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Finding One's Path

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Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Tokina AF 24-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X 242AF for Minolta Maxxum
Location: Naples
Date: May 25, 2005
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Urban, Candid
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2005

Taken while on holiday in Naples. I loved the religious graffiti.

Place: 121 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.0098
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 4.5644
Avg (non-participants): 5.2282
Views since voting: 1287
Views during voting: 516
Votes: 307
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2005 11:28:09 AM
Interesting choice of focal point, had you panned with the girl she'd be the subject but as is it's the grafitti behind her. This might not be the angle you're going for, but a schoolish prop (if this wasn't a candid) could tell more of a story...her deciding to study instead of be on the streets.
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06/04/2005 03:48:42 PM
I like this one, just wish her face were clearer, so that the expression on her face was more obvious. I get and like it. Nice concept
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06/04/2005 09:35:30 AM
nice graffiti

i like the move effect
it's like the person was walking
nice shot
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06/02/2005 07:56:37 PM
An interesting image. It is well finessed, sharp in the right places and not overly blurred so as to lose the girl completely. The positioning of the graffiti soda is somewhat funny as it looks like she is about to drink it. I would not however see this image in another place and drop a keywood of decision on it.

She appears distressed in a way, perhaps there *is* a decision on her mind, The body language also lends to that notion but there is not an overt link. I see other things that were most likely unintended as the title does not reflect that thought, but I am inclined on this one as I ponder it to strengthen the lead of the stories that are prompted by that which is mentioned and see a more possible link to the decision. Perhaps she is pondering whether to take a sip of the soda? I know she is not but it crosses my mind. I see inklings of decision and find I have to bump this image as it has finesse and a stronger link than where I had originally placed it. I offer a 5 on this one, perhaps as I ponder more, I will return.
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06/02/2005 11:12:11 AM
WOW, I love this photograph. If I saw this anywhere I would like it.
Just plain out great work. - 10
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06/02/2005 01:16:28 AM
I don't feel that the image conveys instantly recognizable decision. Nice pic.
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06/01/2005 02:01:12 PM
Don't think it fits the challenge
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06/01/2005 10:10:44 AM
Nice. The girl is a little bit too blurry for my taste but a good photo.
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06/01/2005 08:02:13 AM
great shot
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06/01/2005 06:05:30 AM
Now - I like the Banksy in the background: a valuable bit of art! Instantly recognisable (though am not sure where this particular one is located).

As for the picture: I like the motion and composition. I am having a tough time finding any pictures that stand by themselves - the decision element in most is imported purely by the title. Am having that difficulty here.
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