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Copyright © Helen Rea 2014

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Contest Finalist in Strangers In The City Photo Contest
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Magnificent Capture
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Genius
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One Of A Kind
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Jaw Dropping
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Exceptional Contrast
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OksanaZa
 
OksanaZa August 19, 2014
Beautiful!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry August 25, 2014
Cant be better......
erikaevaphoto
 
erikaevaphoto September 10, 2014
Lovely capture ,
Marjoriesmithphotography PRO
 
Marjoriesmithphotography October 04, 2014
Great candid street photo!
Andre2uk
 
Andre2uk October 11, 2014
This is brilliant!
manishdattani
 
manishdattani October 13, 2014
nice capture
borderlight
 
borderlight October 13, 2014
It makes you want to see what he's writing! Excellent capture!
WestEndPhotography
 
WestEndPhotography October 13, 2014
Congratulations on your award!!
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer October 13, 2014
So compelling. I want to know his story!
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages October 14, 2014
Very well deserved finalist my friend! Well done and congrats on a wonderful image!
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade October 14, 2014
One exceptional exposure which mystifies and also tells a story....well done and congrats.....Brian
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 15, 2014
Helen , congratulations for being a Finalist in Stranger in the City contest. Good luck!
melissafarelli PRO
 
melissafarelli October 18, 2014
One of my favorites. Brilliant photography.
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry October 20, 2014
Congratulations Helen. I told you: "Can't be better". You ought to win, or at least be a runner up.... But Finalist, what a great moment and recognition. I'm happy for you.
Cheers
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita October 20, 2014
Awesome to see you made a Finalist with this fabulous pic. Congrats Helen. xoxoxo
inge_vautrin PRO+
 
inge_vautrin October 21, 2014
This is such a fantastic image! Congrats Helen!
blueberrydragon
 
blueberrydragon October 23, 2014
Great picture!
blueberrydragon
 
blueberrydragon October 23, 2014
This picture tells so many stories,love it!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 27, 2014
You captured the real life here.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 27, 2014
Voted Amateurs. Congratulations on your award!
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini October 29, 2014
great capture
amuschik PRO+
 
amuschik November 02, 2014
Great street shot! voted.
SkyeRyanEvans
 
SkyeRyanEvans November 05, 2014
A truly poignant image. Powerful!
katrinakiefer PRO
 
katrinakiefer November 14, 2014
It's the "discarded" and his act of writing that makes this shot so much more compelling than simply a perfectly executed shot. So very well done.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita December 01, 2014
voted Image of the Year!
abdulmagidalglidphotograph
 
abdulmagidalglidphotograph December 14, 2014
the live stood up here .
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel December 21, 2014
Great capture., Helen. Makes me wonder what his story is.
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman December 27, 2014
Voted...IOTY... and also Photographer of the month comps...k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman December 27, 2014
Also voted in capturing the moment..k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman December 27, 2014
Also voted in Photo digital..k
CherRich
 
CherRich January 10, 2015
Everything about this is fantastic. So much detail and great contrast.
LucyLoo PRO
 
LucyLoo January 19, 2015
Very much hitting home with this beautiful photograph. Tells a real story. Excellent comp and lighting.
Salamonsen
 
Salamonsen January 20, 2015
Perfect! u r good =)
RAWilliams PRO
 
RAWilliams February 03, 2015
A beautiful capture of the people who a lot of people miss. They choose to ignore to the point of these people almost being invisible.
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 February 06, 2015
Superb capture!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman February 16, 2015
Voted Amazing people....a really thought provoking image.....kathleen
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman February 16, 2015
Also voted in concrete jungle...k
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita February 20, 2015
voted again!!!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman March 08, 2015
Wonderful....voted in Covers ..k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman March 08, 2015
POTM.....LOVE IT AS YOU KNOW....VOTED HERE ALSO..K
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman March 08, 2015
monthly pro 8 ...voted ..k
Rbcamasters
 
Rbcamasters April 25, 2015
You are simply amazing!
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira June 02, 2015
This photograph is a masterpiece in every sense. Photographically speaking it is the very best, it is however the theme that makes it even more outstanding ... to me it shows what really is the society we live in ... a further and further brave new world or/and a Fahrenheit 451
jkishore
 
jkishore June 09, 2015
SUPERB..
photopainter10 PRO+
 
photopainter10 January 25, 2016
Great capture! You have many fantastic images of street photography. Excellent work!
Create70
 
Create70 February 02, 2016
One thing....no one accepts applications in pen.
nicolemartelgillis
 
nicolemartelgillis February 04, 2016
.Your portraits are so moving. Thank you very much for the follow. I look forward to seeing your work.

Behind The Lens

Location
This Photo was taken in the City CBD.
Time
This was taken in the afternoon, I had decided to take a short walk around the top end of the city after a morning appointment to see what or who I could find worth shooting in the small amount of daylight I had left in my day. I turned the first corner leading into the city and there he was, this beautiful man, sitting and totally absorbed in what he was writing. I knew immediately I had a wonderful subject in front of me.
Lighting
The light around this gentleman was in my favour as the wall he lent on was blocking the afternoon sun and the light streaming from all other angles lit him up nicely.
Equipment
I used a 70-200mm lens and shot this image which allowed me to be far enough away not to disturb my lovely subject
Inspiration
I was inspired to take this photo because of how beautiful I thought he was sitting there and his obvious interest and preoccupation with what he was writing....he struck me as a strong individual with a solid sense of self in spite of his situation. He drew me in completely and still does each time I view this image. I often develop a fondness towards my subjects and in this case there is certainly no exception.
Editing
I processed this image in Lightroom taking it from colour to b&w with processing including a fine balance between blacks, whites and contrast with sharpening to make it pop.
In my camera bag
In my bag I carry a Canon 7D, 50mm prime, standard 24-105mm, wide angle 16-35mm, 70-200mm and flash but mostly choose a lens for the day depending on what I want to shoot.
Feedback
Tips I would give is to be patient, sometimes you will need to wait for the right subject and shot, trust your instincts when choosing your subject and also be ready to shoot quickly before the moment is lost.

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