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Whistler's Brother
2nd PlaceWhistler's Brother
franktheyank


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Seattle
Date: Dec 23, 2009
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2009

Thanks everyone. I'm blown away by the positive reactions and kind words from the membership. Yes it was totally candid. I was walking around Green Lake and past this guy. I snuck around a tree about 30 feet away to catch him exhale the smoke from his cigar. Sometimes you just get lucky.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.8104
Avg (commenters): 8.5455
Avg (participants): 6.3800
Avg (non-participants): 6.9441
Views since voting: 5378
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 211
Comments: 29
Favorites: 12 (view)


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02/23/2011 03:19:11 PM
Just seen this, it is wonderful, love it. Great use of B&W, nice tones, contrast and bokeh. Added to fav's.
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03/30/2010 04:35:17 PM
Maybe he was thinking over that cross-cultural, opposites and exotics attract, long distance relationship... I checked your portfolio after reading your wise advice to young spiritualspatula... Very nice photo too.

Message edited by author 2010-03-30 16:35:46.
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03/24/2010 10:05:42 PM
awesome shot .. even the ground seems to be smoking .. !! ..:)
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01/12/2010 07:30:15 AM
I love this one !!
great job !
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01/09/2010 06:40:11 PM
This is indeed awesome. Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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01/06/2010 10:32:59 PM
Just amazing!
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01/06/2010 01:13:40 PM
This is so awesome! Wonder what it is about cigarettes/cigars and smoke that makes a photo so dramatic and interesting. But it sure does. Congratulations on 2nd place!
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01/06/2010 11:28:14 AM
I can't believe 2 people gave this a 1??!! Congrats!
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01/06/2010 10:43:09 AM
Congrats, I really love this. Very well captured!
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01/06/2010 08:51:58 AM
Certainly one of the best of the challenge. By a mile. :)

Congrats.
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01/06/2010 08:35:41 AM
I'm glad this did well - it's so good! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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01/06/2010 07:51:20 AM
Great capture! Congrats!
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01/06/2010 07:22:05 AM
Well done!!
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01/06/2010 01:40:15 AM
Happy to see this ribbon! Congrats!
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01/06/2010 12:49:52 AM
Three cheers for the ribbon! WTG, Frank, nice shot!
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01/06/2010 12:44:31 AM
Congrats with the first ribbon! Way to go.
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01/06/2010 12:23:26 AM
congrats Frank on a fine image and the first ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2010 11:46:04 PM
I don't know if this was staged or not, but I really love the artsy feel to this. Great DOF and I love the smoke trail.
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01/05/2010 06:11:47 PM
My favorite. My only ten.
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01/05/2010 04:57:05 AM
Beautiful work!!!
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01/04/2010 05:32:36 PM
nice shot- top 5
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01/02/2010 12:02:40 AM
wa nicely taken, though the work is no doubt good but candid word should be clear and same for all other subjects
01/01/2010 08:09:16 PM
Great DOF, subject, and framing. I wonder how much time he spends on those sideburns....
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01/01/2010 10:39:48 AM
Oh this is great. Conjures up reminders of a young Bob Dylan.
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12/30/2009 06:00:37 PM
superb!
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12/30/2009 12:02:44 PM
Brilliant! A ribbon goes here.
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12/30/2009 10:08:03 AM
Very very good, I am sure this will ribbon, well done
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12/30/2009 12:44:24 AM
Great shot, interesting background (looks like the set from the Wizard of Oz) and subject. Great use of selective focus and B&W. Perhaps my favorite.
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12/30/2009 12:10:09 AM
great b and w conversion and the smoke looks great...good luck with this 8
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