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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P50
Location: Boise
Date: Jan 15, 2002
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2002

Used a solorizer effect on this pic.

Place: 161 out of 172
Avg (all users): 3.9274
Avg (commenters): 4.4800
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Avg (non-participants): 4.0902
Views since voting: 678
Votes: 248
Comments: 26
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 09:11:00 PM
This is an excellent shot but I really think the post-processing ruins it. With good lighting a minimal amount of processing would be required here. Also I noticed your file is only about 23K. Your image will be truer to the original if you reduce the compression (increase the quality) on the JPEG.
09/01/2002 09:24:00 AM
I like the posterised look of this photo. This is very close to not meeting the challenge requirements, because the entire photo is filled up with a child... he/she just hasn't come out into the world yet :). I think it's a very nice idea, and I hope the delivery goes OK!
09/01/2002 12:09:00 AM
very createive!
08/31/2002 12:38:00 PM
I can imagine many will lament about the colouring and the postprocessing effect but I like it. If it's better or worse with the effect than without I can't say. I would like to see the original. Maybe it's a mans belly (a man who drunk lots of beer) and you make fun of us ;-)
In my opinion it is also creative because as far as I can see it's the only photo depicting our prenatal childhood.
08/30/2002 01:52:00 PM
I know you were going for an effect, but I don't really like the way it turned out. This seems more like a photoshop wonder than a photograph. 7 Swash
08/29/2002 12:41:00 PM
Look like over post processed
08/29/2002 09:27:00 AM
I really think this would have been a superb picture without filters or effects of any kind. The idea is bold and original, but the colour makes it look a bit like an orange. I am really sorry if that sounds harsh, but I really think you had a winning idea and shouldn't have added anything…
08/29/2002 01:36:00 AM
Without being political in any way, I don't consider time in the womb to be part of childhood. It is something else, but not childhood. 1 Jak
08/28/2002 11:42:00 PM
This is such a simple and good idea. The colors bother me at first, but then it sorta grows on me (no pun intended!). My first inkling is to say this is not a photo anymore. Then, I think - why not? The perspective is good, as are the position of the hands.
08/28/2002 10:21:00 AM
Interesting idea... personally, I don't think solarization works here...
08/27/2002 08:46:00 PM
Look out -- she's gonna blow!
08/27/2002 07:47:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?6,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 4,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/27/2002 11:17:00 AM
This is childhood to the extreme... lol.. I don't care much for the post processing effect here, but the idea is good :) - jmsetzler
08/26/2002 11:03:00 PM
I think this picture has been altered from the original.
08/26/2002 10:17:00 PM
This is NOT 'childhood'! This is ADULTHOOD. PREGNANCY. It does not meet the challenge IMHO.
08/26/2002 10:14:00 PM
I wonder if you were going for the fetus's childhood or the "What's in Mommy's belly?" aspect. I kind of like this photo in that whatever you did makes it not LOOK like a photograph. Curious for a how to. I like the orange lighting, although I expect many will not. 5, just-married
08/26/2002 09:04:00 PM
The solarize filter doesn't do much for this photo. Id like to see the original in a black and white maybe. 4.
08/26/2002 07:11:00 PM
At first, I thouhgt that this was either poorly taken, poorly edited, or lost a lot during the upload. I now notice that this effect was done on purpose due to the fact that the original file name is "psyshodelic belly". I will admit that I don't like it very much, due to color distortion, darkness and angle. However, I would loved to have seen this at a side angle, with either full color or black and white. from a bit farther back, and the hands kind of cradling the belly rather than holding up the shirt. I think this was a really great idea, but in my opinion, not well presented. Also, if this is how you planned on it looking, and you are happy with it, then just tell me to shut up, ignore this and try again for the next challenge. Take the photos YOU like, and don't worry about anyone but your self. Good luck in the challenge.
08/26/2002 05:52:00 PM
hey you snunk a kid in :) good one Mrbobby37
08/26/2002 04:08:00 PM
Technically there is a child in that one.... Maybe :-D

Not sure if I like the solarization effect
08/26/2002 03:30:00 PM
For me this is more about upcoming childhood than actual childhood - though perhaps if one has younger siblings there is the memory of mum's belly, and touching it and waiting for the addition to the family to arrive?
Is the high contrast and low depth of colour intentional?
08/26/2002 03:30:00 PM
Ha ha, no..
08/26/2002 02:09:00 PM
Wow, looks like a peach! Cool coloring, but I don't care for the posterized effect.
08/26/2002 02:17:00 AM
we've all "been there". I just love this picture! It looks like a painting. What a wonderful idea and a great mood portrayed by the color, the lighting, the close up view.
08/26/2002 01:50:00 AM
I can't tell if this is the belly of a pregnant woman, or a Mr. Potatohead!
08/26/2002 12:41:00 AM
perhaps you went to far with compression??? 23kb is well under 150Kb and it shows... quality is horrible...

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