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Castles and Shells
Castles and Shells
Mieka


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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: Malibu California
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: F-6.7
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.5462
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4206
Avg (non-participants): 6.6748
Views since voting: 2132
Votes: 249
Comments: 53
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/03/2002 06:45:00 PM
Hey Meika ... great job... you stole my idea... grrr.. ok just joking... awsome shot, the detail is perfect..- Ronin
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09/03/2002 12:19:00 AM
Congrats on the top 10 finish Meika!
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09/02/2002 06:31:00 PM
Thank you to everyone who commented on my photo and for the help of my friends who coached me.
09/02/2002 12:10:00 AM
Congrats, Mieka! Nice work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 09:39:00 PM
Nicely done. This is a overall great photo. The angle is a really nice touch.
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09/01/2002 08:14:00 PM
This is a good beach picture. Lots of different colors combined to make this a good photo. 7.
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09/01/2002 10:37:00 AM
I just love that shot ... colors, framing, the fact the you 'inclined' it, challenge ....
9. Lionel
PS : I might be back for a 10 later;-)
PPS : sunday 2:15PM Us time ... just moved you to a 10, you're my prefered shot this week. good luck
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09/01/2002 09:50:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing9,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?8,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool
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09/01/2002 06:47:00 AM
Nice way to capture this. Composition lifts the subject.
Good choice of colors. Good job!
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09/01/2002 12:11:00 AM
Really like this, but wonder if it would have the same effect with a bit less tilt? (9)
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08/31/2002 03:56:00 PM
I LOVE how there are no footprints in this photo. I wonder why you chose the angle you did, but I'm not complaining. The angle works nicely with this photo for some reason. The red bucket and blue shovel add a very nice hint of color and this definately depicts childhood. I think I just realized why you went with this angle. Was it so you could walk on the rocks to place the shovel and bucket without showing footprints? Anyway, This is a great photo. Good luck in the challenge ~Hbunch7187~
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08/31/2002 01:23:00 PM
Uh oh. I would really like to hear why you tilted he camera. It's not good in this case I think. The calm light (sunset) is somehow working against the chaotic influence of the tilt. I think if the photo weren't tilted it would be one of my top favourites.
Anyway, good lighting and focus. I like the contrast of the blue/red of the toys and stones.
-stephan
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08/31/2002 06:24:00 AM
Brilliant. The sharpe colours of the bucket and spade stand out really well against the rocks. The angle is spot on as well. Well done. 9 - Martin
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08/31/2002 05:44:00 AM
This is just beautiful and I really like the angle. The colour and detail of bucket and spade are perfect, as is their positioning. Lighting is great, shadows are great. Water and sky are just right.
10, Kavey
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08/31/2002 03:34:00 AM
Very beautiful. The tilt is good at creating the sense of a dream or memory, elevating it from the kind of static image it would be if it was straight. Nice work.
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08/31/2002 01:53:00 AM
very clear shot
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08/30/2002 05:07:00 PM
Interesting shot, though I feel a little wobbly looking at it. Guess that's the point of the angle - wobbly toddler's legs. Seems a little dark in the rocks.
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08/30/2002 04:50:00 PM
Is this my friend?
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08/30/2002 07:27:00 AM
Lovely use of colour. Great arrangement and good light. I really like it. 9 - floyd
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08/29/2002 11:03:00 PM
This is a brilliant photograph. Great capture, I love how you put this together.
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08/29/2002 09:54:00 PM
why the crazy angle? everything else--8 minus 1 for angle
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08/29/2002 11:32:00 AM
This is a great,clear photo with great vibrant colors. Personally, i would like it not rotated and at the regular angle.
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08/29/2002 10:32:00 AM
wow...i love this...the dof is incredible. love the punch of color from the toys...the crop is great...shows the most of what i find most compelling about this photo..the stones. 9 Lisa
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08/29/2002 10:28:00 AM
Nice depth!
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08/29/2002 03:11:00 AM
Very Nice, I like the angle.
