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Some of you might have seen this man before, peeping over the shoulder of the jolly bollywood butcher. This image has a completely different feel, which I tried to mirror with the postproduction (less saturated colours)..

Thanks for looking, critique/comments always welcome

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:50mm 1.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Melancholic Butcher
Username:TommyStr TommyStr
Uploaded:3 Apr 2008 - 9:54 AM
Tags:Agra, Butcher, India, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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angelamary
angelamary e2 Member 9angelamary vcard England
3 Apr 2008 - 9:56 AM

Good shot, well caught!

Not sure who's the most sad looking... this chap or the customers who have to buy from him... yeuw! Health and hygene it is not! Smile

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MediumSizeUnavailable e2 Member 91503 forum postsMediumSizeUnavailable vcard Belgium44 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2008 - 10:01 AM

beautiful again Tommy. The colours are perfect.

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Milla
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3 Apr 2008 - 10:08 AM

Wow, this is strong and really, really good!

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lonely_oryx
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3 Apr 2008 - 10:09 AM

Excellent composition in this super candid portrait

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TommyStr
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3 Apr 2008 - 10:13 AM

Thaks Angela, Koen, Milla and John

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Nic_WA
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3 Apr 2008 - 10:14 AM

Insightful capture Tommy. Agree with Koen about the colours.

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Artois
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3 Apr 2008 - 10:16 AM

Well captured, great image that is thought provoking. Like the colours and composition.

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mrswoolybill
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3 Apr 2008 - 10:41 AM

Just about perfect - composition, timing, toning. This is one that I really, really wish I had taken...
Moira

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TommyStr
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3 Apr 2008 - 11:13 AM

Thank you Moira, appreciated..
Stella and Nic thanks

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floreus
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3 Apr 2008 - 11:26 AM

You're still finding gems like this from your trip Smile

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Geraint
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3 Apr 2008 - 12:47 PM

Superb - it's all been said above.
Geraint

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SpeedAltStar
3 Apr 2008 - 1:19 PM

This is a masterpiece. Perfect in every way. Nice one.

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POOCHIE
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3 Apr 2008 - 1:34 PM

Excellent Tommy just the ticket.

Pooch.

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riprap007
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3 Apr 2008 - 1:55 PM

really impressive colours, great work here

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Rylands
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3 Apr 2008 - 2:14 PM

Great image
Rylands

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HebLight
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3 Apr 2008 - 2:54 PM

A really classy portrait which gives so much for the viewer to think about

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challicew
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3 Apr 2008 - 3:25 PM

Wow, brilliant work

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clevercloggs
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3 Apr 2008 - 4:39 PM

proud to make this 30 clicks.
ecellent capture, great colours and composition.

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AlanBW
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3 Apr 2008 - 4:42 PM

Powerful and thought-provoking image, congrats

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luxaeternam
3 Apr 2008 - 5:03 PM

great portrait. Love the pose and the bare feet with all that animal skin around!
Smile Lucy

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NevP
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3 Apr 2008 - 5:26 PM

Beautiful colour, composition, subject moment and feeling. Loving this. Smile

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2008 - 6:05 PM

another for my faves
the toned down colours are just right for the thoughtfulness of his expression

superb!

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TommyStr
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3 Apr 2008 - 7:32 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments and clicks...surprised how well it went down Smile

Last Modified By TommyStr at 3 Apr 2008 - 7:36 PM

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3 Apr 2008 - 11:05 PM

superb tommy

phil

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User_Removed
4 Apr 2008 - 12:03 AM

Yes, what can I add. Can't believe you're surprised. I would be thrilled to find this among my negatives. comp, colours, expression... mmmmm. Shortlisted.

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TommyStr
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4 Apr 2008 - 6:51 AM

well i'm surprised anytime one of my shots get 40 votes lol..thank you Bert and Phil

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4 Apr 2008 - 7:06 PM

...wow! Thanks so much Pete Grin

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LesF
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4 Apr 2008 - 7:16 PM

Super candid

Les F

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4 Apr 2008 - 8:54 PM

Brilliant...jojo

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bliba
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5 Apr 2008 - 11:03 AM

super work TOMMY...congrats Smile

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kitsch
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5 Apr 2008 - 11:19 AM

Smile yay! congrats on the EC Tommy!

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5 Apr 2008 - 1:41 PM

Great shot!!!

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5 Apr 2008 - 5:08 PM

seems someone caught up on this. Good work Tommy. The recognition was well overdue

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5 Apr 2008 - 8:07 PM

Thanks..and thanks alot to Fred

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5 Apr 2008 - 10:48 PM

Superb street candid - with mood. Bruce

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8 Apr 2008 - 7:00 AM

good crop & what i think makes it is the low saturated light effect.

gerry

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9 Apr 2008 - 5:03 AM

AWESOME!!!!!!!

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9 Apr 2008 - 6:57 AM

Congrats on a great shot and the EC

Bernie

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DaveU
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11 Apr 2008 - 8:15 AM

This leaps out in your PF Tommy. Not sure how I missed this but a lovely shot. Muted colours and a feeling of introspection and dignity amid the carnage.

Well done on the EC.

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11 Apr 2008 - 4:36 PM

lovely shot

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13 Apr 2008 - 3:23 AM

excellent colours and very well deserved EC

Dianna

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ricochico
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22 Apr 2008 - 4:22 AM

Ey there Tommy!! First shot I see from you when I get back butchered me! LOL...Smile Loving it my man! You have done splendid since I first met you. Glad ur still here too.
RicoFotoChico

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23 Apr 2008 - 7:44 PM

quality shot Tommy, well done.

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9 Jun 2008 - 4:10 PM

You have some superb stuff.

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12 Jun 2008 - 11:04 AM

it is just wounderful shot no more comments

ahmed

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27 Jun 2008 - 9:07 PM

Love the tones in this shot!

Jack

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EllieEdge
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25 Aug 2008 - 9:20 AM

The expression on his face pulls you into the scene and I love your composition.
- Eli

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15 Feb 2009 - 10:58 AM

Wonderful image very well captured subject of interest but grim,
Linda

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