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Challenge: Candid V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Bayside, Miami
Date: Apr 19, 2009
Galleries: Candid, Street
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2009

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Place: 5 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.5616
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.3208
Avg (non-participants): 6.6467
Views since voting: 2082
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 203
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2009 11:52:56 PM
what is he looking at? its his turn! and the game isnt started yet!! Besides this, thats a great photo!
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04/27/2009 10:07:16 PM
Great focus! I'm glad you went for B&W. Excellent contrast too! 9!
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04/27/2009 03:32:15 PM
Interestingly looking man, but because the white chess he is playing are too washed out I first could not figure out the heading.
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04/26/2009 01:53:23 AM
You've captured his intensity nicely. I kind of wish that we could see where his eyes are focused (presumably on the pieces of his opponent) 7
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04/25/2009 11:39:23 PM
I like the reflection of the chessboard in his glasses.
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04/25/2009 01:08:04 PM
One of the few entries where the photographer knows what a candid photograph is. 10
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04/24/2009 10:32:56 PM
Sometimes the little things are overlooked that make a major impact on an image that should be a winner. While the darks are highly detailed and well controlled, the whites are just slightly out of control on the left which is distracting when the image is viewed as a whole. When the individual pieces of the image are taken into account, the subject is extremely well lit and captured rich in detail and properly presented. The background, while properly vague, is too vague and could use some more definition to give the impression of depth and dimension as it appears to be flat which detracts from the foreground detail. There are quite a few technical issues with this image (like the washed out chess pieces) in the reviewers opinon. However, once again, the incredible subject with the rich detail and sense of purpose overcome the technical problems and make this a worthy entry into the challenge - perhaps even a top fifteen entry.
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04/24/2009 10:22:40 PM
9 from me... good stuff.
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04/22/2009 05:20:55 PM
Great candid... captured the real character of this guy... top 3 IMO
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04/22/2009 04:16:12 PM
Nice photo
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04/22/2009 11:41:41 AM
love the reflection of the board in his glasses
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04/22/2009 06:55:26 AM
He looks confident that he will win the game, I like that look, this photo is great I just wish he had the black pieces, the chessplay can be barely seen
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