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The Journey Begins
The Journey Begins
brayburn


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New York
Date: May 7, 2009
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2010

Shot in NYC after a rainstorm.

Statistics
Place: 249 out of 445
Avg (all users): 5.7315
Avg (commenters): 6.9333
Avg (participants): 5.7562
Avg (non-participants): 5.6429
Views since voting: 771
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 257
Comments: 38
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/29/2010 08:17:10 PM
This is vastly underrated, but the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous blue in a "Best Of..." challenge more than makes up for the poor placing!

I loved it and it was one of only 4 photos I gave a 10!
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01/29/2010 02:08:52 PM
This is super-lovely. I just gasped when I first opened it. Glad you were acknowledged via the PH Blue!
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01/29/2010 12:37:02 PM
Thanks to everyone for the votes and comments. Very, very much appreciated.
01/29/2010 12:35:39 PM
I think this is fabulously moody, and the title really works in synergy with the image. I gave it an 8, I'm disappointed it didn't fare better for you.
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01/29/2010 11:35:06 AM
HUGE congrats on the Posthumous Blue! And very well deserved. This is quite simply a marvelous photograph.
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01/29/2010 06:11:02 AM
Seriously disappointing to see this did not score higher. Far and away my favourite from this challenge.
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01/29/2010 03:13:17 AM
This is one of my favourites in this challenge,you've captured so much :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 11:58:02 PM
beautiful capture of light and shadow. looks like a photo that might have been shot with film a long time ago.
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01/28/2010 11:34:28 PM
Great mood, love this shot! There's so much in it that I don't know what to talk about so I'm just not going to mention anything specifically and say that it's excellent and I wish I had taken it myself!
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01/28/2010 09:25:09 PM
Great capture. You feel like you are there and that person just walked past.
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01/28/2010 07:36:53 PM
Oh, that's wonderful.
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01/28/2010 06:33:49 PM
This is the standout for me. I give you the Posthumous Blue Ribbon.

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01/28/2010 04:44:20 PM
From the darkness into the light.
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01/27/2010 10:42:31 AM
this image almost demands a sequel - great stuff
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01/27/2010 08:35:04 AM
Interesting and well done street photography shot.
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01/27/2010 01:11:46 AM
a little too dark
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01/26/2010 09:36:51 PM
lovely use of the light and the location..
very nice B&W with the shades of white to black
love the blurred man...
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01/25/2010 07:59:11 PM
great b/w shot!!
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01/25/2010 06:14:54 PM
Very nice city b&w. The darkness of the photo gives it a dirty feel. Nice job.
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01/25/2010 09:06:03 AM
nice and contrasty
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01/24/2010 08:44:42 PM
I like the lighting in this alot...really feels like 1940 to me...well sort'a
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01/24/2010 08:43:33 PM
Good mood. I like that the subject is moving toward the light......evokes hope for the future.....7
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01/24/2010 01:21:14 PM
Dark, moody, I would like to know the rest of the story.
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01/24/2010 04:40:23 AM
Look good on a canvas! well done
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01/24/2010 03:42:55 AM
Lighting and tones are equisite. Excellent sense of depth, of lower(?) Manhattan, and the blurred figure in the foreground gives the photo an immediacy and relevance. The streak of light along the far curb almost makes it appear as though the figure and van are traveling in opposite directions.
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01/23/2010 09:32:56 PM
Nice - street at its best. A sense of mystery with the fuzzy figure in the foreground. A sense of hope with the beautiful light shining on the buildings in the back. Outstanding contrast.
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01/23/2010 09:21:46 PM
I like the fact that the light falls on the man in the foreground, highlighting him as the main subject. It's very dark and contrasted. The one thing that it makes me ask myself is "what is it that the photographer wanted me to see in this...what is the reason?" But, then again, with dozens of flowers and insect shots in this challenge, I'd likely say that I'm getting far more out of this shot than the eye candy shots :)
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01/23/2010 07:07:49 PM
i'm a sucker for high contrast b&w photos. i probably would have given this a different title, however, because the woman with the travel bag is motion blurred and doesn't immediately draw your attention. i found my eyes exploring the sunlight reflections on the sides of the buildings on the opposite side of the street much more so.
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01/23/2010 01:53:09 AM
Nice b&w. I wish that the lights were a bit more exposed but still really nice.
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01/22/2010 11:43:35 PM
Captivating.
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01/22/2010 10:30:43 PM
Great feel to the image, diminished though by the late mode van on the right. 7
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01/22/2010 06:42:03 PM
too dark...
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01/22/2010 04:33:01 PM
Nice B&W. Need maybe a more prominent figure or closer to get the story with the title
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01/22/2010 02:27:52 PM
MY first thought was Metropolis 1955. It has an old feeling with your wonderful tones and the soft light breaking through the buildings. Love it.
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01/22/2010 12:02:56 PM
A bit dark for my tastes, but I suppose it does add mood to the photo.
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01/22/2010 09:38:24 AM
definitely atmospheric , a very grim mood from the shot. Not that appealing to me though. 6
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01/22/2010 08:17:07 AM
OMG, I love this. Absolutely wonderful
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01/22/2010 12:51:26 AM
Would have preferred that the center of focus be the traveler.
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