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Challenge: Free Study 2008-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Canon
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Date: Aug 24, 2008
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Galleries: Candid, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2008

In response to some of the comments here, the guy wasn't actually breaking any rules. Smoking isn't allowed indoors in public places, but this photo was taken outdoors, at the entrance of a building - hence the ashtray beside him. Beyond that point, no smoking was allowed, which explains why he was standing there.

Place: 295 out of 487
Avg (all users): 5.5094
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3917
Avg (non-participants): 5.8718
Views since voting: 672
Views during voting: 213
Votes: 159
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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09/08/2008 01:04:02 PM
I should have known this was in South Africa... only we have such a flagrant disregard for the rules... ;-) I think you deserved a higher score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2008 08:27:43 AM
I just find the subject matter a little uninteresting...a guy smoking, a little boring really...sorry :(
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09/05/2008 05:38:20 AM
Funny character study. Some detail gets lost in the darker tones though. Maybe a bit more sharpening/contrast during processing to bring that out a bit. I like the photo a lot though.
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09/04/2008 07:28:17 PM
nice candid, love the sign next ot him as well
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09/03/2008 06:04:01 PM
Nice sepia. That rebel! Flaunting a cigarette in a non-smoking area. Off with his head!
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09/02/2008 07:38:37 PM
He is right! what does the ban on smoking near a ashtrays? :)
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09/02/2008 04:25:31 PM
Nice capture of daily life
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09/01/2008 11:11:52 AM
The color processing really fits this image well. The border doesn't do much for me but nice shot though. 7
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09/01/2008 08:14:43 AM
Three months ago I would have sympathized with him. Now. . . well, there's not much worse than the preaching of a reformed smoker! :)

Well composed, and I like the way he's framed by the signs above him. I'm not sure about the processing or the border, though.
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