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Challenge: Candid IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm F4-5.6
Location: Denham, Bucks
Date: Jun 6, 2007
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2007

I was chatting to this lady in a care home and she confided that she was quite wistful about her age. She had a loudly whistling hearing aid which she felt very embarassed about and she was conscious that it was annoying other residents. She was very philosophical however and I just grabbed a couple of shots as she looked distant with slightly saddened, moist eyes despite the smile in her mouth.

She ticked me off afterwards (in a very charming, gentle way) when she realised that I'd snapped her.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 448
Avg (all users): 6.7039
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.5859
Avg (non-participants): 6.9245
Views since voting: 1964
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 152
Comments: 31
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/25/2007 04:53:33 PM
What is meant by contract Phoenix-5? Thanks for the considered comment though!
07/21/2007 09:29:15 PM
Great shot; nice textures;so much more than a portrait, the candid nature soars here.
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06/21/2007 09:59:44 AM
I didn't realise you were up here. I was just checking to see where everyone was. I am glad you did well. You surely deserved that.
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06/21/2007 09:52:32 AM
perfect moment..love that she told you off!
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06/18/2007 04:50:42 PM
Really thought this was going to win, such a powerful image
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06/18/2007 01:48:46 PM
Reminds me of my Green and Pleasant Land, in many ways. Time flies. Very moving (for me at least) photo.
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06/18/2007 10:46:34 AM
Yea Jon! excellent shot and a well deserved score. Congratuations!
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06/18/2007 05:48:57 AM
well look at you, jon! nicely done!!
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06/18/2007 02:59:07 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful! Congrats on 6th place, Jon.
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06/18/2007 02:05:35 AM
thought this might win Jon...congrats on 6th place. A great image
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06/18/2007 12:22:21 AM
this is a beautiful capture
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06/18/2007 12:02:36 AM
You rock Jon.
Great that your vision clicked with others!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2007 11:40:07 PM
Love the black and white contrast
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06/17/2007 05:59:59 AM
great detail...awesome! 9
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06/17/2007 05:26:14 AM
excellent lighting and great use of B&W.
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06/15/2007 10:04:36 AM
Good lighting, good facial expressions, overall I like this a lot..
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06/13/2007 04:26:15 PM
Great capture of her expression.
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06/13/2007 10:16:53 AM
A very haunting image of a face that has seen the ages. Beautiful convesion and you can almost feel the texture of her skin. Such a look of sadness in her eyes
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06/12/2007 08:28:38 PM
What great textures on this young woman, great photo.
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06/11/2007 10:47:15 PM
Nice capture - Great tones and sharpness. Like the lighting.
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06/11/2007 09:56:34 PM
Grate capture, wonderful textures
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06/11/2007 08:51:32 PM
Fantastic details. 8
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06/11/2007 07:41:07 PM
getting old is like paying for a crime you never committed - 7
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06/11/2007 06:39:40 PM
Very Nice! Great tonalities and quality of light. The expression on her face is very emotive too. Great job!
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06/11/2007 04:37:51 PM
I like the subject and moment of dignity. 8.
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06/11/2007 12:56:15 PM
lovely portrait
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06/11/2007 11:58:48 AM
A very lovely lady with a lot of stories to tell, I'm sure. She has gentle but caring eyes. I really like this in B&W and love the detail on her sweater for some reason. A nice candid portrait (yes, there is such a thing.)
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06/11/2007 08:03:23 AM
Really lovely: excellent contrasts and great lighting from natural source.
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06/11/2007 05:17:32 AM
many moments cpatured here, and well focused...
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06/11/2007 01:50:58 AM
Excellent lighting, and sharpness. 7
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06/11/2007 01:08:24 AM
My favorite so far! Wonderful emotion, lighting, and tones. Good luck :)
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