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Phoenix Guy
Alicia


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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM II
Location: Phoenix AZ
Date: Jan 1, 2008
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2008

Viewed: 263
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

I was shooting downtown and this guy came across (a very busy) street in a beeline for me.

I thought there will now be some complaint about me photographing a stupid building. But he stood and stared at me instead. I know I'm gorgeous and all... But I said, do you want me to take your picture?

He said - I have one of those (meaning the camera) at home. Allrighty. He was really dirty and had this City of Phoenix jacket and cap. Overall non-threatening. So I took his photo and he smiled pretty for it.

Then I proceeded to fuss with this photo endlessly. I mean, it's not that fantastic that it would warrant as much time as I put in it.

Finally I converted it to BW with Virtual Photographer and used some filter on it to make it look grainy and old. Voila.

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08/16/2009 09:52:16 AM
This image is amazing.. at first glance, I thought those were headstones across the street! lol
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02/06/2008 02:42:42 AM
Interesting story and great processing.
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02/05/2008 11:24:01 PM
That's an interesting story, and he does seem harmless enough. Now wouldn't it be something if he actually is a famous photographer! Your processing certainly does give it that old photo feeling.
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02/05/2008 11:05:37 PM
Neat story. It is amazing the attention a camera can draw. He kind of reminds me of a trucker.
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02/05/2008 05:36:36 PM
Funky shot & a neat story to go along with it.
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02/05/2008 01:00:40 PM
I think you all are being a little hard on this guy!! It's not his fault how he turned out....plus he looks a little like my biological father....so back off ;) j/p

Seriously though, I think you did a great job turning an otherwise "ugly" photo into an interesting one!
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02/05/2008 10:41:03 AM
oh this feels like an old veteran image..nice PP and great capture!! he looks happy to smile for you Alicia.
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02/04/2008 10:32:36 PM
Cool processing and a cool story to go with it.
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02/04/2008 04:58:43 PM
eeeewwwwww- well beauty ain't everything as Mom always said ! You did a good job with pp.
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02/04/2008 02:57:20 PM
Good conversion. In light of Hotpasta's recent experience, I suspect you may have been a little anxious.
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02/04/2008 01:27:07 AM
Looks good in B&W Alicia. Don't know whether I want to see the colour version. lol
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02/03/2008 10:44:19 PM
You did a great job with a scary subject.
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