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Young and Alone
Young and Alone
davidus428


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC for Nikon
Location: Sampaloc, Manila
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006

one of the thousands of streetchildren in Manila. photo taken at a nearby underground pedestrian crossing. the boy's name is Nino. (pronounced "Ninyo")

i had to play with very low light situation with a high ISO. but IMO the "noise" added to the effect.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 197
Avg (all users): 7.1263
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.0460
Avg (non-participants): 7.1942
Views since voting: 3440
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 190
Comments: 47
Favorites: 14 (view)


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04/28/2007 03:28:08 AM
Great shot.
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07/13/2006 03:11:37 PM
Originally posted by dsamedra:

I wish you contributed something on that empty jollibee cup before making that prize winning shot.


hi. this is a setup shot. we care for these former streetkids in our shelter home in the church.
07/11/2006 05:30:49 PM
I wish you contributed something on that empty jollibee cup before making that prize winning shot.
06/30/2006 03:01:37 PM
Ugh, a 7.1 with no ribbon. That is like a sockful of pennies in the gut. Great shot though. Well composed and well processed.
06/28/2006 02:50:32 PM
Greetings from the critique club

Congratulations! This is an emotive photograph that tells a story and draws the viewer into it.

You've used the available light to great effect. As you mention, the noise adds to the effect.

Cropping, composition, DoF are just perfect.

Congrats again, and thanks for sharing.
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06/27/2006 12:11:58 AM
Hi David. You're on a roll. Proud to be Pinoy. I am here in Manila. Wish I can shoot with you.
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06/26/2006 11:03:04 PM
Perfect, a great pic, congrats for placing in the top! Great work.
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06/26/2006 02:07:35 PM
Congratulations on the 4th place! Excellent shot!
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06/26/2006 08:46:12 AM
Well done on the high placing. Glad to see this was appreciated.
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06/26/2006 02:22:30 AM
Congrats! One of my favorites.
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06/26/2006 01:38:11 AM
this was my pick for the blue - glad you beat me
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06/26/2006 01:23:32 AM
Congrats on 4th place. Powerful image...
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06/26/2006 01:18:27 AM
Congrats. This was one of my top choices.
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06/26/2006 12:31:33 AM
Congratulations on your 4th finish with this somber and touching image.
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06/26/2006 12:08:03 AM
Congrats on your placing! A very strong and emotional shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 11:50:35 PM
makes me sad. 10
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06/25/2006 11:10:37 PM
Awwwwwww poor baby. Nice image for the challenge, well done!
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06/25/2006 11:10:24 PM
desat works here. I like the lines too.
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06/25/2006 09:57:54 PM
Wow. Excellent. If I could vote, you'd have a 10 from me. The tones are perfect. I wish I could help that sweet little boy. I hope his situation isn't as dire as the picture would lead us to believe. :)
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06/25/2006 09:10:57 PM
Good job, should score high in this challenge.
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06/25/2006 08:25:42 PM
Great emotive capture indeed. Nice work.
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06/25/2006 09:32:31 AM
Great shor
the muted colours work very well
10 from me

Kev
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06/24/2006 07:53:18 PM
Wow This photo has great feeling.
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06/23/2006 10:08:22 PM
I like this photo. The one thing that could have made this even better would be to remove cup and bag in front of him.
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06/23/2006 08:22:04 PM
Heart wrenching. 8
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06/23/2006 04:29:17 PM
Good luck with your photo.
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06/23/2006 02:46:05 PM
Wonderlful job on the editing, it really adds to the mood of the picture.
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06/23/2006 12:04:25 PM
Damn, that's sad.

And very well shot. :-(
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06/23/2006 07:14:37 AM
Now this is good.
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06/23/2006 01:48:20 AM
Touching and technicaly superb.
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06/23/2006 12:41:54 AM
Appears authentic ... definitely draws the viewer in to a story ... curious to know if this is set-up or real. well done.
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06/21/2006 07:35:37 PM
incredibly moving
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06/21/2006 06:54:45 PM
Nicely done. Makes me want to hug him and bring him home with me. Definitely screams desolation to me. Very nicely done. I like your choice to leave in a smidgen of color.
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06/20/2006 08:43:50 PM
This is a great desolation image. Really well done.
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06/20/2006 03:09:33 PM
among many superficial photos, a real one with a strong impact, great shot
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06/20/2006 06:02:15 AM
Very strong image. There's a lot left to fix in this world...
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06/20/2006 12:07:29 AM
Incredible shot. The feeling of desolation is so evident in the subjects eyes. Awesome!!
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06/19/2006 10:13:58 PM
i REALLY like this photo...the color...the feel...it's really good
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06/19/2006 09:02:42 PM
Very effective :/ point taken.
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06/19/2006 06:28:47 PM
Best person in a hallway shot so far...by far.
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06/19/2006 06:09:47 PM
These child shots really tug at the heart strings. This is so sad. Like the emptiness of the long passageway. Great image. 9
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06/19/2006 12:47:14 PM
Nice colors, model and place. Good work :o)
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06/19/2006 10:52:15 AM
goodman??

excellent comp I like the offset/minimalistic feel, great light,excellent movement, excellent leading lines, great texture, interesting use of duotone, good emotional value,
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06/19/2006 10:23:30 AM
Is there a richness in desolation? There must be because photographers often seek it out to depict. In this image there is some sort of richness. Desolation in my mind is not rich, it is poor and deprived in spirit (and in all the things such as colour, tone, texture etc which symbolize spirit). It is, if you will, pseudo-photographer's-desolation. 8 because we all live accoring to these weird rules ;-)
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06/19/2006 07:54:44 AM
Very good. I think you'll place high with that one.
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06/19/2006 05:26:14 AM
great shot!
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06/19/2006 04:21:43 AM
Very nice use of the perspective. The eye falls on the child and his cup, then escapes onward down the tunnel. If I had one slight critisism it would be that the tunnel exit might be slightly better just a little further right in the frame.
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