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Challenge: Inspired by Edouard Manet (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Jun 9, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2016

[Jun. 16th, 2016 10:22:38 PM]

I'm so excited about this one! First of all, I didn't have to shoot something at home!! A neighbor chauffeured me to PT that morning, and we went out to lunch after. We decided to lunch at the Chickahomany House, which is actually a house. One part is a small gift shop, the other side is the restaurant. We were about 5 minutes early, so we poked around in the shop. This gentleman was sitting on a bench waiting for something and was very intently reading a list, refolding and looking at it again. He was so wonderful, I tried to stay out of the way and use my cell phone for pictures. I really didn't want to be obvious or make him uncomfortable, so I'm sidling out of the way and trying to be surreptitious. I was probably as obvious as a Mack Truck! :)

And then came the editing. It was fun to think of it as a painting. I started working with the tones and contrasts, and it felt very painterly to be playing with it in such a way. It really was fun to look at it from a different point of view.

Thanks for the comments!

And thanks to the unknown gentleman for being such a fascinating person. I would have loved to have just stayed there and watched and tried different angles.

Diary update: no driving still. Making progress still. Getting really stir crazy and wanting to be able to actually drive somewhere!

Place: 1 out of 45
Avg (all users): 6.8507
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5909
Avg (non-participants): 6.9778
Views since voting: 1517
Views during voting: 132
Votes: 67
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/23/2016 06:39:23 PM
If I didn't know better I'd think it was an Edward Hopper painting...great job.
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06/23/2016 04:54:54 PM
Looks like he's reading The List out loud.


Congratulations on the BLUE when you're handicapped, friend. It's even more impressive.

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06/18/2016 12:47:27 AM
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06/17/2016 06:25:16 PM
Huge congratulations, Wendy! Fantastic entry.
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06/17/2016 05:44:01 PM
WTG Wendy! Great candid shot.
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06/17/2016 12:43:45 PM
Well done! Your all around greatness with anything that takes pictures and precessing skills are shining this month.
This one seems very much like a Norman Rockwell painting to me, though it also fits the challenge to a tee.
If the people who run the shop say he is someone who comes there once in a while You might think about leaving a print of this at the little shop for the man and his family to have.

I hope you're zooming around in your car again soon.
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06/17/2016 10:34:58 AM
Huge congrats Wendy :) I am so happy to see you kicking butt around here lol. Keep it going girl!!
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06/17/2016 03:15:10 AM
I rated this very high - perfect find (regardless of the asked and delivered Manet style)
Huge Congrats!
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06/17/2016 12:13:44 AM
Amazing Wendy, even when you get out you're on fire congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/16/2016 10:02:05 AM
bump for my favorite
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06/16/2016 12:07:24 AM
Ohh nicely done!
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06/12/2016 05:50:39 PM
I think this is what Manet would have liked. Maybe not provocative and controversial, but it tells a story through expression, position and framing. Nicely done.
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06/10/2016 12:18:06 PM
Love this! Excellent composition, the facial expression is priceless. My favorite! Giving this a 10 in hopes for a well deserved ribbon.
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06/10/2016 12:11:08 AM
Wonderful find. Except for the shoes, this could definitely be a period piece.
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