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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid V (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portraits
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Balboa park, San Diego
Date: Apr 19, 2009
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2009

sorry about the blown-out rim of the hat, but nothing could be done about it in basic.

this was taken during the EarthFair in Balboa Park,San Diego, reportedly the biggest event of its kind (70,000 people!). I had about an hour to scout the place, I'm glad I came across this guy. Quite a character!


Thank you very much for nice comments and votes! oh, and the ribbon, too :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.7525
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.5577
Avg (non-participants): 6.8219
Views since voting: 4310
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 198
Comments: 32
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/04/2009 08:42:04 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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05/02/2009 09:35:22 PM
Cool hat and an interesting expression you captured. Congrats Lev!
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05/02/2009 07:54:50 PM
Love the composition man!
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04/30/2009 03:18:52 PM
The title makes this work LOL
Debbi
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04/29/2009 05:28:45 PM
Originally posted by bucket:

way t go Lev, your work as usual is very 'ribbon' worthy!

thanks Robert!...should I take it as a compliment, or a tongue-in-the-cheek? :) Frankly, I'd much prefer my work to be just worthy rather than "ribbon" worthy :)
04/29/2009 04:34:09 PM
Wonderful candid! Congratulations, Lev.
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04/29/2009 04:22:21 PM
way t go Lev, your work as usual is very 'ribbon' worthy!
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04/29/2009 10:17:17 AM
I'm so proud of the voters. There was a time, when they wouldn't have cared that the photo itself was so powerful that it totally compensates for an understandable technical imperfection -- especially on a candid! I'm so encouraged to see the wisdom in overlooking what you apologized for in the hat rim and awarding this a very deserving first place! Congratulations!
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04/29/2009 09:33:05 AM
Nice going, Lev. This is truly a wonderful portrait.
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04/29/2009 07:36:09 AM
Great! Congrats on the ribbon Lev!
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04/29/2009 03:55:15 AM
excellent! Congrats Lev! : )
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04/29/2009 03:52:56 AM
Congrats Lev!!!!
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04/29/2009 02:59:03 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon Lev.

Great photo
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04/29/2009 01:47:30 AM
fabulous...

congrats!
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04/29/2009 12:59:28 AM
Excellent shot, Lev. The one eye showing and the tiny speckles of light on his face make this a great image. Congrats on winning.
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04/29/2009 12:43:56 AM
Congratulations! This is an excellent photo.
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04/29/2009 12:10:58 AM
Congratulations!! love the light and the fabulous details!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2009 08:43:52 PM
Very good.... (10)
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04/27/2009 10:21:05 PM
Awesome.
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04/26/2009 09:37:55 PM
everything looks great but the blown out portion of the hat.
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04/26/2009 03:42:12 AM
Ha ha ha
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04/26/2009 01:58:33 AM
Great detail on the face and expression
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04/25/2009 01:04:02 PM
One of the few entries where the photographer knows what a candid photograph is. 8
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04/25/2009 01:42:38 AM
You're not kidding. Great capture.
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04/24/2009 11:25:16 PM
Great black and white processing. Good DOF and I like the textures in the skin, clothes...
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04/24/2009 10:21:48 PM
This makes me smile. Well done. 9
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04/24/2009 09:21:23 PM
An excellant character portrait sligtly affected by over done white on the hat brim. However, it created an interesting feature with the light highlights on the shade portion of the face. A terrific artistic success and a qualified technical success, this image should place high in the competition as a candid portrayal of what appears to be a colorful character. A terrific conversion to black and white compliments the composition. Well done.
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04/24/2009 02:50:22 PM
that one eye make this a great image
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04/23/2009 03:30:32 PM
Great shot-nice tight crop,great facial expression, I keep moving this one up.A 9.
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04/22/2009 07:14:17 PM
during every challenge i choose one for my personal blue, and im choosing yours. photo well done! the name could be edited to do a little better justice
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04/22/2009 05:20:31 PM
A clear winner for me.. good luck
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04/22/2009 02:49:03 PM
really love the single eye looking out, the close crop to focus us on the face, and the slope of the brim to frame the intensity of the gaze, and your conversion to b/w is stellar
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