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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Pier 39 in San Francisco
Date: Feb 16, 2007
Aperture: 2.7
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2007

Okay, so I lied. He wasn't really lost...I actually had to crop out his dad who was standing 2 feet away.

Hopefully people won't score me down for the grain. It's my first time doing something like this, but I feel that I really need to since all of the major street photography shots I've seen are very grainy and in b/w.

It was really hard to pick which photo to submit. I had at least 3 really good choices, but chose this because it seems different...meaning not a homeless person :)
Although I have to admit, 2 other good shpts I took were of homeless people. Oh well, I like this and I hope it fairs okay...even if it is super-grainy-artsy-fartsy.

:::After Challenge:::
AWWWWWWWWW!! Another 21st place!...so close...

It's okay though, I'm really happy with the way this scored and turned out. Thanks for all of the comments :)

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.5690
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 6.5254
Avg (non-participants): 6.6116
Views since voting: 1708
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 239
Comments: 34
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/04/2009 08:08:07 AM
what wonderful photo! I love the look of the steps!
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02/18/2009 04:28:57 PM
I apparently liked this one when voting too, I gave it a well deserved ten. I love the tones of the stairs and the little guy just makes this one special!
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03/06/2007 11:23:34 AM
Terrific composition. I like what you did with the crop here. I like how you can just see the one eye, gives the photo a nice emotion. Good gritty scene, with the repeating patterns. The angle you chose also works well as they give the stairs a nice line that moves the eye throughout the frame. Terrific capture!
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03/03/2007 10:49:19 AM
Grain works good with this one, good choice.
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03/03/2007 10:14:00 AM
I love shooting children this age. It's like shooting wildlife -- you just wait, and they will do something charming or awful. I like the composition of this shot, and I don't mind the grain at all -- it seems appropriate for this image, which looks vintage. Congratulation on a score to be envied by all Team Suck members.
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02/26/2007 09:09:53 AM
great composition, a thirties sense of melodrama to this shot. I gave it a 7. In a less brilliant challenge, it would have gotten a higher score and a comment.
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02/26/2007 07:12:25 AM
Darn near a top twenty but better still, a great score on a great image! Nothing wrong with this at all. I do like the grain - works very well for this. And I like the very tight crop next to the young child with that vast expanse of stairs next to and behind him - it creates a great tension in the photograph. Well done!
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02/26/2007 12:41:14 AM
Great finish, Leah. I love the texture in the image.
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02/26/2007 12:12:29 AM
One of my favorites really thought it would do better, great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2007 11:58:14 PM
Great photo; love the grain.
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02/25/2007 05:07:25 PM
Love this!! Processing is great - Excellent!
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02/25/2007 12:27:25 PM
Very emotive... what a feeling you are conveying. Makes me sad!
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02/24/2007 09:49:58 AM
poor little! great lines and pp
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02/24/2007 09:30:33 AM
nice job...emotions of fear and loneliness
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02/24/2007 01:06:09 AM
Not streets
02/22/2007 11:34:43 PM
Like the grainy feel to this. Love the shoe falling off.... Nice photo.
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02/22/2007 10:45:16 AM
lovely shot, i hope he found the parents, or was he yours!!!!!!!! bumping up
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02/21/2007 10:23:35 PM
this is timeless - 10
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02/21/2007 01:56:37 AM
i like the grain effect and the composition. title is a bit off though. still - an 8 for me.
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02/20/2007 07:23:06 PM
Great composition. I think you've over-processed.
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02/20/2007 04:13:57 PM
Very nice shot. I like the gritty feel to it.
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02/20/2007 02:27:31 PM
Great texture and very cool retro vibe to this photo. Wonderful photograph!
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02/20/2007 11:28:37 AM
Oh my goodness! Cool gritty feel here and this shot definitely evokes an emotion to me....I want to scoop him up and tell him all will be ok. Wonderful, powerful shot!
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02/20/2007 09:48:55 AM
Awww...such an emotional shot. I want to help the poor little guy find his mommy. This is beautifully done. 10.
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02/20/2007 02:39:20 AM
Brilliantly captured.
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02/19/2007 08:11:43 PM
oh how sweet. This is wonderful
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02/19/2007 07:19:13 PM
aw :(
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02/19/2007 02:16:56 PM
There are a bunch of pictures in this competition that are titled "Lost, but this is the only one that caught my eye. Wonderful tonality, framing, and subject. A very nice capture of a moment.
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02/19/2007 01:04:30 PM
Oh yes. This one is awesome! I hope his mom really is right by, but this sure makes a perfect street photography photo!
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02/19/2007 11:01:08 AM
very nice composition and processing.
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02/19/2007 06:00:54 AM
wow...this has a real 1930's depression feel about it...well done
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02/19/2007 02:27:45 AM
Possibly a bit over-dodged for classic street photography (IMO), but beautiful composition, grain, instant of capture and composition. 9.5=10.
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02/19/2007 12:53:14 AM
Nicely executed and processed!
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02/19/2007 12:30:16 AM
Great image
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