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Plethora of Pensioners at Platform Nine
Plethora of Pensioners at Platform Nine

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Nine (Basic Editing)
Collection: Rubbish stuff
Camera: Olympus Stylus 770 SW
Location: Manchester
Date: Sep 10, 2009
Aperture: f/4.2
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2009

Had a 'point and shoot' with me when I saw this opportunity for '9'. I'm not too happy with the crop but once I'd straightened it, this area of interest kind of defined itself. Also, a square crop maximises the real estate for the 640px limit.

Place: 63 out of 165
Avg (all users): 5.5000
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 5.2373
Avg (non-participants): 5.6148
Views since voting: 711
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 194
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2009 11:44:57 PM
A shallower depth of field would have made this a little less cluttered.
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09/22/2009 10:59:00 PM
Maybe they are waiting for the Harry Potter train? :D What an interesting group to capture. Wonder who belongs to all that luggage :)
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09/22/2009 04:44:16 PM
Nice street shot..I would have waited for the guy with his back turned to do a 180, but thats just me.
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09/21/2009 04:16:40 PM
yep 9
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09/20/2009 10:08:37 AM
title made me laugh. say that nine times fast. :~)
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09/19/2009 09:18:04 AM
I'll put money on this being Manchester Piccadilly...am I right ;-)
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09/18/2009 03:52:50 AM
I love the composition, especially the people going into the station. The shirt of the lady looking into the camera seems over exposed and I wish the guy with his back to us (the one talking to the ladies) was either at a different angle or off to the side more - my eye keeps landing on his butt lol.

In some ways I think this was a hard challenge to meet with 9 being an integral part of the story but you definitely nailed that part of the challenge. Nicely done!
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09/16/2009 04:41:42 PM
Nice take on the challenge and bonus point for using the word "plethora" in the title :)
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09/16/2009 03:29:22 PM
Great perspective .. Whites seem a little more exposed - could be just my monitor ..Just need a tad bit more contrast.. a play with levels and curves would have really brought this image out and made my vote change from a 7 to 8 or 9!
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09/16/2009 02:04:37 PM
this photo should have more highter contrast
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09/16/2009 09:03:41 AM
I love this candid photo. Excellent composition.
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09/16/2009 05:16:09 AM
I like this image. I have a soft spot for well done street photography, and I like the way this one fits into the challenge. There are many, many areas of interest that keep my eye moving, all the while holding it inside the frame save the one lady on the end of the leading line on the right side. Even still, my eye likes this one, but the tones are flat. There are some true whites, but the blacks are definitely missing. With a simple contrast of curves adjustment, this one would portray a great deal more drama. Here is the adjustment I would have made:


That is with a simple, 30 second curves layer added to the entire image. Even still, I like what you have seen and captured here. I am voting this one a 7, but with a few slight adjustments this one would have crawled even higher for me. Nice capture.
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09/16/2009 02:22:53 AM
Nice shot.
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09/16/2009 01:06:10 AM
Like the "existing" 9. Like the B&W, nice tones.
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