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Train up a child in the way he should go...
Train up a child in the way he should go...

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Date: Aug 23, 2002
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2002

My grandfather's photo and the train which his father made for him as a child.

Place: 134 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.6423
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.6667
Avg (non-participants): 4.6167
Views since voting: 695
Votes: 246
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 07:45:00 PM
That is one old looking train. 6.
08/31/2002 11:59:00 PM
Amen! Love the antiques!
08/28/2002 04:14:00 PM
Too bright
08/28/2002 03:11:00 AM
The photo would have looked more natural on the desk than on the chair...
08/27/2002 10:52:00 PM
LOL! Nice composition. I like the play on the Bible verse title and the pic. Good use of imagination.
08/27/2002 07:50:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing5,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?8,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/27/2002 06:51:00 PM
I am assuming that this train belonged to the gentleman in the photo. Personally, I think the photo would have looked better if it were up on the table. It would look more natural that way. Where it is now, it is crooked and kind of distracting from the actual subject of the train. I like how the train reflects in the floor. I am a little confused about the walls though. Are they really that color? I think in order to make that look right, you would have had to seperate the photo right down the middle with the 2 colors. I am thinking you cut off the back part of the train to get the string in the photo. If you scooted the train to the right a bit and set the string off to the side of the train, it would have still looked as good, and would have gotten the entire train in the photo. The lighting is great for this, and the detail of this train is excelent. Very nice job. Good luck in the challenge.
08/27/2002 03:06:00 PM
The train looks lovely on the floor, but the inclusion of furniture, skirting board and so much wall don't enhance it for me.
If the floor is big enough, it would be good if it was the entire background.
08/27/2002 08:59:00 AM
I really like the train. I would have focused on it more, especially with that nice shiny floor.
08/27/2002 06:38:00 AM
I think this train is a nice subject for this photo :) Maybe some nice depth perception could have been added by photographing jus the train from an angle... The photograph in the chair seems a little out of place here thought... It looks like it was specifically placed here to add some element to the photo, but I'm unsure what the intention is with that... good shot :) - jmsetzler
08/26/2002 11:53:00 PM
I like the train a lot. A close up of it reflecting off the floor in some way would look really cool. But I still like what you've done here.
08/26/2002 05:43:00 PM
nice composition, would be an even better photo if it were in black and white i think. the old furniture and and the photo completes the shot.
08/26/2002 03:39:00 PM
Did you try taking the photo from the front of the engine, jsut to give it a different perspective. Or arranging the elements differently, more "compact." The shot as it is, though well focused and lit, seems a little static to me, maybe because it is shot "straight on" and makes it look flat to me. karmat
08/26/2002 03:30:00 PM
I like the train a lot. I would have concentrated on that as the rest distracts and fails to evoke childhood.
08/26/2002 10:10:00 AM
more reflections of the train in the floor please.

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