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After the Long Day
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Challenge: Construction (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Construction Site, Austin, Texas
Date: Jun 7, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Vintage, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jun 7, 2005

cropped, adjusted levels & curves, USM, changed to duotone.

update:This was a challenging shoot to say the least. I was sweating like a pig in the Texas sun, and had in mind what I wanted to create for the challenge (which of course wasn't happening), then the guy started reaching for his hardhat and I knew this was it...glad everyone thought so too! : )

Thanks Brooks for making this shot so fab dahling!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 305
Avg (all users): 7.2251
Avg (commenters): 8.6452
Avg (participants): 6.8333
Avg (non-participants): 7.5376
Views since voting: 12251
Views during voting: 526
Votes: 311
Comments: 69
Favorites: 27 (view)


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02/12/2011 10:22:23 AM
I love how even though you do not see the subjects face you still set the tone of the image. This tells a story... very well done.
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10/05/2006 11:48:41 PM
this has a very great emotional feel to it. This man looks like he's pooped. Great shot , I like how you captured the tools off to the left.
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04/19/2006 11:07:44 PM
Great contrast and tones, no suprise that this ribboned.
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07/24/2005 11:40:01 PM
why is this okay?
06/24/2005 01:15:21 AM
I really like the photo.
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06/19/2005 01:13:05 PM
It's a wonderful picture, Roseann! I love the color!

Message edited by author 2005-06-19 13:15:17.
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06/18/2005 12:15:40 PM
Congratulations! Great shot! This is one of the ones that stood out to me as a ribbon winner!

Love the duotone - nice contrast.

Wende
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06/16/2005 05:44:11 PM
Congrats on a fine image
I love it!
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06/16/2005 10:44:02 AM
congratulations on your Blue! A deserving top spot... love th duotone in this image!
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06/15/2005 05:11:27 PM
I thought this would win , great job ,
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06/15/2005 11:35:31 AM
congrats on the blue ribbon, deserved it! great shot!
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06/15/2005 10:56:07 AM
Wow! Your first ribbon and it's a blue! You were due. :)
A 10 from me and one of only 2 that I gave. Well done and congratulations!

edited to add: This has the look of those classic depression-era photos.

Message edited by author 2005-06-15 10:57:03.
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06/15/2005 09:40:04 AM
Congratulations on your blue for putting a direct good human feeling in this wonderful image.
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06/15/2005 09:39:38 AM
Congratulations! Didn't comment when voting, but I gave this a 10 (which I almost never do). The technical attributes are obvious and have been expounded upon. What struck me most was the time and persistence it must have taken to capture such a poignant and candid moment. Great Job.
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06/15/2005 09:21:00 AM
Congrats on the blue. Great sepia image
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06/15/2005 09:06:21 AM
Congrats!
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06/15/2005 08:30:49 AM
Congratulations on the blue, well deserved.
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06/15/2005 07:27:37 AM
Ah - what good taste I have! This was my top vote! Outstanding photo,great work.

Mike

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06/15/2005 07:09:00 AM
Congrats! Well deserved..a beautifully processed shot!
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06/15/2005 05:13:34 AM
Congratulations on your first blue! It's wonderful when an idea comes off :) Very well done indeed

Alex
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06/15/2005 03:53:59 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Well done!
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06/15/2005 03:01:00 AM
another great shot! You sure know how to capture a mood, set a theme and simplify your photos. I always enjoy seeing your compositions. -- great angle to this one too. congratulations.
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06/15/2005 02:03:38 AM
So worthy of the blue! Congrats.
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06/15/2005 01:44:40 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon ! Well done !
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06/15/2005 01:04:30 AM
Big congrats on your blue for the marvelous image, Roseann! WTG!
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06/15/2005 12:38:21 AM
congrats on the ribbon and joining the 7+ club :-)

wonderful narrative image.
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06/15/2005 12:37:39 AM
Fantastic ! Looks like a cast metal sculpture too because of the effect.
Congratulations!
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06/15/2005 12:23:08 AM
thanks!!!!

Message edited by author 2005-06-15 00:49:24.
06/15/2005 12:22:15 AM
Congratulations to fellow Austinite! What a wonderful way to depict construction without cranes and the rest... this photo tells a story, and does not advertise construction equipment.

Congratulations on your Blue!

