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Challenge: Distance (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: USA-NJ-Raritan Train Station
Date: Oct 23, 2007
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Black and White, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2007

This is my co worker/one of my models in the office :) She was very nice to go to the train station for this photo. My idea of waiting train with luggage was ok, but her idea sitting down gave much better depth to the photo. I used my brand new Canon 50 f1.8 lens, awesome thing, first time for DPC. This is Horizontal flipped image because she was looking at the other way, which could cause some negative comments, but the other side of the track was very busy with tons of things, like poles, signs etc. Color version was good too, but B&W gave much more dramatic view to it. I had to crop the image a bit also. A cloudy day gave me much better ton affect, instead of sunny weather with lots of bright areas; this came out to be right time for us to take the picture. I hope this photo actually sent the right message to most voters and viewers :)
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Thank you for your good votes and good words. I am very honored to follow Larus but next time he won't be that lucky ;)

As for the lens,

Got it, Shot it, Won it :)

My first try, and ribbon. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II a very good lens to take pictures.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 156
Avg (all users): 7.0185
Avg (commenters): 7.9412
Avg (participants): 6.8478
Avg (non-participants): 7.0647
Views since voting: 12683
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 216
Comments: 55
Favorites: 20 (view)


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02/10/2013 11:48:26 AM
Another well done shot. Love this.
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10/06/2010 06:59:21 AM
Pretty cliched photo. Might be nice if you showed a little of her face. Not really all that interesting and the story isn't all that original.
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07/30/2009 04:17:44 AM
nice photos, you must have a very expensive camera ;)

but really, just read your own comments on this photo,
"My first try, and ribbon. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II a very good lens to take pictures."
why would you have said that?

frankly, i wouldn't be able to pull that kind of DOF with my cheap gear.
stand too near and i wont get her entirely in the photo, stand too far and i lost the shallow DOF.

so... hope i made my point ;) no offense, k?
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11/30/2007 08:42:28 AM
Terrific the way that this image evokes a whole slew of feelings of abandonment, loss of hope, and yet a yearning for adventure, too. Love this shot!
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11/02/2007 01:49:56 PM
Very nice image...great composition, as others have noted it really tells a story. Boy, that lens rocks.
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11/01/2007 10:39:56 PM
Congratulations, great shot, so crisp!
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11/01/2007 07:38:11 PM
Wow, man, you on a roll! ;)
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11/01/2007 05:57:37 PM
This is a beauty...clear, sophisticated, and emotive. You can feel so much just looking at this!
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11/01/2007 04:32:15 PM
Congratulations on your 2nd Ribbon, great picture. It looks like a scene out of a B movie. I would've liked the vanishing-point of the tracks to be in front of the girls eyes or behind her head.
The triangle behind her head is distracting.
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10/31/2007 07:41:57 PM
congrats on red! beautiful.
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10/31/2007 06:16:19 PM
Really neat shot, great job on another ribbon and your first 7+, keep up the good work
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10/31/2007 06:12:41 PM
So crisp and clean. Wonderful work, congratulations on the red!
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10/31/2007 02:47:55 PM
brilliant photograph leo ... the new lens looks like a winner !!!!! .. this is an excellent idea for the challenge, love your title .. you've created a wonderful emotive image .. congratulations on your second ribbon and a pb .. :)

Message edited by author 2007-10-31 14:48:48.
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10/31/2007 01:20:48 PM
glad to see this one on the front page. one of my two 10s in this challenge. congratulations.
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10/31/2007 11:48:35 AM
Really amazing BW. Good composition and nice DOF. Congrats.
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10/31/2007 10:40:43 AM
Great work, Congrats!
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10/31/2007 10:20:21 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and an awesome image!!
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10/31/2007 09:09:57 AM
Congrats on another ribbon. A great image....and I am glad you chose this one wihtout her face showing. So well done.
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10/31/2007 08:47:25 AM
Big congrats!!
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10/31/2007 08:18:21 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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10/31/2007 07:55:22 AM
Yayyyy...congratulations on your ribbon...wahooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10/31/2007 06:54:30 AM
Congrats. Thought you deserved the blue ribbon, but hey, red is great!!!
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10/31/2007 06:09:15 AM
Hehe, luck has nothing to do with it, you just suck :P Nah, just kidding! :)

