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Nobody Plays On Cold Wet Days
Nobody Plays On Cold Wet Days

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Challenge: Diptych (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1100D
Lens: Fujifilm Fujinon f/1.8 55mm for Canon
Location: Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland
Date: Jun 27, 2012
Aperture: F/2.8 for both
ISO: 200 & 400
Shutter: 1/160 & 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2012

Had this idea when I noticed the weather wasn't great. I knew the local childrens swing park would be empty as a result..

Took this with my old Fujinon 55mm 1.8 MF (M42 fitment with adapter) lens. Set at f/2.8 on the aperture ring. Different ISO and shutter speeds for each of the two photos.

Hardly any editing done, cropped each photo and resized, adjusted brightness and contrast using levels, denoised a little and sharpened.. simples!

Place: 40 out of 67
Avg (all users): 5.6311
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2821
Avg (non-participants): 5.7952
Views since voting: 365
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 122
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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08/03/2012 07:24:58 PM
I would have liked it better if you had flipped the images, the heavy ropes of the climbing structure seem to be supported by the chains of the swing, and that creates an odd little jolt. The swing wants to be up top.
07/31/2012 08:47:55 AM
First off, i like this type of diptych where the mundane is captured and presented as a collage to provide a story or a recurring theme.

The individual images themselves are carefully photographed using very good choice of DOF to bring out the subject and provide context in the background. The lighting is also soft and rich allonwing good details throughout.

I almost wish this was a triptych as it seems a third image of another scene would boost this 'scene' even more. With only two images, i wonder if focusing on one playset (swings or jungle gym) would have been better, using differing angles.

Regarding the title, I think it may have hurt you a bit, but in general I just think it doesn't have a lot of 'wow' to really pull in the high scores.

One thing I did notice was a bit of oversharpening under the swing - you can see a line of white that gives the image an 'overpushed' feel.

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07/31/2012 08:42:21 AM
I really like this a lot as it does feel cold and dreary. I would have liked to see tome water on the swing and drops coming off the rope and knots. But I still really like this.
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07/31/2012 08:34:09 AM
while it does have the dreary day feel, its doesn't look "wet". i think it needed that extra punch.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2012 10:59:45 PM
more convincing if some more rain/wetness
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06/29/2012 12:20:01 AM
Fabulous shots!

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