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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Dublin
Date: Feb 15, 2007
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2007

Taken while out in Dublin,

Edits in Elements
Crop, resize, sharpen, remove noise, add gradiant filter, brightness, contrast.

Prediction, score 5.9000, 1 fav, 8 comments

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 288
Avg (all users): 7.0596
Avg (commenters): 8.7742
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.1186
Views since voting: 11832
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 235
Comments: 73
Favorites: 35 (view)


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03/04/2007 09:06:38 AM
I have submitted a print for sale from this photography if anybody is interested.
03/03/2007 06:27:26 PM
Greetings from the CC. Well, I like that you have a wide range of tones in the B&W. Your image falls into the category of concept images which certainly is popular these days. And not always easy to do. I am not sure what to say that has not already been said in the comments. The woman in the picture is so important even tho she is blurred, without her it would be nothing. The low angle really works!

Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/03/2007 10:44:14 AM
Dang, it won't let me favorite it again.
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02/28/2007 11:19:38 PM
Oh, too bad you missed on your projections. Just a wee bit! :) Congrats!
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02/28/2007 05:59:15 PM
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02/27/2007 10:01:54 PM
Left a comment during voting, but just wanted to congratulate you on winning the red ribbon! Very nice photo!
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02/27/2007 06:15:30 PM
Originally posted by fahad:

nice picture but you didn't give the focus lenth on it.


its a 50mm lens, so I am guessing the focal length was around.. ummm
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02/27/2007 02:48:59 AM
nice picture but you didn't give the focus lenth on it.
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02/26/2007 10:42:23 PM
This photo jumped off the main page at me. It's simplistic and the title fits the mood perfectly. Great job!
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02/26/2007 06:30:49 PM
Great photo. I always believe that 90% of the time taking pictures of people's backs is a bad thing. This picture falls under that other 10% as it gives good context to the photo. Sure, I think if you had another guy in the bench look back toward the lady, it would have been perfect, still it is terrific the way it is. The technicals are perfect: lighting, sharpness, focus, depth are all there. The composition is idea, nice low perspective catch the whole body of the subject, with the leading line in the bench pointing toward here. The texture of the ground and it's wetness add a lot of character to the photo. A wonderful well executed shot. Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/26/2007 03:41:30 PM
taken at the customs house Shrink
02/26/2007 03:21:22 PM
Congrats. Great photo. Love the reflections and the contrasts all over the place. Very interesting, simple and elegant, great use of DOF. But I couldn't figure what the building was in the background, despite living there for 15 years.
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02/26/2007 10:20:03 AM
You live in Dublin and that's all you could come up with?? (I think I mean congratulations on your ribbon).
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02/26/2007 07:50:14 AM
Great shot. Simple, but captures your eye and tells a story.
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02/26/2007 07:36:48 AM
Excellent shot and congrats on the ribbon. I can't wait to go back.
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02/26/2007 06:45:16 AM
I listed my wrong lens,
I need to correct that
02/26/2007 06:19:41 AM
Great image! I added it to my favs. :-)

But why does it say you used a f/1.8 aperture when the lens you listed as using was a 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED??
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02/26/2007 05:59:04 AM
Wow, for a competitive guy, this must put you over the moon. Congratulations Darren!!

Message edited by author 2007-02-26 06:00:11.
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02/26/2007 05:23:26 AM
I gave this a 10 ... I think that says it all. Congratulations!
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02/26/2007 05:22:11 AM
beautiful - a great anglo-irish 1,2,3!
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02/26/2007 04:38:33 AM
DUDE!!!! YOUR RIBBON!!!!!

What an outstanding job in a formidable challenge!!!

GO TEAM SUCK!!!!!!
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02/26/2007 04:27:20 AM
YOOHOO!!:) congrats Darren!
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02/26/2007 03:14:12 AM
Great image Darren, its a great B&W photo. Congrats on the Ribbon
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02/26/2007 03:11:23 AM
Congrats on your red!
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02/26/2007 03:02:00 AM
Congrat on your second red and 10 favs, Darren. Great image in every aspect!
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02/26/2007 02:39:32 AM
Well my prediction was well off, thank god.
Thanks for all the kind comments, i was hoping for a ribbon with this shot as i love street photography. Anyway lets move on and see whats next.

