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Challenge: Henri Cartier-Bresson (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Date: May 26, 2011
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2011

This was a fun shot! I set my camera up to shoot monochrome with the sharpness and contrast bumped all the way up. Then walked the streets until I found this guy tagging some graffiti. The only editing I did to this was a PhotoShop then a .

Place: 24 out of 97
Avg (all users): 5.9813
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
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Views since voting: 645
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 160
Comments: 11
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06/08/2011 07:43:21 PM
YaY!!! Thanks Frank! My first ever Critique Club visit! Great insights :D This was a great challenge I learned a lot from and your critique adds to the education. Thanks for stopping by!
06/08/2011 03:39:55 AM
Hi Nathan, Welcome to the Critique Zone!

Congratulations on the image - there are not many in this challenge who have managed to get such a rich b/w and really pump the contrasts like this - it is really gripping.

Technically: There is really nothing to say here, even with 20/20 hindsight I cannot find something that I would change.

Artistically: More of a grey area (no pun intended!). The balance is great, the positioning of your (unintentional?) model looks spot on to me, but the slightly tilted looking perspective just seems a little forced. Can't quite put my finger on it. The top of the image is also a little cramped - I like the stairs there to frame it, but perhaps pulling back a little so that more of them appears? Or shooting from the bottom so that they go right to the bottom left? This wall could be a rich seam of shots to mine!

Happy hunting,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2011 08:50:48 PM
This looks a heck of a lot like where I used to live in Seattle. hmmmm Very cool shot.
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06/02/2011 08:08:57 PM
I'm liking the wide angle and the shadows. Great image - glad to see the person included.
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06/02/2011 08:52:21 AM
Back to comment... I won't guess whether this was a set up shot or you actually caught this person in the act. LOL! Nicely done.
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06/02/2011 02:32:10 AM
I Hate Graffitti with a passion, nice shot though.
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05/31/2011 11:53:09 PM
Nice Nice photo!
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05/29/2011 04:18:55 PM
Nice angle, great contrast. I like the starts and the depth they create, if that makes sense. Very good.
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05/27/2011 11:46:27 PM
I do wonder what HCB would make of the wealth of graffiti these days. I like the energy of the angle and the excellent contrast here - nice work in camera with that.
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05/27/2011 11:12:17 AM
Gorgeous. I love graffiti shots. The stairs above are perfect.
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05/27/2011 01:05:23 AM
Nice photojournalism.
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