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Challenge: Candid V (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Worms, Germany
Date: Apr 19, 2009
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2009

A gentleman appreciating some aspect of the Dom St Peter in Worms, Germany. He was quite interested, it seemed, with whatever he was looking at (an alcove with a stained glass window), as he stood in that sunbeam for a moment or two.

This place really had some spectacular light.

Score prediction: 5.1732 Though I'm kinda hoping for another 4-something.

Post challenge - WAY better than I expected! Thanks!

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.3520
Avg (commenters): 8.5833
Avg (participants): 6.2353
Avg (non-participants): 6.3931
Views since voting: 1487
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 196
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0


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05/01/2009 05:02:46 AM
Darkness is necessary in a study of light. I'm wondering what could make this better and I'm not getting anywhere with the wondering. I think you could probably lose the strip of light in the foreground and crop to the shadow above it. He cuts a lovely figure and is showing proper respect for what he's looking at, but if he were St Paul on the road to Damascus he would be looking at the source of the light instead of away from it. Where he's looking it becomes more a study of the architecture than a study of the light and my wondering asks if a bit of the architecture could be more clearly illuminated there ... Not in basic editing.
Also it's a candid and a study of the man, so there's no 'improvement' needed there.

Poem:

Autumnal Retirement

When old folks' final days are halcyon
and leave them something, even of this slow
awareness that is all we ever know,
they talk. Old ears enjoy the conversation;
their voices play up in the minor tone.
Their arcane, everyday arpeggio
moves to its own tunes, like the flow
of water in the tide charts of an ocean.

A cutting edge crests up upon a wave,
a stirring in the rising of the tide
but, where they once behaved heroically,
there is no challenge left to make them brave;
nothing to make, to alter, or decide.
Events occur now, tautologically.
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04/29/2009 11:01:36 PM
Fantastic capture, and how considerate of the fellow to stand there long enough to let you get this sharp shot. Those orange pants are something else!

I wonder how this would be in b&w.
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04/29/2009 10:45:55 PM
the way his legs echo the columns, and the beautiful light create a wonderful balance and atmosphere in this shot. Great work, Deb!
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04/29/2009 01:47:28 PM
Love the light in this, Deb. Beautiful candid. Congrats on 12th place.
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04/29/2009 01:09:12 PM
very nice Deb. i don't see why you would have thought it would score a 5.17
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04/29/2009 11:33:31 AM
Nice finish Deb! worms, hahahahaa
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04/29/2009 11:04:11 AM
Exquisite light. Good choice to leave it in color.
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04/29/2009 10:54:36 AM
Spectacular light is right! I love this one in color too. It looks so rich and beautiful. This is really great.

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04/29/2009 09:21:35 AM
Beautiful capture. It truly is a natural spotlight. Congrats on 12th place!
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04/29/2009 07:50:36 AM
Didn't vote on Candids but you're right about the light in this one. Wow!
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04/29/2009 04:29:10 AM
Nice contrasts - lovely photo - super candid!
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04/29/2009 03:28:06 AM
Lovely shot and nice finish, Deb! : )
Some truly beautiful light...
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04/29/2009 02:31:20 AM
Nice finish and well done Deb.
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04/29/2009 02:03:15 AM
Hey Deb - congrats on your finish. I thought you would be in this one somewhere :- )
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04/29/2009 12:45:40 AM
Did not vote, did not even look, but once again; nicht drei!
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04/29/2009 12:20:05 AM
Great atmosphere.
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04/29/2009 12:19:14 AM
Deb, this is a wonderful shot !! Fabulous..
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04/29/2009 12:10:01 AM
DEB!! THIS IS SOOO AWESOME!! GOOD FOR YOU! so very well seen and captured...

You ROCK girl!!

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04/29/2009 12:03:15 AM
Well done on the high placing Deb!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2009 01:50:26 AM
Wow, wonderful lighting 9
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04/26/2009 08:16:07 AM
I like this a lot; for me, I think I would have cropped it a little more - probably from just below where the steps start.
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04/25/2009 11:10:29 PM
Fabulous lighting here.
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04/24/2009 10:44:09 PM
While making the initial ratings pass through the images for this challenge, this was rated an 8 because it failed to positively impact this reviewer. Upon comment review, this reviewer was clearly mistaken - this is a complete artistic success and while the subject focus is a little softer than the foreground would suggest, technically it is competant and well composed - a nice moment in time seen and captured in good fasion. Originally rated an eight, it has been rerated a nine - it should place high in the challenge and potentially a ribbon winner.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2009 10:23:15 PM
Oh... 9. this would even work in the current "Lighting contest. Good for you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/23/2009 01:15:48 AM
Nicely done and processed.
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04/22/2009 02:42:20 PM
super color work post capture; nice job on this. 8.
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04/22/2009 01:50:24 PM
My #2 pick/pic :)
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04/22/2009 11:46:40 AM
lovely use of light to create the story
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04/22/2009 10:37:56 AM
Really excellent lighting, and a nice moment captured. The colors are terrific - not too strong to overpower the scene, but just right. Nice composition too. 9 from me.
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04/22/2009 06:20:18 AM
I love this Pic. Nice contrast.
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04/22/2009 12:24:54 AM
Perfect photo 10.....
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