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Walking with Grandpa
2nd PlaceWalking with Grandpa
bobdaveant


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: City Life II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: Jan 3, 2006
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

Post Challenge Comment: Thank You to everyone for voting me into my second red ribbon and my first 7.0+ score. Lately I had a real passion for candid shots, I love photos that tell stories, and to me this is one of those moments, thanks again!

Bob

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 173
Avg (all users): 7.0356
Avg (commenters): 8.5111
Avg (participants): 6.9324
Avg (non-participants): 7.0596
Views since voting: 8246
Views during voting: 560
Votes: 393
Comments: 70
Favorites: 16 (view)


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01/17/2006 01:35:37 PM
Love the story and all the details, great post processing too.
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01/13/2006 10:04:48 AM
congratulations on a fantastic, interesting candid image.
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01/12/2006 11:01:14 AM
Hey Bob: I am so happy to see you as the bearer of this lovely image. Congratulations on your well earned RED!
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01/11/2006 09:48:20 PM
perfect timing. grandpa's so cool. i don't think he looks mid-blink.
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01/11/2006 09:37:10 PM
Nice one Bob. Congrats. on another ribbon and a personal best 7 too.
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01/11/2006 08:39:14 PM
Originally posted by Joey Lawrence:

bout time you won another one
good job ol bobby


I'm not sure if I like you calling me ol'...heh. Thanks for the comment kiddo.
01/11/2006 08:26:00 PM
bout time you won another one
good job ol bobby
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01/11/2006 07:35:01 PM
Congrats - knew this would finish high, was surprised that mine did. Really nice shot.
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01/11/2006 06:30:49 PM
Congratulations on breaking the "7" wall. Good pictures make me smile. Thank you.

Message edited by author 2006-01-11 18:31:37.
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01/11/2006 06:03:38 PM
wow wha a great photo, did not vote but for city life I would have given it a 10
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01/11/2006 05:43:38 PM
Congrats on topping your high score and grabbing the red with this awesome candid! Nice one!
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01/11/2006 12:33:57 PM
WTG dude! This was my favorite in the challenge. The conversion is so sweetly done also. Congrats!
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01/11/2006 11:49:50 AM
This was my favourite and I think it should have won. So sweet, so sincere.
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01/11/2006 08:24:04 AM
This was a great shot! Congratulations.
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01/11/2006 03:59:03 AM
Nice candid! Congrats.
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01/11/2006 01:59:56 AM
thats awesome i voted 1st place for this shot and it got 2nd, i was close :) the first place ribbon was my 2nd place which i think is also neat.
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01/11/2006 01:05:56 AM
Nice photo, but I think a shallower DOF would be nice to minimize the distractions in the background. The man in back really tends to pull my eye away from the subject.
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01/11/2006 12:42:48 AM
Congrats Bob....excellent emotive shot. Enjoy the ribbon!
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01/11/2006 12:36:23 AM
A wonderful candid picture... congratulations. As a Pediatrician, this is my favorite image from the competition.
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01/11/2006 12:33:16 AM
Sure, it looks like a protective Grandpa keeping the kids from stepping into the street, but what you don't see is the hot dog vendor just outside the frame and they are waiting in line and the kids are trying to take cuts.
I'm Paul Harvey with "The rest of the story"

