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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-100
Location: Guy Room
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: f3.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002

Grape Kool Aid, Trix Cereal and Cartoons

Place: 98 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.9833
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 4.8417
Avg (non-participants): 5.1250
Views since voting: 832
Votes: 240
Comments: 22
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2002 07:47:00 PM
Wow, you were never at MY house! We could have NEVER gotten away with Coke for breakfast with my Mom around!! I agree with the concept though - it's a kid thing. lhall
08/31/2002 12:51:00 PM
Very nice. Goof composition. The lighting is a bit odd. I think you used a flash. Flash is a bad lighting, especially from such a short distance. The glare on the TV, the contrasty light on the stuff in the bowl... all because of the flash. It just looks so unnatural. It's not like we walk around with light bulbs as out heads ;-) Even if you would have just switched off the flash and let the TV be the only light source, it would be better. The glass and the bowl would have been silhouettes against the TV but it would look like as if I sit in front of the TV.
I don't know if it was intended but what I like is the nice contrast of the unhealthy cola and the sweets(?) (what is it?) to the superman body of the action hero. It's like "I want to be like him" *sip* "mhh... cola" ;-)
08/30/2002 05:05:00 AM
Nice bright colours! TV screen is a little light, but I imagine it would be really hard to avoid that.
6, Kavey
08/29/2002 01:09:00 PM
Dont sit so close - you'll hurt your eyes! Nice arrangement but your flash has rebounded off the TV screen and is casting a shadow on your cereal. More lighting from above would have helped
08/29/2002 09:02:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?8,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool
08/29/2002 03:12:00 AM
I like Trix!
08/28/2002 01:19:00 PM
Saturday morning rocked! And how true this picture is, at least for me. Good colors and composition. karmat
08/28/2002 10:35:00 AM
This is a really good idea and the composition is great. But, I think direct flash has let the shot down a lot. It has created a glare in the TV screen and cast shadows into the bowl. Try the same thing using bounced flash and take a look at the difference. Other than those tiny flaws I think the picture and the idea are a great challenge attempt– good luck… (8)
08/27/2002 08:46:00 PM
A very good idea! May have been just a little more effective without the flash, though. The use of the flash put a glare on the TV and glass, and a shadow over the bowl. Coke with breakfast!? :)
08/27/2002 07:49:00 PM
I had this idea, but was't sure how to pull it off. You did a great job. The lighting is good, and the obvious problems with photographing a TV are aparent, but most likely unavoidable. The angle is great and I like how it fills the frame. There are only 2 things I would like to see differently. Milk and spoon, for one. The second, I'm not sure if it could be fixed or not. The bottom of the TV and top edge of the table are level with the edge of the photo, however, the glass and the bowl are tilted to the right slightly. You did this very nicely. Great job and good luck in the challenge.
08/27/2002 01:22:00 PM
too bright.
08/27/2002 02:53:00 AM
Ugh! Coke & cereal! Good idea and quite effective - I think most people can relate to the cartoons & cereal theme. Could you have eliminated the white spot on the tv screen? How about spilt milk (I had a habit of doing that)? And by the way, what cereal is that? I don't think we have that in the UK!
08/27/2002 12:13:00 AM
Coke with cereal? Pretty weird, but I like the cartoon background. Only 1 kind of bright spot, pretty good at keeping the flash under control.
08/26/2002 06:03:00 PM
Drinking Coke in the morning? That's gotta be one sugary breakfast!
08/26/2002 05:19:00 PM
The parents are sleeping, let's make breakfast! I like this one!
08/26/2002 03:30:00 PM
a.k.a. 'Cartoon Day'. lol Fun shot, good color score 6 Kee
08/26/2002 12:23:00 PM
Oh my. I'd hate to see the dentist bills! Nice color!
08/26/2002 05:04:00 AM
I don't remember having coke for breakfast
08/26/2002 02:15:00 AM
You had coke with your cereal? No spoon? Milk? Toast, juice? Good concept, I think, but the execution doesn't quite work for me.
08/26/2002 01:25:00 AM
This is a really good idea. But the shadows and light on the coke and bowl are a little too harsh. 6.
08/26/2002 12:27:00 AM
Breakfast of Champions. But was this supposed to be college without college students? Or Bachelordom without Bachellors? Kidding of course. By college coke was replaced with beer. Nice idea.
08/26/2002 12:16:00 AM
Coke for breakfast? Ugh!

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