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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ5
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Date: Oct 12, 2006
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2006

Presumably her sole source of income - sitting at the roadside in the heat of the summer sun selling a few packets of sweets and cigarettes as well as offering a telephone service for those who don't have their own phone. Yet there are many worse off than she is.

Place: 376 out of 625
Avg (all users): 5.3503
Avg (commenters): 5.5455
Avg (participants): 5.3261
Avg (non-participants): 5.4359
Views since voting: 574
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 177
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 06:24:17 AM
Very nice composition. This would have been really great if there had been more highlight on the person. The grain treatment really works on this, and I like the black and white with the brownish toning.
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11/04/2006 08:09:43 PM
I like the acid tones in this one.....
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11/04/2006 03:02:02 PM
nice sepia. the woman's face is quite dark and i can't see much of her facial expression.
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11/04/2006 12:20:56 AM
Good tones on this shot. There are a couple areas on the umbrella that are a little blown out. Nice sense of character and story in this photo.
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11/03/2006 12:02:48 PM
I wish I could see more details of the person.
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11/02/2006 04:57:22 PM
Think the graininess of the image definitely adds the the feel of the image here. There is alot of emotion in this shot and its a shame that theres a good chance that because its not pretty it wont do aswel. great capture. (i would have liked to see his face a bit lighter but i know that the umbrella was causing the shade so out of your control.)
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11/02/2006 03:12:43 PM
The graininess and color tone really help to add to the despondancy of this shot. This is an example of where blown highlights and shadows hiding details works, I think.
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11/01/2006 08:26:04 PM
Image feels cramped at the top and bottom, like it needs more breathing room. I'd also crop from the right to lose the one board that runs vertically...the horizontal ones behind her lead you through the image and that one seems to create a stopping point that is uncomfortable. Processing is a bit over the top; I can't make out her features as clearly as I would like.
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11/01/2006 08:19:51 PM
I'm never one to say "too dark" however with this image, I would like to have seen some of the persons face or expression. There's not enough detail to tell me what's going on. Good Luck!
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11/01/2006 12:33:33 PM
If his face was more visible I would have rated it higher. This could have been done with a lightsource or afterwards in a photo editor.
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11/01/2006 05:26:24 AM
Doesn't look that miserable...
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