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The Pedestrian
The Pedestrian
LalliSig


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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Lækjartorg, Reykjavik
Date: Feb 16, 2007
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Urban, Candid
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2007

Well decided to go "back to the basics" and try shooting for this challenge, this was the best I could do. I just went downtown with the 300D and a 50mm 1.8 that is usually glued to the film camera. I just wanted the smallest, lightest, most inconspicuous package I had for this. Handheld, no motion blur added in post processing.

Did my best to get the image to look very timeless, like it could have been shot half a century ago on film so thatīs why I chose this backround. The person walking is actually quite famous here in Iceland, he is a writer and is named Hallgrímur Helgason. Was a pure coincidence that the photo was of him but it makes me like the shot even more.

I REALLY like this photo but I donīt think I can venture a guess on how it will do, it could get a 3.5 or a 7.5 but most likely somewhere exactly in between those scores but I honestly donīt have a clue and donīt really care, was a fun project for me and thatīs all that matters :) This is far from what I normally do with photography, I usually like to "make" my photos and not find them.

Post processing was pretty minimal, raw conversion, cropped to this format, curves for contrast, a little dodge/burn and removed some grafitti on the window and finally sharpened and added frame after resizing.

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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.9247
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.7807
Avg (non-participants): 7.0560
Views since voting: 2994
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 239
Comments: 54
Favorites: 16 (view)


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03/07/2007 06:50:03 AM
Good image but could be better.
I think that you shot this maybe two steps (his) too late or you should have been standing a little bit more to the right so the shot would be straight on the side of the man and the building with the window as a background.
I like the outcome though.
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03/02/2007 10:53:18 AM
Larus,

This is an excellent photograph. I've come to appreciate departures from the typical DP-style, and this is probably one of the best examples of which I've seen on this site.
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03/01/2007 11:37:15 PM
Exceptional photo... i scored it a 10 and expected it to be top three at least.

Anyways, I was hoping for some insight on the blur. It seems to give a "rotational" feeling, not just left to right, bringing the face into attention. I first thought is was PS, but reading your comments I understand it's not. If it's camera motion, how can you have the face in such perfect focus? Thanks...
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02/27/2007 02:30:20 PM
Superb shot. Such excellent work.
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02/27/2007 07:32:51 AM
Just wanted to poll a vote for more finding and less making. Of course that's just my personal taste but seeing that this was yours really impressed me because of the fact that it is not what I expected to see from you.
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02/26/2007 04:52:46 PM
Well captured and truely a great photo.

-danny
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02/26/2007 05:56:36 AM
This was my pick for the winner.
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02/26/2007 05:46:26 AM
Hah! Wouldn't have guessed that this one was yours Larus! Fannst þetta langbesta myndin eiginlega..
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02/26/2007 03:17:16 AM
Larus! I just beat you... Now that's a great feat! Excellent image mate
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02/26/2007 02:35:46 AM
I like that blur. Now why couldn't you stink in this challenge and show some chips in the armor? Geez.
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02/26/2007 01:42:29 AM
You got it bang on mate.. this is frigging AMAZZINGGG!!!! so hard to crack this shot so well...
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02/26/2007 12:54:12 AM
Superb. Deserved the blue.
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02/26/2007 12:38:34 AM
Make them, find them, doesn't make much of a difference as you have clearly showed us you can do well in either. Great score, great shot!
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02/26/2007 12:23:43 AM
Congrates on the top 10 place, I thought it should have been top 3 myself. Great shot!!! I gave it a 10....
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02/26/2007 12:07:50 AM
Who'd have thought this was yours? Excellent, Larus! You ought to just "find" things more often. No, wait. You do well enough "making" things - we don't need you "finding" them, too! Seriously, though - great shot, great find.
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02/26/2007 12:07:31 AM
Congrats on seventh place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2007 10:30:05 PM
skillfully done. 9
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02/25/2007 10:21:22 PM
Superb ART & pathos of street life!
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02/25/2007 05:54:17 PM
Nice motion blur
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02/25/2007 12:44:39 PM
I like the motion blur.
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02/25/2007 11:55:39 AM
this looks exactly like something good old Henri would do. Looks impossible. Giving you a 9.
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02/25/2007 11:07:27 AM
Very nice!
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02/25/2007 09:56:40 AM
Beautiful job panning here! Tones are rich and engaging. 9
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02/25/2007 07:04:08 AM
Brilliant shot, a term i think i over use but here it's certainly apt.
You've managed to keep him sharp whilst panning the street, it's worked so well.
The strong contrast and deep blacks give it character, while the motion gives it spontenuity and a candid feel to which street photography is all about.
9.
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02/24/2007 11:47:29 AM
I like the motion blur in the background, but think the subject's feet should be in focus with the rest of the body.
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02/24/2007 11:35:53 AM
Good image I like the feeling of motion you created in your image. :)
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02/24/2007 08:11:51 AM
Very nice use of motion blur/panning to isolate the subject - I like the sense of direction/purpose it gives.
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02/23/2007 10:20:33 PM
Great sense of motion in this photo!
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02/23/2007 04:48:41 PM
love the use of panning.
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02/23/2007 02:54:05 PM
very nice. impressive to get that much movement, but retain his upper body in focus.

