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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Dairy Queen, Wilder, KY
Date: Aug 22, 2005
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2005

I took this picture surreptitiously while in the drive-thru of a Dairy Queen. My wife, Cindy, and I had visited several ice cream bars to try & get some shots, but one was closed, and I wasn't thrilled with what I had taken so far - some of a neon ice cream cone, etc... so we decided to get some ice cream & head home. While in line, my wife, Cindy, noticed the group of ladies inside and said it would make a great picture, so I tried to shoot it through the car. I know it's a bit cluttered, but I like the photo. It's sweet moment - it shows you're never too old for ice cream!

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Place: 187 out of 284
Avg (all users): 4.6259
Avg (commenters): 5.2400
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Votes: 401
Comments: 26
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08/31/2005 01:15:52 PM
I humbly disagree who state that the booth in the foreground shouln't be there.

The overall emptyness of the place and the general sense of age is what makes this photo for me. If you had gone closer in and only gotten the women at the table you would have lost all the character and feel of the setting.

Still a VERY strong photo in my opinion, and one of my favorites from the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 11:04:26 PM
this could be a more impacting picture if it was taken from a different angle. But I still like it!
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08/30/2005 08:16:59 PM
I love this unusual composition. You perhaps chose this point-of-view mainly to be discrete, but I think you should claim to have done it deliberately because it makes for a fascinating image with a lot of artistic merit. There will be those who protest that the foreground booth, the chair, the window frames, etc are distracting. Take no notice whatsoever! 9
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08/30/2005 08:10:28 PM
Nice idea but the seats are blocking the people
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08/30/2005 10:39:38 AM
I love this shot. The B/W does the image justice. Although I would like to see the fourth person at the booth, the picture does well with a downhome feel all it's own. Great Job IMO an 8
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08/30/2005 07:48:50 AM
crips, clear, in focus 7
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08/29/2005 02:10:56 PM
A classic capture..Very nostalgic...
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08/29/2005 06:31:30 AM
A nice candid shot.
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08/28/2005 09:00:58 PM
Maybe if we could see more ice cream that would have been better? Nice approach to the challenge.
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08/27/2005 12:53:10 PM
Something different, very nice. Like the concept and the B/W. The voyeuristic perspective makes it interesting, but the large area in foreground is a little too much for me.
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08/26/2005 11:34:48 PM
I like snapshots, but this is a bit too "snappy" for my liking. If you had moved over just a little bit, we wouldn't have half of the pic taken up with the table and backrest of your booth, instead of your subject.
The black and white works well for this shot.
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08/26/2005 07:34:02 PM
The table/chair is in the way. The placement of the people could be changed...
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08/26/2005 09:23:14 AM
I LOVE this one. The Black and White really adds to the feel of this one... I love the booth cutting through the picture, it effectivley removes distraction and provides great contrast to the black of the windows.
The extra chair is a little unsettling, blocking off the women on the left. I wonder if the picture would be better off without it, but at the same time, it does add something too.
If this was an advanced editing challenge I would expect that you'd get rid of the horizontal lines in the near booth (what is that, anyway) and the spot of light (flash?) in the window.
Overall GREAT JOB!
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08/25/2005 08:10:18 PM
I don't like how you can hardly see the icecream
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08/25/2005 06:11:02 PM
Very nice capture, but the booth in the way really hurts this otherwise wonderful image. 6
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08/25/2005 10:58:08 AM
the tables in the foreground add nothing to the shot. Looks like a more intimate shot of just their table and hands and faces would have conveyed their tete-a-tete better
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08/25/2005 09:08:38 AM
I like the concept, but I find the one booth a bit overpowering in the front. Your title is dead on though.
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08/25/2005 02:02:49 AM
Focus on the women needs to be sharper. The big white form in the foreground detracts from the shot. Good use of b&w.
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08/24/2005 10:32:55 PM
biddies! Really captures a moment!
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08/24/2005 08:44:45 PM
Good idea, but the booth blocking the shots fills up most of the photo.
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08/24/2005 08:34:11 PM
umm... I am not sure what to say about this one. kind of looks like an ordinary shot of some people you don't know. 3
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08/24/2005 05:07:43 PM
Scary, two of those women look familiar!

Interesting shot
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08/24/2005 01:30:25 PM
It's hard to tell they are even eating ice cream... Maybe a closer shot without the bench in the way would help.
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08/24/2005 01:17:57 PM
nice perspective
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08/24/2005 09:07:35 AM
I'm givin' ya kudos for being original...the B and W were a great choice...thank you for not taking a picture of a milk "sploosh", a cow, or a milk lip/ any other body part.
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08/24/2005 07:54:26 AM
Very nice candid capture.
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