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His slice of the world.
His slice of the world.
Prash


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: May 15, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2010

Captured in downtown San Francisco, CA during a sunny day. This gentleman was standing there in the crowds, yet distinctly visible due to his colorful (Jamaican?) hat, and his expressions (notice the stick he is chewing). I followed his moods for quite sometime, but he seemed to be in his own world..as if everything else is a bokeh to him (hence the title).

I think I am risking it huge by desaturating it, since one of the main aspects of the picture was the tri colors in his hat. Don't know how the voters are gonna like it... we'll see...

Statistics
Place: 148 out of 347
Avg (all users): 5.5549
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3293
Avg (non-participants): 5.7582
Views since voting: 711
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 173
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0


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07/02/2010 06:50:58 PM
Nice! This is fantastic if you ask me. Only a few problems. In post the photo has been over-sharpened, the photo is much too grainy, and the background stick out too much. I would like this shot more if it has a black background, and the quality was a bit better. Nice job though, really great.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2010 01:32:23 PM
This image probably would have gotten an 8 from me in a Free Study. I think it is a marvelous portrait! However, in regards to this challenge I don't feel like the bokeh is really complimenting your subject. It certainly isn't hurting, but it is kind of just "There". I do feel like I need to judge this photo based on the challenge at hand rather than just whether I like it or not, so I will be giving you a 6. Sorry
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05/20/2010 03:13:12 AM
A critique by request:

I was torn on this image, between a 5 and a 6, I gave you a 5, and I'll explain that decision, but first, let me explain why it almost got a 6.. It was fairly unique among this field of very strong entries, and it has great emotional impact.

Now, why did it get the lower score?

Simple, I think the B&W was a questionable processing choice, and the image looks a bit too high in contrast.

Your bokeh is too sharp, I much prefer a smoother softer creamy bokeh.. Still a nice image, and I was glad to see it in the challenge.
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05/19/2010 09:08:49 PM
After all the flower shots, I almost thought this didn't meet the challenge :)
Nice photo!
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