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A Human Study
A Human Study
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Challenge: Street Photography III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Cobourg
Date: Oct 26, 2008
Aperture: F4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Candid
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2008

Thanks for all the great comments. This was a fun day of shooting but this shot was taken at the last minute as I was heading back to the car and was my last shot of the day. I would have like to have cropped it a bit lower but there was a car on the road in front of the window so I had to crop higher. I loved this guy, he looked like he was having a hard time with his studys but loved his intense look.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 146
Avg (all users): 6.5665
Avg (commenters): 8.0476
Avg (participants): 6.6441
Avg (non-participants): 6.5263
Views since voting: 3158
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 173
Comments: 34
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/21/2010 12:51:16 PM
Nice job, the processing really makes this.
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01/29/2009 01:38:59 AM
LOL...funny!
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11/08/2008 03:06:24 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Excellent shot!
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11/05/2008 12:57:59 AM
Very interesting processing. This looks like the cover of a first edition from an alien teenagers comic book collection.
Excellent.
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11/04/2008 01:38:09 PM
Great shot! However I would love it even more if it was not so over-processed - it does look kinda like a poster...
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11/04/2008 01:29:43 PM
Oh Sue!!! Congrats on Top 10 (should have been in the Top 3 though)!!! This photo carries the hallmark of your style...INTENSITY.
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11/03/2008 09:50:38 AM
Sue, I LOVE THIS! LOVE IT! I'm so happy to see it on the front page. We needed more ribbons to hand out for this challenge :)

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11/03/2008 08:09:12 AM
This brings a genuine smile to my face. Am I the only one to remark he looks like a young Stephen King?
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11/03/2008 12:32:02 AM
This is an awesome image. I love your processing, which makes it look like a poster to me. The window reflection gives it a really nice quality. He looks like a labeled museum display. Great title too. Congratulation on you high placement.
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11/03/2008 12:23:26 AM
Glad this did so well. Coming back to it, it looks even more together, and now of course I realize it is Superman posing as Clark Kent, The Human.
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11/03/2008 12:07:54 AM
Glad to see I was right. Congrats on a high placement.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2008 09:49:47 PM
perfect capture.
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11/02/2008 09:36:57 PM
The processing looks almost like a drawing, but it works well. I'll be looking for this one in the top ten.
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11/02/2008 07:05:56 PM
Great catch. I like the b/w choice, but the post processing is a bit hard for me.
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11/02/2008 04:57:00 PM
a ribbon winner for sure!
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11/02/2008 09:00:38 AM
A neat composition ... I like the edit good work here
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11/01/2008 11:42:43 PM
The post processing is very painterly. The window sign with the subject in the window is a nice study. I am not usually fond of this type of post processing, but do feel it works well with your overall feel you're going for.
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11/01/2008 03:48:28 AM
This is intense. Very well shown.
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10/31/2008 09:04:24 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Technical:2
Interestingness:2
Extra Credit:
TOTAL: 6
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10/31/2008 01:24:14 PM
I like the subject, the composition and the technical capture. The post processing is dramatic and I can certainly see this as a publishable photo. My personal preference would be for a less harsh presentation, but that's a personal reaction. Well done!
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10/31/2008 10:51:11 AM
i love the way he looks like he's in a glass cage, ready to be studied. This is an awesome entry. 10
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10/30/2008 02:10:32 PM
My very first impression was "Cool! Poster!" Next was "not sure about the processing" but I've come to think the processing is just what is needed here. The person, the Human, is almost a caricature, almost not quite real, but still quite real. So intense, and so utterly unaware of the perfect picture he creates underneath the sign. Great catch.
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10/28/2008 05:17:25 PM
Let's re edit this.... fantastic shot and I was 1 of the 10s ;)

Message edited by author 2008-11-03 03:30:42.
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10/28/2008 11:36:16 AM
Well, this is the very first shot I see and I'm afaid it's all going to be downhill from here. A fairly modern processing touch on a classic genre, but I think it works. 9
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10/28/2008 09:06:38 AM
nice processing here
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10/28/2008 01:46:03 AM
Great B/W treatment really enhances this image, bravo
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10/27/2008 10:56:59 PM
I really had to look at this to see if it was really different editing or, what was really in this shot! VERY INTERESTING SHOT! It's not until you really look that you figure out that it's a sign above bistro tables and chairs! Now if only someone had have sat down there or you had have shown more of the table and chair??? I really like it! The more I look at it, the more I like it! :)
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10/27/2008 10:34:43 PM
coming back to comment only:

Your pp on this amazing capture gives it a slightly eerie quality as if the human is on display as a human.. doing what a human does .. the position of his body, neck hunched over but shoulders straight back looks slightly uncomfortable - love it.. the lines and textures fascinate me.. the pure blacks and whites and all the shades of grays are wonderfully represented - everything works in this photo. One of my highest votes.
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10/27/2008 08:58:22 PM
nothing to say about this photo, but WOW!

edit: WAIT! I have something else to ADD! That's the freakin' human bean in Cobourg! I've stopped there a few times while taking highway 2 down the coast.

I win!
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10/27/2008 01:32:11 PM
The image is way too glamed-up in PS the have a true Street Photography sense or feel. It has far more of a commercial feel which gives me the odd feeling this could win. I wouldn't be surprised.
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10/27/2008 11:31:16 AM
This is awesome! One of my top 2 so far. I love your processing. It goes so well with the way that nostalgic looking sweater :)
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10/27/2008 10:36:35 AM
My choice for the blue.
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10/27/2008 09:50:26 AM
I love the picture. The comp and the concept. I really don't like the processing though.
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10/27/2008 09:04:32 AM
The boldness and of the letters makes for a great combination with the intensity the man is reading what he is...
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