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Late Afternoon at the Bookshop
Late Afternoon at the Bookshop

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Challenge: High Contrast III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Ferrara, Italy
Date: Jun 10, 2008
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: ISO-800
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2008

A last minute shot - I had a choice of two shots for this challenge and had to call this one in the end.

Place: 48 out of 294
Avg (all users): 6.0514
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.0395
Avg (non-participants): 6.0606
Views since voting: 804
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 175
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/23/2008 04:34:38 PM
This is a Critique Club Critique

I really quite like this image - the deep tones, the bright highlights, the limited mid-tones all work well. The composition is great; the leading line implied by the cyclist, the repetition of circles in the wheels and pavement, all the lines and angles meeting and dispersing in the architecture. The man, man on bike, empty bike and mannequin set up wonderful vibrations, as does the unmet gaze of the cyclist - or rather, we meet his gaze, not the book buyer, at whom it was aimed.

The overall feeling of the work is great, it really feels right. Well doen indeed.

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06/21/2008 08:19:56 AM
I'm really surprised that you didn't finish higher with this shot. I gave you and 8. A very nice capture in my opinion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2008 10:44:53 PM
Excellent high contrast. Interesting shot.
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06/17/2008 08:50:00 AM
The figure in the doorway gives this a feeling of really being there. The high contrast makes it seem like a drawing. Very nice.
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06/17/2008 06:36:18 AM
Lovely scene and treatment. I would, however, placed your reader into a chair or something to make the newspaper or book more visible. it's not most obvious that he's reading.
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06/17/2008 05:16:48 AM
cyclist is distracting. too many details in background. like sepia ..5
06/15/2008 07:27:56 PM
Stark and real. The eye line from the biker to the man with the newspaper combines beautifully with the deep DOF.
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06/15/2008 11:15:49 AM
Perfect tone for this shot, this is one of my favorites.
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06/12/2008 09:19:57 PM
Well seen opportunistic "street photography" sort of image. The long shadows support the "late afternoon" feel. If it were a bit less dark, we might actually be able to see some books--I think there are some there on the left, but not sure. I like the tonality/color of this image. 7
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06/12/2008 12:45:14 AM
Very nice. Has an old-worldly, almost Cartier-Bresson feel to it.
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06/11/2008 02:58:46 PM
Beautiful shot. Good job on the contrast. 8
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06/11/2008 11:46:29 AM
good atmosphere 9
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06/11/2008 11:10:50 AM
This is my favorite of the challenge. I love the rim light on the man in the foreground.
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