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Conch Shell Peddler

Conch Shell Peddler
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Copyright: Karen Beall (kbeall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-20
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Rebel XT
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Thanksgiving Holiday 2007
Theme(s): Photos by K.W. Beall [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-03 19:01
Viewed: 4113
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In port at Nassau, and rushing to keep up with the excursion leader taking us to another boat for the stingray feeding adventure, I just swung and shot, almost over my shoulder, to catch this one. It struck me as amazing that this man had a very small boat, no life jacket in sight, and he managed to dive for and offer for sale some beautiful samples. Here he is bargaining with a curious tourist. His face is in deep shadow here, but as I approached him, I saw that he had a wide face with expressive eyes. I wish I had had more time to shoot an buy some of his wares.

PP work--crop, size, and sharpen for TL. I tried adjusting the gamma levels to pull some feature from his face, but it didn't look natural, so I left it as is.

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This is an excellent shot! Sharp, correct exposure, beautiful composition.
Best wishes,

  • Great 
  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-12-04 6:04]

Hi Karen...
Wowww... Fantastic capture of "Conch Shell Peddler! Great place! A lovely scenery! Wonderful colors! It's a great job!

Nice photo and nice to show the merchants


Nice and detailed photo Karen
Buying these sort of articles can give a lot of troubble these days coming back and passing Customs.
Many are on the forbidden list.
Nevertheless, photographing them can just be as pleasent as you have prooven here .


  • Good 
  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-12-05 20:09]

Nice but little less in quality


Hi Karen, so many people to not take the time to read the notes. For a pint and shoot remarkable detail. LOvely colour in the shells and the water. A little boat but a relatively powerful motor. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Freaky Pink Friday’

Hello Karen

very nice shot, good composition
good work
happy 2008

Peter Lundgren

Hello Karen,
Seems like he has quite a variety to offer!
I like the action that is captured, and the strong diagonal adds to the composition...
Pablo -

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