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Challenge: Free Study 2011-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: McPherson Square, Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec 4, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 5000
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2011

This photo was made at Occupy Washington, D.C. at McPherson Sq. A friend of mine and I were returning from dinner, and decided to stop by. I had shot in this area before, so was kind of familiar with the layout of things at the protest site.

The protesters had erected a large wooden structure, and the police were tearing it down during the time I made this photograph.

I saw these two start a conversation in a less-than-friendly manner, one heated over the police being there, and the other irritated by being worked overtime for a protest. Eventually, like most reasonable human beings, they found a common ground and started to discuss family. When I heard this change, I immediately moved into position to take several shots, this one in particular saying the most to me, and hopefully you!

Thank you for viewing, voting and (I hope) commenting.

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Statistics
Place: 80 out of 246
Avg (all users): 5.9787
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9314
Avg (non-participants): 6.1026
Views since voting: 668
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 141
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/30/2012 08:21:24 AM
Originally posted by ubique:

I agree with Lev and with tnun. This is a superb photojournalism picture Quincy. Congratulations on a wonderful, durable photograph. Thank you.

ETA: Hope you won't think this a frivolous observation, but from a street photographer's point of view, a particular charm of this photograph is that these two guys share almost exactly the same nose! That kind of subliminal echo is what separates the extraordinary from the ordinary in our secret little corner of photography.


To Lev, ubique, and tnun,

While I already have a special connection to this image, as I feel it has been and continues to be the strongest entry in this aspiring PJ's portfolio, each and every comment I receive like this gives me a refill on inspiration. It's much more than just a "nice shot!"...it's like being slapped with a motivational hand to the face. For that, you have my endless thanks regarding your comments and compliments.
03/09/2012 07:43:33 AM
I agree with Lev and with tnun. This is a superb photojournalism picture Quincy. Congratulations on a wonderful, durable photograph. Thank you.

ETA: Hope you won't think this a frivolous observation, but from a street photographer's point of view, a particular charm of this photograph is that these two guys share almost exactly the same nose! That kind of subliminal echo is what separates the extraordinary from the ordinary in our secret little corner of photography.

Message edited by author 2012-03-10 10:56:44.
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02/10/2012 03:20:19 PM
this is photojournalism at its best, glad I found it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2012 12:52:30 PM
the picture will last even if the moment does not.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2012 06:35:43 AM
Originally posted by ShutterRev:

They generally are, I really like this shot because of the smiles sending a different message than what is shoved down all of our throats daily. Try selling this shot to the media though *que comedy drum* :) Great shot, good luck in the challenge!!!


Thanks, Shutter. As soon as I noticed these gentlemen talking, that's the exact goal I had in mine: putting a positive spin on things! Too much negativity in our day to day, and while there are certainly things to be upset about in the world, you have to count your blessings too...and laugh a little.

"The comedy of man survives the tragedy of man."
G.K. Chesterton
01/08/2012 04:24:26 AM
Thanks everyone who voted! I think the favorite thing I see about the votes is that no one voted it a 9. I like this, because whoever really loved this image was like 'OH YEAH, 10!" hahaha. I'm proud to be in the top 100.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2012 01:17:25 PM
OCCUPY EVERYWHERE!!! 10.
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01/05/2012 12:25:55 PM
hey wait, didn't you already enter this image in a challenge?
01/05/2012 04:49:22 AM
Very nice story. Great moment
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2012 04:57:25 PM
you've caught a moment of communication well here, they seem to have their own isolated rapport while the rest are completely oblivious to it, well done and good luck with it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2012 08:39:36 AM
Great moment of eye contact. I love your title.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2012 02:59:01 PM
They generally are, I really like this shot because of the smiles sending a different message than what is shoved down all of our throats daily. Try selling this shot to the media though *que comedy drum* :) Great shot, good luck in the challenge!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2012 06:12:02 PM
the eye contact says it all
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01/01/2012 09:20:13 AM
good stuff!
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