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Challenge: Independence (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Boston
Date: Jul 15, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2005

Went up to Boston for the weekend and spent an hour taking candids downtown as practice for the DPC candid group. I must say that a week ago I never would have had the courage to take a shot like this but I have really been working on my fear of taking street shots. Thanks to all the people in the candid group!

Post processing -
Raw conversion, crop, curves, selective color, hue/sat, usm

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.6099
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.5926
Avg (non-participants): 6.6197
Views since voting: 1855
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 223
Comments: 26
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/02/2005 10:15:11 PM
This is an awesome image... I love everything about it!!! :0)
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07/29/2005 07:27:33 PM
I loved the variety of brown tones in this picture. Clarity is great and the mans face makes for a wonderful character shot.
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07/25/2005 02:06:24 AM
Good job nico. I scored it a 10, so it was nice to see it do so well.
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07/24/2005 09:33:00 PM
Congratulations! I love this picture.
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07/24/2005 12:53:40 AM
I loved this image because of subject matter and then the lovely coloration. Congratulations on your top Ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/23/2005 07:56:02 PM
This is my favorite ... I can almost hear the music. The lighting, the motion, the composition, all of it is great. My top pick ... I hope it ribbons! :)
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07/23/2005 06:48:58 PM
Love the color tones in this shot! Nice work! :)
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07/23/2005 06:41:39 PM
I like the over all introspective tone of this shot
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07/22/2005 12:38:05 AM
outstanding tones for a basic editing challenge. i wish that crest wasn't there, but oh well. great job with the exposure.
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07/21/2005 03:10:22 PM
very very nice
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07/20/2005 04:00:26 PM
Great tones! Excellent crop, composition, DOF. Not crazy about the angle at the top but I know its hard for the POV this is taken at. 9 - good luck in the challenge!
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07/20/2005 12:42:56 PM
This image has a nice feel to it in terms of color and composition. I think it fits the theme... bumping up to an 8! Good job!
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07/19/2005 08:39:57 PM
Awesome colour and tones in this image, one of the best photos in the challenge.
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07/19/2005 08:05:46 PM
The composition, color and the mood are each wonderful. 9.
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07/19/2005 04:17:13 PM
i like the colors, feel o fhtis photograph. the cellist makes a good model. One of my favorite.
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07/19/2005 02:06:07 PM
skin tones too like stone tones/cello tones. lovely study
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07/19/2005 12:31:08 PM
I love the colation in this image and the composition.
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07/19/2005 06:29:17 AM
8
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07/18/2005 08:56:02 PM
It seems slightly odd that the man's skin is the same colour as the building. He looks quite unhealthy. Otherwise, a very nice shot with good composition and sharpness. 7
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07/18/2005 08:09:57 PM
The colors in this are stunning!!! Very captivating photo as well. Such a beautiful shot, and the perfect amount of sharpness. 10
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07/18/2005 10:27:10 AM
Good composition. The colors in this are really nice!
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07/17/2005 11:39:42 PM
Exquisite. At first we think 'this could only have been taken in Europe: Americans simply don't use nice wooden chairs outside." And then we think " This could only be taken in America: Europeans do not play cellos in jeans and black running shoes." This defiance of categorization adds to its beauty immensely. The lighting, texture, colors, framing, and all are very nice. One wishes, just a bit, that the subject's head did not so nearly match the mottled background. And one wonders whether taking the blue out killed some subtle highlights in the shirt, shoes, and case. (if so, some channel mixing might have worked here.) Still, it's a lovely shot.
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07/17/2005 03:20:17 PM
Love the somber/thoughtful look on his face..nice candid, great tones.
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07/17/2005 11:30:45 AM
The rounded qualities of the cello, his head and the legs of the chair are a nice contrast to all of the straight lines and angles of the steps and bricks. I love that some of them are white - creating an interesting yet non-distracting foreground. I think I would have cropped out part of the upper third and maybe placed myself so the circular part of the building is not directly over his head. 7
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07/17/2005 08:41:57 AM
Colors are perfect here. Good composition, visually interesting subject matter, this is really quite good. Nice job!
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07/17/2005 07:52:22 AM
Well composed, well lit photo. I like this a lot. The image right above his head has an unfortunate placement.
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