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Fish & Chips
Fish & Chips
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Challenge: Free Study 2008-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Wandsworth, London
Date: Dec 29, 2008
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 22
Galleries: Portraiture, Street
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2008

Great old character with his grandson from a local chippy in Wandsworth, London.

Took the shot as a Hand Held HDR and combined using photomatrix.

Statistics
Place: 106 out of 407
Avg (all users): 5.9497
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.8302
Avg (non-participants): 6.1887
Views since voting: 927
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 159
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/08/2009 05:40:25 AM
I really like the way you processed this. Very interesting slice of life.
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01/08/2009 01:34:40 AM
Originally posted by knowvak:

I really like this one...I'm curious as to how this would be without the younger man in the picture?

Do you want the address, then?
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01/08/2009 12:48:19 AM
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brilliant environmental portrait filled with emotion, story, meaning
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2009 06:01:19 AM
Its a good capture the older one looks quite a character
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01/07/2009 04:52:30 AM
This is so close to brilliant. If I could just forgive you for this processing technique (I've seen it somewhere, but I can't recall what it's called I'm sorry ... actually I'm not sorry!), then it would be brilliant. Unreservedly.

It's a really good documentary photograph ... part way between art and reportage, which is a lovely place for a photographer to be! It's certainly far more than a portrait. Yes it reports showing us what's going on here, what they sell, what they communicate to their customers; stuff like that. But it also editorialises, in that it reveals how these guys feel about their business, about themselves, and especially about each other. They're family of course; got to be.

And it reaches beyond just this one shop. By implication it suggests that if these guys can pause for a moment, and can look like this, presumably so could the busy people in all the similar High Street businesses that we take for granted. I could see it as part of a series. In fact it should be.

So, it's too emotional to be journalism; too factual to be art. I like that. Just can't quite love that processing. 9.
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01/06/2009 09:28:56 PM
this is an awesome photo... a photo that will stand the test of time
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01/06/2009 01:32:05 PM
norman rockwell would like!
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01/06/2009 06:14:48 AM
love the processing here. terrific
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01/05/2009 03:24:11 PM
I find the tone mapping to be too severe for my taste. Otherwise, a good workmanlike photo.
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01/05/2009 01:28:14 PM
WB seems a little odd, but it also seems that this was the result of a look you were trying to achieve.
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01/04/2009 07:01:34 PM
Lucisarts? well done, taken from the mundane to highly interesting!
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01/04/2009 02:37:48 PM
I'm sure some will dislike the heavy processing but to me the picture succeeds in the expressions of the two men. Father/son? Good luck!
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01/03/2009 11:11:04 PM
Really interesting environmental portrait. I have only one small nitpick...it seems to be running slightly downhill to the left.
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01/03/2009 02:15:49 AM
Cool processing!
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01/02/2009 10:30:22 PM
Very nice. Such a wonderful shot of daily life.
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01/02/2009 09:03:15 PM
love the processing of this!
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01/02/2009 10:36:18 AM
Splendid shot and effect. A bit of more contrast would have been better for me(again a very personal choice). 8.
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01/01/2009 03:12:36 PM
I really like this alot. It may be busy to some, but you've summed up an institution in this shot. I will assume that this is father and son, and this has been a family business for a very long time. I love the "Happy Christmas" sign and the opening and closing notices. They run a well organized and I'm betting well loved shop with many, many regular customers. Nice touch with the editing as well.
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01/01/2009 12:06:38 PM
I really like this one...I'm curious as to how this would be without the younger man in the picture?
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01/01/2009 10:16:53 AM
Norman Rockwell lives. Very nice. BOL 8
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01/01/2009 08:49:13 AM
interesting pp
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01/01/2009 02:12:41 AM
I like the subject and the pose, but an not sure about the edit...there are some distracting shadows here...6
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