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Too Busy To Care
Too Busy To Care

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Challenge: Poverty II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Upland, IN
Date: Oct 20, 2008
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2008

Thanks to Molly and Kim who graciously got out in the cold and the wet to model for me. (The ghost is I!!!)

Yep I like this shot. Taken in the alley by the Campus Post Office (had to crop out a sign). I expect to be punished a bit for the crookedness of the wall...the wall is actually crooked. Original was lit with a sodium light or something, it was incredibly yellow even with the tungsten WB, so I had no choice but to convert to B&W.

•B+W conversion, increase red and decrease yellow
•Straighten -2.1º
•Crop (to be minus "Campus Post Office <--" sign, lol)
•Adjustment Layer -- Levels
•Increase contrast and a little bit of brightness
•USM, rather a lot
•Save for Web (which I shoulda done in the GIMP but was pressed for time...)

Prediction: oooo, I don't know. 5.5-ish?
Dream: Oh, you know, one of those big numbers that rhymes with "eleven"

[Oct. 22nd, 2008 04:44:08 AM]
Just got a blue shirt, so felt the need to add an outtake.
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My DPCO team was less than enthusiastic.
Sitting around 5.78 at the moment.

Place: 13 out of 98
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Avg (commenters): 7.3750
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Views since voting: 1560
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 208
Comments: 13
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10/29/2008 05:04:53 AM
absolute uber
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10/29/2008 12:59:59 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2008 08:38:33 AM
great idea but eye-contact with very healthy looking model somehow spoils the mood. good luck - 6
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10/27/2008 06:32:54 PM
nice with the faded movement
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10/27/2008 12:28:30 AM
this is beautiful. very well done :)
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10/26/2008 02:13:15 AM
Love the motion and the title.
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10/25/2008 04:44:28 AM
The shadow of the man was well executed
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10/25/2008 12:29:56 AM
Powerful image, though they don't really look poverty stricken in reality. What is it, a Baylor shirt? 8
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10/24/2008 05:14:48 PM
great idea here
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10/23/2008 07:38:04 PM
This one is really sad, more so because they're so young. I love that motion blur, a man moving past so quick he doesn't even notice the tired, starving young runaways, that's what this photo makes me think. Good contrast and the b&w makes it seem even more hopless. Nice work :)
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10/22/2008 10:28:14 AM
that's ubercool
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10/22/2008 06:55:29 AM
nice idea..! & good photo..!
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10/22/2008 12:40:36 AM
This is Awesome, very Cool!
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