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Challenge: Garry Winogrand (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2014
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Venice Beach
Date: Feb 16, 2014
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2014

I loved Brian's condensation of what he'd read and knows about Winogrand:

"- He shot wide -- 28mm usually -- and he got close.

- He claimed to take pictures for the sole purpose of seeing what something would like as a photograph (paraphrasing).

- He shot a lot of black and white, but not exclusively. His color work is a rare but enjoyable treat. But take note: Except for the obvious, his color work is no different than his black and white work. The approach is exactly the same.

- He once said anyone could print his work. I think he would have been happy to delegate the task. For that reason, I wish this was minimal editing. If HCB would have loved Photoshop, I'm quite sure GW would not have.

- He did NOT shoot from the hip. The crazy angles and tilts would suggest otherwise, but he was adamant about the importance of framing your shot. Of course he did so in the blink of an eye, but the point is, he did so.

- He would wait a year or more before even developing his film. He insisted on detaching the photograph from the moment or circumstances surrounding its making. (We have a week.)

- He shot prolifically. At the risk of sounding impertinent, one could argue about his work that if you throw enough you-know-what at the wall, eventually something will stick.

- He did very little shooting in the winter (ha!)."

I absolutely LOVE the second point - it is why I own a camera.

This was shot pretty wide (24 on the 24-105), fairly close, through the viewfinder (albeit very quickly) and minimally edited (this is the full frame, converted to B&W with only minor tweaks. Fun challenge to shoot for, but I did dearly miss being able to use my 10-22.

Second choice:


Place: 15 out of 57
Avg (all users): 6.1860
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.0833
Avg (non-participants): 6.2600
Views since voting: 485
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 86
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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04/07/2014 11:02:11 PM
haha this is fun. Love that fuzzy face. Also, the fact that a woman is wearing boots by a beach kind of intrigues me.
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02/24/2014 01:06:35 PM
This image was clearly influenced my Winogrand. Deserved a higher rank IMHO. I scored it an 8.
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02/24/2014 07:54:35 AM
Not a bad score but I thought this would have finished in the top 10.
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02/24/2014 12:04:14 AM
Nice. We tied.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2014 09:44:29 PM
Such a vibrant spontaneous slice of life... Great street capture.
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02/23/2014 10:50:04 AM
Winograndian characters for sure. I'm feeling vibes of Deb here.
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02/23/2014 10:45:03 AM
I think this captures his style very well. Nicky done. Bumping up.
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02/23/2014 12:33:16 AM
Class and place well captured in the Winogrand way. bump for that
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02/20/2014 04:05:02 PM
This is great! After looking through all the entries this is my favorite shot. The framing and tilt work well together.
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