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Challenge: Street Photography V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Toronto
Date: Aug 23, 2012
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Urban, Street
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2012

Encouraged by this thread, Some Thoughts on "Street Photography" posted by 21.gif bvy, I ventured around around downtown Toronto looking for some opportunities - a little frightening at the beginning but loosened up after a while, and had a great time, as a matter of fact. Good exercise to be attentive to what's happening around, and got few interesting shots, from which I found this one the most interesting.

I could see the lady on left and the construction worker would cross paths and I got ready... the woman in the middle was a bonus - they are all have their both hands carrying different things and going in different directions - kind of cool...
This is the city hall square, which is under renovation, so I am not much thrilled with bg, but considering hundreds of people around I`m glad I just got these 3 in the frame.

I just have my doubts the voters will be thrilled as myself, let`s see...

Many thanks to my fellow DPCers LongShots teammates Tommy, Dennis, Alex & Mita, and my wife and daughter - who I engaged to get ideas for the title. I picked the daughter`s one... ;-)



Thanks so much for all the comments and the bling!

Place: 38 out of 104
Avg (all users): 5.7985
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 5.8226
Avg (non-participants): 5.7778
Views since voting: 402
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 134
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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09/08/2012 03:43:14 PM
Thanks for the mention. This one worked for me. I've been known to shadow people for blocks if they're carrying something interesting. What I find especially striking about this shot is that your subjects seem privy to your plan -- the knowing smiles and very deliberate strides. A success, I'd say.
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09/07/2012 02:59:22 PM
Still love this shot George...Everyone carrying life's burdens. Three totally different stories.
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09/04/2012 05:17:14 PM
I don't think the safety vest detracts from the story, it's PART of the story. He's a construction worker! The yellow bag and the red rimmed container all are part of the story and would not be of impact if this were in monochrome. Great work George, great timing and waiting for the right moment to open the shutter. Should have scored way higher, I think street photography is misunderstood by most and not appreciated for the subtle aspects.
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09/03/2012 11:57:38 PM
Agreed with all the other positive comments. This was in a three way tie for best so far as I was concerned. Even better that you did it with a 50 :)
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09/03/2012 11:52:25 AM
I don't have a ribbon to give you, but I did love this. It was in my top 3 picks
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09/03/2012 12:53:39 AM
oh heck, owning stuff is merely the point of departure.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2012 11:53:05 PM
Ha . Great find and timing.

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09/02/2012 11:01:40 PM
great juxtaposition.
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09/02/2012 08:16:43 AM
This is great. It is so nice to own something.
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09/01/2012 03:46:33 PM
Seems everyone has their hands full with something.
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08/31/2012 03:42:07 PM
Nicely seen and captured. Did you try B&W as the color here is a bit overpowering and detracts from the story.
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08/31/2012 03:36:43 AM
love it! perfect moment of similarity and divergence
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08/30/2012 12:03:52 PM
The Courtney Love looking woman is excellent, the garishness of the safety jacket distracts a bit/ perhaps in monotone?
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08/30/2012 05:41:47 AM
Great collection of people, great composition. Very nicely done.
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08/29/2012 11:50:29 PM
Great catch with all the carried items! I do like that you left it in color, too.
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08/29/2012 02:47:29 AM
This almost looks set up! Great find
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08/27/2012 01:45:11 PM
Yep, this is excellent. Come to look at this a few times now.
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08/27/2012 02:27:51 AM
It's a busy world!
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08/27/2012 01:52:19 AM
Good title. Interesting details.
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