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Escape From NYC
charmayne


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Challenge: Words (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: 4th Ave Brooklyn
Date: Jul 13, 2004
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/281
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 12 out of 253
Avg (all users): 6.2938
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2538
Avg (non-participants): 6.3211
Views since voting: 1574
Views during voting: 461
Votes: 320
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/21/2004 05:12:12 PM
The kid isnt a bum or homeless, just like so many that come to NY with great expectations only to reap the grapes of wrath. Embaressed to admit his failures to those at home who discouraged his breakaway he resorts to asking strangers to help pay his fare home where he will not admit failure but simply a change of heart.
The quote is that from abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier.
07/21/2004 12:14:50 AM
Congratulations on your high finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/20/2004 10:28:33 PM
Full of feeling, nicely composed, nice tonal range. Fits well with the challenge - doubly so with the poeme about words!
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07/20/2004 09:31:57 PM
great shot .. I wonder how it would look if you hadn't cropped out the rest of his left foot and the rest of the sign. (9)
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07/20/2004 08:43:54 AM
Poetry and photography.... what a match!!! Black and white is so much more poignant than a color shot - particularly of this scenario. I like it very much.
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07/19/2004 10:56:01 PM
Touching. Reminds one of the risks that a youth just starting out faces (no matter the educational background.) B&W works well for the photo, but, I think the sleeves might be just a little overexposed. Good luck in the challenge, as this is a powerful shot with a message.
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07/19/2004 08:56:02 PM
Interesting twist to pan handling. I like the B & W
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07/18/2004 09:46:56 PM
Nicely done...like the sign and the money in the cap is a nice touch. I do have to add that IMHO it looks set-up, in that the box he's sitting on is clean and the clothing is also clean and neatly pressed. The shoes only have minor scuffing. I could be all wrong and you could have found a decently-dressed, clean, neat homeless kid. Anyway, it's a well-executed idea, could have a bit more impact if he were more "weathered." :o)
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07/18/2004 11:27:26 AM
Good shot. One of my favourites in the challenge.
Tells a story. Good mood set by the expression on the model's face.
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07/16/2004 04:21:50 PM
Nice
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07/16/2004 12:26:20 AM
It´s really a sad shot,but still great, congratulations!
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07/15/2004 04:05:32 PM
What a powerful message he has written - very emotional image that really shows the emotions that can be conveyed in the written word.
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07/15/2004 11:44:02 AM
Good study - model looks quite well dressed though. Good echo of the kind of scene which is played out throughout every major city.
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07/14/2004 11:12:32 PM
Nice capture of emotion. Composed very well. Great balance
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07/14/2004 09:39:59 PM
the poet! there are so many pics of homeless people, and living in NYC, i see them all the time & am somewhat desensitized, however this photo meets the criteria of the challenge very well & it is compositionally very good as well. nice job, 8
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07/14/2004 09:32:46 PM
Was this a model shot or a candid? Either way, wow, very poignant. I like the choice of B&W here.
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07/14/2004 07:51:40 PM
Great image - tells a sad story and compells me to throw a few bucks his way. The B&W treatment works for this image well and I like the composition. (8)
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07/14/2004 04:29:12 PM
Too bad we can't see the eyes of the subject -- I think this would have given the shot more impact.
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07/14/2004 01:19:49 PM
slightly too compressed, but great message.
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07/14/2004 12:06:50 PM
nice b&w pic. enhances the depression.
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07/14/2004 12:03:04 PM
i like this, was this dude posing for u or did u simply catch him off-guard?
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07/14/2004 08:30:42 AM
His clothes are remarkably clean for a homeless person... Nice composition and exposure though.
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