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Challenge: Safety (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Reston, Virginia
Date: Sep 14, 2008
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2008

Too busy, probably too dark, oddly composed, has motion blur and distortion, and makes for a lousy thumbnail with the sidewalk square dominating the image. I like it. :-) Speaks to me of the safe environment of the family unit. Dad has gone on ahead, probably because he's hungry, but perhaps to ensure the environment is safe and friendly. Mom follows; son is happily oblivious, but holding mom's hand just the same. Or it could be a strangely tangential shoehorn.

Shot while walking along in Reston with some DPC'ers who helped me kill a five hour layover on Sunday - thanks, guys!

PS - literally shot while walking, and into shadows no less, which explains the motion blur, which I still like. :-)

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 86
Avg (all users): 5.2487
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3415
Avg (non-participants): 5.2244
Views since voting: 783
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 197
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/23/2013 06:45:27 PM
the child's world. adults are headless.

the mystery of the label.

we can't see the labels that are on us.
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09/26/2008 11:33:40 PM
Terrific! Can't wait to see what you bring to the SCSC.
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09/26/2008 02:36:04 PM
Didn't look at this challenge due to holidays, but wow, LOVE this.
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09/25/2008 12:37:36 AM
This put such a smile on my face. I LOVE it! The bit of motion blur, Mom leading the way, and a child's trust. Great capture. Wish I had something like this of myself with my girls. I love it.
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09/24/2008 01:00:56 PM
Yay !! we both got exactly the same on our 'commenters score' :- )

Now if only that could have been the overall score . .

edit for spelling

Message edited by author 2008-09-24 18:36:57.
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09/24/2008 04:23:23 AM
I love this, Deb. And I think it fits the challenge perfectly. The only nitpick I would have is the compsition - cutting off the top of mom. Great job though and I love your style!
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09/24/2008 01:39:45 AM
Well, this was my choice for the Blue - really disappointed that others didn't see in it what those who left comments did.
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09/24/2008 12:36:30 AM
I thought this one might have been yours. It has your style to it.
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09/24/2008 12:26:57 AM
For the Safety challenge,

DPC-PrashTrophy.jpg to 722155.jpg by 21_F.gif Melethia.

Note: This rank was given after the voting period was over.
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09/24/2008 12:12:48 AM
omg why would something like this score so low? good lord. voters are snacking on something other-worldly for sure. Safety in the hands of mom... oh well, I guess I am the only one who sees it that way. I like how it's from the perspective of the child. I'm sure that when you are that small, the rest of the world is big and blurry. Great take on the challenge

(and I see you were smart to not put in any GTG photos lol)
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09/24/2008 12:11:19 AM
It's a nice perspective, in a shoehorn kind of way. :D

I hope the sticker on the child's back doesn't say 'kick me' :0

I enjoyed spending part of a day with you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2008 10:56:45 PM
I like the perspective and slight motion blur on this.
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09/19/2008 09:30:14 AM
Nice message... nice photo. I like the black and white. It's a little too blurry for my liking though.
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09/19/2008 06:29:43 AM
=]
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09/18/2008 08:13:37 PM
Meets the challenge: 5
Color and lighting: 1
Focus and DOF: 0
Originality: 1
Camera angle: 1
Aesthetic appeal: 1
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09/18/2008 08:00:59 PM
I love the blur around the edges, it really conveys a sense of motion, like the camera is following the family into the building.
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09/18/2008 05:20:37 PM
Really like the feeling of depth in this shot with the people in the foreground nice and clear and the street receding in focus and clarity.

Only thing I'm not sure of is whether I would rather have had the lady's head in the shot. Hmmm - not sure.
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09/18/2008 05:08:00 PM
That almost looks like an evacuee label on his back! Beautifully captured, with a real sense of empathy. There is almost a 1950s photo-journalistic feel y=to this.
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09/18/2008 03:11:55 PM
Yeah, ok, family is safe: most of the time. Sometimes however, it's a risk being around them! The photo is excellent: crop, contrast. Nice random candid shot too...9
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09/18/2008 10:15:27 AM
Nice enough shot, quite a lot out of focus though.
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09/18/2008 10:04:38 AM
A very nice photo, but my eye keeps getting drawn to that tag or whatever it is on the shirt. The B&W treatment works well here.
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09/17/2008 06:17:42 PM
Good candid. Excellent job of isolating the boy and making him the subject.
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09/17/2008 03:09:29 PM
A great photo but a bit shoehorned into the safety challenge. Still gets 7/10 though.
I like the movement in this image, how the focus is on the kid and everything else is blurred.
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09/17/2008 01:02:22 AM
Love this - just LOVE IT!
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