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Challenge: Candid IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Grand Theatre
Date: Jun 7, 2007
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Galleries: Candid, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2007

I went downtown to go shooting, looking for candid shots. I had been walking around for a couple of hours and then called it quits. I had parked my car in a parking garage, and right when I was about to get into the car, I saw this guy bellow and took several shots of him. He didn't relize I was shooting him, but when I looked up, all his co-workers, a couple floors up were watching me and laughing.

Post Processing:
- White balance, shadow, & brighness adjustments from RAW
- Curves
- Hue/Saturation -> sat. +5
- Brighness/Contrast -> brightness -5
-> contrast +5
- New background layer (30% opacity)
-> Shadow/Highlight -> 100% highlight
-> Mask everything out but man
- New background layer (100% opacity)
-> Photo filter, sepia 50%
-> Mask everything out but top of railings
- Dodge & burn wall
- Dodge under plank
- Brighness/Contrast -> brightness +3
-> contrast +5
- USM (160%, 0.9 pixels)
- Resize
- USM (50%, 1.0 pixels)
- Border

Place: 187 out of 448
Avg (all users): 5.5442
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.3883
Avg (non-participants): 5.9091
Views since voting: 811
Views during voting: 223
Votes: 147
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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06/27/2007 09:15:30 PM
Wayy underrated.
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06/23/2007 07:36:08 PM
Critique Club Review:

Overall I really like this photo.

I do think that the parts, bricks, and other material along the right side of the frame are a bit distracting and competitive with the subject of the photo. The board below the man's foot on the left, leads the eye away a bit also. I realize this was not a posed shot, so there was only so much you could do.

That being said, I really like the lighting that brings out texture of the brick, and contrary to other, I think this works best without seeing his face. This photo is for me, more of a mood piece, and sepia feeling of the color tones add to the picture as well.

The one missing brick also helps set off this picture. It does tie the loose bricks on the right, back in a bit, as I study the picture more.

Camera angle was done well, it brings a little extra life and mood to the photo.

Nice photo!
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06/21/2007 03:17:39 PM
freakin' awesome perspective
love your processing on this too!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2007 09:00:47 PM
Nice color fading... Excellent compositino.
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06/17/2007 11:15:43 AM
great lighting but may have been a bit better with a shallower dof, still nice shot
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06/16/2007 08:07:51 PM
Excellent, excellent composition. wow. 10

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06/15/2007 06:11:19 PM
Interesting perspective and composition.
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06/15/2007 02:20:16 AM
The angle of the shot and the single missing brick in the wall make this one work for me.
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06/14/2007 10:57:57 AM
I like this shot with the texture and the framing with construction materials.
Nice tones
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06/13/2007 09:59:25 AM
Nice construction work candid and I love the dof on the wall. Very well executed, I can almost taste the dust and plaster in my mouth
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06/12/2007 06:54:41 AM
Love the composition & muted colors.
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06/11/2007 01:58:50 PM
I would like to see more of him. Maybe his face, or at least his profile...
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06/11/2007 01:01:53 PM
Like this shot lots
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06/11/2007 05:49:58 AM
Good angle. Try some more contrast.
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