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Dichotomy
Dichotomy
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jan 26, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 234 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0636
Avg (commenters): 7.2769
Avg (participants): 6.0980
Avg (non-participants): 5.8784
Views since voting: 683
Views during voting: 648
Votes: 472
Comments: 71
Favorites: 7 (view)


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03/19/2009 02:34:13 AM
yes, this is a great image - to me, the beauty is in finding so many things happening in a regular everyday scene.

Nice to see you around here again...
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03/18/2009 04:01:59 PM
People just didn't get it.

Fabulous shot.
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03/18/2009 03:14:52 PM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:52:17 PM
great shot ruined in post-processing. just my opinion. i just see so many opportunities with this image, but what you've done with it isn't anything that i would do. ain't that the beauty of being an artist ;-)
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03/17/2009 11:18:57 PM
Not a lot of people would have either seen or taken this shot. Glad you did. I love the contrast provided my your walking man against the people standing still and waiting as a bus passes them by. Great choice for BW. Hope you do well cause this is a real gem!
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03/17/2009 11:11:35 PM
Back for bump and comment. Technically this is well done, B&W conversion is well done and tons of detail all over. But your title says it all; left side of the pole are the older, slower folks, perhaps more contemplative. On the right is the younger man, oblivious to the world and moving quickly. Well done.
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03/17/2009 11:00:18 PM
Great action shot, nice use of black and white to focus on the subjects.
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03/17/2009 09:14:28 PM
Great street scene. Impeccable detail and clarity. Good sense of opposition.
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03/17/2009 03:22:41 PM
Interesting composition, I feel like this shot is telling a story.
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03/16/2009 07:51:34 PM
This is great! congratulations on such a good photo
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03/16/2009 06:51:53 PM
I think I sense the hand of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Melethia here...and if you're not Deb, just keep shooting like this anyway. 9
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03/16/2009 04:18:39 PM
Nice shot, I love the way the pole breaks the shot
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03/16/2009 10:54:33 AM
nice post processing and moment
six from me ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 06:24:33 AM
Nice contrast of the fast young guy to the old guy. Interesting.
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03/16/2009 02:58:50 AM
I can see this definately on a wall in a restuarant or the like
it has that feel to it
well done
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03/15/2009 10:26:44 PM
I love the motion in this.
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03/15/2009 09:26:56 PM
Achieved your goal well with this one. Well done.
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03/15/2009 08:49:33 PM
This is an awesome street shot.
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03/15/2009 07:21:03 PM
This is cool. I like the starkness and the shineyness.
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03/15/2009 03:39:19 PM
Great processing in this excellent candid street scene. 7
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03/15/2009 01:17:10 PM
Back to comment and bump: Is this one of your gems you discovered looking through your files or was it on your short list from the start of the challenge? Feel free to PM me with an answer. The B&W conversion iis spot on and the image is just fun to look at. 9
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03/15/2009 12:11:31 PM
Nice treatment but not over the top, adds much to this image
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03/15/2009 10:03:58 AM
I like the contrast between still and moving, the pole makes this a natural diptych.
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03/15/2009 08:06:54 AM
Lovely street photo with the reflections on the ground and nicely divided.
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03/14/2009 10:35:30 PM
love the post processing on this
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03/14/2009 09:58:58 PM
Nice shot. I like the action vs stillness in the people and bus. Great pic.
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03/14/2009 08:30:55 PM
Timing or luck? It doesn't matter... brilliant! : )
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03/14/2009 08:16:40 PM
Nice reflections in pavement and contrast between those waiting and the one (and bus) moving.
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03/14/2009 07:09:48 PM
i like this image, but the post in the middle is very distracting
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03/14/2009 06:29:28 PM
Busy.
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03/14/2009 05:50:30 PM
There is a real story here. Great use of the tree as a central element and character in the story.
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03/14/2009 12:47:53 PM
Excellent use of the pole to separate the dynamic movement of the young man from the static old people. Great capture and composition. Works very well in b/w.
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03/14/2009 10:23:35 AM
i like this - its just so odd - something I would do. the dichotomy works here - old/young, fast/slow...8
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03/14/2009 10:08:30 AM
a little to busy for me...but I like your tones
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03/14/2009 10:08:15 AM
Very much so - nicely dichotomous!
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03/14/2009 02:33:09 AM
Well yes it is, but the fun doesn't end there. The people are arrayed like a line of standing dominoes, ready to ripple into motion. And somehow, the man looking back, out of frame, makes a terrific counterpoint to the man striding out of the other side. It's as if the striding man is going to vanish out of the right margin, and immediately re-enter the scene from the left. 8.
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03/14/2009 01:06:54 AM
My eye first goes to the blurry guy and then follows him out of frame. This would be an excellent photo but for that. great tones and interesting subjects.
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03/13/2009 07:55:02 PM
I like the post processing. excellent street photography. Normally I would have commentd on the tree being a distraction, but for this shot I feel that it works very well in the shot. good job , 7
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03/13/2009 06:16:50 PM
This makes me smile :) When I see the older gentleman's lean I get the sense that he has lived in a harsh weather environment all his life.
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03/13/2009 04:55:55 PM
Nice contrasts, very well done.
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03/13/2009 04:38:59 PM
I really like this. The precise sharp focus on the three and the blurred motion of the one are great together. Young/old. Sedate/Energetic. Lots going on here!
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03/13/2009 03:59:06 PM
so much to see here, keeps me engaged! i love the processing...
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03/13/2009 01:05:54 PM
Great shot, great color treatment. I like the tree breaking up the foreground and splitting the image in half while the bus still takes your eyes through the rest of the image.
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03/13/2009 12:18:21 PM
interesting effect there on the man's face. What really takes this up a notch though are the supporting elements.

