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This one was taken in the basement area of the derelict car park, this unfortunate guy had made some sort of home in the corner and i was lucky enough to capture this image without him being aware, i scarpered preety quick. The original was colour, converted to black and white, but was still not to happy with the image, decided in the end to add a little selective colour to the graffiti only. Wanted to show the sadness of the poor guy, but also convey that there is colour to be found places of dereliction. (if you know what i mean).
cheers
Darryl.SmileWinkWink

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Aug 2012 - 8:55 AM
Focal Length:31mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Despair
Username:carper123 carper123
Uploaded:30 Aug 2012 - 9:12 AM
Tags:Dereliction urban decay graffiti creative candid black and white, General
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:22 AM

A moving image and I like your choice of selective colouring!

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103958 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:22 AM

what an interesting shot...clearly the man has had a cultured background and we struggle to find reason as to why he is where he is...love the `photo poster'...perhaps he was a photographer himself?

and I know the feeling about not wanting to be noticed ...brave work SmileSmile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:03 AM

Thought it was an sp at first, Darryl Smile. The selective colour is excellent, I didn't even notice it at first (that's a compliment). Did you try any other crops? The round tuby thing bottom left is very prominent and the left side is very cluttered. That's probably part of your image but a crop just to the left of the guy reinforces the emptiness of his life... and i do like the selective colouring. Excellent.

Dave

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:25 AM

Superb stuff this is Darryl................. Well done, tremedous workGrin
Diane

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2110 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:35 AM

This is great Darryl,great work
NettaSmile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32357 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:43 AM

An extremely hard hitting image, which you have captured and portrayed in a really well thought out and sensitive way for which you should be greatly applauded.

Regards

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 11:15 AM

Emotive capture, Darryl. Made all the more poignant by the selective colour.

P.

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digital_boi
30 Aug 2012 - 12:12 PM

hard hitting indeed Darryl the selective colour works well

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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UrbaneMagick
30 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

This is fantastic Darryl............ pretty sure this is the perfect processing for the subject...well done my mate!!!
..........In fact, this is magazine worthy. strong stuff.
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I'm handing out aweards very sparingly........to give them more worth as of last weekend..but you bugger..this is two in a week now ...g'wan..have one.

Gareth

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cocobean
cocobean Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 12:18 PM

great shot

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UrbaneMagick
30 Aug 2012 - 12:20 PM

....mmm....cant get the options up here at work to give the award.....try to remember to do it when I get home..........if not, its morally there matey.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 12:51 PM

This makes us want to know the man's story. Pictures that leave questions unanswered, that make us think, often work better as reportage; this certainly does. You couldn't choose the environment, of course. I agree with Dave that cropping off the left enhances the isolation of the man, yet I can't help thinking that the includded fashion photo is important.

Well seen, hard hitting, perplexing, excellent.
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Bill

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
30 Aug 2012 - 1:20 PM

Super image Darryl, also like the selective colouring,
Fred.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 1:23 PM

I thought at first it might have been you thinking about the one that got awayWink

But really it is a great moment in time capture, Darryl.

Ray

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 2:44 PM

A powerful capture here Darryl.
Works well with the colouring.
Super shot.
Mick.

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 2:47 PM

Although sad Darryl, you have done some brilliant work here my friend.GrinGrin

Pam

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Russell_Charles

Daryyl, well worth the award. A huge departure from you usual work. Very powerful and dramatic image. Perfect processing. You may have found your thing so I would like to see more reportage.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
30 Aug 2012 - 3:10 PM

Certainly a very powerful and thought provoking image Darryl. Excellent use of selective colouring. Moira

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 3:23 PM

Excellent moving image
Glyn

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:53 PM

That was daring of you Darryl
and what an amazing image you got
like the way that you have processed and presented
Lillian

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 5:05 PM

A superb image and well captured Darryl. Love the selective colouring
Jim

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
30 Aug 2012 - 5:42 PM

Sends out a very strong message to people like Ca-moron! hope he see's the folly of his ways one day, great photo well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 10jdinne vcard England
30 Aug 2012 - 7:19 PM

Brilliant Darryl, very powerful composition. Excellent work.

John

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 7:39 PM

A brilliant capture,excellent work Darryl..Lin

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Rod20
Rod20  2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 8:05 PM

Brilliant capture Darryl, shame you didn't hang around to see if you could have captured some different poses, but i'm guessing this was probably the best one to show the guys emotional state, mind you, you were brave going close enough to get the shot, you never know what people in that situation are likely to do, he might have nicked your new camera!. Anyway cracking shot well worth an award or two and definitely magazine material.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:39 PM

You should have Hi, I might have answered you back!.....

Ade

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clintQB
clintQB  251 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 9:45 PM

haha what a weird little set up, i want to know the guys story and why he has that strange picture beside him lol......amazing shot

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UrbaneMagick
31 Aug 2012 - 8:00 PM

This is the bomb actually.... award given,. but deserves to get seen more than it has.

I'm going to add it to my favourites to try to get it " out there" a little more.

................ this would make a great picture for a magazine.... may be onto something there Darryl if you can create a series!

Gareht

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aniamoore
aniamoore  1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 - 12:35 AM

There is always way out!!!!!! A moving image, Darryl!!!!! AniaWink

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 6:19 PM

I think Bill has summed up my feelings - a perplexing and very well taken image Darryl.
Ann

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