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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D
Location: Amsterdam NL
Date: Feb 17, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2007

First of all, for some reason downsizing to 640px looks worse than to 800px wide. Maybe it is because I have gotten used to working in 800px wide for the web, but with some contrasty b&w stuff 640px wide really sucks for some reason.

This entry is far, far, far away from Cartier-Bresson. I can only dream of getting at his level, but that is what I would like to in the end. Maybe 10 years from now I'll be at 50%. :)

Ok, don't know what it is, but when I see two wheels I want to shoot it. Bicycles, motorcycles, whatever. So here is another panned shot of a twowheeler. This is most likely at the intersection of the Heerengracht with the Reguliersgracht (near the Rembrandtplein) in Amsterdam. Mother with child on their way to the Amsterdam Zoo?

I stood up at 5.30 on Saturday, took the 6.18 train to Amsterdam and walked the streets and the Zoo non-stop from 7.00 till 14.00... Amsterdam is great early in the morning, it is relatively desolate and quiet. We do these GTG's from 12.00 onwards, but the best time is 7.30 in the winter and 5.30 in the summer. Same goes for every city in the North.

Editing:
Two seperate layers of different b&w conversions. One concentrating on the skin tones and the other one preserving detail in the highlights. Manually blended the two.

Statistics
Place: 28 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.4748
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 6.2456
Avg (non-participants): 6.6855
Views since voting: 1495
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 238
Comments: 19
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05/07/2007 03:07:14 PM
Very nice photo Sander, I like it a lot, effective in it's simplicity I even like the color one a little bit better, always nice to read your comment on the photo too
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03/11/2007 04:09:38 PM
Originally posted by goodman:

such a great shot, would love to see it in col. too


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A quick edit from scratch. :)
03/11/2007 10:28:03 AM
such a great shot, would love to see it in col. too
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2007 11:32:37 PM
Excellent. A fitting tribute to Henri.
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02/25/2007 10:39:45 PM
Very nice motion panning.
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02/24/2007 06:45:45 PM
Lovely composition. 9.
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02/23/2007 02:48:36 PM
very nice. good movement and excellent toning. - 9
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02/23/2007 01:24:10 AM
Nice motion panning, Kinda looks like she has a baby up the front. Nice BW
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02/22/2007 01:36:56 PM
cute, i like it.
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02/21/2007 05:19:16 PM
Symbol of purity and peace... love this picture...
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02/21/2007 11:54:33 AM
Nice panning here.
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02/20/2007 04:37:03 PM
Amsterdam!!!!!
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02/20/2007 04:17:34 PM
Nice shot. I like the motion panning in this image.
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02/20/2007 02:19:15 PM
great panning
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02/19/2007 07:59:09 PM
great shot
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02/19/2007 05:00:44 PM
Very nice!
Just enough motion blur in the background to add life to this, and well composed to tell a story of a street scene.
(if you see her again, let her know here back tire looks a little low) ;)
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02/19/2007 10:39:32 AM
YES!! Love the sense of movement and the contrast. The mix of human/urban is what MAKES street photography.
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02/19/2007 06:07:12 AM
awesome...love this. So European and so in line with the challenge 9
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02/19/2007 01:34:57 AM
Nice and fresh, I like it..
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