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Spanky Giving Buckwheat's Wagon a Tune-Up
3rd PlaceSpanky Giving Buckwheat's Wagon a Tune-Up
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Low Tech (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Slidell, LA
Date: Nov 27, 2004
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2004

After taking this shot, I realized how much it reminded me of Spanky from "The Little Rascals." Anyway, it is always a challenge to get a kid to cooperate, so I am pretty happy with the way this turned out.

crop, channel mixer, selective desat, USM.
lens: EF 50mm f/1.4

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.4598
Avg (commenters): 7.4737
Avg (participants): 6.2673
Avg (non-participants): 6.7260
Views since voting: 4173
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 174
Comments: 33
Favorites: 11 (view)


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12/09/2004 11:57:12 AM
Superb clarity both in the image itself and its communication!
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12/07/2004 09:37:59 PM
Congrats on your ribbon. This was one of my favorites. By the way......can I borrow the wagon? You see there is this girl I've been ............
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12/07/2004 05:57:08 PM
This is great. Congrats.
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12/07/2004 05:16:41 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this great shot!
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12/07/2004 04:56:53 PM
Hey Chad: Congratulations on your yellow. A super image and very good use of selective desat.
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12/07/2004 02:23:02 PM
This image is more than just a photo, it captured the essence of children connecting with their toys. Radio Flyer will be around for years to come because its low tech details are amazingly appealing.
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12/07/2004 07:43:26 AM
Congratulations Chad, a lovely photo.
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12/07/2004 07:37:14 AM
Congratulations!
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12/07/2004 05:36:37 AM
One of my favorites. Glad to see you won a well deserved ribbon. Congratulaions.
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12/07/2004 02:30:22 AM
Congrats Chad, classic image :)
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12/07/2004 12:23:32 AM
My first time seeing them, but this is a great shot! Congrats on the ribbon! Just a timeless shot.
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12/07/2004 12:15:39 AM
Wow, my first ribbon! Thanks everyone for the great comments. I really enjoyed taking this picture. At first, I was just going to submit it in B&W, but then I realized that it was a member challenge! This was my first selective desat., and I am happy with how it turned out. I think it works well, because the wagon is the "low tech" subject of the picture.

A few people mentioned the white line behind Ethan's head. That is the brim of the baseball cap. I wanted the hat to be on backwards, but it moved to his left during shooting. Oh well, I am just happy I got the shot.

Thanks again!
Chad
12/07/2004 12:07:54 AM
Congratulations ! This is the cutest ever picture !
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12/07/2004 12:06:09 AM
Congratulations on your 3rd place and first ribbon. This is a darling picture and perfect for this challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2004 02:53:32 PM
Nice, Crisp, Clear, Jumps off the screen with detail. I miss the link to technology, unless this represents transportation. Very effective use of desat and contrast.
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12/05/2004 11:01:08 PM
More llike loosening the axle on Alfalfa's wagon so he can have Darla all to himself! ;-) Very nice pic. I like the selective desat, the cropping, the subject. One minor flaw might be the bill of the ball cap makes a white line that follows the line of the boy's neck and makes the boy's image look comp'd in. A better title would help the Challenge subject also - i.e. "Life before Game Boy" or something like that. ;-) Definitely a top pick for me though!
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12/05/2004 09:44:56 PM
Love the desaturation on this picture and the wrench is a nice touch too. Nice shot.
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12/05/2004 01:22:53 PM
Good composition and subject matter. There is a distracting line at the back of the little boy's neck that appears created by post-processing. Otherwise, good use of selective saturation to bring attention to focal point.
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12/04/2004 03:06:18 AM
awesome, well done
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12/02/2004 09:28:09 AM
Nice use of desaturation
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12/01/2004 08:42:02 PM
what a great shot, certainly a keeper for this childs family. well done!
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12/01/2004 01:24:44 PM
I would have never ever considered a Radio Flyer "low tech". Best machines ever made to this day! Even with the plastic hubs. Beautiful shot. BOL
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12/01/2004 11:20:37 AM
He does look like Spanky, doesn't he? :) Nice shot!
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12/01/2004 07:20:34 AM
Well done. I like the way you have selectively desaturated the picture to bring out your subject. If you hadn't done this my eyes would be drawn to the little boy instead of the wagon. Great way to make your point.
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11/30/2004 08:54:30 PM
great sharpness and color. nice blurred background. the boys shirt looks great.
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11/30/2004 02:28:42 PM
I think the selective desat damages this photo. Good idea though.
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11/30/2004 01:20:16 PM
This is nicely done. What's that white line next to the boy's head? A rare, effective use of selective desaturation.
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11/30/2004 12:06:14 PM
this ie excellent top 10 finish
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11/30/2004 10:14:00 AM
Nice crisp clean shot with very good composition. Like the way you removed the color from everything but the wagon. Geesh I need better software! Gave you a very stingy 10..
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11/30/2004 08:41:48 AM
Now this is a child photo everyone MUST love ! The selective coloring is perfect ! The composition and theme are GREAT ! 10 !!!
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11/30/2004 04:54:45 AM
This is about as good as it gets. A delightful, heartfelt photograph, and the selective desat only adds to the nostalgic feel.

A shot to be proud of for all time.
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11/30/2004 01:18:04 AM
This Rocks! 8
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11/30/2004 12:58:42 AM
The selective coloring seems to help the photo. Everything seems very clean. Good job.
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