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Challenge: Partners (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: La Grama
Date: May 31, 2008
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2008

Last week I had to travel to northern Peru for work, and took my ph gear hoping to have a chance to shoot a starry night sky or an interesting old couple for the Tuesday challenges. No luck at all with weather, but I knew I couldnít find better subjects for this challenge when I saw this old miner and his wife in a crowded rural flea market. The only issue was to compose the shot in the middle of a BUSY place and bg, while setting the sb800 in manual mode for fill light.

About processing, I chose duotone and was tempted to clone out a piece of the roof in the upper right (just the tip, to avoid the intersection with the lady's hat), but was afraid to break the editing rules. Just a little manual hdr for the sky and the usual stuff. I really like this image. Hopefully a 6.5+, but you never know in dpc.

Thanks to everyone for your votes and nice comments.

I DEDICATE THIS RIBBON TO OUR MATE SEANíS MEMORY AND FAMILY.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 153
Avg (all users): 7.3981
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.6735
Avg (non-participants): 7.3174
Views since voting: 8422
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 216
Comments: 53
Favorites: 15 (view)


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02/12/2009 06:55:15 PM
Wow! This is gorgeous - I was searching images with this lens and found this. Nice shot!!
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06/14/2008 04:25:47 PM
Very strong image, excellent B&W, congrats !
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06/14/2008 11:17:09 AM
Stunning photo. Congratulations on the Red, it is well deserved.
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06/14/2008 01:16:53 AM
This is a great photo on so many levels...photographically and interpersonally! Warms my heart to see people honoring marriage as it should be one man..., one woman..., for life... :)
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06/13/2008 08:34:00 PM
Congratulations on the Ribbon and a fantastic image!!! Great photography!
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06/13/2008 07:40:10 PM
Hi Alfredo, Congrats on the ribbon! Great capture. Good to see South America on the front page. Danny
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06/13/2008 09:42:41 AM
Alfredo, think photo is absolutely AMAZING! I'm really glad you didn't clone out the little area of roof, as I think it adds atmosphere and sense of place to the image. one of the most evocative I've seen for a long time. Congratulations!
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06/12/2008 10:52:23 AM
This is really, really good. Congrats on the ribbon, but moreso congrats on a fine portrait of very real people. Excellent work.
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06/11/2008 07:42:52 PM
Well done mate and thanks again for the kudos, it really meant a lot. J
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06/11/2008 06:48:08 PM
Congrats Alfredo, anoother top notch shot. Well deserving.
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06/11/2008 06:13:12 PM
This pic stands out among the zillions I've seen on DPC. Great shot. Adding to favs.
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06/11/2008 05:31:30 PM
an extremely impressive photograph & i love your sepia process ..
a powerful image in every way ..
congratulations on your very well deserved ribbon .. :)

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06/11/2008 04:37:37 PM
Congratulations on another well deserved and beautifully processed image. You keep outdoing yourself, nice to have a new profile page image, I'm sure.
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06/11/2008 02:33:26 PM
this is a mind blowing photo! I didnt have a chance to vote in this challenge, but when I saw this on the homepage I was just stunned! This is fantastic. The story you tell with this photo is great. I didnt even notice the roof intersecting with her hat until you mentioned it. I like the duotone, takes us to another time. Great job!
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06/11/2008 01:27:00 PM
I love this, what is it about the faces of individuals so different from our own that sets them apart as a great subject to capture??
the eyes faces, & the expressions speak volumes and I think the duotones did this justice, although I always tend to favor the original, complete with "flaws" and reality of what we saw.

you were lucky to meet this pair, not for the photo op per se,but for the chance to interact and exchange a bit of yourselves in the process of photgraphing them.

