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Beggar of Cuzco

Beggar of Cuzco
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Copyright: David Boswell (jamfest) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 23 N: 529] (4243)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-28
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon 18-55 EFS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Poverty, Peru and the Inca Trail, My Favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 10:28
Viewed: 3128
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was a beggar on the streets of Cuzco who hid her can and put her hat on for the photo after I had given her 1 Sole, about $0.30.

For this repost, I used Magda Indigo's workshop she did for me to help improve my photo. I cropped out the door in the upper right corner, rotated the photo slightly, increased the contrast, sharpened, and framed.

I thought about converting to B&W but when I did, it seemed to lack something. The colors are fairly muted as it is, but I think it is better in color.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2006-11-30 11:23]

This is a beautiful capture. The details are excellent, the colors/tones are warm. I really like the changes you made giving the subject ALL the attention. WELL WELL done and TFS Julie

Hello David,
Very good daily life picture, I think it was a good idea to implement Magda's workshop for your repost.
Very good capture.

Great capture. I like it very much.

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  • nana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 1 N: 116] (908)
  • [2006-11-30 15:17]

I love this shot and think you were right leaving it in colour, they are muted and suit the mood well done:) Great composition and lovely clear shot.....


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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2006-11-30 18:42]

Beautiful composition, contrasts con the sad reality of this person who asks for in the streets, the poverty and the sadness is printed in its eyes. Congratulations for the work.
Greetings, Isa

Selam David,
Ben bu calimani da cok begendim (tipki diger calismalarin gibi). Ne kadar canli ve etkileyici olmus. Renkler, netlik harika. YAsli insanlari seviyorum, bunu da bizimle paylastigin icin tesekkurler,
Mihriban 8:)

I mean, I very like it 8:)

Hi David,

Beautifully captured, I like the expression on her face. My humble opinion, it would be much wonderful if you have cropped it more, or have taken in closer. It is a good portrait. Cheers always.


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