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Marine Iguana
a flower started shining in night for flash of light
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
Male Great Frigatebird
Morning on the bluff
Sunset on the Sea of Gaza City beach
American Flamingo
Morning ride in Ireland
Dimorphic Egret
Nazca Booby
Courtship Boobies
Invitation
Sifaka and Moon
Sunset on the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock.
Sifaka Mother & Baby
A humming bird
Humming Bird
A butterfly wing in macro view
Sand
Fall colors and Sunset
Down Home Blues
Down Home Blues
Down Home Blues
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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On the day the photograph was taken,I purposely took my camera with me,intending to scout interesting shots,knowing the street I'd be passing through has some interesting details.Quite by chance and with utter wonder,i noticed a mannequin arm/hand waving from a window of an apartment building.Plants could also bee seen in the interior so the place must have been occupied by tenants with a pulse as well,not just this immortal anthropomorphic entity.I was reminded of the use of mannequins in Italian giallo films and also general art direction in Polanski's Repulsion,which is why I chose to produce the photo in black and white.I find the image to be alluring and inviting,and not just for literal reasons.My cynical imagination sees noir undertones in this,but perhaps this prop is just a quirky person's way to greet passengers.

TAGS: Belgrade, Camp, Cityscape, Doll, Serbia, Urban, Window

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Belgrade, Serbia
Member since 2017
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Copyright:
© Rastko Vidović.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Filed Under: Travel
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Oct. 23, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Focal Length: 59.8mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO250
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