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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Downtown Lima
Date: Jul 28, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2007

Post challenge:
Thanks to all voters and commenters.
I am happy with the high average from commenters.
Statistics of the winning images make me wonder if a b&w version would have done better. I thought color was more difficult and valuable, but what do I konw? :-)

Regardless the correct technical meaning of "candid" (I have read contradictory definitions) this is a NON POSED shot of a beggar sitting in the entrance of an old church downtown Lima. Taken on Peruvian Independence Day (July 28th) only a couple of blocks from "Plaza de Armas" (Main Square) and "Palacio de Gobierno" (Government Palace) when president Garcia had just given a speach about the economical prosperity of the country!!.
You may notice the poor old man is one-eyed, but the shot is not intended to show his disability but a typical social feature of our days, in this case remarked by the apparent indiference depicted by the back of the walker crossing the street.
I hope you like it.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.8791
Avg (commenters): 8.3158
Avg (participants): 6.8370
Avg (non-participants): 6.9222
Views since voting: 3148
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 182
Comments: 36
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/29/2008 02:12:00 PM
woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
i loved it

nce sharpnnnnnnnnes
and layyyyyers of effects

wow loved it ^^
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08/06/2007 12:53:12 PM
Fully agree with posthumous. IMHO the B&W version of this picture is not nearly as powerful.
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08/06/2007 11:17:46 AM
the color is essential to the painterly impact of this image.
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08/06/2007 09:52:05 AM
I loved this one so much in the challenge, and I'm so happy it won an honorable mention! Man. ..you have come so close so many times! You gotta be right around the corner for a ribbon!

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08/06/2007 08:58:33 AM
Nicely done...congratulations on the HM!
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08/06/2007 02:43:01 AM
Hey, many congratulations!!!!
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08/06/2007 02:29:16 AM
Wonderful capture. Really tells a story. Congratulations on the 5th finish. Personally I do like the B&W version better. I believe that if colour is not essential to the theme of the picture, b&w simplifies the image and causes less distractions thereby focussing one's attention on the story - just my personal opinion.
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08/06/2007 02:26:33 AM
This is another example of Alfredo's ability to capture the precise moment and mood, and then complete the effect by applying the optimal editing. Great finish brother !! I have no doubt that a string of ribbons will come your way.
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08/06/2007 01:47:57 AM
Wow Alfredo. You just keep raising your own bar... Wonderful job, of course.
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08/06/2007 01:24:14 AM
Fantastic shot Alfredo, congrats on the top 5.
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08/06/2007 01:00:06 AM
Congratulations by the almost general recognition to an excellent photo. I think the anonimity of voters should be freed after the competition. It would not affect the following challenges. Once again, your photo has been voted with 1 and 2, and I don't see 1 or 2 at winning photos . It causes an irritating urticaria at "fair play" credibility zone.
(by the way,winning photos are also good)

Message edited by author 2007-08-06 01:12:25.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2007 11:59:45 PM
Amazing shot that deserves nothing less than a perfect score from this voter.
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08/05/2007 08:22:37 PM
Great color tones. Such a sad story. I hope you donated ;)
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08/05/2007 01:31:25 PM
Crisp, with great use of colour. Perfect timing of his pose.
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08/05/2007 01:11:57 AM
I love this.
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08/04/2007 11:53:56 PM
I am most definitely not a fan of Joey Lawrence homeless people, but this is different. This guy has struck a pose, and not just any pose. He is Saint Francis receiving the stigmata. This is classical art.
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08/04/2007 11:19:55 PM
Excellent composition and timing on the subject. Deserves 10
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08/03/2007 10:54:49 PM
I haven't finished voting yet, but this is my favourite so far. Good luck.
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08/03/2007 12:33:25 PM
Wow this is nice image. psart good luck in contest solid 9
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08/03/2007 09:45:27 AM
Excellent shot. Nice capture of emotion and detail in the face, a good strong diagonal composition, and nice use of depth of field to separate the subject from the background. I'd like to see a little more room in the bottom left for the feet, but based on the rest of the image, that is a minor point. Very well done.
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08/03/2007 03:57:59 AM
A very emotive image. Lovely colors. Composition is perfect. My pick for the Blue
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08/02/2007 10:59:23 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background very good,
Technical: Focus, Exposure: depth of field good
Appeal: the lighting is good
Total Averaged Rating 8
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07/31/2007 09:23:25 PM
Nice rich tones and very crisp details. Well done!
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07/31/2007 06:46:33 PM
when I think of street photography, I don't really consider shooting the homeless as part of the genre. its just my personal opinion of course. I do like the guy in the background walking away as an added touch.
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07/31/2007 10:23:46 AM
Excellent work, perfect definition of "street photography".
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07/31/2007 06:33:35 AM
Great shot and colors. Very appropriate for the challenege. You trulely captured the moment.
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07/31/2007 02:51:16 AM
Nice capture - Nice tones and sharpness
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07/30/2007 05:39:13 PM
Awesome!!
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07/30/2007 04:48:29 PM
Nice shot, and processing.
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07/30/2007 02:29:48 PM
very nice PP
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07/30/2007 01:58:57 PM
This is a very moving homeless photo because you really captured the piercing longing in his eyes. The processing is beautiful too. Nice and rich. Excellent
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07/30/2007 01:01:42 PM
Great composition. The expression is awesome. And the guy walking away in the back, it just makes the shot
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07/30/2007 03:14:38 AM
nice focus and perspective...bless him...gl 9
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07/30/2007 01:39:22 AM
Wonderful capture of this crippled man. Beautiful tones, DOF is perfect...hope luck turns for the old man.
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07/30/2007 01:21:33 AM
Cool, but also vwery sad shot, of the real dity life we see today.....
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07/30/2007 12:22:52 AM
great editing really creates a moodiness...nice detail 8
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