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A quiet retreat
A quiet retreat

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Challenge: Street Photography III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Oct 25, 2008
Aperture: F 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Snapshot, Candid
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2008

As usual, I tend to go for strong perspectives. This shot was an awful lot of detail to pack into 720 pixels, but I think I've improved my sharpening techniques recently and was able to pull it off.

Pre-challenge notes:
Maybe a mid-5? Not sure about this one. Some may find it too processed for street photography. On the other hand, overprocessed normally does well here. My expectation is that a variety of personal definitions of this topic will result in the comments being both positive and negative on the same aspects of the image. My wife prefers this one to my outtake. My theory is that my wife's preference and judgment runs counter to overall DPC trends, and her choice is the one that will do poorly. This ought to be interesting.

Post-challenge notes:
A little disappointing, and during the challenge I thought it may have been that my approach was not "streety" enough. I see from the results that many higher rated entries were obviously staged shots and some were even further from the concept of street photography than mine was. My conclusion is that my choice of processing did not have sufficient impact to do better.

Place: 109 out of 146
Avg (all users): 5.1916
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9815
Avg (non-participants): 5.2920
Views since voting: 767
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 167
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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06/02/2009 03:34:25 PM
Steve, coming back to this one, I totally understand why Pawdrix asked the WAYSMTP question. To me this image is more about the surroundings and less about the person. I think the point is, typically the person should be the main subject. From my point of view, I also wondered during this challenge if perhaps this was a set up. There were a lot of set ups in the street challange, which I found particularly irritating and disappointing as it took away from the whole essence of the challenge. (And for what it's worth, I got a lot of those WAYSMTP comments during the side challange)
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06/02/2009 03:04:02 PM
She looks tired and lonely, full of thought.
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11/03/2008 01:52:55 PM
Really nice lines and composition overall. The picture is a little static as far as emotion, but the technicals and lines are spot on. Good shadows too.
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11/03/2008 12:43:04 AM
I See from your photographers comments you have my trouble, too much story, not enough photography.

Message edited by author 2008-11-03 01:04:31.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2008 09:42:15 PM
Good composition. I like the empty space filled with the energy of shadows.
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11/02/2008 05:01:27 PM
very cool!
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11/02/2008 09:13:05 AM
Not sure if it's my old age, monitor, or what, but the image feels a little soft. Compositionally it's fine. I like how the camera is lower than just normal standing height to take the shot.
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10/31/2008 09:18:26 PM
Meets Challenge:2
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10/30/2008 12:01:56 PM
I do quite like the quietness of this. Really looks to be a lovely place to sit and relax.
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10/27/2008 08:14:26 PM
A good composition ... not sure if this falls into the category of street photography
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10/27/2008 05:15:16 PM
Nice colors and use of the natural light.
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10/27/2008 12:52:13 PM
Why are you showing me this person?
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