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Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Frankfurt
Date: Feb 24, 2009
Galleries: Street
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2010

This is not posed and I have a witness (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mephisto) who can verify this scene was something we simply came upon.

(Borrowed this from my portfolio at 1x because my hard drive with this file on it hasn't arrived yet.)


[Jan. 22nd, 2010 07:44:07 PM]

Hard drive arrived - yay! Not that I'll be needing the original to defend my top five or anything - just glad to get the hard drive. :-)

I love this picture. DPC doesn't love it as much, but that's OK. I'm pleased with the score (currently at my average - isn't that nice for a "best of" thing!) and the comments and the fav from Ben. It's all good!

[Jan. 28th, 2010 02:30:36 PM]

P.S. The guy looking in the trash is looking for recyclables. Bottles both glass and plastic are worth cold, hard cash.


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So it didn't hit 6 from the voters, but it did win a pretty blue ribbon from a jury! How VERY cool is that? I'm flabbergasted! Thanks very much!!

Statistics
Place: 177 out of 445
Avg (all users): 5.9766
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9797
Avg (non-participants): 5.9661
Views since voting: 1486
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 256
Comments: 69
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/29/2012 11:48:57 AM
Wow. I had not seen this. It is fantastic. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music posted it with some others in this thread.
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10/23/2010 02:50:22 AM
Still so cool.
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07/29/2010 10:04:27 PM
This so, so cool shot has so much in it. The first thing I noticed was the guy checking out the bin. Then, that photographer! Lol.
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07/27/2010 10:00:47 PM
This is one of those images that will scream at folks... or barely whimper. I gave it a 5... *cringe*

But, I should have studied it more. I'm glad it gave you a good place in the side challenge!
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03/12/2010 08:52:00 AM
I love this capture and your processing is perfect!
Wonderful scene to happen upon...and kudos to you for "seeing it".
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03/12/2010 02:58:52 AM
This reminds me of a Norman Rockwell painting. I liked it the first time I saw this and I like it more now.
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02/16/2010 11:02:17 PM
The more I look at this shot, the more wonderful it is. It looks like a compliation of shots and I am amazed to read it's actually not. Talk about being in the right place at the right time AND seeing it. Can't get much more perfect than this for a candid. Processing choice is fabulous, too.

Hate typos. :)

Message edited by author 2010-02-17 01:34:01.
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02/08/2010 11:41:21 PM
Congrats Deb--an engaging image!
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02/08/2010 12:42:57 PM
Deb, you've got fancy new bling. Well done and much deserved.
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02/07/2010 02:43:46 PM
I voted this a 7, but I wasn't sure if it was posed or not. For not being posed this is amazing! Nice Job!
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02/07/2010 02:22:26 PM
Finally the accolades you deserve! Way to go Deb!
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02/07/2010 01:12:49 PM
Best of the best, just like you, Deb!
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02/07/2010 12:54:36 PM
big congrats, mellie!
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02/07/2010 12:33:02 PM
Congrats on your Best-in-Show award! Whoo hoo!
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02/07/2010 12:11:07 PM
Congrats on your juried blue Deb!! I was already familiar with this shot at 1x - I love the way it 'looks' set-up, I love the colour palette too!

Well done.
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01/30/2010 05:13:28 PM
Such a lot going on here. This could be a Rockwell illustration -- there is so much character in it. I like your processing, I think it suits the scene perfectly. It is so clear and alive. Excellent.
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01/29/2010 03:48:09 PM
I love these candid shots where there are different people all doing their own thing. Livin' life!
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01/29/2010 03:38:33 PM
thought for sure this was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' muur88
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01/29/2010 12:24:26 PM
Oh, hah! This is yours! I gave it an 8, I think it borders on the believably surreal, if that makes any sense. Great job, Deb!
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01/29/2010 11:23:51 AM
Incredibly surreal for not being setup! Incredible either way, really. You did a great job on everything here, Deb. A visual feast!
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01/29/2010 10:45:48 AM
Awesome picture Deb! What characters you happened upon! Should have done better for sure!
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01/29/2010 10:34:23 AM
I thought this was by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' muur88 as well!
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01/29/2010 09:25:03 AM
Ha, I thought this was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' muur88 as well. I figured he had taken a trip to Germany this year!

So much going on, and I like the bits of turquoise/green. As someone told me, there are some great photos way down here! ;-)
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01/29/2010 09:15:22 AM
This is GREAT. What a slice of life. I thought I was New York city for sure for a second. But no. It's probably Hamburg. It looks like it, but I'm not sure. Wherever it is, it's a great candid.
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01/29/2010 09:05:53 AM
I loved this one! There were so many different stories to see -- you can just keep looking and find more and more in the photo.
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01/29/2010 08:17:23 AM
Utterly fantastic street shot Melethia. In my top few favourites of the challenge. Inspiring.
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01/29/2010 07:29:10 AM
Now I feel disappointed that you didn't submit the gorillapod portrait as your best of photo...;-)
But yes, this one definately is a high calibre street shot and deserves the attention it is getting from people!
I, too, would love to see a b&w version of this btw.
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01/29/2010 02:52:25 AM
Flavor of muur, but definitely deb.
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01/29/2010 01:22:41 AM
Aww Deb!! This is such a FABULOUS shot !! even if it was posed it is great and now I find out it is not posed WOW!! Gave an 8.
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01/29/2010 01:04:19 AM
Deb - such a shame this didn't score higher. I totally love it!!
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01/29/2010 12:31:22 AM
You know, I thought this was going to be a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' muur88 shot. I thought it was staged too. I loved all the stories in this shot! What a fond little farewell photo too. Should have scored higher!
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01/29/2010 12:20:30 AM
I figured a good chance that a shot obviously located in Frankfurt was yours. I still have an 80's map of Frankfurt on my bookshelf. I'm interested in finding out if this is where I think it is. Of course, after 28 years, I may not be able to find the exact location I am thinking of.

