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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Seoul, South Korea.
Date: Apr 17, 2005
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2005

Canon 100mm 2.8 macro USM

Post processing: crop, sharpen, S/H, levels, USM.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.7773
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.8197
Avg (non-participants): 6.7328
Views since voting: 4374
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 238
Comments: 54
Favorites: 28 (view)


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12/01/2012 01:14:22 PM
I'm far from the first to mention this one in the comment bombing, but I love it, I've always loved it, and I always will. There's something about that guy that just hits me right in the familiar area of my heart.
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12/01/2012 03:17:24 AM
I've looked at your profile a number of times and this image always draws me in. I can't even pinpoint what exactly I like about it, but it's amazing.
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01/21/2006 12:25:39 AM
I love this.
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10/02/2005 02:47:49 PM
This picture started an entire forum thread about candid shots, by stating that this is the best.
Yeah, I can certainly agree. This is one GREAT picture!
Besides the great details and light and perfet DOF, this photo makes me so curious about the man I am looking at. He makes me want to talk to him, to understand what's in his head.
Pure art. You know how to do it!

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07/16/2005 09:11:51 AM
this shouldve placed much higher... a brilliant portrait.. his glasses are just crazy.. well seen ... top shot....
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06/08/2005 12:34:26 PM
I can't help but keep coming back this image, the tilt of the head and classic glasses give this so much character almost a modern day Asian version of Jim Morrison.
This is one of my top ten images on this site and can't believe you didn't get a ribbon for this.
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04/26/2005 06:24:12 AM
congrats on your top 10 finish I really liked this image well done
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04/25/2005 11:57:22 PM
My favorite in the challenge, great name too.
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04/25/2005 09:01:05 PM
great capture of an interesting subject. Congrats on taking top 10!
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04/25/2005 07:27:24 PM
This was my favorite shot! congratulations on top 10 finish..wonderful picture.
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04/25/2005 11:16:04 AM
Way to go, Dr. PJ!!!!!!!! I loved this picture. Loved it!!!!

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04/25/2005 09:00:03 AM
Congrats on making the top 10.
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04/25/2005 04:43:58 AM
Nicely done. Congratulations.
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04/25/2005 04:37:31 AM
Peter
I would second Daniel's words. Congratulations also on 2 top tens in a row.
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04/25/2005 03:16:27 AM
This was (and still is) a 10 in my book. Congratulations on your well-deserved top ten finish. I'm still finding new and interesting things about this image.
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04/25/2005 01:33:22 AM
What an incredible subject. This guy just lifts the soul. Congrats on the top ten.
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04/25/2005 12:57:55 AM
Awsome portrait! Congrats on making top 10!
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04/25/2005 12:50:06 AM
well done cuz. we rock! :-D
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04/25/2005 12:20:59 AM
Peter, peter: what an image to adorn your port and grace the DPC web site. Excellent work! Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 11:58:13 PM
what character your photo conveys...gj...9
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04/24/2005 11:37:53 PM
I think eccentric is an understatement LOL, nice capture.
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04/24/2005 11:03:26 PM
This is one of my top picks. Not sure exactly why - it's just very interesting. This guy may start a trend in eyewear. ;-)
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04/24/2005 10:09:03 PM
Very crisp photo. Amazing detail.
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04/24/2005 08:52:48 PM
Good choice of subject.
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04/24/2005 07:30:36 PM
A very good capture with great color.
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04/24/2005 06:33:29 PM
Excellent image love the title as well. I just keep going back to those glasses, how cool
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04/24/2005 06:21:44 PM
Returning to comment, this is a great capture, the broken glasses adds to a slightly dishevelled appearance but the colour of the jacket and the scalf certinly support the eccentric title..
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04/24/2005 03:47:45 PM
Great title for this shot.
This is one that deserves a closer look, as there are so many things to notice here.
I hope the voters will have taken the time to study this shot, especially the makeshift repairs on the broken glasses. (7)
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04/24/2005 02:05:37 PM
What happened to his poor old glasses? It sure adds to the picture. He looks like he is a million miles away. Good shot. The background looks a little busy but I like it.
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04/24/2005 12:49:24 PM
totally okay this shot!!
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04/24/2005 12:11:13 PM
Great textures in the picture. I really like the shallow dof to separate him from the rest of the crowd. I have studied this one a lot, from the interesting eyeglasses to his expression. Your title fits perfectly and it is a truly amazing portrait.
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04/24/2005 11:15:57 AM
Guess the title says it all! Excellent candid shot, very crisp/sharp with nice DOF. This guys glasses are even a little off, would love to know his story and what he does for a living. Wonderful capture!
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04/24/2005 09:15:32 AM
He could be the most interesting subject in this challenge! The way he's fixed his glasses says so much about the way he lives. I think this photo may even be improved if you'd crop in closer to get that mended lens to a third-point. Maybe crop out the left side to near his head and crop from top & bottom to get the proportion right. But I'm a cropaholic anyway. [10]
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04/24/2005 07:24:59 AM
Great detail and focus. Nice candid!
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04/24/2005 06:42:42 AM
He should have gone to specsavers :) 8
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04/24/2005 04:06:10 AM
Very nicely done picture. The colors are excellent and the focus is so crisp and clear with good bokeh in the background. I can identify with this picture as my son is an eccentric, too!
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04/24/2005 03:46:18 AM
A nice candid, good composition, but not the greatest expression.
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04/21/2005 02:45:01 AM
Very interesting...the title definitely fits. 7
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04/20/2005 10:58:09 AM
They don't make'em like they used to. Nice shot.
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04/20/2005 02:57:59 AM
Excellent photo!
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04/20/2005 12:13:15 AM
Excellent detail and color. Great work.
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04/19/2005 06:55:56 PM
interesting subject and great detail nice work
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04/19/2005 10:42:15 AM
Like your timing - that eye through the broken glass is precious. The centred/non-centred composition works reall well - the shape of him in frame is nicely symmetrical, and yet the natural pull of the viewer's eye tto the subject's eyes takes one to a strong plane in the image. The thoughfulness, and the direct look you've captured is effective too. A man with a truly non-self-cntred view of the world - I like him immediately.
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04/19/2005 12:31:35 AM
what an interesting fellow...8
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04/18/2005 08:30:08 PM
This is very good. The fabric texture, the angle of head, the blurring of background, plus the shattered glasses add up to a very pointed portrait..9
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04/18/2005 07:09:38 PM
A very good candid. It seems to be just too centered for my taste but tha's personal. :-) Still an 8 from me!
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04/18/2005 02:12:50 PM
nice portrait, but skin tone is to red
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04/18/2005 01:16:30 PM
Reminds me of my nephew....ecccentric and aimless. 7
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04/18/2005 09:23:15 AM
a winderful study and shot
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04/18/2005 07:19:13 AM
Indeed- really makes the viewer want to study him! I might have asked if he'd stop and pose for a few shots, or at least fire off several in a row and see if he looks more in the direction of the camera. The frame bisecting his right eye is a tad distracting.
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04/18/2005 05:35:38 AM
IMO by far the best entry of this sort of picture in the challenge. I look at it and look at it and keep finding more. The condition of the eyeglasses, of course, is key to the whole thing, as is the lovingly-rendered sense of texture throuighout.
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04/18/2005 03:10:38 AM
I find this to be the most fascinating photograph of the challenge and titled accurately. I like the DOF and clean processing. A solid and well-deserved 7.
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04/18/2005 01:49:07 AM
Good DOF! Nicely done
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04/18/2005 12:27:33 AM
Neat capture. Serious injury to his frames, but still functioning!! Interesting looking guy and good capture. Like it.9
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