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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Collection: Stock
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: the playground
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/500 s
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002

the items are lying on white sheet lit from below. they're also light from the side/rear. this shot is straight out of the camera,then resized and sharpened, and then delivered fresh to you ..

Place: 17 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.2976
Avg (commenters): 6.9444
Avg (participants): 6.1550
Avg (non-participants): 6.4472
Views since voting: 1118
Votes: 252
Comments: 36
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:55:00 PM
Definetly one of my favorites. Simple, uncluttered, and very nice. The shadow up in the right corner is surprising. Wish ya woulda gotten rid of it. Still very nice. Grayce aka Gracious
09/01/2002 07:46:00 PM
I like this. I really like the white background. 7.
09/01/2002 05:38:00 PM
Where's the 10th jack? How would more shadows work?
09/01/2002 05:23:00 PM
this picture is my only ten so far! i jsut love it----i am a big fan of stark pics. nice everything!! 10--amitchell
09/01/2002 12:13:00 AM
Love it all - even the title! Good work!
08/31/2002 06:18:00 AM
Simple, stark contrast, good composition, great shot. well done.
08/31/2002 05:25:00 AM
Nice idea and beautiful clean background.
Layout of jacks doesn't feel right, somehow.
7, Kavey
08/30/2002 09:19:00 PM
Nice lighting. You came very close to completely eliminating the shadows which makes the whole scene seem like it's floating. Having them all on one plane and shooting from this angle adds to that effect. It's simple, clean, and high-key (the opposite of my submission this week). I like the subject, and it is technically very good. It would make a nice stock shot, but for some reason it doesn't have a lot of emotional pull for me. ~indigo997
08/30/2002 05:25:00 PM
......but jack's! I like it - it's simple and elegant looking. Good composition.
08/30/2002 01:19:00 PM
This looks like it either had some upload problems, or it was post edited way too much. I am leaning towards post editing because there are shadows on some of them, but the shadows are washed out on the others. I know this is sometimes done to "erase" the background and if this were the case, you definately did a good job of erasing the background. There is a blemish of some sort up in t he upper right corner, but other than that, the angle is great and lighting is good. I like how there are no shadows on some of them, but i would like to have seen no shadows on all of them, but that would probably take a lot away from the photo. Good job and good luck in the challenge.
08/30/2002 12:14:00 PM
cool shot. looks very outer-spacey.
08/30/2002 07:42:00 AM
Lovely clean white background and still good light on the jacks and ball. Like it. 8 - floyd
08/30/2002 02:07:00 AM
I like this. The white works well here. A couple of wrinkles in the cloth should be hidden. layout is good, color is good. But the jacks all seem to be facing in a uniform direction. I wonder if it would add a little pizzaz to random the positions a bit? - Good Luck, 8 (Gotcha)
08/29/2002 11:09:00 AM
If this was a white background, I would have liked to see some shadows, I suspect you bled out the contrast. The ball looks great - red on an otherwise b&w photo.
08/29/2002 10:04:00 AM
Nice work with the background :) I like the effect quite a bit... good photo for this challenge :) - jmsetzler
08/29/2002 09:08:00 AM
Great shot - great title...
08/29/2002 08:59:00 AM
08/28/2002 01:15:00 PM
I like the colors and composition. Also, the high contrast makes it look as if everything is suspended. That is awesome. good work. karmat
08/28/2002 10:01:00 AM
I liked it! nice illumination!
08/27/2002 09:04:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background8,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?7,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool
08/27/2002 08:24:00 PM
This may sound strange, but I find this looks too arranged - too tidy.
08/27/2002 06:36:00 PM
beautiful composition...
08/27/2002 03:10:00 PM
A bit stark, don't you think? (as in bare) Your elements are very clear, but to me, an activity needs motion or the more story to explain the game. Anaseptic 7 Swash
08/27/2002 10:34:00 AM
I like the way the ball and jacks appear suspended in air. Good pic!
08/27/2002 09:51:00 AM
Really like the title!
08/27/2002 07:22:00 AM
A cool close up. Interesting lighting.
08/27/2002 05:28:00 AM
Clean and simple. I love the lighting. Something about the composition throws me off a little - I think it's the way everything seems to be bunched towards the center horizontal. I really like this perspective on "childhood". lhall
08/26/2002 10:00:00 PM
Nice shot - cute title!
08/26/2002 09:59:00 PM
Nice idea, but strange as there are hardly any shadows in the pic, and the jacks look cloned in.
08/26/2002 04:24:00 PM
There was another "jax" picture here, it was placed in a realistic setting where as this is a "studio-type" shot. You'd think that I "should" like the natural setting picture more. For some reason, I find this more appealing.
08/26/2002 02:07:00 PM
Never was good at that game, but loved to play it. :) WOnderful shot. Nice work. Score 6 Justine
08/26/2002 01:59:00 PM
Normally I like stark images like this one, but for this challenge, the harsh "clinical" approach leaves me wanting childhood's sense of warmth. I think it would help to adjust the jacks so that they appear more random: the Xs these make are almost identical.
08/26/2002 12:05:00 PM
I like this a lot. Very clean and well done = 9 Shiiizzzam
08/26/2002 11:06:00 AM
I love it. very cool lighting and composition!
08/26/2002 06:26:00 AM
Funny title. :)
08/26/2002 02:27:00 AM
interesting picture, loved the contrast and colors,also the slight shadows. Perhaps more of a random placement of the jacks would make it even better

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