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Determination
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AllenP


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Challenge: Free Study 2011-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Spain
Date: Oct 13, 2011
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2011

A candid shot of a well-dressed lady I do not know. When I saw her pushing forward with the help of her walker despite her physical limitations, I thought to myself, wow, that is "determination".

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 311
Avg (all users): 7.0604
Avg (commenters): 7.8125
Avg (participants): 7.0446
Avg (non-participants): 7.1081
Views since voting: 4250
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 149
Comments: 39
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/11/2011 12:06:39 PM
Originally posted by RianBotes:

Amazing image. One just appreciates her determination but when you look at her dress code one wonders about the hours spent inside her house to prepare and be presentable in public. This is not merely a stroll but an event in her life...whats for us a quick purchase from the shops is hardly that for her


Well said, thank you!
11/11/2011 04:57:03 AM
Amazing image. One just appreciates her determination but when you look at her dress code one wonders about the hours spent inside her house to prepare and be presentable in public. This is not merely a stroll but an event in her life...whats for us a quick purchase from the shops is hardly that for her
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11/09/2011 03:43:08 PM
Lovely colours and textures rounded off with some genuine human interest.

Very nice.
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11/09/2011 01:23:47 PM
Well done. Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/08/2011 06:13:41 PM
congrats..!
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11/08/2011 03:10:53 PM
Fantastic capture of the "determination" of the human spirit. Congratulations!
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11/08/2011 12:15:30 PM
So lovely to see that despite obvious handicaps she still gets dressed up and at 'em' !! I so admire her determination and your wonderful capture - Bravo to the both of you....
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11/08/2011 11:15:31 AM
So glad to see this ribbon. What an amazing shot.
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11/08/2011 11:14:51 AM
Plush she is all dressed up, too! Marvelous image. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/08/2011 08:29:10 AM
A beauty , Congrats to you.
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11/08/2011 08:20:35 AM
Fabulous shot!!! Well done indeed!
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11/08/2011 08:11:34 AM
This should have been number 1.
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11/08/2011 06:42:19 AM
Such a powerful shot, tells a great story, one of the best I have seen for a while.
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11/08/2011 03:58:09 AM
One of my three 9's I gave out in this challenge - excellent shot
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11/08/2011 03:44:58 AM
Allen even if I'm not a great fan of candid shots I really like this. Your 85mm. is wonderful :)

Where in Spain?
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11/08/2011 01:57:15 AM
Excellent shot Allen and great title.
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11/08/2011 01:30:30 AM
I'm glad this ribboned. Really nice image. I hit it up with a fav during the challenge, but didn't have an opportunity to comment. Not sure I really need to comment though. Your title says it all.
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11/08/2011 01:26:46 AM
beautiful tones, Allen. Congrats on a ribbon!
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11/08/2011 12:38:43 AM
Congrats on another ribbon, and a great shot.
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11/08/2011 12:29:21 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/08/2011 12:14:39 AM
Gorgeous detail and earthy tones. Congrats.
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11/08/2011 12:08:49 AM
wow, congrats!...but damn, i'm never going to catch you in the fsm!

btw, this was my only 10 in the challenge. this is fantastic.
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11/08/2011 12:02:20 AM
So happy to see this ribboned!! Great image! congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2011 10:55:34 PM
Wonderful, quiet and peaceful with beautiful light.
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11/07/2011 06:57:36 PM
Great capture and beautiful processing.
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11/07/2011 06:02:30 PM
B&W or colour these streets look great.
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11/07/2011 04:51:26 AM
Lovely tone and strong title message.
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11/07/2011 12:05:04 AM
This is a 21.gif Jagar shot if I've ever seen one. I was curious what these streets looked like in color.
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11/06/2011 09:20:30 PM
The red flash at far right is nice. Accidental I'm sure but without it the picture wouldn't be the same.
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11/06/2011 01:03:06 PM
Beautiful. I'd like to see more from that carpet :). Love the composition and how it's slightly desaturated.
What is Pisas, anyway...
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11/06/2011 07:15:23 AM
the background is fantastic, the title and the story are good as well. I keep looking at the woman and thinking, "is this shot benefited by the fact she is dressed up the way she is?" I am not sure it is, but the red bag is a nice splash of color on this great stone city tableau. I guess the verdict from me is that this is an excellent, interesting image.
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11/05/2011 11:51:56 AM
The quiet struggle.
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11/05/2011 11:20:10 AM
good one!
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11/04/2011 09:33:34 PM
Seem like the end of the road for her.
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11/04/2011 03:08:19 AM
Simple subject but really conveys emotion and a message
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11/03/2011 08:51:24 PM
I'm guessing this is a 21.gif jagar image? If not, my apologies..but take it as a compliment. Lovely composition and very expertly processed. The tones and fairly muted colors are quite pleasing.
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11/02/2011 11:49:26 PM
A distinguished womn. She has a lovely outfit, a proud carriage.
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11/01/2011 09:07:13 AM
Poignant. I like it a lot.
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11/01/2011 08:48:14 AM
Jagar? Wonderful steet photo.
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