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Challenge: Upside Down (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A10
Location: Luther Jackson Middle School
Date: May 12, 2002
ISO: 100
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2002


Place: 41 out of 103
Avg (all users): 5.1856
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2763
Avg (non-participants): 5.1271
Views since voting: 1233
Votes: 194
Comments: 29
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05/19/2002 09:20:00 PM
Funny pic! And sooooo true. ;)
05/18/2002 09:40:00 PM
i like how you focused on the kid and not the calculator, but the buttons are still a bit bright. definitely one of the best shots ive seen since DUCKIE CHUCKIE
05/18/2002 09:08:00 PM
I love the expression on his face. He makes it looks totally spontaneous. However, the blurriness of the calculator, and the clarity of the boy seems to make me focus more on him than the message. Did you use a flash? If so, could you have cut it off? That may have kept the white keys from washing out.
05/17/2002 10:51:00 PM
05/17/2002 05:56:00 PM
The part that is upside down is out of focus.
05/17/2002 12:38:00 AM
umm no, this is not a good picture
05/16/2002 10:07:00 PM
Awesome picture. I'm back in school again :)
05/15/2002 11:11:00 PM
this shot rules.
05/15/2002 08:45:00 PM
This is my top choice so far. The toothy smile and sharp focus of the model - versus the day-glo blue and pink - out of focus "cheesy" calculator - along with the classic use of Upside Down numbers make this a great photo.
05/15/2002 05:52:00 PM
all the stuff in the background is a bit distracting. good idea, but it could have been set up better
05/15/2002 01:12:00 PM
Nice shot, maybe a greater depth of field would help to bring the calc. into focus.
05/14/2002 04:05:00 PM
hehe, reminds me of elementary school. File cabinets in the back are a bit distracting. Good pic nevertheless.
05/14/2002 01:29:00 PM
This picture certainly brought back memories :)
Nice idea!
05/14/2002 11:37:00 AM
The person is in focus, but shouldn't it be the calculator (subject)? Photo 7 Creative 7 Upsidedown 7 total 7
05/14/2002 09:29:00 AM
I would prefer a greater depth of field so that the calculator is in focus as well or focus on the calculator, since it is the upside down object.
I like the idea very much.
05/14/2002 07:45:00 AM
You must be getting slammed on the white balance in the background, the fact that the flash overexposed the calculator, and the fact that the calculator isn't in focus.
05/14/2002 12:15:00 AM
Love the subject matter- great idea!!!
The green hues from the flourescent lights are no fun, I know how difficult they can be to overcome, though. The thumb in front of his forehead moved a bit would be nice. And I'm thinking the focus on the calculator, throwing the man out-of-focus might have been more appropriate?
05/13/2002 10:40:00 PM
My favorite from grade school was 3704558. Cool idea, but the techs need attention.
05/13/2002 04:55:00 PM
05/13/2002 04:02:00 PM
Good subject, great sense of humor! Nice framing. Too much glare on the calculator.
05/13/2002 12:26:00 PM
Oh, I really really like this idea. Love the expression on the person's face too. It would be perfection if it was a little more in focus. I remember doing this. You can also write "BOOBLESS" and "BOOBS" if you want! :)
05/13/2002 11:11:00 AM
need to focus on the calculator
05/13/2002 10:17:00 AM
Great idea!
05/13/2002 09:51:00 AM
Its a good picture that needs a little bit of work. First of all I'd start by focusing on the calculator since you have the "hello" message there and the topic is upside down, this is your subject afterall. The next thing would be to get out of wherever you were and put your model and the subject in a differnt enviornment that isn't so distracting. The background at the right side of the picture detracts from the picture.
05/13/2002 09:39:00 AM
This is a great shot! I love it... The grin on the face is just awesome... i would like to have seen a little more focus on the calculator, and I'm glad you chose HELLO instead of BOOB, BOOBIE, or BOOBLESS!!! Good Job!
05/13/2002 07:20:00 AM
Such a snapshot, but the picture just makes you smile. The idea, brilliant, the model looks like he's laughin, which in turn made me giggle a bit myself. As for technicalities, a larger f-stop to get the calculate and model in focus.
05/13/2002 03:32:00 PM
Aren't you the smart one. I did think of this but couldn't think how to do it. Good idea, creative. Nice!!!
05/13/2002 06:38:00 AM
this picture is incredible! what imagination! your choice of a model with tremendous character is great. i also like the way you filled the foreground with the calculator.
05/13/2002 02:42:00 AM
I remember spelling much worse things on my calculator ...

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