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Challenge: Free Study 2015-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2015
Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
Lens: Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS
Location: NYC
Date: May 6, 2015
Aperture: f=5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1:125
Galleries: Candid, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2015

[Jun. 7th, 2015 10:06:39 PM]

He is 86 and as active as ever. rain or shine. He always smiles when he takes a photograph.
On May 6 I went to see the progress of the blossoming wisteria at the Conservatory Garden and to my great annoyance the garden was closed for the day for some annual fundraising luncheon - a special day for well to do ladies to go, check book in hands, wearing their spring made -for-the-occasion attire, hats and high heels. I saw this spectacle numerous time and was ready to turn my back when I spotted Bill Cunningham hopping like a squirrel, dressed up and sporting his two Nikons like a scarf. A little chat here, a pat on the back, another broad smile; he is all sparkles. I doubt that he saw me taking his picture, he was too busy and the ladies were more than happy to be photographed by him and having a nice little chat. I totally forgot to buy the paper the following weekend to see what he shot but found this i=on the internet:
I'll post later more of my pics taken in those 15' or so when I was there but until then, here is when I saw him:
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Place: 42 out of 157
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Votes: 78
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06/26/2016 02:29:49 AM
Someone who clearly derives great joy from their work
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06/26/2016 02:10:41 AM
a genuine documenation - now even more precious
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06/08/2015 11:05:20 AM
In his element. No place he'd rather be.

A beautiful portrait but the lady wearing the red jacket detracts a little. I see some forced perspective going on. Did you try black and white? Might be able to make her blend more with his surroundings. I do like this in color so maybe desaturation would work too.

All in all a very nice image. Just some random thoughts that came to mind.
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06/08/2015 09:38:56 AM
Great picture. Great story. I saw the documentary on him many years ago. Would have thought he was long gone. But as I think about it- he gets a lot of exercise and loves what he is doing- probably a recipe for a long life.
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06/08/2015 02:17:44 AM
The background guy is a distraction, of course, he's practically glued to the front of the lens.
But he's a good distraction. Just reminding us that it's not all about the photographer.
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06/08/2015 01:19:40 AM
I was fascinated to see this one. Glad to read the story, thanks for sharing.

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06/08/2015 12:30:10 AM
I thought it would place a little higher- but I'm so glad to read the story behind the shot..

It was one of my fav's

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06/08/2015 12:08:01 AM
Fabulous. Personality.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2015 06:31:25 PM
Oh I bet this character has some stories to tell!
I know its a candid shot but the other guy is a slight distraction to me
still an 8 for your subject..
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06/07/2015 03:54:19 PM
Funny. The background figure is either a distraction or needs to be clearer focus and maybe more engaged. Just a thought.
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06/06/2015 11:40:48 PM
Nice catch, a true photographer's photographer.
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06/05/2015 08:22:22 PM
Really fun shot that made me smile as it popped on the screen.
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06/04/2015 05:38:03 AM
Crikey! I thought he was ... well, gone. So happy to see that he isn't at all, and still firing delight at the world. Thank you.
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06/03/2015 09:48:40 AM
Nice! He's so awesome.
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06/03/2015 01:19:20 AM
Normally pictures of photographers are just pictures of photographers, but I really like his enthusiasm and intensity. It's contagious!
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06/01/2015 11:29:44 AM
Great shot! Such a legend! Is he smiling at his subject or of you taking his photo? :)
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