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Deira - Dubai, U.A.E.
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:iconhosagu:
hosagu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Photographer
Thank you, thank you!
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:icongwangelinhael:
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I put this beautiful picture in my journal : Exostism, second journey
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   Photographer
Wow! Thank you so much! 
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:icongwangelinhael:
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: :hug:
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:icongwangelinhael:
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!!
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:icondjailledie:
djailledie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Unarguably street in my opinion. Shot in a public space, un-staged, people.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Photographer
I respect that.
But for me, what this image makes up for in aesthetics, it lacks in context.
Of course the most valid argument could be that any photo can tell a story.
That is true, but only from a philosophical point of view.
A good Street shot, however, must convey a story on more personal level, not just report
it like a photojournalistic image, which often focuses on a single point of the story where the photographer is merely documenting the scene - much like Street.
An Urban/Rural City Life Shot - or rather, Travel Mag Photography, on the other hand, is more concerned with aesthetics. The story doesn't matter here - as long as the shot itself is breathtaking.
But, that's only my opinion. :)
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's good to promote awareness of photographic categories and also to realize these categories are not exact and there is some overlap. This qualifies as city life and street, but more importantly it's a damn good photo!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much, Peter!
I really appreciate the encouragement, man. Cheers!!
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not that you need it! ;)
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I think "city life" doesn't exist. This splintering of categories is absurd. In my humble opinion, that is ...

It's not as if it's a science, and everybody has their own opinion, as well as a right to their own opinion, again in my humble opinion :D
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Photographer
That's way too many humble opinions -- in my humble opinion. :lol:
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
:D
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:iconwaterstreetnorth:
WaterStreetNorth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I like the vibrant colors you bring out in your images. Oh, to me this is city life in Dubai!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much, Richard!
Cheers!!
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:iconpavboq:
pavboq Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
We definitely need more categories! This one could be either Street life or Street transportation...
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I know! Street transportation life!
PS Having seen your examples I think I have had Street set as my default category :D
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Photographer
Genius idea! :lol:
Won't make much of a difference though, especially when
they start posting webcam "artistic nudes" there.
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:iconpavboq:
pavboq Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
:horny:
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:iconfirefly6661:
firefly6661 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Photographer
I say i like it^^
where's that place?
kinda looks like india but it could also be NewYork or somewhere :D
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Photographer
Why thank you! :D
This was taken in Dubai.
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:iconfirefly6661:
firefly6661 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Photographer
ah, thank you :) looks awesome btw^^
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:iconifedorovskaya:
IFedorovskaya Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
it's such a thin line between street photography and city life... after your examples I feel that I mix them all the time...
anyway I love this shot! :)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconbubblecloud:
BubbleCloud Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thia is so colorful! :aww:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Photographer
Welcome to Dubai! ;)
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:iconbubblecloud:
BubbleCloud Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:party:
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:iconcameraflou:
cameraflou Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
:)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Photographer
:iconcheers2plz:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
y o u . k n o w . w h a t . i . t h i n k . m y . f r i e n d ... =)
g r e a t . c a t c h
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Photographer
I think I do :D
Cheers!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
h e h e =)
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:iconigorbekker:
IgorBekker Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
And the distinguishing between "street" and "city life" is important because…?
(The man is a "character". The background layers are interesting. The light/color plays really well. The man placement going out of the frame, the yellow car entering, the very graphical mass of the boxes dominating the scene, the stationary man in yellow shirt at the back etc… - all makes for quite exiting composition… The arrow direction? - the last thing I would notice…)
:)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Photographer
Because most people here are of the impression that taking pictures of city folk
sitting around drinking coffee, or talking on their cellphones is Street Photography.

:D
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:iconigorbekker:
IgorBekker Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Oh, sorry to say, I seem to be one of them… :)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Photographer
:lol:
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:iconjeanmark:
jeanmark Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Still a good shot though! :-)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
thinking out of the box.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
...or several boxes. :D
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
I feel terrible that we've taken this street.
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
This is a street one, definitely (in my opinion of course, and I know I'm as right as you on this one) with or without the arrow. :)
There is lot worse accepted in the street groups, by the way.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
I respect your opinion - you know I do. Wait... lemme think.
Yep, I definitely respect your opinion! :D

I also agree 100% about the kind of stuff that sometimes gets accepted in our Street groups.
But hey, nobody's perfect. We are all human after all. We too can make bad judgements.
And you know what the worst part is?
A majority of nasties showing up in our galleries were put there by the group admins themselves.
They have the power and they are taking full advantage of it.
I won't say their names, but despite my constant reminders via note asking them to be more selective about what they submit to the group, they continue to post one doozer after another.
They even get all upset, keeping a low profile for a while - say a few days, and then they're back at it; posting even more doozers after another! :disbelief:

But having said that, there's one TSF Contributor in particular whose name I have no shame in mentioning is Jan - *lightdrafter.
Actually, I'm rather proud to give him a shout out.

When he was invited (not by me) to join TSF as Contributor, he would post a couple of good shots here and there; every now and then.
But what followed next was a series of god awful images ( he's sooo gonna kill me for saying this :XD: ) showing up in our group galleries.
So I sent him a few notes about being more selective and not posting own works in excess - stuff like that.
Then one day, BOOM!
This guy does a complete 360 and turns into a Street photographer par excellence! :omg:

So the moral of the story is:

Well? Go on. Tell me what the moral of the story is? ;)
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
The moral is that everybody sees it, feels it, touches it in their own way, and that people should be pushed to do better ;)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
BRAVO!!! :clap:



I'm sooo stealing your line, btw. ;)
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
My line?
Gimme my line back!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
Sorry. I am no speak the ingleesh. :shrug:
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
No problème mon frère!
Parlons en franzaise!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
Français?
Désolé. Je ne parle pas français. :sprint:
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May 24, 2013, 7:35:57 PM
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