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Challenge: Window Shopping (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: India
Date: Dec 18, 2008
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Snapshot, Street
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2008

This challenge was fun, as it required a lot of peeping around. There are not many shops here, which use 'displays'. Most of the shops just have open entrances. After many rounds of the shops and many more clicks, I have finally settled on this picture.

The shot is of a shoe-shop window in the background, and a shoe-mender who had put up his shop right in front of the side-window. Call it - 'Co branding' or 'Busniness Symbiosis'. :-).

It was taken in a very low light, so the lighting (and subsequent post-processing) was difficult. I don't know how the DPCers will like it; but I liked this scene, and so I am sharing. :-)

Good Day and Merry Christmas!

~Love
Vikram


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I am glad that I can now write a 'post post'. This was a feature I missed most while I was only a registered user.

Ah! What should I say: "Thank you very (and so much) for your comments". I value them the most. And if a picture can delight in any-which-way, it is worth any effort. Frankly, although I liked the subject a lot, I thought this picture would do just 'above the water' in voting. So, I was pleasantly surprised, that you kept it afloat :-). Thanks for that too! :-).


A Happy New Year to You!
~Love~
Vikram

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.4682
Avg (commenters): 8.4706
Avg (participants): 6.0385
Avg (non-participants): 6.5145
Views since voting: 5353
Views during voting: 514
Votes: 267
Comments: 42
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/06/2009 12:28:37 AM
Vikram, this is stunning. The yellow area of the shoe shop, and the orange area about the shoe mender, and the radically different lighting in each, are what set this up for me, so that I can play the two against each other. The shoe mender by himself - his posture on the box against the textured background is a picture in itself. Great complexities indicated, sharpness not required.
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01/05/2009 01:00:48 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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01/04/2009 03:02:40 PM
Really tells us a story! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/01/2009 04:45:22 PM
Lovely shot, very emotive, love the sense of story waiting to be told. Congrats on the red!
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01/01/2009 01:02:00 PM
Wonderful shot, I really like your found images... you have such a great eye. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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12/31/2008 06:12:05 PM
Congrats! Great image!
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12/31/2008 02:32:41 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, Vikram. This is an exceptionally good image, to my eyes; understated, nothing flashy, but it sees "beneath the surface" and compels us to look. I bet it's lovely full size...
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12/31/2008 02:19:43 PM
Well done, congratulations on ribbon!
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12/31/2008 10:15:46 AM
Congratulations - a fascinating image. What a character.
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12/31/2008 09:42:27 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/31/2008 09:10:58 AM
Ohhhhhhhh I LOVE THIS! What can I say except Mega Congratulations on your award-winning photo. The beauty of this one will live on far beyond the challenge.

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12/31/2008 07:47:08 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon.
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12/31/2008 05:35:46 AM
Congratulations! Well- deserved ribbon
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12/31/2008 05:11:56 AM
Well done, nice find. Congrats on the red.
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12/31/2008 04:47:55 AM
Congrats on your ribbon - this is certainly an unusual and interesting image.
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12/31/2008 04:34:37 AM
Congratz on the red. This is a great shot and quite unusual too.
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12/31/2008 03:32:16 AM
excellent documentary style shot, congrats on the ribbon!!
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12/31/2008 03:27:44 AM
Terrific job, Vikram! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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12/31/2008 12:59:01 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, great shot
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12/31/2008 12:47:42 AM
Great travel image, congrats on your first ribbon
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12/31/2008 12:39:36 AM
You had a 10 from me. Loved this photo. Perfect capture. Was sure it was the blue.
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12/31/2008 12:37:52 AM
Nice find! Congratulations on the first ribbon!
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12/31/2008 12:20:02 AM
wonderful. congrats on the red
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12/31/2008 12:16:10 AM
Congratulations! This was my pick for the top shot in this challenge. Really well seen and captured, and worth all that wandering around to find it.
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12/31/2008 12:16:03 AM
Congrats on your 1st ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2008 11:12:50 AM
Very good. Well composed, great subject, and I like the contrast in light between the window and the gentleman. I especially like that bit of reflection in his glasses.
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12/29/2008 03:58:52 AM
Great composition & lighting; really like the overall mood of this shot.
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12/29/2008 12:23:25 AM
Nice detail and good overall image well done 9
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12/28/2008 10:24:49 PM
I like it (especially with the title). The color scheme in particular is nice.
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12/27/2008 11:37:30 PM
I love to see a shot that isn't all snow and tinsel! Top marks for doing a shot with a human interest. Beautiful and interesting shot with lots of detail for my eyes to wander over. Seems pretty orange though?
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12/27/2008 11:09:09 PM
The light is great, it makes the moment much better, because it gives an old aspect to it. I like the empty expression on his face, the border and the perspective of the photo. The only problems i see is that harsh aspect on some shoes, which could be less bright with some adjustments and the yellow that is maybe too much, and can be controled with some adjustments too! Nice shot! Probably one of the bests of this challenge.
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12/27/2008 10:08:42 PM
Very interesting shot. Good work. 8
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12/27/2008 09:46:22 PM
One of the more original entries. Nice environmental portrait as well.
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12/27/2008 01:53:54 PM
I think the title adds a great deal to this.
Very nice shot, you deserve a top ten finish in my opinion. 10 from me
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12/26/2008 11:19:08 PM
Lovely shot. 9
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12/26/2008 11:04:09 PM
i love this photo...10
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12/26/2008 06:30:21 PM
Not every picture tells a story. This one does, and does it well. 9
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12/26/2008 06:05:03 PM
good, probably with another white bance don't work as well.
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12/25/2008 10:22:59 PM
Wow, beautiful capture here! I love the yellowish colors, and the composition is just perfect. Top marks!
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12/25/2008 12:14:47 AM
interesting subject and contrast here, i think the yellow tinge hirts the shot /6
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12/24/2008 10:51:14 AM
Awesome capture! Great textures and theme, best of the contest!
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12/24/2008 05:18:38 AM
well captured and spot on
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