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Challenge: National Geographic II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus PEN E-P2
Lens: Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Zuiko
Location: Geneva train station
Date: Jun 30, 2011
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2011


Place: 38 out of 117
Avg (all users): 6.0758
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8909
Avg (non-participants): 6.2078
Views since voting: 478
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 132
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/09/2011 11:22:25 AM
Your photos always make me so homesick for Switzerland.
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07/08/2011 09:03:08 PM
I love this. Absolutely underrated. Sorry I didn't vote!
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07/08/2011 11:12:19 AM
I totally love this photo! A slice of life that I could definitely see in National Geographic!
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07/08/2011 10:28:07 AM
interesting parallels between benches and sitters...
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07/08/2011 09:26:27 AM
great freakin shot, jj
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2011 01:37:28 PM
That poster is placed perfectly
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07/05/2011 09:03:40 PM
I totally love the image... the billboard's occupants entering the real life of the scene.

Not sure why Nat Geo would want this image ... but I love it!

I may or may not be voting, so please do not equate my comment with any score.
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07/05/2011 04:42:24 AM
This is a difficult one to critique. I'm almost critiqued out. 109/116.
What is it about this image that would have NG interested? (Rhetorical Question before you get your hackles up). It's not NG "wildlife" unless the kids were rowdy but they don't look it! Mom's showing a bit too much knee and pullup stocking for her long dress, the girl is bored out of her skull waiting for the bus and the boy wants a kiss on the cheek?
Here's the thing. Has NG never posted a picture of a family using public transport? My guess is that "most" of the voters who speed voted this said "Where's the Lion? Where's the DPC eye candy?" etc. and gave you a 1,2,3,4? There are many instances of family shots in NG, few B&W shots, true, but that doesn't discount this. There's a moment. The "Cheesy" Swiss Uncles overlooking the family with an air of detachment. The messy curb.
All of it is eye candy if one just takes the time to LOOK. I'd say it had a fair chance of publication if it tied in with the article. Perhaps high fuel prices forcing the family to take the bus for a change?
Well done for being non-conformist. It's not "classic" NG but I enjoyed it.
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07/02/2011 12:54:25 AM
Candid photography at its best. A crispness that is practically tactile. And the two trios who could not inhabit more distant universes. LOVE this.
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