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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: Apr 12, 2005
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Candid, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2005

i shot this in the 3rd St Diner (the best place in richmond to eat breakfast), while shooting for setz's human scavenger hunt. these three were having breakfast, and asked if i could take their picture, since i was so busy shooting everyone else. how could i say no...

this was shot with existing light with my 50mm f/1.8 lens, sitting on my 6.5" tabletop tripod.

post: minor adjustments for levels, selective color, and shadow/highlights. sized, usm, and saved for web.

--- post-challenge notes -----
thanks so much for all the comments!!! i was truly amazed at how this image connected with people.

while i did wrestle with different interpretations (ie, different crops, background treatments, etc), before submitting, i decided to submit it exactly the way i captured it. this is who they are: 3 great, wonderful, warm people who just wanted me to capture them as they were.

thanks again for all the comments!

Statistics
Place: 60 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.9915
Avg (commenters): 7.1500
Avg (participants): 6.0427
Avg (non-participants): 5.9412
Views since voting: 1104
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 236
Comments: 26
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07/01/2005 09:59:15 PM
I just stumbled across this. What a nice natural composition. I love the natural smiles on all three of their faces. Great color and light.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 08:42:09 PM
i like this and it certainly looks spontaneous
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04/24/2005 07:50:19 PM
This one just makes me smile. Bumping up the score and hope you do well in the challenge. You know, I was going to suggest that you crop that top shelf out of the photo to concentrate more on the faces, but I odn't think it is distracting and it does provide some more context. See what you think. Nice work.
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04/24/2005 07:29:28 PM
this looks so much better than the obviously staged shots, it's real people, hope it does well
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04/24/2005 07:24:40 PM
That's a happy group. The glasses are a neat addition to this image. The background is a bit distracting...perhaps blur this out some? Then again, it adds context to the photo...hmmm. Anyway, it's a neat shot. Good luck.
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04/24/2005 06:57:02 PM
What a happy group of people! Nice colors, clear, crisp focus, Excellent photo!
Good Luck!
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04/24/2005 05:52:36 PM
really good shot. seems unplanned, candid, but professionally done. 9
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04/24/2005 01:35:49 PM
Nice relaxing photo, congruent with the title :)
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04/24/2005 12:47:14 PM
Great expressions with a candid feel. I like it.
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04/24/2005 06:53:32 AM
Can't help but smile right back at them. Well done!!
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04/24/2005 04:07:13 AM
What a great candid shot - really shows the essence of "people". I really like it.
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04/24/2005 03:02:55 AM
Three great smiles. Nice focus and clarity. White shirts seem a little bright.
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04/24/2005 12:05:51 AM
Great candid, what a ton of character in their faces.
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04/22/2005 01:57:47 AM
What a terrific moment you've captured here. Fantastic shot. I'd be tempted to crop a centimetre or two off the top but besides that there is little else I can think of to improve the shot - I don't even mind the foreground clutter - it provides context for the happy faces.
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04/21/2005 06:32:22 PM
Love how you didn't clone out every imperpection that your three subjects had. It keeps them feeling real and tangible. Great use of foreground and background. The pink thing in the bottom right courner is the only real distracting element. Very nice shot.
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04/20/2005 10:57:09 AM
Nice shot. To much on top of the composition. I think this would have been better cropped closer to their heads.
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04/20/2005 08:43:56 AM
Nice, rich expressions.
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04/19/2005 01:25:32 AM
Great expressions, wonderful grouping, and lovely color!
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04/18/2005 08:44:21 PM
WOW.
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04/18/2005 06:32:16 PM
there are so many wonderful things about this shot...I love the colors, the composition, it's so well balanced and crisp. And you captured the emotion beautifully, I want these guys to be my friends. My favorite in the challenge!
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04/18/2005 02:39:30 PM
nice clarity
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04/18/2005 02:38:13 PM
great grouping and interaction
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04/18/2005 02:17:42 PM
lower frame next time :)
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04/18/2005 09:02:12 AM
Nice use of flash I guess to fill in shadows the faces are well lit and so is the background which is a bit cluttered but hey these are chefs in a restaurant aren't they? Like it!
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04/18/2005 06:34:01 AM
What a vivid shot. Nice work. A wider aperture might have helped to separate them off the background a bit more. 7.
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04/18/2005 01:38:45 AM
Great expressions on this one. Well done!
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