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Challenge: Free Study 2010-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: King's Head Pub, Santa Monica, CA
Date: Sep 25, 2010
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2010

Actually they were talking between their fish and chips. My timer just happened to go off at the right moment (after about 7 timers that is).

I really appreciated everyone's comments. Thank you!


Statistics
Place: 14 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.7273
Avg (commenters): 8.4706
Avg (participants): 6.6733
Avg (non-participants): 6.9032
Views since voting: 1801
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 132
Comments: 26
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/09/2010 06:00:40 AM
That is a tremendous character study - and the B&w is perfect as it removes distractions and allows us to focus on the main subjects.
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10/08/2010 11:55:17 PM
Took a 9 from me. Glad it did well. Wonderful image, great title.
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10/08/2010 11:42:19 PM
This is taking up all my time! They are wonderful him and her, her and him, back and forth and never meeting.
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10/08/2010 11:52:47 AM
I'm glad this scored so well - this was one of my favorites of the challenge.
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10/08/2010 07:39:12 AM
I gave you a 10 - I'm SO glad to see that this placed high in the challenge!! It's a wonderful candid and the treatment of b&w - perfect!
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10/08/2010 04:44:31 AM
Just going through the free study entries from first down, and this is the first one that really made me stop and smile!

Love it, very well done, great to see it place so high!
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10/08/2010 04:39:49 AM
So glad to see a non-beauty shot can also receive a high placement in FS! A tremendous capture.
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10/08/2010 01:20:31 AM
Excellent!!
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10/08/2010 12:57:36 AM
excellent! glad it finished so high in a FS
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2010 11:43:31 PM
Fantastic capture, and so is the title.
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10/07/2010 10:12:41 PM
An excellent story, a very nice BW work... 9
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10/07/2010 08:28:57 PM
Great B&W
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10/07/2010 07:34:12 PM
Great title, really captures the mood of an excellent shot!
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10/07/2010 07:18:29 PM
This seems just about perfect, pictures and all so 10.
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10/07/2010 07:00:15 PM
Great image my score 10
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10/07/2010 12:56:17 PM
Nice image,I,m always trying this sort of shot but it never really works out.
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10/06/2010 04:54:27 PM
Just added to my favs.
Extraordinary capture. The photos in the background - telling other old stories of happy people - change this into something far above a candid or street capture. Funny and sad, telling simple and moving things about life and time.
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10/06/2010 12:27:24 PM
good catch. Really nicely done.
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10/04/2010 10:48:46 AM
what a capture! good work here!
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10/04/2010 12:44:53 AM
great shot, ahhh married life
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10/03/2010 02:18:00 PM
Oh sooo Love this!!
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10/03/2010 04:13:44 AM
I have to stop and look at this pic. The environment is captivating in that the restaurant looks like a great place to have lunch. Then there's the subject of the diners who appear so disengaged with each other; which makes this photo somewhat sad. Great choice to go B&W. Such an interesting but sad image; the story that the viewer can infer from it.
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10/02/2010 11:09:31 PM
did it ever start....?
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10/02/2010 03:18:56 PM
Fabulous!!! Not only the tension between the two, but their placement in the casual, quotidian setting, surrounded by other images and reflections we want to explore.
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10/01/2010 11:04:54 AM
LOVE this!!!
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10/01/2010 06:55:47 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: The very first image to come up for me in voting. What a treat! Great story, great expressions and a wonderful sense of silence. The question you have left us with is whether this is a comfortable or uncomfortable silence. The juxtaposition of the elements in the scene is striking; the happy social interactions depicted in the framed photos and the silent couple below works magnificently. I really lke the tones of your monochrome edit too.

Critical stuff: Nothing at all.

Overall: Wonderful storytelling. Great stuff.
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