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Memories of summers past
Memories of summers past

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S70
Location: Handforth, Cheshire, UK
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: 1:4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/220 s
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002


Place: 141 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.4833
Avg (commenters): 4.1923
Avg (participants): 4.2787
Avg (non-participants): 4.6949
Views since voting: 783
Votes: 240
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/02/2002 05:00:00 PM
OK. Let me first of all say that this is not a child (its me) nor was intended to look like a child. The idea of the photo was that, I am in a place where I played as a child reminiscing about my childhood. I guess I didnít make this clear in the shot and thatís why it suffered. : (
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:38:00 PM
Ok...I know that the challenge says "no children" so I would assume that you would use a small adult for this photo. I am giving you that benefit of the doubt because it really is hard to tell. I like the black and white here, and the angle and focus are great. Lighting worked very well for this photo. good luck in the challenge.
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09/01/2002 09:53:00 PM
I can't tell if this is a child or not, but to me it violates the spirit if not the letter of the challenge.
09/01/2002 05:50:00 PM
no chiidren.
08/29/2002 02:36:00 PM
This gives me such a feeling of loneliness...... and of course that could well be a part of childhood (I know it was for me). I love photos that bring such an overwhelming sense of emotion, even if it is an uncomfortable emotion. Good work. 8 BAMartin
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08/29/2002 09:01:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?0,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
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08/29/2002 12:47:00 AM
Isn't that a child in the shot?
08/29/2002 12:25:00 AM
Isn't He a child?
08/28/2002 12:06:00 PM
Poor contrast for subject and background. (I didn't think we were supposed to include a person subject child, hense the challenge name?) 5 Swash
08/28/2002 03:32:00 AM
Great shot... Great composition... And I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that the person there is not a child... I imagine your score is hurting because he LOOKS like a child...Great capture in any event...
08/27/2002 09:26:00 PM
I thought it was without children
08/27/2002 07:15:00 PM
No kids.
08/27/2002 03:12:00 PM
My thoughts were that this photo represents an adult playing a kid, but it's been pointed out that it could equally be an adult reminiscing about their childhood. Good point! Didn't think of it!
For the photo itself, I like it. I like the play of light on the ground, the low perspective and the inclusion of the empty swing beside the other one. Overall it's a little dark, but perhaps that's intentional, to capture the mood?
5, Kavey
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08/26/2002 09:47:00 PM
I can't help but notice there's a child in the "Child without Children" challenge...?? Nice picture, but it clearly violates the challenge.
08/26/2002 09:02:00 PM
the rules were...childhood without children...
08/26/2002 06:28:00 PM
Am i mistaken or is a kid sitting on that swing ?
Like the B&W touch but i am not sure if this is a legal picture for this challenge since it states showing childhood WITHOUT children. Anyway picture is nice!
08/26/2002 06:18:00 PM
Wow, what a big kid *wink* I like the angle you chose. Being able to see the wood chips is cool. Not crazy about the crop. I think you should have tried gettin the whole swing set in the shot. Swinging just isn't as much fun when you grow up, is it? The swing competition is tough in this particular challenge. Good Luck! ~indigo997
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08/26/2002 04:59:00 PM
This is a very nice picture, but it does have a child in it. Man, I don't know how to vote. I like the picture, so I'm going to steer right down the middle.
08/26/2002 04:34:00 PM
I really like this photo, but it doesn't adhere to the subject.
08/26/2002 04:04:00 PM
I see a child.
08/26/2002 03:05:00 PM
I hate to say it, but that looks like a kid. It migh be an adult. I really can't tell.
08/26/2002 01:59:00 PM
Love the DOF and the B&W here. Moody. I know this feeling.....really rings a bell with me. Score 7 Kee
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08/26/2002 08:48:00 AM
Great shot, it's too bad you have a child in there...I'm sure you're going to get a gazillion comments about it ;)
08/26/2002 06:40:00 AM
Yes, it does look like a child. Really, how tall are you? :0)
08/26/2002 02:55:00 AM
Isn't that a child?
08/26/2002 01:27:00 AM
This is a really neat picture. B&W makes it even better but its supposed to be without children so i subtracted a few points for that. 4.
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08/26/2002 12:19:00 AM
This is an EXCELLENT photograph. I love the black and white and the contrast is excellent... This photo fails to meet the challenge, IMHO, because it has a child in the photo. - jmsetzler
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