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Photo of the Day ~ Man at Work (03-2009) Category ~ March 30, 2009

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Flower Vendor
by William MacKenzie (wmackenzie) 
Sony Cyber Shot DSC-R1

Photographer Notes:
As I started to take a picture of the flower vendor, his neighbor moved into the frame. I thought two are better than one and expanded to include him. I have often thought about what makes a great picture. Many that I like never get picked in competition. Other I submit, that I think are okay but not great get picked. The other night when this picture came up on the screen, I said to my wife “I really like that shot.” She asked me why. I don’t really know… it just talks to me. It captures some of my perceptions of Cuba… the curiosity in the neighbor’s face… the feeling of poverty… the friendliness of the Cubans. Photographically it has depth of field, sharpness and balanced exposure, but in the final analysis… “I just like the shot”.

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Susan Gordon commented on March 30, 2009 07:05:
I also like the photo, you've captured wonderful, expressive faces. Nicely composed. Congratulations on your POTD
Linn Smith commented on March 30, 2009 09:16:
Thank you for your descriptive words on the essence of a good image...very well explained! Yes, the candidness and spirit of Cuba is captured beautifully with this portrait of the spirit of the people! Big congratulations!
Connie Gordon commented on March 30, 2009 15:24:
I do agree I seldom agree with judges but really don't care. We are the final judges anyway. And if it sells well that is an ever better judge. :) good capture of the life style congrats.
Robin-Lee Vieira commented on March 30, 2009 16:52:
There is alot of character in this capture! One of those slice of life captures that tells of the human condition. Curiosity on the part of the neighbor in his straw hat. Hope in the eyes of the vendor. I also like the way you framed this image! Congrats on a terrific POTD!!

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