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Officer Romain, At Your Service
Officer Romain, At Your Service
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Environmental Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: nyc
Date: May 11, 2006
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 10 out of 190
Avg (all users): 7.0550
Avg (commenters): 7.9130
Avg (participants): 6.6216
Avg (non-participants): 7.2778
Views since voting: 4454
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 218
Comments: 34
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/06/2008 12:09:09 AM
Outstanding portrait, the background lights add so much to the shot and make it a great environmental portrait!
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05/22/2006 11:43:17 PM
stellar. you captured his reliable, strong, comforting face in light of such a tasking profession. My top 5.

Message edited by author 2006-05-22 23:43:38.
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05/22/2006 11:06:25 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish!
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05/22/2006 09:23:34 AM
This is a wonderful street portrait. I may have moved the subject slightly in order to minimize some of the haloing, but still a great shot. Wonderful use of the thirds rule. :)
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05/22/2006 12:17:26 AM
Nice shot. I really like the bokeh but I'm not too fond of the halo effect of the cop.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2006 03:28:49 PM
The dichotomy of the contact of the eyes in this kind of thing: many seem to think that that makes a portrait, for myself I think it dissociates him from his environment. This is kind of classily typical though - perhaps the exact kind of thing the challenge suggester had in mind. I'm no particular fan or otherwise of it, but it's plainly assured work.
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05/21/2006 02:00:28 PM
Love the nightlife backdrop, nice composition and the border works well.
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05/20/2006 01:04:15 PM
Your color looks a little green on my screen. The photo itself is just wonderful. Not many people read the challenge very well. You did a great job.
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05/20/2006 06:07:51 AM
This is really cool. I love the lights in bokeh behind him - it really makes him look in his environment. Perfect for the challenge!
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05/20/2006 01:40:32 AM
Very well done! I predict a top 10 finish for this one.
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05/19/2006 04:05:38 PM
Colours are good here and the composition too.
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05/19/2006 07:31:20 AM
Awesome subject and bokeh.
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05/19/2006 05:23:05 AM
Nice shot, love the backround, not as fond of the halo all around the officer but that´s just nitpicking. 7 from me.
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05/18/2006 11:35:34 PM
Good DOF.
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05/18/2006 11:35:03 PM
This is my favorite so far. Wonderful background choice with the city lights, definitely in his environment. He certainly is a worthy subject to represent our courageous police officers. 10
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05/18/2006 08:37:41 PM
This is a great shot, except there is haloing of some type around the officer. I don't know if that's sharpening or masking, but unfortunately, it detracts from the picture (IMHO)
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05/18/2006 07:44:16 PM
Very nice composition...the border works nicely. I like the contrast of the brightly colored background and the comparatively colorless man in black. There's no question what environment he's in.
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05/18/2006 12:33:58 PM
Great use of dof
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05/17/2006 10:13:42 PM
This is a great environmental portrait! The officers 'envirmonment' is clearly dipicted with the street lights, yet it's subtle enough that he really stands out. Very nice!
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05/17/2006 06:06:29 PM
Its a cracker of a shot Full marks to you
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05/17/2006 08:06:35 AM
great composition - really like the expression on the cop's face.
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05/16/2006 08:29:41 PM
Very Nice!
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05/16/2006 05:19:50 PM
Finally a photo that speaks to the specific challenge. Very nice!
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05/16/2006 01:19:50 AM
He doesn't look too happy! -- very nice bokeh
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05/15/2006 09:21:16 PM
I like how he almost fills the frame but there is enough background to see this is taken in a large city. Nice.
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05/15/2006 07:40:01 PM
Nicely done! Easily a ribbon winner. Congrats on a great shot.
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05/15/2006 03:50:43 PM
Nice shallow DOF, that really makes this image. Also your subject has a kind face and that attracts people to the image and his story. Nice touch using his name, personalises the image
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05/15/2006 03:42:28 PM
Great contrast between the black uniform, the shiny badge and the colored lights. It's the kind of picture you could look at for a long time, making up stories to fit the officer and the background.
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05/15/2006 11:45:18 AM
Nice background. Outstanding in more ways than one.
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05/15/2006 10:20:34 AM
Nice shot! I like the comp but there is something off I just dont know what. Maybe colors or contrast.
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05/15/2006 09:25:23 AM
nice effect
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05/15/2006 05:34:53 AM
Superb...the bokeh in the lens is superb and suits this shot...I hope it ribbons 10
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05/15/2006 12:54:27 AM
The only thing that detracts from this shot is the somewhat strange expression. Nice idea, good subject. I like the blurred cityscape backdrop.
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05/15/2006 12:22:07 AM
Suits the challenge perfectly. I like that he's looking right at you. Makes it seems like a portrait - not a candid.
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