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Iraklis


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Challenge: Centered Composition III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Athens centre
Date: Apr 5, 2008
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2008

I saw this girl begging for money on a busy street in central Athens. She had a much older way about her than her age. I took a few shots of her and liked this one the most. There were some which I'll post later which were sharp but I liked the out of focus one best to further bring home that so many peoplle just walked past her without looking. There was no set up, just a candid and , wanted to get her in amongst the people walking by. I sharpened converted to BW, and boosted the conrtast, if I remember correctly

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12/12/2008 12:22:19 PM
The way you made the subject slightly out of focus is completely perfect. I love how plain it is that she she is still the subject here, thanks to the fact that the composition leads the eyes right to her. It enhances the "invisible" concept so strongly that the viewer could probably get that impression even without the title. Bravo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/15/2008 12:15:17 PM
Very impactful photo, and very distinct amongst the flowers and set up shots. I hope this does well for you.
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04/14/2008 10:36:55 PM
This would have been a wonderful shot if the girl was in sharp focus.
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04/13/2008 06:39:01 PM
too much blur
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04/12/2008 09:48:12 PM
I would have liked to see the invisible person in focus with a motion blur on the people walking ny 'not seeing her'.
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04/12/2008 09:11:57 PM
Although she is invisable, she is the focal point of the picture; and as a result should be in focus above all else.

A lot of potential. I hope you try this again and put in your portfolio. Let me know if you do that.
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04/12/2008 02:29:23 AM
Excellent eye contact and job isolating her. I only wish her face were in a bit more focus. Love this in b/w.
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04/12/2008 01:27:15 AM
Nice image... wish the girl was in better focus.
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04/11/2008 09:21:45 PM
I keep coming back to this image. Great telling image.
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04/11/2008 11:38:20 AM
Well timed shot.
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04/11/2008 02:25:21 AM
Great shot... really makes you care about the subject and I like how she's out of the DOF of the shot.
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04/10/2008 01:49:23 PM
I like that she is out of focus because it reinforces the fact she is invisible.
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04/10/2008 10:23:05 AM
I like this picture a lot! I would have liked to see the girl a little more sharper. Then again, that may have taken away from your message. Awesome job!
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04/09/2008 07:24:53 PM
very good photojournalism. Good job.
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04/09/2008 11:57:10 AM
I think I'd rather see the sharp focus on her, and the foreground people blurred.
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04/09/2008 11:46:01 AM
I love your concept and I think the shot is fantastic but I'm not believing the girl. I don't know if you posed her or just found her really there but I think it would have been a much stronger shot if she looked "more homeless". Just my two cents, nice job.
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04/09/2008 10:45:19 AM
pity she is not in focus as this is an amazing documentary image
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04/09/2008 10:05:51 AM
Would have worked if the girl was in focus and the rest wasn't
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04/09/2008 09:22:00 AM
This has some impact. Is the focus on her face a little soft? I know it's tough to shoot candids sometimes...especially when they know you're shooting. Black and white is a good choice for this. 7.
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