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My Action Man
My Action Man

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2800Z
Location: sussex,uk
Date: Aug 20, 2002
ISO: 200
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2002


Place: 127 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.7061
Avg (commenters): 6.2353
Avg (participants): 4.8211
Avg (non-participants): 4.5902
Views since voting: 720
Votes: 245
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:50:00 PM
I'm still trying to figure this out...looks like a real man, but I don't want to say that in cause I'm wrong I"ll look like a complete nut head. Lighting and angle are great. very subtle reflection in the mud puddle. I like this photo very much.. good luck in the challenge.
09/01/2002 07:58:00 PM
Man he looks pissed. Looks almost lifelike. 7.
09/01/2002 09:45:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background8,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?5,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 4,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
09/01/2002 03:09:00 AM
Oh, wicked shot. I love it… It has everything this one; it’s a superb angle giving the shot a really good sense of scale, lighting is spot on and – most importantly – you have paid great attention to detail, right down to the puddle. The way the background slopes away gives the scene the final cutting edge. It was well worth the effort of going on location – it really makes the difference… Great shot, good luck… (10)
08/31/2002 05:15:00 AM
This is just so well done that I am full of admiration! Composition and angle of background is spot on. Focus seems soft on Action man and the details in his uniform are lost in the darkness a little.
7, Kavey
08/30/2002 07:42:00 AM
Very central placement and lacking a little light. Good subject, though and well arranged. 7 - floyd
08/27/2002 03:18:00 PM
Joe's right hand seems out of focus, but the rest is pretty well in. The dark uniform makes joe hard to see, but that's the point of his uni, right? 7 Swash
08/27/2002 03:14:00 PM
Meet's the challenge. Very well executed. I had to pay atention to confirm it was a doll.
08/26/2002 11:20:00 PM
Why does he have the flashlight in his hand? Why is he stupid enough to stand in the water?
08/26/2002 09:55:00 PM
Did you grow up in Afghanistan, by chance...?
08/26/2002 09:44:00 PM
k, sorry for the delay. Technical thoughts: 1) The figure is dead center -- or very close. I think this is a good opportunity for you to take advantage of the rule of 3rds -- which I don't adhere to all the time, but this shot would work well. You could line the man up along the left line of thirds (closer to where the tree is in the background now). 2) The lighting in the forest is what is is, but I think this could do with a bit of front lighting -- not much, but just a bit to bring out the details. He is so dark that you lose much detail. This makes him almost a silhouette against his background, which makes me want to explore the background instead of focusing on him. The puddle is nice attention to detail, and I like the vine behind him, which emphasizes his size. All in all, I think it's just north of average with potential ;-) 6, just-married.
Wow. This guy looks real. Bonus points for that. Technical comments coming after I finish my voting. just-married
08/26/2002 08:45:00 PM
Cute idea...I think! OK, where in the hell did you get the life size GI Joe stuff to create this look?! I'm scared, but good picture- LOL!
08/26/2002 07:03:00 PM
Oh My!!!!!!!!
08/26/2002 03:26:00 PM
great work at making him look "big." karmat
08/26/2002 12:34:00 PM
make the trees straight!
08/26/2002 12:22:00 PM
Too posed...sorry
08/26/2002 08:10:00 AM
I like the clarity and color, but don't get how its related to childhood
08/26/2002 05:45:00 AM
Ahh its the protest police from portland!
08/26/2002 12:48:00 AM
Thought 1: Action Man should lose the sunglasses if he needs a flashlight in the daytime.

Thought 2: I've gotta find my old G.I. Joe's...

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