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Christmas for children
Christmas for children

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S50
Location: hermanus, south africa
Date: Aug 20, 2002
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2002

took this picture of the christmas tree that's still up

Place: 168 out of 172
Avg (all users): 3.7358
Avg (commenters): 3.8667
Avg (participants): 3.7063
Avg (non-participants): 3.7667
Views since voting: 793
Votes: 246
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 08:29:00 PM
Little too much going on here for me to really see anything. 4.
08/30/2002 10:45:00 PM
I like how you've captured the twinkling of the lights. What is that thing front and center, though?
08/29/2002 02:00:00 PM
You will have to forgive me if I'm not exactly sure what's going on here. I see a suction cup santa, that looks like he might be driving a sleigh, indicated by the antlers coming out of santas head. There are other little santas hanging from a tree and some google-eye x-ray glasses. I think the angle could have been better, to maybe show the "story" a bit better. The santa in the front is really dark and covers up most of what is going on in the background. Just because I don't get it, doesn't mean you didn't though. I mean, I wasn't there, so without seeing everything, it's just hard for me to see. I think it depicts childhood (for most kids) very well, by including santa in there. good luck in the challenge.
08/29/2002 12:38:00 PM
A rather incoherent composition, I'm afraid. I understand the POV attempted here, but it doesn't work for me. 4 Jak
08/29/2002 08:50:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing6,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?7,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 4,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/29/2002 03:11:00 AM
Did you really take that picture in the time frame alloted?
08/28/2002 03:59:00 PM
The little santa (?) in the foreground is rather dark. I do think that the effects with the lights is very nice.
08/28/2002 06:25:00 AM
This needs a simpler backround and better lighting. Christmas was a good idea for the challenge though.
08/27/2002 04:00:00 PM
I think i'm slightly lost on what i'm looking at here? Is this the back side of a christmas decoration? The lighting doesn't give me much of a clue.. :( - jmsetzler
08/27/2002 03:32:00 AM
The main subject of the photo is not lit well enough (and it's lit too much to be a silhouette!) It's a nice sparkle effect on the fairy lights though.
08/26/2002 03:18:00 PM
The elf in the foreground dominates the photo, but is way too dark to see, to close and from behind. The rest of the scene seems nice, but the elf blocks much of the photo. I kinda like the stars on the lights, but they need to be crossed or starred further (star filter probably required here) 5 Swash
08/26/2002 02:26:00 PM
I like the idea for this, but I think the main cuddly character blocks out too much of the picture. Because the light source is on the other side from him, he is too dark.
The fairy lights have come out really well though - I have tried many times to take pics of the decorated tree, with the fairly lights, and had atrocious results. Mostly because the automatic light meter can't cope and I am too scared/ lacking in expertise to go for manual settings.
Kind Regards
08/26/2002 12:22:00 PM
Don't use the name of the challenge in the title, no way, no part, no how! Christmas says "child" without stating the obvious.
08/26/2002 07:35:00 AM
Nice idea, just lost in this poor lighting. Score 6 Kee
08/26/2002 12:43:00 AM
I like this ok but it's a little too dark. A bit of level would really help.

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