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Alone on the playgrounds
Alone on the playgrounds

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Challenge: All Alone (Classic Editing)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 318
Location: Budapest
Date: Oct 17, 2003
Aperture: 3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0,005719
Galleries: Snapshot, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2003

I was very depressed when I made this shot, felt something like the photo itself. I found this kid on the playground, in front of our flat. I have made him B&W using a bit of desaturation.

Place: 94 out of 319
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Votes: 230
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10/30/2003 07:19:54 AM
I truly enjoyed this shot...nice job :)
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10/29/2003 02:37:01 AM
Thank you all for your helpful comments, this challenge taught me a lot.

Some reflections on your comments: It was really hard to catch him paying no attention, he started waving and smiling when he saw the camera. Next time I will pay attention to spaces and not-too-much-centered compositions. Of course, I needed PS, in order to get rid of some colours. The B&W idea came from the environment which was almost absolutely grey. Anyway, I am not sure about it now. Maybe the kid being coloured against all greys would be also an expression of being alone-coloured in this colourless world.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2003 11:01:06 PM
Nice use of colours and B&W.
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10/26/2003 12:25:23 PM
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10/26/2003 02:07:15 AM
Who hasn't been there... B/W might help too.
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10/24/2003 07:40:11 AM
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10/23/2003 09:32:45 PM
nice coloring. i think that if he is the only child on the playground. it would meet the challenge better
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10/23/2003 04:00:00 PM
Great capture. Light is just right, I like the use of color contrasts. The child being black & white really separates him from the 'normal' enhancing that solitary or lonely feeling. I think him being on a piece of playground equipment also highlights the fact that he is alone, no friends to play with. Very nice. 8
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10/23/2003 01:34:41 PM
I like the tones and how the boy is playing clearly on his own, no attention to the world around him. A bit more emptry space around him (if possible?) would have made it stronger.
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10/23/2003 12:16:40 PM
I like this.
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10/23/2003 05:36:59 AM
This is an interesting shot. Desaturation is usally used to draw attention to a subject, but here it draws the attention away. As such the shot almost works. Good job.
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10/23/2003 01:19:15 AM
I like the subject and framing. Not so sure about the desaturation, though. It distracts me from paying attention to the child.
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10/22/2003 11:41:39 AM
I like this image. However, for my own personal taste, I would have liked to have seen the subject off to one side or the other instead of being so centered.
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10/22/2003 08:02:38 AM
I really like how the reddish leaves look against the grays and earthy tones.
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