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There are times,
when the smallest task
needs contemplation;
 
when the obvious way forward
might not be so wise, or may
present unimagined trials or failure;
 
when a pause
to reflect on what is real,
and what is illusion…
 
would occupy a mere moment, and
yet be worth so much more
than arriving on time.

 
-Rhoufi


Candid Street Photography
Hamer Hall, Southbank, Melbourne

Same man, multiple exposures, composite image.
For the pure fun of it,
and for the spirit of Le Sejourner

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street photography, photomontage, candid, b w, melbourne, hamer hall, reflectionism, alone, photomanipulation

To reveal art and conceal the artist,
is art’s aim.

Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiover 1 year ago

     

  • There are times,
    when the smallest task
    needs contemplation;
     
    when the obvious way forward
    might not be so wise, or may
    present unimagined trials or failure;
     
    when a pause
    to reflect on what is real,
    and what is illusion…
     
    would occupy a mere moment, and
    yet be worth so much more
    than arriving on time.

     
    -Rhoufi


    Candid Street Photography
    Hamer Hall, Southbank, Melbourne

    Same man, multiple exposures, composite image.
    For the pure fun of it,
    and for the spirit of Le Sejourner

    – Rhoufi

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 1 year ago

    Uber cool Rhoufi!!

  • Heh, heh – whatever he was up to really suited me :-) Thanks Georgie.

    – Rhoufi

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 1 year ago

    I love just for the fun of it pics :)
    This is wonderful, I LOVE IT!!!

  • Thank you Maree, I must admit I jumped out of my chair when I realized what I could do with it. There’s a third shot with him on the stairs, but two was enough :-)

    – Rhoufi

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Lol, it’s looking as if he’s chewing his fingernails in indecision and that makes this a great “shot”, Bernard. Maybe he’s wondering where grasping that handrail will take him and if it’s somewhere he’s prepared to go! He does look a bit worried.

  • To be honest, I couldn’t work out what he was up to – it was all indecision as far as I could see. He wandered off with some tourists after a while, and I saw him again later, but he always looked worried!!

    – Rhoufi

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Lol! he needed to sit down with a hot sweet cuppa to calm the nerves.

  • He sure was edgy ;-)

    – Rhoufi

  • Cecily  Graham
    Cecily Grahamover 1 year ago

    Wow !! well done Bernard . . . transported with indecision . . . . .this goes in my favorite of all favorites pile :-) :-) Cecily

  • Oh thank you Cecily.. what a compliment. I wish RB had a system of 5-stars si I could rate my favourites too. Thank you so much.

    – Rhoufi

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasover 1 year ago

    This is so SUPER…I could just scream!! Rhoufi…I truly do LOVE this
    I keep looking in hopes that somehow I can figure it out…
    Alas, I share his bewilderment HA!
    Good work, you. Good to see you working again.
    As ever, a fierce peace for you,
    ~sass

  • Oh Sass, what a great comment. I am so pleased it has confounded you, ha! LOL.
    What I love about it is how confusing it is with such little work – because I don’t have Photoshop I just used PAINT (remember that old program) to just cut him from one photo and paste him into another, and that was it. I have no patience for hours of doddling in PS.
    And a fierce thank you to you cara – it’s good to be up where the air is thin ;-)

    – Rhoufi

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingover 1 year ago

    Whoa. This is brilliant. And fascinating. AND fun.

  • Thanks Robin, it was fun, I don’t normally do composites but since I had both images I couldn’t resist. I’ll BMail you.

    – Rhoufi

  • Ivan Kemp
    Ivan Kempover 1 year ago

    Great image Rhoufi. He has a certain Frank Woodley look about him. Great composition!!!

  • Ha Ivan! Frank Woodley… I knew you were from Melbourne straight away. Thanks heaps.

    – Rhoufi

  • Berns
    Bernsover 1 year ago

    Brilliantly done, rather amusing too! Not a hope I could ever create something like this!

  • Dear Berns, it was easier than it looks… and I believe you could. It’s all smoke and mirrors. If you want to try it let me know ;-)

    – Rhoufi

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