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Challenge: Henri Cartier-Bresson (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: Street
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Location: Cajarc, France
Date: May 24, 2011
Aperture: F8
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Candid, Street
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2011

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 97
Avg (all users): 7.4815
Avg (commenters): 9.2121
Avg (participants): 7.4561
Avg (non-participants): 7.4952
Views since voting: 6204
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 162
Comments: 87
Favorites: 22 (view)


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06/03/2012 07:17:33 PM
ok it's been more than a year since this challenge but this photo has always been rattling around in my head, especially since i've learned more and more... i've gotta say this shot truly is awesome. To say the least you fully nailed "in the style of HCB" and i'm writing this now because i am starting to finally understand what that means. thank you.
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02/14/2012 09:44:53 AM
Jagar,

I came back to this image while I was looking at another portfolio and wanted to say this about it, and believe me, I speak the truth.

When I think of HCB and what he would do in a situation, I think of many of his images while I'm standing at the street corner, or waiting an hour for the right person to step into the scene.

I also think of this image...but, and this is where I must be honest, I often forget that this shot does not belong to Henri...it belongs to you! I literally get you and HCB confused.

If someone ever said the latter to me, I can't imagine how I'd feel, so just know that I find this to be an amazing image, and one that I think of daily as an example of the finest street photography.
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06/07/2011 08:22:37 PM
I just read how you managed this, isn't it always the way, when you least expect it.
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06/07/2011 12:37:34 AM
Congrats sir. Great image and this is as natural as you can get. This really takes one back to being a child again. Driven by the spur of the moment.
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06/06/2011 05:40:20 PM
Argh, you would have to live in France and have an advantage...but congrats on the blue anyway, it's very much HCB. Well done!
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06/06/2011 08:24:12 AM
Congrats! Well deserved! Quite fitting also that the Blue is a shot from Cartier Bresson's home country! :)
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06/06/2011 02:37:02 AM
Congrats on the very well deserved blue! Outstanding capture.
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06/05/2011 06:46:20 PM
Outstanding image, congratulations!
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06/05/2011 05:58:51 PM
Great job with this and well deserved ribbon.
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06/05/2011 11:19:59 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! :) This is an extremely beautiful shot and I'm so glad it ribboned! :)
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06/04/2011 01:11:26 PM
When I saw the title of this Challenge I immediately thought "jagar". Made for your style and location. Congrats on a great win.
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06/04/2011 07:42:12 AM
Congrats! Love this capture!
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06/04/2011 03:43:32 AM
Bravo, John! I am quite inspired by your photography mainly because they are real in such a way that they speak to the viewers.

Message edited by author 2011-06-04 03:54:06.
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06/03/2011 05:42:20 PM
Congratulations on an excellent shot! I am so glad you got the ribbon. Very well deserved.
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06/03/2011 04:43:18 PM
Great! super job of catching this dynamic range and composition in minimal editing. Congratulations!
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06/03/2011 03:12:18 PM
Thought this might be yours John. Congrats on such a really fine capture, bravo
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06/03/2011 02:59:43 PM
Congrats John, well deserved.
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06/03/2011 01:42:05 PM
Originally posted by PennyClick:

Congratulations, as commented previously I loved this. Re: Itís amazing that small kids have to carry such huge bags nowadays. I agree. Text books seem to be much larger now than back in my day! :-)

I hope very soon it will be just one iPad or something of that sort
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06/03/2011 01:22:48 PM
Congratulations, as commented previously I loved this. Re: Itís amazing that small kids have to carry such huge bags nowadays. I agree. Text books seem to be much larger now than back in my day! :-)
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06/03/2011 12:24:35 PM
So glad to see this on the front page!! I loved it in voting and was one of my top picks. It absolutely embodied the spirit of the challenge and is such a fun shot! Congrats!!!!
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06/03/2011 11:58:38 AM
As I said before, this was by far and away my favorite of the challenge. I never doubted for a minute that it would finish in first place. Congratulations.

