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13.52 Station guy
13.52 Station guy
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Collection: B&W a Week 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Wiesbaden
Date: Mar 29, 2008
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2008

Viewed: 372
Comments: 30
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My favorite hangout - the Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof (main train station). I was walking in, he was walking out, I had my hands full and the wide angle lens on the camera. I stopped, raised the camera, he looked, I snapped. :-)

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03/05/2009 02:19:44 PM
Deb, I just noticed that I never did comment on this pic (almost a year ago) and I have no idea why not. I have looked at it a number of times and really do like it a lot.
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04/12/2008 08:25:08 PM
I like this alot Deb. For me it's almost a picture (the man) whithin a picture (the station). I usually don't like when I feel there are competing subjects in a single image but it really works in this one.
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04/08/2008 05:04:13 PM
I like how he is nearly walking out of the scene, you caught him the moment before he could react to what was going on. That makes this photo for me.
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04/08/2008 11:56:33 AM
The architecture here is perfectly suited for the B&W and you've captured it well. Of course, the guy makes the picture, this makes me wonder what he's thinking as you took his picture. You're a lot braver than I am!
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04/05/2008 07:36:37 PM
It's a nice shot with good composition and great detail. And I'll agree with the others, the man and his look are priceless. Overall, the shot could stand to have a little deeper blacks, but not a big deal.
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04/05/2008 12:23:43 PM
I love the look this man is giving you (if looks could kill kind of thing). I wish I was brave enough to try this kind of candid shots in public.
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04/05/2008 01:05:46 AM
Nice street shot, the old man really adds a nice personalized element to the shot, almost as if he's looking at me. i really like the building and it's architecture. I might bump the contrast a bit but still a cool shot.
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04/04/2008 11:00:54 AM
Not sure if I'd call it a "decisive moment" and his "expression"...I'd say he doesn't have one (maybe that startled, "why are you pointing that damn thing at me" look?). It's interesting how people see simple details. Never amazes me but I should be used to it by now. LOL

The architecture's nice, train stations always carry some vibes of hidden romance. Outside of that, this one doesn't knock me down.

Message edited by author 2008-04-04 11:03:49.
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04/03/2008 10:27:51 PM
Another great "decisive moment" shot -- he's looking right at you. I like the b&w best.
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04/03/2008 10:06:20 PM
The guy and his expression are real nice additions to an already interesting architectural photo.
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04/03/2008 09:17:49 PM
I really like the architecture to this shot, so much depth in the building. I love how the man walking by you is staring at you and he is like hey what are you doing. I think i like the B&W over the color for his one, but can see both having merit to them.
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04/03/2008 12:40:02 PM
Too awesome. Love how he's looking at you. I'm conflicted about the BW versus the color. Both have their merits. In any case, the composition is stunning.

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04/03/2008 09:58:20 AM
This is awesome. It reminds me of the art on OnExposure. They would eat this up! Such a striking, dramatic photo!

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04/03/2008 07:47:30 AM
Like this version best - architecture seems to lend itself to B & W
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04/03/2008 06:02:25 AM
Great composition and processing here. Everything comes together in this shot. Really nice!
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04/03/2008 02:41:44 AM
wonderful photo... there is so much for the eye to look at. The wide angle is great. well done.
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04/03/2008 02:38:29 AM
I get so jealous that you have all these great train stations to take photographs in.
I like the B&W(no surprise there really:) and the repetition of those curves!
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04/03/2008 02:14:56 AM
I like the comp and the relation between the guy and the ceiling of the station. ABout the greyness, i like the grey in the ceiling, but maybe it could use a bit more contrast.
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04/02/2008 11:42:55 PM
Beautiful use of the great wide 10-22. b&w rendering is nice, I like it.
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04/02/2008 11:19:08 PM
I love the B/W version best. There just seems to be more emotion in the B/W version.
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04/02/2008 11:15:22 PM
Lovely and subtle b/w. I like his motion captured, but yes, the look is priceless.
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04/02/2008 11:12:48 PM
LOL .. i'm laughing at you deb .. walking in .. him walking out .. did you have to put stuff down to get that camera in your face ?? .. probably not .. you've really captured the look of someone not quite sure about YOU !!!... love your process .. its excellent .. and a bloody good place for photographs ... i can see why you'd hang out here .. :)
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04/02/2008 08:55:53 PM
nicely processed, you are so great at the transformation to B&W! I guess you were caught eh?

or maybe you caught him? besides flashing you, i thought perhaps he was trying to make off with something he just lifted from one of the carts back there. (that left hand looks shifty HA!would be great with a little blur action on it)

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04/02/2008 07:35:59 PM
Very cool, love the eye contact!
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04/02/2008 05:31:30 PM
Something about city shots and black and white. You can really concentrate and shapes and tones. I love it.
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04/02/2008 04:52:48 PM
Exquisite street photo - the tones and textures, the lines, the placement of people and the main 'character'
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04/02/2008 04:50:55 PM
No surprise I guess that I choose B&W - LOVE the arches and that guys 'look'. I think I'd crank up the 'black' in Selective colours.
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04/02/2008 03:40:23 PM
I like this in b&w best -- and I can see why you love photographing here, it looks great!
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04/02/2008 03:38:49 PM
I like the off-centeredness of the ceiling and you certainly got caught. I'm waiting to see one where the subject tries to throw something at you :-) Next months theme: "Dodging Objects when Caught Shooting Candids"
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04/02/2008 03:31:14 PM
Lovely results. Very well rendered.
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