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CHOICES, CHOICES

 

Some midweek fun for you guys that have to go to work 345 days a year unlike some lucky person who happens to have twelve weeks of holiday a year (evil laugh!). This shot was taken - again through sneaky means - at MK Shopping Centre which is very originally(!) called "The Centre". I was sat in a unobstrusive corner, looking through the lens to see what I could capture. And voila! This man walks into my view and stands there just long enough for me to capture the moment and even hypothesise about his circumstances. Hence the title, "Choices, Choices"...

CHOICES, CHOICES

How do we make our choices? What does the way we make our choices tell about us?

From choosing the right fast food menu to choosing what colour shirt to wear in the morning, to choosing the family car to choosing your degree, your career, your partner for life, life is full of choices we are faced with on a daily basis. Some people welcome the opportunity those choices will bring with joy, zest and enthusiasm, both arms wide open; some, on the other hand, fold their arms in a defensive cross on their chest, sulk away at the first sight of a fork in the road they have been so far travelling without a care in the world, afraid of making a choice, a decision that will  take them away from their easy path, from their comfort zone, and make them regret having chosen the road they chose. As Robert Frost (The Road Not Taken) says,

"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

Today make a decision to be more assertive with your decision so you can take whatever life may throw at you on the path that you've chosen, confident and secure in the knowledge that you wouldn't have it any other way, so you never look back at "the road not taken".

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

 

 

CHOICES, CHOICES

 

Some midweek fun for you guys that have to go to work 345 days a year unlike some lucky person who happens to have twelve weeks of holiday a year (evil laugh!). This shot was taken - again through sneaky means - at MK Shopping Centre which is very originally(!) called "The Centre". I was sat in a unobstrusive corner, looking through the lens to see what I could capture. And voila! This man walks into my view and stands there just long enough for me to capture the moment and even hypothesise about his circumstances. Hence the title, "Choices, Choices"...

CHOICES, CHOICES

How do we make our choices? What does the way we make our choices tell about us?

From choosing the right fast food menu to choosing what colour shirt to wear in the morning, to choosing the family car to choosing your degree, your career, your partner for life, life is full of choices we are faced with on a daily basis. Some people welcome the opportunity those choices will bring with joy, zest and enthusiasm, both arms wide open; some, on the other hand, fold their arms in a defensive cross on their chest, sulk away at the first sight of a fork in the road they have been so far travelling without a care in the world, afraid of making a choice, a decision that will  take them away from their easy path, from their comfort zone, and make them regret having chosen the road they chose. As Robert Frost (The Road Not Taken) says,

"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

Today make a decision to be more assertive with your decision so you can take whatever life may throw at you on the path that you've chosen, confident and secure in the knowledge that you wouldn't have it any other way, so you never look back at "the road not taken".

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

 

 

comments (29)

Not fair you get that much holiday.

Interesting shot. Can't make up my mind what to say about it....Choices eh?
  • Fraser
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2006, 00:55
At first I thought he was in the loo. Then I thought that he had been at Burger King a few too many times. A provocative photo.
HA!! Nice one...great use of B&W and colour pinpointing. Like a beacon for bad eating choices! :o)
  • Nate
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2006, 02:07
Again a very well captured moment that lead to a world of thoughts that are all so very true. I don't know what I like better, your images or your words. The words are very true and strong.
  • keith
  • A Brit In Ottawa Canada
  • 12 Apr 2006, 03:28
They do call out like that, I get the eat me eat me cry every time i go near a burger king but never McD's. I have never been a fan of selective colouring unless it is very pale and pastel shades. each to his own though.
Inspiring!
  • tbone
  • 12 Apr 2006, 03:51
very nice how did you get only the sing in color?

Nice

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  • Lore
  • El Salvador
  • 12 Apr 2006, 05:47
hehe!! now i'm getting hungry!!! ;D well, funny photo and nicely done! it communicates directly, he is not watching the Burger king place, but that agree with the title cause he is thinking in choices, his body language communicates that undecision, what to choose?? ;D GREAT PHOTO IN B&W with the "acento de color", i can see it easily for the advertising of it!! ;D well done!!
  • Lore
  • El Salvador
  • 12 Apr 2006, 05:49
by the way!! i love to read all your stories and thoughts that join the photos!!!
Nice capture, Sinem. The selective coloring works well. You telling me something with this shot? smile My big, fat, lazy American ass needs to get off the couch and take a jog? bahaha. I like this one quite a bit. Regards, Brent
Great shot. The selective desaturation makes it great and adds amazing contrast o this image. Maybe you should sell this to the Burger King
  • Emr
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2006, 08:26
I like the way you camped and waited for the bait to come. Good one -- and good composition. Color highlight strikes. smile
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 12 Apr 2006, 08:35
There's a danger of over-using novel techniques until they're done for the sake of it, but here I think you've used it effectively to lift an otherwise mundane shot.

The choice here, I guess, is "should I or shouldn't I?" It would have been cracking, wouldn't it, if there had been two competing companies in shot!
  • The Maven
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Apr 2006, 11:04
Hey! Jide and I had Burger King for lunch yesterday. It was raining, and it was nearby. No choice either.

What's the bin in the lower right trying to say? "Junk food"? wink
  • Micki
  • 12 Apr 2006, 11:06
I love this catch! Looks good in b&w with just colors on the signs!
Really really great shot.I love focal B&W/selective colouring use it often myself but you have done it amazingly well and achieved a really interesting contrast thanks to the presence of more than one colour i.e. blue and yellow and red all in one.I don't know why but without that person in the picture I think the photo would be very bland - so ,great capture.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Apr 2006, 12:06
Great how JUST the Burger King sign is in color. Makes it strong.
Well done...very expressive smile
  • Nicola
  • Germany
  • 12 Apr 2006, 12:41
Love the description to your photo! Nice connection!
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Apr 2006, 14:37
Well done sinem. You still manage to combine shot and words in an all attractive package. Keep up great work. With this image what I particularly like is how we hypothesise what choice he's going to make.. ;-)
  • sk
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2006, 14:37
hmmmmmm.....................
Suby & Sinem: Would appreciate more than a "hmmmm...." comment on Sinem's pic my man. So before I send me boys over to you...... Oh well you know what to do.
Suby (Protector of the sick, poor & downtrodden.)
Nice shot! The selective color looks great, nice processing.
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 12 Apr 2006, 17:48
this is great shot, specialy for me cause i love hamurgers...
smile)
  • CushmoK
  • France
  • 12 Apr 2006, 19:20
Nice processing.. Good work..>Good Shot
argh!! for someone struggling to lose weight this image rings home! i think its a conspiracy u can only get unhealthy food on the cheap. great shot sinem.
  • Wolf
  • Canada
  • 13 Apr 2006, 04:50
Funny pic!, Well done ! smile
  • Dia
  • Greece
  • 13 Apr 2006, 22:49
I really like this pic, its like taken from a cartoon or comic, with the round sign above his head stating what he is thinking right now smile
I always enjoy your words smile
He almost looks like he is peeing! Nicely done (again).
Gorgeous. Excellent shot.

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