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3rd PlaceA Day in the Life
Tuckersmom


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Challenge: Coffee Shop (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ5
Location: Newark, Delaware
Date: Oct 1, 2005
Galleries: Black and White, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2005

My sister in law at work at a local restaurant/coffee shop. Duotone, shadow/highlights, that's it.

Post Challenge: WOW!!!! Thank you everybody who voted and commented. I wasn't expecting this, but it made my day, heck even probably my week.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.5688
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.2029
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 9007
Views during voting: 513
Votes: 327
Comments: 75
Favorites: 19 (view)


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10/03/2006 11:42:54 PM
I love the friendly smile on her face.
It is very welcoming and the shot makes the restaurant(?) looks like a very nice and pleasant place to be.
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08/24/2006 08:39:07 AM
very very nice contrast here. the thing that is so hard about black and white photos is achieving details and contrast. I love the positioning of the people; and especially the lady in the neckbrace. Classic slice of life.

I disagree with some of teh others that call this a candid shot; there is nothing candid about it; you are wide open and exposed to all the subjects- They know you are there and are just going about their business; this is alot like a national geographic shot.
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02/24/2006 02:12:00 PM
A wonderful shot that captures the mood of a coffee shop. The sepia tone adds a lot to the picture.
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01/23/2006 07:12:35 PM
Such a good candid shot. I've worked in 3 restaraunts myself, and my mom has been a waitress forever it seems. So I am pretty familiar with what is going on in this scene....and you captured it well. I guess that's why it ribboned:P
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10/18/2005 10:49:23 AM
We have a soda fountain in a drugstore in our town and I just love the slice-of-life depicted here. I especially applaud the lady in the background with the surgical neck collar on. Must be a very dedicated soul there!
Good job! Well deserved!
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10/18/2005 08:42:20 AM
Finally a picture of everyday life makes it to the ribbon stage.... BRAVO!
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10/18/2005 04:19:24 AM
Wow, no offence to the 1st and 2nd placed photos, but I'm baffled that this didn't take #1. Great work. Truly inspiring.
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10/16/2005 01:29:38 AM
Wonderful photograph!!! Forget the coffee! I'll take a burger!
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10/13/2005 08:00:02 AM
Congrats on this lively capture--this is one shot that you can actually smell good coffee in a good environment.
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10/12/2005 04:52:45 PM
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
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10/12/2005 01:09:44 PM
Congratulations! Lovely shot.
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10/12/2005 10:07:10 AM
GOOD JOB!!! One of my favorates.
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10/12/2005 09:41:08 AM
congrat on your 3rd, I like this photo very much, so natural and spontant and the brown dual tone is great and the contrast very good
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10/12/2005 09:10:16 AM
Congratulations on 3rd place! this was my favorite and is fantastic shot.
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10/12/2005 09:09:51 AM
Congratulations on your first Ribbon!! A wonderfully captured and quaint scene like visual comfort food! Very Nice!!
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10/12/2005 08:55:32 AM
A very nice, friendly, cozy feel comming across here. Congratulations!
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10/12/2005 08:02:25 AM
Oh it was so nice to see a photojournalistic style photo get a ribbon. Congrats! It is well deserved.
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10/12/2005 07:59:52 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
Wonderful job :)mmmmm coffee
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10/12/2005 07:52:14 AM
Wow, congrats on your first ribbon! Your shot makes me want to sit in that coffee shop and enjoy a cup of coffee, very nice!
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10/12/2005 07:50:55 AM
This is the first really "real" unposed captured true image I've seen at dpc - and it was well received. This makes me happy. congrats.
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10/12/2005 07:20:44 AM
Congrats Debbie on your first ribbon. This one really stood out in this challenge.
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10/12/2005 06:38:53 AM
WOW....now that's a coffee shop scene! Congrats on the ribbon, should have been #1
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10/12/2005 05:51:41 AM
I am so glad to see a candid like this take a ribbon. Renews my faith in the DPC community! Congratulations!
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10/12/2005 05:40:25 AM
Originally posted by json:

That waitress looks like she died and got a smile glued on her corpse...


