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Challenge: Free Study 2010-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Sigma DP2
Date: Jul 27, 2010
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2010

[Aug. 7th, 2010 11:34:26 PM]

I was nothing short of frustrated after I shot this. My Sigma DP2 seems to have a faulty (or just worn) shutter release button. The picture I wanted was of the dog just in the light and the people still in the shadows. It took two or three presses to get it to take the damn picture, and this is what I ended up with. As serendipity would have it, it's probably better than what I had in mind. It's not the first time that the camera, and not me, decided when to take the picture and came back (probably) with something better.

And who says you can't shoot at midday? This was shot with a fast shutter underneath an overpass in bright overhead sunshine. No crop or post-processing outside of my raw editor.

Thanks for all the comments. Paul, who knows what people on the street here think of me. The guy in this scene did see what I was up to, but probably dismissed me after seeing me fumble with and subsequently cuss at my camera. So it goes...

Place: 277 out of 362
Avg (all users): 5.2231
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 5.2000
Avg (non-participants): 5.3000
Views since voting: 690
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 130
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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08/09/2010 11:46:26 PM
Good catch! Must be a chihuahua. Good shadows, interesting shot.
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08/08/2010 07:37:25 PM
lol - i love that little tail. the contrasts are great too (I shoot at midday as well). This should have finished with a score higher than mine for sure.
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08/08/2010 01:31:12 AM
contrast is stunning. Plenty of mystery.
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08/08/2010 01:14:53 AM
I gave this a 6. I felt it was good street photography and I did appreciate the quirkiness. It didn't resonate with me strongly enough for a higher vote, but it did deserve something on the positive side of the scale.
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08/08/2010 12:32:36 AM
the shadows were great that day. Very nice.
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08/08/2010 12:14:01 AM
Very cool. Sorry I never got back to bump my faves.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2010 11:13:12 PM
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08/07/2010 08:46:12 PM
Can't even tell what sort of dog (or rat) is being walked. Fun image.
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08/07/2010 03:05:44 AM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Lovely stuff! Great high contrast image that tells a story but leaves much to the imagination. It makes me wonder what they thought of you as you walked by.

Critical stuff: I think I might have been tempted to set the highlight level a little higher.

Overall: Nice work - always a joy to see such pieces in a FS.
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08/04/2010 12:49:08 PM
Thanks goodness for shots like this! Nice to get away from the typical DPC challenge shot with high contrast, HDR, or a popular voter subject, etc. Kudos to you...and I'm giving this a high score for being well shot and interesting to look at! :)
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08/04/2010 05:57:26 AM
i like very much this shadows shot! really a good composition and idea... 6
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08/03/2010 11:13:39 PM
Interesting capture. I like how the background shows another light area with another walker.
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08/03/2010 08:13:47 PM
Nice use of shadows.
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08/03/2010 12:14:41 AM
Love the tips of light - her fingers, the legs beyond... Nice.
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