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Halcyon Days of a Youthful Sojourn
Halcyon Days of a Youthful Sojourn
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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Parking Lot
Date: Feb 17, 2007
Galleries: Candid, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 32 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.4130
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.2455
Avg (non-participants): 6.5667
Views since voting: 1047
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 230
Comments: 28
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/26/2007 09:18:23 AM
I think it's apt that I saw the dichotomy between pop and art here, because that's how I think of your work, a struggle between the two... with many great results.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2007 10:56:25 PM
Outstanding. This may be posed but it's still convincing. Great light, great subject, great background and great DOF.
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02/25/2007 07:53:04 PM
there are several shots in this challenge that seem more like portraits than street photos. This one is right on the edge. I can just barely believe it is candid if I try real hard. but then I see what looks like eyeliner. but then I realize it's probably a woman, and women are known to wear eyeliner. but she is lit in such a flattering way, and is just too darn sharp. in fact, this looks like a cropped Larus portrait, and a Larus portrait is the opposite of street photography. Then again, crops are important, they redefine a photo. And unlike Larus, your OOF background has elements that seem relevant to the themes of the photo: that moon-like circle, what looks like a streetlamp, wise white trees, piled-up snow. There is no debating that this is a good photo, just if it's a street photo. If only the eyes weren't so darn pretty and the scarf and hat weren't so darn sharp. But then I see those wonderful blown highlights on the face and how that connects the face to the snow. It's almost like this was a collaboration between Larus and an artist, and the artist had the last say. Yes, I think the artist won, and if I were to hold sharpness against you, then I would be using criteria as arbitrary and style-defined as any other. Okay, the artist wins, you win. Yay art! 8
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02/25/2007 12:56:26 PM
Amazing eyes. Part of his cheeks and chin are pretty blown out on my screen but the overall look is good.
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02/25/2007 11:08:11 AM
Wow.... Wow again!, It's gotta be one of my favorite portraits ever, it should definitely ribbon.
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02/25/2007 06:15:23 AM
Although it seems more like a set up, outdoor portrait, than a candid street shot, that can't detract from just how good a photo it is, and it really is.
The tones in this shot are perfect, really apt.
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02/24/2007 09:54:38 AM
nice picture
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02/23/2007 10:03:28 PM
I love the expression. This photo has a classic, old-world feel and it extremely captivating. Wonderful job!
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02/23/2007 09:52:28 PM
This is a wonderful photo. I usually hate these kind of borders (big and/or attention getting) but I find that it works well here. I almost get the feeling of a movie screen. Clarity, composition, DOF,tone all excellent. Love the expression. 10
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02/22/2007 04:20:45 PM
I really like the photo. Just looks a bit more like a portrait than a street photo
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02/22/2007 02:59:15 PM
This is a darn good picture - an excellent portrait, nicely processed. But for a street challenge, it seems posed.
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02/22/2007 12:19:53 PM
very beautiful,,should hit top 3 .. gl 10+
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02/21/2007 10:23:49 PM
nice portrait - 9
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02/21/2007 11:58:12 AM
A great *portrait*.
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02/21/2007 02:01:19 AM
i love the image size - better effect. good use of negative space - although the eyes are gazing away from it. nice composition. i don't like the black (superior and inferior) borders. 7 for me.
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02/20/2007 05:58:47 PM
Nice portrait
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02/20/2007 04:56:07 PM
Very much like this composition. Great use of DOF and quite exquisite b&w conversion. Great job!
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02/20/2007 12:40:56 PM
Very nice! :)
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02/20/2007 10:35:36 AM
A very nice portrait! Well done.
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02/20/2007 10:31:14 AM
I like the high key approach with the pop of shadowy tones in the eyes. Nice crop. I like the hint of grain as well. Good composition!! 7
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02/20/2007 09:36:47 AM
Excellent, I could see this as a movie trailer ad.
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02/19/2007 08:47:02 PM
One of my favorites.
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02/19/2007 04:01:11 PM
This piture would fit better in a portrait challenge. For portrait it gets a 6 but for street photography it gets a 3.
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02/19/2007 01:27:17 PM
Not so keen on the high key - it just seems blown out to me though I can see why it might be chosen deliberately to emphasise the snowy environment and harsh light. I do like the composition very much indeed as well as the perfect blurring of the background - just enough detail remaining to pick out the light globes on their poles. Nice detail in her eyes and certainly makes me question what she's look at and thinking about.
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02/19/2007 12:59:14 PM
Great DOF. IMO it is a great shot, face is a little blown out, but the sharpness on the eyes and clothing is just great. Nice work. 7
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02/19/2007 07:57:18 AM
The facial expression makes this photo for me.
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02/19/2007 03:42:03 AM
If this really is a street candid, bravo. An 8 from me.
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02/19/2007 02:57:22 AM
awesome !!! 10
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