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Challenge: Sepia II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K20D
Lens: Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Date: Jun 26, 2011
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Candid
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2011

Part of a series of street shots/candids. Took a wrong turn and ended up at Perth's interstate train station, whilst the Indian Pacific was being prepared for departure. Got chatting to this delightful chap, who was preparing for his 30th trans-Australian rail journey on this train. Finally plucked up the courage to ask him if he'd let me take his photo. I'm not sure how this will be received and in all honesty I don't really care. I am happy to have met this elderly gentleman and am pleased with this shot as it is my record of having done so.

Shot with my new 70mm/2.4 'pancake' lens. I'd read a lot about how good this lens can be for portraiture, and after a couple of days with it, I'm inclined to agree. Shot in RAW and then used ACDSee to crop, convert to sepia and make minor adjustments to exposure and contrast. Resized, added border, minor sharpening, saved as JPEG.

Place: 25 out of 171
Avg (all users): 6.2535
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0337
Avg (non-participants): 6.6226
Views since voting: 539
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 142
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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07/04/2011 12:24:39 AM
Good stuff Adrian, nice placing.
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07/04/2011 12:11:10 AM
Should have done better. Great image. It was my top for this challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2011 10:14:01 PM
What a great portrait! Sepia suits it well.
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07/03/2011 05:27:10 PM
I'm giving this a 7 because I think it's a great portrait. But I'm mixed on whether the sepia tone really works in this case. I can't help but wonder how it would look in black and white?
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06/30/2011 06:58:52 PM
Wonderful portrait! Great DOF.
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06/27/2011 08:37:04 PM
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06/27/2011 06:29:06 PM
What a friendly looking face, I would buy a used car from this guy. Ye and the photo is good too.
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06/27/2011 01:21:28 AM
Amazing quality
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