DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
A weary man
A weary man
markwiley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2014-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Date: Sep 23, 2014
Aperture: 2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Street
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2014

A stranger on the train. I may be submitting too many pictures from my train rides. I am becoming that guy that enters black and white train images. But, that's where I take pictures and some weeks I don't get out much else. Every train car is like a grab bag. You never know what you will find inside. Some have interesting characters and others not. I am glad I stepped on this train. I like this guy.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.6667
Avg (commenters): 8.1333
Avg (participants): 6.6486
Avg (non-participants): 6.7368
Views since voting: 729
Views during voting: 174
Votes: 93
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
11/30/2014 08:42:44 PM
His eyes say it all, missed this one as I was on my break then, but wonderfully done Mark!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2014 01:43:21 PM
Ha ha Mark! You with the subways, me with museums (and subways)! I never tire of your pics.
This one says almost too much of the human condition. Fantastic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2014 08:41:01 AM
Came back for a second look. A very nice addition to your train passenger series.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2014 04:49:40 AM
My top vote, well done. Fantastic portrait
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2014 04:31:19 AM
Well done on the top ten. An excellent portrait and its great to see it score well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2014 04:24:57 AM
Top ten in the FS. Very well done. Take more B&W train images!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2014 01:53:56 AM
Double Paul comments. Quite the accomplishment! Congrats on an excellent photograph.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2014 10:05:16 PM
Beautiful portrait!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2014 10:04:06 PM
I suspect you might get some critique about the focus being slightly off from his nose and eyes. I find that slight imperfection gives this the look of something that was taken decades ago and shows me a slice of this man's life at that time. A well done street portrait.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2014 03:41:32 PM
An incredibly interesting portrait. Weary indeed. In my top five favourite photographs of this Free Study. 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2014 03:22:59 PM
This image has caused me to stop and pay attention. That means it is in my 7-10 voting band. (Voted earlier)

Additionally, it is highly interesting/eclectic meaning it keeps me here long enough to offer a longer comment and a vote of 8 or more.

This is one of my 10s - I like it very much. Furthermore I think it enriches the DPC collective portfolio. Put simply, I wish we saw more stuff like this. Let me tell you why it pushes all the right buttons for me:

1. The movement blur of the background through the window.
2. The profound connection with your subject.
3. The tight crop.
4. The slight front focus.
5. The lovely tones.
6. The heavy mood.

Great stuff.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2014 10:48:22 AM
He looked straight to you but somehow through you in a way that makes one sorry to push the button.

(the title can be less literal)
Bump
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2014 10:52:22 AM
priceless expression.

(p.s. I would also try with less sharpening, as the current setting accentuate the fact that the focus is slightly too far out)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2014 02:40:48 PM
Really does look weary. Like the B&W on this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2014 11:35:07 PM
What I like best, other than his eyes, is the button. Don't ask me why. He's so very neat and proper, with that button buttoned.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2014 12:24:05 PM
Outstanding b&w image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2014 12:49:11 AM
An uncomplicated idea beautifully realised. The juxtaposition of that perfectly stilled human life with the blurred window scene is first among the several things I admire about this photograph. And that's the second: the photograph ... in spite of the striking pathos of the subject matter, the picture isn't really about him, it's about the photograph itself as a thing. We're invited to reflect on what a photograph is, rather than simply what this man is. Well, I am so invited, and I hope a few others will be too. Into my 7+ picks, and thank you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2014 07:02:39 PM
Good street photography ..good detail and composition nice processing nice tones
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2014 10:59:02 AM
I very much like this. Soft but sharp, close but not too close, excellent tones and just enough grain.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2014 01:36:29 PM
a timeless portrait
9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2014 08:11:21 AM
Very telling. I love the blur of the scene out the window. :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2014 01:05:50 AM
nice portrait!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 02/23/2019 03:27:03 AM EST.