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Challenge: At Rest (Classic Editing)
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Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: Kaga, Ural Mountains, Bashkortostan, Russia
Date: Sep 19, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2003

I was in a village deep in the Ural Mountains and saw this wonderful old lady just sitting and watching the traffic go by.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.3870
Avg (commenters): 6.8696
Avg (participants): 6.3534
Avg (non-participants): 6.4211
Views since voting: 2803
Votes: 230
Comments: 32
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/21/2004 01:51:45 AM
i have looked through all your pictures and every one of them is incredible.
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10/05/2003 05:19:02 PM
Originally posted by JEM:

Great capture Gary. I carry my camera around with me a lot hoping to get a picture of real humanity like this one. Others may quibble about technical issues but this is the kind of photograph which will last, and be meaningful in anyone's album.
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10/01/2003 02:38:32 PM
Great capture Gary. I carry my camera around with me a lot hoping to get a picture of real humanity like this one. Others may quibble about technical issues but this is the kind of photograph which will last, and be meaningful in anyone's album.
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10/01/2003 03:22:20 AM
Well done Kiwi, my best photo yet and you still beat me with a holiday snapshot! Get yourself over to Brighton and give me some tutorials.
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10/01/2003 01:09:09 AM
Thanks for all your comments for this photo. It really didn't turn out the way I wanted though and I am surprised that it scored so well. I took this on holiday in Russia and processed it on my laptop which I had with me. When I saw it on my desktop once the voting had started it looked completely different. The sepia toning is too extreme, the contrast is too low and it is lighter than I wanted. I never realised there is so much difference between laptop and computer screens.

A few of you mentioned the angle of the bench, well it was sloped like that. Actually so was the fence and the house. This village is from 1703 and everything is on a lean in one or the other direction.

And yes she let me take her photo. Way out in the Urals where I went, people hardly ever see anyone else outside of their villages and were so happy to see us and have their photos taken.
10/01/2003 12:06:21 AM
Wow there should be a law against this many top ten results. Did she know you were taking this, or is this zoomed majorly in? Its a fantastic photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2003 10:41:37 PM
A beautifully composed photo!! What else can I say...I know...10
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09/30/2003 07:05:59 PM
The contrasting angles of the cane and fence are fascinating. Is she leaning, or did you tilt the image?
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09/29/2003 09:16:58 PM
A Clasic.....12
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09/29/2003 02:18:19 PM
Good in B/W I like the expression.
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09/29/2003 06:19:34 AM
Great shot, not sure about the sepia toning though, I think I'd have prefered normal b&w.
I'd have also prefered the gamma a bit darker. 7
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09/27/2003 03:44:36 PM
Wonderful, wonderful. I love her face. I would love to know the story behind this photo. Her pose is great. You did good on this :)
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09/27/2003 12:09:48 PM
Nicely captured portrait.
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09/26/2003 10:21:34 AM
the bench looks
09/25/2003 09:54:29 PM
The tilt is a bit bothersome. She looks like a very approchable subject. I even care about her leg, want to know more about her, so, to me, this is a good photograph, if not for that darn tilt. I gave you an 8.
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09/25/2003 06:19:45 PM
Cracking shot, but the contrast is a bit shallow. Great subject - so I'm marking it down because you have more interesting peasant life near to you! [8] ;)
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09/25/2003 03:16:43 PM
What a cool looking lady! I betcha one could have some wonderful conversations with her. I like this.
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09/25/2003 10:14:16 AM
Very powerful. Someone you appears truly at rest.
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09/25/2003 01:11:24 AM
Good photo but a little washed out. Needs more contrast.
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09/25/2003 12:11:08 AM
nice composition, b/w is a good choice, what a great subject to photograph...very well done
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09/24/2003 11:52:42 PM
Very good picture. I would like to know her. The picture is just a little out of focus, but otherwise perfect for the challenge.
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09/24/2003 11:44:30 PM
Really good photo....really fits this category...I love the sepia tone...adds interest and character to the shot!
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09/24/2003 09:33:42 PM
Truly at rest. I like this photo, personally, I would add a little more contrast, but I think its fine as it is. Nice!
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09/24/2003 06:44:37 PM
No technical prowess here, but what a find! Wonderful humanity.
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09/24/2003 02:57:52 PM
You just know this rest was well earned! Love the tones!
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09/24/2003 02:34:23 PM
what a wonderful face, meets the challenge and says a lot more
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09/24/2003 01:53:35 PM
I think you need to level the bench out to make this shot work.
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09/24/2003 11:40:27 AM
where did you find such a great photo? 10
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09/24/2003 11:02:54 AM
Great expression on her face. Nice lighting.
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09/24/2003 10:17:36 AM
Was the fence slanted or was the camera slanted ? Great picture anyway.
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09/24/2003 09:22:05 AM
Nicely seen shot.

I find the right hand edge with the light coloured bench a bit distracting. I wonder what a tighter crop wouold look like.
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09/24/2003 12:29:38 AM
I like this portrait and the monochromatic treatment, but I think the tomal range could be better. Darkening the shadows and other dark areas would give it a richer feel.
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