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Shot at the district of car repairers and mechanics.
Applied the effect using Topaz Adjust 5.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5
Lens:smc Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Dec 2012 - 3:58 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Apprentice
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:30 Dec 2012 - 7:48 AM
Tags:Apprentice, Digitally manipulated, Mono, People, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Votes:60
Voters:abeeror2 · smartbox · leontari · PaulLiley · RazvanD · sirous5 · dazzi_b · DicksPics · woolybill1 · johnlw · Hop-A-Long · WhiteRose1 · cats_123 · Mrserenesunrise · Tibetan · buxton · DeSilver · petejeff · User_Removed · mrswoolybill · craig duff · Philip_H · 213hardy · headskiesfly · wenzu78 · Toger · barbarahirst · SlowSong · Ianuk42 · morpheus1955 · franken · rayme330 · NDODS · williamsloan · jaktis · mex · Hermanus · ValeryAst · AnneWorner · Alan_Baseley · HELANA · thedon1941 · netta1234 · canonfan · lumix5 · gwynn56 · astyag · AnnChown · Suzicoo · RonnieAG · UrbaneMagick · tonyng · wolfy · suigo · costas · Trout_Man · banehawi · helenlinda · frz67 · christinecilia ·
Views:195
Unique Views:97

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smartbox
smartbox  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 7:51 AM

Excellent processing and presentation. I also really like the tones that you have used. Well done!

BJ

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leontari
leontari  2 Greece
30 Dec 2012 - 7:52 AM

A wonderful portrait, Nazih, very well manipulated. The using effect works perfectSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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abeeror2
abeeror2  2 Spain
30 Dec 2012 - 7:52 AM

Great capture, it tells a story, very interesting image.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 7:58 AM

really suits the subject matter. like it. paul

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RazvanD
RazvanD  5 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 8:02 AM

Well seen, great work.
Razvan

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 8:54 AM

Excellent - I'm sure the onlookers will take their hands out of their pockets if the apprentice needs any help!!

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 9:00 AM

The great advantage of this treatment is the generalisation of the scene - it might have taken place almost any time in the last 50 years!
(And of course a group of men standing round with their hands in their pockets watching someone else at work is universal, too Wink)
Excellent.
Regards
Bill

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Hop-A-Long
30 Dec 2012 - 9:23 AM

Great candid taken to a different era by the processing applied. Wonderful image.

Andy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51264 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 9:28 AM

One apprentice, four supervisors! - somethings never change Grin A timeless capture, enhanced by the processing. A fine image, Nezih.

Dave

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114310 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 9:29 AM

How many mechanics does it take to..change a piston head GrinGrinGrin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Dec 2012 - 9:36 AM

The same as it takes to change a light bulb lol. Very good photo Nazih, men at work nicely presented, like the choice of colour works very well, and good detail and tones, looks like an old time photo, very well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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STUARTHILL758
30 Dec 2012 - 9:43 AM

Great shot and toneing

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1188 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 10:17 AM

Everyman times five. There's something universal in this.
It reminds me of a lot of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe's work in 19th Century Whitby. See here, here, here for comparison.
Moira

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 - 10:21 AM

Great capture, processing and presentation, Nezih.

P.

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craig duff
craig duff  11 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 - 10:21 AM

Well captured.

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headskiesfly
30 Dec 2012 - 10:53 AM

Really suits this shot, very well done.
Rick

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 11:11 AM

great capture.... and treatment

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SlowSong Plus Member 65015 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 11:19 AM

I was just going to say what Bill said above but he's put it better then I could. Smile
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morpheus1955
30 Dec 2012 - 12:08 PM

Fantastic shot, excellent composition and processing love it Smile

HJugh

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franken
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30 Dec 2012 - 12:15 PM

The processing works really well.

Ken

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 12:41 PM

Well presented candid shot, Nezih like the processing.

Ray

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NDODS Plus Member 43925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 12:44 PM

A very well observed scene, many possible narratives waiting to unfold. Great processing, adding a vintage feeling which is very appealing.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 1:31 PM

a lovely shot and a great topic.



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jaktis
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30 Dec 2012 - 1:56 PM

Perfect tones

Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Dec 2012 - 2:45 PM

I just love this Nezih !! It is an excellent story telling photo !! Very well taken Smile

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ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
30 Dec 2012 - 2:54 PM

It seems to me that the apprentice has too many teachersWink Great shot with stunning postprocessedSmile
Regards Valery

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 - 5:23 PM

Very well executed Nazih, it looks to me that the yung apprentice is given a lesson to the supervises.Nicely done.SmileSmile
Elana

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thedon1941
30 Dec 2012 - 6:33 PM


Quote: Everyman times five. There's something universal in this.
It reminds me of a lot of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe's work in 19th Century Whitby. See here, here, here for comparison.
Moira

Quite right Moira. One of my favourite photographers, discovered him on my visit to Whitby.

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thedon1941
30 Dec 2012 - 6:36 PM

Can I ask you,Nezih, are they council employees? Great shot and a great presentation. Well done.
Don

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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 6:46 PM


Quote: Everyman times five. There's something universal in this.
It reminds me of a lot of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe's work in 19th Century Whitby. See here, here, here for comparison.
Moira

I am honoured, Moira. Thank you so much, but my humble shot cannot compare to those of his.

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netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 7:50 PM

A great mono imageSmile
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canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 - 8:16 PM

Lovely image and well presented
Jim

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 7:09 AM

Effect looks good Smile

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 8:13 AM

We're all agreed about the fact that it needs five men to complete a job, as witnessed here! Love the processing Nezih!
Ann

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3153 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 4:35 PM

Great group / social portrait, like the processing.

Thankyou for your vote on my "sign of the pagan"

GarethSmile

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suigo
suigo  2 Japan
2 Jan 2013 - 11:44 PM

Excellent photo, perfect!

Sho

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christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
23 Jan 2013 - 6:32 PM

very good like it in b/w. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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