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Challenge: Live Music (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
Location: Great Lakes Folk Festival
Date: Aug 14, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2005

After the challenge:

I recieved this PM from SDW65 shortly after the challenge ended:

As you know most the people here love Photoshop, including myself. But this photograph shows how an original, with little editing, picture can out shine the best photoshoped pictures. There is more emotion in your photograph that anyone or I could create by using post-processing. The title is great because you see it in his eyes, his grasp, and his facial expressions. Looks like he is about to or has been crying.
I'm sorry for the PM. But I felt this picture deserved more than just a comment say congratulations. This is truly what photography is about.
-SDW

This and 41 comments during the voting is worth more than a 4th place finish any day. Thank you to all that commented and voted. I'm humbled.
TC

Original comments:

This is Carey Bell at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. Hope ya like it!

Shot handheld at 200mm ISO 200 to get my shutter back up to 1\200th.

File: - F:\Photography\Working Files\FolkFest06_RJ.JPG

Make - Canon
Model - Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 96
YResolution - 96
ResolutionUnit - Inch
DateTime - 2005:08:14 12:21:18
YCbCrPositioning - Centered
ExifOffset - 196
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
ExifVersion - 0220
DateTimeOriginal - 2005:08:14 12:21:18
DateTimeDigitized - 2005:08:14 12:21:18
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/202 seconds
ApertureValue - F 5.60
ExposureBiasValue - -0.67
FocalLength - 200 mm
UserComment -
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 3072
ExifImageHeight - 2048
InteroperabilityOffset - 1280
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FocalPlaneResolutionUnit - Inch

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 210
Avg (all users): 6.7921
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.4699
Avg (non-participants): 6.8901
Views since voting: 3001
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 356
Comments: 57
Favorites: 12 (view)


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11/10/2008 06:06:04 PM
A well deserved 4th place Ron!

