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Long walk home
Long walk home

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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: Potchefstroom, South Africa
Date: Jun 7, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Travel, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

A lone traveler with his suitcases, on the road. Early morning in the freezing cold.

Place: 493 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.6842
Avg (commenters): 6.3878
Avg (participants): 5.7207
Avg (non-participants): 5.4865
Views since voting: 634
Views during voting: 633
Votes: 475
Comments: 55
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/13/2019 12:32:43 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:41:25 PM
Nice one really. I wish there was even more road in the front leading to the subject. Still a great shot.
03/17/2009 08:38:40 PM
Nice backlighting. Very somber, emotive imagery. 7
03/17/2009 11:03:20 AM
I love the mist here, really adds character and depth to this, a nice shot that tells a story.
03/17/2009 10:27:36 AM
Good shot. Gives you a sense of being in the middle of nowhere.
03/17/2009 10:04:12 AM
Wonderful mood shot.
03/17/2009 08:26:23 AM
My first reaction brought to mind the play 'Waiting for Godot'. Not sure why though. I like the shot... and I think the soft colours and mist/dust work well.
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03/17/2009 02:13:35 AM
Lovely shot.
03/16/2009 11:30:35 PM
Walking into the fog - there's a story here, too.
03/16/2009 10:58:12 PM
Not sure about the poles.
03/16/2009 03:36:07 PM
Looks very lonely. I love how the person is walking into the fog, too; Adds to the feeling.
03/16/2009 03:19:03 AM
that fog is amazing- perfect for the shot. wonderful composition.
03/16/2009 03:03:01 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous. Reminds me of the dust bowl. Hard times, harder than now. Thanks.
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03/15/2009 11:07:11 PM
The composition here is excellent and very effective. A little too obvious oversharpening artifacts which you can fix in post processing, 7
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03/15/2009 12:18:45 PM
Really like the muted colors here, but the image feels kinda dark.
03/15/2009 12:00:11 PM
Nice misty day to add mood to the photo, I like how the poles just disappear.
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03/15/2009 10:30:48 AM
Great composition with a nice perspective, strong leading lines and wonderful lighting.
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03/15/2009 08:42:31 AM
Looks like a scene from a film. Good work
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03/15/2009 07:23:16 AM
great emotion in this shot.
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03/15/2009 05:22:11 AM
hm, from the point of perspective its obvious why you chose the left side with the power poles but it seems as the figure was going further from you and in that case, Id prefer to choose the other way to take it from the left side not right side...
but its just a detail
great capture

;) brano
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 03:45:59 AM
Nice scene with lovely light.
03/14/2009 11:23:37 PM
a real feeling of lonelyness comes through
03/14/2009 07:56:16 PM
great compesition
03/14/2009 05:44:18 PM
03/14/2009 05:42:48 PM
The power lines really make this photo and draw you right to the subject.
03/14/2009 03:20:46 PM
Some really great elements in this shot - perspective, lines, good balance.
03/14/2009 11:22:14 AM
I'm trying to figure out what the shape is above the 3rd and 4th poles.
03/14/2009 10:28:06 AM
Very, very nice. Love the fog. especially like the lighting on the bags he's carrying. It would be interesting to see it from a different angle--moving more to the left side of the road so we get more of a feel of the road going off into the distance. - 8
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03/14/2009 09:27:53 AM
Beautiful. would love to see this in B&W or sepia just to see what it owuld be like. 8
03/14/2009 09:15:32 AM
Captured the mood well
03/14/2009 04:29:00 AM
Nice light!
03/14/2009 01:11:39 AM
I feel this would be stronger if we could see more of where he is walking to
03/13/2009 01:46:56 PM
nice tones and comp! 8
03/13/2009 01:33:20 PM
I love the story.
03/13/2009 06:22:02 AM
great lines and composition, I get a feeling of solitude
03/13/2009 01:16:01 AM
Nice shot. Looks like a movie scene.
03/12/2009 05:11:22 PM
like the mood in this
03/12/2009 12:42:25 PM
I like the story. Not liking the colors but I do like how emotive it is.
03/12/2009 10:08:16 AM
looks like he's walking off into the fog or the land of nowhere or just coming from there, I like how the telephone wires just disappear
03/12/2009 08:45:28 AM
He looks kinda lonely, love the fog!
03/12/2009 12:52:35 AM
Looks like a movie poster.I like how the power lines lead you along the road as if you are travelling with the man.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 10:30:11 PM
Love it. Love the fogginess. Adds to the mystery of the image.
03/11/2009 09:13:14 PM
Reminds me of the movie Bagger Vance
03/11/2009 09:10:53 PM
So many stories about where this person is going and why... I like it.

Not voting yet.
03/11/2009 07:17:27 PM
Very nice composition.
03/11/2009 06:17:19 PM
Looks like it could be scene from a novel... Like a Stephen King or something.
03/11/2009 05:01:38 PM
good shot
03/11/2009 02:11:50 PM
nice shot
03/11/2009 01:43:36 PM
great composition ... love the misty/foggy feel to it
03/11/2009 01:33:55 PM
Makes me wonder where they are going, it looks like he is walking towards us. Good use of thirds.
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03/11/2009 12:55:31 PM
Good use of the poles to provide depth...
03/11/2009 10:23:01 AM
Neat you got this with the ground fog, really adds to the feeling.
03/11/2009 05:50:34 AM
nice shot
03/11/2009 01:06:33 AM
really like the fog/mist in your shot...gives it a lonely feel
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 12:26:34 AM
Sometimes I see photos like this and they're perfectly sharp with all the bells and whistles. What I like about your photo is (to me) it's emotional. This is simple, like the placment of your subject and it just looks real and something I would see driving down the road.
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