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Puddle Stompers
Puddle Stompers

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: A Mudpuddle
Date: Aug 24, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002


Place: 21 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.1781
Avg (commenters): 7.0909
Avg (participants): 6.0480
Avg (non-participants): 6.3115
Views since voting: 1011
Votes: 247
Comments: 34
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/02/2002 01:54:00 AM
This was my only 10 for the week. Quite frankly I am surprised you finished so low. Congratulations on your top 25 placement. ;'-D
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:14:00 AM
I like this idea...nice composition...simple. Would like it a bit darker and more saturated in color(but thats me).
09/01/2002 03:40:00 AM
I love this one – it looks like the boots couldn’t find the child and decided to go out on their own… It’s also a really good shot technically with my only quibble relating to sharpness of the overall image. (9) Good luck...
08/30/2002 06:37:00 PM
Good color, nice concept. 7.
08/30/2002 06:08:00 PM
Nice. Good color choices.
08/30/2002 01:24:00 PM
Looks fun. We had some crappy weather here in Michigan the week we were suposed to be shooting for the childhood challenge, and it kind of messed up the shot I wanted, and I had thought about doing something like this. You did a great job with this photo. The lighting and angle are great. Looks like you might have done a bit of saturatin editing to "b&w" most of the photo to bring out the boots. I could be wrong, but either way, I like the effect. Great job with this photo and good luck in the challenge.
08/30/2002 11:41:00 AM
nice, simple composition here. i like the contrast between the gray mud and the yellow boots too. (7) ~mcmurma
08/30/2002 11:37:00 AM
Lovely use of colour contrast. Nice framing too. 8 - floyd
08/30/2002 01:44:00 AM
try using kids boots these look too big
08/29/2002 10:53:00 PM
Cood composition that gives the boots somewhere to go.... great interpretation of the theme as well.
08/29/2002 03:11:00 PM
i really like this. the yellow against gray. good focus and rule of thirds. defineltly remember jumping in mud puddles as a child.
08/29/2002 09:53:00 AM
I love the simplicity of this...great punch of color and composition. i could see this hanging in a mud room. Great job! 9 Lisa
08/29/2002 09:08:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background9,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing10,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?9,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 9,
Total Averaged Rating9. Autool
08/29/2002 07:10:00 AM
Nice composition and colours.
6, Kavey
08/29/2002 01:05:00 AM
I like the bright contrast of the yellow against the brown and the cool patterns in med on the gollashes (sp?). I think this photo could have been interesting with raindrops falling into the puddle. You can't control the weather of course. Nice photo overall. 6, just-married
08/28/2002 04:04:00 PM
Better to give more room above the object
08/28/2002 03:06:00 PM
This is definately a childhood memory for most of us.... and even more so for parents. Great job. BAMartin
08/28/2002 01:18:00 PM
That child has some big feet... I really like the bright yellow boots with the neutral background. Good Job.
08/28/2002 06:46:00 AM
Nice job.
08/28/2002 01:59:00 AM
The only 10 this week......
08/27/2002 06:58:00 AM
I like this one, the yellow boots really stand out in the picture. Super.
08/27/2002 02:38:00 AM
I really like the color contrast of the yellow and the mud. Good job. 7.
08/27/2002 12:30:00 AM
This is a great photo, but I think it would be even better if the boots were actually stomping. The water is too perfectly smooth... it needs some movement. I really do like your concept, though. Nice work.
08/26/2002 11:34:00 PM
Lighting, sharpness, composition & subject = all great!
08/26/2002 10:24:00 PM
These looks like adult boots.
08/26/2002 08:36:00 PM
looks like they never missed a puddle..a good spin on childhood
08/26/2002 04:02:00 PM
Good contrast of colors, in this. I think the simplicity works well. karmat
08/26/2002 03:26:00 PM
I had a pair just like it!!!
08/26/2002 02:57:00 PM
Nice color, composition, creative. Nice nice Score 7 Justine
08/26/2002 01:23:00 PM
Nice color and contrast.
08/26/2002 03:42:00 AM
Well executed. I had this idea but couldn't have done it nearly as well. Top 5.
08/26/2002 01:41:00 AM
This is a very nice image. I love the mood it invokes. I have just started voting but I suspect that this image will represent one of the highest, most sensitive representations of childhood. Love the yellow against all the grey. Love the composition with the yellow subject being surrounded by a lot of grey, room to breathe. I do sense so strongly the child of those boots and his/her delighting in the mud. It makes me think back of my own childhood. Thank you. Just started voting. My prelim. vote is 8 but will definitely revisit this image. Journey
Update: My only nitpick with this image is that the top of the boots are very soft. Since there are so few elements here (boots, mud, and muddy water) every one carries a lot of weight. And when I look at the top part of the image I notice the softness of the boots most of all. Final score: 9 Journey
08/26/2002 01:10:00 AM
I remember stomping through puddles and rivers and getting all mudding. I like the picture
08/26/2002 12:42:00 AM
Neat idea, didn't we all do that?

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