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With love from Grandma, on my 4th.
With love from Grandma, on my 4th.
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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 315
Location: Back porch
Date: Aug 22, 2002
ISO: 100
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2002

This was given to my Great Grandma on her 4th birthday. She then gave it to my Grandma for her 4th. It was then passed to my mother, who presented it to me, on my 4th birthday.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.8285
Avg (commenters): 7.1563
Avg (participants): 5.8720
Avg (non-participants): 5.7807
Views since voting: 1951
Votes: 239
Comments: 34
Favorites: 6 (view)


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09/21/2004 12:17:54 PM
you have a good eye and mind for arranging pleasing photos. for the model of camera you have, you sure produce some clean images. good work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:12:00 PM
Nice set up. Even tones. Good exposure.
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09/01/2002 05:46:00 PM
this is very sweet. it reminds me of the little chair i had by my grandparents fireplace when i was a kid! the only thing *I* might have done differently is to change the lighting around to highlight the chair/bear more and the background less. but that is only my opinion! nice job! 8--amitchell
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09/01/2002 10:41:00 AM
Cute pict..background is a drop distracting...the creases on the sheet(?) are too noticable..maybe if the lighting was different you wouldn't notice it as much (I don't have any professional backgrounds yet either!).
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09/01/2002 10:18:00 AM
I like yoru picture, I think the impact would be a lot better without seeing the texture of the dark background. Nice opposition in colors, very nice composition chair/Bear/rose ... overall 7
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09/01/2002 09:55:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background8,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?8,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 8,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool
09/01/2002 07:12:00 AM
Love the saturated colours!!
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08/31/2002 03:03:00 PM
perhaps photoshop could help "warm" the photo. I feel that the color, is almost as "unatural" as the light source...
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08/31/2002 01:42:00 AM
I dont normally like Teddy Bear shots but this has an atmosphere that is truly lovely. Tha soft colours--almost washed out and the pose all contribute to an evocative photo. andrewm
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08/30/2002 07:11:00 AM
Nice choice of location and background. Seems to seriously lack contrast and colour, though. Nice framing and cute subject. 7 - floyd
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08/30/2002 02:13:00 AM
Nicley composed shot. One of my favorite 5 for this challenge. 8 - Gotcha
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08/29/2002 10:59:00 PM
Brilliant shot!
08/29/2002 10:07:00 PM
My wallpaper this week. Very nice!
08/29/2002 11:33:00 AM
There's something about the lighting in this photo that really accentuates the fuzzy fur on that bear! Nice work.
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08/29/2002 10:13:00 AM
Aaaaaaaaw! Nice layout with nothing distracting in background. Bear too light against chair which is too dark. Like addition of roses for colour.
6, Kavey
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08/28/2002 05:57:00 PM
cute Ah Yes it gets the ah vote
08/28/2002 01:14:00 PM
Simple colors and composition are wonderful here. karmat
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08/28/2002 12:11:00 PM
THIS is my favorite photo this week. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I have waited to comment so I could see if the effect of the image would be a lasting one... I love the 'cool' tone of this image. Thee are no harsh colors and the bear just contrasts beautifully with the rest of the image. You have also chosen a great composition by having the bear angled in the chair instead of head on :) The little bit of red from the flowers offers a very nice bit of extra contrast and 'eye candy' in this image. This photo speaks volumes about childhood!

Now... critique... I feel fairly confident that you will get several comments about the background. The cloth is showing some creases that some will claim to be distracting. These don't 'distract' me, but they are noticeable. The almost give me the impression that it's a black wall behind the chair rather than a backdrop. If someone tells you that the background is 'distracting', I think they are looking for issues rather than letting the overall impact of the image 'absorb' into their system :) Flaws in a photograph that are insignificant don't bother me at all. The flaw has to stand out really painfully or create some other problem before I could call it distracting :)

Great shot... I look forward to adding this one to my favorites list on Monday :) I really hope that I see this one on the main page with a blue ribbon on Monday too :) = 10 - jmsetzler
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08/28/2002 01:10:00 AM
cute. but...seems more of a valentines thing
08/27/2002 08:12:00 PM
I'd take the "on my 4th" out of the title.
08/27/2002 06:12:00 PM
Very, very, very nice! I love how the colors are all nearly B&W except for the rose. This is sharp & clear, simple, and nicely composed. This is my only "10" this week!
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08/27/2002 11:20:00 AM
This touched me. Was that really given to you when you were 4? It looks like new! Sweet! I like the contrast of colors and the old chair--looks like Granny's too!
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08/27/2002 05:30:00 AM
What an adorable shot! I love the lighting, it looks almost like it's been desaturated a little. Very nice. lhall
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08/27/2002 12:04:00 AM
Good contrast of the white and dark, plus the fur and the wood grain. It looks like maybe you were using a filter or somehow toned it down a bit? I don't know, but it works.
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08/26/2002 10:52:00 PM
This should be the winner. Adoreable, well composed, great lighting and focus.
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08/26/2002 09:01:00 PM
Thats a really cute teddy bear. Sitting him in that old looking rocking chair makes it seem even older. 7.
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08/26/2002 06:48:00 PM
the dark and white is a nice balance
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08/26/2002 06:04:00 PM
great shot..I like the old chair and dark background..sets off the bear perfectly.
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08/26/2002 05:02:00 PM
Very nice, very soft picture. I ike the off-white of the bear and the dull red of the flowers.
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08/26/2002 04:37:00 PM
Thhe lighting is very good and I like the way the chair nearly melts into the black background. Very good !
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08/26/2002 01:51:00 PM
I like the selective use of color. The chair seems to blend in too much with the background though. Perhaps more lighting on the foreground could have separated the two or you could go the opposite way and use a lighter background. Either one could show off the chair better.
I'm also a little unsure about the crop. The chair is just barely cut off on the left and just barely inside the frame on the right. Maybe a different angle or perspective could help. There's quite a bit of empty space above the chair, but the bottom of the frame is cropped all the way up to the seat. Maybe there is some way to compose it so that the chair seems smaller - more to a child's scale.
Overall, lovely picture with a few technical issues. Nice focus & exposure on the bear. White fur is often hard to shoot. ~indigo997
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08/26/2002 11:32:00 AM
Okay then your only 5 now!! HOW DID YOU KEEP this so clean? LOL WOW it looks great and is sooooo cute. Great face. Nice shot good composition. Score 7 Kee
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08/26/2002 08:58:00 AM
Cute...
08/26/2002 02:04:00 AM
very appealing, i like the contrast of light and dark, smooth and shaggy, would like to see it with more of the chair showing
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