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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sigma SD9
Location: metro bus station
Date: Jul 7, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2004

I took this at the bus depot. He was having a bad morning. Looked a bit rough, totally in his own world. After I took this one I went over and talked with him and asked if I could take some pictures. I wanted the viewer to get the feeling of being boxed in with him and having no way out so I cropped close. The border was added for the same reason and I reduced the saturation to give him a faded "past his prime" look.
I desaturated down to 20%, some sharpening, clarify, burned to give a dirty gritty feeling and left the noise in. Had another name but that was mentioned in the forums so I renamed it.
lens 28/300 at 54mm handheld
I wanted this to be named "Just another name for nothing left to lose". Thought it fit perfect.

Place: 66 out of 140
Avg (all users): 5.2637
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 4.8974
Avg (non-participants): 5.5385
Views since voting: 821
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 182
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2004 11:06:12 PM
He does not seem free, but burdoned by heavy burdons.
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07/16/2004 07:15:56 PM
Very good composition.
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07/15/2004 11:02:27 AM
A great picture but it doesn't convey the challenge theme to me. It conveys contemplation, worry, despair, boredom - many things. But the concept of freedom isn't one of them for me.
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07/13/2004 04:09:07 PM
Very moving picture and perfect balance of soft colors. The connection to the challenge may be seen as a bit of a stretch for most voters I think.
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07/13/2004 07:35:22 AM
well done, top three I think
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07/13/2004 01:06:54 AM
Great work here. Top 5 for sure. I love the tones and textures. It looks like James Dean. 10
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07/12/2004 06:55:37 PM
Think about what?
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07/12/2004 01:45:44 PM
There is just not enough context to make a connection to the challenge. It is a youngish, white man with his head in his hands, possibly blockin his ears. He appears to be upset or in deep thought. His clothes and his enviroment don't offer enough clues. I've thought about it and I still haven't figured it out. Sorry.
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07/12/2004 09:33:17 AM
Wow...spectacular...the tones are almost unreal. Was there application of NeatImage? Nevertheless, a great photo; a lot of expression--a 10 from me.
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