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Difficult Lifetime
Difficult Lifetime
Joey Lawrence


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi
Location: Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada
Date: Aug 27, 2005
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2005

Every year when we visit our cousin's cottage we bring the firewood and get it from this 90 year old wood splitter. Every year he seems to be a little bit more dead looking but he's very friendly and I snapped this when he was talking to my dad.

I have a much better- illegal editing version, but I really wanted to enter this so I had to crop out a lot of stuff instead of cloning it.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.6437
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.3750
Avg (non-participants): 6.9023
Views since voting: 2884
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 261
Comments: 52
Favorites: 5 (view)


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AuthorThread
09/11/2005 11:23:57 AM
*Critique Club*

I go in to get a Critique Club image to critique. This is the second one. Many of us (including me) feel like we have a lot to learn compared to you. But how many times have you heard that? I am going to critique this image like I do the rest and if you have any questions don't hesitate to pm me and cuss me out. Ok on with the critique.

When I first looked at this image and many other images of seniors they all seem to tell a story of a life lived and this does just that. I love the effect on this image your now trademarked grunge look. The lines on his face are perfect and the fairly new Budweiser hat goes along very well with this image. The look in his face says it all to me. The only problem I have with this is it looks as if the top of the ear is slightly off on focus. I would like to see it all of him in focus. Overall I really like it. I think you have captured a moment in this long life and should cherish this one.
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09/05/2005 10:15:13 AM
Wow. How could anyone give this a 1, 2, or 3? Sometimes I am so surprised...A beautiful image Joey. Captured well.
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09/05/2005 08:26:03 AM
I know that guy!
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09/05/2005 01:21:37 AM
Congrats Joey. Well deserved.
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09/05/2005 01:09:15 AM
A fine character study. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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09/05/2005 12:38:03 AM
looks like i ended up one spot above you joey buddy :-p

excellent image and congrats on the top 20
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09/05/2005 12:30:27 AM
I hemmed and hawed but gave you a very deserving 10!
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09/05/2005 12:11:15 AM
Congrats dude! WTG again - great shot & great finish!
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09/05/2005 12:05:19 AM
Congrats on the top 20. I wanted it to win a ribbon.
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09/05/2005 12:01:42 AM
I knew it was you...great job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 11:41:27 PM
i love the emotions that emits from this photograph. 9
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09/04/2005 11:31:08 PM
Great Capture. Certainly in the top 10. Love the title too. Wow.
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09/04/2005 09:01:17 PM
Great textures, the striped shirt makes this so striking...he looks so forlorn...really nice.
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09/04/2005 07:58:05 PM
Great character study. 9 Returning for another bump. 10!
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09/04/2005 02:01:18 PM
one of the best
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09/04/2005 12:28:32 PM
I like this picture a lot; the lighting done on this guy is amazing; and the wrinkles on his face appear as if they could tell two lifetimes worth of stories.
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09/04/2005 12:59:59 AM
Wonderfuly Grainy and Dark, reminds me of something Joey Lawrence would shoot. 8.
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09/03/2005 07:33:35 PM
Wow...hmmm...well wow, but hmmmm....It's a great character study, that's absolutely certain...I guess the hmmm is coming from the coloring? not sure. I think it might have gone a step or two too far in processing, at least of the subject. The background is fine, but the face of this guy is great and I wouldn't have messed with it so much, if indeed that is what you did. Like the compostion.
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09/02/2005 09:56:47 PM
I like the lines and texture, and the lighting. I think you did a good job of capturing emotion. 7
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09/02/2005 07:10:41 PM
Way to capture the emotion!!! I love it. The focus seems just a touch soft, but feels right in this particular image... I'm afraid.... point off for no "&" or "and" in title. -7
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09/02/2005 04:17:00 PM
great image shows those years of hard work
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09/02/2005 11:16:59 AM
Nice subject & composition, but IMHO it is just too over processed. Also he could have benifited by some slight fill light into the eye sockets. Good work.
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09/01/2005 10:05:25 PM
Wow this is a wonderful portrait. Great tones... great everything really -- from the textures to the expression. A 10 and a fav from me.
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08/31/2005 07:42:50 PM
maybe not, it may have been a rewarding and trying and interesting life. the contrast is present and subject matter is strong.
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08/31/2005 03:26:23 PM
Great shot. Love the texture and choice of tone.
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08/31/2005 10:33:54 AM
that hat kills it. great photo otherwise.
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08/31/2005 09:30:08 AM
What a wonderful capture of this gentleman. Something about the coloring I can't quite pinpoint (not that technical), but I like the composition. Nice photo.
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08/31/2005 04:59:40 AM
amazing one, i really like it
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08/31/2005 01:05:47 AM
Wonderful image. 10
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08/30/2005 10:21:52 PM
great tone. Nice feeling/emotion to this shot.
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08/30/2005 09:03:07 PM
what a fabulous image!! but was thinking that it should be a D & L not just a DL...hmmm what to do what to do
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08/30/2005 08:34:18 PM
What a mood this sets! You are very gifted/talented!
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08/30/2005 06:19:41 PM
Excellent tone. Burned a little too much on the left IMO.
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08/30/2005 04:44:01 PM
Good title and the picture tells tales.
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08/30/2005 01:44:10 AM
Love the emotion captured.
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08/30/2005 12:23:02 AM
wow
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08/30/2005 12:14:55 AM
oh, how sad & sweet
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08/29/2005 11:36:08 PM
Beautiful picture, I'd love to sit down with this man and listen to stories from his life. Lighting is good, skin tones seem a bit too yellow(ish) and it's a bit grainy (sp?) around his eyes.
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08/29/2005 11:16:42 PM
Joey?
Or someone else stealing his Dragnanizer?
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08/29/2005 08:06:40 PM
Is this a Joey? I need to get a budweiser hat like that. 8
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08/29/2005 06:29:10 PM
Nice contrast, love the light treatment!
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08/29/2005 06:17:49 PM
awwwwww...what contrasts and composition..gj 10
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08/29/2005 05:34:39 PM
I'm not sure if putting a person in this image was the right choice. I think if you were going for the grunge look, similar to Joey's, you need to try a little harder as this just does not do it for me. I think you should stick to photographing fields and clouds... HA! excellent work as always. Especially telling is the expression you captured so well.
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08/29/2005 03:10:17 PM
Nostalgic look and feel. Works real well in challenge. Composed nicely. 8
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08/29/2005 02:18:22 PM
Top notch! Way to capture a thousand words.
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08/29/2005 12:39:04 PM
I was torn on how to vote for this shot due to the title missing the &...I was voting pretty literal to the challenge. But this is such a poignant shot that I felt it deserved a high score regardless of the title.
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08/29/2005 12:26:03 PM
I don't see "Difficult Lifetime" in this photo, but I will not let that affect my score. In this photo I see "patience" or "wisdom" or "Hero", maybe even "Mentor". This is a great shot, one you certianly can be proud of! Great job!! 10
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08/29/2005 12:12:12 PM
Wow this is beautiful! damn... do I really have to vote on 20% dnim and lace to get this one count? sheeeesh....
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08/29/2005 12:00:47 PM
very good pic, give me goose bumps
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08/29/2005 11:11:47 AM
great shot, lots of emotion...but over-burnt...
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08/29/2005 01:18:20 AM
he looks very tired. well named. 8
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08/29/2005 12:47:58 AM
Oh wow. This is excellent. It surely evokes a mood. His face tells the story for sure. I think this might be my favorite so far!!! Great perspective and detailing. Awesome. 10
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