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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Köln, Deutschland
Date: May 13, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2007

The lovely light at the Köln Hauptbahnhof again. A bit of a nod to 21_F.gif sevilduvarci and her faceless series.

Post processing - duplicate layer with multiply blending mode, reduced in opacity; adjustment layer for black and white conversion; color balance layer to add sepia-ish tone (+10 red, +10 yellow); slight rotate and crop; slight dodge on pants legs; sharpen, resize, small border.

Statistics
Place: 172 out of 617
Avg (all users): 6.0120
Avg (commenters): 7.5909
Avg (participants): 5.9779
Avg (non-participants): 6.1613
Views since voting: 1329
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 167
Comments: 49
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/13/2011 11:05:51 PM
What a scene. Peaceful. Simply waiting.
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03/05/2010 02:30:38 AM
i really love this faceless expression of casually waiting. my mind almost fills in the rest of the picture: a business man, middle aged, clean shaven with mid length peppery hair, covered mostly by his wallstreet-esque fedora, copy of german equivalent of NY times obscuring most of his face. waiting patiently as he has done for years. the train comes without fail.
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10/19/2007 10:07:04 AM
Excellent, it's got a really lonlely feel. Love your work.
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08/04/2007 11:28:09 AM
cute shot!
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06/14/2007 08:55:03 PM
Deb I love shots like this and you done a great job capturing this one
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06/14/2007 08:50:53 AM
I just love how your subject is in focus and has great clarity (especially with the use of black and white). Wonderful use of DOF and natural lighting.
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06/11/2007 01:23:27 PM
I'm proud to be one of the two that get this. The rest are obviously morons. :-)

Your stock just went WAY up in my book - and it was already pretty high!

Great work.

P.S. Did I mention I love this?
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06/09/2007 07:10:44 AM
I love these type of candids, and you have taken a great interesting candid shot here, that most people would walk right passed, and not notice its potential..... a great capture from you Deb.....
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06/09/2007 06:47:48 AM
Deb, great B&W. Very nice composition and DOF.
And btw thx for the nice comment on the outtakes thread ;)
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06/08/2007 03:07:14 PM
Well, looky there, Deb - ya broke 6. :) Told ya it was a cool shot!
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06/08/2007 12:25:45 PM
Had a sneaking suspicion this might be you. :) Great shot, Deb!
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06/08/2007 10:39:58 AM
Love it! It's funny, Sevil guessed it was you. . .and I might have guessed it was her :) But yes, it also is wonderfully you!

The lighting: gorgeous!

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06/08/2007 10:21:08 AM
Really good one, Deb!!!!
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06/08/2007 10:00:49 AM
wow, love this for some odd reason. Very deep, makes me really wonder about this person.
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06/08/2007 09:17:20 AM
We've really got to stop meeting like this...every time I review the results and order by my votes, you're always right there! Excellent photo and dare I say underrated with a 6+ score!
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06/08/2007 08:18:13 AM
Deb, very nice shot and very nice score. The B&W with the slight sepia tone works very well here. Good job.
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06/08/2007 08:16:30 AM
LOL, i thought this might be you :)
i'm very much honoured by your nod especially in a free study!
awesome composition, deb. well-done.
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06/08/2007 06:43:50 AM
All that much nicer because the shoes make this image from no particular time. It could as easily be the 30s as the 2000s. It has hints of a story too.
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06/08/2007 03:28:53 AM
Loved this one, Deb! It was in my personal top five! : ) Well done!
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06/08/2007 12:55:20 AM
Yeah this should of been much higher, really liked it
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06/08/2007 12:21:22 AM
One of the best, should have scored much higher.
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06/08/2007 12:20:41 AM
Rather disappointed in the placement and seeing a lack of favorites on this.
Congrats - this is superb!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 10:57:06 PM
Well seen. 8
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06/07/2007 06:44:11 PM
Very nice candid-like in B&W, 8
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06/07/2007 03:03:07 PM
fantastic street type b/w photo - the composition and framing from the canopy of the train station really add just the right something to this photo - and the lighting is just spot on
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06/07/2007 12:26:55 AM
Superb! My first favorite of this challenge.
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06/06/2007 09:15:27 AM
really do like the photograph. Like the dof. But the title is not right....
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06/05/2007 09:01:25 PM
pretty cool composition.
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06/05/2007 12:41:31 PM
Nice composition, good use of the tracks to create depth.
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06/05/2007 09:55:34 AM
I like how the subject is off to the side and not inthe center. it makes this image a good one.
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06/04/2007 08:59:35 PM
Interesting..
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06/04/2007 06:46:29 PM
soft focus on the shoe is not working for me in this shot
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06/04/2007 05:05:39 PM
Great eye.
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06/04/2007 04:43:04 PM
very nice, unfortunately I find the top half of the image too busy which competes with your main subject. a lower crop may have helped. I'd also like to some repetition with the lines of the legs - ideally a line that would line-up the white line, the tracks and the his leg would be best

still, great vision, nice processing, just the right amount of ontrast

very good shot
7

Jack
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06/04/2007 09:22:41 AM
The shallow DOF of the rails beyond the station is very nice. It looks really cool but still brings attention back to where it needs to be, at the real meat and potatoes of the photo. I really enjoyed this one...top notch stuff!
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06/03/2007 05:05:00 PM
Super image, very "jj". One thing bugging me is the soft border on the right. Overall one of the best of this challenge.
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06/03/2007 04:29:56 PM
Man, I want to give you a 10 on this, because I love it. So much mystery here.
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06/03/2007 12:43:55 PM
great shot, great conversion, composition, framing, very classy
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06/02/2007 06:02:05 PM
An unusual candid. Good eye for composition. The elements work together nicely. Conversion to BW is excellent - would not have been nearly as effective in color.
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06/02/2007 05:22:44 PM
I love having something left to my imagination. Great image.
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06/02/2007 02:44:33 PM
I like the familiarity this has. You stopped and took a photo of something we've all seen. You made it artful with the arch, train and perfect focus and DOF. Nice job.
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06/02/2007 02:12:06 PM
Excellent candid. Love the sephia tones. 8
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06/02/2007 10:05:25 AM
Great perspective. Nice backdrop. Excellent use of B/W
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06/02/2007 08:45:06 AM
Fantastic tones and nice contrast. One of my faves in this challenge :)
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06/01/2007 08:15:09 PM
Good composition...tells the viewer a story. 7
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06/01/2007 02:42:51 PM
Very interesting. I like it a lot
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06/01/2007 09:02:56 AM
I will admit to having something of a penchance for candid shots at railway stations and this is a really good example of its kind. There is nice focus on the leg and foot (with good contrasts) and I like the way the knee almost mmics the roof of the station
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06/01/2007 07:05:57 AM
mmm. i like this. man waiting for hes train. shiny shoes. trains. beuty.
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06/01/2007 01:42:36 AM
That's ART - that's big time hanging in a gallery, featured in a magazine, make you stop and think about the story - ART. I'm afraid that will make it most un appreciated here - but 10 from me
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