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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3040Z
Location: Virginia
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: f 2.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.4843
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3095
Avg (non-participants): 6.6563
Views since voting: 3208
Votes: 254
Comments: 48
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/11/2008 08:23:29 AM
So simple, so effective.
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10/10/2007 07:25:17 PM
Simple, great use of ROTs, strong color tones... Overall a very strong shot. Congrats on top 10 finish!
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07/17/2007 03:40:28 PM
Such a simple image but for me it really brought back thoughts of childhood as soon as I saw the thumbnail. I can still smell the rubber as I type this. Great feelings.
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05/21/2007 12:36:25 PM
I saw this photo and thought it was in the "Balloon" challenge and titled "Childhood Without Children." It made me think of the belly of a pregnant woman... tied shut. It made me think of a woman who is not pregnant looking at a balloon and seeing the baby she never had.

See how much a title can do? :)
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02/17/2005 11:13:04 AM
Simple & lovely.
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09/11/2003 02:20:44 PM
great job. wow!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:57:00 PM
I like it. Colorful, simple. Nice.
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09/01/2002 11:45:00 PM
Beautiful contrast in the colors, A little grainy but good for me! 8
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09/01/2002 11:30:00 AM
This is an excellent photograph! I love the strong color and the knot on the balloon makes a good focal point. I'd love to know how you lit and processed this. Excellent work and one of the best this week!
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09/01/2002 11:15:00 AM
Simple...yet cool.
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09/01/2002 07:13:00 AM
the colours are awesome, 9. For a 10 score, I would liked to have seen the edges sharper.
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09/01/2002 01:30:00 AM
exposure is great
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08/31/2002 05:34:00 AM
Great composition with that wonderful curve interrupted by the knot. Slightly too strong on colour saturation for me, and seems very grainy at right hand side.
8, Kavey
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08/30/2002 11:42:00 AM
Lovely close-up. Great light. Good framing. Simple. 8 - floyd
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08/30/2002 10:54:00 AM
good composition. nice graphic image, it is a touch grainy though. (6) ~mcmurma
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08/29/2002 03:51:00 PM
Love the cropping. Excellent.
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08/29/2002 03:00:00 PM
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This is simple, yet effective. Rule of thirds is well used, and the contrast is great. The only thing I feel is missing here is possibly context. 7
- Manic -
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08/29/2002 10:28:00 AM
this is technically an awesome picture. great color and contrast...however, it lacks interest for me (sorry...my most hated comment to receive)...8 Lisa
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08/29/2002 06:07:00 AM
Love the clarity, color, placement, everything. 10 Kaz
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08/29/2002 03:10:00 AM
This one is difficult to grasp.
08/28/2002 05:55:00 PM
I really like this image. One little thing though - this particular image, although great, doesn't really portray that childhood impression - well, that's not the way I remember balloons as a child - just my opinion. Anyway, I still love this image-good lighting and composition - 9
Ruthann
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08/28/2002 05:41:00 PM
Nice shot!
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08/28/2002 04:52:00 PM
It's strange that the thumbnail of this photo looked really aweful and the large version looks great. My photos are always the oposite. lol. Beautiful colors. I like the angle and placement of the balloon. The lighting gives it this nice gradiation from yellow to orange. Very nice job. Good luck in the challenge.
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08/28/2002 02:16:00 PM
I like the simplicity of the colors and the "shape" of this picture. karmat
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08/28/2002 02:15:00 PM
Perfect - 10
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08/28/2002 01:12:00 PM
Nice shot! I love the color on this one... - 9 - jmsetzler
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08/28/2002 12:49:00 PM
It's well done and very nicely bold and graphic, but it doesn't convey any emotion connected with childhood to me, personally.
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08/28/2002 12:52:00 AM
its interesting that the balloon reminds one of pregnacy and childbirth
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08/28/2002 12:51:00 AM
Invokes enjoyable times letting balloons fly free. My kids call it "liberating Balloons."
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08/28/2002 12:41:00 AM
beautiful shot..and composition..powerful
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08/27/2002 09:01:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background9,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?6,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool
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08/27/2002 03:11:00 PM
Simple things... childhood. Beautiful color, great composition. I simply like this image a lot... Great poster for a kid's room, by the way...
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08/27/2002 02:10:00 PM
Great childhood image --well done--andrewm
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08/27/2002 10:21:00 AM
nice framing. cool shot. something about the red orange on the edge of the ballon bothers me. must be from the way you lit it. good job. 7
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08/27/2002 08:00:00 AM
Simple but effective. Good composition.
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08/27/2002 07:04:00 AM
Super close up, but not sure how it deals with the subject matter.
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08/27/2002 01:52:00 AM
Ohh this is a nice abstract. My favorite kind of photos. I love the colors and the shadows. Good luck. 8.
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08/26/2002 11:22:00 PM
This shot is very sharp. I wonder if you tried holding a flashlight up to the opposite side if that would have given a better lighting. I'll have to try it sometime.
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08/26/2002 09:25:00 PM
It's a nice closeup of the balloon, but it doesn't evoke the feelings of childhood in my opinion. It seems more artistic than something that brings about an emotion from childhood. It *is* a nicely composed, well done shot, though.
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08/26/2002 08:04:00 PM
nice




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08/26/2002 07:18:00 PM
Wow, great, simple idea. The colors are interesting, nice framing, but after a short viewing, it's appeal disappears quickly. Still, let's go 9 for this one. Swash
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08/26/2002 05:55:00 PM
I like the colors you captured in this picture, good lighting. Also the cropping of the picture.
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08/26/2002 05:17:00 PM
I like it.
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08/26/2002 04:41:00 PM
First one I've voted a perfect 10. I love the color, love the framing.
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08/26/2002 03:40:00 PM
I like it a lot because it's so simple and it does evoke childhood.
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08/26/2002 11:44:00 AM
i like the idea and composition. the lighting could've been better...
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08/26/2002 09:09:00 AM
Nice color, composition, lighting and definitely meets the challenge. lhall
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08/26/2002 02:11:00 AM
Nice image. Simple, stark, strong shapes, strong colors. Appeals to me. Preliminary score: 7 Journey
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