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Hoping the Bus is On Time
2nd PlaceHoping the Bus is On Time
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hope II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D2H
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f2.8-4.0D
Location: Midtown East, NYC
Date: Mar 15, 2009
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Urban
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2009

Wow I can't believe this ribbon'd :)

Just walking home and this character waiting for the bus struck me. At first I kept going but a while ago I promised myself to always stop and act on my instincts any time I get a gut feeling. Luckily I still had my camera attached to my tripod from shooting some cityscape stuff that turned out boring.

Processing wasn't a whole lot, aside from some vignetting of the outsides of the image and some dodging of the figure.

5 faves during voting that is definitely a personal best! Thank you all for the comments and votes.

ETA - here's the original, I suppose maybe that is a significant amount of PP
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 128
Avg (all users): 6.6233
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.5333
Avg (non-participants): 6.6634
Views since voting: 5625
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 146
Comments: 49
Favorites: 22 (view)


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03/28/2009 05:02:28 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, keep it up. You are making a great body of work.
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03/28/2009 04:50:14 AM
very different and interesting Congrats on your deserved Ribbon
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03/26/2009 02:35:59 AM
Congrats Adam! It feels to me like the tree is also waiting on the bus. Or maybe the tree was a person who waited so long they put down roots!
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03/25/2009 06:42:45 AM
Gosh - well rescued from the original - I feel you captured in the title the hope that you wouldn't get mugged by late-night problem people. Looks just like Middlesbrough or many other cities at night. Very good choice of image, and completely on-target with the feeling. I like the warmer colour of the treatment, and the improved dynamics.

Well done!

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03/25/2009 12:34:54 AM
Very well done and congratulations. I feel as if you've captured a particular essence of the city.
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03/24/2009 11:11:52 AM
Great image, Adam! Congrats on the red!
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03/24/2009 01:30:55 AM
Good thing you listened to your instincts ... great shot ..congrats
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03/24/2009 12:41:44 AM
Great moody scene. Well done.
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03/23/2009 08:02:49 PM
Great colors and composition. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/23/2009 02:26:48 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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03/23/2009 09:43:53 AM
Wow! I can't believe you can't believe this ribboned :) It is AMAZING! Interesting art at its best. Congratulations! It would have been a huge disappointment had this one not gotten its worthy award :)

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03/23/2009 09:03:37 AM
What a great image. The colors and composition and superb.
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03/23/2009 08:08:17 AM
great image!
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03/23/2009 06:44:05 AM
Great colour and shot!
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03/23/2009 06:38:51 AM
Awesome photo.
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03/23/2009 05:05:10 AM
Well done Adam nice mood in this mate.
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03/23/2009 04:10:38 AM
Congrats on the red, cool shot - and I never thought this would ribbon on DPC
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03/23/2009 03:24:44 AM
Wicked shot....congratulations.
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03/23/2009 03:02:30 AM
I love this, there is something that gives it a tremendous sense of appeal.

Congrats on your ribbon.
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03/23/2009 02:33:38 AM
Just another reason why we should never leave home without our camera. Congratz on the Red.
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03/23/2009 01:47:45 AM
Subtle, beautiful and very effective image. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon, Adam.
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03/23/2009 01:20:15 AM
I've been dying to get a photo like this, well deserved ribbon, the contrast in this is superb!
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03/23/2009 01:14:06 AM
New York wins again! Awesome shot, glad this did well...congrats
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03/23/2009 01:04:00 AM
Congratulations! I guessed correctly :)
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03/23/2009 12:33:26 AM
Congratulations Adam! Well seen and taken!
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03/23/2009 12:25:06 AM
so simple and so effective!
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03/23/2009 12:16:21 AM
love it! congratulations!
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03/23/2009 12:15:08 AM
What a great image
Congrats on he ribbon!!
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03/23/2009 12:09:12 AM
DUDE!!! Save this stuff for the challenges that count man! Seriously though, love the shot and great job on yet another ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2009 11:15:37 PM
gorgeous.
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03/22/2009 09:01:01 PM
I love this photo, what a striking image.
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03/22/2009 08:14:38 PM
Ah, this is gorgeous!
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03/22/2009 05:30:36 PM
Gosh, this image just seems huge with the lone guy next to the stark tree. I love the lighting and colors, his pose is great. Nice take on the challenge without being overkill.
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03/22/2009 05:15:11 AM
Lovely! 9.
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03/20/2009 11:16:38 PM
Ahh....so pleasing to view this. Love the direction you took. Emotional, stunning, gritty and great lines. One of my top pics for this challenge. Well done! 9
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03/19/2009 12:08:14 PM
Forget the bus! Lets just stay here and soak up this stunning array of light, dancing on this wall.
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03/19/2009 12:13:23 AM
My fav so far, love the lines!
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03/18/2009 11:44:53 PM
WOW
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03/18/2009 07:33:12 PM
I almost wish the bit on the far right was cropped off. GREAT shot though.
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03/17/2009 11:29:56 PM
Great colors and composition - really not sure it screams "hope" but love it anyway. (9)
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03/17/2009 07:57:01 PM
So true! Creative picture and title. Just a neat photo!
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03/17/2009 04:26:38 PM
I really like your colors in this shot...and the composition
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03/17/2009 05:10:08 AM
8
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03/17/2009 03:51:37 AM
Cool colors and composition!
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03/16/2009 10:37:26 PM
Keep returning to this image. Love the colour and the composition (are those tiny coke cans on the bench?). And it communicates challenge theme so well. 10 from me.
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03/16/2009 11:11:28 AM
I feel sad for this person it looks cold.
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03/16/2009 05:16:14 AM
Beautiful composition & colors! I am sure it will be on first page :)
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03/16/2009 04:45:33 AM
Excellent. I love the colour and composition.
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03/16/2009 02:10:41 AM
i love this image but i think the theme is pretty vague.
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