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Sidewalk Beers
Sidewalk Beers

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Challenge: 2 Person Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Queen Anne, Seattle, WA
Date: Jun 17, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2008

It's been a long wait for the sun to come out in Seattle. I was on my way to meet friends and saw these two dudes taking advantage of the only sunny spot they had outside their rental...on the sidewalk. I loved the brashness of it, pulled over and sneaked the shot from around the corner. I know a portrait is typically taken from the front but I think this meets the criteria in a creative form.

Place: 94 out of 122
Avg (all users): 4.8476
Avg (commenters): 5.1111
Avg (participants): 4.7292
Avg (non-participants): 4.8733
Views since voting: 886
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 269
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/28/2008 12:26:03 PM
Hi Adam,
I think this is one of those images you either like or don't theres no in between. I like it, the composition is well done gives us an overall feel for the situation. The colors are vivid and the image is clean and sharp. The rear view is a nice touch, simple yet creative. I read some of the comments and I would disagree on the crop. I think any cropping here would have done more harm then good. The only thing i see with this image is the reflection of light of off the car it was a bit of a distraction kept drawing my eye.
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06/25/2008 11:04:41 AM
I love everything about this shot, and can totally relate to it, takes me back to my early 20s and my 'who gives a damn' attitude!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2008 05:39:07 PM
Assuming this is candid, I love the attitude of the guys! As a portrait - well...
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06/24/2008 12:54:52 PM
This image makes me wonder more about the story of the image. Like why are these men sitting on the side of the road drinking beer with no shirts on? =)
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06/24/2008 04:30:07 AM
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06/22/2008 11:20:25 AM
Could have cropped this shot a little tighter.
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06/20/2008 05:50:22 PM
Man if the back drop could have been cleaners this wouldn't have been a great photo (I know you can't do anything about road construction cones :-) But I understand the relationship you where capturing here!
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06/20/2008 02:43:59 PM
Little bit on the busy side with all the textures, lines, and details. Kind of distracts from the beer drinker.
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06/19/2008 06:56:32 PM
You captured that nice sunny late afternoon feeling there and the companionship is a nice touch. 8
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06/19/2008 08:50:40 AM
New breed of traffic cop. would probably have been a better pic if you would have shifted the camera right and leave the grass out of the pic.
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06/18/2008 02:07:17 PM
The right side composition is nice. There seems to be a lot of distracting elements in the background that could be minimised by using shallower DOF.
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06/18/2008 07:18:05 AM
not much of a portrait to me
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