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Afternoon at the river 01 by Ciril Afternoon at the river 01 by Ciril
I personally think that my best kind of photography is photojournalism - people.
I want to present you one series or story of about 20 photos with title: Afternoon at the river
please visit: [link]

Some of you know that I took part at international photographic workshop in Slovenia called Fotopub [link] . It is an amazing workshop!! There were about 16 exhebitions of really great photographers (hehe i also had one), several world famoues photographers were there (also one ex-magnum photographer)....there were lectures all the time...and all kind of courses....photo sessions.... each participant had mentors and.... you know we lived 7 days with photography.... :)

So one of the stories or projects that I had done there was a story "Afternoon at the river".

All photos were taken in one afternoon. To be more exactly in 4-5 hours! But the best shots were taken in the last hour. Why? Well imagine a photographer jumping around swimmers at the river and taking pictures of them. People would be shocked right? Well I had a great mentor overthere (Balazs Gardi) who teached me how to destroy that obstacle between subject and yourself. anyway I succeeded and I actually get a very nice relation with those swimmers... they trusted me after while. Firstly there reactions were very like what do you want and so.... but finaly they accepted me. And when poeple do that you win!

Remember what Robert Capa used to say: Your pictures are not good enough if you are not close enough. ;)

I am very proud on this collection... I suprised my self in fact. And I have also received excellent opinions from mentors, photographers, editors...

About this picture:
this girl was running and i came closer to take a picture. as soon she saw me she changed her direction. luckily i captured her in a very interesting pose.
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:iconnikitash:
nikitash Featured By Owner May 25, 2006   Photographer
you are really talented!!! you caught the good moment!
congratulations for this awesome picture!!
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95101 Featured By Owner May 2, 2006   Writer
The quote is ""If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough," I believe, and this is a interesting shot. Very in-the-moment.
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EikonPhotoGrafx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005   Photographer
thats just too cool, i love shooting kids, the pure innocents...
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ElbsFootsteps Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
this is great1 i adore the expresion on her face :D
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bowlingforrainbows Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
I looked at the entire series ... :faint: Amazing work. Some of your best yet, I only wish you posted a few more here.
Sometimes words just aren't enough - but know that I enjoyed the series thoroughly, some of the photographs easily slipped into my all-time favourites.
You've got a gift and you use it well :hug:
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Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005  Professional Photographer
:hug:

i am not sure if this is kind of photography to post on DA. those photos don`t work so well as single shots i think.
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bowlingforrainbows Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
You should make a book out of them :faint: I would be first in line to buy it ;)
It is a truly amazing series. I just looked through it again today. Definitely my favourite work from you!
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WhitePathos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
Great serie......Fantastic...:clap: :clap:
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art-o Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Great compose and made me smile...so for both reason - itīs good!
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ennil Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
I don't know where to being. But when I looked at this image I immediatly thought Sally Mann, a fabulous photographer whom I admire greatly and this image matches her style greatly. Yet I must say, this is totally you, the journalistic aproach, the people, the somewhat familiar look. The composition is incredibly nice and the fact tat thie girl is just a little out of focus makes is almost unoticeable and even gives a little interest to the photograph, it has a sense of reality and a sense of togetherness. The thing is, if the girl was in focus this would have been much more of a portrait, it could have even been a color portrat where the main point was the girl leaving everything out of the frame. This picture with the family in the background in focus, leaves the picture up to interpretation, you get a story out of the family in the background. And in the end you get a beautiful B&W picture with all the elements. The slight tilt of the frame also helped the compostion a lot, that's a very good detail. And the last thing that I can say about this picture is the smile on the girl's face, such a wonderful, natural, real smile. It makes me feel comfortable inside. Yep this picture makes me feel comfortable.
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Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005  Professional Photographer
you have just written one of the best comments i have received recently. thank you! :hug:
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Phmall-iota Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
Someone looks like theyre going to have fun!
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NA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
Great serie. The moments you capture are loveable. =)
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paintedfingers Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutly adorable. :)
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Gonzale Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
great :) the focus thing mentionned by seanfl is one of the things i like, in fact.
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:iconciril:
Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
thanks. :)
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dam-yan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
Realy like your story (photos) "Afternoon at the river", well I.m quite immpressed, well done!
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:iconciril:
Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
thx!
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marecki Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good natural photo showing people.
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FigoTheCat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:o some fantastic images in your collection from that day.. just about every shot with a barrel in it, the child urinating, the child bent over on the swingset, etc .. they're all great. I have to disagree with capa though :p I enjoy shooting wide to include background.. you clearly have some great wide shots in the gallery as well, so you must not be completely taken with that philosophy ;) bravo, it sounds like the workshop was a wonderful experience.
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Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
thanks for your nice comment!
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phobyte Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005   Photographer
I really like this one. Good mood, good feeling...
I've seen the complete serie on your site and it is realy interesting I think. A lot of good photos in 5 hours.
I also saw the gallery and I think that the better section is "portraits". In general, I think you are VERY good in taking shots of people (the fashion gallery is good too...)
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Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
thank you!!
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kozlik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
Cute :glomp:
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:iconwillko:
willko Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
Very nice. Did you add those vignettes to the bottom corners?
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:iconciril:
Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
no.
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fade-out Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
i already told you some weeks ago how much i love this series!
its really fascinating!
and yeah, making selections sucks :D
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:iconciril:
Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
thanks mate.
yeah it is hard...
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seanfl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005   Photographer
composition is very strong. You have two elements bringing the image together. However I am very bothered by the soft focus of the girl, she is just not sharp.
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Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
thanks mate!
yeah i also wasnt sure about it firstly...but i think it adds something to the motion... hm i dont know.
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seanfl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005   Photographer
don't worry about it. I think the image is very strong.
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coxi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
that's a really good one.

allready found it on your website!
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:iconciril:
Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Professional Photographer
cool.
and what do you think about my website. i want to hear your opinion. be honest... ;)
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coxi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
i like it. it shows something more of your character i guess. what you should improve is quality over quantity.

i know you'd like to show it all.. but reduce it a little. makes a better impression to the visitors !
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Ciril Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Professional Photographer
i see. i heard that from many people and i agree. less is more right? :) but the fact is that i already worked hard to make that selection. i think i still need more self criticism to make better selection.
thx for the opinion.
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coxi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
well.. you can have many on your site but the quality should be the same level. it's hard i know but that's the only way to develope.

good luck !
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95101 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005   Writer
I checked out your website. Enjoyed the entire series. Well done, ciril.
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Virgopea6 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005   Photographer
i love the composition
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groundzer0 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
this pic is cute... nice shot!
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ganooov Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005   Photographer
awesome as always :).
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