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Still going through a self-enforced no landscape phase..

So, another of my favourite types of photography - b+w street scenes. This was taken in Temple Bar, Dublin this week. Walked around for ages looking for something like this.
Wasn't until I worked on this today that I noticed the smoke trail above his head which I rather like.

Many thanks for looking.
Cheers, Paul

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:EFS 17-85 IS @80mm
Recording media:RAW ISO 200
Title:banned from the pub
Username:paulstefan paulstefan
Uploaded:27 Apr 2006 - 1:07 AM
Tags:Black & white
Votes:114

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
27 Apr 2006 - 1:09 AM

Very nice candid shot

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8372 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 1:10 AM

This could also be classified as Photo Journalism! A good capture of street life, lovely tonal quality.
C

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lloydee
lloydee  10247 forum posts
27 Apr 2006 - 1:10 AM

very cool b&w candid shot

well done

lloyd

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27 Apr 2006 - 1:11 AM

cracker

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goosed  8 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 - 1:15 AM

crackin wee photo you have there. keep it up. great tones.

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pcheywood
pcheywood  91300 forum posts England
27 Apr 2006 - 1:18 AM

Like this lots, great capture. Wandering around for shots can be very frustrating until you come up with a great image like this.

Paul.

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vaughar
vaughar  10242 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 - 1:19 AM

very nice B&W scene, that border works well with the ePZ black background too.

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paulstefan
27 Apr 2006 - 1:21 AM

Cheers folks
Paul..

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 1:27 AM

A real classic, Paul. Oozing character and charm. An exceptional image.

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 - 1:31 AM

Excellent candid. Really good b&w as well.

Teresa

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andmolliethedog

I think this is spot on the money..realy realy well taken sir!

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rnixon
rnixon  10180 forum posts
27 Apr 2006 - 1:41 AM

Great image. I would love to take this type of picture, but I'm a bit nervous of wandering around with a camera in public places.
Do you always use and SLR, or sometimes something a bit more discrete?
Richard

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 1:44 AM

Good stuff ... strong contrast and composition.

Suits BW.

Dave.

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paulstefan
27 Apr 2006 - 1:51 AM

Thanks All.

Richard - Me discreet? Only occasionally Wink
I always use the DSLR though.

cheers, Paul

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CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 1:56 AM

Love it

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SamM
SamM  8 Germany
27 Apr 2006 - 2:00 AM

Excellent, very well spotted. What a cracker!

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martinw
martinw  9251 forum posts England
27 Apr 2006 - 2:03 AM

Full of character and well converted.
Martin

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yellowmunky
27 Apr 2006 - 2:04 AM

Yep... I am liking this one; it's along the theme of the type of thing I'll be pursueing over the next few months.

Top job.

Michael

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 2:05 AM

This is superb! Congratulations on your EC Smile Do you mind me asking how you converted to bw to achieve such a punchy image?
Nic

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 2:05 AM

nice one
Sue

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paulstefan
27 Apr 2006 - 2:06 AM

Thanks All and....

..THANKS PETE Smile)
Much appreciated.

Nic - I nearly always use Gradient Map for my conversions and then lots of layering to adjust the contrast with Curves and Levels.
HTH.

Cheers, Paul

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funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 2:08 AM

this is nearly as hot as Bangkok ...amazing mate ..just amazing

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Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 2:12 AM

classic

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mattmatic  10598 forum posts
27 Apr 2006 - 2:24 AM

Sooooper! (or should I say - "That's grand!")
Matt

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markmurton
markmurton  1069 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 - 2:57 AM

very well done indeed.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 3:12 AM

I suppose you think this is rather good - well so do I Grin))

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paulstefan
27 Apr 2006 - 3:28 AM

Might do, Cheryl.. Wink

Cheers All,
Paul

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azzabc
azzabc  10185 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 - 3:29 AM

Another cracker!

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 - 3:40 AM

Congratulations Paul,

well deserved.

Andy...

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 4:07 AM

Just returned to congratulate you, Paul, on the EC. I hope it becomes POTW.

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 4:08 AM

Just returned to congratulate you, Paul, on the EC. I hope it becomes POTW.

