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The Swing
The Swing

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Greenwich, CT
Date: Aug 24, 2002
Aperture: f2
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002

At a friend's house.

Place: 41 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.6508
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.6311
Avg (non-participants): 5.6692
Views since voting: 981
Votes: 252
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/25/2006 01:06:46 AM
this is a great shot, those folks who voted 1 got this shot mixed up with another less worthy pic. my vote wouldve been 8-9.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:14:00 PM
I could almost swear that I swung in that swing! Vividly brings good memories to mind. You captured a lot of character in that tree, and a lot of emotion.
09/01/2002 08:00:00 PM
This looks a little fuzzy to me. But the rest of the shot looks great. 7.
09/01/2002 09:14:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background9,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool
08/31/2002 03:25:00 AM
This was the type of shot I was looking for... only I was hoping for a tire swing.
Good Job!!
08/30/2002 11:21:00 PM
I like this a lot but it looks a little washed out to me. Try using ND filters if you can get them for your camera. About a number 4 and I think it will darken the colors for you. You have framed it perfectly.
08/30/2002 11:26:00 AM
nice tree. lush lawn. good compostion. (6) ~mcmurma
08/30/2002 01:28:00 AM
try adjusting the levels in ps because the image looks a little flat
08/29/2002 09:02:00 AM
like the composition
08/29/2002 02:55:00 AM
This is a beautiful photograph and is bound to bring back fond memories for more than a few voters.
08/28/2002 05:51:00 PM
best of ye olde swinge - lol! 8
08/28/2002 01:14:00 PM
This is a great shot!! Your photo even took me back to my childhood. Good job!
08/28/2002 06:34:00 AM
What a great spot! Very nice- the only thing I would change is to crop off a little on the left to get rid of the fence. Great color too.
08/28/2002 12:57:00 AM
very well compose and inviting..love the haze and the oak tree.
08/27/2002 06:39:00 PM
A softer focus may have been in order here, but a nice shot none the less.
08/27/2002 04:56:00 PM
There were so many swing pictures this time I am torn in voting on them. Some have merits in one way while others in other ways.
What I liked: The character of the tree bow and trunk add to this picture. A more closely framed shot would have (in my opinion) been better in ths instance.
I don't know how varied and intense/subdued natural lighting is where you are at, but if possible, try returning here at different times of day to see of the shadows and lighting accentuate the shot.
08/27/2002 12:58:00 PM
Nice colours, a little grainy.
Lacks punch - perhaps a close up or an unusual viewpoint?
08/27/2002 11:21:00 AM
You have nailed MY childhood completely with this photo. Great muted colors. I think the only suggestion that I could make is the composition might be stronger if you moved to the side a little so the swing was not directly in the center of the photograph. 7 BAMartin
08/27/2002 09:55:00 AM
Nice composition. I would have loved to see this in b&w. I think it would have given a more nostalgic feel. The green is so vibrant that it almost distracts from the swing. I think I would have tried to crop out the hot sky in the upper left hand corner. Great image.
08/27/2002 08:26:00 AM
Vivid colour and good image
08/27/2002 05:44:00 AM
What a lovely photo! This looks like one of those so-called "idyllic" settings. That's an amazing tree. I love the whole "feel" of the shot. lhall
08/27/2002 05:32:00 AM
Well, well. We have almost the same picture in this challenge. But I have to admit, I like yours very much. I was looking for this kind of a tree as well, but you found it. And I like the park scenery in the background. Congratulations.
08/27/2002 12:01:00 AM
Where do you find all these great swings?! Wonderful green grass and gnarly tree. Looks like something from a movie set.
08/26/2002 08:01:00 PM
Wow..... out of all the swings in this challenge, here's one I would love to try out!
08/26/2002 06:42:00 PM
good memory's , good swing, good photo, good jog!!
08/26/2002 06:26:00 PM
Nice picture, i wonder what i looked like if it were in B&W.
I think B&W pictures are more suited for this challenge, although i like the "emptiness" in the background, just a tree and a swing. Nothing disturbing.
08/26/2002 05:19:00 PM
I really love this photo. the grass is a really great green and the trees are a beautiful contrast. The lighting was great for this photo. my only lighting concern would be in the upper left corner where the bright spot kind of washes away the tops of the trees right there. This is an absolutely beautiful tree. This photo is in my top 10. Great job and good luck in the challenge.
08/26/2002 05:10:00 PM
I think this picture could beneift from some cropping.
08/26/2002 01:55:00 PM
Gorgeous tree, comfy swing. :) The picture is a tad granulated, and for me it would be a stronger image if the focus were soft instead.
08/26/2002 11:45:00 AM
This is a memory right out of my childhood, and I would have loved to submit this very photo! This could have been the swing at my Gramma's house! I thought about trying to find a tree, to re-create this memory, but we live where there are absolutely NO trees of the right kind, or big enough. You've done it for me!
08/26/2002 01:17:00 AM
I actually entered a swingset picture and then changed it. I love the green in this picture.

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