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Moustache Man

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Challenge: Edward Weston (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Vredefort, Orange Free State, South Africa
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1s
Galleries: Candid, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2011

Taken in the rundown town of Vredefort in the Orange Free State, South Africa.

[Mar. 30th, 2011 12:09:05 PM]

One horse town pub in rural South Africa with one local at the bar. Unfortunately I used ISO100 so I had a slow shutter-speed of 1 second and it was hand-held hence the blur. I had nothing else to enter really therefore I decided to run the expected gauntlet of criticism and enter it anyway as I do like the photo for what it represents flaws and all.

Place: 135 out of 147
Avg (all users): 4.5875
Avg (commenters): 4.2222
Avg (participants): 4.3529
Avg (non-participants): 4.7609
Views since voting: 887
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 160
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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04/06/2011 02:39:36 AM
Waaaaahhh sob sob....oh no....just missed the poop award. Damm.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2011 10:01:02 AM
To me, Weston's photos are all very clean. This has a lot of background clutter distracting from the main subject.
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04/04/2011 09:07:51 PM
a quirky portrait - a bit soft in focus but i personally like how the lines pull us around the image
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04/03/2011 08:04:33 AM
is there some camera shake here?
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04/02/2011 11:54:34 AM
Missing the focus. Not sure if this works but I get it now and will vote accordingly. :)
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04/01/2011 08:21:18 AM
Looks South African! Black Label and the horns...
Pity about the camera shake though
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03/31/2011 08:00:16 PM
I like this type of photo.. this man in his element. At first I didn't like the movement from what I presume is a slow shutter speed handheld. Now I am not so sure. Almost appropriate considering the environment.
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03/31/2011 03:13:20 AM
Good portrait within the setting giving it much context and tells a story. Would like to see the mans face without movement and would def crop out the projector in the roof which really dates this picture no doubt.
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03/30/2011 02:59:37 PM
Maybe I haven't seen enough Weston, but I really think he would have the subject (or at least something) in focus. I do think you nailed the range of darks and lights, though. I also don't think Weston said as much about his subjects as you did with this shot.
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03/30/2011 11:11:31 AM
I think you got a good environmental portrait style going on here, which some of Weston's portraits were prone to being. I like the black and white toning however I think you could have dialed back shadows a little. Perhaps it is too much contrast. Also, it looks like you weren't using the blur to create artistic merit which is good because Weston's work was typically in focus and sharp as far as I could tell. However having the subject be in focus is essential for Weston's environmental portrait style.
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03/30/2011 01:42:13 AM
If he were in crisp focus this'd be a 7 or 8. Good photo.
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