Thursday, March 08, 2007

PoW! 19th Week

A town lost in time sends a feeling of desolation,
Sending us centuries back to a different nation.
We wonder, "Where did everybody go?" Gone!
To fix that leaky faucet, we will not find even one.

Suspended in space that droplet seem to me,
And that reflection on the water is a sight to see.
Unlike the sourly face of an Admin named JE,
Who seem to cringe beside a woman-wannabe!

If he should give JE a kiss, oh my! That beer!
It just might land on his forehead! Oh deeear!
Or what of that man with the paint on his face?
Kissing a "fool" clown, makes children grimace!

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

Bodie Ghost Town
"Bodie Ghost Town"
by: Waves
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Description: An original ghost town from the late 1800's, Bodie stands today in a state of "arrested decay". Once a bustling mining town with families, miners, robbers, storeowners, gunfighters and prostitutes, Bodie is now lost down a dusty 13 mile long road, off of state highway 395.

"There's a story about a little girl whose family moved from San Francisco to Bodie. Depending on who tells you, or where you read it, she wrote either: "Good, by God, I'm going to Bodie" or "Goodbye God, I'm going to Bodie". Once you get through this site, you'll have to decide for yourself."

*We reached this ghost town at sundown and man, was I scared! It was creepy walking into old houses with all the furnitures still set up like the way they were, but covered with dusts and cobwebs just like it is in the movies. It almost seemed like the people who once inhabited this town just up and left. But although it was a bit creepy, I think we got there at the perfect time - sundown. It seems to be the best time to capture this little ghost town - the wonderful warm colors of the decayed buildings was perfect.

Editor's Comment: Such wonderful colors for a ghost town. A very nice composition. It really made me feel the 1800's feeling of this place. Great Job.

by: Daniel Y. Go
Sony DSC-R1, 1/400. f/7.1, 71.5mm, ISO200

Description: Had a chance to play with a Sony R1 for a very short time. I hate the EVF and LCD as it is really slow and dark, in fact the Canon S2is' EVF and LCD is faster than the R1, but the R1 produces great image quality. Too bad they didn't put an optical viewfinder in it.

Editor's Comment: I like the reflections and this is not an easy shot. It is well composed

Da Model and Da Charing
"Da Model and Da Charing"
by: Boso
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Description: FPC's "The Model" with an admirer during a beer drinking contest which FPC's Ronrag "The Master" won.

Editor's Comment: He was a wise man who invented beer. --Plato
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. --Benjamin Franklin
The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.--Humphrey Bogart
I drink to make other people interesting. --George Jean Nathan
All right, brain, I don't like you and you don't like me - so let's just do this and I'll get back to killing you with beer. --Homer Simpson
Let The Good Times Roll!!!

a clown's kiss
"A Clown's Kiss"
by: mtxtremist
No Exifs Available

Editor's Comment: One from the archive to lighten up our days, but not to taint our teeth yellow!

This portrait simply has the ability to grab your attention, first by the colors in the thumbnail, then when you click to view the photo page, it draws you to the texture of the faces and to the gesture of a kiss to the beaming "yellow" smile.

Linus have captured very common humor figures and yet, with the right combination of color, texture, and gesture, it became unusual enough to grab our attention and make our eyes feast on the elements that fill the whole of the frame.

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