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Impromptu Street Party

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:03 pm

Old Compton Street, Soho, London.

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Re: Impromptu Street Party

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:56 pm

No comment for improvement...well captured with a steady hand and wonderfully presented.

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Re: Impromptu Street Party

Postby Charles Haacker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:17 pm

Wonderful! True "Street." As Frank said, I see nothing that could be "improved." (My gosh they even have an ice bucket!) :thumbup:
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Re: Impromptu Street Party

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:32 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:Wonderful! True "Street." As Frank said, I see nothing that could be "improved." (My gosh they even have an ice bucket!) :thumbup:


The LGBT community sure know how to party :dance:
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Re: Impromptu Street Party

Postby LindaShorey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:32 pm

The motion blur emphasizes the feeling of this being a "blink and it's lost" moment. There are interesting details to discover, too: the tipped wine glass on the ground, the tiny dog, the plaid bag. I find myself wanting to know more about these young men's lives.

(edit - gheesh, three more comments were left while I was struggling with getting my thoughts into print, lol. How time flies!)
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Re: Impromptu Street Party

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Thanks Linda, if you see my reply to Chuck you will understand a little more about these young men's lives.
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Re: Impromptu Street Party

Postby LindaShorey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:48 pm

Graham Smith wrote:Thanks Linda, if you see my reply to Chuck you will understand a little more about these young men's lives.


Yes, I intuited some aspects from the image :) I was thinking more in broad strokes, I guess, such as social integration/acceptance, employment, or if this is just a happy Saturday night "on the town"
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Re: Impromptu Street Party

Postby Charles Haacker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:59 pm

Humans is humans. I like to say that no one is special but everyone is unique. Why in the world should I dislike or even hate you because... I'm no better than you and you are no better than me. I'm 75 and as flaming liberal as they come, but at my age I suppose some folks tend to assume I must be conservative simply because I'm old. But I was raised conservative so there y'go. :|
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Re: Impromptu Street Party

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:00 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Graham Smith wrote:Thanks Linda, if you see my reply to Chuck you will understand a little more about these young men's lives.


Yes, I intuited some aspects from the image :) I was thinking more in broad strokes, I guess, such as social integration/acceptance, employment, or if this is just a happy Saturday night "on the town"


I think the latter applies :)
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Re: Impromptu Street Party

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:19 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:Humans is humans. I like to say that no one is special but everyone is unique. Why in the world should I dislike or even hate you because... I'm no better than you and you are no better than me. I'm 75 and as flaming liberal as they come, but at my age I suppose some folks tend to assume I must be conservative simply because I'm old. But I was raised conservative so there y'go. :|


Hey! Don't bring politics into this! :rofl:

That's because conservatism and liberalism have somewhat different meanings over here and I might get confused :stop: :D
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