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Challenge: Free Study 2012-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: New York City, New York
Date: May 13, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2012

Louis Mendes, a somewhat famous street photographer often found on the streets of New York City - and always with his Speed Graphic camera - happened to walk by me on a business trip to the city a couple of weeks ago.

The most interesting part of this image, to me, is that I had no idea who this individual was, before his name was mentioned by someone viewing my shot. This led to quite a revelation on my part, and certainly increased the value of the image to me.

I made this shot while on the phone with my mother-in-law, wishing her a Happy Mother's Day. (Hence the very strange settings for blatant daylight) It was 80% luck, 20% skill, but I'm very happy with it.

Processing and conversion completed in LR3, primarily consisting of sharpening.

Statistics
Place: 51 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.2727
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2778
Avg (non-participants): 6.2581
Views since voting: 437
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 121
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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06/10/2012 03:58:01 PM
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Now that I have read your notes, there is quite a bit of irony about this shot. I guess a street photographer can't really object to being the subject for a change. It was worth a revisit to read what you said. I'm going to go look him up online now and see some of his work.

Added: Found his facebook page and I see he shared this pic of himself after you put it on Flickr. I'd take that as a win!


Thanks for checking it out, Spiff, and as far as the re-share goes, it certainly made my day!
06/10/2012 03:28:27 PM
Now that I have read your notes, there is quite a bit of irony about this shot. I guess a street photographer can't really object to being the subject for a change. It was worth a revisit to read what you said. I'm going to go look him up online now and see some of his work.

Added: Found his facebook page and I see he shared this pic of himself after you put it on Flickr. I'd take that as a win!

Message edited by author 2012-06-10 15:31:43.
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06/08/2012 12:48:19 AM
I'm pretty happy with this result! No 1s, 2s or 3s, and almost a new PB. Not to mention landing right between Neil and tanguera...that's a good deal.

Many thanks to those of you taking the time to comment. I haven't had much opportunity for voting and really participating at DPC lately; knowing I can count on certain folks here to always be there with constructive criticism, or simply a compliment, is a great thing.

Message edited by author 2012-06-08 01:12:20.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2012 10:49:24 PM
very cool
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06/07/2012 08:22:14 PM
Except for a couple of minor modern elements, this could be a scene from 60 years ago. Nicely captured.
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06/07/2012 09:03:29 AM
.... and happy!! Love it.
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06/06/2012 12:24:13 PM
LOVE it!!!
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06/06/2012 12:13:33 AM
Indeed!
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06/04/2012 12:59:38 PM
Very nice street shot.
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06/03/2012 04:37:39 PM
He does look old school, like from another era...
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