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Trepidation on the train
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markwiley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid Portraits II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Date: Dec 24, 2014
Aperture: 2
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture, Street
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2014

On Christmas eve my sister-in-law and I were riding the train. We sat across from this woman that spend several minutes reading a letter.
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My entry was taken after she was done reading -- she is still clutching the letter to her chest.

Thanks for the votes and comments. This is the highest score I have ever gotten on a street photography shot.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 57
Avg (all users): 7.1609
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.1111
Avg (non-participants): 7.1961
Views since voting: 1994
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 87
Comments: 32
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/08/2015 10:53:26 AM
Just got back from camping to find this on the leader board....great job. I love your metro shots.
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01/08/2015 02:43:20 AM
Superb image, many congrats on the blue, Mark.
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01/06/2015 02:21:18 AM
What a superb photo. Well done! Great to also see you in action - I have always been amazed how you can capture these photos on the train in such close proximity to the subjects without their knowledge. Hope you never take up cycling to work:)
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01/05/2015 10:01:41 PM
What a great story to go with it. I wonder what was in the note. Such emotion captured here. Fascinating incidental selfie too. Congrats on the blue!
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01/05/2015 03:49:25 PM
at first I could hardly bear to look at this one. with time the classic composition (echoes of la pieta?) works its magic. but I am helped knowing about the letter and that it was Christmas eve. a hard one to follow.
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01/05/2015 01:07:18 PM
Double post

Message edited by author 2015-01-05 13:08:48.
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01/05/2015 01:07:17 PM
A beautiful moment, perfectly rendered. Congratulations!
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01/05/2015 07:45:39 AM
Congrats Mark; another wonderful candid image.
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01/05/2015 06:25:14 AM
Congratulations - a wonderful picture!
I can see you in the window taking it! And I'm curious about it: Did she notice you taking her picture? Did you ask her in advance or afterwards? I'm just asking because I was wondering about myself in a situation like this. I would probably not have dared to take this shot (another missed chance...)
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01/05/2015 04:49:17 AM
Congrats on the blue. I always enjoy your notes of the photo. I always enjoy your street photography.
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01/05/2015 04:45:49 AM
Congratulations on the blue ! This was the standout shot and my top vote.
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01/05/2015 03:10:30 AM
I looked at this and thought it was yours, as few can capture this type of shot the way you do. Congrats on e blue - didn't doubt that it would be at the top.
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01/05/2015 02:42:39 AM
Love seeing you taking the shot. Congrats on the blue
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01/05/2015 02:31:58 AM
Amazing. Congratulations on the well deserved blue
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01/05/2015 12:43:33 AM
She sure looks worried, great capture.
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01/05/2015 12:24:58 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Wonderful candid.
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01/05/2015 12:17:59 AM
How refreshing to see an honest street photo get the blue! Well deserved, Mark.
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01/05/2015 12:09:51 AM
No surprise to see this on top. Wonderful candid, heavy with "human".
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2015 11:56:42 PM
Best in Show. Well done.
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01/04/2015 11:04:45 PM
The lady next to you was chimping your photo on the LCD screen wasn't she?
Pretty much perfect for the challenge; should do well.
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01/04/2015 08:37:11 PM
Great capture. The anxiety is palpable. Composition, clarity and tones are all excellent. Top 2. (10)
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01/04/2015 02:56:50 PM
Great capture and processing. Interesting reflection of you and the woman sitting next to you who is obviously interested in what you're doing/capturing
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01/04/2015 10:21:48 AM
Well composed photojournalism shot. The look on the subject's face, the setting, the reflections of other passengers, the sign, the newspaper all lend to many elements that engage the viewer. Interesting textures in all the fabrics nicely accented in B&W.
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01/03/2015 06:05:34 PM
Mark? Very nice indeed.
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01/03/2015 03:15:18 PM
i like her expression, the tones and the noise. My personal pref would have been to try to minimize the reflection in post. feels like it draws too much attention away from her
Regardless, a top pic for me.
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01/03/2015 01:54:39 PM
Fantastic candid. Great processing.
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01/02/2015 01:53:59 AM
An awesome shot - my top choice - good luck!
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01/01/2015 07:18:22 PM
Candid and self portrait? Nicely done.
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01/01/2015 02:03:52 PM
best by far 10
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01/01/2015 01:50:24 PM
Stunning as always. Top 3 for me.
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12/30/2014 12:11:48 AM
The no-look shot - yet your seat mate knows what you're up to, though. If she's homeless, someone is doing a good job of helping her out - that's a nice coat and a very nice bag. Excellent candid.
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12/29/2014 06:55:54 AM
Excellent black and white. Love her hands and eyes. Superb challenge entry. 9
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