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Challenge: Candid IV (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Houston, Texas
Date: Jun 8, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2007

Ok where to begin?
Levels, Brightness/Contrast, some cloning and burning, run through NI, USM, Minor desat on the sidewalk, some more burning and cloning, burn layer for the wall and finally SFW....

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 448
Avg (all users): 6.4452
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 6.2990
Avg (non-participants): 6.7347
Views since voting: 1372
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 146
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/09/2008 06:56:21 PM
This is a classic mix of beauty and sad situation. How can people be in a situation like this, and we take such a beautiful shot of them?

Makes me want to get him out of there, haircut, off the cigarettes, help get a job, a wife, a life, a bright outlook, and happiness. It takes time and commitment to do that though, and I have always been too selfish to do it.

This photo makes me want to be a better neighbour, person, and friend
Congratulations - that is not an easy thing to do! You look like you care about this man. I guess you may not have been kidding about the Ghetto comment on the reflecting flower shot!
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04/22/2008 10:46:27 AM
Originally posted by JaimeVinas:

Hey Owean, I have shot of this homeless guy too
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Its the one who roams downtown right?


That's where I spotted him.
04/22/2008 10:42:09 AM
Hey Owean, I have shot of this homeless guy too
571430.jpg
Its the one who roams downtown right?
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09/06/2007 07:32:40 PM
A great shot here. He stands out very well, and I really like his 'pose'. The background works really well. Nice job.
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06/20/2007 02:35:47 PM
Owain, this picture is a really good one. You deserved better mark, in my opninion. I like the composition, the colors, and the moment you catched. COngratulations!
Inma
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06/18/2007 01:41:13 AM
CONGRADULATIONS OWAIN !!!!!!!!.. I just can't say enough about your photography during the DPL... You have turned in one amazing image after another.. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2007 11:56:29 PM
very nice 8
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06/16/2007 12:22:10 PM
I like how his pose accommodates the empty portion of the composition. 8
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06/15/2007 11:28:31 PM
Great composition and capture. To me, the background bricks look like those you would find in an expensive highrise, and that just emphasizes his position even more.
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06/15/2007 03:31:42 AM
well executed - good colors here.
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06/14/2007 11:17:53 AM
Great color, and he really stands out of the background...I like this
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06/14/2007 11:05:38 AM
Great moment and wonderful lighting. Nicely framed and the background texture works well. Maybe just a tad dark in details of pant legs
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06/13/2007 11:37:51 PM
Didn't I see this guy in the Why challenge?
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06/13/2007 09:42:38 PM
The glow around the body is weird and is trying to make the image more than it is...if it is processing, I think it detracts from the photo. Otherwise ok photo.
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06/13/2007 06:28:18 PM
i hope you helped him.........!
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06/12/2007 08:19:03 PM
Great PP. Nice colors and contrast.
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06/12/2007 02:26:00 PM
10
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06/11/2007 09:11:16 PM
Nice contrast & detail in his beard. I like the title with this, perfect. Great shot.
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06/11/2007 09:01:31 PM
Cool processing. 7
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06/11/2007 08:20:44 PM
Nice composition & textures.
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06/11/2007 06:45:02 PM
This may be my favorite photo in this challenge.
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06/11/2007 06:05:17 PM
Good (if slightly depressing) image capturing the hopelessness that some people face on a day to day basis outstanding focus and colours
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06/11/2007 02:48:21 PM
mmmmm....... the jeans and the shoes are too new. I think that this is a model.
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06/11/2007 01:21:35 PM
Excellent shot. One my favorites in the challenge. You got him at just he right time to show us his troubled spirit. And the background is perfect to really make him stand out.
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06/11/2007 11:54:03 AM
the lines, tones, textures and his presentation, all come together to make this a strong photograph. nice work!
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06/11/2007 10:13:57 AM
Great shot. Good composition and a great subject for this Candid Challenge. Image clarity it pure and crisp and there are so many things that this image portrays that tells a story about the subject. 9
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