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"Sitting in his nowhere land"
"Sitting in his nowhere land"

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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Austin, TX
Date: May 27, 2006
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Candid, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2006

Ok, I didn't shoot this for the challenge but it seem to fit the lyric and I had nothing else to enter. This guy was just sleeping there and never did catch his name.

Place: 16 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.5336
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 6.2323
Avg (non-participants): 6.6957
Views since voting: 1932
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 283
Comments: 29
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/31/2007 01:49:43 PM
I love this pic... I don't find the background distracting at all actually, as some others have suggested. I love the metal cleats on the bottom of his shoes and it leads me to wonder whether he is a dancer. There's something so incredibly real about this. Would not change a thing about it.
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09/07/2006 01:52:01 AM
I'm glad I checked your profile periodically or I'd have missed this shot.
I'm pretty sure you did some serious post-editing on this one - and that's what I liked most about this photo - it is so pleasing to look at. Subject is natural and that is a good thing (refreshing compared to modelled shots). Nice work, Richard.

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06/23/2006 09:14:30 PM
The sense of desolation and abndonment is really evident in this image. Love your new "style" of post processing dude.
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06/19/2006 03:39:22 AM
CPTdos, ayos!

Very funky PP, Richard! Yeah, I like the darkness of this.
Also, great take for the challenge. I'd un-crop a bit from the right side, but all in all, it's a great photo.
I'd've woken up the guy, were I you, and ask if he's sleepy. Hehe.
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06/16/2006 12:13:45 PM
Greetings from CTP2 Gunnsi
First impression

You met the challenge and still going within top 20.
Good picture of a tired man. You met the challenge. Good focus, good placement/angle and rules of thirds. This is a beautiful benche (seat) and that gives you some points.
What can you do better
Ask him to move his left foot a bit :-) it sort of hangs there.
Sorry I can't give you any suggestions on making this better.
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06/14/2006 11:25:28 PM
hi from ctp2:

Another good finish! This fit the challenge nicely, and is also a nice candid. The reflection in the glass right behind the man is a little distracting. I really like the lighting, though, and the way the man's white shirt contrasts with the dark surroundings.
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06/12/2006 11:46:20 AM
Hi from CPT2!

I like the processing on this. This is a very nice candid shot.
Congrats on top 20, again:)
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06/11/2006 07:23:46 PM
Greetings from your own critique club.

Once again, absolately stunning. Yanko, you are on roll. Want to share your secrete now??

First Impression
Very Nice candid shot.
Perfect composition.
Very nice, meets the challenge.
Technical (Colour and light):
Color and lighting is very good. Processing is very nice.
Only thing I can think of is the improvement in the BG. Just wondering if it was possible to ake it from different angle to change the BG.
Over all very nice porcessing and image.

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06/07/2006 11:49:21 PM
A good complement to the title. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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06/07/2006 09:43:23 PM
Hi Richard -

For being a shoehorned entry, you certainly found a good title. Fitting and not overused throughout the field of entries.

One thing I've noticed here is that DPC voters do hate dark, processed images, except when it looks like a draganizer action. We probably have Joey to blame for bringing that style into vogue here.

Whatever you did put the photo through, it has retained really nice clarity and texture.
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06/07/2006 03:29:41 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Excellent shot!
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06/07/2006 01:28:43 PM
Hello from Álex, CTP MkII

First Impression: What a week, my friend, two shots with more than 6.5 and both on top 20. Impressive job. I hope you don't decide to abandone us now that you're on the top...LOL.
Composition: very good composition. Maybe on the right is too tight to the bench, and a little bit of free space could help.
Subject: accurate for the challenge.
Technical: you have done a really good job on the PP, achieving a quite interesting photo.
Improvement: I don't really love the BG. The reflection on the door is too distracting IMO. And the white of the jersey is a bit blown out (maybe that's just on my monitor)
Summary: Very good job in meeting the challenge with a photo that maybe without the PP wouldn't be quite interesting.

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06/07/2006 09:43:28 AM
I should have recognized the fantastic processing as your work!!! Outstanding job. Man, I love what you do with your editing (of course it helps that you start out with fantastic shots too...) ;-) Congrats on your high score & finish.
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06/07/2006 07:40:51 AM
This is awesome! The dark and wonderful post processing adds to it even more. It's perfect and I'm really glad it finished so strong! Congratulations on a top 20 finish!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 06:09:30 PM
Wow, this picture is just awesomeeeeeeeee
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06/06/2006 06:07:08 PM
nice photograph
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06/06/2006 05:37:50 PM
Beautiful. I wonder about what he's thinking or dreaming. I really love the mood in this one. Great colors too. 9
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06/05/2006 03:55:15 AM
maybe this is lesley goodman!

excellent shot 9
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06/02/2006 11:32:32 PM
very nice shot
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06/02/2006 08:45:40 AM
Nice moddy editing.
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06/02/2006 07:08:43 AM
"Knows not where he's going to
Isn't he a bit like you and me?"
Your pp is great!
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06/01/2006 10:37:06 PM
Good photo! And matches with the title. In what land he might be???
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06/01/2006 08:58:36 PM
Nicely done! Didn't expect to see so many candid type shots in this challenge.
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06/01/2006 02:49:26 PM
I suspect it's burning/dodging, but something weird is happening with his left leg, isn't it? An almost escher-like confusion of relative position - look at th trouser and it seems so much more straightened than his right, and yet the foot is apparently touching the pavement at more or les the same distance.
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06/01/2006 03:35:07 AM
The picture that tells a story. Great job.
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06/01/2006 12:18:11 AM
I like the colouring in this one. Certainly fits the lyrics.
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05/31/2006 09:34:00 PM
Excellent photo. I hope he does not really live in his own nowhere land.
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05/31/2006 05:05:53 PM
Oh yes ! He really IS in his nowhere land, isn't he ?
Well seen (or arranged)
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05/31/2006 09:43:16 AM
Very nice shot!
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