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08/29/2002 02:09:00 AM
I like the way you angled this shot. I looked long and hard for the footsteps left behind from setting up the props. How did you do that?
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08/28/2002 03:58:00 PM
I like the angle you did in this photo.
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08/28/2002 12:57:00 PM
beautiful shot..I think I would like it better not tilted...but I love this....the ocean..the sand.....the rocks.....it just makes me want to be there... 8 kdj
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08/28/2002 11:56:00 AM
Nice shot. great angle. where's the castle? (for that matter, where are the shells?) Nice bright subjects! 8 Swash
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08/27/2002 07:53:00 PM
Consider a title like "Pure Opportunity" to convey the same idea but not limit the viewers imagination (maybe they remember tidepools rather than castles and shells.)
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08/27/2002 06:30:00 PM
I just like everything about this shot. Nice work.
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08/27/2002 05:25:00 PM
very nice :) I love the exposure control on this photo. This must be a very early morning photo... the long shadows work well here... I also love the camera tilt. Some people are afraid to do this. I think it adds a great impact sometimes... great shot! = 9 - jmsetzler
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08/27/2002 01:40:00 PM
I like the contrast on the rocks in this shot, and the bucket is a nice touch.
The angle is intentional, a choice you made, and maybe you love it. I can't decide. The banding in the upper left corner is unfortunate. I wonder if not compressing so much would have fixed this. Your file size would have been allowed at up to 1/3 larger. Still, the photo appeals to me overall. 6, just-married
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08/27/2002 04:47:00 AM
The horizon seems a little sloped :) (yes, I'm kidding)... Excellent shot! Would have been drop dead fantastic if the sky had co-operated more :)
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08/26/2002 09:38:00 PM
I'm not sure that tilting the image adds anything here. I think this could have been a really great shot if it had been a closeup of the bucket/shovel with the details and shadows in the sand.
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08/26/2002 09:18:00 PM
This photo brings back a lot of memories of my childhood. Well done.
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08/26/2002 08:07:00 PM
wow, i feel like i need a V8! good shadows and highlights.hi mieks!! love this!!--------------------->shutterfly
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08/26/2002 06:07:00 PM
Why the strange angle? Nice shot, otherwise!
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08/26/2002 05:26:00 PM
I like your colors a LOT. The tilt is nice, but a bit too much, I think. I like the feeling of slight tilt of the head, but this is almost dizzying.
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08/26/2002 05:17:00 PM
Lovely picture, but I don't care for the angle.
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08/26/2002 03:58:00 PM
Great shot. the contrast of the blue and red really make this image jump out. Not sure if the steep tilt helps or hurts, but it does make it a little more interesting, i think. karmat
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08/26/2002 03:34:00 PM
This i like. liltool
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08/26/2002 03:20:00 PM
I absolutely luv this pic, but it should have been straight on
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08/26/2002 02:09:00 PM
Great textuees and colors. Wonderful photo!
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08/26/2002 01:23:00 PM
This is by far my favorite photo this week. I think the diagonal works well here. Great job. 10 BAMartin
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08/26/2002 12:26:00 PM
Funny, I can't see any shells..or castles! Seriously, I would have prefered this at the normal horizontal angle. Nice colors and focus
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08/26/2002 11:22:00 AM
Just beautiful. I'm not crazy for the tilt but over all love the shot. Score 7 Kee
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08/26/2002 11:00:00 AM
i like to see entire shadows, makes for a neat compare/contrast the item and its shade. don't believe people who tell you to keep the camera level, i like the angle.
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08/26/2002 10:39:00 AM
It's a beautiful shot. I just think the emphasis should be on the kids stuff having the sea as background; not the other way arround.
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08/26/2002 07:59:00 AM
Great shot...
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08/26/2002 06:09:00 AM
Love the red.
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08/26/2002 04:57:00 AM
beautiful
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08/26/2002 01:38:00 AM
I like to see someone take a chance and tilt the camera. Nice job.
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