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A Senior Moment
A Senior Moment

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Challenge: Candid V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: West Houston St. and Thompson St. , New York City
Date: Apr 19, 2009
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO: 220
Shutter: 1/125s
Galleries: Candid, Street
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2009

I took a drive randomly into the city and ended up visiting a friend of mine on West Houston Street in Manhattan. He works at a custom tee shirt stand right on the street and figured it would be a good spot to take some photos. I walked to the corner of Thompson and saw this poor old man standing there.

I took this shot from a good distance away. I wanted to keep it a candid moment. I was lucky to also get the family in the background.

The intentions of this photo entry are to express the true diversity of the characteristics NYC has to provide, and nothing else!

I hope you can see the true beauty in this picture as I do.... enjoy!


On photoshop I played with the brightness, contrast, hues, saturation and sharpness. Everything else is as is.

Place: 21 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.7600
Avg (non-participants): 6.0828
Views since voting: 1100
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 195
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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04/29/2009 10:00:32 PM
congrats on your colorful shot. it draws me to look more then once. love the bag hanging off of his right side.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2009 10:08:26 PM
Excellent focus and DOF. :D Cute title too!
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04/25/2009 11:21:15 PM
Great title and what a pose!
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04/25/2009 12:47:12 PM
One of the few entries where the photographer knows what a candid photograph is. 8
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04/24/2009 12:13:20 PM
The ability to recognise a candid moment is the most important skill a photographer can develop and the author has done a wonderful job of recognizing that moment and capturing it in a simple and effective composition. While not supremely artistic, is does convey meaning which is a plus - not every candid moment can be viewed as "artistic". A minor technical fault in that the image could be a little sharper, it suits the overall emotional impact well and thus is very adequate. A top ten contender and a potential ribbon contender. Well done.
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04/24/2009 01:40:06 AM
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04/23/2009 03:11:06 PM
Great shot, just a little cropping on the right side to eliminate some clutter. An 8.
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04/22/2009 10:36:39 PM
Great candid shot and the title really fits.

Note-I am not voting in this challenge just commenting on the ones that I can per request in the candid scores forum.
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04/22/2009 08:00:09 PM
Very nice. Great moment captured. It's busy, but it works because the colors repeat throughout the photo.
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04/22/2009 04:59:39 PM
Apart from the background being busy this is a good takre for the challenge...7
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04/22/2009 07:44:27 AM
Great catch - good thinking. Nicely done.
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