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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
Location: Powell St Station, San Francisco
Date: Nov 27, 2007
Galleries: Urban, Performance
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2007

Probably won't do to well with the acid edit, oh well. I had this up in my portfolio for one day then hid it. Hope it doesn't hurt it too much. But I like it so I am putting it in. For complaints about the border, the image was cropped how I wanted it and it would have just been empty space, I don't know why I liked it. :P
Hoping for a 5.8

Post challenge: Thank you everyone for your kind words. I never thought this would do this well in a Free study, especially with the acid edit and big border. I am very thankful. Here is one more shot from there.
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A special thanks to my friend Nick Hinch for inspiring me to explore the urban world.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.6101
Avg (commenters): 7.9259
Avg (participants): 6.5478
Avg (non-participants): 6.7727
Views since voting: 1889
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 159
Comments: 47
Favorites: 21 (view)


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12/18/2007 07:08:00 PM
This is a nice emotive image and the composition is ok considering that there are two main subjects, the sign and the musician. I like the contrast of the two, one showing a human, the analog mp3 player; and the ad for the gadget.
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12/11/2007 07:48:17 PM
Interesting capture Joe! One's making and the other's takin.
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12/09/2007 07:56:57 AM
In the "this and $3.50 will get you a Starbucks" category, this was my choice for the red. Wonderfully seen and I do love the edit.
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12/08/2007 07:55:17 PM
Juxtaposition or counterpoint, a nice photo either way.
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12/08/2007 05:24:28 PM
Excellent shot, and for sure it is underrated.
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12/08/2007 09:31:49 AM
Joe, this is a great moody shot. I'm so glad you hid it and put it in to the freestudy. Funny I did the same thing with my shot--and netted a personal best from it.
I really think you should have rated higher with this beauty of a shot. Got a 9 from me, and I'm stingy with the 9s and 10s.
Congrats.
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12/08/2007 09:23:19 AM
this is great! congrats on very nice finish!
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12/08/2007 08:27:06 AM
There is so much to this photo. Bravo, bravo, bravo.
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12/08/2007 04:58:11 AM
Top 20 not good enough for this!!!!!!!! Deserves front page end off!! =)
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12/08/2007 02:46:16 AM
It would have been good to see this much higher, but you know it's a great shot ;)
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12/08/2007 02:27:03 AM
Nice finish, Joe! Nice so see street shots doing well in a free study! : )
With the little Powershot too!! Just goes to show it's not the equipment! : )
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12/08/2007 02:08:10 AM
balls. this should have done top ten. i'm shocked.
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12/08/2007 02:02:39 AM
NOt a bad finish, Joe. really unusual. I loved it. ;~D
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12/08/2007 02:00:45 AM
attractive,vibrant musical story.
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12/08/2007 01:39:09 AM
Fantastic image, and for sure it's underrated.
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12/08/2007 01:10:13 AM
Marking it as a fav. I think that says enough.
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12/08/2007 12:32:30 AM
I think this shot is awesome and underrated. Nothing against some of the shots that 'beat' it, but this is a great example of IMHO a deeper level of creativity and originality. kudos to you for another capture that is layered with meaning and ripe for interpretation. fav'd
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12/08/2007 12:16:07 AM
Great POV, Joe! Love the capture and the reflections.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 06:49:06 PM
This looks just like an ad - it's very cool. Great comparison with the sax player and then the ipod ad. I'm also curious as to what is on the dark rectangle in the background as well.
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12/06/2007 10:26:48 PM
Neat perspective. It almost works, except the eye is torn between the musician and the bright IPod ad. They are just too far apart. I am supposing it is looking like he is playing to her? Perhaps if it were composed differently. I do like the concept though.
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12/06/2007 09:37:57 PM
Very nice juxtaposition with the iPod ad, like the figure in the ad is responding to the sax player. I like the perspective.
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12/06/2007 09:52:16 AM
really like this pne. Quirky, love the colours and great poster 9
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12/05/2007 11:27:39 PM
i like the reflection on the floor, it brings a nice sense of balance to the photo
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12/05/2007 06:25:18 PM
I love the contrast of the live musician and the IPod ad, and how the contrast in life is mirrored by the color contrast between the two parts of the shot.
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12/05/2007 05:38:46 PM
The reflection really makes the shot, especially the reflection of the iPod ad. Cool shot. I like the post-processing. 7 from me.
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12/05/2007 11:26:11 AM
like the simplicity, lighting, and placement of the key elements (oh how I wish that white border was smaller/absent) - one of my ribbon picks
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12/05/2007 08:04:50 AM
With the exception of the white borders at top and bottom I really like this image. The impressionistic effect of the reflections is quite amazing - the figure in the advert takes on a quite different feeling - almost balletic! The contrast between actuality and the reflection is very clever, and certainly gives rise to thought. Compositionally, the saxophone player playing to the dancing girl in the ipod advert is effective, and the placement of all the components works well for me. A strong photo. back to bump to 10.
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12/04/2007 01:30:18 PM
Nice find! Love the colors; great feel to this, musically as well as photographically.
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12/04/2007 09:50:08 AM
Cool concept and well delivered!!
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12/03/2007 03:52:04 PM
Excellent shot!
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12/03/2007 09:50:51 AM
beautifil photo, normally i don't like the white border but here work.
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12/03/2007 02:23:11 AM
Love the interplay between the two characters in the image, one of my top picks in this challenge :)
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12/02/2007 04:41:58 PM
nice humore here, I like the compostion but not sure about the color. the white border is also a little weird. needs a stroke at least
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12/02/2007 01:50:01 PM
I love that his playing the sax mirrors the ad for the iPod! Excellent composition! I like the toning and the use of negative space. Beautiful shot.... one of my top scoring shots.
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12/02/2007 11:58:07 AM
surreal, very cool, I like the angle and framing. 10.
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12/02/2007 11:21:23 AM
Awesome reflections! Love the starkness! 10
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12/02/2007 08:05:51 AM
the border works very well here
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12/02/2007 12:38:32 AM
This was in a portfolio and now in the free study? Don't really agree with that. I like the photo but testing the waters and then putting an image into a free study isn't really right.
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12/01/2007 11:02:51 PM
Nice, good point of view, but I reckon a black border would have made this punchire, the white, to me at least, weakens it...just an opinion 7
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12/01/2007 09:50:07 PM
Great shot. I love the edgy feel to this. 10
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12/01/2007 07:51:33 PM
I love the real and surreal parts of this image. Nice street photography/candid. 7
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12/01/2007 04:11:18 PM
One of my faves!!! I love low angle shots and everything you captured here is pure genius, it's almost as if the musician on the left is palying and the ipod advert is dancing, the reflection of the floor is a very nice end touch. I really wanna see this ribbon, as it's an amazing shot and it's very refreshing I think we get alot of repitition shots here in the site...well done and a very well deserved 10 from me ;p
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12/01/2007 03:40:40 PM
My favorite. I love the way you processed this and the border works nicely.
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12/01/2007 01:56:38 PM
very nice -8
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12/01/2007 09:15:01 AM
beautiful rendition. Love the texture and the framing. 10
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12/01/2007 09:07:11 AM
great juxtoposition - spoilt slightly by the white rectangles you've added to the top and bottom - totally unnecessary.
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12/01/2007 01:49:30 AM
I love the image, but I would have cut the white border. The image holds its own without the border, which is a little too large and distracting--7
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