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Much to my regret, I had left my camera in the car when I walked yesterday morning, but had my iPhone and was able to snap this photo of Bob, an elderly widower who lives alone on the beach road, taking the rake to the lawn. Matt
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This is a great photo. It has interest, emotion, a story, fantastic use of light and dark, leading lines, great composition, a clear subject with an equally supportive secondary subject. In short, the epitome of a perfect photo. Even the angle of the guy's shirt leads into the rake. How cool is that?

To be frank, if you hadn't said anything no one would have know this was taken with a sell phone. To quote something Chase Jarvis is always saying, "the best camera is the one that's with you."
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Goes to show how subject matter, composition, and the eye for the same, pretty much make a photo regardless of equipment used....well done Matt.

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The composition, showing the amount of work already completed, and the body position of the man - still hard at work - are terrific. I also find the tonal range appealing, super conditions and subject for b&w. Great eye, Matt!
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Really nice exposure and composition, along with possible finishing touches in processing.
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I very much enjoy the inclusion of the foreground leaf pile, and thanks to the tiny sensor the depth of field is essentially infinite. The shot would have been harder and harder to take the bigger the sensor. Duck said it: the best camera is the one you have with you. :)
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Duck wrote:This is a great photo. It has interest, emotion, a story, fantastic use of light and dark, leading lines, great composition, a clear subject with an equally supportive secondary subject. In short, the epitome of a perfect photo. Even the angle of the guy's shirt leads into the rake. How cool is that?

To be frank, if you hadn't said anything no one would have know this was taken with a sell phone. To quote something Chase Jarvis is always saying, "the best camera is the one that's with you."


Thank you, Duck. I am flattered by your comment. I don't think my camera would have done a better job than the phone; I probably would have fussed too much. Thanks. Matt
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Psjunkie wrote:Goes to show how subject matter, composition, and the eye for the same, pretty much make a photo regardless of equipment used....well done Matt.


Thank you Frank. Bob is the gentlest of gents; he has a tiny dog, no bigger than his shoe, that leads him up and down the road to and from the beach, stopping to lift a let or follow a scent. Tom stands and waits. I have never seen him jerk the leash. His seven children visited this summer, a loud and rowdy bunch, full of good cheer and warm fellowship. Bob wore a happy smile amid the chaos. Then they were gone and he returned to his quiet life. Matt
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LindaShorey wrote:The composition, showing the amount of work already completed, and the body position of the man - still hard at work - are terrific. I also find the tonal range appealing, super conditions and subject for b&w. Great eye, Matt!


Thank you for noticing those details, Linda. I waited for that pose but, unfortunately, didn't see the car approaching. Nothing is perfect. Matt
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rmalarz wrote:Really nice exposure and composition, along with possible finishing touches in processing.
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Thank you Bob. Appreciate your comment. Matt
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