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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens for Nikon
Location: Serres, Greece
Date: Dec 25, 2009
Aperture: 2,8
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2010

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Statistics
Place: 146 out of 445
Avg (all users): 6.0508
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.0498
Avg (non-participants): 6.0545
Views since voting: 843
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 256
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/29/2010 02:20:50 PM
An 8 from me, remarkable image and perfectly matter-of-fact presentation. The door, for me, both echos the face and represents the dawning end of life. Wonderful image. For me, the chopping of the arm is in effect the counter-expression of the door; pieces are missing, the end is near, the exit awaits. It resonates with me because I juts lost my father exactly a year ago, and pieces of him were disappearing in some strange way as we watched.

Message edited by author 2010-01-29 14:22:33.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 08:43:30 PM
for some reason the door knob and keyhole almost feel like a reflection of his face. very nice!
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01/28/2010 07:36:34 PM
Excellent use of thirds. The door feels like a metahpor for his limited time here.
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01/28/2010 06:36:53 PM
I'm hanging this in the Posthumous Fantasy Art Show.
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01/28/2010 07:02:09 AM
The combination of things in this shot don't really make sense to me. Is there a significance to the door? I can't tell what it is but it's there and I'm assuming you didn't just forget to close it. Then the right arm is cropped for no particular reason that I can tell while the door is taking a full third in the right of the frame, I'm afraid either I just don't get this shot or there's a lot wrong with it.
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01/27/2010 09:50:04 PM
I *really* like this, but it bugs me that his arm is chopped off....6
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01/27/2010 06:28:43 PM
I think that door adds a lot to the image. It just wouldn't be as good without it.
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01/27/2010 03:03:23 PM
Great job bringing out the personality in your subject :)
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01/27/2010 10:25:53 AM
Lovely candid portrait.
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01/27/2010 08:23:56 AM
excellent portrait, you captured his character very well , 8
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01/27/2010 06:10:37 AM
What a wonderful image... reminds me of my grandfather... oh how I miss him. Composition and contrast are great, but it's the emotion that this image stirs that makes this such a powerful one. I think I was overly critical with my voting earlier, and like I've been doing to a few images, I'm rectifying my earlier harshness now that I'm commenting. So... the 8 is now a 9.
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01/26/2010 08:54:04 AM
Nice composition, tones, and details.
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01/25/2010 09:57:10 PM
Awesome capture! Love the open door....
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01/25/2010 09:08:39 PM
what a fabulous cane, you will have to get that as a memento. Those are the kind of things that are priceless you know...what a great picture...super clear shot, such character and wisdom, very, very well done
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01/25/2010 08:53:20 PM
A nice portrait. Although it does seem grandfather is missing his right pinky..
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01/25/2010 11:30:15 AM
like the positioning in this shot and his expression.
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01/25/2010 08:38:26 AM
good overall...he must be a great man
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01/24/2010 08:41:32 PM
A delicate balance between the man and door...and you nailed it! Wonderful portrait!
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01/24/2010 12:44:02 PM
Very nice B&W portrait. Speaks a zillion words 8
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01/23/2010 09:22:26 PM
Wonderful - all the elements tell a story and are very compelling.
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01/23/2010 09:18:03 PM
Very nice portrait. I'd prefer to include his elbow and such on the left side of the image, and the focus seems to be a bit behind his face, but overall very good. 7
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01/23/2010 04:05:28 PM
Good portrait.
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01/23/2010 02:58:37 PM
Very good composition, good detail, well photographed.
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01/23/2010 02:13:21 AM
nice portrait the open door adds nice interst
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01/22/2010 10:09:42 PM
Classy portrait of a classy gentleman. Great!
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01/22/2010 08:40:00 PM
Love it. Great tones.
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01/22/2010 11:24:01 AM
What a fine, fine portrait. I like this very much!
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01/22/2010 10:03:00 AM
I love the inclusion of the door. It adds some symbolism, like he's sitting there, waiting to go inside, perhaps to another place.
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01/22/2010 12:46:20 AM
he looks like junior soprano fantastic portrait
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