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Challenge: Candid IV (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Robertsville, Ohio
Date: Jun 9, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2007

Went to an older town in Southern Ohio. Robertsville has a very small population, and you can actually drive through it in about 2 minutes. I found this little town gas station where these Good Ol Boys were sittin down and watching traffic go by for hours. They all meet up and sit and talk and just let time pass by. They have known each other for decades and have even fought in wars together. I got out and started taking pictures of the town and then started taking pictures of them sitting there talkin and watching traffic. After I took some shots, they asked what I was doing, so I told em and they thought it was the greatest. The told me to make sure to return when I make it big and pay em for the pictures. It was great meeting them and hearing about the town. Really liked this challenge and loved driving to that town and learning some history. Hope everyone likes the picture and gets the history from it.

Shot in Raw
Sharpened, Adjusted Contrast
USM, Channel Mixer
Brightness & Contrast
Used Draganizer and darkened ground where it was blown out.
(Created an odd grey color, think it may take a hit on the score because of it.)
Adjusted Curves
Crop, Resize, Border, Sharpened, Saved for Web

Place: 64 out of 448
Avg (all users): 6.0204
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9010
Avg (non-participants): 6.2826
Views since voting: 923
Views during voting: 212
Votes: 147
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/30/2007 08:28:34 AM
I really like this, Sean!
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06/20/2007 05:56:25 PM
Hi Sean,
Nice image, Hope we have more to look forward to in are old age :). I like your compo & framing here, although I think your toneal range is a bit off. You are correct in the concreate coming out in an odd color, and the are a few spots that are hot mainly the gent far lefts watch, the middle gents sneaker, and third gents paper or hanky in the shirt pocket. Also the gent far right we seem to have lost all detail and can not really see what he is resting his arm on. I did enjoy the viewing image seems to fit right in with th song this is our country...nice effort.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2007 04:37:55 AM
Nice moment, I probably would have cropped out the gent on the right. Good Luck
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06/16/2007 06:14:31 PM
I love the guy with the beer belly!
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06/16/2007 12:59:06 PM
Fantastic capture - good conversion.
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06/14/2007 09:46:16 AM
That guy should NOT be wearing a crop top!! He looks kinda' like Wilford Brimley. The guy in the middle looks like he could break into a song and dance routine at any moment. Haven't figured out a story for the 3rd guy yet. Interesting capture! A little dark, but fun.
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06/14/2007 09:08:24 AM
Oh yes - there it is again: they always come in threes - old men on public benches. Delightful capture. great conversion to black and white too.
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06/13/2007 06:11:44 PM
Fits the challenge, but unless you know these gentlemen, I don't think it has a lot of interest value. My eye keeps getting drawn to the one bright tennis shoe...
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06/13/2007 05:35:16 PM
Highlights and lowlights clash a little
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06/12/2007 08:28:14 PM
Nice candid shot, great conversion to B&W, nice built in hand rest. Where's the bellybutton ring though?
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06/12/2007 06:18:08 PM
great capture, i bet they tell some interesting stories there every day.
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06/11/2007 06:08:49 PM
One of a number of lovely images of 'grizzled old timers' in this challenge

Very nice B&w conversion
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06/11/2007 02:41:39 PM
Looks like three buddies waiting for their wives to get done shopping inside. Nice job.
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06/11/2007 05:15:30 AM
The three stooges!!!!
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