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Long weekend with no real plans ... come the third day, I went looking for something to shoot

Ended up at the Dry (usually) lagoon of Sayula, about 70 kms from my home in Guadalajara

Found this abandoned couch and decided to try a self portrait

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When dry I like the vastness of the place, a huge flat surface of dry mud, this time the

off-road the surface was like jello and I did not dare take the truck off road

here is my transportation for the day, after playing with an IR conversion in color efex

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Regards,

Armando

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Armando,

quite bizarre to be in a landscape where the only subject is oneself and an abandoned

couch, quite comical I think.

You made the most of the situation :D

Nice set of wheels, looks like a serious truck.

Tony

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Guest markh

I like it! Think B&W is great,

but can't help wondering how the colour version looked.

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Guest AndyPS

i like the B&W conversions. I was wondering if you had taken more self-portraits: that couch and the desert look great as props.

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Thanks for the comments !

here is a color version of the couch

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and a color version of me, sans the heavy processing of the others

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Regards,

Armando

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I like the portrait Armando, I just wish that your feet were not in the shade or that some fill flash had brought them out of the dark a little. The use of the fish eye is cool and works well for me.

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Guest markh

The B&W is the best one IMO. Thanks for showing the colour version.

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Guest olivier

Just found out about this one... The b&w portrait is great, what an unconceivable situation!

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Love the originality and the great end result. Richard

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Guest mnscott

I like the self portrait, Armando. Your choice of lenses help add surrealism to the image, and the couch implies there's a story to it. Well done.

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Guest Colin-M

You really capture the feeling of vast space in this site Armando. Esp the framing in the B&W version.

Did you take any with you looking out into the vastness, instead of into the lens?

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Very creative portrait an nice B&W conversion.

Congrats.


Aguinaldo

www.aguinaldodepaula.com

Nikon / Zeiss

"You are not a loser when you're defeated.
You are a loser when you quit".
(Dr. House)

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Guest Elsa Hoffmann

love both!! I would give my eye tooth to get that couch in my studio!

you did well - !

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Thanks for the comments ... :)

I recently visited this place again , this time for a sunset shot, with water and very colorful , a completely different image from the one shared in this thread, the sunset can be seen here : http://www.fotozones.com/live/index.php?/topic/47302-photo-a-week-challenge-week-68-january-13-january-19-2013/


Regards,

Armando

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Guest PedroS

Very nice both... just borrow your ideas...

Liked the car for my bird trips...

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