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Challenge: Garry Winogrand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Feb 15, 2013
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2014

Straight from camera, jpeg. I plan to continue shooting this way whenever I can.

Shooting like Winogrand turned out to be very engaging and demanding, which is why I like it.

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Thanks! I'm overwhelmed by the great comments. I like how the picture was interpreted, especially by 21_N.gif ubique - much appreciated!

Wendy said it - it's great how challenges make you shoot like you wouldn't normally shoot. That is, if you really want to engage yourself. After reading so much about his ways, I *think* I understood Winogrand's way of getting involved and interacting with people - if you look closely, you will see that even on the obvious candids there is a secret ingredient, often you can almost feel the smile that follows the shutter click.

Bottomline - I failed to achieve this kind of interaction or involvement. This is my son, posing in front his favorite place to eat (he needs a haircut, as you can tell). I would not agree that this would be Winogrand's throwaway, though. I just wish it was a more genuine involvement with a random person on the street.

Looking at other entries, I feel that most failed at this task as well. "Plain" candids are not the essence here. Maybe it's the different era when people embraced interaction of this kind more easily... who knows.



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Statistics
Place: 26 out of 57
Avg (all users): 5.9070
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7778
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 331
Views during voting: 232
Votes: 86
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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04/07/2014 10:57:54 PM
Such a handsome young man. I'm enjoying getting to watch him grow up DPC style.
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03/07/2014 03:20:36 PM
I enjoyed the narrative here. I know all about sins who need haircuts!

One day I hope to visit your city -- it's very near where my grandfather was from.
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02/25/2014 03:41:52 AM
This should have scored higher great example of the wingrand style ..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2014 10:10:28 PM
Warm, infectious smile. Lovely in black and white.
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02/23/2014 10:06:32 PM
A sweet shot.
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02/23/2014 09:02:11 PM
Lovely catch
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02/22/2014 10:24:19 PM
Good close candid of a Winogrand subject but I think is might have been a throwaway except in his private album of women. She's too self-content to be publishable among his parade of lost humanity.
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02/22/2014 02:20:35 PM
part of "women are beautiful"
bump
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02/21/2014 09:20:25 PM
Good capture looks like she was caught by suprise good composition and sharperness ..well done
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02/21/2014 07:21:19 AM
This is a beautiful photograph. I see it as an environmental portrait, where she is the owner of the restaurant/cafe, or at least works there. That may in fact be wrong, but it's not wrong for me. The composition, and the lovely balance of the tonal masses, plus the subject's orientation (projecting out of the premises, rather than in) suggests too strong a connection between the two i.e. person & place to be just an arbitrary choice on your part. 8. Thank you.
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02/20/2014 04:18:25 PM
Very nice street portrait. Love your composition.
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02/20/2014 11:03:58 AM
Such a retro looking street shot. Great job.
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02/17/2014 12:59:20 AM
Such a genuine portrait - nicely done.
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