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Challenge: Work (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
Date: Oct 1, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2008

This gentleman was digging up bottles and cans he buried the night before. He returns them for extra money for food and drink. He was trying to dig them up during a scene in a movie our son was filming in and was asked to come back later. He told the First assistant director he wasn't leaving "his beach" without "his stash" of bottles and cans so we should hurry up so he could finish.

He buries the bottles and cans around the life guard stands at night after the party people leave so he can find them in the morning.

A mans got to do what a mans got to do, right?

The Edit:

Shot in RAW
A little saturation
Some contrast
Added black border
Re-sized for web

Place: 79 out of 136
Avg (all users): 5.0825
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.9348
Avg (non-participants): 5.1250
Views since voting: 462
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 206
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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01/17/2009 01:08:02 PM
This has such an interesting story behind it. Great job in capturing the story.
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10/15/2008 12:23:34 AM
Interesting story to go with this shot. What a sad commentary about life today, eh? Love that there's some scattered bottles there too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/13/2008 11:09:30 AM
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10/11/2008 03:01:42 PM
Yeah, that looks like hard work. What's he doing? Makes me grateful for a decent paying job that gets some respect. Good colors, but the light is kind of harsh. Biggest thing I would suggest is to change the centered crop of the subject.
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10/08/2008 09:34:22 PM
great colour, certainly matches criteria of challenge
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10/08/2008 05:54:54 PM
Nice textures and angles. Compostition is a little cluttered.
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10/08/2008 03:14:22 PM
Nice image - Nice colours and sharpness. Subject a little crowded by the object which is a little distracting
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