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Unlikely encounter
Unlikely encounter

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
Location: At home
Date: Aug 22, 2002
Aperture: 8.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 seconds
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002


Place: 63 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.3569
Avg (commenters): 7.0769
Avg (participants): 5.2893
Avg (non-participants): 5.4250
Views since voting: 910
Votes: 241
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0

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09/02/2002 12:44:00 AM
For everybody who commented on our "carpet": it's a towel and it's supposed to be grass. I guess I didn't get that across at all :-) But don't worry about our floor. We use carpet, not towels for that...

Second: I didn't knock the little guy over once. Timing was quite easy. I used front curtain sync for the flash and then I pulled the car backwards during the rest of the exposure.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:30:00 PM
Unlike all the shots that depict a child's toys, this shot manages to capture the imagination which only a child possesses
09/01/2002 08:22:00 PM
LOL. Looks like a painful encounter. Good job on the streaks though. 7.
09/01/2002 10:00:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?3,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/31/2002 04:58:00 AM
This is sooo silly and yet I keep coming back to it. I am not sure about the dark background but it does provide good contrast for the bright car.
Your carpet is scary ;)
7, Kavey
08/30/2002 07:35:00 AM
Interesting concept and I like the blur effect. 7 - floyd
08/29/2002 11:11:00 AM
Very cool effect. Will be interested to see how you did this. I wish this were on a better backdrop...the carpet really detracts from the image. Lisa
08/29/2002 06:09:00 AM
08/28/2002 06:47:00 PM
nice shot :) i love the exposure... the carpet doesn't really grab me, but i like the idea :) = 7 - jmsetzler
08/28/2002 12:55:00 PM
This shot was – I think - a lot harder to get than it looks. The car is moving; the shutter has to fire at exactly the right moment and at the right speed to get the effect of speed and movement. I may be wrong, but I think it was done using fairly low light and a slow shutter speed. Whatever you did, I like the effect, and however you did it, it worked, and it worked well. Great shot, great idea… (10)
08/27/2002 11:31:00 PM
Very creative idea.
08/27/2002 09:46:00 PM
Nice :) The bright rug in front compared to dark in back too away abit, but still an image to be proud of :)
08/27/2002 03:16:00 PM
Cool motion effect. Don't really care for the rug, but you makes do with what you have, so I'll let it pass. 8 Swash
08/27/2002 01:10:00 PM
Really cool. I love the motion in this. Definately depict how children aren't always very nice with their toys. I just have to wonder how many times you hit that poor guy on the horse before you got the right picture. lol. Looks like it's going really fast, but would have to be a really powerful car to go that fast on carpet. Great job and good luck in the challenge.
08/27/2002 08:19:00 AM
I like the effect with the car. 7
08/26/2002 09:29:00 PM
Very cool -- well thought out! I would have liked a teeny bit more light on the horse and the jousting dude, but otherwise, this is a really slick shot.
08/26/2002 08:34:00 PM
I like the movement in the car, but I'm not too sure about the combination of the two toys.
08/26/2002 08:01:00 PM
Very cute. I think the background could have used something. The carpet is a little blah.
08/26/2002 07:24:00 PM
I like the "streaky" effect (yeah, I know it has a real name, but my head is hurting and it won't come to me...)
08/26/2002 06:05:00 PM
great show of speed..poor knight..good composition.
08/26/2002 05:13:00 PM
Nice effect, really gives the car a "hi-speed" look.
08/26/2002 03:54:00 PM
I like the idea and feeling of speed from the car, but not crazy about the background... also too much of it. Reposition for balance and crop more.
08/26/2002 03:21:00 PM
good motion blur! karmat
08/26/2002 05:05:00 AM
This is awesome.
08/26/2002 04:54:00 AM
hahah i love it! 8
08/26/2002 03:19:00 AM
nice effect
08/26/2002 01:03:00 AM
I like the idea of this one. I was going to use lego guys too. I like how you stuck the lego guys head in the car.

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