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The Walk of Life
The Walk of Life

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Challenge: Life III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Edinburgh
Date: Jan 8, 2009
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009

A candid shot of a stranger walking on the pathway down Leith River walk.

This was the last shot of the day.... I saw the guy walk past and didn't really notice him much... I was more interested in getting a good shot of the twin railway arches.

I decided to shoot with him in the picture to add something, and I'm glad I did!

I would be happy for this to be a new PB, but I would be even happier if it got a 6.0 or more.... in fact, scratch that... I'd be ECSTATIC if it reached a 6.0 or more!!!

In terms of a ribbon... jeez, I don't think that will happen any time soon.... but if this did end up on the front page... I think I would faint with excitement!

Hopefully the voters will like what I did with this.

I like it, and I guess that's all that matters at the end of the day!

Sepia filter
(and I think that's it!)

Place: 50 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.9636
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.9512
Avg (non-participants): 5.9759
Views since voting: 900
Votes: 165
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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01/24/2009 12:34:13 AM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: the leading lines of the bridge, the pathway, and all the vertical lines really draw your eye to the stranger in the composition, with that being said, i love the addition of the man, he is an essential part of the picture, and adds interest

color: sepia tone is managed perfectly. no overdoing it here.

contrast: the deep contrast really works well, offsetting the subject and adding emphasis to the leading lines

focus: the background being a tad blurry dosent bother me, but for some it may. i feel it helps focus the eye more on the man.

depth of field:again, this is a personal taste, but i like the shallower depth of field, some may find it distracting though.

lighting: beautiful lighting, well done.

other: i love this photo, its so solemn yet portrays the message of hope. i agree with other commenters though, the white on the top of the photo could have been cropped out to help emphasize the lines to the man. but its nothing major, just a small improvement to an already great photo. congrats on your new personal best as well, this is definitely worthy of it. If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me anytime.
-Kari Ann
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01/19/2009 08:24:25 AM
Beautiful shot. I gave you a 9.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2009 09:27:59 AM
I'd have probably done the same thing but I think the sky above the bridge is making the photo have less of an impact. Check it out, scroll the photo to block it and see what you think. Anyway, I do like the tunnel effect the photo has and I like the Black and White.
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01/15/2009 03:41:26 PM
I think I would have cropped the white sky off the top to make sure the eye stays with the man.
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01/13/2009 12:00:47 PM
Yes...I think we have all been there before at some time. Well depicted and executed. 8
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01/13/2009 02:30:47 AM
Wish it was clearer at the end of the walk. The front bride is pretty sharp, bht the rest of the shot is a bit blurred. Not perspective.
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01/12/2009 03:17:23 PM
Managed to shoehorn a little life in there... barely.
01/12/2009 11:38:29 AM
Nice leading lines.
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01/12/2009 08:55:20 AM
Really nice photo -
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