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A Different Walk of Life
A Different Walk of Life

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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Denver
Date: Oct 18, 2005
Aperture: 5.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2005

This older lady was busy reading her book. Shadows and time passed by, until this one man, who resembled a bum or a druggie student, slouched by. I wanted to capture that difference in appearance, attitude and togetherness.

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Place: 88 out of 274
Avg (all users): 5.5635
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.4771
Avg (non-participants): 5.6944
Views since voting: 893
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 181
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/15/2005 08:22:43 PM
this is wonderful. You succeeded very well at capturing what you intended to capture. I love this feel and how it lets us create a story about these two. and the post-processing works very well with this too. great job.

Message edited by author 2006-01-12 13:34:34.
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10/29/2005 11:10:02 AM
back for comments...
looks like the work of e301 or xion.. but I may be wrong...
I like the composition and the highly saturated colors
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10/29/2005 06:36:52 AM
This is a very interesting, artistic sort of image, and a terrific 'street' photograph as well. Two distinct species using the same habitat, each oblivious of the other. All sorts of interesting allegorical interpretations are possible, and your image invites the viewer to give it a few moments to try a few of them out. As for the grain (and the glow), they contribute to the mood of dislocation and detachment. 8
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10/27/2005 01:56:05 AM
wounderful contrast, great shot...even better the use of grain in it is not too strong or over powering, as some in this challenge have been
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10/26/2005 10:25:48 PM
Wow the glow is great.
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10/26/2005 11:56:11 AM
Well done. One of the best I have seen. Tells a story.
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10/25/2005 07:21:54 PM
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10/25/2005 07:19:05 PM
great mood, great feel... :)
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10/25/2005 08:40:59 AM
I like this. I like the impact the grian gives to the image. Only thing I don't like is the extra bit a the top. It's pulling me away from the two main subjects and the contrast of the colors against the wall. 7
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10/24/2005 07:54:08 PM
Another option is if there was a crop so that all that could be seen were the stairs....yes, this would "clip" the hair of the pedestrian, but think it would be forgivable. I don't necessarily it's better or worse than this, as I think both have their pros and cons in terms of overall composition.
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10/24/2005 04:23:45 PM
The grain is cool, I like the framing, but whatever effects you used on the woman just pop wrong.
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10/24/2005 10:52:00 AM
the grain is so selctive, and the lady so separated, that she almost look like she's not part of the original. the halo and chunk outline didn't work either. Next time, try feathering the selection by about 5-10 pixels or so (on a large image).
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10/24/2005 08:41:40 AM
Where is the image grain?
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10/24/2005 12:47:01 AM
Great urban sensability. I like the vivid colors of the purse and shoes. Nice sense of movement. Never seen selective grain - interesting. The woman on the right almost seems cut and pasted. Maybe feather around her a tad.
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