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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Kuwait
Date: Jul 29, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2007

This is in Kuwait, in a city called Fajaheel. I was entirely too chicken as the only female for MILES and a foreign one at that to actually get out and shoot pictures, so this is a drive-by. Most of the rest are hopelessly blurry and not even artistically so. There were some awesome opportunities... but I'm not comfortable enough to get out of the car and try to shoot there.

Place: 89 out of 215
Avg (all users): 5.6768
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.8481
Avg (non-participants): 5.5176
Views since voting: 664
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 164
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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05/30/2008 11:14:47 AM
What a great street shot. I really like the split background -- the cave vs. the counter.

As for walking around and shooting, discretion is the better part of valor.
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05/30/2008 09:12:42 AM
you nailed it again, Deb
the lightbulb
that is killer!
in broad daylight
and the way he sits directly below it

wonderful capture
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08/24/2007 12:30:16 PM
Nice b&w conversion, gives a good sense of the grunginess of a typical auto shop.
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08/21/2007 05:51:58 AM
this is an awesome street shot, deb. i so admire your guts for being there and even taking these pictures.
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08/07/2007 08:24:43 PM
Very nice job Deb. Nice contrast and great composition for a drive by shooting.
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08/07/2007 07:13:39 PM
This is so much better than the score shows.
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08/06/2007 10:29:44 AM
I agree with Nick!! And Michelle! You ARE admiringly gutsy. . .and thank you for such a cool photo of that part of the world. This is great! That grunge is fabulous!!!

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08/06/2007 09:10:39 AM
Deb - thanks for being brave and sharing this part of the world with us. I think this is pretty good for a drive-by shot. I'm just looking at the whole scene - from what is being sold, to how the man's clothes look dirty - and I am wondering what he's doing there. Interesting photo!
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08/06/2007 02:30:54 AM
Well Deb, I think you're pretty darn gutsy for just being there in the first place! Let alone taking pics! Well done!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2007 11:15:59 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background very good,
Technical: Focus, Exposure: the lighting is patchy slightly overexposed on one side
Appeal: an appealing pic, that tells a story
Total Averaged Rating 7
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08/02/2007 04:41:09 AM
crop the top and you have an american classic
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07/31/2007 09:34:32 PM
Great light...lots of dramatic contrast that really adds to the already great interest. Very nice!
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07/31/2007 06:44:21 PM
a good slice of life, I like the bulb above his head.
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07/31/2007 05:10:49 AM
right half is too dark, overall lacking a bit of sharpness, otherwise a very good environmental portrait
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07/31/2007 01:38:24 AM
great comp and shadows.
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07/30/2007 09:27:14 PM
Nice capture - Like the single bulb a lot - Maybe just a tad too contrasty
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