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Challenge: Singled-Out (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
Lens: Panasonic DMW-LTZ10 1.5x Teleconverter
Location: Porirua Ethnic Market, Wellington, NZ
Date: Jan 14, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Urban, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2006

This was one of the hardest shoots to do in street photography. There are thousands of people at this market and they are all moving.

I had seen this girl between people walking about and I finally got a shot away and moved quickly onto the next opportunity.

I shot 124 frames this morning looking for something unusual and I think I got it. When you're doing rapid fire JPEGs you don't really see what you've got until you get home. When I opened this, it really tickled my fancy.

Post-processing: Nothing but a crop.

Place: 86 out of 109
Avg (all users): 4.9240
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 4.7500
Avg (non-participants): 4.9799
Views since voting: 1398
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 263
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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01/25/2006 08:06:34 PM
greetings from the Critique Club

Are you a member of the Critique Club? Well, if so, it's your turn!

You nailed the Challenge but didn't receive very good marks (to say the least) I don't know your camera, but have no quarrel with your EXIF data. The girl is sharp. I'd say she was more troubled than yearning, and that may have turned the female audience away as I think most of us (females) would have read her expression that way. The grotesque foreground works for veracity; it doesn't work for sympathy. That turns a bunch of other voters away. There are (well you know there are) some artifacts in the right foreground that are difficult.

Still, kiwiPix, I like this image a lot. So, while it didn't turn the voters 'on,' it, depending on circumstances, could end up in a gallery somewhere. So don't throw this very exciting image out. It's a slice of life that says something that needs to be said about society. Hecks bells, you could write a book about what's being said in this image.

Okay, that's enough philosophy for tonight.

Best regards,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2006 05:05:34 AM
I think that this would be much stronger if we could see her whole face.
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01/21/2006 05:10:38 PM
I like the concept and title of this shot, but the guys arm over the girls face really distracts me
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01/20/2006 12:30:56 PM
Met the challenge here, though the general interest/composition is a bit weak. (5)
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01/18/2006 06:13:28 PM
She is sigled out, alright, but I would expect more than just an excercise in use of DOF. This shot is just too messy: what's its point?
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01/18/2006 05:13:51 PM
Interesting frame and title.
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01/16/2006 03:47:34 AM
for who, the fat man?
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01/16/2006 01:36:28 AM
I love this sneaky peek, but am not sure that I like the title.
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01/16/2006 12:45:32 AM
Oh this is REALLY good. I like it alot. Great clarity and the DOF is just as is asked for in the description of the challenge.
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