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Where there are no streets
Where there are no streets

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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Cat Ba, Vietnam
Date: Jul 26, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2007

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polarizer used

Place: 45 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.0291
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0233
Avg (non-participants): 6.0349
Views since voting: 761
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 172
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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08/09/2007 11:28:46 AM
Greetings from the critique club,

let me first say this, once a picture hits the 6 domain, it means it'a great shot.

this is a great outtake on the challenge, the fact that there is no streets, YET it's a street photography shot due to the fact that this is what they use in vietnam gave you an edge over the rest of the shots in the challenge.

technically speaking the picture is very well composed, good focus with vibrant colours, so there is nothing i can tell you about this except great job.

as for the shot itself, i think you could have pushed your score by at least 0.5 if:
1) the shot was in BW, (for me i think it does not matter) but from what i've noticed for DPC masses street photog=BW, just check the top 3:)

2) the story you are conveying, some shots in this challenge are good and don't have a story (which is what street photog, is all about). yours does, it conveys the living style of some of the vietnamese communities, but it does not leave a mark on the viewer. for example if you look at the winner, it really gets to you the contrast of lifestyle shown in it, and it makes you wonder. looking at your shot,as a DPC voter, yes i see the message , cool lifestyle, votes 6 and move on.

i hope this critique was helpfull,
you have a good portfolio, looking forward to seing more of your work,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2007 04:48:41 PM
Very nice colours. A bit blurry in the front boat, but overall a good shot.
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08/03/2007 12:43:27 PM
Good shot and title psart.
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08/03/2007 02:35:44 AM
I dig the concept. Great lighting & rule of thirds!
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08/03/2007 01:54:24 AM
Beautiful colors - nicely composed
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08/03/2007 01:54:17 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background very good,
Technical: Focus, Exposure: good
Appeal: tells a story
Total Averaged Rating 8
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08/01/2007 12:50:50 PM
very colorful picture, nice and clear and colorful, good job
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08/01/2007 05:14:45 AM
nice color great shot in what I assume is thailand?
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07/31/2007 02:04:43 AM
Nice shot here. Very colorful and eye catching. Interesting, and pleasing to look at. Good composition. A nice approach to the challenge. Good job.
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07/31/2007 12:11:55 AM
Nice capture - Like the tones etc but feel it's pushing the challenge a little much
07/30/2007 08:48:36 PM
i give you an extra point for the title/and interesting photo concept nice-6
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07/30/2007 08:43:59 PM
Very colorful!
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07/30/2007 06:04:11 PM
OK, I stared for probably 15 secs before I got your title. I guess I'm tired. In any case, this has a very candid/documetary feel to it. Even though she is aware of your presence, she is wary and curious of your intentions.
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07/30/2007 12:09:52 AM
No streets = no good vote

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