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Thrill Ride
Thrill Ride

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2020Z
Location: St. James Park, San Jose - CA
Date: Aug 21, 2002
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2002


Place: 25 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.0203
Avg (commenters): 6.7407
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.0420
Views since voting: 966
Votes: 246
Comments: 28
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09/03/2002 02:52:00 AM
Thanks for the critiques and comments everyone! :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 08:34:00 PM
nice dof; like the b&w.
09/01/2002 11:50:00 AM
Excellent composition on this photograph. Does this make me a "swing voter?"
09/01/2002 09:25:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background5,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing6,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?5,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
09/01/2002 12:03:00 AM
Excellent Composition... Interesting that you made it B&W... look at the similar shots in this challenge... maybe the contrast between mulch and swings would have been interesting? Doesn't affect my score that there are others like yours in the challenge....
08/31/2002 11:50:00 PM
Nice angle/perspective. Good contrast.
08/31/2002 05:08:00 AM
Nice perspective - this works well in B/W - I imagine some of the items further in the background could be much more distracting in colour - in B/W they are unobtrusive.
Nice strong light and shadows.
7, Kavey
08/30/2002 02:53:00 AM
this is a nice composition and is one of my favorite swing pics. i like the black and white as well, but the groundcover looks a bit harsh. (6) ~mcmurma
08/29/2002 01:11:00 PM
I like the shadows in this. I have to wonder why you went with black and white. However, I like it. Maybe I would like to see a comparrison of the color to the black and white, just to see, but I think it works well here. You have a very nice angle on the swings. I like the benches in the back. Great job and good luck in the challenge.
08/29/2002 01:08:00 PM
Beautiful composition, and use of black and white. By far, my favorite swing photograph this week -- excellent! 9 LanSnake
08/29/2002 12:53:00 PM
this is a very nice shot, and definitely one of the better composed "swing" shots in the challenge. one of the things i've noticed missing from all of them is a sense of action. i know the challenge didn't allow any children in the shots, but even if one of these swings was held out a bit on an angle to show that it was in use sometime recently, it might add a lot more feeling to the image. all of the swing images being so static almost seems like one of those kidnapping prevention posters or something. they seem so desolate and depressing. but technically, this was very well done, and i dig the use of black and white. good job (and sorry to single yours out for expressing my feelings about the swing shots, i just feel this one probably could have really benefited from some action.)
08/29/2002 12:43:00 PM
Loved the B&W, repeating subject, very nostalgic and good link to the topic
08/29/2002 10:06:00 AM
one of my favorite swing shots! great compositon, textures, and use of b&w. the title isn't quite fitting as the swings don't exactly look thrilling at the moment :P 8 Lisa
08/28/2002 01:55:00 AM
One of the better swing pictures this challenge....
08/27/2002 07:27:00 PM
I like the title, the angle, the use of black and white.
08/27/2002 03:25:00 PM
I can see the idea 'and then we went to the park where you had the swings'. Still the picture is lacking that something extra to make it a winner in my eye.
08/27/2002 06:57:00 AM
This would have been appropriate for the subject were it not for your title, which makes me give it another conotation all together. But it is a nice clear photo.
08/27/2002 06:00:00 AM
The b&w is actually what makes this photo appeal to me. I don't think I would have liked it nearly as much in color. I like the composition and the light / shadows in the shot. lhall
08/26/2002 11:10:00 PM
Is this another repeat?
08/26/2002 08:55:00 PM
I like the way the swings send me straight up the middle of the photo. 7.
08/26/2002 08:17:00 PM
The resolution isn't good enough.
08/26/2002 08:11:00 PM
Nice choice of B&W. I like the sharpness of the ground. Maybe a little more blur in the distance would have drew me in more. Just personal pref. Good job.
08/26/2002 06:02:00 PM
looks like you used the sharpening tool a little too much
08/26/2002 03:27:00 PM
good composition. bw gives this a feeling of nostalgia, i think. karmat
08/26/2002 02:11:00 PM
Striking point of view. I like it!
08/26/2002 01:23:00 PM
Very nice...might be slightly improved if the closest swing wasn't clipped off.
08/26/2002 11:42:00 AM
Swings must be very popular for this topic
08/26/2002 01:07:00 AM
Great perspective and richness. my favorite 'swing' picture in this challenge.

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