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Challenge: Celebration (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S45
Location: about a mile down the road ...
Date: Oct 8, 2005
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Vintage, Candid
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2005

...old school style...no princess crap, no silly fairy/angel geegaws and no fancy fancy foo foo...just little girls, plain and simple, having a grand old time.

And...ya gotta love a young girl who can perform a wipeout on her banana seat chopper style bicycle, then get up and giggle about it!


...that's cool...



...now pass the popcorn tinkerbell...

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.9034
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.7083
Avg (non-participants): 6.0074
Views since voting: 1132
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 207
Comments: 30
Favorites: 6 (view)


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04/07/2007 03:43:54 PM
reminds me of my childhood :-) great pic
i like the blurred background
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11/06/2005 11:57:55 PM
How awesome. I love it.
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10/17/2005 02:04:20 PM
This is friggin' awesome! Didn't vote on this challenge, but man, you nailed it!
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10/17/2005 09:21:50 AM
...to blur or not to blur...that is the question...

I still like the idea of the blur...



Message edited by author 2005-12-04 23:39:43.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2005 11:53:09 PM
Ribbon Winner!! Excellent. 10.
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10/16/2005 02:05:06 PM
Difficult to determine the celebration in the image,
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10/16/2005 06:36:42 AM
there's a nice atmosphere in this photo. but the selective blur (not sure if you did that) is a little too obvious for me.
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10/15/2005 09:59:59 PM
Great 1950ish feel to this photo. Bumping up after second look.
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10/15/2005 05:08:26 PM
I like the look and feel here, escpecially in B&W.
Everything says time capsule - old cars, old bikes, etc.
One minor ding that I noticed, is the use of selective blur in the background. Needs to be gradual, getting more out of focus appearing as it goes further away, and section between the girls was missed, and the girl standing up has blurry hair at the top - oops! (6)
(Edited to correct the spelling )

Message edited by author 2005-10-17 01:21:22.
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10/15/2005 12:41:34 AM
I enjoy this photo~
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10/14/2005 09:53:46 PM
This image has a great sense of innocense associated with it, and appeals to the ideals of old fashion 'Americana'. The depth of field looks a little unnatural to my eye but it serves to assist the overall essense. One of my favorites of the challenge.
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10/14/2005 09:17:18 PM
I like this: 7 .... It looks like the background stuff is manually blurred --- If so, it probably was a pain to do - so sorry for pointing it out. The girl looking at the camera makes tjis nostalgic to me.

clarity/contrast/color: 2/2
composition,POV,DOF: 1/2
effort+originality: 1/2
theme appropriate: 1/2
aesthetic timelessness+emotion: 2/2
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10/14/2005 09:01:52 PM
This is a great shot, although I am not sure how it fits the challenge. There is something definitely very cool about it.
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10/14/2005 01:28:18 PM
Let me start off by saying that I dislike the post processing blur, it just never looks the same as having a shot in short DOF. However, I bet I would have liked this image less if you hadn´t added the blur so if you HAD to do it afterwards, this would be the exact image to blur. I like everything else about the shot and great job on the b/w conversion, looks very film like wich is a huge compliment as digital b/w usually looks so dull. 9 from me.
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10/13/2005 03:47:30 PM
superb.
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10/12/2005 11:34:59 PM
I Love this shot! Best I have seen! 10
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10/12/2005 07:37:09 PM
neat subject matter but I'm not crazy about the way it's been edited; the blurring of the background is too obvious; wonder what it would look like in color
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10/12/2005 04:51:29 PM
Woe, even the bikes are vintage. Check the datestamp! ;)
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10/11/2005 05:38:52 PM
fun photo. like the composition. i don't know if this was intentional but the background looks like it was hit with a blur/softglow effect in certain areas, and the blur effect is a bit distracting to my eye.
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10/11/2005 05:36:55 PM
Wonderful..!
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10/11/2005 03:28:14 PM
i like the retro bike with the older cars
might of cropped the oof bottomgravel though ...
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10/11/2005 03:26:41 PM
What a great image, so much atmosphere, maybe I would crop off a bit of the background trees to take the subject away from the centre of the image - good luck
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10/11/2005 01:36:33 PM
i like the old 80's look! takes me back 20 yrs! lol nice DOF.
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10/10/2005 11:13:34 PM
too busy for me..
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10/10/2005 06:10:17 PM
It don't take big bucks to have a good time.
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10/10/2005 03:54:06 PM
Looks like this is a step back in time....all the cars I see are old....even the bikes look retro-70's ish. U used to have a Schwinn with a banana seat just like that one on the left but it had streamers on the handlebars. Technically, this photo needs work.......you applied a blur that takes away from the photo rather than adding to it, IMHO. And there are several distracting hot spots that draw the eye to them rather than the subject.
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10/10/2005 01:48:56 PM
I love the feeling to this picture. It looks like you went back in time and took it....
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10/10/2005 10:49:20 AM
outstanding. I could point out all the things I like but I would be here all morning. The focus effect is the most engaging element, but the nostalgic charm runs a close second. Good luck!
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10/10/2005 12:48:51 AM
the blur looks really fake, but this is a piece of beauty, 8
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10/10/2005 12:19:28 AM
A pretty obvious job of artificially blurring the background, but I still like it overall. Nice focus and toning.
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