Bravo Alfredo!
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06/11/2008 12:07:21 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. That is a great couple. :)
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06/11/2008 09:04:50 AM
I just knew that these were peruvians as soon as I saw them. I travelled there 2 years ago and just fell in love. Beautiful shot. Well done!
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06/11/2008 08:12:14 AM
Fantastic capture, I love their facial expressions, well done on your ribbon, congratulations!
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06/11/2008 05:50:39 AM
Alfredo! Wonderful RED ribbon winner! Congrats...what great expressions
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06/11/2008 05:38:47 AM
Fabulous image - the details and life that you have captured in those faces is outstanding! A wonderful tribute to life together
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06/11/2008 03:46:50 AM
Lovely shot - I always feel humble seeing people from this area - life is so tough for them, and it reflects in their faces. I am glad I live in Britain - I am 60, and retired early, and I have a pension - I don't know how old this couple is, but he seems to have to work, and I can't imagine how I would manage in his situation. I wish it were better for them. Thanks for showing this image, it makes me want to do something to improve things there - any ideas, anyone? I think the toning is just perfectly right, and personally, I think the roof on the right sets the place more exactly - with it gone, it harder to place them, with it, I can almost see the street they live on
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06/11/2008 03:19:55 AM
Outstanding shot and processing, congrats on the red
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06/11/2008 03:14:44 AM
Superb! VERY Well done all the way around. Well deserved - congrats
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06/11/2008 01:46:00 AM
Awesome shot,gave this a 9. I knew it would do really well. Congrats !!
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06/11/2008 12:44:50 AM
This is indeed a very strong image, so glad it did well. Huge congrats on your well deserved ribbon, Alfredo.
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06/11/2008 12:22:57 AM
This is such a strong photograph. Something in it speaks volumes of these two individuals. Brilliant!!! Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/11/2008 12:13:15 AM
Congratulations, Alfredo! Very deserved recognition for a new sample of your photographic eye.
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06/11/2008 12:08:44 AM
Congratulations on the great image and well deserved ribbon brother !!!
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06/11/2008 12:07:07 AM
I Love this image, and was one of your many 10's. So glad to see this on the front page! Congratulations!
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06/11/2008 12:06:53 AM
Awesome photo!! Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2008 11:37:53 PM
Nice detail on their faces. Their expressions are also nice.
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06/09/2008 10:44:21 PM
Great characters. Proof that you start looking like the other partner after this many years being together. Good luck!
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06/08/2008 11:09:36 PM
They are rugged but look quite sweet.
Great contrast, super portrait.
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06/08/2008 09:12:35 AM
Amazing capture full of character.
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06/07/2008 06:47:58 PM
Woah! Nice! (10)
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06/07/2008 06:27:04 PM
Wow! What a great shot! Great expressions, good choice to go b&W, there is nothing I don't like about it. imho this should ribbon. You've got my 10...
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06/06/2008 09:34:33 AM
Great photo, with good contrast and value
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06/05/2008 04:22:20 PM
I think you have a shot at a ribbon w/this shot. Nice work. expressions are priceless.
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06/05/2008 01:11:41 PM
too good. 10.
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06/05/2008 12:23:11 PM
Top five for sure; should ribbon though. Great picture in all aspects.
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06/05/2008 09:56:16 AM
10 from me
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06/05/2008 02:27:08 AM
Top 5. Love the contrast and tones. If only the woman was looking at the camera.
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06/04/2008 11:59:15 PM
wonderful, nice tones, fantastic subjects , 9
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06/04/2008 03:41:38 PM
Wow, very nice. If the roof in the upper right wasn't there I would not have anything to complain about :)
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06/04/2008 02:51:31 PM
Wonderful study. Where was it taken?
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06/04/2008 02:35:49 PM
Exquisite!
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06/04/2008 01:33:36 PM
oh, this is fantastic! Sepia works perfect. Very good processing here. also like the composition. And they look so lovely! One of the best in challenge! - Good luck!
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06/04/2008 01:32:45 PM
lovely portrait
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06/04/2008 11:39:51 AM
Now those are faces that have seen a lot of living, very nice shot.
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06/04/2008 11:15:50 AM
great portrait with two great subjects. very good the tones, your choice for the black and white is perfect. 10
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06/04/2008 10:13:02 AM
Such a great photo! My fav! 10
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06/04/2008 04:58:59 AM
This has so much character and it just a great candid to view.........
I really LOVE it and give it top marks.......... 10
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06/04/2008 04:08:05 AM
Great portrait. The dramatic sky in the background accentuates their strength...
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