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Challenge: Free Study 2016-05 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Date: May 31, 2016
Galleries: Portraiture, Street
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2016


[Jun. 7th, 2016 11:19:40 PM]

You never know who you'll find in any given train car. Sometimes you are lucky and find an interesting gentleman with piercing eyes basking in the flattering fluorescent train light. My daughter asked, "how did you get so creepily close?" That's your only choice in the close train quarters. I was especially lucky to find him on a short train ride the last day of the month when I had nothing much ready for the free study.

Wow. My first blue ribbon on a Free Study. It's a happy birthday gift for me.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 110
Avg (all users): 7.0533
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0182
Avg (non-participants): 7.1500
Views since voting: 808
Views during voting: 133
Votes: 75
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/12/2016 03:27:05 PM
Great image Mark. I have always admired all the B&W train and city photos you have posted. Please keep them coming!
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06/11/2016 01:06:00 PM
wonderful Mark!
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06/10/2016 06:20:34 AM
Marvelous image. I appreciate your explanation to Penny's question too. It gives a nice context to go with the superb image. Congrats on the blue.
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06/09/2016 08:40:16 AM
Congratulations Mark! Beautiful silver portrait.
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06/08/2016 08:31:02 PM
Such a powerful portrait. Such a well-deserved ribbon. And quite an accomplishment in a FS.

And happy birthday, again :)
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06/08/2016 05:39:36 PM
Congratulations Mark! You have become the specialist at this type of photography.
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06/08/2016 04:28:15 PM
Congrats Mark, beautiful shot! And belated happy birthday :)
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06/08/2016 02:03:26 PM
Originally posted by PennyClick:

I'm curious to know if you generally, and specifically in this case, use a remote control for your camera, so the act of taking the image is less obvious to those around you?

I do not use a remote. I was standing with the camera hanging from the strap around my neck. My hands were resting on top. The camera is nearly silent.
06/08/2016 12:55:26 PM
Originally posted by markwiley:

Originally posted by tate:

I don't know how set up this is - but the expression and eyes are fantastic and emotive. 8

Not set up. Lucky candid.


Such an amazing shot. A poignant expression that left me curious about what he was thinking.

I'm curious to know if you generally, and specifically in this case, use a remote control for your camera, so the act of taking the image is less obvious to those around you?
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06/08/2016 10:53:49 AM
What a stunning shot. Just wow. Don't blame it on luck - you had to recognize this situation and capture it perfectly.
And btw: Happy Birthday!
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06/08/2016 10:44:27 AM
It's classically beautiful Mark. Thank you.
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06/08/2016 10:36:06 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved blue, Mark. Amazing candid, particularly considering the proximity. Thank god for chance encounters and small cameras.
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06/08/2016 09:24:48 AM
I can imagine a mass-transit themed photo book in your future. :)
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06/08/2016 08:24:45 AM
On my very first photography workshop, my teacher told me that if you shoot an image where you can then count the subjects eyelashes, you've done a most excellent job. Well Mark, you've done just that!

Very brave shot. Can't believe it's your first blue in a FS was sure you'd already achieved that!
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06/08/2016 08:13:59 AM
Amazing as usual. Congrats on the blue Mark!
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06/08/2016 07:53:00 AM
Congratulations on your blue, Mark (and happy birthday)! Excellent portrait.
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06/08/2016 07:51:25 AM
This was a great capture Mark, congrats on the blue!
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06/08/2016 06:47:27 AM
Most excellent image, Mark. He has such a wonderfully expressive face, great eyes. Congrats on your first FS blue. Wish you a very happy birthday
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06/08/2016 04:13:03 AM
Congrats Mark - a nice blue ribbon for your birthday. I gave this a 9 but on reflection I really should have given it a 10:)
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06/08/2016 02:27:58 AM
It was a 10 from me Mark. Fantastic portrait, brilliantly edited.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2016 11:10:54 PM
Originally posted by tate:

I don't know how set up this is - but the expression and eyes are fantastic and emotive. 8

Not set up. Lucky candid.

Message edited by author 2016-06-07 23:18:38.
06/07/2016 01:43:58 PM
8 from me.

So emotive.
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06/07/2016 08:34:08 AM
Great image.
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06/03/2016 08:24:01 AM
Wow - Amazing shot. So deep in thought - Just nicely done. Awesome contrast and light - 9
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06/01/2016 07:42:51 AM
I don't know how set up this is - but the expression and eyes are fantastic and emotive. 8
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