:) Congrats on an excellent photo and the ribbon, Bob!
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01/11/2006 12:31:33 AM
i love this. wonderful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 11:32:01 PM
Love this! If you increased the contrast, the photo would be much nicer. In black and white photography...your blacks should be black and your whites shold be white. This is all grey tones rigt now.
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01/10/2006 11:25:13 PM
One of the top shots in the challenge for sure. 10
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01/10/2006 11:23:56 PM
I love street candid and this is one I love a lot! The expressions, the action, the implied story ... very well done
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01/10/2006 10:12:25 PM
Nice catch - you probably have enough comments about Grandpa being caught mid-blink. Nice mood in BW. Bumping up.
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01/10/2006 09:16:37 PM
You've captured a nice candid moment here. I can almost hear Grandpa's voice... Great job!
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01/10/2006 08:30:04 PM
A great capture! One of my favorites.
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01/10/2006 07:26:37 PM
I love a shot that "speaks for itself." City life is certainly represented here, but it also captures a small, seemingly ordinary moment and brings attention to it in a unique and interesting way. I think the composition is PERFECT because it has just that slight bit of street under the curb which represents the danger to which the subject is eluding to with gesture. Technically, I find it perfect as well, great tones! Good luck with this entry!
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01/10/2006 05:47:45 PM
I'm not a typical fan of "candid", but I LOVE this shot. I also have very few "favorites", but this one is going there. One of only two tens in this challenge for me. Excellent.
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01/10/2006 03:01:23 PM
Pap is doing a wonderful job here.
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01/10/2006 01:46:32 PM
This is the perfect shot. I love the contrasting tones in it. I love how it tells a story as grandpas arm protectively keeps his grandchildren safe. Great capture!
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01/10/2006 09:12:26 AM
Very nice, love the story and character of this photo. Great job!
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01/10/2006 01:26:38 AM
Great candid
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01/08/2006 11:05:17 PM
Great candid shot. The black+white work is really good, plenty of contrast without being overly dramatic.
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01/08/2006 09:04:50 PM
Cool shot.....
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01/08/2006 07:19:43 PM
I love the look of that grandpa, I wish I had one of those. What a great short. It is sharp where it needs to be, the only issue is, is the black and white overkill, or as a colour did it not work?
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01/08/2006 05:43:08 PM
A wonderfully captured moment. There are so many things I like about this shot. The way they're all carrying the same bag, the way his hand is gently telling them to stop, the questioning look that the one boy has, and the way they're lined up tallest to shortest. One of my favorite shots of the challenge. Well done!
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01/08/2006 10:46:46 AM
Great image, get a feel of protection.
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01/07/2006 11:51:01 PM
This is such a great catch! Good job! and a 10!
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01/07/2006 10:20:23 PM
Oh what a beautiful pictue. It shows care, love and protection. Ultimate emotions to express through a silent picture. Well done!
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01/07/2006 06:00:51 PM
I love this photo. It looks spectacular in black and white.
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01/07/2006 03:22:59 PM
Know this well 10
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01/07/2006 02:17:06 PM
Wonderful take on City Life! Nice clean clear crip image. Love the sepia.
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01/06/2006 08:38:29 PM
Very nice. You've managed to make a very ordinary city occurrence quite remarkable.
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01/06/2006 08:24:54 PM
nice capture.
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01/06/2006 03:57:53 PM
Outstanding. You've manage to capture that perfect moment that allows me to imagine the thoughts going through each of the individuals.
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01/06/2006 03:22:18 PM
Yes, this is city life
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01/06/2006 02:33:37 PM
I like this one a lot. Nice capture of the expressions. Great crop.
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01/06/2006 01:19:45 PM
Great street photo! Good choice in the duotone too.
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01/06/2006 04:41:45 AM
Great photo, one of my favourites (9)
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01/06/2006 02:07:27 AM
best fits the contest title above all the rest, well done
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01/06/2006 01:27:16 AM
hehe awww soo adorable, i love it. great choice with the black and white!! and i love how gramps is watchin out for the little one, making sure he doesn't cross. well done 9
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01/06/2006 12:40:32 AM
The steadying hand of wisdom - this one got to me. Magic shot, well taken. Good luck with it.
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01/05/2006 11:05:55 PM
A great capture.
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01/05/2006 09:14:59 PM
Great work, I love the black and white choice.
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01/05/2006 02:21:51 PM
This is a great shot. Clear and crisp B/W with lots of detail, but nice DOF. You captured the "Hold on/wait" perfectly. Bumping up, 9.
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01/05/2006 09:23:13 AM
fantastic. striking, and fulfills the challenge well.
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01/05/2006 09:00:11 AM
This is great, one of those perfect shots! Good luck, hope it does well. 10
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01/05/2006 06:01:56 AM
Sometimes a photo says a 1000 words, this one does. Grandpa looking out and protecting his young grandchildren..I like this image very much
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01/05/2006 01:09:50 AM
Tendernesss!!
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01/05/2006 12:16:56 AM
For me this is the best one in this challenge
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01/04/2006 09:24:47 PM
i really freakin like it
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01/04/2006 09:21:02 PM
cute...
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01/04/2006 04:25:55 PM
What a great street candid! The grandfather teaching the grandkids how to cope with city life!!!
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01/04/2006 03:30:09 PM
great snapshot. 9
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01/04/2006 01:28:08 PM
Stay out of the street. Didn't your daddy teach you anything? I'm gonna have to talk to that boy.
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01/04/2006 12:56:21 PM
I like the expression of grandpa. Everyone can feel what he is saying very well without hearing the words. Good capture.
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01/04/2006 12:55:26 PM
Nice shot. Nothing to fault in my eyes.
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01/04/2006 11:07:24 AM
Stop right there little fellow, before crossing look left and right and left again... Good documentary shot of life in the city, wonderful toning.
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01/04/2006 08:57:11 AM
I love this...perfect timing. I can almost hear Grandpa saying, "whoa there, boy".
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