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Tired Of  Life
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bnilesh


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Challenge: Weathered II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Date: Jul 11, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2010

His name is " Jitro" & if all of you remember he is the same person who was featured in my image "Shepard". This time he really seems to be tired of life due to old age. He was so weak that I avoided to make request him for posing. Technically I was expecting him against sunset light for getting catch lights in his eyes but nevertheless he added another beautiful portrait in my portfolio.The side light also added to enhance the texture of his skin exploring the marks of ages.
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What a coincidence!! The same person added two ribbons in my account. The coincidence is that it happened almost 1 year after I got a winning shot of him (Shepherd). I remember it very clearly since this week was with my birthday on 15th.I think I should upload to DPC only in this week of every year considering my third winner in July until yet.

Thanks for your kind appreciation,comments & votes!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 164
Avg (all users): 7.2459
Avg (commenters): 8.4737
Avg (participants): 6.7619
Avg (non-participants): 7.7627
Views since voting: 5490
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 122
Comments: 39
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/21/2010 10:49:30 AM
Rarely do I feel compelled to comment, even on blue ribbon photos, but this is just fantastic - great subject matter, beautifully composed and exposed. Kudos, kudos, kudos.
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07/21/2010 01:04:31 AM
Congratulations!!!!!
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07/20/2010 10:03:53 AM
great expression, congrats on the ribbon
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07/20/2010 06:59:20 AM
Congrats Nilesh, its great work.

Message edited by author 2010-07-20 06:59:34.
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07/19/2010 07:18:03 PM
Nilesh, Congrats on the Blue!

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07/19/2010 01:35:43 PM
more then an excellent work here!!! compliments!!
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07/19/2010 10:53:10 AM
I thought this was the winner when I saw it. Congrats on the blue. Excellent subject.
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07/19/2010 10:37:29 AM
Great Portrait, Nilesh, congrats on another deserved blue!
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07/19/2010 09:01:13 AM
Congrats! Well deserved.
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07/19/2010 08:02:26 AM
Awesome, congrads.
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07/19/2010 05:43:35 AM
Damn, i never had time to come back and give you that well deserved 10. Sorry :(

BUT it looks like you did great without it haha. Huge congratulations on a clearly deserved win. Added to faves.
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07/19/2010 04:59:13 AM
congratulations! EXCELLENT work. Very deserved ribbon.
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07/19/2010 03:41:59 AM
He has such a wonderful face... Many congrats on your blue, Nilesh. Excellent work.
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07/19/2010 12:26:19 AM
Congratulations on your blue!
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07/19/2010 12:15:23 AM
Excellent work...when I saw this I knew it would do very, very well
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07/19/2010 12:07:12 AM
Dang, you keep cranking them out! This was one of my 9's.
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07/19/2010 12:01:16 AM
Congrats on the ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2010 11:46:14 PM
awesome detail...9 from me
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07/18/2010 10:12:32 PM
Carries the weathered look perfectly for this challenge. May have cropped a little more of the free space on the left side to centre the shot but still a ribbon contender IMO.
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07/18/2010 04:49:14 AM
intense emotion.Very good 9
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07/17/2010 09:33:36 PM
Yes... perfect choice of subject, expression, and processing.
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07/17/2010 09:55:29 AM
what a subject!! what a shot! truely weathered..... 10 from me.. You have to ribbon with this......
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07/15/2010 10:47:16 PM
Excellent work.
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07/15/2010 05:45:29 PM
top 5- good luck on a ribbon
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07/15/2010 03:29:21 PM
Amazing portrait. Don't know if the border's suitable but it's a wonderful image.
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07/15/2010 08:38:12 AM
Amazing. Expression on his face sad it all.
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07/14/2010 09:15:58 PM
Nicely captured. He looks like I feel today, lol! Lovely detail and BW conversion.
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07/14/2010 09:47:19 AM
best one i've seen in this challenge.. good job!
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07/14/2010 06:31:24 AM
Not voting yet just browsing through the thumbnails, this one stood out. I have to say where were you in the street portraiture challenge!!? this would have been top 3 no doubt. I love your take on the challenge.
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07/13/2010 12:44:07 PM
Nice job on the detail.
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07/13/2010 12:05:11 PM
I can see the title on your image. Nice shot in B&W.

I would have preserved some more details on his mustache area, because the overall contrast in the image is slightly overwhelming for my taste.
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07/13/2010 05:46:36 AM
My pic for a ribbon!
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07/13/2010 02:22:09 AM
Great portrait, amazing textures, great B&W!
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07/13/2010 02:09:17 AM
Beautiful portrait with excellent textures and tones, perfect DOF (all facial features and headdress in focus), good BG/subject separation, so technically excellent. With all of the hackneyed Topaz processing I've seen so far in this challenge, here it's done very well and to good effect. The most salient aspects to this portrait for me are his eyes and the way the creases in his turbine mirror the wrinkles of his skin. Excellent job!
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07/12/2010 11:04:11 PM
What an awesome portrait! This could be a 21.gif bnilesh entry. If not, then that is to be taken as a compliment.
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07/12/2010 04:06:21 PM
Poor fellow looks it.. 8
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07/12/2010 11:07:31 AM
This is exactly what I thought of when I saw this challenge. Few portraits. I love this.
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07/12/2010 03:08:18 AM
so much character in his face. great capture. 8
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07/12/2010 02:22:53 AM
Marvelous portrait. Should do quite well.
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