An Award for a Photo

@JudyEv (134864)
Bunbury, Australia
May 27, 2016 10:08pm CST
My 'regulars' would know that my husband, Vince, loves photography and I use a lot of his photos on my posts. He also belongs to a couple of photography websites and enjoys sharing his work there. One is a Facebook site which put up a competition a short while ago. You can imagine the pleasure when Vince's photo has been awarded second place. The subject was to be a street scene and Vince entered one from Amiens in northern France. We had coffee overlooking these colourful umbrellas which were strung on wires. There were deck chairs underneath and a sandy area where children were playing. I thought you'd enjoy seeing the photo too. For the competition, Vince cropped the photo a little but all I've done is compressed it so it will accepted here – hopefully.
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@GreatMartin (5706)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
28 May 16
Great picture and what every artist needs--living with a cheerleader!!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
Haha. Yes, cheerleaders are good!
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@TheHorse (72320)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 May 16
That's very cool! I was wondering how the "floating umbrella" effect was achieved.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
Some people are very creative aren't they? Unfortunately I'm not one of them.
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@TheHorse (72320)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 May 16
@JudyEv Creativity is something I'm working on.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
@TheHorse Let me know if you find a shortcut. :)
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@PainsOnSlate (20524)
• Canada
28 May 16
I thin it is wonderful. Sunny day and lovely colors.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
Thanks. It was a nice day and quite surprising to come round the corner and see this spectacular sight.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 May 16
Congratulations to Vince - that certainly is a striking photo.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
It was very whimsical - just begging to be photographed.
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
28 May 16
Very beautiful shot! The color contrast of the subject against the background is very distinct.One can imagine that the umbrellas were floating like colored bubbles in a pond! (maybe am thinking of colored jellyfish floating).
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
Thank you for the kind words. And they are a bit like floating blobs of colour.
• Eugene, Oregon
28 May 16
That is a wonderful photograph that he took. Thanks for sharing it.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
I'm glad you enjoyed it. We had a coffee there and just sat and people-watched.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
28 May 16
The photo is a.sure.winner ;)
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
I am glad you like it. It brings back happy memories.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
28 May 16
Congratulations to Vince.Is is colorful and different from usual street scenes.Thanks for sharing it.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
The theme was 'streetscape' so it fits well with this photo.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
31 May 16
@JudyEv Yes,you are right.Did you have just regular coffee? Did you have any snacks with it?
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 May 16
@silvermist From memory we had flat white coffee and a piece of cake each. It was a long time ago now - or so it seems but it was only about 10 months ago.
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@sueznewz2 (10141)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
Congrats to vince on getting second place...it's a nice photo...colourful and unusual ....
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
It's very colourful isn't it? It was lovely coming across it unexpectedly.
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@sueznewz2 (10141)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
@JudyEv its curious.... is it just modern art ...or has it got a particular story behind it..?
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
@sueznewz2 I don't really know. At the time, I thought it was something creative put up for tourists and locals maybe. There might have been a notice near it but my French isn't very good and if I read it I've forgotten it now.
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• United States
28 May 16
congrats to mr. vince! what'n interestin' place, so colorful 'n filled with whimsy. here, they'd need more'n wire to keep those umbrella's e'en'n the same county most days, lol. ya know, coz the winds to be a tad fierce'n these parts?
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
It is colourful. When we first moved here we remarked for days about how there was very little wind. It was horrible where we lived before. I would put the horses' hay out on one side of the paddock and hoped they'd eat it before it blew out the other side.
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• United States
29 May 16
@JudyEv ah yes, those winds...somethin' we deal with most all the spring 'round here. 've'd many a time i've crossed my fingers the horses'd get theirs ate quickly's well - not knowin' what county such'd wind'p'n, lol. one time, the winds blew so hard'n fierce durin' the winter that i couldn't e'en find the horses. they'd been terrorized by huge tumbleweeds, their corrals filled to the brim :(
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 May 16
@crazyhorseladycx I've seen the tumbleweeds in films and I love the old country and western song Tumblin' Tumbleweeds.
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@Raelove (17585)
• Saco, Maine
28 May 16
Great photo! While I share his passion for taking pictures, I am not as widely traveled, so my work tends to me more narrow and focused on things I see around me in nature, etc. There is nothing I find more pleasurable than coming home after a photo shoot session and uploading them. The program surprises me every time with gems whose beauty was lost in the small viewfinder. Good for Vince for taking Second Place!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
I think my photography has improved from trying not to be too amateurish compared to Vince. He has a lot of patience and passion - both are which aren't really in my make-up although I am sometimes very patient waiting while he takes a photo! And you don't have to be widely travelled. I think part if it is having an eye for something a tiny bit different in everyday things. I know umbrellas like this don't come up every day but you know what I mean!
