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Swimming Hole
Swimming Hole

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S40
Location: Yolo County
Date: Aug 21, 2002
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/636 sec.
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2002


Place: 5 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.5951
Avg (commenters): 7.6500
Avg (participants): 6.4634
Avg (non-participants): 6.7258
Views since voting: 3340
Votes: 247
Comments: 46
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/02/2002 02:00:00 AM
Thanks for the voting and comments. I was not pleased myself about the way the rope hung either. I debated and changed the photo and other photos of the same thing but came up with this version. When I would try and tilt the rope left a couple of degrees then crop I would lose pixels and the image was not as clear. Even in other photos that I took the rope hung the same way and I am going back just to where I took the picture for curiosity to see if the rope hangs that way. For as the sky being hazy it was humid and we were getting a lot of smoke from the Oregon fires.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2002 12:31:00 AM
There used to be a rope swing similar to this across the lake from my home when i was young.. When you would swing out over the water, you HAD to let go or you would come back and hit the tree :) Good shot :) - jmsetzler
08/30/2002 06:42:00 PM
nice shot
08/30/2002 05:47:00 PM
Wonderful shot/memory. I would have loved some motion in this shot, but then you'd have "children" in the shot and panned for that. How about this: take the shot just after a person "hit the water" type thing. No people visible, motion and water effects! (All godd stuff!!!) Still this is very nice. 9 Swash
08/30/2002 05:15:00 PM
Sad that the tire is no longer there. Worth a thousand words.
08/30/2002 11:20:00 AM
Nice color. Reminds me of so many swimming holes I have been to...wanted some action, tho. Movement on the swing, a splash in the water...? (6) ~mcmurma
08/29/2002 04:30:00 PM
Very nice..........addresses the subject of the challenge...........good clear picture
08/29/2002 10:42:00 AM
May conjure memories for some, but not me. Could have had more depth too.
08/29/2002 10:29:00 AM
Superb… This does it for me. It really evokes fond memories – mostly of being cold and wet, but fond nonetheless :) I can just imagine running full tilt and jumping for all I'm worth at that rope… Ooops – forgot my age for a moment. I can't fault the shot, as I say, it works for me… Thanks for the memory (10)
08/29/2002 09:58:00 AM
This is great..maybe a tad too yellow. I wish there were some clothes hanging on the bush to the right to indicate someone is there. Lisa
08/29/2002 09:07:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background10,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing10,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?9,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 9,
Total Averaged Rating10. Autool
08/29/2002 08:48:00 AM
well composed, poingant
08/29/2002 03:02:00 AM
This is a nice image. Sure wish I had had such a swimming hole available to me in my childhood. Colors are beautiful. The rope is great but unfortunately it is right bang in the middle. It would have been nice to see it pushed out but you may have lost those lovely orange-brown hills in the background. This image seems meant to convey a sense of tranquillity. It doesn't quite do that for me and it is because I sense some "busy-ness" in all the greens of the top branch and all the shrubs. Seems the result from oversharpening?????? 7 Journey
08/29/2002 12:19:00 AM
I think there was a better picture in here somewhere, something with a little more action, perhaps. 5 Jak
08/28/2002 01:14:00 PM
Wonerful shot! A solid 9 if it wasn't so hazy, but you'll have to settle for an 8
08/28/2002 06:26:00 AM
Great idea. It would be a stronger shot if the rope was off to one side though.
08/28/2002 03:17:00 AM
Did you try this with the rope not dead center? Just a thought... Nice shot!
08/28/2002 12:40:00 AM
idyllic!! I wish I had one when I was growing up.
08/27/2002 08:38:00 PM
This was actually my first idea, and I actually dug a rope (and a tire, for a tire swing) out of the garage, and trudged through the woods along a river to get a shot of it. I just couldn't get an angle I liked, and besides I was getting muddy! You did a nice job of capturing what I was trying for.
08/27/2002 07:17:00 PM
That works.
08/27/2002 03:23:00 PM
Like this one a lot, but the rope really needs to be vertical within the frame. Keep tilting my head when I look at it :)
5, Kavey
08/27/2002 02:27:00 PM
Probably nothing says childhood more than the old swimming hole. The photo is also very well done, good lighting and compostion... great use of tree branches for framing. 9 BAMartin
08/27/2002 01:56:00 PM
Lovely Photo--real Tom Sawyer feel to it -just waiting to fill up with joyful children--andrewm
08/27/2002 09:45:00 AM
Nice picture!
08/27/2002 03:45:00 AM
great photo... very clear.
08/27/2002 01:33:00 AM
I remember a place like this....thanks for bringing it back to me. On the technical side the only thing I'd like to see is the same photo, cropped to where not as much of the sky is in the picture. Other than that.....I like it. (9)
08/26/2002 11:51:00 PM
Beautiful picture- makes me want to jump in the water (except I can't swim!) This could be a poster.
08/26/2002 11:26:00 PM
08/26/2002 08:48:00 PM
That sounds really fun right now. Great composition and subject. 7.
08/26/2002 08:38:00 PM
this is an excellent shot for the contest and otherwise!
08/26/2002 08:27:00 PM
looks like fun!! where is this?
08/26/2002 06:28:00 PM
makes me want to peel'em off and take the plunge
08/26/2002 06:15:00 PM
looks very tempting..lovely shot and colors.
08/26/2002 06:01:00 PM
This shot makes me want to go swimming. I wish I was there now!! I used to swim in a place just like this. (8)
08/26/2002 05:23:00 PM
Well congrats, as of right now, so far, I have only one 10 in my basket, and it's you. This photo is absolutely wonderful. The lighting was perfect, angle and frame filling are perfect and the colors are beautiful. Focus is great. Excelent photo and good luck in the challenge.
08/26/2002 04:13:00 PM
Gorgeous! The dark tree branch at the top stands out nicely. 9.
08/26/2002 03:41:00 PM
This says it. liltool
08/26/2002 03:31:00 PM
08/26/2002 03:30:00 PM
I remember a swimming hole like this one...
08/26/2002 03:21:00 PM
beautiful picture!
08/26/2002 02:47:00 PM
excellent 7
08/26/2002 02:30:00 PM
Set up well. I really like it. Did you hit the rope and drop in for a dip after the shoot?
08/26/2002 01:45:00 PM
Nicely balanced nature picture, color-wise. It's very inviting. The title makes perfect sense and does remind me of childhood, but something doesn't work for me about the hanging stick ... a better choice might have been a wet tire swing -- though of course I understand completely that you may not have had the chance to manipulate the environment.
08/26/2002 12:07:00 PM
my pet peeve, make the rope straight! Gravity would.
08/26/2002 09:19:00 AM
Nice appealing shot that conveys the "childhood" message well. Technically speaking, the river/riverbank cuts the photo in half - but I don't follow the rules either ! lhall
08/26/2002 08:55:00 AM
I fell in love with this picture when I saw it because it reminded me of my swimming hole..I think everyone who sees this will get the same feeling I did.

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