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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Downtown G\'Ville
Date: Feb 15, 2007
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2007

Pretty much Basic.
In raw adjust exposure,shadows and contrast.

Levels,contrast,desat,rotate and usm(not in that order).

They had no idea I was there, love it.

Place: 138 out of 288
Avg (all users): 5.5690
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.5750
Avg (non-participants): 5.5630
Views since voting: 665
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 239
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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03/03/2007 12:34:41 PM
by karmat

Wow. I haven't seen many shots that had this much energy or life in them. It just jumps off the screen at you. The subjects are compelling, and you find yourself smiling just looking at them. In that respect, I feel you may have suffered from the quick voting. There are some technical issues on the picture, but they are overridden for me by the expressions. BUT, obviously there were some dpc voters that noticed them, so ---

Compositionally,the subjects and the sign help to set up a triangle of sorts. The viewer starts at the head, goes down the body to the sign, then up to the far subjects phone. This makes for strength and stability in the composition. However, since the eyes are drawn down the bodies to the sign, the tight crop at the bottom becomes a bit too tight. If there were a bit more room there, it would give it a more roomy feeling.

Technically, it feels a little overexposed. Your darks (shadows) are good, but I'm not seeing details in the brighter parts of the picture. Also, they tend to be distracting as the eye tends to gravitate towards bright spots. This is especially true in his white shirt. The brightness of his shirt competes with the exuberance of his expression.

Overall, I think you had an excellent capture here -- one that has a lot of emotion and energy.

If you have any questions, or if I need to further clarify or explain, please feel free to contact me.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2007 07:46:16 PM
great energy from the subjects! laughing is good. The scraggle behind their heads becomes a visual metaphor for laughter-energy. 7
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02/22/2007 03:25:49 PM
...in Greenville, SC! Love the look on that fellow's face :)
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02/22/2007 12:39:05 PM
Makes me smile - I do like pictures where people are truly enjoying themselves!
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02/20/2007 09:14:48 AM
I really like the expression you captured here. So much happiness!
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02/19/2007 11:00:37 AM
Great capture. Love the expressions on the face. Very nice composition and sharpness on your subjects. Nice work.
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02/19/2007 06:58:14 AM
whatta bunch of blown out whites! does look like a fun image though.
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02/19/2007 01:50:25 AM
Hmm. This really makes me wonder that is so funny and what she is taking a photo of.
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02/19/2007 12:37:14 AM
Brought a smile to my face immediately! Now thats what I call capturing a momement. Great job!
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