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Feeding the Habit
Feeding the Habit

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Challenge: Habits (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Vendome metro, Montreal, Qc
Date: May 13, 2004
Aperture: F 9.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2004

Photographed in the Vendome metro station, in Montreal. I loved the way the light was shining in the windows, vcreating the patterns on the floor. The person is sitting quietly reading a book, waiting for her train/bus/subway to arrive. When I looked at the photo, I thought she might actually look like a junkie, sitting there getting her fix. I'm probably way off, and people won't get it.

Lens: Canon 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 @ 45mm.

Shot in RAW mode and converted using FVU at -0.5 exposure comp. In PS7: crop, auto levels, saturation in colorise mode to get blue tint, resize, USM and gaussian blur (5) reduced to 25%. NO BORDER!

Place: 27 out of 256
Avg (all users): 5.7993
Avg (commenters): 6.3182
Avg (participants): 5.6726
Avg (non-participants): 5.8910
Views since voting: 1104
Votes: 269
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/02/2005 10:00:26 PM
Hehe... I've been there!!

This is a wonderful shot. You have captured the mood here perfectly. The blue/grey cast does an excellent job of accentuating said mood.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2004 05:33:56 PM
The choice of a cold colored duotone really sells this as a bitter world of desolation. I like the composition with the figure set far back in the frame and the repetition of the sunlight and shadows with the darkness above (rather forboding). I wish it was just a little crisper so I could make out more details. Excellent, evocative shot. At first I scored it as a six, but I just bumped it up to an eight.
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05/25/2004 09:39:59 AM
Good use of repetition and multiple light sources. My eye is drawn from the bottom right to the door at middle left.
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05/25/2004 03:05:53 AM
05/25/2004 02:45:38 AM
great photo, not sure about the title though 8
05/24/2004 07:17:45 AM
The bluish tones or WB are pretty cool. Good setup of lights and shadowes. Very good image.
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05/23/2004 07:46:20 PM
What habit, I can't see what he's doing?
05/21/2004 12:40:03 PM
Nicely composed. I like the way the overhead lights and the reflections on the floor converge toward the door, but with the human figure maintaining the balance.
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05/21/2004 11:48:32 AM
Lovely portrait due to the stunning lighting. Good desaturated colour use.
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05/21/2004 10:48:45 AM
not sure what habit they are feeding, but great shot
05/21/2004 09:59:50 AM
Well done...I really like this shot...tone, composition and the general 'feel' of the photo. = 7
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05/20/2004 10:44:08 PM
the composition is striking, and the tonallity is fabulous. Now if only we were given a clue as to how this relates to "habits", we'd be all set...
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05/20/2004 12:57:54 PM
I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt on this one. Other than the title, I don't see how this relates to "habits" but I really like the mood and feel of the photograph even though I can't tell what the subject is doing. 7
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05/20/2004 11:14:10 AM
Feeding what habit?
05/20/2004 10:14:02 AM
lovely shot - captures a mood perfectly
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05/19/2004 07:42:10 PM
like this
05/19/2004 07:17:22 PM
nice composition
05/19/2004 06:38:15 PM
nice editing and l like the composition in regards to the building but imho you need to get closer to you subject...i can barely tell what he's holding.
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05/19/2004 04:08:59 PM
Tremendous, well composed and well captured. The light from the window on the floor is the outstanding element which leads the eye to the guy. If this doesn't get top ten then there's no justice in the world.
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05/19/2004 03:45:15 PM
05/19/2004 02:49:46 PM
Love the light, shadow and color. Nicely done shot. Good one.
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05/19/2004 02:38:07 PM
beautiful shades of gray-blue....i like the rhythym of the space. it would be nice to be able to punch the lights in the ceiling a bit more to make them relate to the light on the floor
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05/19/2004 10:19:29 AM
which one? I cannot guess which habit are you trying to portrait
05/19/2004 07:49:27 AM
Very nice photo, really like the angles, point of view, and the contrast...
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05/19/2004 03:35:20 AM

Message edited by author 2005-10-09 23:47:27.
05/19/2004 12:53:25 AM
Great color and composition. Don't understand the solution to Habit.
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