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Le voyageur et son ombre
Le voyageur et son ombre

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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Paris
Date: Jul 27, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2007

The sun was near the horizon late on this afternoon, in the axis of the street I was crossing. And then I had this vision. Usually I don't care about pigeons, but this one caught my attention because he had beautiful blue eyes...

Editing: Convert to BW, S curve, levels, burn, added vignetting via a mask, sharpen.

Place: 118 out of 215
Avg (all users): 5.5238
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 5.5181
Avg (non-participants): 5.5294
Views since voting: 815
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 168
Comments: 13
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/12/2007 06:32:41 PM
I voted this for an OOBIE because it specifically pushes the envelope of the challenge genre 'street photography' - bon, ben...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2007 11:53:47 PM
Beautiful, nothing to say but 10.
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08/05/2007 10:20:59 PM
Would also fit in the up-coming "Shadow" challenge. Well done.
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08/05/2007 08:30:32 PM
great symmetry in the shadow, and good post processing. 8.
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08/05/2007 11:04:55 AM
Perhaps a little less centered, but otherwise very nice. Good dof.
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08/05/2007 12:19:04 AM
I hate vignetting but this seems to be an actual highlight on the street. It's thrilling to see a vignette that is the result of light and framing. The photo is so simple as to be crude, but its textures are complex. Are those petals on the ground? They are solid and liquid and starry all at the same time. The bird draws all the attention, but then while being stared at, it stops being a bird, and dissolves with its shadow into shapes and curves and lines... then rises up and becomes a bird again. 10
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08/02/2007 05:01:11 AM
Love these negative/postive space images a moment in time to boot excellent work adding to my favorites
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08/01/2007 05:20:15 AM
awesome Love the bird love the light
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07/31/2007 10:57:15 PM
Wonderful lighting for this shot. I really like the symmetry of the bird's silhouette and it's shadow.
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07/31/2007 09:03:32 PM
Fantastic crisp shadow and nice choice for street photography - what's a street without a pigeon? :)
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07/30/2007 06:13:15 PM
quite intersting, IMO. I like that you choose to broaden the scope of the challenge and not shoot some random folks on the street. Love that the pigeon is backlit with the symmetrical shadow. Is that a bit of burnin' around the corners? Seems uneven. Will vote as if it is not tho since it is not overly evident. Awesome shot & good luck! 8
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07/30/2007 04:00:15 PM
Nice capture - Like the arty type feel to this. Very nice
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07/30/2007 02:24:13 PM
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