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Pedro


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Paris, France
Date: Jul 5, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2007

We met this guy in Paris right after Kiwi and Nasti's workshop in Germany. He hung around outside of Notre Dame feeding the pigeons and being really really really ridiculously good looking :)

we all took pics of him...I'm glad I was the only one who entered him :)

unfortunately I forgot about the challenge until the last minute so I didn't get a chance to edit it with the larger size...it has way more impact when it's bigger.

ah well...turned out aaaight as it is :)

thanks for the votes and kind comments.

P

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 651
Avg (all users): 7.0284
Avg (commenters): 9.2143
Avg (participants): 6.9746
Avg (non-participants): 7.3043
Views since voting: 5529
Views during voting: 285
Votes: 141
Comments: 34
Favorites: 20 (view)


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10/25/2008 02:52:51 PM
whoa, i recognize that guy, i just got back from paris and that guy was out there buy Notre Dame.

Really awesome picture btw, great tones, great sense of emotion, very nicely done.
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09/07/2007 05:29:09 AM
I still got to edit mine :-O
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08/26/2007 04:43:09 PM
Unmistakenablly Pedro,

Done once again by bringing the subject to life and out of the picture,. Where did you lear to do this kinda stuff. Read your tutorial about dodge and burn and found very interesting.

Great work and looking forward to more Perdo's.

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08/19/2007 10:09:27 AM
amazing Peter.
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08/09/2007 02:18:32 AM
Gimme 3 and an Elbow Bruddah!!! K and mebbe a print.. cuz I havent edited my own of him yet.. and I really dig yours!!!

Congrats on kicking ass in a Huge Challenge.. 646 photos.. my goodness!!!
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08/08/2007 09:07:15 PM
awesome work...there is so much going on in his eyes, I love how he is looking away from you...
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08/08/2007 01:07:33 PM
:D Very Cool, congrats on top five:)
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08/08/2007 12:22:43 PM
congrats on 5th! I love the pigeons lol
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08/08/2007 12:09:56 PM
Congrats, my friend. A great capture. You have away with him...with just anybody. Like the colours as well.
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08/08/2007 11:05:49 AM
This is an amazing portrait. This is one of the most captivating photos I've seen on this site. love the tight crop. The image leaves one yearning to meet this man.

Message edited by author 2007-08-09 10:11:40.
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08/08/2007 10:18:56 AM
Hey Man! Congrats on your 7+ score! I tough about entering this dude but I was sure someone else would! ;-)
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08/08/2007 10:02:59 AM
Very good stuff...congratulations on the HM!
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08/08/2007 04:25:10 AM
D200 and 50mm 1.8 make a killer combination...awesome stuff from you yet again
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08/08/2007 03:45:15 AM
congrats!! Didn't know it was yours when I commented, its SO beautiful!!!
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08/08/2007 03:03:39 AM
Huge congrats on your 5th, Pedro, though I had this picked for the blue. A perfect picture.
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08/08/2007 12:58:52 AM
PEDRO???? Bloody hell mate, this was yours? rather blooming nice mate, congrats on the solid finish
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2007 07:13:12 PM
This image makes one feel that they can reach into it. It's like you're there with him. Wonderful.
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08/07/2007 10:04:24 AM
Now that's a wonderful capture! I bet he's got a million stories! 10
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08/06/2007 11:10:02 PM
Love photos like these. You have captured a character with an interesting story of the moment. It's like he really does love the birds. Awesome photo.
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08/06/2007 04:23:48 PM
Looks like a magazine cover to me. well done 10 good luck in contest. psart
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08/06/2007 11:12:28 AM
The man's interaction with the pigeons really takes this portrait to the next level. The tight crop works well and the clarity of details is excellent. Great photo!
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08/04/2007 08:53:46 PM
This just makes me want to give this man a sandwich and a cup of coffee. He seems like a kind man who just hit some rough time. Nicely captured. Bumping from 8 to 9.
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08/04/2007 12:41:57 AM
Ok, that is just disturbing. Nice choice on the tight crop, though this might have worked better as a square than a rectangle.
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08/03/2007 12:39:34 PM
Stunning! This better make the front page at rollover!!! An image to be proud of for sure. Belongs in an art gallery.
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08/03/2007 05:54:24 AM
This is a great shot for the emotion and story between the hobo? and the birds, it is rare to see such close contact but there is something about the editing that I do not like, dunno what it is, maybe to much going on around .. who knows.. anyway its still a great shot and have scored you on that merit. well done-7
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08/03/2007 02:18:20 AM
10. Magical to me! This is why the earth is still spinning.
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08/03/2007 01:01:41 AM
Wonderful portrait. Took me a minute to notice the pigeons.
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08/02/2007 11:13:39 AM
This is awesome! Character and tales ooze from this photo. I love your rich processing too!
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08/02/2007 12:13:49 AM
I love how this photo captured the moment. It really depicts a unique individual. The color, composition, and mood are all great. The subject looking off to the side adds to it. Great job!
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08/01/2007 10:20:49 PM
I like this, well done.
Rob
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08/01/2007 06:43:09 AM
love the processing, everything actually.
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08/01/2007 04:30:10 AM
GREAT capture!
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08/01/2007 04:25:08 AM
great shot, tells a lot about that man. good you didn't convert it in b/w (most dpcers would...). not sure whether it is the DOF or if the exposure was a tad too long, but the left dove is slighty blurred - but that's a minor flaw.

back to add as fav.
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08/01/2007 01:43:00 AM
A masterpiece! Im stuck on this photo. Its one of the best photos Ive ever seen. The contours on the face, the black background consisting of pigeons. This is a special photo.
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