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Childish Behavior
Childish Behavior

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Challenge: Candid V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Reykjavík
Date: Apr 15, 2009
Aperture: F/4.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2009

Around 50 police officers wearing riot uniforms broke their way into an abandoned building that had been overtaken by squatters in central Reykjavík last week, arresting some of the people who were living there. A number of people had taken up illegal residence in the building and refused to leave. That policeman was giving order to arrest the squatters in front of a photo studio window where this beautiful child image was on display. One might say the police behaviour was childish.

Lightroom: general punch, brightness, contrast, tone curve, tiny rotation and resizing, exported to PS: levels, curves, hue/saturation, resize, USM and frame, before saving for the web.

Camera Model: E-500
Equipment Maker: OLYMPUS
Date Taken: 15.4. 2009 9:14
Color Representation: sRGB
Subject Distance:
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 108 mm
F-numer: F/4,2
ISO: 400
Exposure Time: 1/400sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Compensation: 0

Place: 35 out of 170
Avg (all users): 5.8247
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 5.4630
Avg (non-participants): 5.9643
Views since voting: 860
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 194
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2009 04:03:11 PM
Good, funny candid. I wish it didn't have the diagonal line. You probably could remove it by slicing off the right side of the photo and not lose the impact. In fact, a less-centered subject might improve composition. Nevertheless a great catch.
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04/27/2009 03:18:31 AM
Well spotted!
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04/26/2009 07:37:18 AM
mmm, i like it!
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04/26/2009 01:59:34 AM
Well seen!
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04/26/2009 01:45:13 AM
Good eye.
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04/25/2009 10:12:05 PM
In the ratings pass, this reviewer was uncomfortable rating this image - there are several levels of impact here which change every time it's viewed. After six views and a close inspection of the image, this reviewer has to rerate it from a 6 to a 9 because it has incredible impact - the juxtaposition of child and adult is creative and a great capture. The intensity on the face of the (assumed) police officer as compared to the open honest of the child is very effective. While not exactly a ribbon contender, this should place well in the challenge.
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04/24/2009 11:15:31 AM
It seems you are not following the British Rule not to capture the police force!
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04/23/2009 05:46:14 PM
Something classic here - my tip for the blue...
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04/22/2009 11:57:31 AM
Cartier Bresson in action here? great catch!
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04/22/2009 08:40:54 AM
The similarity is striking! Great shot!
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