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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
Date: Feb 17, 2007
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2007

I was sitting on a bench, waiting for something to happen when suddenly this couple approached. They gave him some cake and a hot coffee. Yeah, that was my chance :)

I asked the homeless later if he wasn't freezing. "No, I'm sitting on a cardboard" he returned.

*** After challange ***
Nice week: thanks for your great scores, comments and faves! :) Was over 7 for most of the time but in the last night some folks destroyed my dream... buh! ;)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.9480
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.8120
Avg (non-participants): 7.0677
Views since voting: 8225
Views during voting: 532
Votes: 250
Comments: 39
Favorites: 12 (view)


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02/27/2007 06:05:48 PM
Congrats on 5th place, although I think this should have been top 3.
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02/27/2007 01:00:46 PM
Not much time for voting or commenting lately, but I can't let this one go. This is where a picture is worth a thousand words. And made me glad. Thank you.
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02/26/2007 12:27:59 PM
Great capture. I love shots like this that have a story in there and makes me question certain things about everything around us.
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02/26/2007 10:41:40 AM
You captured a wonderful moment Hannes. Congratulations.
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02/26/2007 06:49:32 AM
Hey! 5th..Congrats. great moment you've captured.
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02/26/2007 03:05:20 AM
Congrats on your 5th, Hannes, very well captured moment!
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02/26/2007 12:10:43 AM
Hannes, this image should have won a ribbon in my opinion...underrated. It tells a story from every person's (and the dog's) perspective...awesome image
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02/26/2007 12:08:04 AM
very emotional moment. congrats on a top-5 finish.
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02/26/2007 12:06:55 AM
Congrats on fifth place. So sad.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2007 10:26:58 PM
good capture of a moment. Lots of directional energy going to the point of contact, which is also the point of exchange, the point of charity. 9
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02/25/2007 07:18:20 AM
This is such a sweet and touching image. A beautiful moment captured. I'm not keen on some of the technicals of the shot but who cares - it's not like you were in a studio where all was within your control! Back to bump you up to 9 for making me FEEL the moment.
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02/24/2007 08:31:46 AM
i really love this shot. tells a great story, nice job!
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02/24/2007 07:55:25 AM
Well seen, great levels and contrast. the picture has emotional value, I sure like it.
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02/23/2007 10:20:14 PM
Great capture of interaction between these people and the dog as well. Well lit, too.
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02/23/2007 11:23:16 AM
I love the composition and balance of light. The image speaks volumes of the reality of life, as unfortunate as it is.
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02/23/2007 10:55:36 AM
Great comp and capture.
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02/23/2007 01:32:48 AM
Bravo - I expect to see this on the front page!
Adding to favorites.
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02/22/2007 12:36:49 PM
This might be just another homeless person picture except for the inclusion of the good samaritans, but it's the dog looking up at them that really makes this work. Nicely done.
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02/22/2007 11:04:41 AM
sweet picture. The dog adds a lot. lighting is good.
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02/21/2007 10:25:35 PM
you have captured wonderful emotion here - 10
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02/21/2007 06:25:02 PM
Wonderful capture, both in that it shows kindness on the streets and the harshness of city life. The dog looking up adds to the story this shot tells. Its one of those images you could sit and look at and wonder about. Great street photography!
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02/20/2007 10:57:40 PM
i love this shot, especially how the dog is looking up gratefully too! and the woman's face peeking out behind her husband's. this is a fabulous capture! i'm giving it a 9!
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02/20/2007 09:10:50 PM
Great story telling image. Love the expression you caught on the dogs face.
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02/20/2007 07:52:09 PM
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02/20/2007 03:21:38 AM
I donít have much knowledge on street photography but my thoughts on you shot are as follows: I like this shot as it's not just a shot of a destitute man. Having the people give money (I think) to him shows that society still cares and I love the dog in the pcit as well. This is a lovely shot. 10
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02/20/2007 12:04:46 AM
Oh my goodness! This is very touching. Wonderful capture! 10
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02/19/2007 09:42:30 PM
GREAT! What a meaningful image. Adding to my faverinnees ... hwao - just saw the dog - I don't know how I missed it . .. perhaps that broke the ice with these people meeting.
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02/19/2007 08:18:25 PM
Conveys emotion very nicely. The poor dog's like, "got anything for me?"
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02/19/2007 08:13:50 PM
Really powerful shot! I love the dog's expression! 9 from me!
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02/19/2007 07:36:14 PM
Perfect timing, better than just another "homeless" photo.
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02/19/2007 07:19:00 PM
aw cute dog :) i like this, 8
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02/19/2007 05:05:25 PM
This photo is so emotional! It's the loyal dog by the homeless guy's side, and its deep expression on his face as he looks at their guests -- I think that's what makes this photo so outstanding. What a moment you captured. 10
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02/19/2007 04:32:40 PM
Best photo yet !! You realy cought a piece of life on the street.WELL DONE !
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02/19/2007 03:34:12 PM
Fantastic capture!!
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02/19/2007 01:38:47 PM
If it's candid, this is a really great capture. Still works just as well as an image if it's a setup, though obviously not so much amazement on me on the fortuitous/ well planned capture itself. Lots to look at and love the dog's expression too.
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02/19/2007 11:33:06 AM
Oh wow, this is great work. The exposure and the b/w conversion are stellar. The interaction of the subjects is fabulous. I don't agree with the inclusion of that much wall on the right side of the photo and think it would be better to crop it just behind the post, but that is a nit-pick. Even so, I'm one of your 10s and predict I'll have a lot of company there. Congrats on an outstanding shot.
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02/19/2007 10:54:19 AM
Just a great capture. Powerful image. Love the sharpness, and clarity. The composition is right on, and love the idea. Great work.
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02/19/2007 10:13:39 AM
Very nice. This has all of the elements to make for some POW in the shot: emotion, movement and the human mixed with the urban. The dog's expression sends it over the edge for me. Bravo.
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02/19/2007 12:46:09 AM
awesome...a great story told here...this should win and deserves a ribbon...10 from me...deserves a 20...added to my favourites.

This is what street photography should do...tell a great story. The dog is amazing and so is the old lady
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