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Station Master of his own Railway
Station Master of his own Railway
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Challenge: Environmental Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Location: Hamilton New Zealand
Date: May 14, 2006
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2006

Taken in Sepia mode because I felt it suited the image
Sharpened

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 190
Avg (all users): 7.0580
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9459
Avg (non-participants): 7.1133
Views since voting: 3854
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 224
Comments: 33
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/22/2006 11:35:18 PM
i love this one. Marked as a favorite.
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05/22/2006 11:06:03 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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05/22/2006 01:26:26 AM
Hey Sal, Has this got anything to do with your user name???
Great picture. lighting is great.
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05/22/2006 01:24:25 AM
My favourite in the challenge.
Congratulations.
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05/22/2006 12:55:52 AM
I was amazed not to see this ribbon, it's so pure and good. Was one of my two top picks. Congrats on top-10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2006 05:17:15 PM
This reminds me of a photo my father took of the Rev. Awdrey (Thomas the Tank Engine author). We went to the Harrogate Model Railway Fair in 1970, and there was the Rev. with his own little model railway - and a pipe in his mouth. I have an autographed book ;>)
05/21/2006 12:16:59 PM
very nice pic, well done
05/21/2006 07:16:00 AM
Ah, proper marvellous this is. Your dealing with light is a little unsure, i'd say - the left side of the face seems just too far exposed, but it's a minor point. The model-work is so good that it's a genuine shock of scale you present, and the hand adds an engagement with that world that is essential to the image. I wish that the 'sky' were slighly less bland - darker, lighter, whatever, but it's a muddy nothing tone at the moment, and i find the sepia-toning a little much, would have preferred a straight black-and-white - that would have made more of a connection with the documentary photographs of the age his model depicts I think. But those are minor points, really. This is by far the most interesting shot in this challenge, by streets one might say, and ought to win.
05/20/2006 06:06:08 AM
Wow, great job - this is such a perfect Environmental Portrait. I think the sepia really works wit this, too - gives it a lovely old-timey feeling.
05/19/2006 03:38:50 PM
a bit too indifferent lighting for such an upclose and personal portrait. maybe if the SM was more absorbed in his "job" this would be more of a "character portrait"
the expression is quite good BTW
05/19/2006 01:16:31 PM
Great portrait!! Fits the challenge perfectly! I really like that he's in the middle of placing something, giving some action and interest to the photo. He's making great eye contact, which really gives the photo some impact to the viewer. Sepia tones work fine for me here, though I'd be curious to see it in black and white as well! Great job!!
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05/19/2006 08:54:26 AM
This portrait tells a story. Very intresting.
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05/19/2006 07:16:29 AM
Haha, love the setting and the pipe and hat are just the cream of the cake, a very fitting match. Lighting could be a bit better and I am not really fond of the duotone treatment but other than that, top notch and I feel this says a lot about the character. 8 from me!
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05/18/2006 11:50:02 PM
I love this!
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05/18/2006 12:16:37 PM
It would be better if you would have blurred the background more, it's to distracting like this
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05/17/2006 10:25:22 PM
Great shot! The expression captured is really nice! and a great idea too
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05/17/2006 03:58:02 PM
Awesome shot!
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05/17/2006 05:37:00 AM
Oh boy this is simply stunning shot it speaks of the man and his passion 10
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05/16/2006 06:03:16 PM
I like this shot. I am just unsure about the reddish cast. Perhaps BW or color would have been better.
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05/16/2006 06:01:07 PM
seems to be a little vingetting at the top corners. nice detail in the image though.
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05/16/2006 05:49:45 PM
nice job
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05/16/2006 03:15:11 PM
I wish you hadn't made the duotone so red but the picture is excellent, one of the best I've seen so far.
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05/16/2006 01:05:45 PM
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Message edited by author 2006-08-17 11:52:36.
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05/16/2006 09:10:29 AM
great shot! 10 from me (But I'd love to see the colour one!)
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05/15/2006 09:28:54 PM
Great photo.
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05/15/2006 01:45:43 PM
This is really good. Exactly what I would expect an environmental portrait to be. I like the eye contact and the surroundings tell us a lot about the person. The only thing I personally don't care much for is the pinkish tint. Would prefer it in black and white. That would be an easy thing to change though.
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05/15/2006 12:51:51 PM
Nice shot. One of my top three choices for the win. Love the tones, and the expression. Fits challenge nicely. Has all the elements to place high. Good luck!
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05/15/2006 12:39:51 PM
Outstanding entry - I absolutely love it!
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05/15/2006 11:43:48 AM
Great character. Lovely tones.
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05/15/2006 11:12:49 AM
Really cute! I'm not a fan of the pinkish sepia processing here but the setup is great.
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05/15/2006 06:05:40 AM
nice nice nice!
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05/15/2006 06:03:24 AM
Very good challenge imag, ...9
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05/15/2006 05:36:46 AM
well done...sepia suits this shot
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