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swinging high
swinging high

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 5
Location: Bowcraft Amusment Park
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: F4
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002


Place: 15 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.3543
Avg (commenters): 7.3548
Avg (participants): 6.2619
Avg (non-participants): 6.4453
Views since voting: 1478
Votes: 254
Comments: 36
Favorites: 3 (view)

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09/03/2002 11:25:00 PM
For those who asked how did I get this with no children...just lucky! First I took some pictures of it, with nothing working well because if you crop out the kids you crop out the swings. Then just as I was about to leave the park, I noticed it was half empty. Just at the right time I got a shot with all empty seats!
Couldnt crop out the trees because I would lose seats. Couldn't have more trees because there were stores below. Yes I had to saturate because the sky was a little dull, but I feel it added to the look of the photo.
Thanks for all the comments!
09/03/2002 01:21:00 AM
I was going to take a picture of one of the rides at the carnival here, but it rained the whole time. Good job. I love the colors
09/02/2002 02:46:00 AM
Congrats Terry! This was one of my favorites this week.
09/02/2002 12:11:00 AM
Top 20, Terry! Congrats!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 07:46:00 PM
Nice shot. Very bright colors and I can almost see the seats filled with kids. Good Job. 7.
09/01/2002 12:14:00 AM
I understand that the challenge is "without children", but it is still rather eerie to see this working without people in it. Great shot, excellent color and great composition.
08/31/2002 05:33:00 AM
This is one of my favourites - I love the colours and the movement. The overall composition is great - interesting. I like the trees along the lower edge too.
9, Kavey
08/30/2002 11:32:00 PM
Nicely done. Colors and focus are very good.
08/30/2002 06:01:00 PM
Wow the colours are sooo vivid, great composition.
08/30/2002 07:15:00 AM
Nice framing and great colour. 8 - floyd
08/30/2002 07:06:00 AM
lovely shot and great colours
08/29/2002 10:48:00 PM
Excellent shot, strong colors. Nicely done.
08/29/2002 04:42:00 PM
colorful and good action shot
08/29/2002 02:34:00 PM
Da chyfansoddiad , deimladau cara 'i s i mewn chyffro! 'r 'n befr banerau 'n sylweddol chyfnertha hefyd. 8

Good composition, feels like it's in motion! The bright colours really help too. 8.
- Manic -
08/29/2002 10:12:00 AM
Awesome colors and composition. I love this! How'd you pull this off without having a child on one of those swings???? 10 Lisa
08/29/2002 12:50:00 AM
I thought for a real long time on this one. I really like the photo. The framing is perfect. The socus is terrific - just a bit of blur on the swings which is terrific. It was the colors that gave me cause for pause. They are brilliant. And that was my problem for a little while. I think the saturation must have been VERY boosted (I could be wrong, but that's my suspicion). I don't have a problem with that, but in this case I pondered for a long time whether it was to such a degree that it detracted from the realism of the photo. Ultimately, I decided that as a child you see the world differently - a world of colors brighter than they really are and life better than it really is, so I decided to let it work for me. I mention it only because if the challenge had been something else, my decision may have been different -- and that might be helpful knowledge to you as a photographer. Then again, it might not. Take what you can use, throw the rest away. :-) 9, just-married
08/28/2002 06:17:00 AM
Great job catching EMPTY seats! I like it.
08/28/2002 05:40:00 AM
I really like the composition of this photo. The colours are great also. Well captured :)
08/27/2002 11:15:00 PM
I really love the colors. A lower crop, showing more of the bright green trees, would be interesting. Unless you were trying to crop something out :o)
The chairs seem a tad out of focus. If you couldn't get a fast enough shot to freeze the motion then you might consider taking a slower one and taking advantage of the blur. Just a suggestion. I have no idea how it'd look.
08/27/2002 08:51:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing6,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?9,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
08/27/2002 01:59:00 PM
Very nice--how did you manage to find an empty swinger? looks as if it will soon be filled with children! andrewm
08/27/2002 08:26:00 AM
Great Colour
08/27/2002 05:49:00 AM
Composition, color, lighting and focus all look great. The trees at the bottom are a tiny bit distracting, but I don't see any way around them! Great idea.
08/27/2002 03:37:00 AM
How did you manage to get that without any children in it?!
08/26/2002 11:33:00 PM
Wow I really like this one. Good colors and motion without bluriness.
08/26/2002 09:30:00 PM
Good job capturing one of these rides while nobody was on it -- nice work! (You bribed the carney folk to do that, didn't you?)
08/26/2002 08:51:00 PM
my favorite ride as a child!
08/26/2002 08:00:00 PM
absolutely beautiful color. The swings like that that are here, are old and crusty looking. I love the angle and frame filling of this and placement within the frame is also great. lighting is also beautiful. Don't think I'd change a thing. well thought out, well executed. Good luck in the challenge.
08/26/2002 07:39:00 PM
this is a great image. my favorite "swing set" photo this week. (8) ~mcmurma
08/26/2002 04:28:00 PM
Angle and color are excellent.
08/26/2002 04:03:00 PM
Nice colors!!! karmat
08/26/2002 11:56:00 AM
OK I am just going to be honest and say that there are way too many swings in this weeks challenge. Your photo is one of the best. It has action, color, and it is really easy to imagine children twirling around that ride. Great photo (8)
08/26/2002 11:49:00 AM
Very colorful
08/26/2002 08:07:00 AM
Bulls eye - great colour and composition...
08/26/2002 02:58:00 AM
Looks like the blue was a bit too high in this photo, but I do like it. Would like to see the original after the challenge. Good subject, comp balance.. 6
08/26/2002 01:36:00 AM
That looks kinda like the swing ride at the Lagoon.

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