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Poverty and Dignity
Poverty and Dignity

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Challenge: Home Sweet Home (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Monterrey downtown
Date: May 24, 2003
Aperture: 4.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/83s
Galleries: Portraiture, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2003

I saw a lot of things in my country (my sweet home), happy and not so happy things. This is just a face, the face of poverty and dignity.

Place: 66 out of 175
Avg (all users): 5.4394
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.2000
Avg (non-participants): 5.6389
Views since voting: 1235
Votes: 198
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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06/13/2003 02:01:04 PM
thx to all.. =) this was my first contribution, definitively I'll learn a lot of your comments... thanks for your help and time =)
06/09/2003 02:20:16 PM
*Critique Club*
I notice a couple things here. First off, the focus. It does seem to be clearer and sharper on the shoes in the background, and the girl is not very well in focus. i think I'd have prefered this to be the opposite way. With the girl in focus and the shoes slightly out of focus. Either that, of the entire photo in focus. That way, we can see the detail of the girl, and still see the expensive price of the shoes in the background.
Also, the lighting is a bit bright in a few places. on her left hand (our right) and that side of the instrument, the lighting is quite harsh. It looks as if she is pushing puttons, but because of the light, we can't really see what's going on there. The shadow on her face almost covers up what looks to be a precious expression. Really full of emotion here.
The angle and framing/cropping is good to include the shoes, but you have cropped a small part off her elbow. I wonder also if you could have rotated this a bit to the right, as everything seems to tilt to the left. I feel like the bowl is going to slide right out of the photo.
A truely touching shot. As for meeting the challenge, if this is what you think of when you think HOME, then who am I to say otherwise.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2003 02:15:23 PM
Good photo, good subject, but not home
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06/03/2003 01:56:35 PM
The instument adds nice texture to the photo.
06/03/2003 02:35:06 AM
i sincerely hope you gave this little girl some money for her hard work. The juxtapostion of her humble busking against the store window with the fancy shoes is simply heartwrenching.
06/02/2003 04:25:52 PM
I like your content, but the little girl seems to be slightly out of focus
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06/01/2003 10:17:32 PM
Good color, light and compostion...only fault I see is the focus....otherwise...nice work.
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05/30/2003 09:19:11 PM
Interesting photo, but doesn't really fit the challenge.
05/30/2003 04:48:13 PM
This tugs at my heartstrings.
The girl looks like she might be slightly blurry. Nice pic.
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05/29/2003 06:48:54 PM
I like this alot, but feel the focus on the girl could be a bit sharper.
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05/29/2003 05:26:06 AM
this is the only submission that gave me strong meaning and reflection on what i'm taking for granted in life. an 8
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05/28/2003 10:03:44 PM
good image, but I think you might have back focused on the shoes......
05/28/2003 09:30:45 PM
Excellent shot! I like the expensive shoes in the background. But where is your home?
05/28/2003 08:35:33 AM
Touching social commentary. 8
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05/28/2003 01:44:38 AM
Oh wow, the expression on this little girl's face is priceless. Nice colors, good subject and composition. I like this pic. 10

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