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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Location: Sacramento,ca
Date: Jun 10, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009

I love this shot these two guys walked the pride parade route holding hands while being screamed at by protester the whole time. I had never seen a pride parade and was ony to proud of these two guys.

Statistics
Place: 438 out of 531
Avg (all users): 4.9910
Avg (commenters): 6.1333
Avg (participants): 4.9112
Avg (non-participants): 5.2407
Views since voting: 510
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 223
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/22/2009 08:53:10 PM
The composition in this image is lacking and I don't care for the heaviness of the hues and contrast. However, the message is a strong one that works.
01/22/2009 07:53:49 PM
A very important photograph, it's an interesting moment in time captured well. Technically it is not the best photo in this challenge because of the harsh light, etc. that comes with taking candids. Apart from that though, I give you extra points for posting this. I was considering these for my entry but another one won out. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/52130/120/702403.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/52130/120/702403.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/52130/120/750847.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/52130/120/750847.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Good luck!
01/22/2009 01:40:27 PM
Too contrasty for my taste...You've lost some detail (like in the back pack) that should be there, I fear. And I would have liked to have seen their feet or less of their legs.. cropped at the ankles (or any joint) is a no-no, I think.
01/21/2009 09:17:23 PM
John the rabid conservative gives you kudos for such a great shot, this belongs on a poster.
01/21/2009 09:07:19 AM
Great capture, congratulations!
01/20/2009 05:25:53 PM
Processing seems a bit harsh -- or maybe it's the lighting. But good photojournalism. I like the irnoy.
01/19/2009 01:13:28 PM
I'm not quite sure what the statement is here. Perhaps just illustrating the opposition to convention?
01/18/2009 08:05:36 PM
Excellent use of paradox! Lighting could have been better, but, sometimes you have to take what you got to get a shot like this. Scoring high for the photojournalistic quality.
01/18/2009 02:23:27 PM
Nice colors and contrast. and a good story too. :)
01/17/2009 01:53:44 PM
interesting
01/17/2009 10:54:03 AM
great candid shot, love the vibrancy of the red, the signs in black and white where a good choice.
01/17/2009 04:05:57 AM
the crop is all wrong and the image is too contrasty
01/16/2009 01:17:02 PM
very strong political statement - well composed and delivered
01/16/2009 10:42:58 AM
WOW!! OMG!! I've been looking at this for a couple of minutes studying the scene, enjoying the powerful juxtaposition, and then (being a little slow I know) it just hit me like ton of bricks that you desaturated everythingn but the gay couple, illustrating how black & white the anti-gay marriage viewpoint is. There may be some technical imperfections to nitpick, but nothing that takes away from the powerful impact of how you composed and processed this. I can't wait to share your shot with my family/friends when the voting is over.
01/16/2009 01:15:05 AM
Great image with a solid message. Not sure about the selective desat but I don't think it hurts either.


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