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Challenge: Portraits Without Children (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Character
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Streets of San Antonio
Date: Jul 17, 2009
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Street
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2009


[Jul. 26th, 2009 10:11:34 PM]

Meet another one of my street friends. I really searched for someone totally different looking than the scruffy looking old street gentleman smoking. I think Ernie ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' basssman7 is actually right about this type of portrait becoming too unoriginal (sorry). But I only had one afternoon to myself the week of the challenge, and he was the only face I saw that was more interesting than tourists eating ice cream.

He was with another guy who had a similar look but just wasn't as comfy with the camera. And actually, they were pretty fun to hang out with. I bet I stayed and talked with them a good half hour or 45 minutes. They were very funny and made me laugh!! They teased me about my determination to include a good dose of their smoke in the photo. They were fascinated that "Barbie" was so "dern interested in cigarette smoke" :) But when I showed them the picture in my view finder, he agreed that it was in fact pretty cool looking.

Anyway, thanks for a great score for an unoriginal photo.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.6225
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 6.4912
Avg (non-participants): 6.7021
Views since voting: 1884
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 151
Comments: 19
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07/27/2009 09:52:15 PM
11th! Sweet! Your scores are rockin' lately. Keep it up! =)
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07/27/2009 12:33:07 PM
Excellent as always, Sandy! You have a knack for this! And yeah, he looks a bit like a younger Gandalf, doesn't he?
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07/27/2009 10:32:10 AM
Awesome, as usual, Sandy!
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07/27/2009 10:08:08 AM
I thought this might be yours! You do great character study portraits. And of course I like to come here and get the story behind the photo :) The eyes really catch your attention and the smoke is very cool. Congrats on a great finish and I'm glad to see you jumping in and doing well again :)
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07/27/2009 09:56:16 AM
From the thumbnail this looks like gandalf :P

awesome portrait
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07/27/2009 05:42:23 AM
lovely portrait that displays this personality perfectly, well done Sandy
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07/27/2009 05:01:52 AM
Beautiful shot Sandy! You've captured the dignity, the beauty of his eyes.
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07/27/2009 02:48:05 AM
Great work from you again Sandy, all class.
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07/27/2009 01:01:40 AM
Well done, Barbie! *grin*
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07/27/2009 12:18:35 AM
contrats on a great place in the challenge sandy ..
it's a brilliant portrait .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2009 12:19:31 AM
Nice portrait but the artifacts in the eyes is really distracting!
07/23/2009 01:32:29 PM
Great photo, thanks!
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07/21/2009 11:17:22 PM
Great tones to this. Nice touch with the smoke coming out from his mouth.
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07/21/2009 05:51:23 PM
WOW .. just gets better and better .. !!!
those magnetic eyes and the excellent non-background .
love the smoke, love the shot and love the process .. :)
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07/21/2009 08:55:13 AM
This is a great photo, but I think it would have been made better with his hand showing whatever he is smoking.
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07/20/2009 06:11:07 PM
I am really tired of the "tough smoking guy" shots, but what is lacks in originality it certainly has in quality. 7
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07/20/2009 03:26:33 PM
Rugged & scraggly. A very interesting character.
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07/20/2009 12:30:53 PM
Oh...I just love this one. Reminds me of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SandyP's handiwork. Well done!
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07/20/2009 11:12:19 AM
There is a lot of experience and character showing in this shot. B&W works very well with it. Nicely done.
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