Nice shot and great job on the b/w conversion, love the DOF too. Bring more luggage next time and you just might beat me... :)
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10/31/2007 05:13:33 AM
Great image Leo...love the b and w conversion...congrats on the red
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10/31/2007 04:25:16 AM
Super, absolutely super! Huge congrats on the well deserved ribbon.
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10/31/2007 03:52:08 AM
The long awaited second ribbon! Congrats, well deserved.
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10/31/2007 03:14:27 AM
Beautiful image, great B&W. Love it. Congrats!
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10/31/2007 02:42:58 AM
I love the tonal range you captured. Great job!
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10/31/2007 01:56:13 AM
Terrific job, Leo! Congrats! Great BW and really conveys a familiar image.
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10/31/2007 12:48:33 AM
Congrats on your new PB and the well earned ribbon.
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10/31/2007 12:42:22 AM
Super, super work! I figured this would end up in the top somewhere. Congratulations!
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10/31/2007 12:42:13 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and new personal best! I love the tones and the pose.
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10/31/2007 12:37:24 AM
Congratulations! Nice execution & very well deserving image :)
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10/31/2007 12:18:33 AM
.....OH MY GOD, this can't be happening."

Congrats on your second ribbon.. great composition!! After-all not many people did end up with a score above 7 in this challenge :)
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10/31/2007 12:09:36 AM
Hey grats! Way to break in the new lens. As for Larus and next time, he's got as many ribbons coming as he cares to enter those shots again and again lol. Good luck with that.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2007 05:20:56 PM
nice conversion with good tonal range
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10/29/2007 11:10:33 AM
Wow I think this is only the third image I've voted on in this challenge that the focus and technical details are actully right on! This is gonna ribbon (maybe :)
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10/28/2007 05:23:56 PM
nice shot (9)
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10/28/2007 02:56:09 PM
lovely b and w conversion...nice depth of field...light is nice...
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10/28/2007 03:38:10 AM
great shot! well done
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10/27/2007 06:45:06 PM
wonderful 3-D feel to this image from the DOF.
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10/26/2007 01:39:16 PM
It feels a little forced
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10/26/2007 12:03:48 PM
Would have be a 7 if the dof was such that you could clearly see the distance. 6 ++

Message edited by author 2007-10-31 09:24:22.
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10/26/2007 07:39:42 AM
one of my ribbon picks -- like the story, dof is quite perfect, b&w tones add to the composition in a powerful way
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10/25/2007 08:56:49 PM
Black and white works very well for this photo. The crispness of the subject really makes the image work. Well done.
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10/25/2007 07:28:40 PM
Great composition & idea ! excellent B&W convertion - 9
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10/25/2007 02:47:38 PM
I like this very much. The pose of your model iss pot on, as is the composition as a whole. My only slight, tiny, weeny disappointment is that rather than disapppearing to a vanishing point, the railway line ends rather abruptly with a horizontal line. Excellent work.
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10/25/2007 01:42:24 AM
I love the DoF and the composition
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10/24/2007 10:57:27 PM
This is great....I like this one a lot :)
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10/24/2007 09:54:52 PM
Great work, not only shows distance physically, but also conveys the emotion of distance. Hope you get a ribbon! 10
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10/24/2007 07:47:15 PM
Perfect depth of field and very rich, lovely tones! 9
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10/24/2007 12:23:31 PM
I like the dof in this shot and the direction of her eyes with the lines of the track help lead me into looking off into the distance, nice b&w conversion.
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10/24/2007 08:33:34 AM
I like the story this tells. Nice DOF and composition.
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10/24/2007 01:08:07 AM
Nice contrast
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10/24/2007 12:08:12 AM
Cute! Nice job
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