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The Smoker
The Smoker

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Challenge: 1-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: New York City
Date: Mar 22, 2009
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Urban, Street
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2009

Candid shot of one of the patrons at one of my favorite food joints, they make the best Chicken Ceasar salad! They also have a great selection of beer:) I was standing across the boulevard, a pretty wide one with 4 lanes. Focal length about 52mm. I had to close the aperture a bit to 6.3 to get the right exposure since the shutter was 1.

POST PROCESS: Basic stuff, had to remove some yellows, played with Curves and Levels, the photo was cropped a bit.

Place: 55 out of 132
Avg (all users): 5.6304
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.4000
Avg (non-participants): 5.7419
Views since voting: 954
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 184
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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04/01/2009 07:21:05 PM
677021.jpgPostLuminous Award Nominee!

wonderful night/street shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2009 07:35:41 PM
You created a sense of wonderment here. Where is this place? what is this place? Excellent.
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03/29/2009 06:28:30 PM
Would like to see some movement here. It's an interesting looking place with good colors and nice subject matter.
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03/26/2009 01:57:31 AM
Smokers. Why do they always stand right at the door? (I speak as a reformed smoker of course)
Quick story: One of Australia's leading businessmen was showing a very distinguished European counterpart around Sydney's central business district. The visitor remarked they he was surprised at the number of prostitutes brazenly touting for business around the front of respectable office buildings in broad daylight. Our guy had to explain that they were all actually secretaries and other office staff sneaking outside for a smoke.

Your photograph is excellent. There's a very strange connection between the smoker and the wee person above the door. Maybe it's that they are about the same size., and dressed the same. Whatever, I like it. 7.
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03/25/2009 07:12:51 PM
I really like the colors and the composition of this shot.
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03/25/2009 10:37:01 AM
Interesting capture. Color tones are wonderful.
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03/24/2009 03:43:51 AM
I don't know what it is about this, maybe the (for me at least) unusual scenery, but I really like it. Great colors.
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03/23/2009 10:59:04 PM
I really love the colors in this and the "smoker" adds to it nicely!
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03/23/2009 09:03:51 AM
I like this photo, with its quiet intimacy and observation, but might like it even more if the right side was cropped to the edge of the red.
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