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Challenge: Free Study 2014-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Location: The Red line
Date: Apr 10, 2014
Aperture: 2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/140
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2014

This is a candid of a couple on my train ride home. I noticed an odd intimate interaction between them that I tried to capture.

[May. 7th, 2014 08:47:21 PM]

I recently saw the Finding Vivian Maier movie. If you want inspiration to go out and look for interesting scenes on the street I recommend it.

I am really happy with how this is doing. The best I had hoped was that this might connect with a small niche of voters. I feared many voters might react the same as my wife (she looked confused and declared it "creepy"). Thanks for the comments, favorites and bling. I am excited and humbled.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.6848
Avg (commenters): 8.4615
Avg (participants): 6.6522
Avg (non-participants): 6.7826
Views since voting: 682
Views during voting: 178
Votes: 92
Comments: 21
Favorites: 7 (view)


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10/12/2014 08:15:57 AM
Mark, when you take these photos, do your subjects know/care that you are photographing them? Are you shooting from the hip?
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06/03/2014 04:53:46 PM
Like a movie scene.
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05/09/2014 11:06:27 PM
Congratulations!!
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05/08/2014 03:22:20 AM
Another superb photo Mark, keep em coming.
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05/08/2014 01:32:16 AM
vibrant, intimate.
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05/08/2014 12:32:10 AM
One of the best photographs I've ever seen on DPC (or anywhere).
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05/08/2014 12:23:03 AM
Three awards, WD!

I have to admit the look he's giving her, and the look she aint giving him says it all!!
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05/08/2014 12:11:20 AM
Once again congratulations Mark. Amazing work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2014 11:57:44 PM
You caught it so sharp

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05/07/2014 11:39:56 PM
introspective.. wonderful toning and seeing.
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05/07/2014 09:23:33 PM
This is a great candid. I really want to know what is going on here. Nice tones.
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05/07/2014 09:07:03 PM
good candid - (I would have liked less sharpening but we all fall for it)
bump
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05/07/2014 06:03:42 PM
Drama on the express... Good storytelling.
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05/07/2014 05:00:19 PM
A very intense portrait full of suspense. Their expressions are amazing. I also love how it's framed. I can see it ending up in a history of photography book in the future. My only 10 so far (voted earlier).

And this is for you:
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05/07/2014 02:07:16 PM
Super tones, lovely intimate portrait. I do feel a little like a voyeur, but that is what gives this photograph its intensely personal feel.
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05/07/2014 11:21:50 AM
That is a deep stare. I hope she knows him
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05/06/2014 03:03:49 PM
a frozen moment allowing us to make our own story. I appreciate the interference within the composition.
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05/05/2014 03:39:28 PM
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Awarded for the April Free Study.

This image has caused me to stop and pay attention. That means it is in my 7-10 voting band. (Voted earlier)

Additionally, it is highly interesting/eclectic meaning it keeps me here long enough to offer a longer comment and a vote of 8 or more.

This is one of my 10s - I like it very much. Furthermore I think it enriches the DPC collective portfolio. Put simply, I wish we saw more stuff like this. Let me tell you why it pushes all the right buttons for me:

1. This is an astonishing image - like a movie scene. Such intensity.
2. I've been watching '24' from the beginning (it's new to me) and have noticed the shooting through the scenery camera shots - that covert feeling is captured here too.
3. Nailed focus and exposure - I'm guessing you didn't have too long to compose either.
4. Fabulous and well-balanced composition - what an angle you have.
5. Super tones - perfect choice for this image.

Outstanding photograph. I'm looking forward to finding out who shot this.
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05/05/2014 12:44:34 PM
Outstanding candid. 10
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05/03/2014 11:54:20 AM
Quality image, in my top ten for sure.
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05/02/2014 11:39:58 PM
well done !
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