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Sunday Market
Sunday Market

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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Chicicastenango, Guatemala
Date: Feb 18, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2007

Donīt have much time to write. But the market in Chichi on Sundays is awesome!!

Place: 39 out of 288
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03/03/2007 07:28:19 PM
Hi, Greetings from the Critique Club:

Composition: I like how the rule of thirds play well here. The ladies cheek line sits on the third and with the change in light...it lends well to this overall placement. The way the lady is looking into the image works well as does her facial expression. The vivid colour is very pleasing to the eye.

Technical: Whilst there is some blowout in the image, the colour definitely overpowers that, so that is definitely not a concern. The delicate touch of bokeh keeps the eye directed at the main subject which is obviously the lady. I know that the sun was high during this shot which lends me to another area, that was not in your control at the time of the shoot. I would normally like to see the face lighter than the surrounding subjects. This keeps the attention on the main subject for longer. If you look at the image you can see that you first notice the lady (which is quite dark) but then you are drawn quite quickly to the rest of the image. If you can imagine it being the opposite (where the lady is lighter than the rest of the image) then you can understand how this would hold the viewers attention more.

Overall: I feel you have a wonderful image that would grace a cafe wall anywhere. Good luck with your future imagery.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2007 09:47:04 AM
hmmmm...I like the subject...it's such a busy photo...have you tried to desaturate the background beyong the umbrella and baskets?
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02/23/2007 02:49:13 PM
great market scene. wish there was just a little more light on the subject's face to really make her features stand out. - 9
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02/22/2007 10:34:51 AM
one of the best colour shots, well done, great expression on the face here, nice DOF to separate the subject from the background also.
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02/22/2007 01:57:22 AM
Beautiful color.
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02/21/2007 10:13:55 PM
i understand that this was taken in the street...but it completely focuses on the woman. street photography to me needs to have at least 2 elements to juxtapose against each other. nice job bringing back her face from the shadow.
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02/21/2007 10:09:10 PM
what a lovely portrait - 10
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02/21/2007 07:20:55 PM
Awesome shot.
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02/21/2007 10:45:52 AM
Nice and colorful!
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02/20/2007 08:18:10 PM
Not bad, although a lot in this image rests on the exotic flavour. This image is, probably, going to be liked by the DPCers. To me, this is an environmental portrait, not a street shot.
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02/20/2007 04:03:32 PM
one of my favorites for the details and colors
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02/19/2007 08:15:53 PM
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02/19/2007 04:11:47 PM
10 great shot
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02/19/2007 12:52:05 PM
Love the colors, DOF and sharpness on your main subject. Very nicely done.
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