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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Arlesheim, Switzerland
Date: Aug 24, 2002
Aperture: 3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002


Place: 116 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.8133
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7724
Avg (non-participants): 4.8559
Views since voting: 749
Votes: 241
Comments: 12
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2002 01:25:00 PM
Lovely old tree. The swing looks comparatively new, though. Light wasnt especially good in this spot. Perhaps some fill-in light would have helped. I like your framing, though. 7 - floyd
08/29/2002 01:20:00 PM
I like this one very much out of the many "swing-pictures"... Great contrast with the red of the swing and the green grass.... D.:o)
08/29/2002 10:30:00 AM
i wonder if cropping the buildings out at the top would give you a more abandoned
feeling. ..but then you would lose the beautiful branch formation of the tree.
08/29/2002 08:47:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing5,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?7,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/29/2002 04:31:00 AM
I think it would have been better if the tree wasnt directly in the center. 5.
08/28/2002 03:48:00 PM
Swing needs to be more focued in this picture.
It would be better If the house were't appeared.
Try different angle
08/28/2002 11:41:00 AM
That is an interesting tree. I've never seen one grow that way before. I found that I rated the tree swings a bit higher than the playground swings. I'm not really sure why,maybe because they were more personal to the kids, or maybe because they were more unique. The lighting and angle are great for this photo. I like how the house is way in the background and there is a little path leading to the swing. Great shot and good luck in the challenge.
08/27/2002 03:01:00 PM
Swings seem to be THE childhood memory of choice. It's an interesting looking tree. The shade makes the pic seem dark, esp. with the background being much better lighting. 7 Swash
08/26/2002 11:41:00 PM
There were several swing pictures. I'd like to tell you what grabbed me about this one as "unique." You captured not only a passtime but the whole "family"& "backyard carefree living" aura.
08/26/2002 08:07:00 PM
Nice picture, very cool tree.
08/26/2002 03:39:00 PM
Unusual swing photo - in that it's not in a park and I assume it's one that was put up for a kid by mum and dad.
The fence uprights are well positioned. The upper tree is very dark. Can't decide whether I like the house being in it or not.
08/26/2002 11:58:00 AM
This is a good 'childhood' photo :) Compositionally, I think there may be room for some improvement... This shot, in my opinion, reminds me of a LOT of child photos that I see around... The photograph is made from a higher angle looking down. I believe that when photographing children, or adolescent themed photos, getting down on the level of the child and shooting level works very well. This shot may also have some more impact of the tree was off center to the right and the swing was more on the left... possibly by moving about 3 or 4 steps to your right to make this photo :) - jmsetzler

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