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Sweet Southern Summer 1959
Sweet Southern Summer 1959

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Challenge: Time Capsule (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Location: Bergman, Arkansas
Date: Aug 6, 2005
Aperture: 1:3.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Family, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2005

Please be kind. :) Just a Mom who loves taking pics of my kids and want to learn to take some awesome ones. I stumbled on this site and decided to join. This is actually my ex-foster daughter. I hoped throwing in the vintage teddy bear would help date it for the time capsule challenge.

Well, I actually did better than I expected to for my first challenge!!! :) Thanks to everyone who voted and for the comments. Just a couple of quick things though, she looks dead because most pics from the 50's era did look a bit dead. :) It really was deliberate. The blown out area at the top was a major problem I just couldn't avoid and yes, it bothers me too. Oh, and the bear. He really does look pretty old, but he is from a lamp my Mom got at my brother's baby shower in 1968, so late 50's was as far back as I felt comfortable pushing it.

Anyway, I really enjoyed this and can't wait to see how my "rain" entry does!!!! :)

Place: 129 out of 298
Avg (all users): 5.1930
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.3293
Views since voting: 749
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 285
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2005 04:30:01 AM
try a point of view from the ground and let her move more. + dynamic.
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08/14/2005 07:35:26 AM
4 - This is a nice set up, but for me, not scoring higher as I would like to see only the year in the title (likely be a 6 if so) to really 'meet the Challenge'. A photo of this put into a time capsule for that year, would fairly well convey/depict a sense of the times for that era, though the more I look at, not sure that it does convey this specific era well. Criticism; whilst I can see you have applied some 'ageing effects', I would like to see more of it. Perhaps more grain or, not sure. I like the clothes and bear choice (although, for me, it portrays an older 'era'). Perhaps if the little girl had a slightly different expression may have given this a more 'authentic' feel for the time/era, and made this a better photograph in my opinion. Perhaps a little 'wider', further out, may have been better too, in my opinion, etc etc.
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08/13/2005 10:45:13 PM
just right but the highlight area is a little ditracting and a little fill on the girl would help 8
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08/11/2005 10:12:58 AM
Good subject, bad colors. Punch it up a notch on the colors. She looks dead.
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08/11/2005 05:34:49 AM
What a pretty young gal. Nicely done.
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08/10/2005 04:51:39 PM
A bit too dark ... Charming photo !
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08/10/2005 12:04:24 PM
Little blown out or over exposed at the top.
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08/10/2005 09:57:14 AM
very nice work and a lovely model looking to beright out of that innocent 50's era. great presentation
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