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Challenge: The Feel Good (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Pentax K-x
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Pentax
Location: Kings Pk
Date: Jul 5, 2012
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2012

Probably a shoehorn, but I had a few others which didn't quite work out.

Many might not pick this as mine, since it's winter over here now, but we had a warmish winter day when I took this. I love the innocence of childhood, and the adventurous spirit that children have!

Place: 17 out of 42
Avg (all users): 5.8529
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1304
Avg (non-participants): 5.7722
Views since voting: 589
Views during voting: 220
Votes: 102
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2012 12:51:30 PM
Look what I found!!!
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07/12/2012 06:19:54 AM
just nice 8
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07/11/2012 10:36:48 PM
Love the lighting and the expression on the girl's face is mesmerising!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2012 10:15:08 AM
Gorgeous colors and nice vignette.
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07/06/2012 12:04:40 PM
Like the look of this image.
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07/06/2012 06:20:27 AM
One of my favorite type of newspaper assignments is to capture "wild art", which is defined as "Stand-Alone, Feature Shot, Enterprise art are found moments that are intended to be realistic slices of everyday life" (definition taken from this glossary). These are typically images that caption themselves, not needing a lot of words to get their point across. For this challenge, I'm scoring images as whether I'd like to see them on the front page of a paper as feel good wild art. If I don't think they would make the paper, I'm then asking myself, "does it make me feel good?" If it doesn't do much for me, well then, oh well...

I'm sure there's a picture there somewhere, but the processing kills it for me. As I can't really make out what she's got in her hands, I can't really connect with her moment, which leaves me out. Without any connection, there's nothing to give me any "feel good".
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