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She is a volunteer who cold-phones neighborhood people to urge them to register to vote, and to explain why they should vote for the candidate she supports.
I shot this at the OFA (Obama for America) Headquarters on Ogontz Avenue in Philadelphia during actress Nia Long's speech. This woman was sitting behind me, and I snapped her photo as I turned around to snap the crowd. I was covering the event.
Nik Silver Efex 2 is "responsible" for the dramatic effect.

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8/6/2012 3:57:52 AM

Karen E. Michaels

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Excellent candid, Michelle.

8/6/2012 4:09:32 AM

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Lovely candid portrait Michelle!

8/6/2012 4:14:57 AM

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Pretty lady and great light.

8/6/2012 4:59:34 AM

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Beautiful portrait, Michelle. The comp, lighting and details are excellent, and the B&W is perfect. Very nice work.

8/6/2012 5:41:53 AM

R. J. Laudenbacher
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The light on this shot is FABULOUS, Michelle! I hope you shared this portrait with this beautiful lady. I am sure she would love it!

8/6/2012 5:42:32 AM

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superb expression, lighting and portrait!

8/6/2012 7:28:06 AM

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Absolutely stunning portrait, Michelle!

8/6/2012 7:29:53 AM

Kathy Reeves
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Lovely portrait with amazing lighting!

8/6/2012 10:58:57 AM

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I'd love to meet her! Her strong calm qualities come through. Love your commentaries, as always, Michelle!

8/6/2012 11:47:27 AM

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What a wonderful poortrait and amazing to have captured on just a "quick shot", the lightings is super and in b/w is perfect Michelle!

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8/6/2012 12:41:25 PM

Monnie Ryan
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Beautiful, expressive portrait, Michelle!

8/6/2012 12:50:36 PM

Mike Clime
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Winner in my book, Michelle! Love the light!

8/6/2012 1:19:44 PM

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Fantastic pose, mood and tones you captured here Michelle.

8/6/2012 2:49:27 PM

Katherine Kuhn
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Beautiful portrait -- you captured such a wonderful expression with great light & tones!

8/6/2012 2:55:29 PM

John Connolly
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A very poweful portrait Michelle! You have excelled yourself with this one!

8/6/2012 3:56:49 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific portrait, Michelle!

8/6/2012 4:39:59 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful portrait- great lighting!

8/6/2012 6:08:46 PM

Terry Cervi
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This is a really lovely portrait, Michelle!

8/6/2012 7:14:55 PM

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She looks so deep in thought .... Wonderful portrait with excellent use of light Michelle!!!!

8/6/2012 10:11:15 PM

Craig D. Minton
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You've captured a true thought process. Not knowing what that thought might be is intriguing. Nicely done, Michelle.

8/6/2012 10:23:35 PM

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Gorgeous portrait and effects, Michelle!!
Yes, I'm without my telephoto while it's in the shop...seems to be annual event...

8/6/2012 10:55:59 PM

Yulianto Soeroso
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lovely portraiture

8/7/2012 12:30:05 AM

Antonio Amen
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Wow, Michelle, this is a wonderful portrait.Well done

8/7/2012 3:04:49 AM

Neal D. Hatcher
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Beautiful portrait-PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

8/7/2012 4:42:27 AM

Jack Ryan
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Outstanding portrait...wonderful work.

8/7/2012 8:28:36 AM

David K. Hurt
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Oh how I love a good use of B&W. Nice job.

8/7/2012 10:57:13 AM

Douglas Perry
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Wonderful light. Very nice!

8/7/2012 5:46:59 PM

Lorna Shutter
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Wow! It looks like she was deliberately posing for you! This is such an outstanding portrait! The clarity and detail are fantastic! The soft lighting and shadows are beautiful! A Winner in my book, Michelle! Well done! :)

8/8/2012 6:41:15 AM

Ann Lyssenko
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What a wonderful moment you have captured in this image. It tells a wonderful story of a life lived in a pensive listening pose. Ann

8/8/2012 7:47:09 AM

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Excellent lighting on this, Michelle...a super portrait!

8/9/2012 4:53:07 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Superb tones and lighting, what a beautiful (KEEPSAKE) portrait Michelle!

8/10/2012 5:03:17 PM

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The lighting, detail and colouring make this such a stellar image Michelle. I hope it goes farther.

8/10/2012 9:01:03 PM

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Catching've been busy as usual, Michelle! What an outstanding portrait this is! The lighting is superb! Very artistic capture and work!! Hard to believe it is a candid!

8/10/2012 9:01:16 PM

Julianne Bradford
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What a wonderful capture Michelle!

8/12/2012 7:59:45 AM

Mitch Spence
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Ah, another dramatic study, Michelle. And of course you're the "responsible" party--just a little help along the way from NIK. :)

8/12/2012 1:23:33 PM

Dave Bell
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What a smashing image Michele, I love it!

8/25/2012 7:17:52 AM

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