Thanks for sharing your camera settings. I have never used in-camera b/w conversion, because I was afraid it would take away my ability to decide on how best to convert it. I see here, that when used properly, the in-camera conversion works beautifully. And this is really the answer to shooting b/w for a minimal editing challenge.
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06/03/2011 10:51:14 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/03/2011 10:24:57 AM
wonderful capture...Congrats on the Blue!!!
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06/03/2011 10:09:13 AM
Ok, I'm in awe:-).
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06/03/2011 09:45:26 AM
whooo hooo!!! Way to go, John!! A blue and a PB!!! Huge congrats on an excellent shot!

Message edited by author 2011-06-03 09:45:41.
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06/03/2011 08:48:10 AM
Congrats; this was my pick.
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06/03/2011 05:24:26 AM
Oh, what an excellent capture. Great image. Congratulations on the Blue.
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06/03/2011 04:53:25 AM
I predicted you would do well in this challenge. You're producing some amazing stuff at the moment, keep it up - love the street photography.
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06/03/2011 03:36:17 AM
congrats John, glad to see it win hands down, as I expected. Well deserved.
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06/03/2011 03:06:54 AM
Congrats, you were one of my 10s. Fantastic moment captured and a well deserved ribbon. Faving it now and I'm sure this is one of your personal favorites.
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06/03/2011 02:04:52 AM
Congrats on a most deserving win.
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06/03/2011 01:48:15 AM
Henri Agar Bresson congratulations. Ca me fait grand plaisir ;)
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06/03/2011 01:44:27 AM
Superb! Congratulations!
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06/03/2011 01:27:28 AM
Congratulations! Wonderful image.

Message edited by author 2011-06-03 01:29:23.
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06/03/2011 01:15:12 AM
Congratulations! Your ambush paid off. Those kids are all probably toting laptops in their heavy bags.
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06/03/2011 01:04:16 AM
very well done. could hardly be better.
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06/03/2011 12:47:24 AM
so very hcb'ean. congrats.
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06/03/2011 12:42:38 AM
Figgered this had to be yours, based on the location if nothing else :-) Congrats!
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06/03/2011 12:24:44 AM
Congrats on the blue! Excellent work with this! And I was right, it is European!
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06/03/2011 12:23:37 AM
WD John. Spot on.
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06/03/2011 12:23:25 AM
I think this screamed HCB more than any other image- congrats on the blue!
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06/03/2011 12:20:40 AM
Congrats again - well deserved win!
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06/03/2011 12:17:28 AM
Awesome!
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06/03/2011 12:10:19 AM
So fabulous! Congrats on the blue!
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06/03/2011 12:06:04 AM
What a surprise.......not.

Well done, knew this was you of course, it was a classic.
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06/03/2011 12:04:14 AM
Pas mal John!
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06/03/2011 12:01:45 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved!
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06/03/2011 12:01:37 AM
I knew this would do well when you showed it to me. Nice going!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2011 09:46:07 PM
Now this feels like HCB -- or maybe Ronis. Same tradition...
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06/02/2011 09:02:27 PM
Magnificent stuff. I've returned to this throughout the week and it's a favorite.
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06/02/2011 07:12:10 PM
This is easily my top chioice. Beautifully exicuted from capture through processing. Henri Cartier-Bresson would probably mistake it for his own. this deserves both the dpc blue and the ph blue-a very rare event. I would think this has a chance of getting both. I hope it does. good luck. 10
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06/02/2011 01:33:57 PM
By far and away the best of a rather disappointing challenge.
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06/02/2011 10:08:34 AM
A jewel of an image. Benefits from being taken, I believe, "dans la douce France".
Never mind that though. It has the entire flavor of a moment of childhood. gets directly to my heart.
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06/02/2011 05:12:15 AM
Perfect, completely nailed it.
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06/02/2011 02:00:47 AM
Gorgeous!! This so captures a moment, and to my eyes has a very HCB feel to it. Lovely tones on the buildings too.
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06/01/2011 02:51:58 PM
Classic!
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06/01/2011 01:28:46 PM
Bumping to 10. This one's my winner. Totally has the spirit of the master, and the quality of the capture itself, the tones, is spot on, excellently-realized minimal editing work.
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06/01/2011 12:21:02 PM
Wonderful capture, running in the slice of light.
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06/01/2011 12:15:04 PM
one of the only photos in this challenge that really captures an appropriate cartier-bresson moment. my pick for the blue
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06/01/2011 07:55:21 AM
Awesome shot, love the composition and I really think you captured a 'decisive moment' here. nicely exposed shot too although it is just a smidge dark on the kiddy in the background, I would love to have seen him/her a little clearer too.

