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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3
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1/200 second
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F/2.0
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40 mm
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Sep 28, 2013, 8:19:41 PM
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Back Pocket by burningmonk Back Pocket by burningmonk
Ginza (I got some weird looks taking this one.)

Thanks to :iconmyraincheck: and :iconbqw: for the DD! :D

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Given 2013-12-02
Back Pocket by =burningmonk The Suggester says: "The main subject is framed by the 2 figures in the background and is set well against the crosswalk. Great timing combined with perfect composition". ( Suggested by bQw and Featured by myraincheck )
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SebKaiser Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Possibly the most incredible picture I have ever seen. Very unique ! congrats :)
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for the kind words! :D
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SebKaiser Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome :)
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
congrats on your DD for this awesome shot :)
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!! :D
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
you're very welcome! ;)
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GrayGrounder Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student
to me, i think she's gripping her proposal ring in her pocket, and the guy in the blue in the background is her man to propose, and she's nervous, so she's gripping her ring.
just how i would like to think of it ;)
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
I like your positive interpretation. :D Everyone else had such base ideas. :D
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:iconaselabk:
aselabk Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great pic
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconsigz101:
Sigz101 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is really great work!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!! :D
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vindiico Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   General Artist
This photo has a wonderful display of color and composition, but it is indeed the back pocket that draws and keeps my attention. 

For the subject, unknown for the human mind cannot conceptualize one's identity without the presence of a face, is with her hand curled into a fist (?) and thrust into her back pocket. This is an intriguing pose because the curled fist is not casual. It's often aggressive and formed with a purpose in mind, generally anger. 

However, no sense of anger can be found anywhere else in this photo. It is a very pretty, almost glamorous photo taken in what appears to be in a sleek city and perhaps in a uptown district of a woman who possesses a sense of elegance in her fashion taste. She's not dress in a flashy or highly sophisticated manner, but there is seemingly a sense of calculated taste in what she chose to wore that day. 

This gives the photo a sense of not anger but rather a sense of delicacy, so what is with the curled fist? 

Also when people often run into photos as beautiful as this one, they may think to themselves was this setup or spontaneously taken? The elegant subject seems like something purposefully chosen suggesting the photo was setup, but then why have the curled first? It's awkward to say the least given once again it's not a natural of casual gesture, but yet it so poignantly stands out from the rest of the photo. Maybe that's the point.

Or, maybe. This was indeed a spontaneous photo and the curled fist comes from no particularly conscious thought. The woman, although seemingly elegant, is awkward such that humans are awkward. We do not always pose beautifully or elegantly or sensibly. We just do as we do, and perhaps this is the woman's quirk.

But, the viewer cannot know. It is then perhaps for the viewer to decide as what seems to be the strongest message being spoken by the photo. The viewer could of course simply continue to ponder, wonder, and explore for a few seconds or minutes what the possibilities within this world are.

In that way, this photo is brilliant.

Yes, I might be overthinking this all, but I cannot genuinely deny that the above is what the photograph sparked inside my brain. It moved me. It inspired me. It questioned me as I question it, and therefore this a wonderful piece of art. 
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for the long and rich comment. It took me a long time to get back to you because I wanted to read your words carefully before I responded. The photo is spontaneous indeed. The woman's pose and gesture are inscrutable and ambiguous. You are correct in claiming that that is what makes the photo work. It is the same aspect of the scene that intrigued me and compelled me to take the photo in the first place. The photo leaves many questions unanswered and therefore allows for a myriad of interpretations. Thank you for pointing this out to me! :D
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:iconvindiico:
vindiico Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you for the reply. (; I certainly appreciate that my words could actually mean something to you, the artist. 
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:iconaselabk:
aselabk Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
vindiico, that was a great in-depth analysis. Made me realise how little I thought about the photo on first glance!
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:iconvindiico:
vindiico Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   General Artist
So, what did you think? Even little and all? (;
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SineadBH Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
HA, I can imagine you would definitely get some weird looks for this shot - good capture! 
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconpaulcsiki:
paulcsiki Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Great picture!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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Ozeph-x Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice picture !! I really like :D
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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Ozeph-x Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D ^^
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snavarro81 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great pic!!!

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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconmattbobshaw:
mattbobshaw Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What setup do you use for the street work? Great stuff btw :)

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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
I use a Nikon D3 and a Voigtlander 40mm f/2. :D Thank you! :D
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tvlookplay Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she's scratching her ass :O
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha, in public! :D
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DougNZ Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Congrats Lukasz! :D
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Doug! :D
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:iconburenerdene:
BurenErdene Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Im in japan atm...this captures the spirit well
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D I'm glad to hear that. How do you like Japan? :D
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BurenErdene Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i like it a lot, maybe we should grab a coffee sometime
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
That would be totally cool! :D
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:iconrbl3d:
rbl3d Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Me pica el culo.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Lol. :D
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DustyFrames Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
dat back pocket...-__-...~
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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:icondj-bleach:
DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
>sticks hand in back pocket

DAILY DEVIATION
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Pretty much. Except it's not my hand or my pocket. Nor my butt. :D
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:iconmorphoadonis:
MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Jackson Pollock:

>Spills paint on canvas

LASTING FAME

stop trying to define art in such a simplistic, jealous and petty way.
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:icondj-bleach:
DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
pffft artists
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:iconmorphoadonis:
MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If you feel that way then why are you on an art website?
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:icondj-bleach:
DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Because only some of them are this pretentious?
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:iconmorphoadonis:
MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I asked you not to be judgemental and I'm the pretentious one?
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:iconsebaselciclon:
sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Salvador Dali

>Paints a moustache on Mona Lisa

PURE ART

Totally agree with you
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b-marble Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that is duchamp

dali did a self portrait
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sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh... right. My bad.
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