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"911...how may I direct your call?"
"911...how may I direct your call?"

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cell Phone Mania (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: Mar 18, 2007
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2007

Cropped. Boosted brightness. Reduced contrast. USM. Saved for web.

Place: 61 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.3594
Avg (commenters): 5.4000
Avg (participants): 5.3800
Avg (non-participants): 5.3533
Views since voting: 739
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 217
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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04/02/2007 04:00:34 PM
*Critique Club*

FIRST IMPRESSION: This is more of a snapshot, but I realize you did not set out to "set this up". Sometimes candids, such as this can work, and in this case it does.

CHALLENGE:This definately meets the challenge and in some ways exceeds it. He could have been talking on his police radio, but instead is using his cell phone.

COMPOSITION: The policeman seems to be at a little bit of and angle. This is a little disturbing to the eye as we tend to want thing straight. The top of the head in the corner is a bit distracting as well. Is it possible you could have cropped it out without losing the intent of the photo?

TECHNICAL: The shadows are a bit dark and distracting, but I realize that is because of time of day and the candid aspect of the photogrtaph.
You colors are nice and bright, you whites are dazzling without being blown out. Your DOF is appropriate for this image. Technically there are no glaring problems here.

CONCLUSION: A good interpretation of the challenge, well shot and executed. I gave this a 6 during voting.

Thanks for sharing and good luck in future challenges!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/24/2007 08:43:53 AM
shame about the spare head in the corner.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/23/2007 02:54:33 PM
This had some potential for viewer interest but afternoon lighting is really harsh and foreground head of hair is distracting. - 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/22/2007 10:58:17 AM
nice candid shot. it looks like you snapped this one just in time. great clarity too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2007 07:10:11 PM
I am sure a situation like this has come up on more than one occassion.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2007 05:21:25 PM
like the accessories on this guy
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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