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Carefree
1st PlaceCarefree
mcmurma


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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: front yard
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002

Bubbles are ephemeral. So is childhood. All children have blown bubbles at one time or another.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 172
Avg (all users): 7.2341
Avg (commenters): 8.5294
Avg (participants): 7.0853
Avg (non-participants): 7.3902
Views since voting: 5026
Votes: 252
Comments: 61
Favorites: 22 (view)


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09/06/2002 03:04:00 PM
Funny thing...I LIKE the gray clouds. They remind me of when the rain stops....and as a child, that meant we could go outside and play again...to blow bubbles. (And, I personally had thought of cloud-watching as a childhood memory, so this is really nice)
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09/02/2002 04:51:00 PM
its magical....
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09/02/2002 12:40:00 PM
This was my very favorite..so uplifting and well done. The irredescent bubbles contrasting against the sky and clouds made this an easy choice for me. Congrats!
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09/02/2002 11:31:00 AM
I had to pick my jaw up off the floor after seeing that 'Carefree' won this challenge. I really had no expectations that this shot would win...especially after all the controversy surrounding the challenge interpretations. Nevertheless I am delighted. Thanks to everyone for all the marvelous comments!
09/02/2002 07:56:00 AM
Congratulations- well done!
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09/02/2002 01:49:00 AM
The clouds are a VERY GROSS grey. How would you fix this, well shoot on another day, or perhaps, crop the gross grey out. Im sure this can't be an "uncropped" shoot...
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09/02/2002 01:46:00 AM
WOW!! Good job and congratulations. I've always wanted to photograph bubbles, just didn't think of it for this challenge. ;'-D
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09/02/2002 01:20:00 AM
very nicely done shot :) I admit that it wasn't one of my overall favorites for the week, but this *is* a technically difficult shot to execute... good work :)
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09/02/2002 12:08:00 AM
Congrats! What a feeling!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:43:00 PM
Good creeativity, Very eye opening. Good Luck!
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09/01/2002 07:59:00 PM
Good idea. I really like everything about this. 8.
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09/01/2002 05:42:00 PM
something about this grabs me. the cool sky----the awesome colors in the bubbles--i love it! 9--amitchell
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09/01/2002 10:17:00 AM
This is stunning despite the slightly low resolution/jagginess! I love the colours you caught in those bubbles, and the sky is very impressive. The deep blue in the top part of the photo is gorgeous. Well done.
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09/01/2002 09:32:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?4,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
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09/01/2002 03:32:00 AM
Superb shot… (10) Say no more…
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08/31/2002 01:31:00 PM
Very good. I know how difficult it is to phorograph bubbles in the sky. It's good that you chose a more narrow DOF. That way I can see some depth and that some bubble are nearer than others. Good work!
-stephan
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08/31/2002 11:51:00 AM
One of my favorites...very nice! You captured childhood beautifully.
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08/30/2002 11:15:00 PM
Excellent
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08/30/2002 07:23:00 AM
Wonderful idea and a lovely sky. Great shot. 9 - floyd
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08/29/2002 08:05:00 PM
nice shot.
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08/29/2002 02:44:00 PM
Very nice photo.
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08/29/2002 10:35:00 AM
Excellent shot, the clouds look a little dark on the bottom - impending weather or dof? Doesn't affect my rating, but I would like to see the shot on a better weather day
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08/29/2002 09:16:00 AM
This picture is simple, yet a great one. Good represtentation of the subject.
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08/28/2002 11:32:00 PM
You have elicited so much emotion by this photo. Nicely done!
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08/28/2002 05:42:00 PM
wow - u mustve worked hard to get this! Wonderful feeling it gives and thus fits 4 me! 10
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08/28/2002 04:47:00 PM
Very nice. I like the sky in this photo. Focus is sharp. Lighting is good. Subject is excellent. 8
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08/28/2002 04:38:00 PM
bubbles without the bubble blower?...Works for me!...
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08/28/2002 04:28:00 PM
LOVE this! 9
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08/28/2002 04:21:00 PM
love this shot. very nice.
