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Photojournalist on Vacation

Photojournalist on Vacation
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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-11-21
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Rebel XT
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Thanksgiving Holiday 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-12-05 19:14
Viewed: 4198
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Find something that you love to do, and figure out a way to get paid for doing it."--advice I've heard given to young people as they try to figure out "how to be successful". This man must be a success, because he makes a living out of photography, and yet this is how he spent much of his vacation. (But he might have spent less time behind the lens if they had let him bring his Harley onboard the ship.)

He was concentrating intensely on a subject in the water, with a hint of a smile, and I don't think he knew that I caught him.

I totally blew the original shot; it was almost entirely overexposed, but I managed to save the facial features by drastically reducing the midtones (-100) and then applying a sepia filter.

Update 7/21/09: We lost Skip last month, and I've never seen anyone fight a more valiant fight. He was a true friend, courageous and honorable, and was my chief encourager in photography. He is loved and missed by many. His hope was in God, and by God's grace, we who loved him will see him again.

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Hi Karen:
Most excellent capture. Actually many a times images may look better if overexposed on purpose...
and this one is just wonderful:)
I did a WS hoping you wont mind!

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-12-05 20:13]

All is there but a little to much over exposure.
Point for the pose of your model.

Hi Karen, you did explain in your notes that you overexposed it. Excellent recovery and the pale sepia works very well. Fine detail and well composed. TFS,

excellent, i love the overexposure, even though not on purpose you really saved the shot showing us the fellow photographer
in a great pose and with a wonderful expression on his face. well done & best wishes, thor.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-12-06 7:46]

Hello Karen,
what gets my attention is the LENS!!!!!! I love it...
Good save.. a tad OE but you stat that in your notes.
I also like what David did in his Ws..


Photographers are seldom in photos. You captured a smile. The overexposure made this photo look cool to me.

Hello Karen,
The pose is very well captured, and you did a fine job in saving what you say was a problematic image!
Pablo -

Good shot of a photographer in action.
But the WS is better.
This one too overexposed, too bright to the eye.
Yet a good work.


  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-12-07 23:09]

Karen always you come up with nice photo's.
To be honest I do not like this one so much,
the WS of David riverfriends made it a little better.
What surprised me is to read that even before you posted it you knew it was not good , so why than post it?
Hope you do not mind this reaction, Bye

Hi Karen,

Actually, so what if you blew it, the effect is highkey and you used your creativity to come up with something.
Nicely done, excellent work.
The workshop is well done, however, the frame takes over the image. It's the image that is more important then a frame.


Hi Karen...
Wowww... Nice camera, nice portrait...
Very impressive capture, nice idea, well dan...
Regd. George

And I did a "WS" I hope you like it....

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-12-21 12:18]

Hi Karen

I would never have known that this was a rescue shot if you hadn't mentioned it. The PP work looks excellent. Nice natural pose in this portrait.



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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-02-13 11:58]

Hello Karen,

Your presentation is awesome. Beautiful portrait in soft monochrome composition. Excellent charm of vision. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this shot.

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