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Man on Line.

Man on Line.
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (Jonathan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 0 N: 376] (13989)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-06
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 600D, 18-200mm F3.5 - 4.5, Digital
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-03-21 1:17
Viewed: 554
Points: 7
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Originally shot in raw and converted to jpeg with slight HDR treatment. While I was doing a few photos a cripple man on crutches appeared from behind the bridge. After a few photos I did help him off the line as it is still in use. Sadly very sadly his answer to me was he does not care any more.

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To bobsmith: Man on Line.Jonathan 1 03-21 23:28
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Hello Erwin,

I immediately wonder what his life must be like and I feel like a spoiled brat in comparison, seeing him struggle on his crutches.

This kind of washed out sky is something that always bothers me a lot when I have it, and it's hard to get rid of it, but here it could serve as the light at the end of the tunnel, although within this shot it would be rather the man limping away from the light, towards the darkness, a symbol of how he already gave up.

You did good helping him off the line...the end of your note struck me. How sad...:/


Nice shot with good focus towards object. But there is some over exposure on the top of this image.


I like the story you are telling with this shot. Exposure on the bottom section is good and everything is more or less sharp from the from to the back.
For me, the picture is the man on the track. For what it is worth, I think you can do a lot composition wise to improve the picture. If you cannot recover the overexposed sky and top part of the bridge, I'll be tempted to crop just below the skyline and bottom section, just above the litter on the track. Unless the posted photo has already been cropped, you should have more than enough pixels to crop and be left with a large enough image.

Well done, one of your best images for some time.

Hi Erwin

A great shot telling a good story. I have to agree with everyone and say the sky is lost. The man is the main story so I think he is a little lost in the image.
I hope you don't mind but I've done a workshop.

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