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The Conductor - Train of thought
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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Jul 27, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2008

*post Challenge*

Thanks all for your comments and crits. I had a lot of fun with this one actually, and for those that commented on the lens flare on the hat it was intentional. There is a place called Heritage Park in town here and I really wanted to do a B&W photo for the FS and figured this would have been the perfect place as the entire park is dedicated to life in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Anyway this guy is a volunteer at one of the train exhibits and was a hoot to talk to and esp watching him show my 4yo son around the trains they had parked in the building where the eyes were lighting up on both of them as they walked around. Anyway thanks all again and IMO I think my score is pretty good considering the amount of talent and shear number of entries :)

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Statistics
Place: 84 out of 524
Avg (all users): 6.2349
Avg (commenters): 7.2143
Avg (participants): 6.2520
Avg (non-participants): 6.1795
Views since voting: 2054
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 166
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/06/2009 12:58:43 AM
Ah Dave this is awesome, I dont even remember voting on this but I did. awesome photo
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12/21/2008 08:53:40 PM
So fun! The light is great. I love the shadows on the ground and the glow of his hat.

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12/12/2008 08:12:17 PM
Fantastic street candid! : )
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08/23/2008 03:27:47 AM
I gave three tens in this challenge. This was one of them. I do hope you print this and take it back to this gentleman if you get a chance. I'm sure he'd be most delighted to have it!
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08/08/2008 09:41:36 AM
Beautiful portrait. I gave it an 8.
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08/08/2008 08:14:41 AM
Funny, this was one of my highest rated ones. Under appreciated. Love this one!
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08/08/2008 03:20:50 AM
Oh, this makes my day! One of those rare photos that will last forever. (The sparkle on the cap is the lemon zest in the espresso).
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08/08/2008 12:26:17 AM
I was gonna come back and comment on this but ran out of time. I thought this was excellent! I loved how the lighting on the floor was bouncing up on his face. My fave part tho was the sparkle of light on his hat. Excellent capture, Dave!
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08/08/2008 12:25:46 AM
OMG...how did one end up way down here...I loved this shot and am one of your 3 tens. You were robbed, my dear...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2008 11:25:48 PM
Damn, that dude's hat is shiny! Really, excellent shot. I love it and can find no fault.
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08/06/2008 08:01:07 PM
Beautiful portrait, the light is amazing. 10
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08/05/2008 04:17:55 PM
There is a kind of hazy look in the area of his face, and the bright light on the cap is a distraction, but a nice image none-the-less.
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08/05/2008 02:38:44 PM
Very nicely observed. His pose is just perfect, and I particularly like the play of light through the windows. I am not so keen on the star effect the light has given to the peak of the cap, but I can live with it! I do wonder if you could ush the contrast just a little more.
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08/04/2008 05:13:01 PM
Good one!
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08/04/2008 04:16:16 PM
Serendipitous. And very good.
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08/04/2008 09:00:21 AM
Reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode I once saw. Love the timeless quality and the sunburst on the bill of the cap. Congrats.
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08/03/2008 08:12:55 AM
that little glint of light on the hat really works...a fabulous b and w image, perhaps needing a little more contrast
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08/02/2008 09:07:53 PM
don't like the glare on his hat
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08/02/2008 10:02:04 AM
great shot...love the lighting
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08/02/2008 07:10:19 AM
I think the flash of light on the bill is distracting but the image over-all is fantastic. Nice job. 7
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08/02/2008 12:42:40 AM
Nice character study and good use of contrasting diagonals. The extra bright specular highlight on the shiny rim of his hat diminishes the impact.
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08/01/2008 08:22:43 PM
You got an 8 from me. Love these types of scenes. . . especially the B&W. Like your title as well. Nicely done. My only comment, and I know I'm pointing out the obvious, is the flash in the bill of the cap. BOL
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08/01/2008 07:56:59 AM
I like this. I think you will get a lot of comments about the location of the sunburst, but it is a charming photograph.
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08/01/2008 05:59:16 AM
nice picture but spoilt by the glare on the peak of the hat.
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