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Challenge: Sadness (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Burano, near Venice, Italy
Date: Apr 15, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2011

Nothing was staged here. Don't even know the lady. Just a candid and genuine street shot that portrays sadness (to me at least). When I have my camera with me and I am out on the streets, I am constantly looking to capture interesting moments. This is one of my better finds.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 104
Avg (all users): 6.9874
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.2222
Avg (non-participants): 6.9187
Views since voting: 3471
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 159
Comments: 37
Favorites: 10 (view)


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05/01/2011 02:01:01 PM
The tones in this are spectacular Adam!!! Beautiful image that tells a story!! Congrats again and again!!!
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05/01/2011 09:56:58 AM
wonderfully rich and textures work...
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04/28/2011 02:16:34 AM
An amazing capture. Congratulations on the Ribbon.
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04/27/2011 09:08:59 PM
Got high marks from me. Nicely captured!
Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/27/2011 02:12:04 PM
Bravo on the ribbon!! Great find, indeed.
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04/27/2011 10:56:27 AM
Love this shot and post processing. Congrats on Red!
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04/27/2011 10:30:05 AM
Allen, Great find and an artistic processing... congrats on the ribbon!
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04/27/2011 10:04:15 AM
Great capture, and to echo Dave, I love the tones and textures.
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04/27/2011 08:41:05 AM
Well done!
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04/27/2011 08:13:46 AM
Congrats! Thought this would do well.
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04/27/2011 04:46:45 AM
Had this somewhere near the top myself,Congratulations.
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04/27/2011 03:58:27 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on the red!
When I'm in Italy, I often try to capture moments like this but never got it with this perfection.
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04/27/2011 03:54:42 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, this was my favorite by far.
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04/27/2011 01:06:07 AM
Fantastic capture Allen. One I kept coming back to look at. Love the tones and textures as well. It's starting to become very habit forming for you to be on the front page this month. Congrats!

Dave
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04/27/2011 12:41:30 AM
I'm glad to see this ribbon! nicely done and congrats!
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04/27/2011 12:02:51 AM
Congrats, nearly the bluey.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2011 11:58:10 PM
Wow powerful stuff, I reckon you'll win a ribbon out of this, probably the bluey.
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04/26/2011 11:18:19 PM
I find the processing a bit too sentimental, but the composition and framing are fantastic.
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04/26/2011 07:25:27 PM
Powerful.
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04/26/2011 03:16:26 PM
Grain ... Black & White ... Perfect for this image.
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04/26/2011 01:07:40 PM
So very poignant. Sadness pervades this.
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04/25/2011 01:08:53 PM
Hard and often ridiculous to stage sadness. This IS the real thing, it might not be necessarily sad, but a slice of life that we'd rather not experience. Part of the 5 of my preferred images
Not voting.
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04/25/2011 12:22:04 AM
Wow! Very well done. This is my pick to win. :)
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04/24/2011 12:05:28 PM
Very nice processing and works well for the challenge.
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04/23/2011 08:44:02 PM
Nicely done.
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04/22/2011 06:52:44 PM
I like the way you positioned the woman down in the corner, off to the side and neglected, facing off frame; and the reciprocal gesture of the lamp pointing off and away keeps balance beautifully. The rest of the frame is dense and busy with lots of good textures. Top two in my book.
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04/22/2011 09:56:34 AM
WOW - that kind of puts it in a nutshell doesn't it? Excellent tones and textures. Well composed. 8
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04/22/2011 08:49:47 AM
That is really sad! I love the B&W conversion, the composition and texture.
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04/21/2011 10:26:48 PM
This is such a fine b/w image, gorgeous tones and detail, deep sentiment - really deserves a far more poetic title :-)
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04/21/2011 04:55:48 PM
I like this sad “slice of life”scene. That is something I had in mind when I was thinking about this challenge. 10
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04/21/2011 12:55:31 PM
Very nice dynamic tones in the B&W! I really get the strong sense of the old world from the picture - the buildings and the hanging of the wash to dry cements the idea. I like the gritty feel feel of this - the B&W brings out the tones and textures and a feel of the day ending by the looks of the waning light. The sadness comes from viewing the elderly woman alone in the street. She is limited in where she can go by her disability. The door she faces is slightly ajar but because she is confined to a wheelchair she has no way to get inside without any help - and there is no one in sight. I get the strong sad sense she is facing her end of days confined to her wheelchair alone without much company.
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04/20/2011 08:03:59 PM
I like the texture and grain in this. Nice photo. Good luck.
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04/20/2011 03:13:56 PM
wow. awesome textures.
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04/20/2011 08:56:52 AM
Magnificent shot and fantastic processing.
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04/20/2011 04:21:14 AM
Excellent, a pleasing sense of sadness, if thats possible.
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04/20/2011 03:21:48 AM
Mkaes me sad to look at it...
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04/20/2011 12:49:55 AM
getting old sucks, nice shot with a,dare I say it, a sad feel
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