-Serge
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06/15/2005 12:14:44 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, and a BLUE at that!!!!! I am sure you will be in this position again!
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06/15/2005 12:13:10 AM
This is really an awsome job of processing your photo. You did everything just right to really make this photo communicate to the viewer. The composition, the contrast, the tones etc. Congratulations!
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06/15/2005 12:09:28 AM
Wow, that's a huge lead! Congratulations!
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06/15/2005 12:08:23 AM
Woo Hoo Roseann!
Congrats on your first ribbon, and a Blue one to boot!
Was one of my top 4 pics in this challenge.
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06/15/2005 12:01:27 AM
Well deserved win!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/14/2005 11:23:56 PM
nice toning, works well here. Enough interesting going on in this shot, but not too cluttered. nicely done. - oh, and love the 'happy bunny' on the hardhat :-)
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06/14/2005 11:14:35 PM
Nice tones... Nice BW. I wish it was a TAD closer to the man, but still a 9 for me! Good shot.
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06/14/2005 11:00:48 PM
Good sepia which imparts the romance of the effort in building and those that do it. Bumping up.
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06/14/2005 08:18:00 PM
I like the harsh contrast and sepia toning. You really pulled it off well here.
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06/14/2005 07:22:53 PM
I was in construction for 15 years and this is the best shot yet. I still can't give it a ten because of my bias against construction. Ok - I will give it a 10. It is the best photo.
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06/14/2005 01:58:46 PM
Excellent image, great composition. 10
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06/14/2005 01:43:35 PM
This is one of the top pictures in the bunch, nice tone to give the old look and the pose is good.
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06/14/2005 11:04:52 AM
This image has a really nice "rough and rugged" quality about it emphasized by the monotone treatment. I really like the high contrast, the textures, the composition...I also like that we can't see his face...he's just to tired to sit up straight or even lift his head...nicely done.
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06/14/2005 09:30:35 AM
I just really love this shot. Good luck to you.
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06/14/2005 04:57:30 AM
I love this 10
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06/13/2005 06:25:56 PM
nice tones
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06/13/2005 03:17:18 PM
Very nice . . . Five O'Clock or Day's Done, perhaps
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06/13/2005 02:38:54 PM
Beautiful shot. It has an up-dated '30's or '40's look to it.
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06/13/2005 08:51:50 AM
Awesome shot, love everything about it, especially the feel to it and the tonal range and there is nothing more I can say except I gave it a 10 and added it to my favorites. Great job as far as I am concerned.
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06/13/2005 06:00:26 AM
I think the sepia tone is great, I like the contrast. You captured that "tired" feeling at the end of a work day. Nice shot!
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06/12/2005 07:32:44 PM
I greatly liked this picture.
It gives out alot of emotion.
9
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06/12/2005 04:23:55 PM
could be from last week or last century. nice timeless look with the sepia tones. good luck /8
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06/12/2005 04:06:25 PM
Great job!
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06/11/2005 04:30:32 PM
Nearly everything involved in construction is shown in this well-crafted shot! Including the exhaustion from another day of tying rebar. Beautiful work with a high pixel camera and each pixel is used wonderfully. One of my picks to ribbon.
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06/11/2005 01:19:40 PM
Sepia tone good choice. Good, effective composition.
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06/11/2005 11:31:06 AM
hand on hat feels a little unnatural.
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06/10/2005 01:28:25 PM
I really like shots of "ordinary" people doing their thing. This really comminucates the end of a long day to me. 8
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06/10/2005 06:42:10 AM
Warming picture. Makes my feel so calm in some way. 9
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06/10/2005 12:40:57 AM
One of my favorites. Beautiful tones, love the sepia here. Nice angle you chose to view him from. I love that his is about to take off his hat and his face is hidden. In the top three I hope.
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06/09/2005 10:24:47 PM
Only if this was an I-beam over New York...great shot.
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06/09/2005 05:25:32 PM
Have to give this a 10 and a favorite for the artful compostion and toning and the candid shy tipping of the hat pose. that mask looks awesome too.
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06/09/2005 12:41:39 PM
Picture matches title very well - great work!
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06/09/2005 12:35:44 PM
This is such a strong image that I think the duotone is a tad overkill. It's subtle though. well done!
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06/09/2005 09:04:27 AM
great shot, I like the tones and the composition. good job!
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06/09/2005 07:21:23 AM
Great shot !
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06/08/2005 06:48:07 PM
Interesting, and pretty!
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06/08/2005 06:06:46 PM
Great Composition, Good Contrast and Focus...
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06/08/2005 09:02:22 AM
Fotoshootme, this is quite nice. The detail and tonal qualities are very attractive, and I get the sense that your subject is certainly overworked and tired. While I know that the welding helmet is part of his equipment, it is a slightly odd element in the photo. Overall, I expect this shot to place very well.
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06/08/2005 08:38:06 AM
9 wonderful moment good tones, interesting to view.
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06/08/2005 02:48:07 AM
Classic.
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