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Al Fresco

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Challenge: Candid IV (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Knaresborough, England
Date: Jun 9, 2007
Aperture: f14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50th
Galleries: Snapshot, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2007


Place: 381 out of 448
Avg (all users): 4.8933
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 4.9400
Avg (non-participants): 4.8000
Views since voting: 627
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 150
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2007 04:58:29 AM
nice idea but I think the people walking by are in the road too much. good luck
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06/15/2007 03:25:46 PM
it's mildly distracting that the two people who seem to be the subject are partially blocked by those walking. Weren't people getting aggravated at going around them?
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06/14/2007 11:33:38 AM
I would like to see just a little more of the womans head....
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06/13/2007 04:18:19 PM
This is definitely a candid shot, I like the fact everyone else is moving by quickly (and slightly blurred) to put the main subjects in focus. Is the woman really two-fisting Coronas? Their expressions are pleasant, which I believe to be important for candids, although the guy's nose bothers me, I can't tell if it is just the angle, or his expression, but something seems odd.

I would like to get a bit more of a connection with the subjects -- they just seem a little distant. A tighter crop might help with cropping out much of the passer-by on the right, but then you'd lose the dog. A slight vignette around the outside of the image might help draw the eye to the subjects. Or maybe a larger aperture (if you had one available) to isolate their faces a little more. Constrast and sharpness seem good, color is good (this might be a good one for B&W though).

Overall, I give it a 6. What keeps me from ranking it higher is the distance I feel with the main subjects, and their expressions aren't completely engaging. But I would have initially wanted to say 5, but the more time I spent with the image, the more I liked it.

Oh, and I don't know what Al Fresco means... I'll look it up :)


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06/13/2007 03:47:54 PM
Good candid shot capturing just after woman clears frame. psart
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06/11/2007 10:02:38 PM
Nice work but definitely needs a contrast and a crop.
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06/11/2007 05:39:43 PM
The passers by really enhance the candid feel of this shot. Interetsing image that make sme want to know more about what is going on (which is v good for this challenge)
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06/11/2007 03:38:28 PM
This is a strong moment, a closer crop and more sharpen in advanced editing, would have been right up there...good luck
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06/11/2007 08:28:09 AM
i love the inclusion of the two walkers as well, but it would have been really nice to wait just a split second until you could see the whole of the woman as well.
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06/11/2007 02:44:36 AM
I do like the communication between the couple. Wonder how this would look cropped in closer to them.
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