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Daily Grind
Daily Grind

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Challenge: Habits (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 700
Location: Ocean Coffee Roasters, Waterman St. Providence, RI
Date: May 17, 2004
Galleries: Urban, Emotive
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2004

My friend Matt, behind the counter at Ocean Coffee Roasters where I feed my daily coffee habit. Mattie is an occasional employee of Ocean and a very talented and versatile working musician. Check out his homepage at //www.as220.org/~matte/.
I took this photo in the middle of the day and the forgot to compensate for the extreme variation in light so the original is rather underexposed. I used equalize to fix it which accounts for the grainy, somewhat blown-out look which I think works in this case. The camera was set to black & white and I adjusted the hue/saturation to achieve the warmer grey tones. Otherwise no other cropping or adjustments were made.

Place: 126 out of 256
Avg (all users): 4.9190
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 4.9388
Avg (non-participants): 4.9060
Views since voting: 934
Votes: 247
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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05/26/2004 12:28:41 AM
I was surprised to see this place in the 51% percentile. Not because I don't like it --- I do. I thought I was getting slammed in the voting. I'm starting to catch on that there is a curve system at work. I happen to like the light coming in over his head. I know it's considered a 'flaw' but I think in this case it adds to the atmosphere of the scene. If I had my druthers there would be more detail in the machinery and no cord hanging down over his head...but if you read my shot details you'll know I was lucky to get what I did.

Thanks to the folks who commented! I feel pretty good with my ranking all things considered. :D
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2004 06:18:14 PM
good image for the challenge,too bad about the hot spots.
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05/23/2004 05:14:31 PM
Like the light coming in from the upper corner, helps add to the atmosphere
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05/23/2004 09:28:25 AM
Simple and good.
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05/20/2004 04:54:14 PM
a little grainy
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05/20/2004 08:36:41 AM
like it but didnt need the rag
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05/19/2004 02:58:02 PM
I think the light coming in from the window distracts a bit. unfortunate that the guys head couldn't have blocked it a little better. otherwise i think it's pretty good.
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05/19/2004 02:46:57 AM
Great job making a mundane shot so interesting!
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