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Busker Girl

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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Japan
Date: Jul 22, 2004
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2005

I really enjoyed the symetry of this picture and chose it as my best for that reason.

Place: 97 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.2493
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.2038
Avg (non-participants): 6.3929
Views since voting: 2638
Views during voting: 533
Votes: 349
Comments: 38
Favorites: 19 (view)

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03/27/2008 06:47:37 AM
I have missed this image when commenting, and I absolutely LOVE it.....Everything about it.....
The balance and the symetry is AWESOME.....
There is nothing I can say or would say to make this better..... It belomgs in "my" favorites, and also should be in your favorite, that is whoever reads this comment.....
It is once in a moment shot, and done exceotional well.....

Message edited by author 2008-03-27 06:49:26.
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03/03/2008 07:21:36 PM
the compo(what!) is damn good here.
like this...a lot.
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11/18/2007 06:16:17 PM
This composition is just EXCELLENT!
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07/14/2006 09:26:37 PM
still look at this shot, still a favorite. it's a shame about your guitars....at least you have it in the excellent photo to look at.

thanks for looking at my work as well...i'm working on it....but I still have nothing like this.
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11/08/2005 01:36:53 AM
Thanks PETRAKKA, This picture is kind of a landmark for me. This is a picture of my Girlfriend HANAE she is also a member here and shoots with a little Contax SL300R. This was our first Photo-date, I had explained to her that I was a member of this site and needed a picture to enter for the best of 2004. We decided to go to the temple for some enlightenment and I took my TOKAI guitar along for a song.. That guitar has since been stolen from my house along with 6 other guitars and various bits n pieces but our love still lives on stronger than ever.

After looking at your work it makes me very proud you enjoy this shot as much as I, you are a fine photographer. Thank you very much.
10/31/2005 01:46:59 AM
Man I look at this photo a lot. This is probably one of my favorites I've seen on this site, I wish I could double mark it there. Man it's good.
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10/03/2005 10:39:07 PM
this is so good I don't even know what to say.
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09/26/2005 11:09:20 AM
Love this shot! Don't know how I missed it before! Very cool.
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09/17/2005 01:49:57 AM
I thought I had commented on this before but I guess not, anyways, I love this shot. Into the favorites it goes (where very few go)
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09/10/2005 08:35:16 PM
This is a really interesting shot! :)
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04/21/2005 12:56:49 PM
this composition reminds me of a japanese tea house. I love it.
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04/01/2005 04:52:56 AM
I love this photo..im adding it to my favorites.. awesome.
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02/01/2005 04:11:18 PM
Agreeing with everthing below this... It rocks!!! 10+++
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02/01/2005 04:06:19 PM
Congrats on your personal best. I really like this photograph, so much that it influenced how I composed the shot for the faceless challenge.

Keep up the good work.
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02/01/2005 04:13:19 AM
Thank you everyone for your wonderfull comment I am very happy I finnished top 100 and this is my highest ever score to date..

I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that i just switched from WIN to MAC .. I think so.

Thank you all

edit - pic taken in Japan at a local shrine in Chiba.

Message edited by author 2005-02-01 04:20:11.
02/01/2005 12:27:43 AM
Definately underrated. Great work though.
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02/01/2005 12:20:34 AM
you were robbed! this is such an amazing photo (even with the distracting border.) of course, a 6.249 score is nothing to be ashamed of, I just wish your originality and creativity had been rewarded with a higher score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 03:51:47 AM
think i would like this better without the frame
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01/28/2005 09:49:32 AM
Yellow border disturbing. No other issues. Is thins in China? 8
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01/27/2005 07:46:20 PM
Excellent composition, great light. Having her face shrouded in hair and the position of her hands certainly lends quirkiness and mystery to this shot. This should be an album cover. The yellow border line feels wholly unnecessary.
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01/27/2005 05:50:11 PM
Absolutely excellent use of this architectural detail to create frames within the image for the girl and the guitar. The composition just shouts out and the image is highly creative to boot. My only criticism would be of the yellow within the border since it doesn't echo a colour from within the image I find it somewhat glaring. If you prefer a colour rather than grey or white, I'd try the green from the guitar instead. 8
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01/26/2005 03:27:14 PM
Great photojournalism style shot. Makes me think of National Geographic particularly with the yellow and black border. A nice example of where a border can help. I like the juxtaposition here. Nice use of strong diagonal line in the shot (girl to guitar). 9
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01/25/2005 06:42:55 PM
This is one of the most original images I have seen i na while, and so intriguing. 10 from me!
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01/25/2005 04:07:40 PM
what an interesting composition you've delivered here. there really seems to be more of a story to this. i hope this isn't getting overlooked in this super-sized challenge, and that you are getting good feedback. i normally don't care one way or another about borders, but this does seem to be a bit of a distraction; but that's just my opinion. thanks for sharing. good luck with this, and all the challenges yet to come!
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01/24/2005 11:47:24 PM
Nice composition/balance
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01/23/2005 07:49:30 PM
The composition here is phenomenal and that green --- oh man, it's beautiful. I love the textures and tones. This one is a winner for me --- 10.
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01/22/2005 11:35:15 PM
I have no idea what a busker girl is but i love this photo. 10
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01/22/2005 10:23:28 AM
This is cool. I wonder your purpose for the hair covering the face. Nice comp and colors. Would make a cool photo inside and album
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01/22/2005 08:20:39 AM
Beautiful tones. Very good composition. I sense tension and mystery. I think the yellow borderline does not fit the photo. -9
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01/21/2005 11:08:44 PM
awesome composition. The framing of the girl and guitar is really visually appealing. I love how her hair masks her face. I don't care for the yellow border at all - it detracts from an otherwise excellent image, but I don't mind it enough to really penalize you for it - 9 from me!
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01/18/2005 11:27:45 PM
Very well composed. The frame/border actually works against an otherwise excellent capture.
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01/18/2005 09:37:14 PM
not sure about the border but you've captured a unique shot !
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01/18/2005 03:56:46 AM
This is a very compelling image. I wish I could offer some specific advice or compliment, but I really can't. Oh yes, maybe the frame is not quite right. But otherwise, it's irresistible. 8.
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01/16/2005 02:56:47 PM
Different interesting image, your composition is wonderful. 10
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01/16/2005 01:43:11 PM
Fabulous - 10!
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01/16/2005 09:22:56 AM
Everything in its own box. :)
Works well, I like the idea and setup (not that it necessarily is setup).
What I don't like is the yellow line in the border, it pulls the eye out of the photo. The scene might also work better with more shadows from a lightsource at the side.
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01/16/2005 07:17:47 AM
Wonderful composition. This image makes me want to come back later when I've had a little more sleep just to sit, and look, and think about it. That's enough to get you a ten. Hopefully I'll come up with a more insightful comment when I've had that sleep :P.
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01/16/2005 01:01:40 AM
This picture is really cool, nice shot.
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