Such tact and elegance in your comment. You have a lot to learn!
10/12/2005 04:33:12 AM
Great candid Debbie! Great job and congrats on your ribbon!
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10/12/2005 04:24:43 AM
Congratulations...Im so happy you ribboned...you deserve it ! there is no central subject here and thats what makes it special..just a frozen moment in time...its cropped perfectly and very clear. good choice going B & W cozy looking coffee shop.
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10/12/2005 01:42:13 AM
That is one late cup of coffee.
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10/12/2005 01:25:05 AM
Nice job on your ribbon, beautiful shot.
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10/12/2005 01:06:42 AM
yay a ribbon! about time :))
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10/12/2005 12:49:07 AM
Beautiful! I knew it. This was by far my favorite one. Congratulations!
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10/12/2005 12:32:35 AM
Great candid, Debbie! Big congrats on your first ribbon! WTG!!!!
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10/12/2005 12:14:34 AM
congrats on the ribbon! i just love this photo. like i said before, it's the smile that does it for me!
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10/12/2005 12:14:05 AM
Congratulations on your Yellow with this essential candid capture.
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10/12/2005 12:11:15 AM
I'm so glad this ribboned. I really liked this shot, as I said earlier. CONGRATS, Deb!!
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10/12/2005 12:08:52 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Excellent shot
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10/12/2005 12:08:46 AM
yeeehaw!
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10/12/2005 12:07:14 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! This was my only 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/11/2005 09:43:53 PM
This photo just works. Wonderful job capturing the mood. You can really feel the vibe... And the tonality is perfect for the image. One of my favorites of the challenge for sure!
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10/11/2005 02:40:45 PM
nice
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10/11/2005 11:07:30 AM
Nice friendly waitress.
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10/11/2005 10:54:15 AM
This one in my opinion should win the contest.
Good luck.
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10/10/2005 10:34:15 PM
I like this everyday scene of coffee shop banter. The only thing I don't like is the merging of the two waitresses on the right. It's like the waitress with two heads.
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10/10/2005 06:45:35 PM
This really appeals to me...a lot of activity and great composition..your eye is drawn into the scene..9
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10/10/2005 05:33:38 PM
that poor waitress with the neck brace. ouch!
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10/10/2005 03:31:40 PM
Excellent! Captured the COFFEE SHOP in my head. Great tone and sharpness.
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10/10/2005 01:20:25 PM
Nice candid...real real nice in fact...the B & W was a nice choice.
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10/09/2005 01:17:15 PM
This is just fantastic. The toning really works well here, and the facial expression on the waitress is right on the money. You've really done a great job capturing the mood and essence of the coffee shop. Great work here! Good luck in the challenge.
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10/09/2005 12:54:18 PM
This photo is in my top ten for the challenge. I love the reality of the scene and the emotion it gives. Great contrast, too.
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10/09/2005 12:27:41 AM
The freckles on the arm of the woman on the bottom left seem to contain the constellation Scorpio. I find this far more meaningful than any horoscope that I've ever read. I can't see anything wrong with this image, but there's also nothing about it that suggests that it wasn't taken by someone's grandmother with a point and shoot camera.
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10/08/2005 10:33:30 PM
You have captured life in the coffee shop - great job.
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10/08/2005 12:20:55 PM
Capturing a moment... Black and white -- good to use in this scene - comforting, home.
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10/08/2005 03:22:28 AM
Love it. Without the harsh white on the background would be perfect!
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10/08/2005 02:16:12 AM
Great atmosphere - the woman at the right makes the entire picture!
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10/07/2005 11:05:21 PM
Nice candid. A little busy but interesting.
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10/07/2005 09:13:09 PM
Nice capture! This shot reminds me the average local coffee shop you would find in a small town. Well done.
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10/07/2005 07:04:56 PM
Nice candid type of shot, it shouts emotion/expression............nice job.....8
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10/07/2005 11:41:15 AM
Great candid shot, really meets the challenge.
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10/07/2005 12:23:52 AM
Very nice.
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10/06/2005 10:17:34 PM
Excellent slice-of-life candid...love the expression! Wonderful moment to capture of real people doing real things in the real world. :)
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10/06/2005 07:34:19 PM
That waitress looks like she died and got a smile glued on her corpse... picture not bad though, above avarage.
10/06/2005 07:09:50 PM
love the momentum in this piece
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10/06/2005 05:53:16 PM
This was the shot I was looking for. Something that showed real people and a real coffee shop/diner. This is the shot I would've taken. Great shot showing real people and real expressions!
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10/06/2005 10:51:09 AM
Nostalgia-its a geat shot! Contrast is excellent An excellent b&w photo '10'
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10/06/2005 09:25:02 AM
I love the natural sense of this. I love the waitress leaning into the customer with the smile, with that easy going sense that you get in a good diner/coffee shop. The sepia is great. The busy aspect is conveyed like everybody is bustling around, working and enjoying their drink. Good job. Upon 2nd review, I'm upping the score.
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10/06/2005 03:36:53 AM
I like how you included people in this. Very natural.
Watch out for the blown out window on the upper-left though.
Very interesting photo.
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10/06/2005 01:21:23 AM
good 10, like the b/w
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10/06/2005 12:32:02 AM
i like this candid shot--really tells a story and great in sepia tone-9
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10/05/2005 11:03:54 PM
i think the waitress's smile does it for me! i love this photo. nice b&w, too.
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10/05/2005 07:56:52 PM
Good candid. I prefer this to the staged studio shots.
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10/05/2005 05:13:16 PM
I love candid shots! Good job on the B&W. My favorite so far. The lady on the left is slightly OOF, I would try cropping her tighter and place the lady on the right closer to the middle, since she is in sharp focus and has such a great facial expression.
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10/05/2005 12:03:15 PM
Nice ambience. Feel it immediately.
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10/05/2005 11:33:58 AM
Love the waitresses expression....Nice lighting too. 10.
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10/05/2005 11:33:27 AM
Beautifully sharp! Got a lot of feeling from this
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10/05/2005 10:06:42 AM
What a wonderful expression on the watress' face.
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10/05/2005 12:51:01 AM
Great shot - love the composition and the angle that you took the shot from. Really captures the entire atmospher of a coffee shop --10-- Nicely Done :)
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