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January Challenge - Informal Portrait of a Stranger.

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This is one of a beggar in Rome last year. I haven't uploaded it in any library yet though. 

 

I asked him for directions and then seeing he had a great photogenic face asked if he minded his photo being taken. Was 1€ OK? Nope. 2€ please! Absolutely :)

 

Hope it counts  :unsure:

 

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Two Euros well spent Jules, but in the spirit of the competition, I feel that only Alamy images should be eligible. Fear not however, as there is plenty of time for you to upload and keyword your shot before the deadline.

 

 

This competition has been going for a very long time, and it has never been a requirement that only Alamy images are eligible . . . only Alamy contributors. It was started so as to inspire, not restrict, and I for one hope it remains so.

 

dd

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Your rules when you run the competition Dusty, but the onerous task lies with me at the moment.

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Here's one from me.

 

I had to get in close as there were about 100 Indian children wanting to be in the shot!

 

John.

 

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Close-up of an Old woman of Devpura tribe India

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Your rules when you run the competition Dusty, but the onerous task lies with me at the moment.

 

This is one rule you should have stated at the beginning Bryan, given that, as Mr Dingo says, the rule has never been applied to any previous incarnation of the competition.

 

Alan

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Not that I often enter but I must say I've always taken it to be for Alamy images but perhaps that's because most of mine are nowhere else.

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One from me..

 

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Another one...

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And Finally...

street-performer-in-traditional-highland

 

 

Lynne

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portrait-of-a-cowboy-at-the-western-days

 

DCTNJ6  Cowboy

 

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BRD3TC  Masai Woman

 

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CTX16B  Masai Children

 

I changed my choice on this last one because the watermark was covering too much of a child's face. The face is kind of important in a portrait.

 

Paulette

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I don't really want to start a debate, but I think that Bryan is correct in saying that we should stick with Alamy images only.

 

After all, this is Alamy.

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My three ones.

 

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Puducherry. India

 

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La Habana. Cuba.

 

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Kochi, India

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I don't really want to start a debate, but I think that Bryan is correct in saying that we should stick with Alamy images only.

 

After all, this is Alamy.

 

The issue is not whether images should be restricted to Alamy - if that's the rule, that's the rule. The issue is that this has never been the rule and it isn't really fair to tell people they've broken a rule that has never been stated.

 

Alan

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I do not have portraits per se but people pictures three of which I enter below in the spirit of the competition.

 

 

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Man busking.

 

 

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Bus driver waiting to go on shift

 

 

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Two young ladies busking.

 

Sorry they are not real portraits.

 

Allan

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Meet Cedric, aboriginal busker and street performer.  A stranger when I took the pic a few years back and now model released!

 

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I do not have portraits per se but people pictures three of which I enter below in the spirit of the competition.

 

 

Sorry they are not real portraits.

 

Allan

 

They look fine to me Alan.

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My three:

 

Ali Smith, author

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Market seller, France

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Gay Pride, Nottingham 2014

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I do not have portraits per se but people pictures three of which I enter below in the spirit of the competition.

 

 

Sorry they are not real portraits.

 

Allan

 

They look fine to me Alan.

 

 

Thank you Bryan.

 

Allan

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This from the Remembrance Day service in London several years ago.

 

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Wow! Nice face, nice peaceful expression, nice light...

 

Congratulations Sheila.

Thanks Olivier.  He certainly is photogenic.

Sheila

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An impression of a bird

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The bird feeder...

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The street performer...

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Quirkiness at its best Russell - I love that first shot.  :)

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Russell's "street performer" above. Do you think someone was winding her up?

 

Allan

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Russell's "street performer" above. Do you think someone was winding her up?

 

 

It's the key to getting a good photograph...

 

Alan

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