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SherwinJames


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Image without Subject (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSC-T9
Location: NJ,USA
Date: Aug 25, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Galleries: Urban
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2006

A commuters purgatory.

I know this photo has some technical issues (e.g. lack of sharpness and clarity), but I felt that the emotion and "vibe" coming from the people in the shot (and the environment) warranted a submission.

I don't expect this to do well in the challenge, but I hope to get many comments.

Post-processing:
- Original from JPEG
- Noise reduction
- Some sharpening
- B&W conversion (Channel Mixer and Duotones conversion)
- Levels adjustment
- Curves adjustment
- High saturation
- Frame and resize

Statistics
Place: 188 out of 241
Avg (all users): 4.8616
Avg (commenters): 4.8750
Avg (participants): 4.6923
Avg (non-participants): 5.0882
Views since voting: 691
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 159
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
09/05/2006 12:43:22 PM
I thank all those that commented on this shot. This is the kind of shot that I like to produce, flaws and all. This was taken with a point and shoot camera, behind a dirty glass window, on a slowly moving train. I have seen some relatively amazing shots done with a pin-hole camera that had much emotion and character. That was my goal for this shot.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2006 07:46:13 PM
I actually think that bald guy in the white shirt is the subject, but for such a beautiful picture I give you a 7.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2006 06:16:23 PM
one of my favorites this challenge - great eye for composition and post processing to take advantage of the available light
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2006 03:03:03 PM
I like the range of expressions in the photo, but the flourescent light is glaring and changes the feel for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/30/2006 05:53:43 AM
colour & focus seem a little off but it's a nice composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/29/2006 11:41:05 PM
Subject Subject Subject? Not a good choice for this challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/28/2006 04:53:23 PM
I think this fits the challenge with respect to no subject, but for my taste, it might be more effective with slightly less contrast. The blown highlights in the window and the white shirt in front are a bit distracting. I like the expressions on the crowd very much. Even their postures convey the boredom of waiting, waiting for something.
08/28/2006 05:23:37 AM
cell phone shot? this is terrible my friend
08/28/2006 02:09:02 AM
Like it but not to fond of the blurryness
08/28/2006 12:55:20 AM
Great scene, I'm just not too sure about the processing...
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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