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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: NYC,NY
Date: Sep 24, 2005
Aperture: f3.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10th
Galleries: Cityscape, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2006

Candid shot in a Diner in NYC. Of ever picture I took in 2005 I can find nothing more emotive then this. There is so much interesting to see here but most of all the relationship between these two friends.
Steps:
Cooling filter 82
Brightness and contrast
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Brightness and Contrast
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Un-Sharpen Mask
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Statistics
Place: 561 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.2844
Avg (commenters): 7.0400
Avg (participants): 5.1907
Avg (non-participants): 5.7368
Views since voting: 1063
Views during voting: 597
Votes: 443
Comments: 30
Favorites: 6 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 05:04:01 PM
this is new yorkish, when harry met sally, & golden girls all rolled into one. Nice everyday, eccentric and original type shot.. dunno why I like it so much, but I do :)
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01/30/2006 03:13:13 PM
Very emotive and thoughtful photo.
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01/29/2006 07:20:34 PM
There's just something pricelss about this photo. Two senior ladies, decked out with their jewelry and enjoying a meal together. You have a good eye
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01/27/2006 09:31:58 PM
too strong sharpening
01/27/2006 07:51:01 PM
Love the photo, love the title...
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01/27/2006 03:03:54 PM
This image says so much, I like to think that these two ladies although elderly seem to be self sufficent, independent and strong. A meal at perhaps not the trendiest place in town, they still dress up for the occasion and make the most of it...love this!
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01/27/2006 07:22:01 AM
I love the essence of this shot but since it's a very busy and cluttered picture (in a positive sense), it would have brought out the subject and emotion more through b&w IMO.
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01/27/2006 12:21:29 AM
Wasn't this is in the Coffee challnge? Seems familiar, but good shot.
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01/26/2006 05:53:20 AM
The two elderly ladies in this image are quite strong, well done...
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01/23/2006 09:45:10 AM
Great picture! 10
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01/21/2006 03:20:16 PM
Nice candid (I assume?) scene you've captured here. I really like how they seem to be ignoring each other :P
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01/21/2006 01:33:55 PM
I love the subject! They are truly beautiful!
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01/21/2006 12:34:20 AM
Like the papery skin tones and the eerie glow from the diner's counter. Super candid.
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01/20/2006 03:27:12 PM
This makes me smile. :-) Great find!
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01/20/2006 02:40:24 PM
I just love this photo. I wouldn't be disappointed if it won; I would be if it wasn't in the top 3.
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01/20/2006 01:23:42 PM
Nice candid. Colors are great.
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01/20/2006 12:05:48 PM
Very nice candid. I like that you got right down to their level. You really get a sense of their frailness and how age tends to shrink us. It also has the effect of creating an intimacy between the viewer and the subject. We arae brought into their world for a moment. Thanks for sharing this refreshing change of view.
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01/20/2006 10:52:39 AM
The more I look at this picture the more I like it. Very nice.
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01/20/2006 01:40:47 AM
love this shot...conveys so much...enjoy the 'well done' eyebrow on the gran on the right!
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01/19/2006 03:20:44 PM
Nice one ...
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01/18/2006 12:47:09 AM
9 from me...
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01/17/2006 09:37:38 PM
Although on technical merits, I dont this is excellent in any way, - there is still some sort of visceral reaction I have to this photo, and I actually love it.....I think it may be the title. Overall, a lovely entry.
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01/17/2006 08:13:00 PM
I would have cropped this on a bit of an angle just to take the lean out of the table.
01/17/2006 01:33:18 AM
nice candid shot of everyday life.
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01/16/2006 11:52:24 PM
You know this scene is played out everyday in thousands of restaurants everywhere. But you made it seem like a special ocassion. Good one. 10.
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01/16/2006 11:05:29 PM
Maybe a form of black and white might make this photo that much better.
01/16/2006 06:56:55 PM
I LOVE this image! The two ladies are fabulous, and the setting is perfect.
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01/16/2006 06:30:49 PM
great moment
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01/16/2006 04:05:10 PM
Wow, this is an oddly compelling shot. It's like the year 2005 caught in a time-warp via these interesting ladies. There is so much interesting detail to take in. I love how the lady on the left has her serviette tucked up into her shirt!
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01/16/2006 10:59:09 AM
I love this. So 50's, so real life down to earth. However, I feel the crop is a little too tight and the depth of field not short enough to make this a truly great photo. It also might be improved by change to black and white. This is the kind of subject I often dream of finding and you have done well here. I don't think typical DPC voters will enjoy the image for what it is - no sunset here, but its a good photo non-the-less. Something more you would expect to see at a gallery handling 'real life' images. Diners are great spots for that. :) Subject, technical merit, connection to viewer - 8 - good luck in the challenge!
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