Yes, for Live music its great but would love to lose the blue mic either by cropping or preferable cloning. Unlike others I don't know the guy but his eyes certainly sing the blues! Excellent capture of time and emotion.
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02/18/2007 01:40:05 AM
Dude's eyes are RED!
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06/02/2006 12:01:05 AM
You captured his soul in this shot.
The eyes say it all.
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01/26/2006 11:05:49 PM
This is excellent!
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10/28/2005 03:40:10 AM
Carey Bell is such an awesome harp player & you really did him justice by this incredible composition. Had I not have been away from home during the month of this challenge, you would of got 32 10's. This really is a top effort. Congratulations on 4th place.
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08/25/2005 01:49:00 AM
Congrats Dude! This is a great shot, I'm glad we were right about our conjecture on it's acceptance. Definitely well deserving of it's finish. And totally awesome about the possible doors the shoot opened up for ya! Just remember me when ya need an assistant :-P
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08/24/2005 09:21:39 PM
Man, this image speaks to the heart. An unforgettable image captured with a touch of excellence. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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08/24/2005 07:36:00 AM
I totally agree with SDW65. I've been a blues fan for a long time and your surely captured in this photograph the emotion that bluesman want to communicate usually. Congrats on your 4th finish.
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08/24/2005 06:55:53 AM
Congrats on fourth. I had picked you to ribbon. Very very close between 2nd to fourth. Can't understand the one's, two's, three's, and even four's voted for this picture. I don't know what they were thinking.
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08/24/2005 05:04:38 AM
Excellent work TC, love the blue mike also, awesome color and sharpness.
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08/24/2005 02:45:52 AM
Congrats TC! Beautiful capture here.
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08/24/2005 01:29:59 AM
Great job TC. Congrats on 4th! Excellent photo.
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08/24/2005 12:49:32 AM
This was my pick for the win. It is a wonderful soulful picture.
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08/24/2005 12:08:16 AM
Congratulations on the top 5. You nailed this one. Great Job!
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08/24/2005 12:05:51 AM
This picture suits your name perfectly. And you are that as is he!!! Great finish. I think should have won a ribbon myself.
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08/24/2005 12:04:35 AM
I thought this should have won the blue - congrats on your top 5 finish though! :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2005 11:36:33 PM
Great emotion.
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08/23/2005 07:23:32 PM
His eyes make this picture. Talk about evoking emotion. Like a hound dog, sadness.
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08/23/2005 12:00:09 PM
Do those eyes tell the story of a lifetime or what? Good capture, nice focus on the subject and appropriately blurry background.
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08/23/2005 12:52:44 AM
His expression fits the title well. nice photo,
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08/22/2005 06:55:57 PM
What wron with his eyes? 9.
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08/21/2005 06:45:47 PM
Of all the photos inthe challenge, this delivers an emotional payload second to none. Outstanding!
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08/21/2005 04:17:00 PM
Old flava...
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08/21/2005 11:29:31 AM
great colors, composition and texture - those eyes !
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08/21/2005 08:45:29 AM
What a face! Nice moment you captured.
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08/21/2005 08:29:19 AM
You captured some feeling in this shot. I see the tension in the vein in his forehead. Nice capture.
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08/20/2005 07:51:52 PM
Man those eyes have got the blues! This is a beautiful, evocative capture. As well as being a technically fine photograph, what I especially admire is the mood you've created; so sympathetic to this musical genre. Of course, the guy is responsible for a lot of that ... he's the perfect bluesman! 9
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08/20/2005 04:13:01 PM
Incredible sharpness on main subject and nice undisturbing background. 9.
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08/20/2005 07:15:06 AM
His eyes tell the story. Great capture. My choice for a ribbon.
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08/19/2005 10:24:26 PM
What a great photo... I can feel the blues! The blurred background, really draws the focus to this bluesman. Congratualations, on this hotshot!
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08/19/2005 08:32:52 AM
nice capture, very expressive.
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08/19/2005 01:57:03 AM
His eyes look like he has seen a lot of the blues. Very nice lighting in this picture and well composed.
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08/18/2005 11:19:24 PM
way to capture the moment!
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08/18/2005 07:49:57 PM
Amazing face, love the photo. well done.
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08/18/2005 12:52:43 PM
This is great. The emotion in his eyes is an outstanding capture. Composition in right on, IMO. Good use of DOF. Great job!
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08/18/2005 12:06:47 PM
You captured the perfect expression that shows a lifetime of sadness. What the Blues is all about. High marks for the perfect timing on your part.
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08/18/2005 12:02:51 PM
Really nice shot, I love the old guy for a start, those eyes are fantastic! I also like your composition - 8/10
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08/18/2005 11:58:21 AM
This is amazing! 10
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08/18/2005 02:01:43 AM
I am able to read souls through a persons eyes,this man has lived a tough life and deserves the credit,not the picture itself
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08/18/2005 12:16:43 AM
you have captured mood and emotion in a well focused,crisp photo. What can be better than that?
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08/17/2005 10:40:05 PM
Looks lie he has had a WHOLE life of Blues. Nice capture.
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08/17/2005 09:21:21 PM
There's a lot of soul in those eyes. A couple of white specks on his forhead. Great shot
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08/17/2005 03:52:15 PM
the man's eyes make this picture...
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08/17/2005 03:18:48 PM
good
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08/17/2005 01:42:23 PM
Everything about this picture shouts the Blues - awesome shot! I even like the "blue" microphone.
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08/17/2005 12:54:03 PM
This is absolutely my favorite picture in this challenge -- bar none! Congratulations on capturing music, character, soul, and compositional perfection! 10
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08/17/2005 12:03:49 PM
There is a story in his eyes - just wonderful. 10
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08/17/2005 11:55:41 AM
Good shot. I like the haggard look. This may have actually been better B&W.
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08/17/2005 11:32:03 AM
amazing frame, i really like it
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08/17/2005 09:51:40 AM
nice sharp photo.
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08/17/2005 09:28:51 AM
by the look of his eyes hes telling a quite a tale with his harmonica. 10
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08/17/2005 08:07:31 AM
I don't think you've caught him at a good moment during this set... his eyes look unbelievably tired and I don't think it's particularly flattering. I bet he looked better when he was singing.
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08/17/2005 05:18:26 AM
My, God, look at those eyes! Great subject, well captured.
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08/17/2005 01:04:52 AM
This is a "WOW" shot.
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08/17/2005 12:51:30 AM
LOVE THIS. The detail in his face is excellent. 10
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08/17/2005 12:37:54 AM
You can tell he has been living the blues all his life. Great Pic. 10.
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08/17/2005 12:04:24 AM
Before I even saw the title, I said "this guy must be singing the blues". Great capture. So many stories in his eyes.
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