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The sadness of a carnival worker
The sadness of a carnival worker

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Challenge: Moods (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Rochester Hills, MI.
Date: May 1, 2005
Aperture: F 5.6
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2005

A rainy afternoon and I saw this sad carnival worker in the distance.


Place: 141 out of 183
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Avg (commenters): 5.6000
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Views since voting: 1808
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 239
Comments: 20
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2005 04:34:10 PM
Great mix of colors and moods in this photo.
05/07/2005 03:10:46 AM
I would liked to have seen more of his eyes.
05/06/2005 11:38:56 AM
sadness... hm... I can imagine him saying, "What, are you kidding me?" ... he definitely doesn't look happy, but just because he's not happy doesn't mean he's sad...
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05/05/2005 10:45:22 PM
The bright colors don't exactly speak out as unhappiness, but the look on his face overrules. Good work
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05/05/2005 03:37:53 PM
nice colors, nice capture. good image.
05/05/2005 07:19:30 AM
Nice natural capture
05/04/2005 09:11:06 PM
Sadness or boredom? It's hard to tell, focusing more closely on your subject.
05/04/2005 08:40:24 PM
i like the concept but would have liked to have seen man framed further to right instead of centered ... i think it would have added to the emptiness of the ride
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05/04/2005 07:53:03 PM
I don't really feel that he's all that sad...
05/04/2005 07:33:57 PM
Good capture and super colors. I might have cropped more from the right.
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05/03/2005 03:50:34 PM
To me the title makes this somewhat confusing...he doesn't seem all that sad... more like " what the heck are you lookin' at ". It seems like the title is trying to suggest a certain mood/emotion that doesn't really exsist for the sake of drama? For example..."sad" carnival worker vs. "bored" carnival worker...on that note I really like this picture! The somewhat bored looking subject with that great text in the background on the ride he's working... action vs. inaction...I like the juxtaposition happening here.
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05/03/2005 11:52:26 AM
Carnies scare me!!! Good subject and interesting environment. I might have panned right or left for the shot.
05/03/2005 06:51:08 AM
? he looks bored, but not sad.

You've got the chap in focus well, and exposure is bang on, but the background is really distracting.

Yes, I know it's the context for the photo, but I think a more shallow depth of field, or getting in closer would have made this a better shot.
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05/02/2005 09:59:49 PM
looks like the guy from the book" the five people you meet in heaven" nice shot
05/02/2005 06:02:31 PM
don't know if he looks sad, more like he just saw some kid puke on a ride, but still nice photo. Good colors and sharpness.
05/02/2005 02:40:05 PM
Like this photo. But it would be better if not so central and if you maybe had cut of the post that is very distracting. 6
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05/02/2005 01:10:12 PM
Sad? or bored? our composition is off - try to be aware what is right behind your subject - he has a giant lollypop growing from his back. also the stuff on the right side is not very interesting - perhaps a tighter crop would contast his mood with the lively words better?
05/02/2005 07:27:28 AM
Hmm I like the colors and composition of this shot the lines flow very nicely. While I do feel this fits the challenge I think the emotion is a little understated. I think a slightly closer crop or a bit more lighting on the mans face would have helped some. Overall still a very good image. Nice job.
05/02/2005 01:32:31 AM
Nice photo, looks more like what the H*ll. The lack of detail in the face (objectively speaking) could of been fixed with a tighter photo. The rest of the picture overrides the target. I would of moved him to the right, or cropped him right. The viewer's right. 6.
05/02/2005 01:22:55 AM
LOL, being an ex-circus worker I know the feeling. He looks like he's seen lots of hard years, and it's just another day lost to him.

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