This is the top 3 for me for sure, love it!!
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05/31/2011 10:08:59 PM
Great catch! I like your point of view and timing. Maybe the best in show? Top three for sure.
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05/31/2011 06:57:41 AM
Back to comment... Wow! What an excellent grab! So European. 9
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05/31/2011 02:55:29 AM
Nice shot, I like the tones and the how the boy is running. It gives the picture a dynamic and urgent feel.
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05/31/2011 01:09:28 AM
Wonderful to catch both feet off the ground! Feels as though it's very old school (except I don't think old-school bags had handles). Marvelous textures, light. Very much the "decisive moment" to me.

Back. This was the tenth photo I viewed for this challenge. It is the best homage to HCB and I suspect blue ribbon. Excellent work.
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05/30/2011 04:09:22 AM
A winner ! Wonderful.
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05/30/2011 03:47:09 AM
excellent timing, great capture. Truly in the spirit of HCB
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05/29/2011 11:04:38 PM
In the style to a T - best in show from me - lovely lovely entry!
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05/29/2011 04:18:24 PM
Love this! I enjoy the action capture. Lighting and composition work in your favor. I also really like the textures from the walls. Yup, love this image.
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05/29/2011 11:19:41 AM
Very nice! well done
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05/28/2011 09:26:17 PM
I would believe the Henri himself shoot this. Blue Ribbon. Congrats!
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05/28/2011 04:41:46 PM
Love this! Well done!!
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05/28/2011 04:10:19 PM
AWESOME! Perfect lighting. Great contrast. Wonderful movement.
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05/28/2011 02:34:42 PM
I hope it wins. my favorite in the challenge. lucky you to live in such a street-photogenic place :)
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05/27/2011 11:04:23 PM
Beautiful piece! Makes me want to know the story behind this child's sprint home. Love the contrast with the lighting, perfectly highlighting the subject and the action capture. Nice one!
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05/27/2011 08:26:24 PM
My winner! Fantastic work. You should be very proud of this shot. He is late for something important! Probably heading home from school and will see his dad for the first time in over a year, as his dad is returning from serving his country in an overseas post or he has to go to the bathroom. :) Either way the shot invoke emotion and that's the essence of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Well Done.
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05/27/2011 07:44:10 PM
WOW, now this is what I'm talking about
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05/27/2011 04:29:00 PM
Bumping this to a 9, one of just a few that I felt really caught the HCB feel. (mine certainly did not)!
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05/27/2011 01:45:28 PM
Best of the group, nice sense of figure in place which is essential for HCB, and the best moment captured, that sense of action at the point of divergence is just perfect. However this scores, I give you the blue.
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05/27/2011 11:52:42 AM
Wonderful photo. I'm having a very hard time judging this challenge but I can believe this photo. I want to believe it. If it was setup I don't think the photographer would have included the second child. If it is setup, including the second child was brilliant. If that child had been illuminated in that patch of light I would have questioned the photo....to perfect. I'm no Bresson expert by any means but this captures his essence imho. From the setting to the light to the decisive moment this photo works overtime for me.
If this photo is a truly candid shot then I'm in awe of this person's work. If it is setup it's still a wonderful shot, just not in the spirit of this challenge.
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05/27/2011 08:47:01 AM
the light draws us in - well seen
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05/27/2011 07:49:05 AM
For me, this shot nailed it, spot on the style.
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05/27/2011 12:51:02 AM
Marvelous. It doesn't hurt that your location is SO photogenic.
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05/27/2011 12:42:26 AM
Without any question, this is my top pick. Beautiful contrast and composition, and a decisive moment. You nailed the HCB style. Amazing for minimal editing.
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05/27/2011 12:31:52 AM
This is just so beautifully captured, and reminds me of jagar's work. Nicely done!
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05/27/2011 12:19:40 AM
Jagar, I assume, this is only the 3rd one I like so far, and I'm nearly at the end. Top 5 for me.
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05/27/2011 12:16:49 AM
Nearly head and shoulders above the others, though it will wound me a small amount if it was staged (though I know HCB would do that at times). 10
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05/27/2011 12:07:20 AM
This is so true the spirit of HCB. excellent.
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