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08/28/2002 04:17:00 PM
Good idea, and the clouds give the second layer that makes one think about the 'carefreeness' of childhood. Technically well done, interesting composition.
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08/28/2002 03:44:00 PM
Good Idea but need to be more detailed
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08/28/2002 01:24:00 PM
Great shot. Leaves a lot to the imagination, and I like the "freedom" of the bubbles.
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08/28/2002 12:18:00 PM
exquisite shot..well done
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08/28/2002 07:43:00 AM
Your picture gave me a very good feeling. Its simple and to the point. Lnede
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08/28/2002 06:22:00 AM
What a great day you picked to shoot this! Incredible sky.
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08/28/2002 03:59:00 AM
10... What else can I say?
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08/28/2002 12:13:00 AM
I like bubbles.
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08/27/2002 08:54:00 PM
nice effect!
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08/27/2002 11:24:00 AM
Good idea, but i'd lie in a flowerfield looking up :-) still a good composition the way it is.
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08/27/2002 07:49:00 AM
Nice idea. Well-balanced composition. Top five.
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08/27/2002 07:10:00 AM
Very nice, not sure why I like it, but I do.
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08/27/2002 05:56:00 AM
Love the bubbles against the backdrop of the sky. The colors of the bubbles come across so well. Love how you got the bubbles all "composed" so well in the shot! :) lhall
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08/27/2002 01:33:00 AM
This is something I hope to be able to photograph in the future. You have captured "carefree" quite well in the bubbles but, some of the clouds being so dark gives the picture sort of a sinister cast. =6 Syamjonmimi ;'-D
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08/26/2002 11:40:00 PM
Photoshop? If not, excellent timing with those bubbles. One of my fav's.
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08/26/2002 08:19:00 PM
bubbles take me away!! beautiful shot, i think i know who took this one.
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08/26/2002 07:58:00 PM
Wonderful!!!! Very nice bubbles! Great color! This has a wonderful feeling.
10 Swash
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08/26/2002 07:29:00 PM
Very great photo. I love how the background is the sky. he little rainbows in the bubbles ad nice subtle color. Angle and placement are great. Lighting was perfect for this photo. You will probably get different views of the dark clouds at the bottom, but I like them. Great photo and good luck in the challenge.
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08/26/2002 05:26:00 PM
Very neat!
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08/26/2002 05:12:00 PM
Beautiful.
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08/26/2002 03:57:00 PM
Absolutely breathtaking! The colors look great, one of the best compositions I've seen so far. 10.
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08/26/2002 02:20:00 PM
I adore this, I love the colours and intensity of the sky and the way the clouds below break open into blue blue sky at the top. It gives a real sense of rising. I really love the bubbles - with their rainbow "petrol" colours and reflected sunlight. This is a definite 10 for me. Kavey
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08/26/2002 01:24:00 PM
This is one of those photos that loses so much in the thubmnail view. I love the bubbles! BAMartin
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08/26/2002 11:28:00 AM
Good idea. Score 6 Kee
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08/26/2002 11:03:00 AM
Composition of this photo is intense. Very well done
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08/26/2002 11:01:00 AM
very very very pretty.
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08/26/2002 04:56:00 AM
wonderful pictures. its original, and the cloudy bright blue sky gives off a good contrast with the bubbles. 9
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08/26/2002 03:39:00 AM
Lovely! Top ten. Good job with exposure.
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08/26/2002 02:49:00 AM
Love this image. Very original and very much conveying childhood. The bubbles are gorgeous and the cloudscape is the perfect foil for them. In a refined subtle way this conveys the exuberance of childhood. Well done. Prelim: 8. Will revisit. Journey
My only drawback is that all the bubbles have a jagged outline. Don't know whether that is to be expected since I have never shot bubbles but it detracts somewhat from the beauty of the bubbles. Final: 8 Journey
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08/26/2002 02:14:00 AM
Ooo.. bubbles.. good call!
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08/26/2002 12:59:00 AM
fantastic. very well done. lighting is perfect too.
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08/26/2002 12:25:00 AM
Oh wow. Instant 10. Very beautiful. So beautiful, it almost looks fake. 10 -lennier
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