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Can't 'ear you.
Can't 'ear you.
Pedro


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date: May 28, 2004
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2005

Awesome street guy I met in Toronto. I asked if I could take his picture, he obliged, stuck his finger in his ear. I gave him a fin and was on my way.

Oh yeah...then he offered to take a photo of my friend and me. um...no. Thanks. We're good. :)


Statistics
Place: 14 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.8399
Avg (commenters): 8.9375
Avg (participants): 6.8509
Avg (non-participants): 6.8025
Views since voting: 2607
Views during voting: 606
Votes: 356
Comments: 44
Favorites: 16 (view)


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11/23/2005 02:34:48 AM
sweet!
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09/16/2005 11:15:11 AM
fabulous image...how could you turn him down?? couldn't been ansel adams reincarnated?
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02/01/2005 02:28:10 PM
Hard to add more than what I did already, other than congrats on 14th place!
Photographic perfection!
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02/01/2005 01:58:24 PM
quality !
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02/01/2005 12:12:48 AM
Great shot buddy...
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02/01/2005 12:12:23 AM
Congrats! Quite a nice placement considering the number of submissions. I loved this shot and am glad it placed high.
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02/01/2005 12:03:50 AM
Excellent placing on a great shot. Remember........10 by 10!

Salami
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 07:39:40 PM
Great lighting -- I'm not sure if this intended to be funny or not. The good thing is that makes it an interesting photo -- one in which I'm interested in finding out more.
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01/27/2005 05:43:23 PM
What an absolutely marvellous portrait. Reminiscent of images from the dawn of the photographic era yet still utterly appealing today. I like the high contrast, the harsh lighting, the composition, the background and, of course, the model and his pose and expression. 10
What a superb image!
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01/26/2005 07:06:19 PM
An excellent portrait. It tells a story, and is technically well exicuted in its own right. That's the challenge in a great portrait, and you've done a fantastic job. 9
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01/25/2005 12:24:25 AM
Very interesting looking person. Very nice.
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01/25/2005 12:17:08 AM
i love this guy, really wonderful candid. the duotone looks a little different than i am used to seeing from you...kinda looks familiar, but i'm not sure.

perfect composition, and contrasts. nicely done.
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01/24/2005 07:26:09 AM
Last night I watched Logan's run and there is an old man in the movie. Your shot reminds me to him. Wonderful portrait with full of emotions, I love that each hair of his are visible separately, I can almost feel it with my fingers. The composition you used works well, too. Good luck! :-)
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01/24/2005 05:48:05 AM
Interesting! The fine detail in the beard and hair would likely be better served by a larger size of image, but there's nothing you can do about that here. Maybe a bit oversharpened, though my LCD is quite unforgiving when considering sharpness. Well done.
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01/23/2005 10:23:13 PM
I had the editted artsy version of this in my favourites... It's mysteriously vanished! :-)
This picture is awesome, the slight color tone on it really works well.
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01/23/2005 05:25:30 PM
what wonderful texture. Beautiful shot
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01/23/2005 01:04:05 PM
Very, very nice. Love the rich tones throughout. One of my favorite black and whites. The very BOL. Personal note: Not sure the title fits. Looks more like and "itch" or "can't remember exactly but it was in the year ought. . . "
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01/22/2005 09:18:29 PM
Superb composition and tones.
This is one that is perfect for B & W.
Into my favorites & one of the best 10 in the challenge IMO.

....returning to add:
Nice job Pedro! just stumbled across "Weathered" - Nice work!
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01/22/2005 01:23:38 PM
great capture, excellent decisive moment. as i can't offer anything else, i'll just sit and enjoy this a bit. good luck with the challenge!
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01/22/2005 08:10:03 AM
What a great photo, it really makes me want to know more about this old man!
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01/22/2005 01:46:29 AM
What a character - you've done this amazing face justice with this one. Great capture. The browny/grey cast works brilliantly. 10.
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01/22/2005 01:35:54 AM
I would love to know the story behind this shot. What is saying? What is he doing?
Awesome!
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01/21/2005 06:18:29 PM
Heh heh he, check my profule photo. I guess this is how I'll look like 40 to 50 years from now. :)

Great portrait, I like the weathered expression, lookes like a seasoned fisherman.
The way the light falls is very good. All the bright tones on the face and beard, all the dark tones on his jacket and background. Makes the face stand out very well.
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01/21/2005 12:19:23 PM
Interesting tones, like black and white, but different. Nice portrait you've got here.
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01/20/2005 05:29:06 PM
Fascinating photo. Looks like an interesting fellow. Well suited to the B&W as presented. 8
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01/20/2005 02:14:16 PM
Real nice portrait...
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01/20/2005 08:52:03 AM
i really like all the textures
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01/19/2005 10:07:35 AM
Whoah..excellent. I love it :)
Very good toning and sharpness and lighting. a 10
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01/18/2005 03:10:22 PM
Good shot. He definately has some character and stories to tell. Focus is crisp and B&W adds a nice touch.
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01/18/2005 04:36:52 AM
if it wasn't for the red noise around his right eye this would be perfect, great expression and nice BW conversion.
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01/18/2005 03:10:40 AM
Great old character.
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01/18/2005 01:09:58 AM
Great pathos in this picture
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01/17/2005 07:55:09 PM
Love the character in this man. Very nice tones and good choice for b&w/sepia. I really like th comp. as well. I will say, though, my first thought (before looking at your title) was that it didn't make me think of plugging his ear...instead it made me think of how people jokingly pretend to have a gun to their head. I don't mean any offense by that. It's just what first popped into my head. Great pic. -9-
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01/17/2005 11:07:28 AM
Superbly lit, which emphasises the character of the subject.
Good work
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01/17/2005 08:19:00 AM
i said...........

like the colour, lighting, subject, crop, format, i guess just about everything!
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01/17/2005 05:51:46 AM
Fantastic model! He looks like he stepped out of an old B&W movie wonderful!
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01/16/2005 09:02:29 PM
Very thought provoking! (10)
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01/16/2005 05:48:37 PM
This is a quality, professional looking shot and i`m sure will be in with a chance of a ribbon.10
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01/16/2005 05:26:47 PM
Excellent photo!
Good moment and the black&whites are deep and very well done.
GJ!
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01/16/2005 02:28:57 PM
this is wonderful! what a great shot
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01/16/2005 02:11:21 PM
Stunning black & white portrait. Nice use of natural light. The squinted eyes and half-open mouth as well as the unkempt hair and beard all add to the impression (to me at least) of an old man at the fringe of society and, perhaps, sanity. ....10....
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01/16/2005 12:44:26 PM
Just awesome! Great detail and lighting, and a wonderful over all feeling! 10
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01/16/2005 10:56:18 AM
This is a great photo, I like the black and white rendition, I think it suits the subject very well (10)
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01/16/2005 08:29:06 AM
Very good composition and nice desaturation work.
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