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@Raelove (17585)
• Saco, Maine
29 May 16
@JudyEv Yes, I do. And I've gotten some pretty remarkable photos myself of the small things that most people miss in a day. It's all about being observant, and that is the first mark of any good photo buff.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
@Raelove I think that is where I've learnt from Vince too. I'm now more likely to notice if there is a tree growing out of someone's head for instance.
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@Juliaacv (33176)
• Canada
29 May 16
Kudos to Vince, he has a sharp eye, this is a great photo.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
Thanks. We've just come back from the winery where he has some photos displayed and two have sold so he is thrilled all over again.
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@Juliaacv (33176)
• Canada
29 May 16
@JudyEv I'm not surprised, because when you posted that I immediately thought of the advantages to having them in the tasting area, people are relaxed and can talk the pictures up and buy, seems like it worked!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 May 16
@Juliaacv I've just posted a copy of one that sold. I'm hoping I haven't put it up before - but it is so lovely it can stand two airings!
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@jobelbojel (8137)
• Philippines
28 May 16
I give this photo two thumbs up. Definitely a winner.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
TWO thumbs?? That's really cool. Thanks. :)
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• Philippines
29 May 16
@JudyEv and two thumbs up on my feet.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
@jobelbojel Even better!
@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
28 May 16
Nice piccie, colourful and a bit unusual. Unless flying umbrellas are the norm there!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
I don't know how people come up with these ideas. But it's very effective.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
29 May 16
@JudyEv It's all these artists with nothing better to do!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 May 16
@Ronrybs You're probably right. I've seen a few who would have been well off to find something better to do.
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• United States
28 May 16
That's a photo I would love to have! So cool, good for Vince!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
It was pretty eye-opening just to come upon it suddenly as we turned a corner.
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• United States
29 May 16
@JudyEv That's how my husband felt a few years ago when he won a blue ribbon at the county fair - he was shocked.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
@AbbyGreenhill What did he win it for? When I was young I always rode my pony and we exhibited sheep. Later I used to exhibit crochet.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
28 May 16
As I looked at the photo, I was like... how these umbrellas are kind of floating up in the air. Thanks for clarifying that on the discussion. As for the pic, definitely, it is something great and worthy of winning for sure. I havent been a regular on your posts, I admit, but I have loved a few photos that your hubby (Vince) had done and you shared them. I even have the photo of the rising sun that you posted earlier as my desktop wall paper. And that is going to be replaced with this one. Hope you permit me doing that and dont treat me as a pirate.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
We're both flattered that you want to use it as your wallpaper. How cool is that? Now I'll have to come up with another one for when you get sick of the umbrellas.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 May 16
@JudyEv Somewhere back until early 1990s I loved photography. Never studied it and always have been an amateur. one day there was a robbery at our house and they took away my hand made photo albums and also the camera (apart from other stuff). I had spent hours and lots of my pocket money into making those. Since that day, I gave up, also because it was becoming an expensive hobby. Years later, now that we have a baby, I have got myself a Nikon (not a great one but something that I could afford and it has no special features). I plan to capture her photos and maybe gift her when she understands. and thanks for the mention of the "another one". I will find it soon.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
@thesids That must have been heart-breaking to have lost so much. I would have given up too. But having a baby is a great excuse to start up again. Vince has only done a couple of small courses here and there but he really enjoys it.
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@DeborahDiane (23746)
• Laguna Woods, California
28 May 16
I LOVE this photo. I wondered what sort of trick created the scene. What a fabulous shot!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
I didn't I'd be believed if I put 'skyhooks'. It's effective, isn't it?
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• Laguna Woods, California
29 May 16
@JudyEv - It is very effective. I just showed the photo to my husband, who loved it, also.
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@Raelove (17585)
• Saco, Maine
29 May 16
@JudyEv You can just barely see the wires that the umbrellas are hanging from. Clever trompe-l'oeuil, that.
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@AkoPinay (10099)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Wow that's rare view. First time I see lots of umbrellas on the road
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jun 16
They are hanging from wires overhead. It is very effective isn't it?
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@AkoPinay (10099)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@JudyEv yes it is!
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• United States
29 May 16
Yes, I remember his photo of that beautiful tree and this is absolutely amazing. Congrats on the prize, did he win anything?
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
From the comments on the site, I think he might get the photo printed on canvas as a prize.
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• United States
29 May 16
@JudyEv Oh wow, that would be really nice!
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@just4him (127155)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 May 16
Congratulations to your husband. That is a fantastic picture! It deserves the award.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May 16
Thanks. He was pretty thrilled. I'm not sure if there is a prize attached - not that it matters. It's all about the glory, isn't it?
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@just4him (127155)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 May 16
@JudyEv Or recognition, which is good for him.
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