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Rest stop for the homeless
Rest stop for the homeless

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Challenge: Benches (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Black & White
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Compact Hyperzoom Aspherical for Canon
Date: Nov 23, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2008

sharpend, converted to black and white, quick mask on blown out tree, finally brightened guy on bench.

Jason gave me the idea for title on shot.

Place: 53 out of 126
Avg (all users): 5.5658
Avg (commenters): 5.2222
Avg (participants): 5.3636
Avg (non-participants): 5.6804
Views since voting: 1092
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 152
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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02/20/2009 03:28:36 PM
Personally, I think that the blurring of the background trees tends to fit perfectly with what has been portrayed in this shot. This man's world may well be a 'blur' to him...or from one dream state to another, with everything blending in but his immediate surroundings since this is likely the only things that he feel connected to. At that moment, his only connection is to the bench and his own belongings.

Out of the tons of photos in here that have this type of a theme, I really think that this one has depth. Congrats on this capture!!! Nicely done!!!
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12/01/2008 04:06:55 AM
Congrats on a new personal best! Keep up the good work homey!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2008 09:38:36 AM
good image, background blur is distracting though
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11/28/2008 08:41:00 PM
Not to pick on your photo which is nicely composed and conveys a good emotional payload, but I'm getting tired of dreary benches.
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11/28/2008 11:23:46 AM
I like the composition - he appears to be sleeping which makes you wonder about leaving the guitar out in th eopen. The only disconcerting thing to me is it almost appears there's a cloth or something behind the bench, screening/blurring the background. Can't quite seem to reconcile that.
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11/27/2008 12:55:17 AM
A sad reality
11/26/2008 11:45:11 AM
sad but so true
11/25/2008 04:41:41 AM
not enough contrast otherwise an interesting image
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11/24/2008 06:49:09 PM
technically well done, but it doesn't move me
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11/24/2008 05:32:41 PM
What would they do without benches -
11/24/2008 12:35:22 AM
With exploitation candids, I hope to see something present in the initial capture that makes the shot worthy. This looks to be all processing. The processing is certainly well done, but the composition seems lacking.
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