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Challenge: Indulgence (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Calhoun, GA
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Family, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2006

Was vacationing in Georgia without my computer when I phoned a friend and got the name of the challenge. Had kids, had a watermelon.

Pushed the ISO to 400 to get by without a flash.

My first challenge submission. Be gentle.


Post challenge...

Thanks to everyone for the recognition. I am inspired to keep trying.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.4479
Avg (commenters): 7.6154
Avg (participants): 6.4127
Avg (non-participants): 6.4567
Views since voting: 2011
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 317
Comments: 38
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/23/2006 07:53:09 PM
Nothing like great color and subjects that are into the magic of the moment. Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
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06/21/2006 10:23:06 PM
Well done on your first entry...

Now you can stop worrying about ISO 400 on your D200 :) Shouldn't be too bad in most cases...
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06/21/2006 03:31:24 PM
Congratulations on the 5th place! wonderful shot!
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06/21/2006 12:53:34 AM
Thanks to all for the Honorable Mention. I am truly inspired by all of the good work I see here.

Message edited by author 2006-06-21 00:57:47.
06/21/2006 12:30:52 AM
This is one of my favorites in the challenge. Adorable children. Congratulations!
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06/21/2006 12:12:24 AM
I see this is your first challenge entry - it was one of my favorites, congrats! :)
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06/21/2006 12:10:02 AM
1st entry gets a top 5! Keep up the good work. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2006 11:04:06 PM
Very nice shot!
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06/20/2006 06:12:44 PM
I love the kid to watermellon size ratio.
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06/20/2006 05:21:17 PM
Their faces reflect the red and sweetness of the melon
Captures a summer moment of rapture
The gusto of their pleasure is palatable
Great shot.
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06/20/2006 02:25:08 PM
This is soooo cute! The little one in the middle looks so determined. Good shot!
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06/20/2006 09:23:38 AM
Now this is a picture that tells a story. Great job!
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06/20/2006 05:58:06 AM
I love this photo for the sheer, natural, childish honesty with witch it depicts the theme of indulgence.
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06/20/2006 03:28:49 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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06/20/2006 02:21:55 AM
All I can say is that watermelon is not natural! Holy smokes.
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06/18/2006 10:54:57 AM
Great candid. I see a ribbon.
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06/17/2006 09:45:22 AM
Beautiful! This is one of my absolute favorites in the challenge. The way you've captured these sweet little girls' expressions make it feel like there is nothing in the world more important than watermelon :-) Looks like they are right, too!
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06/17/2006 08:59:10 AM
Nice photo
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06/17/2006 01:04:29 AM
Great capture! I love the expressions on the girls' faces and how they're really, literally, digging in. This looks like the steps along Ala Moana Beach--and aloha print! Oh, this hits very close to home for me. Lovely watermelon and beach memories. :)
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06/16/2006 09:23:27 PM
Great shot
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06/15/2006 10:16:34 PM
Great candid. The emotion of indulgence and joy is captured well.
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06/15/2006 08:31:10 PM
Adorable shot, fits the contest well.
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06/15/2006 05:21:46 PM
Hehehe....childhood fun.
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06/15/2006 02:10:11 PM
I like the intensity on the kids' faces and the composition
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06/15/2006 11:17:34 AM
Sweet and fun shot!
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06/15/2006 08:48:17 AM
Shows the subject well.
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06/15/2006 07:57:26 AM
touching candid; quite nice.the crop is a bit harsh for me; the aspect ratio is distracting.
06/14/2006 11:56:36 PM
Oh the joys of watermelon! I think this picture has a lot of potential. It feels a touch snapshot-ish to me. I think if you had crouched a bit lower, to be more on the level of the kids or the watermelon would make this picture more intimate. Also, some slight tweaking in levels/curves and a tiny bump in saturation would help make the colours 'pop' a bit more
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06/14/2006 06:49:03 PM
The focus is perfect .... their focus and yours too :-)
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06/14/2006 04:36:14 PM
love this one. simple and to the point. 10
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06/14/2006 12:35:43 PM
This is clearly indulgence. Everyone is in the moment. Nice job.
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06/14/2006 12:19:49 PM
Nice cut of life
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06/14/2006 12:03:31 PM
What a great candid photo. They are really hopping into that. Wonderful colours!
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06/14/2006 10:16:29 AM
The simple indulgences are the best. Good moment. 7. After reviewing all the entries, bumping to 8.
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06/14/2006 08:19:18 AM
Awesome moment captured.
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06/14/2006 05:02:19 AM
This is my favourite in every respect and deserves a blue ribbon...cheers....9
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06/14/2006 02:10:18 AM
Now that's a watermelon !! Great picture...love it.
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06/14/2006 01:51:02 AM
Fantastic action. Very cute!
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