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Challenge: Candid IV (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Village where I live
Date: Jun 8, 2007
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160 s
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2007

This old lady was sitting on a bench on front of her house doing her crochet work and had this lovely look on her face. I had to do this picture pretty quickly in order to capture her pensive expression, so I only noticed afterwards that could (should?) have used a smaller aperture.... oh well, you live and learn.

Oh Wow! Thanks so much for the votes and comments. This is like a miracle for me because photographing people is not really my thing (although Iím working on it) and Iím actually terrified of photographing people I donít know.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 448
Avg (all users): 6.6993
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.4632
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 1847
Views during voting: 223
Votes: 143
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/19/2007 04:19:32 PM
Congrats on a fantastic image, and great finish. Really wonderful shot, very touching and personal connection.

Jack
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06/18/2007 09:37:27 PM
Way to go team mate - Great picture and I'm glad it did well. Very nice.
Jeff
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06/18/2007 04:49:19 PM
This is such a sweet image, it says so much about their generation, grats on great shot and a great finish
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06/18/2007 11:31:58 AM
You did a real fine job capturing her character in this shot.
Congrats on top ten.
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06/18/2007 10:58:41 AM
Wow Irene! I hope this inspires you to do it much more often! I think you are great at it!! What a great photo! Congratulations on 7th place!!

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06/18/2007 07:53:29 AM
You did really well with this one in your choice of subject, composition and technicals. She so sweet!! You can see it in her eyes. So glad this finished in the top ten! Congratulations!
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06/18/2007 02:06:14 AM
well done on 7th place out of 447 images Irene...great capture!
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06/18/2007 12:24:46 AM
Another awesome candid, capturing the moment, and the face so etched with so many secrets, of her life gone by.....
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06/18/2007 12:23:56 AM
i was thinking the same thing about the aperture thing, but none the less i find this photo to be beautiful. Great capture IreneM
Great photography by the way!
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06/18/2007 12:13:57 AM
What a beautiful expression on this woman's face.
Fantastic capture, and a real pleasure to view.
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06/18/2007 12:06:21 AM
WTG Irene.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2007 06:30:52 PM
Awsome capture! Great use of a sepia toning to make it have more feeling.
Kudos
TC
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06/14/2007 08:36:25 PM
sweet capture. her face is great!
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06/13/2007 03:45:36 PM
Nice shot great title. psart
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06/13/2007 08:19:06 AM
Very well done. Great expression and I love the capture of the tatting in her hands. 10
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06/13/2007 04:49:41 AM
Nice shot of a siubject who wears their life on their face

Lovely composition
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06/12/2007 03:02:20 PM
I love that she's just got this little smirk... mid-motion. Nice capture. Reminds me of my mom.
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06/12/2007 01:45:46 PM
lovely
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06/11/2007 07:40:27 PM
- 7
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06/11/2007 06:08:21 PM
She's cute. It does look like she just stopped what she's doing to think about something good ...
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06/11/2007 05:13:49 PM
stunning - almost looks posed, but I believe you shot candid. Hope the other voters are giving you the benefit of the doubt. Challenge descriptions seem to be more a club to beat people with anymore, so I'm afraid for you. :-)

Great great work, love the textures, I can feel her sweater from here. 9
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06/11/2007 01:52:13 PM
Nice capture, nice contrast, but it seems like more blacks are needed....maybe a level adjust to bring them out more.
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06/11/2007 11:18:55 AM
she looks like a pistol of a little lady, mischief is written all over her face. :)
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06/11/2007 05:48:37 AM
Lovely details.
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06/11/2007 05:21:09 AM
What a gorgeous candid, superb subject and great expression/timing. The composition isn't amazing though, I'd have placed her more to the left. Currently, you have a lot of space in the left side of the photo which doesn't serve much purpose. Also, try not to chop off people's elbows if you have most of it in the frame. I wish her right hand was sharper.
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06/11/2007 05:01:06 AM
like the finished processing look...
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06/11/2007 03:20:36 AM
What a wonderfully kind face she has. Beautiful work!
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