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Schoolboy's Dream
Schoolboy's Dream

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Location: I-5 beetween Seattle and Vancouver
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Travel, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2006

This was the ~10th exotic to pass the school bus in a matter of minutes - we were all traveling to a Italian car show in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The show is at Lonsdale Quay every father's day - so if you're in the area stop by next year!

Place: 356 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.7740
Avg (commenters): 7.2083
Avg (participants): 5.7060
Avg (non-participants): 6.1081
Views since voting: 921
Views during voting: 719
Votes: 438
Comments: 28
Favorites: 4 (view)

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11/16/2007 11:42:55 PM
I never did comment on this, but I gave this an 8. One of my favorite DPC images. Excellent example of timing to provide a classic photograph. I just wish I could see this bigger, mainly to get a good look at the boy's face. I had a look at your other images on your site and you have some very fine examples of photography. This is your only entry at DPC so you may never see this comment, but I hope you do - one day. Perhaps you'll make a poster from this, with this title (which I prefer over the one you had for it on your site) - I think it is a perfect fit. The only thing in this image I think might 'improve' on it would be a more refined crop to the left (and maybe the bottom), but minor and .. not sure as any adjustment might lose too much of the good context. Thanks for putting this on DPC. It's a classic, in my opinion.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 10:52:02 AM
Wow! Nice shot! The limitations of the use of colors to gray and yellows/red make the shot.
01/30/2006 02:44:19 AM
Like how this is mostly just yellows and grays, awesome juxaposition of these two vehicles.
01/29/2006 04:26:46 PM
great capture, nice titleing, good color, great lines, nice dof, comp needs work, blacks need work, whites need tweeking, light flat, overall a good attempt
01/26/2006 10:21:03 PM
Dream on ... and keep dreaming ... mine is to win the lottery!
01/26/2006 05:25:13 AM
This made me laugh, I think this is so good.....
01/23/2006 08:26:18 PM
01/21/2006 08:49:08 AM
nice combination of dreadful boring gray and vibrant yellow.
The schoolboy in the backseat is a masterstroke.
I guess this is a photo that ppl either like (like I do) or don't like/get at all.
01/20/2006 08:43:28 PM
wonderful detail and desaturating. I love the message here. Were you driving while you shot this? : )
01/20/2006 06:49:04 PM
lol - yep the boy in the back of the bus sure loks longily at that sports car.
I like the low angle you shot this at. The curves of the bridge structure really pull this together.
01/20/2006 06:26:25 AM
OH WOW... this is just CLASSIC.... 10...
01/19/2006 02:46:07 PM
haha.. so it is. Nice shot. A little too plastic for my tastes, and I wish the expressions on the children could be seen.. or that connection was stronger.
01/19/2006 08:14:07 AM
I love this picture. The bright colors offset by the greys the kid looking out the back of the bus. Great Capture!
01/18/2006 10:21:14 PM
10 from me....cute title!
01/18/2006 10:30:53 AM
I like the use of selected desaturation here. The yellow of the car and the bus are a good way to bring the piece together. I think the bus is slightly too close to the edge of the frame but that's just a minor point :)
01/17/2006 11:25:22 PM
Clever and soooooo true.... but what about a schoolgirl's dream???
Well done.... Good luck!
01/17/2006 09:52:18 PM
nice.. cropped in a bit closer would have worked better for me
01/17/2006 05:11:41 PM
Love the selective desat on this photo. Perfect how you can just see one little face staring out the back window of the bus to look at the car.
01/17/2006 03:16:50 PM
Excellent title. I like the yellow contrast.
01/17/2006 09:12:21 AM
great title
01/17/2006 07:37:17 AM
Perfect timing- great capture with great colors and focus. Very well done!
01/17/2006 07:32:37 AM
Great picture, great title.
01/16/2006 08:41:43 PM
It is quite possible this was a precariously dangerous shot to take especially if you were the driver - but this is a photo opportunity that does not come around easily so the photographer's eye was working at full speed to recognize this:-) The yellow hues of both vechicles establish a relationship between them that goes beyond them just being modes of transportation. They are nearly side-by-side. One is a sporty racy car and the other is the lumbering school bus. I can see a face in the back window that when you attach the title of thie piece to the overall elements present the meaning is instantly recognized. A boy daydreams of the day of owning a cool car like this...his mind is not at all focused on education at the moment:-) My biggest critique on this piece is that there is too much empty space surrounding the main focus/objects that they become lost in it and focus is drawn away from what you want us to really notice. The composition would be greatly strengthened if you tightly crop the frame to just have the two automobiles fill 90 % of the frame. This would also help us to see that face pressed upon the window of the bus as it seems to be looking at the sporty car passing by.
01/16/2006 03:09:23 PM
Cool image! Nice use of desat! Good title - I would have missed the boy otherwise.
01/16/2006 01:06:21 PM
Ah! Talk about being in the right place at the right time! The selective desta. is just perfect for this image...nicely seen!
01/16/2006 07:24:38 AM
You did a grate job .. ice
01/16/2006 05:02:52 AM
great juxtaposition and color treatment.
based on the angle of view, it looks like you were in the passenger's seat - I hope I'm right :)
01/16/2006 12:17:51 AM
Strong composition, great contrasting colours and I really like the perspective of the bridge - Good Luck!

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