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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Denver, CO
Date: Feb 17, 2007
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/600
Galleries: Urban, Candid
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2007

Photo of a less fortunate soul doing what ever it takes to get by. To often I just pass these folks by but today I took time to pay attention and see the person behind the sign. I am pretty sure this is not what he wanted to be when he grew up, I just wonder what his dream was!

Place: 42 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.2907
Avg (commenters): 6.8182
Avg (participants): 6.2294
Avg (non-participants): 6.3475
Views since voting: 1212
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 227
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/11/2008 05:20:05 PM
Well-captured image of real life.
The real life we so often look at, but choose not to see.
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05/04/2007 12:19:55 PM
oo v.nice
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2007 11:49:19 AM
Great street image. :)
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02/24/2007 09:11:19 AM
great catch...did you give him a buck or two for the shot? :) makes you wonder about his story. wonder what the shot would look like with the truck faintly colorized.
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02/22/2007 11:37:50 PM
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02/22/2007 05:54:52 PM
your techique to blur the bg is interesting...it looks like gas fumes. that mirror is very interesting to me. i think it would have been cool to take his portrait in it. yes, that would have required actually interacting with him and possibly the trucker ;)
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02/21/2007 09:57:48 PM
Everything about this shot is perfect! 10
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02/21/2007 11:44:58 AM
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02/19/2007 09:11:13 PM
beautiful ight
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02/19/2007 11:25:03 AM
Hope you don't think I'm heartless, but I don't believe a word of it! In fact I'm curious about the sign that is behind the first one... it seems to say something about "creative... aid"! Now that I believe!

As for the photo itself, it is really nicely executed. The subject is nicely separated from the background, and the b/w converstion looks great. A few blown highlights noted along the wheel and mudflap, but just nit-picking. Nice work.
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02/19/2007 07:36:08 AM
A homeless person, how creative.........
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02/19/2007 01:01:38 AM
Very candid. My only problem, and I mean only, is that the text on the board is a bit blown and difficult to read. otherwise excellent job!
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02/19/2007 12:47:50 AM
I love the dof in this and the haze from heat or fuesl in the background...excellent
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