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Once Upon a Warm Evening
Once Upon a Warm Evening
JimiRose


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Challenge: Bicycles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Via Delle Volte, Ferrara, Italy
Date: May 13, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: ISO-400
Shutter: 0.8sec
Galleries: Vintage, Transportation
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2008

This is a self portrait. I wanted to take a similar shot for the Sepia challenge but never got round to it. Living in the Italian "city of bicycles", Ferrara, I felt it would be bordering rude not to enter this week. Thanks to Jack for being my shutter monkey! This is taken on the same road as this ->' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/797/120/637817.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/797/120/637817.jpg', '/') + 1) . ', and I'm sure it wont be the last one I take down there.

Lighting is all natural - face lit with a lighter, there is a street lamp just above my head.

PP. RAW convert using Silkypix (a great piece of software), neat image. In Photoshop resize, USM, border and save for web.

p.s Mum I don't smoke, it's for dramatic effect!

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Post - Wayhey! Top 10 - lovely stuff. Thanks to everyone for the nice comments! J

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.5603
Avg (commenters): 7.7368
Avg (participants): 6.3443
Avg (non-participants): 6.6374
Views since voting: 2011
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 232
Comments: 32
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/18/2009 08:35:01 AM
I agree with you raish - but when it comes to DPC eye contact buys you about a point every time. If I shot this again for 1ex I'd definitely avoid it. Photography is a funny old game.
01/18/2009 07:49:11 AM
Great stuff going on here. Might it look less posed if eye contact were avoided?
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12/05/2008 05:19:02 AM
Lovely SP!
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05/26/2008 07:45:07 PM
Well done. One of my faves in this challenge.
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05/23/2008 08:41:04 PM
i thought i recognized this road, i didnt vote on this challenge but this would of been one of my top picks. congrats on 8th!
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05/21/2008 01:24:02 PM
WOW!! What a GREAT photo! I LOVE the attitude and ambiance this has! WAY TO GO, JIMI!!!
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05/21/2008 12:15:15 PM
I really like this shot for the atmosphere that goes around. The warm light is perfect and you can see a story inside it. Well done!

Opss...now i see this was taken in Ferrara, a really pretty italian city, not far from where i live. Ciao :)

Message edited by author 2008-05-21 16:21:22.
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05/21/2008 07:14:16 AM
Congrats on top 10, James, very well done!
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05/21/2008 02:19:58 AM
Striking!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2008 10:06:11 AM
nice colors
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05/20/2008 12:27:28 AM
Excellent composition and lines drawn in this photo.... Would've been a good candidate for the triangle composition as well. I love the triangle drawn to my eye from the archways, to the bicycle tire, to the subjects face.
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05/19/2008 09:47:34 AM
my favorite picture nice light captured
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05/17/2008 11:06:15 AM
Great shot. Only recommendation is to sharpen it up a bit more. But that could be because of the kb limit.

Either way, best in the challenge.
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05/16/2008 06:53:47 PM
love this picture! 8
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05/16/2008 10:18:16 AM
This picture is very sketch and the natural sepia makes the picture very strong. IT has a very good range of values.
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05/16/2008 09:39:25 AM
Good capture. The lighter works very well!
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05/15/2008 10:43:00 PM
I'm not a big fan of sepia, but the look really did this one nicely. I'll be surprised if this is not in front of the pack peloton for this challenge. Oh, and a fave.
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05/15/2008 02:14:22 PM
Nice picture, I like the lighting and composition
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05/15/2008 09:13:17 AM
Classic!
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05/15/2008 02:33:35 AM
Great alley and bike. I like the way the light from your lighter serves as a continuation of the street lights further down the alley.
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05/14/2008 10:09:19 PM
Nice lighting.
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05/14/2008 08:48:30 PM
Nice moody shot. Love the light.
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05/14/2008 03:49:06 PM
This has a super "posed" vibe to it which is giving me that "eh" feeling. Other than that It's well done though I'm not too crazy about the heavy toning. Other than that...This Could Ribbon! Cheers and good luck.
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05/14/2008 10:51:27 AM
Splendid feel to it...brooding : )
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05/14/2008 10:50:07 AM
Love the atmosphere!
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05/14/2008 10:22:36 AM
The photograph looks like it's about to tell a story
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05/14/2008 09:46:37 AM
Nice scene!In the top five for sure
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05/14/2008 09:36:39 AM
great photo like in a movie
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05/14/2008 08:02:29 AM
I wish there was more emphasis on the bike. Nice effort however. 6
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05/14/2008 07:09:13 AM
I like the color and feeling this photo has. Good job
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05/14/2008 01:34:07 AM
Love the tones, lighting, mood, composition. Outstanding!
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05/14/2008 01:21:45 AM
That stare...with all the lighting in the pic it is amazing how his gaze JUMPS out at you.
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