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Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: New York City
Camera: Nikon D2H
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f2.8-4.0D
Date: Jan 21, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2010

So happy to see the response to this shot... 2009 had not been a great photo year for me, and I wasn't even positive about this shot, but all the comments and faves really made realize that I like it.

Thank you!

Taken in Central Park in February of last year, there is not much that keeps this guy from playing.

Statistics
Place: 51 out of 445
Avg (all users): 6.4798
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4772
Avg (non-participants): 6.4902
Views since voting: 1129
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 248
Comments: 38
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/02/2010 06:18:58 PM
I see you shot Ralph Williams (again!). He is hard not to photograph, being there most of the time... winter, spring, summer, and fall!
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01/29/2010 11:02:46 PM
Wow. That's an amazing street shot. What a moment in such an amazing setting. I love street shots and this is the best shot I can remember seeing... ever. I love your treatment of the image as well.
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01/29/2010 08:48:51 PM
Great shot. I got a photo of this guy the other day during an engagement shoot. I love the light in this. I'm surprised there were so many people in the park during the blizzard.
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01/29/2010 05:57:35 PM
What a great story!! I can't believe he would play in that weather, but then we have summers that are 100+ all the time. LOL Great shot.
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01/29/2010 05:54:09 PM
This was one my favorites in the challenge - should have finished higher
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01/29/2010 06:21:56 AM
One of my 10s for this FS. Love it. keep coming back to it.
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01/29/2010 01:05:42 AM
DARN!!! This should have finished much higher 10 from me.
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01/29/2010 12:36:00 AM
Though I didn't vote this challenge, I thought that this one should be near the top of the pile at rollover. Strong stuff in this shot.
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01/29/2010 12:12:56 AM
Nice one! It got a 9 from me. Good to see others were in agreement on this one. I didn't expect it was yours, however.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 03:39:26 PM
9 - Very good. Excellent title. 'If only' the top of that lamp post - but this is probably one of those moments that there isn't enough time to get it all (maybe you don't even care for the lamp post).
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01/28/2010 07:35:38 AM
Either he really loves doing that, or he really needs the money!

Great scene, the timing is good, but for me that's only a minor part of a much larger nice shot.
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01/28/2010 06:11:13 AM
Terrific urban vignette.....7
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01/27/2010 09:11:28 PM
It's a rough way to make end meet... Nicely caught.
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01/27/2010 07:41:13 PM
Stunning shot. I love the way the people are in such vivid color while the setting is so drab. Fav 10
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01/27/2010 01:49:51 PM
Wow, what a beautiful scene and intriguing story! I love the way you have told it.
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01/27/2010 09:47:02 AM
it is hard out there, for sure - this is spectacular street photography
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01/27/2010 06:23:07 AM
EXCELLENT street shot , I really really love this , fantastic. This will the 1st time I give a 10 to a street shot (there is always a first). The shot truly appeals to me. 10!
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01/26/2010 10:51:36 PM
It never ceases to amaze me that, no matter what, life goes on in New York as usual... and usually there's fun involved. I love this shot. And I love Central Park.
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01/26/2010 03:00:52 PM
great scene. that man is out there in the cold snow with that cold metal instrument, just hoping for a little charity. 7
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01/26/2010 09:29:06 AM
Great winter street scene
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01/25/2010 03:19:11 PM
that has got to be one very cold sax...excellent focus and detail...
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01/25/2010 08:53:55 AM
really good...wow, it looks freezing there...gret capture
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01/25/2010 05:11:07 AM
what i like in this shot is the atmosphere, the colors... are great!
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01/24/2010 07:32:17 PM
well captured moment!
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01/24/2010 11:34:56 AM
How wonderful, this makes me think of Christmas for some reason. Excellent capture of a wonderful moment, I especially like the color of the sax, very warm in such a cold scene.
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01/23/2010 10:20:17 PM
Great framing, and I like that the only real color is the sax and the purse - they balance each other. I would probably darken the face on the far left, but that is minor. 9
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01/23/2010 09:17:47 PM
This really amazes me - all grays and a lot of white, and yet the sax player and the person throwing money both stand out so clearly and bright. It's an awesome image - one of my favorites of this entire challenge.
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01/23/2010 08:47:22 PM
Composition, the coloring, the subject work beautifully.
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01/23/2010 06:35:58 PM
Excellent composition; exposure right on!
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01/23/2010 06:19:46 PM
A winning shot to my eye.Very good.
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01/23/2010 12:28:55 PM
Is that cash being dropped? I wonder how many of the voters missed that. Great. Would like to see it in black and white.
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01/23/2010 11:42:39 AM
Absolutely captivating shot, right down to the snow covered bag and the intensity in the musician's stance, leaning towards a potential "donor" :) The editing helps this even further. Nicely done! Love it!
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01/23/2010 01:36:47 AM
Really nice streeet shot.
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01/22/2010 09:02:04 PM
Timing was right on in this street scene. I'm drawn to look at the various people in the entire scene. I like the bright gold of the sax of the street performer and the rainbow colors of the lady's tote bag; it keeps the focus on them. The layer of snow says a lot about how long the performer may have been at it. Like the capture of the lady's motion (blur of the money, her leg in motion) that she is passing by but "compelled" to give a donation. A statement with the rest of the people who are "in their own little worlds." An image to reflect on.
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01/22/2010 04:45:06 PM
Tells a brilliant story. The instrument and handbag connects these two people (via Colour)more than her hand gesturing the giving. (partly why this wont work in b&w for me at least) This is absolutely fabulous. i have to give this a 10.
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01/22/2010 11:09:11 AM
Wow - I have to hand it to that guy to play in that weather. I'm shivering, just looking. Is that Paris?
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01/22/2010 10:48:13 AM
Central Park? A great street scene, nice.
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01/22/2010 04:59:31 AM
what a great street scene
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