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February 27, 2009

this is a photo opportunity

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 18:01

Swanage sea front, a day out.



  1. Indeed it is.

    I’m presuming street art like Edgar Muller’s.

    Good pov, great timing.

    Comment by doonster — February 27, 2009 @ 19:14

  2. glad you waited on someone to happen by. Good that the artist took the time to say it was a photo op on the wall.

    Is the second, smaller seagull to the top left a real one?

    Comment by Gordon — February 28, 2009 @ 06:23

  3. No real gulls were harmed in the taking of this picture. I carefully chose to omit the ‘flock’ of gulls on the left standing in a regimented row!

    Comment by Rex — February 28, 2009 @ 06:49

  4. This is very post-modern! Somewhere between the Renaissance, Robert Fisk and the prevailing photographic gallery ‘look’; crossed with Banksy. Also Edgar Muller, who I didn’t know about.

    Your presentation very carefully doesn’t let on as to where reality and fiction meet, which makes the photo: I’m still not sure whether the boy is a Palestinian or not. OK, a lot is owed to the artist but the mural is not going to last for ever so this will be a 10′ x 6′ in Tate Modern one day!

    Comment by John Ellis — March 1, 2009 @ 14:40

  5. If this were my photo, I’d wish I had clicked the shutter when he was on the other side of the frame, the better to balance out the bird, but I’d have missed the balance you achieved with that second bird in the background on the left.

    Comment by matt — March 3, 2009 @ 12:21

  6. On a phone screen the illusion is complete.

    There is something odd about the balance of this, but every time I move one of the components I make it less good.

    Comment by Colin — March 5, 2009 @ 00:05

  7. I’m struggling to work out the real from the illusionary. That said…this definitely works for me! The tv aerial right and black headed gull left are proving quite important for me.

    Comment by akikana — March 6, 2009 @ 01:55

  8. “I’m struggling to work out the real from the illusionary.”

    Me too — but that is something I very much like about it. The walker is perfectly placed and his posture echoes the dark shape above him. The gull on the left faced the right way for you. Glad you did not miss this photo opportunity.

    Comment by Christina — March 6, 2009 @ 05:18

  9. I’m enjoying teasing the real out of the illusions. For me it is a delightful game. The only negative for me is that I have a photo with some similarities that I had planned to post, and who wants to go in knowing you will come in a poor second, several laps behind.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — March 7, 2009 @ 22:16

  10. Will I walk up the stairs? will I trip on the way there? Where is reality in this picture?
    Keeps me looking which is a great attribute in a picture.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — March 11, 2009 @ 23:27

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