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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5
Location: England
Date: Jul 28, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2007

Well, looking back at the street photography 1 challenge I got 3rd place with a shot that did not have the human element and although I personaly feel it does not HAVE to have the human element to be street photography I decided this time to include some real human beings. I had almost given up entering this challenge until we went into town this morning and saw This amazing old guy and his amazing old bike. I do not know his name but the motorcycle was a 1949 Norman 197cc and when he parked outside the old butchers shop dated from 1890's I was in glory reaching for my Fujifilm S5 that happened to have the Nikkor AF-35-70 f3.3-4.5 connected. SNAP!SNAP! gotcha. It wasn't until I got home and uploaded to my Mac that I saw the JOY on the young girls face as she points across at the old bike.. I LOVE this shot, way better than my first entry and I hope you guys can enjoy it too.


Est. score - 6.2
Dream score - 6.8

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.5964
Avg (commenters): 7.7083
Avg (participants): 6.6625
Avg (non-participants): 6.5349
Views since voting: 3197
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 166
Comments: 36
Favorites: 0


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09/25/2007 07:01:46 PM
i love this shot too
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08/06/2007 08:53:30 AM
Really a great shot! Love the expression and editing. Welcome back!
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08/06/2007 08:46:12 AM
Crap, this should have ribboned.
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08/06/2007 08:42:48 AM
Welcome back! It will be fun to see your photos again. I like it when little surprises get snuck into a picture. Great shot!
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08/06/2007 08:09:54 AM
Great photo, it was my favorite :)
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08/06/2007 08:01:43 AM
Woo Hoo! Now if only we can consistently keep these scores and finishes when the team thing starts, right :) This was one of the most awesome shots in this challenge!

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08/06/2007 03:19:22 AM
Great shot MAK!
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08/06/2007 02:03:27 AM
Thank you everyone and to Eyewave and Sara who got me.. HAHAHA

The motor cycle is a 197cc Norman made in 1949 and riden by 72 year old Barry here.
08/06/2007 12:55:55 AM
nicey MAK! i really liked how you post-processed this. very fitting of the image. teach! teach!
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08/06/2007 12:25:07 AM
You just don't see stuff like this every day, what a great shot and wonderful capture
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2007 11:58:51 PM
Great post processing, I wish I had that motorcycle, looks English made, Triumph or Royal Enfield? Either way this voter gives it a 10. Beautiful work.
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08/05/2007 01:37:35 PM
Very sharp, and perfect timing. Contrast is good.
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08/04/2007 12:00:24 PM
brilliant processing, excellent story being told. 8 for now.
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08/03/2007 12:39:18 PM
Great image LIFE magazine quality. Good luck psart solid 9
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08/02/2007 09:17:01 PM
Wonderful processing, great find.
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08/02/2007 08:16:45 AM
Looks like a postcard! I hope you'll explain your processing in your notes - it's very well suited to this picture.
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08/02/2007 03:50:57 AM
Great tones and sharpness
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08/01/2007 04:13:08 PM
A perfect moment, and good composition. I kind of like the processing and kind of don't -how is that for sitting on the fence! What I like - the level of detail, and the illustration like qualities; what I dislike - the lack of contrast in the shadows, and the illustration like qualities. Bit of a dichotomy really!
PS Welcome back, MAK.
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08/01/2007 05:53:31 AM
... and neither can i
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07/31/2007 09:22:36 PM
The processing gels very well with the whole vibe of this photo. Only the girls clothes give away the place in time of this photo. Very, very nice!
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07/31/2007 10:26:10 AM
Nice, HDR suits this shot very well.
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07/31/2007 05:22:09 AM
I guess Marac is back... Interesting, how the two today girls don't seem to fit into the nostalgic scene. Good PP, the muted colors match the scenery very well.
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07/31/2007 02:37:16 AM
Nice capture - Like the muted tones and aged feel to this.
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07/31/2007 12:08:20 AM
Very Norman Rockwell! Great shot, editing.
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07/30/2007 10:07:03 PM
BSA Bantam? I used to ride one of those. I like the scene and the desat. 8.
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07/30/2007 05:42:17 PM
I don't usually like tone mapping, but i think it adds a lot to this picture. Gives it a bit of a Rockwell painting look. The kid pointing adds to that feeling - something he'd include. I like the subdued color tones as well.
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07/30/2007 04:49:57 PM
You caught that yound girl just right. This is nice!
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07/30/2007 02:43:36 PM
HDR hater here ... sorry.
Nice effect for a post card but just too distracting for me in this context.
Bonus points for not making me cringe as much as some HDRs :P
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07/30/2007 10:48:17 AM
this looks like a postcard! Great expressions, lovely capture. 9
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07/30/2007 05:07:48 AM
Nice post processing.
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07/30/2007 03:00:22 AM
nice capture. I bet she's pointing at you and not the guy on the bike though. :)

nice illustration type editing style too. i dig it. goes well with the scene.
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07/30/2007 02:57:56 AM
Swear this looks like a Bert Monroy image... Excellent job...9+
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07/30/2007 02:20:56 AM
fawesome edit!!
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07/30/2007 01:36:25 AM
Awesome processing with this fine shot.....
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07/30/2007 12:35:54 AM
Damn, could that title be more appropos. GOOD LUCK this is just FANTASTIC!!!!
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07/30/2007 12:27:43 AM
nice edit give this a real 1950's postcard feel
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