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Before laserjets and inkjets
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Challenge: Old Ways (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Mainz, Germany
Date: Jan 25, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

This is a working print shop across/next to the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. I wandered in and glanced around, said "Guten Tag" with apparently a very American accent, because one of the printers asked, in perfect English, "Would you like to take some pictures? We'll let you take them here - they won't let you in the museum." So I took some pictures! It was a small space, and as I said, they were working, so I tried to stay out of the way. It was delightful to watch!

This is converted to B&W and has a quadtone applied - I liked the depth and richness the quadtone gave it.

Place: 13 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.2686
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8491
Avg (non-participants): 6.3862
Views since voting: 1113
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 242
Comments: 16
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02/08/2008 07:31:32 AM
hey deb, first of all welcome back
and congrats on 13th
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02/07/2008 03:14:31 AM
Congrats! Very nice.
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02/06/2008 11:21:56 PM
A very good photo. At first, I found the motion of the hand quite disturbing, but now I've got used to it, so it's OK, I guess. Add to it the tension of this man's face, which I still want to be without the slight blur, and I realize that something important is going on.
A comment about the title: I don't like how the old is defined based on the new, because the new will be old, and the old was new before. So, by reading the title, the new is drawn into the picture, where it doesn't belong. This image is a nice presentation of something old, where old is defined by my experience - I hope "my" will include other DPC viewers as well.

Still, a very nice presentation that refreshes the memories from history lessons at school. In a perfect world, that quite modern NHT design would be some banner for the next weeks demonstrations. Over all, I loved the bottles and the details of the machine, bolts and the arch shapes.

Message edited by author 2008-02-06 23:23:24.
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02/06/2008 09:12:15 PM
What a great opportunity to have stumbled upon in time for this challenge. I like the longer exposure, to show the motion of his hands.
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02/06/2008 12:22:07 PM
It is very nice, good score. Maybe a stack of books or paper and only a partial crop of the person, might have added.

After reading comments, I guess you have to say "Now hold still".

Message edited by author 2008-02-06 12:25:20.
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02/06/2008 12:18:17 AM
Made top 15 - very nice Deb!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2008 04:19:48 PM
cool shot
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02/04/2008 07:31:33 AM
Very nice. Having a person in the image gives it so much more character. What he's actually doing is lost in the motion blur, but that helps to focus the viewer to think about it.
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02/03/2008 04:46:00 PM
Great image of a craftsman at work and one that both fits the challenge well and but also stands alone as an excellent image. I love the accentuated blur on the hands (although for some reason I find the very very slight blur of his head a little distracting. A suer shot though and bumping to 9
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02/01/2008 11:52:11 PM
I like the composition of this picture but the man's hand is a little distracting.
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01/31/2008 09:42:21 AM
It really shows classic old hardwork , plus good contrast. good idea doing it in black and white.
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01/31/2008 09:34:13 AM
the hand is too blurry. i would have liked to see it stagnant
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01/30/2008 07:45:08 PM
This photo is very nice but i would love to have seen the mans hand being still not in motion. It steals the emphasis of the photo.
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01/30/2008 04:17:07 PM
good tones and details.
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01/30/2008 09:51:19 AM
with the movement of his hand, you can feel the hard work that is going into that. great capture, the details of teh machinery are crisp and clear, excellent shot 10
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01/30/2008 12:51:11 AM
I really like this image, everything looks good. I feel the blurred hand takes away from the image some, but not a lot.
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