Tough Guy

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 24 October 2017 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Flashback to when Toronto hosted the G20. Hardly an easy thing to police and safeguard, and I have respect for law enforcement when it doesn't impinge upon civil rights (which it did several times over during this particular summit)... it was an eye opening experience to see my safe and recognizable streets become something distinctly "other", and it offered my camera a lot of photo fodder.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Very impressive and good post-processing !

24 Oct 2017 7:33am

@Anna Cherer: Thank you, Anna.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

My advice would be to politely agree to any request !

24 Oct 2017 7:53am

@Ronnie 2¢: This kind of body language tends to say it all.

maurizio from trieste, Italy

In Fear We Trust

24 Oct 2017 8:18am

@maurizio: Indeed. The sad new global currency.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique ta phot;o et superbe traitement !5*

24 Oct 2017 8:39am

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup, Martine.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, they look really tough !

24 Oct 2017 9:42am

@Hiro: Marchers were proceeding by the thousands toward and past police headquarters, and these officers were extra "showy" on that block to discourage any trouble, I suppose.

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

A great capture and post processing .. scary enough.

24 Oct 2017 12:18pm

@farNaaz50: Thanks.

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture that documents how conditons change in our cities to match temporary conditons.

24 Oct 2017 12:35pm

@Don: Thanks for having a look, Don.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

LVE the B&W. It emphasizes the gravity of the situation. Fabulous portrait and mood.

24 Oct 2017 2:26pm

@Ruthiebear: I took so many frames under various conditions and found the black and white approach best for most... thanks for the feedback.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of the attitude !

24 Oct 2017 4:53pm

@Mhelene: "Attitude" is the apropos word. Thank you!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I remember this Rick. A great and somewhat intimidating portrait

24 Oct 2017 5:10pm

@grouser: Yes, one from my first stint on Am3. Thanks for redoubling the original feedback!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bon travail

24 Oct 2017 6:14pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I thought this may have looked a bit familiar. Even before "Rick's Redux", I believe. Interesting how they somehow appear miniaturized here. I love the strong contrasts that bring out the zip ties.

24 Oct 2017 6:18pm

@Steven: Yes sir, one of quite a few shots I will post under the redux "artistic licence", ha ha... thanks again, Steven!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing shot & treatment!

24 Oct 2017 7:13pm

@omid: Thanks very much.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Good capture.

25 Oct 2017 2:08am

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