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The Silent Eyes Of The Sightless, Watching
The Silent Eyes Of The Sightless, Watching
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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Samsung NV11
Location: Chico, Ca
Date: Jul 23, 2007
Aperture: f 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2007

Taken around 7:30 am. Downtown wasn't quite awake, yet, but the reflection was so clear I knew I had to take the shot. This is my first entry with my new Samsung NV7Ops. I bought it as a "walk around" camera and I am finding it does quite well.

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Statistics
Place: 112 out of 215
Avg (all users): 5.5614
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.6932
Avg (non-participants): 5.4217
Views since voting: 687
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 171
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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08/09/2007 02:44:15 PM
Greetings from the critique club,

something in this picture does not work for me, i can't really put my finger on it:

technically , your BW conversion is perfect, and the focus is great.
but the composition really hurt the image in my opinion, a wider angle perhaps would have given this more impact, the focus is too much on the manequin (who is lifeless).
But as i am gazing at the shot, my eye gets pulled to the man walking on the right side, and i wonder what's the story and what's the link. i read the title i get it, but then the manequin is not looking at anything, the man is completly off the field of view. so i think it would have been better if there was a person in front of the store, and you composed your shot to include him , that also could have had more impact.

as for content , you have a great idea, and with a better execution(composition) i think this could have scored much higher.

hope that comment was helpfull,

cheers,

Hassan

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2007 12:20:31 AM
Man Ray Meets Wee Gee 10
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08/03/2007 12:25:19 PM
Nice perspective psart
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08/01/2007 02:38:22 PM
Black and whites works really good here, well done.
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07/31/2007 02:09:46 AM
Nice capture - Like the contrast and deep blacks - Shame the guy isn't better positioned in the gap.
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07/30/2007 03:19:29 AM
very nice...great focus and perspective... 9+
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07/30/2007 02:42:48 AM
nice. i would have cropped the top off and shot a stop darker so as not to blow the highlights and then brought the dark parts out in PS.
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07/30/2007 01:13:01 AM
Terrific juxtaposition. Excellent tonal range.
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