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Mr. Lee, 81
Mr. Lee, 81

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Jul 31, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2009

I've wanted to capture Mr. Lee in a photo for a while now--finally was able to do it in a clandistine, candid type of way. He has a million stories, and I've heard a few of them. He always wants to send me home with a bike or a trike for one of my boys and he is know around the neighborhood as the go to guy for old bikes.

This is his shop, full of parts and tools. No, make that crammed full of parts and tools! Lighting is a daylight small window camera right along with a door that is open to the outside.
Used Nik Silver for my conversion plus some local burning/dodging.

Had hoped it might score more highly, but I'm pleased with it on a personal level. Thanks for your votes and comments.

Place: 109 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.0513
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.0252
Avg (non-participants): 6.1351
Views since voting: 813
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 156
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/08/2009 10:35:43 AM
great, fun portrait. 7 from me.
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08/08/2009 06:42:55 AM
Great shot Mark, what a story and what character!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2009 09:59:39 AM
This made me smile. I'd love to sit and listen to his stories.
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08/04/2009 09:57:52 PM
excellent B&W. Mr. Lee makes you want to instantly like him. Old tinkers are cool. Just a paintbrush away from Norman Rockwell.
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08/04/2009 09:06:00 AM
awesome...he's the same age as my dad:' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/971/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_751440.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/971/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_751440.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' 8
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08/03/2009 10:16:32 PM
Still tinkering in his garage. Great portrait! 8
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08/02/2009 11:51:17 PM
An excellant candid portrait of a venerable character - the bike repair man. The author has obviously used flash, but it's not that noticable - the various highlights are not overdone, the setting is very natural, the pose is perfect capture of a moment in time. This would be a good subject for a photo journal piece on the life and times of a mechanic. Nicely done - one of my favorites so far.
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08/02/2009 05:50:46 PM
Great environmental portrait. Looks like you even caught him mid-sentence.
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08/01/2009 11:01:55 PM
Love it
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08/01/2009 02:58:11 AM
I'm guessing there isn't a bicycle part he doesn't have or can't fix. I bet he has some great stories
This is a beautiful documentary shot that works so well in B&W, I wish there were more like this on here.
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