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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Date: Dec 15, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2005

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Place: 27 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.1842
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 5.8190
Avg (non-participants): 6.4667
Views since voting: 790
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 266
Comments: 15
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12/27/2005 08:42:00 PM
I like the idea of this photo. I think to add further contrast - in addition to blurry vs. focus - would be to have children in the background to contrast age. However, as it stands, great lighting, great composition, great DOF.
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12/27/2005 03:56:47 PM
Great capture. A++
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12/27/2005 03:32:39 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 12:52:32 PM
I love the emotion this evokes, its a wonderful capture, however the focus could be sharper in the man, as you likely know. Good Job, Great Composition.
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12/26/2005 02:49:35 AM
Difficult light.Light on womans hair ok.9
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12/25/2005 09:25:29 AM
Great photo!
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12/24/2005 08:07:12 AM
one of my favorites this challenge -- told the story very well (wish his feet were in the shot)
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12/24/2005 03:45:14 AM
My first choice in this challenge. The critical thing here is that you have used the depth of field to enhance both the look AND the meaning of your photograph, a possibility that does not appear to have occurred to those who decided that depth of field WAS the subject! Any image of an old person shuffling by with the aid of a stick is likely to be worthy and thought-provoking in itself, but this image, which includes the old lady as the perfect reciprocal of the old man, is by comparison laden with possibilities for deeper meaning. And of course the use of a shallow depth of field both literally AND figuratively isolates the two subjects from each other, leaving each to plot a lonely course, which presumably is the artistic point of the image. It's a thoughtful, confident yet quiet image. Such a welcome change. Bravo! 10.
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12/22/2005 10:04:23 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Thank you!
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12/21/2005 10:10:15 PM
Nice shot
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12/21/2005 07:19:21 PM
4 - Good concept. Criticism; wish it were sharper on the gentleman in the fore, even softer (no idea 'how') on the trees/etc in the very rear. A different crop, or else sharper angle/perspective and inclusion of 'legs/feet', and a slight tweaking of the toning too perhaps, would all have likely made this better in my opinion.
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12/21/2005 12:10:48 PM
I like the composition and the B&W. The shallow DOF works well. Some tough light to work with causing bright spots on the man's jacket and shadows on his face.
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12/21/2005 10:48:16 AM
I love this. Great use of post editing. Nice! The two walking sticks are a nice compliment to each other.
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12/21/2005 05:11:19 AM
Great picture (10)
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12/21/2005 01:41:00 AM
Compelling image.
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