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Not so sure about this one..I'll give it a try and see

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:50mm 1.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Dapper (an Old Boy at the Market)
Username:TommyStr TommyStr
Uploaded:14 Feb 2008 - 9:29 AM
Tags:Bikaner, India, Landscape / travel, Market, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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BrillacFr
BrillacFr  6
14 Feb 2008 - 10:04 AM

I love this image with the old man highlighted & the others in sahdow. Great shot!
Charlotte

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom879 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 10:26 AM

'Dapper' is the word that used to be applied. You don't hear it often now, just as you don't see many gentlemen dressed like this, at least in the West. He's of a time and an age. Beautiful, quiet social observation.
Moira

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robs
robs e2 Member 10658 forum postsrobs vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 10:28 AM

I like it - the unusual lighting of the old boy lit up perfectly with everything else going on in the shadows works really very well Wink

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 10:30 AM

Thanks, I'm using your comments for a new title Smile

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MediumSizeUnavailable

It's another winner Tommy. Love how he stands out, both because of the dof and the light on him. Almost as if you hazed the bg, allthough I don't think you did. The large version shows a delightfull sharpness and is certainly recommended. The man makes for an interesting enough subject, the setting makes for an interesting enough setting and the figures in the bg make for interesting enough figures in the bg.

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 11:19 AM

Thanks. If I thought of darkening the bg seperately, I would still have been to lazy to actually do it. The whole image is darken a bit though, but the light was like this (+ it hit parts of the bag in the corner which I burned). His pose could have been more interesting though

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user_absconded
14 Feb 2008 - 1:01 PM

Far too many 'interestings' here! He does stand out though as looking very 'western' in an 'eastern' place. What I have to admit I find distracting are the bright flashes of light in the far background. A difficult one I agree, so many good things but I am just that tiny bit unsure too!

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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
14 Feb 2008 - 4:22 PM

superb candid

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 4:29 PM

My first thought was "How much better than this can it get". The central figure stands out beautifully - the dof is superb, the background figures discretely there in the dark, just as an interesting bit of the scene.
I do agree the lights at the back draw the eye a bit, but what the ****do you do with those kind of strong highlights - I say just ignore them Smile Unless you feel pressed to play in PS, and that can be such a bore. It's real life, someone reminded me of that today. Does it all have to be fixed and air brushed. OK - I'm off my soapbox now.
I LOVE THIS!
Anne

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 5:55 PM

Glad you like it Anne, thanks proz.
Thanks Lydia (good to have a critiquer now that Koen has gone soft and only has good things to say Wink)

Last Modified By TommyStr at 14 Feb 2008 - 5:56 PM

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 7:10 PM

Stunning, beautifully caught, the highlights don't bother me at all. It's real life, brilliantly caught.

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Pricey
Pricey  827 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 7:21 PM

Great candid, love the way you have isolated the main subject using DOF.

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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 10:14 PM

congrats on the HC tommy...this really deserves it, but i'm a bit jealous of his threads...

phil

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 10:18 PM

fabulous shot Tommy!
congrats too Smile

jo

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 10:21 PM

Oh I'm "chuffed" for you - well deserved!
Slit 'an med helsen.
Anne

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom879 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 11:02 PM

Congratulations on the HC. ****** the bits in the background, this is a gem.
Moira

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MediumSizeUnavailable

about time these got some recognition

Last Modified By MediumSizeUnavailable at 15 Feb 2008 - 2:01 AM

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2008 - 4:12 AM

That explains the 16 over-night clicks Smile Thank you Pete

Thanks everyone

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2008 - 7:01 AM

Fabulous candid image and love the light.
Tom.

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user_absconded
15 Feb 2008 - 8:30 AM

Oh, ha ha! Koen goes all soft, I go a bit hard and Pete agrees with Koen. Well Pete seems sure enough of it for an HC, even if we were both a little unsure!
Many congrats. Smile

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funkeldink e2 Member 101592 forum postsfunkeldink vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2008 - 10:51 AM

oh yessss..... quality

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LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2008 - 12:17 PM

Super candid

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Geraint  7715 forum posts Wales34 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2008 - 1:45 PM

Outstanding.
Geraint

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bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2008 - 3:50 PM

real life...wonderful....congrats on the well deserved HC

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clevercloggs
15 Feb 2008 - 6:14 PM

those light bits are a bit of a worry but as a whole a very pleasant photo with good dof.
Congrats on a well deserved HC

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Eviscera
Eviscera  71093 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2008 - 7:01 PM

has a lovely reportage feel , he is so engrossed !

dave

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17 Feb 2008 - 10:12 AM

well done on the HC, love all the detail and the emerging face in the background

di

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User_Removed
17 Feb 2008 - 4:26 PM

essence of travel photography. Sometimes, normality is so beautiful. The earring is great. Bert

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2008 - 2:21 PM

Fantastic shot

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2009 - 3:44 PM

this has long been one of my fave images of yours, and yet I've only just realised I have never commented on it... so, belatedly, I'll say these few words and stack back in awe

Smile

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