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Window Seat
Window Seat

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Bedford Elementary
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: f8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/100 sec
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002

How I spent most of my twelve years of public school travel

Place: 19 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.2829
Avg (commenters): 7.5806
Avg (participants): 6.1181
Avg (non-participants): 6.4516
Views since voting: 940
Votes: 251
Comments: 32
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/03/2002 01:26:00 AM
I just have one question. Why do the texture the seat covers? :) They haven't changed since I rode in one when I was a child. Nice way to capture childhood. I can't believe they actually let you in there. My bus driver was strict.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 10:06:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?8,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
08/31/2002 02:26:00 PM
This is a really good picture. The windows just lead me through the photo. And the B&W makes it seem like just an old memory. 8.
08/31/2002 05:06:00 AM
Interesting photo, and unusual to be taken from inside a bus with the windows framing the exterior part. Slightly too dark inside for me, but I imagine it would have been too overexposed outside if it had been adjusted for inside?
7, Kavey
08/30/2002 06:58:00 PM
interesting view point. I ight have positioned the other bus a little differently in the windows, but that's me. I like the use of monochromse here. The texture on the seat is a nice touch too. - 6
08/30/2002 02:38:00 PM
I never rode a bus to school so I am trying to read this photo just for it's merits as a photo and this is what I see......nice clear shot, The back of the seat is very detailed and the darkness at the bottom of the photo adds to the imagination of the subject, the B&W transitions the photo to invoke feelings of childhood memory in neither a positive or negative way. For me it just IS. The view through the window remains clear and creates a schoolyard atmosphere. There are no distracting highlights or shadows. The ROT is set up wonderfully. There is still something not completely satisfying about this photo and I don't think it has much to do with you as the photographer. Some improvements, (strictly subjective as a viewer) .......It might have been better if the background Bus was parked much closer, I'm not totally thrilled with the background content through the windows. =8 syamjonimi ;'-D
08/30/2002 11:36:00 AM
nice composition, i like the way the windows lead me through the photo. (6) ~mcmurma
08/29/2002 03:12:00 PM
ahhh..the bus ride was always an adventure. nice.
08/29/2002 01:01:00 PM
Good subject choice and a very interesting position to take the shot from. I really like it. 9 - floyd
08/29/2002 09:21:00 AM
The use of B&W is great in this photo. Gives it a feeling of the past and thinking back to it. Interesting composition too. Good job. TG
08/29/2002 12:30:00 AM
Yup - I remember travelling the school bus too! Nice focus and composition.
08/28/2002 12:31:00 PM
wow, this brings back memories of childhood for me. Composition well done, lighting great. 8 BAMartin
08/28/2002 11:21:00 AM
I like this a lot. The texture in the seat is great. I also like how you are looking out the window at another bus, just in case you couldn't figure out what kind of window you were looking out. I would like to see how it looked in color to see why you went with black and white for this photo. Great job and good luck in the challenge.
08/28/2002 11:20:00 AM
This is a great photo... I love it :) The black and white works very well also. The only critique I have is that I wish I could see just a little more detail inside the bus. Maybe a smaller aperture would have helped some, but it looks like you were probably already as small as you could go based on the clarity of the subjects outside the window :) Excellent shot :) = 9 - jmsetzler
08/27/2002 11:18:00 PM
I really like this one. It captures the theme well. Also like the B&W. A different angle that prevented cutting the top off of the other bus would be nice.
08/27/2002 09:15:00 PM
Awesome photo. You really captured the spirit of childhood here.
08/27/2002 08:04:00 PM
I like how clearly you can see the texture of the seat.
08/27/2002 07:52:00 PM
This is a great b&w. Very strong on topic. I love the contrasts and the texture on the seat. Awesome job! 10 Lisa
08/27/2002 06:32:00 PM
This captures the theme nicely.
08/27/2002 05:00:00 PM
Very nice. I can't see how you could have "driven home" the idea any better.

I'm not sure I fully understand the rule of 3rds, but the front of the bus does sort of intersect there. The horizon is nice and straight. The angle is great. Bravo.
08/27/2002 10:50:00 AM
wonderul. great idea. great tones. great composition. great photo. 10. wish i could give it an 11.
08/27/2002 05:46:00 AM
Wow, does this ever bring back memories. And some of them not so good !! Excellent shot, LOVE the sepia, and the composition. Good work! lhall
08/26/2002 07:34:00 PM
Lots of memories in this one....7
08/26/2002 05:41:00 PM
As a child i always wanted the window seat! Also the b&w adds to the feeling of days long gone by!
08/26/2002 04:14:00 PM
When I was a kid I always wanted to have the window seat. Good Shot!!
08/26/2002 03:33:00 PM
WOnderful visual shot. Good work Score 7 Kee
08/26/2002 03:25:00 PM
effective use of bw. i like the way it is composed and framed as well. karmat
08/26/2002 02:20:00 PM
Bleak, which was sometimes the case. Nice framing.
08/26/2002 01:42:00 PM
I like the perspective on this shot. Great contrast!
08/26/2002 09:31:00 AM
Great picture ! It's a pity the bus is cut horizontally by the window frame, but not knowing what the conditions were like, I guess it was the only angle.
08/26/2002 06:38:00 AM
Great job with a very difficult challenge.
08/26/2002 12:52:00 AM
Wonderful idea and nicely done ! = 9 Shiiizzzam

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