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Challenge: Free Study (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DC3900
Location: North Carolina Zoo
Date: Jul 10, 2000
Aperture: standard
ISO: 200
Shutter: standard
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2002

These sea lions really put on a show for these children. I shot through the glass without a flash at the automatic setting on the camera.

Place: 147 out of 175
Avg (all users): 4.4846
Avg (commenters): 4.8846
Avg (participants): 4.4247
Avg (non-participants): 4.5337
Views since voting: 813
Votes: 324
Comments: 26
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2002 08:46:00 PM
Wow, really fun picture. Would it have been possible to get more squarely on to the window instead of off to the side? Or maybe to have straightened things up a bit in an editing program? Love the little girl's (?) hands up against the glass. Wish the other child's head wasn't being blocked by the rail. Nice timing as the one seal was banking and flippers outstretched.
07/21/2002 08:27:00 PM
nice photo
07/21/2002 01:24:00 PM
a clse of just the hand of the face would have been nicer.
07/21/2002 01:25:00 AM
Not a very studied shot....
07/20/2002 11:50:00 AM
Cute shot. I'm not sure if this works (don't have time to try it now), but you can also add interest sometimes by making the water level and the children angled to change the perspective a bit (just a thought).
07/20/2002 02:48:00 AM
i love aquariums. where's this one? looks like california somewhere.
07/20/2002 01:54:00 AM
Not very compelling... more like a snapshot... looking for more thought or some kind of a "handle" 4 sjgleah
07/19/2002 06:37:00 AM
It needs better framing. Cut out the top of the imge, bar at the bottom. Story is about girl and seal, focus on them. COlor of the water is great - it should fill out whole background.
07/19/2002 12:36:00 AM
You could run some filters on this and make it look like one of those "island paintings" which are so popular on greeting cards. I'd try and lose some of the reflection on the right though.
07/18/2002 04:10:00 PM
sorry, but this looks rather like a snapshot to me. the rails going through the little boy's head, the reflection, and the sloping horizon (see the water). i know some of these things are either hard to control or out of your control altogether. -- gr8photos (3)
07/18/2002 02:13:00 PM
Nice shot. Wish there was a curtain on the doorway, don't you? I have tried this shot a number of times, this is the best I have ever seen. This is harder than it looks! 8 Swash
07/17/2002 03:01:00 PM
I almost think getting just the child on the left with the hands on the aquarium and one of the seals (?) would have made a more interesting picture. Good shot to be in low-light though. And excellent at keeping the reflection to a minimum. karmat
07/17/2002 11:13:00 AM
too bad you couldn't get that reflection out of there.....
07/17/2002 10:23:00 AM
i don't like the rail.
07/17/2002 05:14:00 AM
u could have moved to the right t get a good angle
07/16/2002 11:38:00 PM
the color is off, and the exposure is weak. What were you trying to convey?
07/16/2002 10:50:00 PM
was this taken at the OKC zoo? the dirty window and the rail reflection are somewhat distracting
07/16/2002 03:32:00 PM
excelent. if it werent for that bar across the kid's head.. it would be perfect
07/16/2002 12:40:00 PM
Maybe this would look better if you got up close behind the girl on the left instead of a wider shot. That would also help get rid of the reflection on the right side of the glass.
07/16/2002 11:17:00 AM
The reflection on the right is really distracting.
07/16/2002 09:26:00 AM
cool idea! Like the contrast between the colours of the pool and the rocks above. Danie
07/16/2002 08:42:00 AM
This is a nice capture of two "cultures" (if you will) trying to communicate. I would suggest, however, to get down on the floor more, and shoot under the top railing, as it cuts off the subjects. With the glow in the tank, there was a good chance here of getting the kids in silouette. The arrangement of the seals to the kids was timed perfectly - it takes my eye in a circle from the top right seal, to the middle, bottom, girl - then almost to the boy (if it weren't for that rail!)
Keep shooting!
07/15/2002 09:14:00 PM
Nice shot... I think if you had zoomed in more and just captured the underwater portion, it would look nicer.
07/15/2002 07:57:00 PM
I found this photo to be very "distracting" with the sort of "split screen" effect, the reflections on the glass, and the dark edges of the aquarium.
07/15/2002 07:50:00 PM
this is a fun photo :) This type of photo is not easy to do with the glass reflections... the banister in the lower portion of the image is a little distracting... = 5 - jmsetzler
07/15/2002 10:33:00 AM
It looks to much like a snapshot 4

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