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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: People
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Jul 28, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2500s
Galleries: Black and White, Political
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2007

Habeas corpus is a vital principle protecting liberty in the U.S. and elsewhere. If it's respected, you can petition a judge to request that the government demonstrate that imprisoning you is legal. You don't end up with people, including U.S. citizens, held for years without trial or formal charges being brought against them.

This guy was out in front of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. I first spotted him when he was talking to a cop, and shot him with my zoom lens from about 50 yards away:
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Then I walked up to him and asked if could photograph him. I figured he'd say yes; why would anyone turn down more publicity for his cause?

I tried various angles and focal lengths; I'm loving the wide end of this lens. I liked this composition, where he looms over the White House.

But this was another one I almost entered. The processing makes it look like he's in front of a backdrop, at least to me:
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Statistics
Place: 44 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.0545
Avg (commenters): 6.9333
Avg (participants): 6.0476
Avg (non-participants): 6.0617
Views since voting: 1049
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 165
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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08/24/2007 12:16:42 PM
Nice job, Jeffrey. Good perspective, setting him off at a distance like that from the crowd.
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08/07/2007 11:45:40 AM
very poignant, Jeffrey, great shot!
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08/06/2007 10:10:05 AM
Jeffrey - the final version of this did turn out very nicely. Congrats on another 6+ score!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2007 11:53:14 PM
Shot for the times, well done.
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08/05/2007 10:22:37 PM
Black and whites works really good here, well done.
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08/05/2007 08:15:48 PM
I like the focus on him and how he stands out from the background.
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08/03/2007 11:59:38 PM
what an interesting perspective on this guy.
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08/03/2007 08:51:04 PM
Nah, he wont be alone soon.
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08/03/2007 07:47:06 PM
Not great fan of the crop, but it really brings up your subject.
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08/03/2007 11:46:39 AM
Love the perspective and the mood in this picture, and of course the white house in the backround... But what does "Habeas corpus" mean?
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08/03/2007 01:32:37 AM
nice DOF
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07/30/2007 10:31:47 PM
Good candid shot, well done.
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07/30/2007 02:31:34 PM
where is the collective outrage?
sheesh.
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07/30/2007 12:36:05 PM
Nice capture - Amazing b/W tones - even if there is a tad too much dodge on the sign! I like it.
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07/30/2007 03:50:35 AM
good b and w...considering the light, there is great detail in his face
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07/30/2007 03:18:29 AM
one of my favorite thus far...excellent focus and detail..nice BW conversion...gl 9+
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07/30/2007 02:45:52 AM
wow. great photojournalism piece for our age. i just wish i could read the whole sign.
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07/30/2007 12:38:54 AM
This is excellent. The building, the people, all like layers of the story Great DOF. I dig it.
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07/30/2007 12:21:27 AM
I like the wide angle perspective here, making the guy with the sign tower above the background people and buildings. You dealt well with the lighting and it helps to see some detail in the clouds in the sky. 7 from me.
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