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Village Life

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Corfu
Date: Sep 13, 2007
Galleries: Candid, Travel
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2007

A difficult photo to take - I only had a fleeting second in which to get the shot, so took my meter readings separately. The light was horrible - really bright, with heavy shadow, and I have blown the highlights in the lower right. Slightly disappointing, but I still like the photo.

Place: 278 out of 503
Avg (all users): 5.7250
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.6737
Avg (non-participants): 5.9200
Views since voting: 1039
Views during voting: 178
Votes: 120
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/11/2014 04:33:55 PM
A definite story to tell. Great catch. This would be excellent in b&w.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 06:13:03 PM
Good candid. I like how they seem to be one with their environment.
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10/06/2007 06:56:50 PM
Oh how I wish the other woman didn't have her head turned away. I like the composition and lighting.
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10/06/2007 12:53:28 PM
Let's not strain to find flaws (some loss of detail in the brightest area: bottom right/wall; very tight crop under the shoes vs. the generous space allowed on top of the two subjects) in this pristine idyll of a photograph.

The available light, and the care afforded it, is delicious, making for a great depth and saitisfying textures. The timing, too, is good with the two elderly graces glancing along the sides of a 90º angle (a spatial third). While the one closest to us shows her face while touching the arm of her neighbour whose face is averted following a sound or sense down a somewhat concealed alley.

A intimate, well composed study with tastefully restrained colour and tone, which could hardly be better made, if it were painted.
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10/05/2007 10:54:41 AM
May be wait little bit time to take this photo when these two women looks have communication each others..
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10/05/2007 09:37:21 AM
A good picture with lots of interest. Looks like you had to play with the curves to handle some blown out highlights. It shows in the stone wall on the right. Too bad the second woman's face is not showing.
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10/05/2007 01:25:45 AM
Pity the 2nd lady's face is not seen
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10/03/2007 09:59:14 PM
awesome...this photo says a lot...great job
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10/02/2007 11:48:23 PM
Really great capture - lacking a bit of sharpness and I may have been tempted to either crank up the saturation a little and/or converted to B&W.
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10/02/2007 09:51:00 PM
good capture. the lost detail in the stone wall keeps pulling my eyes away from the ladies though
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10/02/2007 02:26:47 PM
Very nice processing.
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10/01/2007 06:04:21 AM
First Impression: A good candid image of village life
What I Like: the atmosphere of this image
What I donít Like:The white line at the bottom
IMO, Does it meet the Challenge : yes

Composition: good but iwould have liked the two to be interacting with each other.
Background : good
Subject Placement:good
Cropping: cropped too close to the feet.
Focus: slightly soft

Total Averaged Rating :7
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