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My First Love
My First Love

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: wrightsville beach, nc
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002

These are similar to the sunfish type boats my grandfather taught my sister and i to sail on, on lake norman, nc. photo taken at carolina yacht club, wrightsville beach, nc.

Place: 49 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.5042
Avg (commenters): 7.1154
Avg (participants): 5.5950
Avg (non-participants): 5.4103
Views since voting: 1125
Votes: 238
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 10:56:00 AM
This is a beautifully composed, beautifully executed black and white photo.
08/31/2002 11:57:00 PM
It doesn't scream childhood to me, but I am sure it does to you. Won't affect my score any.... The verticality of the masts could have been emphasized more, and the picture is a little dark and without detial at the bottom...
08/30/2002 06:29:00 PM
This probably invokes more memories for me than it will for most. I spent many summers sailing from docks just like this one. It's a pleasant well don't picture. The angles of the masts relative to the pilings catches the viewers attention. The large white sky is a little bland. Is it blown out? Maybe a different time of day, with clouds? Or in color with a sunset/sunrise? 8.
08/30/2002 05:55:00 PM
Good strong image, nice use of B&W.
08/30/2002 07:33:00 AM
Lovely angles and strong light/dark areas. Very evocative. 9 - floyd
08/29/2002 02:40:00 PM
Cara 'r arfer chan ddua & gwynnwy 'ma , ag 'r gorwel yn lladd 'r ddelw 'n agos i mewn hanner. 'r rigging ydy bit jagged , namyn a s 'n debygol o achos 'r chywasgedd. 8

I like the use of black & white here, with the horizon cutting the image nearly in half. The rigging is a bit jagged, but that's probably due to the compression. 8
- Manic -
08/29/2002 01:54:00 PM
This definately does not portray childhood in my life, but I think you did an excelent job of showing that it DOES depict childhood in your life. Everyone's childhood is different and I can picture a little kid out on one of these boats with his/her Dad learning everything to do. The angle you chose is great. Black and white works really nicely here and although #1 is a bit dark on the side, the shadows to the left are a wonderful touch. Great shot and good luck in the challenge.
08/29/2002 10:48:00 AM
great composition...sky might be a tad too washed out though. Lisa
08/29/2002 08:52:00 AM
Good thematic image. better if bow of upper left vessel was absent
08/28/2002 04:59:00 PM
with the title it could be the boat or the ocean as your first love, or sailing? Its up to the viewer to decide. I like that a lot.
great focus and comp. 8
08/28/2002 01:21:00 PM
The lines here are very dramatic, and I think the bw works well. karmat
08/28/2002 12:14:00 PM
great perspective ..well suited for black and white
08/28/2002 11:01:00 AM
I'd like to see the front tips of all the identical boats.
Nice strong verticals and diagonals and I like the tiny sailboat out on the water.
6, Kavey
08/27/2002 09:00:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?4,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 5,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/27/2002 08:50:00 PM
This is a beautiful photo... I love the triangulation created by the lines here... This is also an excellent black and white... I can definitely see this photo mounted and framed :) - 10 - jmsetzler
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08/27/2002 03:07:00 PM
This picture doesn't remind me of childhood, because I wasn't raised close to a big body of water, but I can easely imagine it. I chose it between my favorites because it's a beautifull, very well composed image.
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08/27/2002 07:12:00 AM
Your first love what? boats? water? can't see how kids fit in.
08/27/2002 06:20:00 AM
Composition ( 8 )
Technical Aspects (6 )
Meets Challenge ( 4 ) yes (if NO -2 point)
Creativity ( 3 )
Rating ( 6 )
08/27/2002 01:51:00 AM
I like all the lines in this photo. I think the B&W makes it even better. I would like to see it in color if possible. 8.
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08/26/2002 11:44:00 PM
Nice lines. I like the choice of black and white. It doesn't always add to a photo, but I think it probably does here. I also like the repetition of form. 7 (would have been an 8-9, but it doesn't say childhood to me without the title, and even with, I feel it's a stretch), just-married
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08/26/2002 08:13:00 PM
nice strong symmetry, which I always like. Good choice for B&W, too.
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08/26/2002 02:23:00 PM
Nice pic. Seems a little OT
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08/26/2002 12:48:00 PM
Wonderful composition and use of lines....
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08/26/2002 09:12:00 AM
It's interesting that this doesn't say "childhood" to ME at all, but it certainly does to my husband ! Wonderful shot - love the b&w. lhall (9)
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08/26/2002 02:19:00 AM
This is a part of my childhood. I love this. I like that you were able to capture the entire mast, and I like how the sky just goes away - great detail (works well as a Black/White too). "8" Good Luck - Gotcha
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08/26/2002 01:40:00 AM
Great shot. I love the composition with the strong diagonals. The title gives context and tells me this was an important part of your childhood. Nicely done. -ClubJuggle.
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