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 4:08 AM

What the heck....? Sorry, Paul.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123126 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 4:36 AM

This is a truly amazing capture. The timing is great. It works really well in b/w.

regards
Ken

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 4:46 AM

Terrific shot and congratulations.

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covey
covey  91672 forum posts Ireland
27 Apr 2006 - 4:47 AM

Great stuff Paul.

T.

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paulstefan
27 Apr 2006 - 4:48 AM

Cheers All.
Much appreciated.

Are you OK Ian? Wink

Ta, Paul

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PatrickSmith
27 Apr 2006 - 5:38 AM

Congrats! Extremely well done and very professional looking. The pose, the contrast.... everything is right.
Patrick

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
27 Apr 2006 - 6:13 AM

grats!

Well deserved!

Jouko

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 8:02 AM

Hi Paul,congratulations on your excellent street scene and i like the smoke trail as well,excellent detail and a well deserved EC,love the b/w,suits the photograph.Take care.AnnSmile

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Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 8:34 AM

Trawled through a lot of average thumbnails, then this jumped out. Click

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Yogendra
Yogendra  10 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 - 9:11 AM

Excellent shot, Congratulations on a EC Award, Superb.

Yogendra

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paulstefan
27 Apr 2006 - 9:30 AM

Thanks guys.
Glad you like this one - maybe I'll have a break from landscapes for a bit longer Wink
Cheers, Paul

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cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 9:39 AM

Thats a nice bit of work there Paul Smile.

Chris.

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2006 - 10:57 AM

excellent capture and tones

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
27 Apr 2006 - 7:12 PM

A superb b/w portrait,a very nice daily life photograph.
Excellent work...Congrats on your well deserved award...

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 - 11:31 PM

Well deserving of the EC too.

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stevie
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28 Apr 2006 - 12:54 AM

Superb candid, well done.
Steve

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paulstefan
28 Apr 2006 - 3:08 AM

Thanks folks
Paul..

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junglecat
junglecat  10
28 Apr 2006 - 5:14 AM

Brilliant shot this. Great candid with superb composition as well.

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croberts
croberts  102160 forum posts Ireland8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2006 - 7:56 AM

feckin' excellent.

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stano
stano  8 Ireland
28 Apr 2006 - 8:04 AM

well spotted and well taken

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martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2006 - 12:02 PM

Excellent work.

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User_Removed
29 Apr 2006 - 3:42 AM

wonderful image. a very well deserved EC
sten

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sugarbird  10223 forum posts South Africa
29 Apr 2006 - 6:12 AM

Excellent...well done
regards
jill

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paulstefan
29 Apr 2006 - 7:11 AM

Thanks All
Paul..

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Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
29 Apr 2006 - 11:56 PM

Excellent candid image, Paul, congrats on the EC, well deserved and a really punchy b&w

Mari Smile

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ovi  10 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2006 - 12:50 AM

A very realistic street photograph with keeping the vital space between subject and photographer which brings a + as the subject seems to be not desturbed while he's dealing with his cigar in an atmosphere so well captured.A very inspired title and congratulations on EC.
ovi(click).

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ivana_kusman
30 Apr 2006 - 5:10 AM

Excellent, very well spotted

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bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2006 - 10:00 AM

very well deserved!!!

ollie

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cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2006 - 6:32 AM

very natural and topical..congrats

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fauxtography
2 May 2006 - 10:02 AM

Stunning tones. A great shot.

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paulstefan
2 May 2006 - 11:39 PM

Thanks All.
Paul..

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lauraHB
lauraHB  8121 forum posts Ireland
3 May 2006 - 7:46 AM

Fantastic shot Paul. You would find it hard to get such a character at night time in this place unfortunately.
Laura

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bill7  10
3 May 2006 - 11:46 PM

Brilliant... absouletly great. Your portfolio is top class. I would have some of your work on my wall anytime.

Billy

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future  9153 forum posts
5 May 2006 - 12:31 PM

quality Paul, well seen and sell captured. Cheers Chris

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
21 Aug 2006 - 6:07 AM

Congratulations - fabulous ...

Susie :o)

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fast  9 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 - 2:54 AM

Just looking through your folio, this was one that stood out, I think your right in not just doing the landscape stuff.

Urban /people work is more challenging

Really excellent portfolio.

Regards
Ed.

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