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Sirashley


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Challenge: Tarot Card (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Florida Renaissance Festival
Date: Mar 5, 2011
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2011

When I went to the Ren Fair this year, I did so with the intent on breaking out of my mold. It seems like every year I go and simply photograph the joust, and the action of performers. This year, I wanted to get some of the other people in a natural state, i.e. the vendors and lesser known performers. This gentleman was sitting outside a booth waiting for customers to walk up. I took position about 25 feet away and waited for him to look at me. He finally did, but only for a moment and I fired the shutter and got this frame.

*** Post Challenge- Ummm Wow... I am totally stoked. I wasn't sure whether or not the score would be enough to ribbon. I didn't post my score all week in the thread because truthfully, it kept slowly going up and I didn't want to jinx it. Thanks to everyone for all the kind wishes and thanks to all those who've helped me improve, you know who you are.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.8450
Avg (commenters): 7.4667
Avg (participants): 6.4286
Avg (non-participants): 6.9128
Views since voting: 4057
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 200
Comments: 34
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/22/2011 02:44:40 AM
Pretty nice

How do you like not usinc Canon len`s ?

Very nice photograph

Harvey Sherman
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03/19/2011 12:15:37 PM
This is one Hermit character... very nice shot. With all those rings he has, he very well might be a real wizard :-]
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03/18/2011 06:09:26 PM
Verrry nice! I love the jovial spirit you captured. So many of these types of portraits are so serious. This is delightful! Congratulations on your red ribbon!
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03/18/2011 01:24:19 AM
Thoroughly average worldly old man picture.

However, unlike a gypsy or any other 3rd world oddity, this is just a regular guy in a costume. You found a regular guy - someone just like you or me - and made him look like a star. You took Joe and made him in to King Henry.

How often do you get to do that?
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03/17/2011 08:25:26 PM
great portrait. if i hadn't read your comments on it, i would've thought you got this guy to pose for you. either way, it works very well... most likely better because it's a candid and he's eyeing you a bit suspiciously. congrats!

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03/17/2011 01:56:56 PM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/16/2011 04:52:46 PM
Wow it's like a mini-V.C. reunion... thanks guys and glad to see you all are doing well. This just makes me long for the next DPL. I'd love to get the gang back together!
03/16/2011 03:24:20 PM
Ashley! Way to go with the ribbon, very well deserved with this photo!! Congrats :)
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03/16/2011 12:19:47 PM
Wonderful image!
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03/16/2011 12:11:20 PM
Love this image. Just the right moment to capture his facial expression.
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03/16/2011 10:42:03 AM
How fabulous Ashley!!!! Congratulations on your new baby and your first ribbon!
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03/16/2011 10:20:17 AM
Lovely shot, I like that you chose B&W. I gave it a 9. The light on his cap and beard provide great texture, and the cap, beard, and the rings on his hand provide a nice triangle of interest that holds my eye. Congratulations on your first ribbon and a PB!
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03/16/2011 12:35:02 AM
Woah, Ashley!
A red, awesome!

a big congrats on the ribbon and PB...GO VC alum!
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03/16/2011 12:21:51 AM
This was a great shot, one of my favorites! Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/16/2011 12:20:33 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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03/16/2011 12:11:22 AM
Congrats on 2nd!!
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03/16/2011 12:10:50 AM
Wow, first ribbon and a new PB, congrats on the occasion!
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03/16/2011 12:07:48 AM
Awesome! Congrats on your ribbon! It's high time!

Message edited by author 2011-03-17 04:03:07.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2011 09:23:53 PM
Nice photo of a well fed peasant. A hermit wearing so many rings and a fashionable hat?
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03/15/2011 06:03:11 PM
i like
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03/15/2011 04:23:44 PM
Best of show. 10
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03/14/2011 05:01:01 PM
I love this! Where did you find this man? He's perfect! Great shot.
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03/12/2011 01:47:41 PM
great portrait of the hermit
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03/11/2011 12:26:31 PM
AWESOME...Shez
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03/10/2011 09:13:51 PM
great photo!
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03/10/2011 07:36:25 PM
excellent and intriguing shot
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03/09/2011 08:41:27 PM
Strange fellow, perfect for the picture theme.
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03/09/2011 03:54:28 PM
Hmm, looks more like a Renaissance Fair performer. ;-)
Crazy cool patterns in the beard. Ideally could use a little more light on the face, maybe the hat caused a shadow. Not sure if B&W was the optimal choice here, as tarot cards are generally colorful.
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03/09/2011 03:22:42 PM
Wonderful portrait.
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03/09/2011 12:29:35 PM
Ooh, great subject. I can't stop looking at the detail of the beard.
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03/09/2011 11:53:09 AM
Nicely framed and exposed. I wonder what this looks like in color. Seems like there could be some really nice mixtures of colors in this.
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03/09/2011 10:12:25 AM
this is my top pick for this Challenge...great job
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03/09/2011 06:48:18 AM
I really like this image, it is very well done, but he looks more like a Magician to me. The rings would indicate worldly wealth, more suitable to a wizard or magician. This brings my score points down, but the image is really well done.
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03/09/2011 12:34:27 AM
Super interp 10
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