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Mama's Boy
Mama's Boy

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Challenge: Obscured (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus PEN E-P5
Lens: Olympus 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Oct 12, 2014
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/320 sec
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2014

I'm quite happy with this.

Place: 12 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.1644
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.3939
Avg (non-participants): 5.9750
Views since voting: 577
Views during voting: 167
Votes: 73
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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10/21/2014 11:08:23 PM
I also have to agree with the comments of Paul. First look feels quite cluttered and the elements appear to be alone and without cohesion. Then the obscured mothers gaze and the hand bring it all together.
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10/20/2014 01:44:48 AM
I like what ubique says - "it nearly falls apart." 8 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2014 09:43:47 PM
I did not see the little guy at first; almost like a Where's Waldo! LOVE the little hand. perfect.
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10/19/2014 09:33:14 PM
rich, complicated, still hiding. I'm hanging this in my obscure gallery.

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10/19/2014 01:56:25 PM
Love all the details; a lot to look at.
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10/18/2014 07:24:43 PM
I like the overall look and feel. However, my eye is drawn to the Prius, rather than the intended subject.
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10/18/2014 02:01:08 PM
there he is! .... and just when I thought he wasn't there at all.
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10/16/2014 02:52:44 PM
Very interesting image. I keep looking at it and discover more and more. Should finish in the top 5. A 7 from me
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10/16/2014 10:16:58 AM
Nearly falls apart, but then the disembodied hand somehow holds everything together.

I love street photography above all other kinds, and I have to say this is immensely ambitious because it's not quite as sharply observed as the classics of the genre (which tend to share a lot in common with good political or social commentary cartoons).

Your picture is more sophisticated and demanding, and probably no better off for that! But the fabulous hand rescues you from obscurity and confusion. Now I wish I could insert a hand in this comment somewhere, to perform the same rescue service for me. Maybe posthumous will give you one. I'm giving you a 7+ score and a thank you.
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10/15/2014 12:37:00 PM
A delightfully tension-filled scene full of obscurity and contrast. I like the old-fashioned hats and the shot glasses in the storefront of the aged building, in contrast to the modern cars outside. It's all presented in a sort of gritty, what's-unsaid-is-what-matters fashion, true to the street photography tradition.
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10/13/2014 01:02:23 PM
Keenly spotted. Gotta love the hand.
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10/13/2014 10:04:36 AM
top 10 !
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