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Waiting for my luck to change
3rd PlaceWaiting for my luck to change
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Waiting II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Canon
Location: Melbourne
Date: Apr 4, 2010
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Portraiture, Street
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2010


[Apr. 9th, 2010 12:39:11 AM]

I know this is a bit self indulgent but I cant help myself.
Two days of voting and this image is at 6.9375
Almost beyond comprehension, in 35 challenges I have one score over 6, heaps of 5's and a truck load of 4's.
The first 20 votes saw me over 7.
Then the inevitable drop. But at 50 votes back to 7. Unbelievable.
Dropped under again at 65 votes.

100 vote check in - 6.9300 Very happy

[Apr. 10th, 2010 07:03:17 AM]

150 vote check in still unbelievable - 6.9533

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 135
Avg (all users): 6.8558
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.4655
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 5553
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 215
Comments: 37
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/27/2011 08:41:43 AM
Hey Craig. Just spotted this one for the first time. Great effort. Really nice candid and PP.
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04/17/2010 01:29:35 PM
Excellent image, Craig. Many congrats on your first ribbon and new PB.
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04/15/2010 05:25:39 PM
loved this when i saw it
am glad you ribboned
congrats
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04/14/2010 08:04:26 PM
Congrats on 3rd...!!!
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04/14/2010 03:29:26 PM
My favorite shot in this challenge. Congratulations on your ribbon!!!
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04/14/2010 01:02:37 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, Craig. Gorgeous shot, well processed. You give me hope :-)
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04/14/2010 10:11:40 AM
Nice finish! I liked this one very much. Congrats.
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04/14/2010 09:32:26 AM
I think you did an excellent job of using the empty benches to isolate your subject and bring the proper mood to this image. Too many people would have been tempted to crop tightly to the man. The processing and lighting fit very well here, giving the image a harsher, colder feel. Very nice work, and congratulations on a very well deserved riboon.
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04/14/2010 08:56:59 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Very well done. Go team!!!
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04/14/2010 08:35:00 AM
Congrats Craig! Amazing shot! Keep those ribbons coming, Buzzard!! :D
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04/14/2010 04:29:04 AM
Congratulations Craig - great shot. Your first ribbon - Yahooooo!!!!
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04/14/2010 04:25:53 AM
congrats on this yellow
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04/14/2010 02:38:01 AM
awesome shot!! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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04/14/2010 02:37:48 AM
Congratulations. It's the body language that makes him look down on his luck to me.
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04/14/2010 02:15:43 AM
Congrats on the yellow, teammate! Hopefully this is the beginning of a streak... I sure as hell wouldn't mind high placements like these :)
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04/14/2010 02:13:27 AM
Originally posted by yinanshi:

superb image.

I'm a little confused. you've used aperture 3.5 with a f4.0 lens? is it a typo?
(sorry, maybe a stupid question) :)


Good pickup there... I used a new 150mm Sigma 2.8 lens I hadn't added to my list of lenses.
Glad you liked my image.

I dont think this guy was that hard up on his luck, he had new boots, a nice jacket and could afford cigarettes, it was just a little PP that made him look a bit hard up

Cheers
Craig
04/14/2010 01:56:04 AM
superb image.

I'm a little confused. you've used aperture 3.5 with a f4.0 lens? is it a typo?
(sorry, maybe a stupid question) :)
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04/14/2010 01:46:47 AM
Well done! Congratulations on your first ribbon, Craig!
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04/14/2010 01:34:29 AM
Great shot. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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04/14/2010 12:39:23 AM
really well done...captures the feeling of "waiting" very well
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04/14/2010 12:11:01 AM
Awesome! one of my favorites for the challenge, congrats
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04/14/2010 12:03:46 AM
WTG Craig....keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2010 04:33:08 PM
Ok, so some of us are going to guess 1st through 5th place. This is my guess for 3rd!
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04/12/2010 08:45:12 PM
I like the composition and detail. I feel like the bright parts in the bench pull my eye from the gentleman though.
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04/12/2010 03:36:15 PM
A very good framing and a beautiful b/w
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04/12/2010 12:09:11 PM
I'm sorry, I just feel there is something inherently wrong about taking a picture of a person without a dime to their name with a thousand-dollar camera. That is, unless, you plan on giving this picture to some homeless awareness/assistance organization to hopefully do some good. Did you get this person's permission? If you sell this photo, will you give them a cut?
04/11/2010 01:16:18 PM
A very strong image, with excellent range of mono tones.
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04/10/2010 09:20:09 PM
Nice street shot. Excellent processing.
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04/10/2010 02:52:41 AM
Such an eloquent image. Te weight of the world on his shoulders. Fabulous conversion. Love the slight sepia.
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04/09/2010 09:29:45 PM
Good shot, nice take, 8.
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04/08/2010 11:47:09 PM
Beautiful! One of my favorites! 10
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04/08/2010 10:50:00 PM
Nike picture, powerful message
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04/08/2010 02:43:22 AM
Nice picture, I love the composition and lines. I think black and white was the way to go, great job.
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04/07/2010 07:09:36 PM
like,,,,,,,,,,,, 7
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04/07/2010 09:55:33 AM
At least he got to see Australia.
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04/07/2010 09:50:28 AM
I like this. It doesn't look posed or contrived. Great contrasts and textures.
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04/07/2010 09:13:48 AM
Good one, it helps immensely that your subject isn't making eyecontact. I find the entries where the model is making eye contact takes away from the "waiting" feel. This is a superb top ten image.
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