coming back to bump this to a 10, bcause I can't imagine how to have made it better. - 10
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02/23/2007 09:21:25 AM
great shot.
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02/23/2007 05:31:42 AM
Very nice motion pan and terrific tonal range. I also like the strength of your composition in the capture. About the only thing that I'd like to see changed would be the angle you took the shot. I think if you were just a few inches higher (or taller), keeping the off of that horizontal line would have made this one even better.
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02/22/2007 09:46:14 PM
wow
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02/22/2007 01:04:18 PM
love it.
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02/21/2007 10:16:32 PM
nice effect - 9
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02/21/2007 12:42:12 AM
this is great. all the accessories are 21st century, but this image still manages to transport me back to 75 years. really like the motion.
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02/20/2007 02:56:36 PM
great panning
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02/20/2007 02:14:12 PM
I love how this is all blurred except for his face, great sense of motion. The b&w tone are just perfect for the mood of the photo. Very nicely done!
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02/20/2007 10:49:36 AM
Excellent work!
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02/20/2007 09:48:17 AM
One of my faves of the challenge. The movement is awesome!!! I love that the hands and face are the only things in focus. B&W works really well. LOVE IT! 10.
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02/19/2007 11:53:14 PM
I really like the sense of motion.
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02/19/2007 09:10:57 PM
i just love the motion blur and tones in this 10
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02/19/2007 08:07:46 PM
A classic.
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02/19/2007 07:55:46 PM
Maybe too much blurring
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02/19/2007 07:24:28 PM
I like the motion panning in this. The contrast is great.
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02/19/2007 05:04:43 PM
Love the motion blur here. I'm sure this will do really well.
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02/19/2007 04:13:27 PM
my only 1-
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02/19/2007 03:12:51 PM
cool capture, great post processing! nicely done!
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02/19/2007 10:58:15 AM
i like the sense of motion and that the person is in focus at the same time.
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02/19/2007 10:47:51 AM
Makes me think about the photograph and makes me think about what he's thinking. I don't think there would be a better way to capture this.

I do think it doesn't need the sort of sharpening, but let's not get technical here.

It's a brilliant image.
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02/19/2007 10:09:16 AM
This is the best one I've seen yet. It has all of the elements to really make you "feel" the street: movement, a human subject and that bicycle really sends it over the top for me. BRAVO 10
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02/19/2007 08:33:36 AM
The best I have seen so far in this challenge... the panning motion makes this great.
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02/19/2007 08:04:22 AM
This is the blue ribbon from me. Perfect everything.
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02/19/2007 05:32:34 AM
Like this one a lot, very nice focus on the face..
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