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Honesty
Honesty
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Tujunga CA
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2005

I hope people look at this longer than a chuckle. I wanted this photo to be thought provoking and to bring out some emotion here, and maybe tell a story. I would see this man occasionally when I was driving through Tujunga CA, same corner, same spot. I went back a couple times to try some other angles, but he's gone now.

Shadows/highlight adjustment, levels, desaturate, brightness/contrast adjustment, cloned out some small spray paint on sidewalk, usm, crop, border, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.2458
Avg (commenters): 7.2273
Avg (participants): 6.1271
Avg (non-participants): 6.3607
Views since voting: 1744
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 240
Comments: 30
Favorites: 14 (view)


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09/17/2005 10:54:48 AM
I made this shot my wallpaper
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09/17/2005 10:54:10 AM
He would deserve an Oscar........ He is my IDOL.......poor and honest.....he is giong to be the next US president in his next life......Excellent ,,,,,,,,the photo is nice too...
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05/31/2005 01:19:30 PM
This fellow has been seen around the Bellevue area of Seattle!!!
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05/01/2005 02:20:32 AM
This photo is true to the old adage, that a picture says a thousand words. Your image provides a sad commentary on some down and out people of our society.

The black and white style gives it a gritty and realistic feel. The position of the man in relation to the cars also sends a message. Its almost like life is passing him by. Like he is boxed into a corner. That the only thing left for him is to beg. And the only thing he has to communicate with, is this old worn out sarcastic sign. He in turn has a wry smile and has turn society off, with his demeanor and his earphones.

Again great capture and shooting style. I believe this photo would appeal to most voters, but there would be some that can not relate to it. Good job, and good luck in your next DP Challenge.
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04/28/2005 10:15:47 AM
Brilliant dark comedy and well shot at a good angle.
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04/27/2005 03:35:30 AM
Is is really honesty that we are reacting to? I think we all react when someone asks you for your money, whether you believe they need it or not, or for whatever reason. I don't believe it is honesty that prevents people from dropping some coins, it's the confrontation and the apprehension of people that are perceived a bit unpredictable. But this is just speculation on my part. Asside from that, a mutual friend showed me some of your photos here (socalmotocross a hint?). I like this photo. It has nice textures; deep blacks with the motion in the background. Even the pickup truck's shiny, expensive rim contrasts the beggar.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 10:40:39 PM
An honest man. Kind of refreshing, isn't it. So's the photo. Very Nice.
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04/24/2005 09:59:51 PM
I wonder if his honesty pays off or put people off?
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04/24/2005 08:32:56 PM
A real photo.
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04/24/2005 06:52:44 PM
Did it work? Nice capture.
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04/24/2005 06:02:10 PM
I like this candid shot and the sign gives it another level of interest. and the b/w conversion is good
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04/24/2005 01:56:55 PM
LOL...great capture (if it's for real :-). I love it! 10
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04/24/2005 12:50:44 PM
Once again a reality shot. The reality of life for some. What we take for granted and life as it is. Amazing what a sharpie can do. Well done.
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04/24/2005 12:38:45 PM
haha!!! Great capture! Excellent composition and I love how your used the slow shutter speed... the cars would have distracted from the person holding the sign. Great job!!!
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04/24/2005 09:54:05 AM
nice captue
the only nag I have is that the main focus is the sign, not the man, who looks like an interesting character
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04/24/2005 09:21:14 AM
The truth will set you free well done
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04/24/2005 07:40:05 AM
I LOVE the honesty in this mans sign! Very good capture.
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04/24/2005 07:30:00 AM
Great shot. Could go into a magazine artical about life on the streets
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04/24/2005 04:28:00 AM
great capture
9
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04/24/2005 02:02:25 AM
Very raw honesty, great shot. 8
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04/24/2005 01:57:00 AM
Truth in advertising?
Good portrayal of something so often seen, but with a twist.
Great use of motion blur to compliment the shot. (7)
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04/23/2005 03:22:45 PM
Oh, that is soooo good. I'd love to meet this guy and shoot him sometime myself (with my camera, that is). Great real life candid. I love the inclusion of the cars zooming by. This shot has such great reality and makes me ask questions of what I see. Perfectly done.
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04/22/2005 10:04:05 AM
This photo definitely put a smile on my face. Very humorous.
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04/21/2005 04:45:49 PM
Made me laugh. I've seen other panhandlers with similar signs. Better to tell it like it is...
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04/21/2005 01:05:35 AM
I'd give the guy a few bucks just for the chance to ask him whether his honesty got him more money than a more typical "help a Vietnam vet" type sign.

I think that the blurry cars in the background, while a bit more distracting than I'd like, do help to emphasize his separation from the rest of the city dwellers.
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04/19/2005 04:45:12 PM
nice capture to include the movement of the cars
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04/19/2005 04:23:32 PM
my daughter likes this! 7
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04/18/2005 01:12:20 PM
whites need work.
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04/18/2005 11:39:54 AM
I like the feel fo the moving cars in the background. Welldone
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04/18/2005 11:32:48 AM
This is a great shot
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