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Broken  and Homeless
Broken and Homeless
dleach


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Broken II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: San Antonio Tx
Date: Feb 6, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2006

One of San Antonio's homeless trying to stay warm during a cold breeze.

Again, I don't have a telephoto and I haven't reached the point where I can walk right up to a stranger and ask them if I can take their picture. I had to:

Crop
adjust levels and saturation to tone down everything but red.
Contrast.
Added noise (10% gaussian, monochrome) to give it more of a rugged look.

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 285
Avg (all users): 5.8376
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.5545
Avg (non-participants): 6.0059
Views since voting: 1104
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 271
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/17/2007 03:58:36 AM
man I loved it very very much. Strong.
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02/15/2006 07:50:13 AM
Wow! This is a powerful photo! Somehow, I thought I voted on all the pictures, but I missed this one. This would have been one of my favorites. Very well done!!
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02/15/2006 12:27:33 AM
I love the ping-pong comments!

- Yes, she was really homeless
- Yes, I added the noise on purpose. The image was too bright without it.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/14/2006 10:54:47 PM
there is way too much grain in this shot. I dont know if it was intentional or if it was a limitation of the camera you used but it is not helping your shot at all
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02/14/2006 05:48:37 PM
Good subject & composition, the image seems a bit noisy however.
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02/14/2006 04:29:48 PM
Excellent shot. Like the pale tones and grain
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02/13/2006 09:45:05 PM
Very nice, the grainy effect makes the picture a little bit more dramatic. 8
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02/13/2006 03:49:19 PM
I think you had a good concept but the picture is just bland. Not enough detail in the subject to show broken. Looks like noise was added to the picture and it makes it look flat.
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02/13/2006 12:09:54 AM
Very grainy, but it does add to the harshness of the whole scene. I do like the open space of nothingness before her and the red hood being the only vibriant color (I don't think it would very interesting without it). Capturing her aligned with the dark column in the bkgrd adds to her solitude. Even the barren branches arched over her lend to the concept of no shelter/protection from the elements. Too bad you couldn't photoshop out the pole, it interupts her shadow and the space behind her and a different angle probably wouldn't have worked. Good job.
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02/12/2006 09:37:32 PM
02/12/2006 04:28:45 PM
Just curious: Really homeless, or hired model? :)
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02/12/2006 01:58:01 AM
I think it's a great shot, but I am not sure I like the graininess, it degrades the image...grain is great and would suit this shot, but not like this...but a great capture...I hope it does well for you
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02/11/2006 06:59:36 PM
Nice entry for this challenge. Perhaps a bit too light for such a dark theme?
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02/10/2006 06:37:25 PM
Very nice! Love the use of noise here, the red really brings out the subject. Good use of space and framing with the pipe and tree branch behind her.
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02/09/2006 06:54:25 PM
Nice - Sad. Looks a bit grainy though.
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02/09/2006 05:20:08 PM
I think it would have more of an effect if it was sharper and less granualted. Good midtones though!
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02/09/2006 02:56:07 PM
this effect doesn't work
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02/08/2006 07:20:40 PM
Excellent title. The grain enchances the photo given the nature of the emotional response the photo evokes. This is my favorite of the challenge. Hope it does really well for you. 10!
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02/08/2006 03:30:02 PM
Whith out the title just another street scene, the grain effect has dramatised the image,and there is something that captures the heart strings...8
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02/08/2006 02:05:54 PM
has a lot of digital noise
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02/08/2006 01:54:58 PM
a very disturbing but too common image of our times - somehow the graininess of the imge adds to the potency
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02/08/2006 10:06:03 AM
i like the noise and composition and hues used--i would have panned just a tiny tidbit to the left to minimize some wall space on right. Great image.
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02/08/2006 08:51:07 AM
I like the graininess - symbolic of her rough life. The red scarf really makes it for me. Great use of negative space. 8
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02/08/2006 07:32:15 AM
Seems a little to grainy
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02/08/2006 02:37:06 AM
image is beautifully depressing.
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