezes them in a seemingly moment of "bonding."---with the hands of the man putting a towel on the back of the man with a downcast heavy face is comforting his comrade in, maybe, an event of defeat.

The delicacy of the touch and intimacy of the gesture belies the apparent stony characters of these athletes as exuded by their countenances. Although a sports event, the aura of this photo evokes, not a feeling of surging adrenalin, but instead, a feeling of submission and comfort.

free 'sweet' hugs
"Free 'Sweet' Hugs"
by: kalandrakas
Exifs Not Available

Editor's Comment: amidst the stress we have, the problems we encounter, the complications we experience, a simple hug even from a total stranger can make all the difference.

it is actually ironic that in the age of high tech gadgets, portable computers and cellphones.. more and more people actually disconnects themselves physically from the society. this is the inspiration behind the Free Hugs Campaign.

now go on and give someone a HUG and brighten up their day.

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