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Montréal, Canada


America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream.
The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence.
The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to
a control system set up by the non-dreamers.

- William S. Burroughs

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Ping and Pong

Nikon D50
1/80s f/4.5 at 18.0mm ISO400 full exif

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aadia 07-Jul-2006 00:11
It reminds me of The man that owned the Buick 8 in "From a Buick 8" by Stephen King.
Guest 31-Jan-2006 18:58
Estas creando estilo, me gusta
Ana Carloto O'Shea31-Jan-2006 15:39
Super cool!! Congratulations on this one. You were really creative here.
Ray :)31-Jan-2006 00:04
Like a detective.
Great vision...
Guest 30-Jan-2006 08:27
man, u r soooo coooool....
Jose Paulo Andrade29-Jan-2006 15:46
Excelent this one!!
shatterbug29-Jan-2006 04:56
Outstanding! GMV!
KimKong29-Jan-2006 01:07
He he, nice one! almost like the hat is supported by the book.
Anna Pagnacco29-Jan-2006 00:33
Excellent in all aspects! Anna
Andrea Aschedamini28-Jan-2006 22:52
love your hat ;-))
Guenter Eh28-Jan-2006 12:53
The sign of Craig Persel! Great - the hat on the book cover and the "real" Persel hat! And yes - a great element in this comp is the diagonal sharing the picture in two parts. Outstanding comp and perfect done in beautiful b+w tones!
Karen Stuebing28-Jan-2006 12:50
I feel like hiding after reading that quote too. :) Great SP and b/w. Speaks volumes.
Luc VN28-Jan-2006 10:21
Good use of B&W, nice light and compo.
natisunber28-Jan-2006 09:16
ltolksdorf28-Jan-2006 07:58
The photo makes me laughing, the subtitle turn me to thinking but the hat on the cover of the book brings me back to smiling (thanks god).
Gary Winters28-Jan-2006 06:24
Terrific SP!
Gayle P. Clement28-Jan-2006 04:55
The composition is awesome. I love the diagonal. GMV
Chris28-Jan-2006 04:16
Ah, your inspiration. Man, you got that diagonal perfectly from corner to corner, too.
jude28-Jan-2006 03:46
LOL! I had no idea!
Interesting what we all read.. you look so mysterious
Steve H28-Jan-2006 03:21
[unbaits breath] - obviously you pulled it off ;0) This is very Persel - thematically clever and graphically spot-on. Love the way the diagonal behind you bisects the frame. Vote.
René Lortie28-Jan-2006 02:05
Dreamers are dangerous: they can make things change... Martin Luther King had a dream.
Great SP!
Dan Chusid28-Jan-2006 01:50
Nice SP!
Cheryl28-Jan-2006 01:40
I do see a great gallery evolving!
Guest 28-Jan-2006 01:25
LOL! Bravo. Great interpretation of this idea.
This series of SP with books is really good, so far!
I hope others do it too ;-)
Adrian Reilly28-Jan-2006 01:04
great shot Craig, is that you on the cover, a similar hat, aH I see you have purchased the D50, wise choice, dont keep the body open for long if changing lenses and whatever you do dont touch the mirror or sensor. I have afew annoying blobs on mine which are starting to show on the pics, I wish someone had told me this.
Guest 28-Jan-2006 00:49
Love it. Your self portrait series is creative, evoking and fun! Like the square crop on this btw - v nice choice.
George - Omiros Christakos28-Jan-2006 00:30
Another stylish photo with the famous hat. Bravo Craig. V.
Steve England28-Jan-2006 00:26
There's that hat again..
Guest 28-Jan-2006 00:21
'The answer to any question will be revealed when you stop asking questions'. Also Bill. His departure is another notch on the pounding gavel of non-dreamers. Nice photo:)
Michel CORBOZ28-Jan-2006 00:12
Belle trouvaille!
...duncan28-Jan-2006 00:05
Man you do have style. This is three times better than mine.
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