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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P31
Location: Backyard
Date: Aug 19, 2002
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2002


Place: 75 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.2227
Avg (commenters): 5.4706
Avg (participants): 4.9492
Avg (non-participants): 5.4917
Views since voting: 762
Votes: 238
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 08:20:00 PM
That is one ugly swing. Looks really old. I would have taken this from a different angle so the bars were not in the way. 5.
09/01/2002 08:14:00 PM
I think this photo has some problems with the composition. E.g. chains of the swing merge with the framework in the background, especially the horizontical bar.
Also the photo feels unbalanced because only one half of the swing framework is seen. It's like the whole thing will topple down next second.
09/01/2002 09:19:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing6,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?6,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/30/2002 11:33:00 AM
Needs a little more contrast to make it really pop off the screen. - floyd
08/29/2002 11:26:00 PM
I like the mood in this picture. However it is taken from the height of an adult! Maybe by getting on your knees the line of sight would be closer to a child's. Who didn't have a swing like that when they were a kid? Nice pic!
08/28/2002 04:31:00 PM
the black and white makes it more impressive.
08/28/2002 06:27:00 AM
Black and white was an excellent choice here, lets the viewer concentrate on the swing.
08/28/2002 05:07:00 AM
Interpretation of the challenge 2/4
Technical Aspects 1/4
WOW Factor 0/2
Total 3
08/27/2002 09:51:00 PM
A fine job on the lighter range of grey, but the darker range is largely missing... Very nice concept/execution...
08/27/2002 08:19:00 PM
This looks like a really old swing. I would trust sitting on it. LOL. With so many swings, it's hard to judge one over another. I like this one because it's wooden. I don't know what kind of backgrounds there would be from a different angle, so maybe this was the best angle for the situation, but I think the poles in the back are kind of distracting. I would also like to see the color version of this for comparrison. nice job and good luck in the challenge.
08/27/2002 03:00:00 PM
This is a different looking swing than most of the others. I'm not fond of B&W, and though there is some fairly good contrast, this shot doesn't appeal to me in that scheme. (I think it's the grass) 7 Swash
08/27/2002 12:54:00 PM
The background behind the swing (the bars and poles) are somewhat distracting from the swing itself. I wonder if there may have been a more interesting angle from which this photo could be made? - jmsetzler
08/27/2002 10:57:00 AM
very nice. needs a little more contrast imo.
08/26/2002 07:15:00 PM
I looked at this one for a while. I found the lines distracting. I tried to look at them openly - wondered if the illusion of the lines was perhaps even the intent of your photo, but ultimately I found them more visually distracting than interesting. The bar that connects whe two poles of the swing really almost seems to connect instead to the chain of the swing. B/W probably intensifies this. Just one person's opinion. I am sure it is precisely the lines that will appeal to many. 6, just-married
08/26/2002 05:16:00 PM
I like the various lines, very strong.
08/26/2002 03:10:00 PM
Because the poles of the frame seem to be at odd angles I find myself focussing on them instead of the swing. When I look at the swing I like the wonderful texture. But then my attention is dragged back to the poles - they are definitely distracting for me. Would love to see a closeup of the swing seat with just a little chain, grass as the background, and nothing else in it.
08/26/2002 12:44:00 PM
Very nice use of black and white. I especially like the even gray of the grass. The bars immediately behind the swing bother me a little bit. I might try reframing the seat/chains to see if a composition is possible that does not include these background bars.
08/26/2002 03:56:00 AM
very gray. lacks contrast

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