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Pa taking a break
Pa taking a break
nemesise1977


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Canon
Location: Beggs
Date: Apr 18, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Was struggeling with what to enter, then on Monday My grandfather was killed in an accident on his farm reminded me of this photo I took of him. Simple clear and nothing fancy, just good clean work. Much like him.
Taken on my sons 3rd birthday 4/18/2008 in Beggs Oklahoma.

Statistics
Place: 718 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.3293
Avg (commenters): 6.0909
Avg (participants): 5.3349
Avg (non-participants): 5.2973
Views since voting: 507
Views during voting: 643
Votes: 498
Comments: 49
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/17/2009 07:40:58 PM
Nice contemplative portrait.
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03/17/2009 11:55:11 AM
What's Pa taking a break from? Nicely executed portrait. Suffers a bit from some blown highlights here and there.
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03/17/2009 10:01:15 AM
Great portrait, the thoughtful expression makes it interesting and adds personality to it.
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03/16/2009 09:50:35 PM
Makes me smile. He looks like a hard-working man.
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03/16/2009 08:02:17 PM
nicely done. love the bw

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 03:36:48 PM
Over all its a nice shot, The lighting is a little harsh on the hat, and the hands.
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03/16/2009 02:52:49 PM
cool lookin' pa .!!. great shot and excellent in b&w .. :)
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03/16/2009 10:15:05 AM
great portrait - i realy like it
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03/16/2009 04:11:18 AM
light a bit harsh
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03/15/2009 03:58:51 PM
Nice shot and the lighting was good. Good expression.
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03/15/2009 03:01:14 PM
Interpretation of Topic: Interesting Choice
Photography: Black and White really works for this photo, how sharp!
Viewers Reaction: You can see Pa thinking, very nice.
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03/15/2009 12:04:21 PM
loads of character....great candid
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03/15/2009 12:02:12 PM
A good candid photo.
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03/15/2009 05:38:52 AM
nice snap shot


take care ;)


brano
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03/14/2009 10:31:13 PM
B&W really works in this image
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03/14/2009 10:25:23 PM
Good capture. I love the rugged real life pictures. you did a good job.
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03/14/2009 09:30:05 PM
Pensive.
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03/14/2009 05:40:46 PM
Don't be afraid to get in way close to that great face and really show it off.
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03/14/2009 05:17:28 PM
The highlights need to be toned down. They are a bit hot.
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03/14/2009 02:35:54 PM
Black and White conversion on this photo is spot-on. Unfortunately I don't have the same emotional connection to this photo that you do, so the subject doesn't strike me as much. Excellent capture of this moment in time though.
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03/14/2009 12:13:23 PM
toning is plus, just little overexposed in spots though
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03/14/2009 12:05:04 PM
Nice portrait in a natural enivorment. Good use of black and white.
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03/14/2009 02:16:14 AM
Wonderful portrait with nice contrasts.
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03/14/2009 12:48:21 AM
Good human interest capture. 7
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03/13/2009 09:24:04 PM
great B&W tones- lots of character.
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03/13/2009 07:31:23 PM
Lovely high cast character shot
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03/13/2009 03:20:31 PM
He looks like he's considering something important. Perhaps a tad more contrast would bring the details on this out a little more.
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03/13/2009 01:37:03 PM
Good portrait that speaks about the subject
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03/13/2009 10:46:50 AM
Great portrait, very evocative.
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03/13/2009 12:35:03 AM
Nice candid snap.
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03/12/2009 08:21:48 PM
A little to much light but nice subject and story.
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03/12/2009 04:56:59 PM
I like the candid/unposed feeling to this
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03/12/2009 02:23:09 PM
Great face.
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03/12/2009 12:48:51 PM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
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03/12/2009 12:11:04 PM
Even though this is more of a candid shot you captured alot of "him" if you know what I mean. Looking at this it's almost like I know him, he looks like a hard working guy, means well in all he does, likes helping people out. Great shot.
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03/12/2009 12:03:09 PM
Nice, intimate portrait. I like the b/w. The two lines to the right of his head are a bit distracting, but I like how much detail was preserved on the shirt, even in the unlit side.
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03/12/2009 10:43:42 AM
what an awesome photo of a loved one.
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03/12/2009 01:17:54 AM
Nice pensive pose. It's a little blown out on parts of the skin and cap. Nice detail on the clothing and the background tells us a little about what Pa does.
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03/11/2009 11:55:58 PM
good choice in b&w
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03/11/2009 11:43:03 PM
lighting a little harsh, some details loss in the highlights. I always feel that for these type of shots , a little underexposure on the highlights portion would be good to retain detail, then use advanced processing to get detail out of the shadow areas. Tough but possible. Another alternative would be employing HDR
Also would have preferred and even more out of focus background (better bokeh)
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03/11/2009 09:43:15 PM
what a treasure, really like your tones
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03/11/2009 08:16:27 PM
Nicely captured candid moment. It seems goofy to focus on such a small detail, but I like how he's wearing his watch. It contributes a genuineness to the photo which I appreciate.
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03/11/2009 05:51:12 PM
great portrait
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03/11/2009 05:05:15 PM
Quite the pensive look he has. While some people may have commented that parts of the images highlights are blown out, I dont mind them, and feel that it adds to the image.
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03/11/2009 01:10:37 PM
the light is a little harsh, and the crop a little tight on the left side.
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03/11/2009 09:32:04 AM
nice conversion to b&w
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03/11/2009 09:10:29 AM
A well deserved break, I'm sure! Nice tonal range.
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03/11/2009 08:48:27 AM
nice black and white portrait
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03/11/2009 05:57:34 AM
Really nice capture. I reckon the light on the hands and hat is a little distracting, but I still like it. :D
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