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Don't Pass Me By
Don't Pass Me By

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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Location: Manchester
Date: May 25, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/450
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2006

This wee homeless fellow was playing his whistle/pipe in Manchester. He only seemed to know 3 notes that he kept blowing continuously over and over again. As passersby walked past he would blow harder and harder to draw their attention. Their stare remained fixed to the floor as they walked on by.

I'm glad that I enjoy photography...it allows me to look up.

Place: 71 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.9251
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 5.7800
Avg (non-participants): 6.0120
Views since voting: 975
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 267
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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06/10/2006 02:52:38 PM
Hello from the critque club,

A great story-telling shot here. It works very well with the lyric that you chose to depict.

I like the detail and sharpness of the whole shot. The details of both the man and the stone wall behind him really add character to the image. I like the vertical composition and the negative space. It adds weight to the image and gives him a real sense of place. LIke he is smaller in the shadow of the buildings around him. I do like that you included the sign in the upper corner, too. It closes off that corner and keeps my eye from leaving the frame.

I agree with the commenters that it is a pity that his feet are cut off. That happens sometimes and can't be avoided, but it is definitely something to look out for when framing your shot. His face is also a little shadowed, which is I am sure the way the ambient light was falling. It would be nice to find an angle or another way to get more light on his face.

Well done, here. I like this one very much.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 11:25:46 PM
I like the inclusion of the sign even if you had to cut some of him out. The shadows add a nice touch.
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06/01/2006 10:55:09 PM
Excelen moment, but thecnically you kut the foots, even that the pict is amazing. Good phrase.
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05/31/2006 11:08:15 PM
Couldn't figure out the song just looking at the picture, but the photograph itself is stunning.
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05/31/2006 07:34:35 PM
I would like this more if you didn't cut off his feet.
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05/31/2006 12:43:18 PM
Nice shot. I would love to see it a bit more contrasted. 7
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05/31/2006 05:17:18 AM
I listen for your footsteps
Coming up the drive
Listen for your footsteps
But they don't arrive .....5
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05/31/2006 05:00:24 AM
Oh, the feet are cut off, otherwise this would probably score higher.
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