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Unsung Heros
Unsung Heros
amathiasphoto


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200 f4-5.6 G IF-ED
Location: Dallas, Oregon
Date: Jul 9, 2008
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 250th
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Shot last summer after a brush fire

Statistics
Place: 127 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.3253
Avg (commenters): 7.2647
Avg (participants): 6.3641
Avg (non-participants): 6.0972
Views since voting: 1187
Views during voting: 694
Votes: 495
Comments: 70
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 08:09:03 PM
Black and white works very good here, well done :)
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03/17/2009 05:16:55 PM
Great capture, but something about it tells me it is staged, is it? I will give you the benefit of the doubt. 9
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03/17/2009 03:01:20 PM
nice... well done.
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03/17/2009 02:42:01 PM
What an intensity of gaze. Simple, unprepossessing photograph, but utterly compelling. I do wish the eyes were as sharp as the lips and the badge, but it's a quibble. 8 from me.
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03/17/2009 02:09:11 PM
Good environmental portrait. Nice detail in the face, and I like his expression.
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03/17/2009 11:22:01 AM
great
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03/17/2009 08:37:31 AM
I this this man has so much character, I bet those eyes have seen some stories.
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03/17/2009 04:58:08 AM
Great character shot!
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03/17/2009 01:42:42 AM
Nice portrait.
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03/16/2009 10:11:19 PM
Wonderful textures. This looks great in black and white.
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03/16/2009 09:38:59 PM
Very nice closeup. You should give him a copy of this.
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03/16/2009 08:38:47 PM
Great portrait. Nice use of black and white.
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03/16/2009 03:09:53 PM
an honorable tribute to the profession... 8
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03/16/2009 08:02:01 AM
Stunning portrait !
"One picture is worth ten thousand words" applies very well here.
my vote 10
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03/16/2009 04:41:35 AM
Don't assume that because you have an affinity for your subject, the rest of the world will too. Otherwise, a good workmanlike photo.
03/16/2009 03:43:27 AM
looks staged to me nice shot but very portraity not candid
03/15/2009 08:25:24 PM
Great Portrait
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03/15/2009 06:56:58 PM
Piercing eyes
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03/15/2009 05:56:28 PM
The truth. Makes me thankful. Very realistic.
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03/15/2009 03:36:22 PM
Powerful documentary type portrait. 7
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03/15/2009 03:27:58 PM
Very good portrait and an unsung hero for sure!
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03/15/2009 03:13:50 PM
Wow, excellent portrait! That face is processed just right, as is his expression. Beautiful. Added to favourites. ~10
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03/15/2009 01:26:48 PM
I wish the whole face was as sharp as the beard and hat, still a great portrait.
03/15/2009 12:00:41 PM
Very fine documentary image
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03/15/2009 10:25:41 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 10:06:21 AM
Very good detail and a nice face.
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03/15/2009 05:22:40 AM
strong



;D brano
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03/15/2009 02:09:41 AM
excellent environmental potrait , 7
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03/14/2009 09:13:23 PM
Yes they are. Great capture!
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03/14/2009 08:29:12 PM
This image made me smile. Great capture of an unsung hero!
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03/14/2009 07:35:12 PM
And that's the truth. Nice shot.
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03/14/2009 06:05:21 PM
Great expression captured.
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03/14/2009 09:38:29 AM
Captured a lot in this portrait!
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03/14/2009 07:18:46 AM
This is a wonderful portrait. The eyes really speak to me.
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03/14/2009 01:49:35 AM
Indeed! Lovely portrait!
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03/13/2009 07:44:01 PM
Excellent portrait of a hard working man.
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03/13/2009 07:36:55 PM
Superb portrait
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03/13/2009 06:12:15 PM
Simple but striking. Intelligence and experience in those eyes. A good man. 7.
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03/13/2009 04:09:10 PM
Great face, his bright eyes really stand out without looking pimped (thanks in part to the smudged face), I like the silver tones on top but feel a bit blinded by the brightness - it makes me want to scroll down so I can see his face without competition! The overall effect is very nice, however.
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03/13/2009 03:04:13 PM
Very good I like this 9
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03/13/2009 02:39:57 PM
He is going to smile or spit. Back up!
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03/13/2009 12:27:35 PM
As far as portraits this will be my highest rated so far, well done!
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03/13/2009 10:46:31 AM
Excellent capture and title
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03/13/2009 10:39:54 AM
Excellent detail and post processing. Great photograph, congratulations!
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03/13/2009 09:55:14 AM
Perfect in b&w.
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03/13/2009 09:11:09 AM
His face being dirty really brings out the nature of the job. Nice DOF.
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03/12/2009 10:50:33 PM
Nice portrait with a lot of details.
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03/12/2009 09:57:34 PM
What a great face. Beautiful portrait, great detail on the face and hair. Intense eyes.
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03/12/2009 08:55:04 PM
well done environmental portrait, i like the B&W treatment
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03/12/2009 06:52:13 PM
Nice detail with good natural lighting. The story is great.
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03/12/2009 06:04:40 PM
I have a shot of my nephew coming off the fire line in CA...it is something...really like your tones in the photo...
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03/12/2009 04:55:48 PM
fantastic
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03/12/2009 03:45:11 PM
A very strong portrait
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03/12/2009 01:51:21 PM
This has so much more potential. It is a great pic, unfortunately the processing has left it a little flat still.IMO
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03/12/2009 12:46:50 PM
I agree with the title. Good pic
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03/12/2009 12:05:32 PM
Incredible portrait. Something like this would win one of the Environmental Portrait challenges.
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03/12/2009 10:58:33 AM
Great shot.
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03/12/2009 03:34:33 AM
Great rugged mans, man portrait.
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03/12/2009 12:03:26 AM
Probably would have tried to center the subject in this one for better impact. Still, a good shot.
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03/11/2009 06:59:01 PM
amazing black and white portrait. great job.
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03/11/2009 04:34:57 PM
Great detail in the face. I think a bit more contrast could really add some "grit" to this shot.
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03/11/2009 04:24:02 PM
very nice portrait
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03/11/2009 03:40:49 PM
The eyes are windows to the soul, these are kind and concerned eyes and you've captured this extremely well. Excellent PP and detail. Very well done! 10
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03/11/2009 01:57:21 PM
amazing textures in this image ... I really ting that b/w was a great choice here ... he has a warmth and friendliness about him that completely draws me in ...
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03/11/2009 12:57:24 PM
Great environmental portrait!
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03/11/2009 12:46:54 PM
very nice portrait and great pp
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03/11/2009 11:44:11 AM
Nice shot well captured portrait
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03/11/2009 08:18:15 AM
What an interesting character
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03/11/2009 07:08:05 AM
Hrm. Unsung? I think they've been sung a few times. Anyhow, that's not about the pic...

It doesn't really grab me emotionally, but there's a good handful of things I do like about it.
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03/11/2009 06:54:17 AM
Yes they are. What would we do without them? Great expresion on his face.
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