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Challenge: Street Photography V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Location: Manhattan
Date: Aug 21, 2012
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2012

...In character and cameras.


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Thanks kindly for all your comments and votes.

I've seen the gentleman around town before. Once at the Javits Center during the Photo Plus Expo. But this would be the first good shot I got.

I saw him from a far but he might've seen me first. I got off a few shots before getting a shot from the front. Have one with just him in the frame but I liked the connection the two subjects had and I think her smile makes the shot. His pose seems like something that's really part of his personality, almost hard wired.

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As you can see he was already partially posed ;)

I did get to talk to him after I got the photo(s). He's rather nice. I found out that the camera he holds does indeed work. I saw it in action. Sort of an old style Polaroid. He'll take a shot of you, for a fee. This was taken about a block across away from the Strand Bookstore. I highly recommend anyone visiting NYC to go and browse the photography section on the 2nd floor.

The outtake was taken days later, last late afternoon before rollover. Which perhaps is more purely street. Which is why I pushed hard and kept on looking. But, the posted shot had that feel good something and I felt it was better overall. Also hadn't much time to drive into the city again. It was a toss up till the end.
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 104
Avg (all users): 7.2239
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.4286
Views since voting: 3284
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 134
Comments: 45
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/15/2015 01:30:23 PM
I happened to be surfing DPC and came across this excellent street shot. I like everything about this...great subjects, good back story, processed flawlessly.
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09/05/2012 08:28:13 PM
Great shot Techo and thanks for sharing some of the background on it. Good to see you shooting and on the front page :)
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09/04/2012 08:22:08 AM
Hey Kiddo! Great shot and wonderful to see another of your entries on here.
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09/04/2012 12:02:39 AM
Nice one Techo! congrats and welcome back...
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09/03/2012 04:34:06 PM
Oh, yes and perfectly processed.
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09/03/2012 04:33:22 PM
I love this shot, I was sure only a New Yorker could capture the moment. Good for you! Congratulations!!! It was my 10 and my favorite.
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09/03/2012 12:35:31 PM
Came back with a bang! Great shot. You must have talked to them before taking the shot
Brooklyn?
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09/03/2012 11:38:10 AM
Well done indeed!
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09/03/2012 11:10:22 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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09/03/2012 10:50:10 AM
Congratulations! Very well done!
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09/03/2012 10:44:47 AM
Congratulations, love this image.
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09/03/2012 09:51:25 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. Great crisp tones.
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09/03/2012 09:34:35 AM
WooHoo, good to see you still around mate.
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09/03/2012 08:48:44 AM
Louis Mendes! I have a shot of this man as well! Well done.
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09/03/2012 08:10:23 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, great shot!
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09/03/2012 08:00:37 AM
i feel like i saw this guy outside of B&H. awesome shot
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09/03/2012 01:20:06 AM
it is he, but it is she.
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09/03/2012 12:28:53 AM
nice to see you up there, Techo! congrats!
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09/03/2012 12:07:34 AM
Nice job, Techo! Good to see you back!
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09/03/2012 12:02:39 AM
Yay! Techo's back!

Congrats on your ribbon! I love it that you ribboned with a street scene where a person is looking at your camera.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2012 11:52:31 PM
It's like there's a wall here separating today from yesterday. Although the man is holding a classic, he too looks like someone that was a strong part of that era. What a wonderful blend of two worlds.
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09/02/2012 11:40:31 PM
Impressive
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09/02/2012 11:13:24 PM
unreal, but your composition takes him for granted. overall quite compelling.

I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.

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09/02/2012 10:55:30 PM
Very well done. Wonderful posed street shot! Fabulous expressions on each of the characters,
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09/02/2012 08:25:34 PM
I swear I saw this guy outside B&H in New York City this summer...
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09/02/2012 08:22:30 AM
love it! Expressions say it all.
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09/02/2012 05:28:06 AM
A classic street scene. Well done
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09/01/2012 06:51:27 AM
This is gorgeous
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08/31/2012 09:21:04 PM
a feel good shot. classic.
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08/31/2012 04:35:31 PM
Great tones and super story here. His expression and presense is great. She is ok, but the her look is a little awkaward.
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08/31/2012 02:30:48 PM
Perfect B/W. Great smiles and very well composed photo.
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08/31/2012 02:00:39 AM
Something very special about this one. It's in the eyes I believe. Nice one.
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08/30/2012 03:14:23 AM
I am at 76/104 and this is the best so far. Love it! Top five if not a ribbon.
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08/28/2012 09:27:10 PM
This is great! A street photo that really makes me smile!
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08/28/2012 07:17:57 PM
Wonderful capture, marvellous processing! The way she is looking at him and their smiles creates a great portrayal of emotions.
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08/28/2012 12:05:00 PM
Top 5
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08/28/2012 11:37:57 AM
Great job. I like the subject matter and the composition.
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08/28/2012 02:04:25 AM
now that is some serious gear he has there, great shot~ TT I reckon~
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08/27/2012 08:12:19 PM
Ha! He's a card. I gotta wonder if that thing actually works or if he just hangs around for show...
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08/27/2012 07:19:13 PM
the stories these two tell - awesome
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08/27/2012 03:51:06 PM
Wonderful street portraiture.
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08/27/2012 01:42:06 PM
this makes me smile. I love how his third of the frame is a step back in time, and as you move right you become aware this is present day. Beautifully done!
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08/27/2012 12:05:40 PM
Love this has to in the top ten at the very least.
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08/27/2012 03:58:20 AM
Gorgeous image.
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08/27/2012 02:57:53 AM
This is blue :)
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