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Or Just a Smile if Nothing Else
Or Just a Smile if Nothing Else
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Challenge: Candid II (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Date: Dec 31, 2004
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Candid, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2004

Rainy day in Santa Monica. A bit of post-work (crop, selective desat, scale, sharpen) in The Gimp.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.3951
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 6.2118
Avg (non-participants): 6.5250
Views since voting: 1618
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 205
Comments: 19
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/18/2005 04:40:29 PM
i really like the way u presented the pic. good job man. i wish that guy is doing ok now.
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01/10/2005 10:36:23 PM
Congrats on a TOP TEN finish Ben. I especially like the sel-desat without going all the way to greyscale, very tastefully done.
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01/10/2005 07:40:09 PM
Powerful words this guy uses, very well captured! I think it would look better without the person in the background, I find him a bit distracting. Very good processing work too...
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01/10/2005 07:00:01 PM
Congtats on the top 10 finish :)
I would try and find your subject and thank him... truly a great shot!
Good luck in the future challenges
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01/10/2005 12:25:40 AM
Congratulations on your 11th finish with this gritty revelation of tribulation.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/09/2005 07:22:18 PM
The border is kindof distracting, but it's a good shot.
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01/09/2005 11:28:26 AM
Great photo and the dreary weather only helps the mood -- a ten!
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01/08/2005 09:20:07 PM
This picture capture the feeling of the man very well. I understand right awy that he is waiting for something.
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01/08/2005 12:28:30 PM
I like the color contrasts and his expression really does match the sign he is holding - very nice
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01/08/2005 11:58:06 AM
A slight rotation to pure vertical the pole would go a long way to putting a finishing touch on this shot. It seems selectively desaturated which I like, but wonder if the impact would have been more striking if you had left all colorized except for the sign holder. With him in the stark black and white, it would lend well to editorial commentary. A bit dark, and the walkman wearer in the background is a bit distracting, but overall a great capture. 7
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01/05/2005 05:51:26 PM
Nice image. With the tones you have it might have looked better in B&W or another type of duotone.
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01/05/2005 05:25:18 PM
My favourite in this challege. I especially like the selective destauration, it makes the subject "pop".
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01/05/2005 03:13:26 AM
Awesome I love the mood. the use of color adds that extra punch!
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01/04/2005 06:12:34 PM
wow...
01/04/2005 04:31:15 PM
Selective desaturation choice works effectively here as your DOF was quite broad and thus the desat helps to isolate your main subject. This entry is particularly effective in meeting the challenge as there is an interesting story within as well as good overall photographic integrity. If anything, the overall exposure is a bit murky but in this setting works to enhance the flavor of the moment. Well done.
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01/04/2005 07:57:07 AM
Great subject and nice capture of his sign which makes the photo imo. It seems a bit busy with the guy behind him and what looks to be a person beside him, but it is a candid so its not like you could ask them to move :)

Nicely done one of my top 3
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01/04/2005 01:32:01 AM
In this example, the selective desaturation looks much more natural than in most cases. I think the figure behind the pole should be desatted also, though. The image is marred by not being rotated ccw to a truer vertical; it's so close that it looks accidental that it's NOT vertically aligned. I could wish for a little more sharpness too. A fine, gritty slice-of-the-streets.
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01/03/2005 05:51:45 PM
Nice job. Great composition.
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01/03/2005 04:34:18 AM
I knew there would be a lot of homeless people on this challenge. I really like yours though. Was a sad message. Great shot.
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