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Broken Glasses at  Mardi Gras
Broken Glasses at Mardi Gras

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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Mobile, Alabama's Mardi Gras
Date: Feb 13, 2007
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Black and White, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2007

First entry in a Year! Good to be back.

I know my score will suffer from the DNMC strictists. But I do not care... this shot was taken in the streets of Mobile durring Mardi gras. It told a story of a man who was so devoted to his music that he chose a life of poverty to pursue it. He plays on, even though he is moving up in age and can't afford to fix his glasses.

The other pictures I had showed more "street" in the scene, but only he deserved to have his story told.

Place: 64 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.0431
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.8214
Avg (non-participants): 6.2500
Views since voting: 803
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 232
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2007 09:48:44 AM
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02/24/2007 12:10:43 AM
hmmm...i think i like "Hitting the High Notes" better. great skin tones, unfortunately the trumpet paid the price by being blown out...pun intended ;)
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02/22/2007 10:53:00 PM
Terrific, just a wonderful image.
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02/22/2007 10:04:28 AM
This is a wonderful informal portrait with wonderful processing, but IMNSHO, it's not really street photography. Were the broken glasses supposed to give the quirkiness? I had to read the title before I got it. The above is my personal opinion and not meant to be snarky. Great picture, but wrong challenge.
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02/21/2007 07:25:17 PM
Amazing shot.
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02/19/2007 08:42:20 PM
very rich tones...very nice
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02/19/2007 04:45:05 PM
Very nice shot. I really love the contrast the B&W provides.
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02/19/2007 01:19:02 PM
Lovely rich toning and nice intimate close up. The whites seem really harsh, especially where there are large blobs on his finger nails and trumpet reflections. Skin detail just lovely.
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02/19/2007 01:13:13 PM
Love the tone in your shot. Get it...tone....ok that was dumb. Beautiful shot. Love the composition and clarity and sharpness on his face is right on. Great DOF also. Nice work.
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02/19/2007 08:15:47 AM
Great candid portrait.
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