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Challenge: Despair (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date: Feb 22, 2003
Aperture: F 8
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2003

Despair; as in this man's Abandoned Hope. I hope this photo will not be viewed as exploitation, but rather a means to instill awareness to the viewer of the sometimes simple needs of those around us.
The Message here is one of hope in giving:
One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure.

This was taken as a Black/White. I increased the contrast and added a sepia tone to give it a dash of color. I'm disappointed at the 640 size limitation I needed to work with on this shot. I think this is a powerful image but the details were getting lost once I reduce it down to meet the 640 rule. I ended up having to crop out a fair amount of the picture to keep the main subject visible. It loses a lot of interest for me at this small size.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.7385
Avg (commenters): 8.4615
Avg (participants): 6.6354
Avg (non-participants): 6.8384
Views since voting: 4591
Votes: 195
Comments: 23
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03/04/2003 01:42:27 PM
Thank you everyone for taking time to comment. There were a lot of great entries in this challenge - Thank you for the ribbon!
03/04/2003 09:45:56 AM
You have captured the despair of the homeless in this country.

Your choice of sepia and content is outstanding. You are deserving of your placing.

You captured a moment that silences those who say the homeless choose that as their personal lifestyle. This image says it best. You are to be commended.
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03/03/2003 06:59:48 PM
Ribbon well deserved! A very emotional shot!
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03/03/2003 02:37:24 PM
Great picture and touching....it says alot
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03/03/2003 11:26:51 AM
I like this picture very much.

Message edited by author 2004-05-14 02:11:41.
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03/03/2003 08:16:55 AM
Congratulations on a ribbon, Gotcha!
I read your details. .... You have certainly done what you set out to do...instill awareness. This image says it all!
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03/03/2003 08:16:53 AM
Congratulations on a ribbon, Gotcha!
I read your details. .... You have certainly done what you set out to do...instill awareness. This image says it all!
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03/03/2003 01:29:51 AM
Congrats Gotcha !!!!
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03/03/2003 12:07:29 AM
Gotcha,

Well executed image and a powerful message.

Bob
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2003 10:33:40 PM
This pic says it all! Boy does it ever depict despair. Great shot.
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02/28/2003 10:15:41 PM
Nice subject. Unfortunate the background could not have been better.
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02/28/2003 06:54:31 PM
Dispair well portrayed. Very emotive picture. Good contrast. Background works, but adds a little too much clutter. 9 Swash
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02/28/2003 01:59:04 PM
I think that this is a very powerful photograph. The image it conveys is powerfully presented. The composition is great as a lot of the elements have been placed on the thirds. The railings behind the man add to the despair of the tramp as it makes him look like he is behind bars. I think it was a right choice to use black and white, colour would have been inappropriate. In short, I liked it.
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02/27/2003 06:24:49 PM
i think by by shoting this picture probably didnt do much for this person. I think that you should have found something else insted of showing how misseriable someones life is.
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02/27/2003 02:35:38 PM
nice photo, i really like the idea
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02/27/2003 06:07:41 AM
Lovely sepia toning and great crop here. This photo tells me a whole story, it is despair pure.
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02/24/2003 10:10:15 PM
You got a great shot here... I sure hope you tipped the gentleman... Very well compossed
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02/24/2003 07:16:39 PM
Nice image. Engaging and well composed. Tones are beautiful.
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02/24/2003 06:14:44 PM
Ain't that the truth?? Great candid of a street-person. He truly looks despairing.
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02/24/2003 05:35:13 PM
Now this guy REALLY looks desparate. The black and white helps enhance his desparation.
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02/24/2003 04:16:32 PM
Great work! You certainly captured a powerful expression here. I may have liked it a little tighter, to capture his face a little closer up... but still an awesome shot.

Message edited by author 2003-03-03 16:22:02.
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02/24/2003 04:06:29 PM
this is worse thn despair very good
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02/24/2003 04:11:37 AM
One of the few pictures that really made me feel something. Thank you for a beautiful photo. 10.
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