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I don't have much to say about this one other than that there were two things that attracted me to this scene: the colour match between this man's shirt and the bench in the foreground and his pose – almost as though he'd been laid out following an untimely demise.

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comment by John Washington at 08:20 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

Great shot. I love the way the guys shirt matches the bench below. He looks dead ;-)

comment by PlasticTV at 08:20 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

The man and the wooden planks make parallel horizontal lines. A very restful image i'd say.

comment by andrew at 09:38 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

Interesting shot... is this some sort of stadium? I can't decide if I like the way this shot feels so flat.

comment by John Washington at 09:40 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

The comment by plastic TV just highlights how differently we must all interpret pictures. He has drawn attention to the parallel lines and I have gone for the echo in colours.

Very interesting. I think Plastic TV is perhaps more observent on this occasion ;-)

comment by AbsolutelyN at 09:40 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

Stunning shot - the parallel lines are great and the colours work perfectly together.

comment by EssPea | Photography at 09:41 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

He sure does look dead... not too sure if I like the second bench (aside from its color) though. Nice shot all the same.

comment by Jounalius at 10:05 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

hehe, My first thought was that Is he dead? :) Almost looked like he's floating on the air. And that shirt and that lower bench color do match quite nicely :)

comment by Carlo at 10:27 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

Fabulous capture, should be an album cover!

comment by Robert at 11:54 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

Great composition; it's almost as if he's stacked up on a shelf, waiting to be processed.

comment by m i k e b at 03:33 AM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

Unbelievable catch. Well spotted, well captured and well processed.

comment by thomas at 12:16 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

stunning shot and it looks like he's dead.

comment by ROB at 01:23 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

Think its the folded arms that lead the thoughts to anything other than sleeping.

comment by Jonathan at 04:21 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

This is a fantastic shot - great all around. The colors are great.

comment by Thomas Solberg / Project neXus at 04:48 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

Truly great. Wonderful composition :-) Thumbs up from here!

comment by Rolf at 05:03 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

good night!

comment by Mark at 05:24 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

Fun shot, looks like he should be part of some nation's flag.

comment by JD at 07:13 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

love the colours :D
such a weird find! great textures too.. love the bottom bench with the gap between the seating area and the back rest... kinda looks like a mouth or something?

comment by sid.phillips at 07:21 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

The textures in the image really complement the serenity of the pose. Glad to see you're getting away from the beach, although i was a big fan of yesterday's shot.

comment by djn1 at 08:21 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

Thanks everyone.

The other reason I think he looks dead, other than having his arms across his chest, is that he's placed so high in the frame – almost as though the lid's about to close. At least that's how I see it ;-)

comment by Chris Pittock at 10:10 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

Great shot, but are you absolutely share he was only resting?

comment by djn1 at 10:12 PM (GMT) on 30 July, 2006

Chris: no, to be honest, no, I'm not entirely sure ;-)

comment by navin harish at 07:06 AM (GMT) on 31 July, 2006

It does look like this man is dead. Like the framing

comment by Ali Afghah at 09:13 AM (GMT) on 31 July, 2006

awesome ...

comment by hemal at 07:21 PM (GMT) on 31 July, 2006

hey david,

ummm, nice shot, well just want to bring to your notice that i think there is some bug in your foto retrival system i keep on going between last few images only when ever i click on a image. Can you please check that up ?


comment by Pen at 10:50 PM (GMT) on 31 July, 2006

excellent - it was hard to work out what was going on here - the composition helps to confuse the perspective - clever....

comment by John Zeweniuk at 03:49 AM (GMT) on 1 August, 2006

I like the composition..it makes him look like he's levitating... barely haning on to life so to speak... great color

comment by m at 09:03 PM (GMT) on 1 August, 2006