Especially the pairings.

2 women with umbrellas that look like 1 woman with 2 umbrellas.

Man with no umbrella with what looks like 1 woman with 2 umbrellas as one pair separating a Man looking left on the left and the man on the right looking right.

Man in motion in the opposite direction of the bus with the visual link.

No visible line on the ground separating sidewalk from road (a row of innocuous dots), and a tree dividing the frame which appears dead/fruitless/purposeless.

Pretty cool shot I'd say.

Probably getting a pretty crappy score too. Oh well, try this 1 0n for size. ;)
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03/13/2009 12:26:25 AM
bold! static and dynamic, terrific tones and contrast choices here 9
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03/12/2009 11:40:05 PM
the moment is too perfect 9
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03/12/2009 10:24:14 PM
Interesting!
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03/12/2009 09:12:53 PM
love it!!
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03/12/2009 07:51:24 PM
Nice tones and good candid. Lots of interest.
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03/12/2009 03:23:02 PM
Nice work
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03/12/2009 03:19:45 PM
Nice scene. I enjoy the low shutter speed.
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03/12/2009 02:46:00 PM
I'm interested in what the guy on the left is looking at while everybody else is looking the other way.
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03/12/2009 12:31:29 PM
Great capture. 9
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03/12/2009 10:31:08 AM
I like what you have done here.
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03/12/2009 09:46:32 AM
great street photo - the movement realy adds something
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03/12/2009 09:28:05 AM
The name hits this image right on the head. This is fantastic! One of my favs so far, well done!
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03/12/2009 09:20:49 AM
Great candid. Good processing as well.
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03/12/2009 01:21:02 AM
Person walking out of the picture is distracting
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03/11/2009 07:10:32 PM
Wow, this is way more interesting than I thought it was going to be in the first 5 seconds. This is really quite excellent, and the pole in the middle bisecting the slow/fast movement is quite grand. I hope this does very well, good luck in the challenge! 9
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03/11/2009 06:06:52 PM
Nice high contrast street photo. I like how you processed this photo.
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03/11/2009 03:51:37 PM
I like the contrasts of tones and movement. This is nice.
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03/11/2009 03:31:16 PM
I like how the people on the left are static with the person on the right moving, great tones on the b&w conversion
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03/11/2009 02:58:20 PM
I really like the BW conversion here, nicely done! I can feel the story of the shot with combo of motion and still. Very effective. The only nitpick I have is the slanted horizon, but it could have been kept that way for a greater sense of dimension. Well done.
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03/11/2009 12:11:19 PM
Good story photo
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03/11/2009 10:39:53 AM
nice shot
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03/11/2009 10:36:30 AM
Good street capture, like the processing, just the right touch of duotone.
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03/11/2009 05:40:56 AM
Great how the tree divides them.
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03/11/2009 04:58:12 AM
A dichotomy is any splitting of a whole into exactly two non-overlapping parts. Ok had to look! very interesting I looked at this one for a bit to take all of it in.
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03/11/2009 02:04:12 AM
natural dichotomy. love the movement with the contrast of no movement.
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03/11/2009 01:34:42 AM
I'm trying to figure out the dichotomy; walking vs bus? Still vs blurred by walking? Sheltered by rain vs "I don't care"? In any case it's a nice shot. It seems a little tilted down to the right. both on the bus and tile.
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03/11/2009 12:35:16 AM
Love this shot. 9
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