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Challenge: I am the Walrus (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Date: Jun 20, 2015
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2015

[Jul. 2nd, 2015 11:22:39 PM]

Thanks for the comments.

Here are a couple more of the same father / son duo that I seriously considered entering:
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Place: 6 out of 99
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Avg (commenters): 7.3889
Avg (participants): 6.8036
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Views since voting: 648
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 105
Comments: 25
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07/04/2015 11:07:29 AM
Absolutely fantastic! I kept going back and forth on your outtakes (which are equally wonderful) but great choice picking this one. The scene passing behind them quickly through the window gives the 'time passing by' illusion very well. I'm in awe of this picture (and the outtakes)

The camera you mentioned is fixed focus right, 23mm? Your subjects never seem to notice you when you take their pictures? In any of the pictures I saw they are all oblivious..

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07/03/2015 08:21:41 AM
I envy your ability to capture these. Another corker!
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07/03/2015 02:06:25 AM
Great finish Mark. This is such a great shot. I still feel you chose the right one from your selection.
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07/03/2015 12:20:26 AM
Great shot. The focal length of the X100 lens is just about perfect for these 'sitting opposite on a train' shots isn't it. :)
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07/03/2015 12:07:16 AM
Brilliant capture of everyday repetition.
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07/03/2015 12:02:43 AM
More proof that the DPL is messing with the scores :D What a fantastic finish. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2015 11:48:49 PM
The end of the day, father/son moment. Love it. I wish I knew what they were thinking. As always Mark, a great slice of life capture! Good luck :)
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07/02/2015 11:30:46 PM
Know, please, that many months ago I had identified you as a very skilled photographer. On so many levels your work is inspirational to those of us who are still hobbling around in the "wanna-be" strata.

That you chose street photography as what defines you as a photographer somewhat surprised me because you have demonstrated your skill in so many other realms.

Yet, I wholly respect your choice because there is a craft - a magic - to this type of photography, and to execute it so effectively, so seemingly effortlessly in gritty Chicago is amazing to me.

Granted, I now reside in an undeniably rural area, but many, many moons ago I used to live in the Quad-Cities and often traveled into Chicago to "play." Despite the intention to "play" it was always stressful - the bustle, the detached f-you attitudes, the grime, the cement were always unsettling. Yet, you manage to capture the very vulnerable, very human aspect of residing in a very gritty city.

This is good stuff, but I'm not telling you something you don't already recognize.

Succinctly: keep up the good work. Kudos.
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07/02/2015 11:06:14 PM
Aghh yes the guy who loves to sharpen his photos to the max :-)

I don't know how you take these images without the people noticing, especially because we know the distance on a train is not that far at all, does anyone ever tell you off :-)

Looks like the end of the day returning home, the father has had another boring day at work his son sitting on the father's lap, clutching his toys, thinking about what's for dinner.
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07/02/2015 08:43:29 PM
King of street photography; nicely done, as usual. (voted earlier)
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07/02/2015 08:42:18 PM
Absolutely stunning. Wonderfully done.
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07/02/2015 08:21:29 PM
This makes me FEEL.

Thanks, Mark!
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07/02/2015 04:27:19 PM
Yep, this is perfectly your style! Nice capture and I hope it does well.
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06/29/2015 11:33:18 AM
Great capture of a slice of life. These two zone out as they do their daily commute on the subway. B&W was perfect choice and compliment for this photograph. Well seen and well captured.
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06/28/2015 10:51:40 PM
strong blankness. 7
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06/27/2015 10:15:08 PM
There is an interesting power to this.
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06/27/2015 09:47:15 AM
Brilliant Mark! Love this series you've been building.
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06/27/2015 01:59:20 AM
What stories behind those eyes. A timely catch. Nice!
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06/26/2015 11:40:52 PM
Very good tonality and evocation of fatherhood. voted earlier
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06/26/2015 12:35:50 PM
Very nice!
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06/26/2015 08:21:49 AM
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06/26/2015 07:35:07 AM
I was in Manhattan on Sunday, riding the dubway, thinking of your shots, shooting from the hip.

I love the mystery here, were they aware? How could they not be? But so natural. You are part of the scene.
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06/26/2015 06:54:18 AM
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06/26/2015 04:04:40 AM
The looks on their faces are so striking. I wondered what they were thinking really. Well done!
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06/26/2015 12:56:52 AM
You do tend to find people who lack the happy sometimes. But perhaps they're just a bit tired from a hard day of play. What I do like is you always find something with a bit of a story to be had. Your train rides are a gold mine.
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