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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Saginaw, MI
Date: Oct 5, 2008
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2008

Passage. Time, distance, this image makes me think of this old man, taking this same walk down this same street, past these same buildings for decades without fail. I don't know, call me korny :-)
Anyways, I shot this on a shoot I did in Saginaw with [user]bmartuch[/user] earlier this month. We had a great time, and I got some cool shots that day.
I knew from the get go that this was gonna be b/w. I like the tonal range, and the dark-light balance. I fear the man doesn't pop out enough, but my wife assures me that it is the first thing she sees in the shot.
In ps-auto levels, crop, high pass, gradient map for b/w conversion, curves, levels adj layer to set black and white points, levels adj layer with mask to lighten the man up, resize, usm twice, border, sfw
thanks for checking out my pic :-)

Place: 173 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.7460
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 5.6593
Avg (non-participants): 5.9714
Views since voting: 594
Views during voting: 232
Votes: 126
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 11:16:36 PM
beautiful textures and composition.
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11/06/2008 03:43:20 PM
Wow, great shot Geno! I'm not voting on this because I know it's yours. The composition and the contrast are great. I've always been a sucker for high contrast B&W.
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11/06/2008 12:20:58 PM
Great use of b/w. I love the greytones and sharpness
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11/05/2008 05:28:23 PM
I think I would've loved to see the colors in those bricks. Nice shot though. 9
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11/03/2008 09:29:34 AM
One of my favourite images from the challenge. The title is fitting too. Nice for not having any modern artefacts like cell phones, air conditioners, etc.
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11/02/2008 11:24:02 AM
Nice choice for b&w. However, I think the person in the photo is lost - blending too much with the background. The lower right portion of the photo is too dark & cluttered for her/him to make an impact.
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11/02/2008 07:25:47 AM
Great processing. Like the gritty textures
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11/01/2008 08:34:31 PM
excellent contrast & textures in the shot. 6 , unfortunately I feel that the person in the shot did not really add to it. I think he blended too much into the shot.
I would have loved to have a model in red with the appropriate pose in this setting.....
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