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Challenge: Free Study 2012-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
Lens: Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7 ASPH
Location: Sorrento, Italy
Date: Sep 11, 2012
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2012

Shot on the streets of Sorrento, Italy during a recent trip.

Place: 109 out of 239
Avg (all users): 5.7642
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.7241
Avg (non-participants): 5.8611
Views since voting: 249
Views during voting: 223
Votes: 123
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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10/10/2012 10:17:48 AM
No setup involved here, and I don't know if the lady saw me or not. I was visiting Sorrento on a cruise, saw this woman and her kids sitting on the steps, and managed to sneak a couple photos. I did feel bad afterwards and thought I should have gone back and given her some money. There were a LOT of shoppers on the street so that's why she was probably holding her hand out. But I thought this was a pretty powerful image so I wasn't going to delete it, and figured when I got back I'd share it here, and maybe see how well it scored.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2012 11:54:27 PM
10/07/2012 11:21:52 PM
Excellent street shot. Tells a story.
10/07/2012 04:03:36 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: A brave image to confront us with for sure. The world is cruel and we are crueller. Anybody feeling uncomfortable about this image needs to wake up and reflect. You are brave too - you will have struggled with a sense of guilt and of notions of exploitation but that's the cost of creating journalism - which this most certainly is. Photographically, it is highly competent but of course that doesn't really matter.

Critical stuff: Most of the above.

Overall: Thank you for showing, thank you for reminding, thank you for offering a sense of perspective, thank you for not sticking your head in the sand and moving on.
10/07/2012 03:00:18 PM
Leprosy? I'll have a look at the comment of the picture.
10/06/2012 11:59:28 PM
is that really her noise?
10/06/2012 11:38:32 AM
Not sure if this is setup or not, but either way quite convincing.
10/03/2012 08:27:03 PM
exploitation genre is not my favorite but do like this. gl.
10/03/2012 07:21:39 AM
Good composition and sharpness very emotive image looks like they struggle in life ...Well done on a fine image
10/01/2012 11:34:06 PM
Fascinating image. Mutilation victim? Where was this taken?

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