Placed pretty darn well for the yearly super-freestudy.
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01/29/2010 12:14:23 AM
Dang so close to being a 6. Well I'm glad it pulled itself up from the starting point. It's great
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 11:53:46 PM
The location brings me a sense of deja vu. This may be the place in Frankfurt where I remember seeing a woman with 2 awfully cute kids singing "Rockin' Robin" in German. (Quite memorable!) That was in the early 80's however, and could be a different part of the city. Is there a Bahnhof under the surface here?
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01/28/2010 11:35:12 PM
Classic Deb. I'll be shocked if it's not her swan song in German.
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01/28/2010 08:17:19 PM
hi Deb, i hope it goes well for you, I love this photo!
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01/28/2010 07:38:36 PM
Oh, Deb, I hope this is doing well for you. So much fun activity to take in (not unlike mine, but I'm being hammered in the comments!).
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01/28/2010 06:38:05 PM
I'm hanging this in the Posthumous Fantasy Art Gallery.
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01/28/2010 06:20:07 PM
I remember seeing this shot, must have been way back at the start of the year and really liking it then, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Melethia if I remember right.

There's so much to look at in this shot, it's like all little parts of life happening at the same time, but my favorite part has got to be the really obscure stance the girl is taking the photo from, and the photo she's taking of that guy with the bored expression!
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01/28/2010 04:03:52 PM
Ah well... I know who this is... wonderful photo...I really like the tones, and the diagonal my takes guiding me through the activities of the people...
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01/28/2010 01:56:44 PM
Lots to explore here. But ... why is that man examining the contents of the trash can? Looks like he's about to stick his hand in and extract something!
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01/28/2010 08:58:23 AM
So much to see and the perfect exposure to see all the busyness. That's what makes this a stellar street candid. Love it!
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01/27/2010 09:49:53 PM
i love the colors and clarity in the shot.. and that man looking inside what seems like a garbage can is just adding so much too the shot.. Don't know if the people in the shot are posing .. but you have done a great job at finding the right place and right time to shoot! 8
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01/27/2010 01:46:28 PM
Truly an awesome street shot, Deb. I know I commented on it last time I saw it, but here's another one for ya. I love the guy looking in the trash. Extra bonus points for the left foot being just slightly off the ground.
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01/27/2010 11:02:26 AM
Great shot. Must be something interesting inside that refuse bin.
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01/27/2010 01:10:32 AM
i really like this well done
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01/26/2010 05:43:42 PM
This is so good, looks planned but I would think it's not due to your title.
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01/26/2010 12:40:29 AM
LOL what the heck is she up to? Looks like somebody's going to need to dial 911 soon. And how about the dumpster diver here? What a good shot, almost Lachapelle like.. You get an 8.
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01/25/2010 12:36:27 PM
Oh...I just love this one! 8
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01/25/2010 11:23:52 AM
Hi deb. :) At 800 pixels, the guy on the far left resembles Ashton Kuchar.
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01/25/2010 10:23:15 AM
the guy looking in the garbage can cracks me up!
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01/25/2010 09:27:10 AM
LOL, great stories going on all over this image...well captured
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01/25/2010 08:45:28 AM
looks like everyone is having fun...great shot....really like the guy looking in the trash can
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01/24/2010 05:43:32 PM
Even in Germany some poor Boyfriend must pose for his camera wielding Girlfriend. Oh well. Nice capture with lots to look at.
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01/24/2010 02:05:14 PM
Was this staged?? If not this is truly a maginicent candid shot. Even when staged I love the idea behind this. marvelous. Woudl also love to see this in b&w. Speaks volumes. Without knowing if staged or not Ill give this a 9
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01/24/2010 07:45:26 AM
I love her!!!! What a fabulous find!......9
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01/24/2010 04:17:02 AM
Ah but I am happy to see you managed to get the file to enter this one! Well spotted and good luck!
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01/23/2010 09:49:37 PM
Most outstanding street shot where you have captured a multitude of individual and unrelated scenes. Awesome.
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01/23/2010 11:32:29 AM
What a great candid street scene, it's almost as if they all posed for you to make it perfect.
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01/23/2010 11:29:40 AM
A moment in time. Great feel of the city!
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01/23/2010 01:56:42 AM
love the pose of the photog.
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01/22/2010 09:49:29 PM
As much as I like the guy looking into the trash bin, I can find any single portion of the image that holds my attention.
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01/22/2010 07:40:24 PM
this is very entertaining - everyone in the picture looks posed!
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01/22/2010 07:04:57 PM
What a great street scene. Is this HDR? If it is, you did a good job of not overdoing it. If it's not. The exposure is excellent. 8
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01/22/2010 05:14:54 PM
I love there is so much happening in this shot. Fantastic capture of a scene.
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01/22/2010 12:56:51 PM
i like the lack of specific subject in this photo. gives it a 'where's waldo' style, where the viewer gets to decide what's important.
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01/22/2010 12:42:19 PM
interesting scene. lots of different stuff going on. 7
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01/22/2010 12:30:28 PM
LOL!! love this shot. excellent post processing. 8
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01/22/2010 08:40:28 AM
great street photography, must be Deb's, she does it best, love the pose on the guy in the center and the color of the skirt is perfect, plenty to keep the eye busy in this one
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