thanks again
Darren
02/26/2007 02:22:35 AM
Congrats!
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02/26/2007 02:18:50 AM
I love everything about this shot, absolutely beautiful!
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02/26/2007 01:58:16 AM
Excellent ! Congrats on your ribbon !
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02/26/2007 01:39:05 AM
Excellent capture and tones Grats on your RED!
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02/26/2007 12:32:34 AM
Very nice! Congrats!!
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02/26/2007 12:28:14 AM
Beautiful photo, Darren. Huge congrats on the red.
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02/26/2007 12:10:23 AM
This is such an intelligent, well-thought out photo. Very deserving of a ribbon. Congratulations!
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02/26/2007 12:06:17 AM
Congrats on second place.
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02/26/2007 12:05:54 AM
Hehe.. your predictions were a little off! Nice surprise I'm sure. Congrats on the red! :)
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02/26/2007 12:04:49 AM
YAY DARREN!!!! Congrats on the ribbon and a wonderful photograph!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2007 07:13:39 PM
All the ellements in their place: the focus, the composition, the story, the timing. Great.
02/25/2007 01:47:28 PM
Great shot.
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02/25/2007 12:38:27 PM
Simply stated. Nice clarity and contrast.
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02/25/2007 11:04:29 AM
I like this!
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02/24/2007 05:26:01 PM
Very well done 9
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02/24/2007 02:04:26 PM
Good one! Very "classic". Lovely story-telling.
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02/23/2007 02:56:32 PM
this makes me think italy, am i right? very nice old school shot. bresson would be proud. - 10
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02/23/2007 12:28:55 PM
Good job on the B&W conversion. Reflection on the sidewalk bring dimension to the photo.
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02/23/2007 11:59:51 AM
simple but great.
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02/23/2007 09:35:38 AM
very good... subject, composition ... I like this one!
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02/22/2007 04:04:06 PM
This is definately in my top 3 for this challenge. Awesome composition!
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02/22/2007 03:01:49 PM
Excellent composition, and all the better due to the wet pavement.
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02/22/2007 02:00:03 AM
very strong feeling of absence, symbolic.
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02/21/2007 08:30:34 PM
Great one. I like the different approach you have used by making the bench the centre of attention. The title enhances the image too.
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02/21/2007 07:33:51 PM
Very inspired title, good work! 10!
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02/21/2007 03:03:56 AM
Finally some real street photography.

If i was a member I would give this a 10.
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02/21/2007 12:08:43 AM
nice personification. i read somewhere that you need a way to connect the foreground with the background to keep the eyes moving, so leaving that piece of bag overlapping the handle was textbook. all in all nice job.
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02/20/2007 04:11:58 PM
Great b&w conversion and a strong composition. A great sense of depth to this photograph, with that bench looking very inviting. Well done!
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02/20/2007 12:52:47 PM
One of the best I've seen yet, congrats and good luck.
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02/20/2007 12:50:01 PM
great DOF, reflections work well here
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02/20/2007 11:18:00 AM
Great tonal range - perfect in black and white.
Too many pictures here have just been converted to b/w regardless of they suitability in monochrome or not.
gre8t!
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02/20/2007 10:51:08 AM
AWESOME WORK!! Love this!
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02/20/2007 09:53:41 AM
Excellent shot. The dof works so well..having the girl out of focus. It looks rainy and dreary...which works with her walking away from the scene. 10. LOVE IT.
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02/20/2007 03:36:00 AM
I donít have much knowledge on street photography but my thoughts on you shot are as follows: I love the simplicity of this shot. The bench and the pillars behind draw me into the shot and then the lady walking along. Just lovely. 10
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02/19/2007 11:35:22 PM
wonderful story here. I instantly thought, man if benches like this could talk about the stuff they've heard or seen...what stories they could tell.
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02/19/2007 07:10:30 PM
This is a fantastic picture.... well done... I just love it... congrats..
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02/19/2007 04:22:46 PM
Beauty DOF. Great capture.
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02/19/2007 03:03:32 PM
I love this scene. It really does give the impression that she up-and-left from the seat....but it looks a bit wet to be sat one in my opinion! Lovely DOF and contrast. 8
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02/19/2007 02:07:40 PM
Simplitically beautiful and symbolic. 8
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02/19/2007 01:11:30 PM
Lovely image, very much reminiscent of Cartier-Bresson and his contemporaries. Really like your composition, the viewpoint from which you've chosen to shoot, the depth of field that softens the details of the grand pillared building behind just enough but not too much and, of course, the lone female carrying her shopping home. The fact that she's wearing black is actually crucial to the success of the image as her almost silhouetted form really needs that solidity to balance the strong blacks of the bench. High contrast is just right too. Oh and the wet pavement glistening as well. All good!
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02/19/2007 01:06:12 PM
This is great. That beautiful architecture in the background takes this from the ordinary to the "extremely special" One of my favorites!
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02/19/2007 11:11:24 AM
i really like this alot, great use of DOF.
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02/19/2007 11:06:54 AM
this is great ... adding to faves ...
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02/19/2007 10:34:40 AM
Excellent. I love the high contrast and movement of the woman walking away. Nice work.
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02/19/2007 09:15:47 AM
10!
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02/19/2007 08:04:45 AM
Sweet image... I love the implications here.
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02/19/2007 12:34:33 AM
love the DOF! great shot..
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