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2nd PlacePlay time is over
Frank Beckman


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 775
Location: Woodlands of Amarillo
Date: Aug 22, 2002
Aperture: 4.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/273
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002

For the day, or because I am too old.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.8294
Avg (commenters): 7.6809
Avg (participants): 6.7287
Avg (non-participants): 6.9350
Views since voting: 4340
Votes: 252
Comments: 62
Favorites: 18 (view)


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07/11/2007 05:03:39 PM
I just ADORE those colors.
08/25/2006 12:56:50 AM
added this to my favs. im a sucker for dramatic sunsets/rises. well done.
09/05/2002 10:31:00 AM
What a beautiful picture, totaly breathtaking. Congratulations!!! :-)
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09/05/2002 12:16:00 AM
i've never seen such a gorgeous sunset. its amazing.
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09/05/2002 12:14:00 AM
absolutely gorgeous!

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09/04/2002 05:32:00 PM
absolutely gorgeous!
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09/02/2002 11:29:00 PM
Congrats on a great finish!
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09/02/2002 05:52:00 PM
Great finish and awsome picture!,... The quality of your images keep getting better with each challenge.. keep up the great work.
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09/02/2002 04:52:00 PM
really deep...
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09/02/2002 08:20:00 AM
Wow! I am thrilled with this finish... Thanks for all the comments and votes.... We don't have a lot of natural beauty here in the Panhandle of Texas but beautiful sunset we do have...
All I did to the picture was crop and a little brightness and contrast tweaking with ACDSee.

PS, I am trying to figure out how I can put fruit in front of a sunset :-)
09/02/2002 07:57:00 AM
Great colors - congratulations!
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09/02/2002 01:48:00 AM
Good job, congratulations. ;'-D
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09/02/2002 01:22:00 AM
Frank, excellent finish... this is one of my 10s for the week :) Good shot...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:37:00 PM
Most Excellent Sky! I cant believe its real!
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09/01/2002 11:41:00 AM
Very nice ! Great ! 8. Lionel
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09/01/2002 03:55:00 AM
Very nice sky, but the foreground elements could be more effectively composed and framed. IT doesn't really give a strong sense of a play area or sporting area, although I think I can tell that the big square thing is a basketball net. Perhaps a tighter shot with the net in frame would have been more effective.
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08/31/2002 05:42:00 AM
Superb... Nothing more, nothing less... (10)
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08/30/2002 11:47:00 PM
Amazing colour and focus on this sunset shot. I am truly impressed!
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08/30/2002 08:25:00 PM
nicely done
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08/30/2002 06:32:00 PM
Well, what can you say? Great colors. Reminds me of the last day of summer vacation. I would have liked to have seen the BB rim seperated from the trees a little more. And I'm not exactly sure what's going on to the right. I like the colors and emotion, but I can't help wondering if there was a SLIGHTLY better angle for the shot. 9.
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08/30/2002 05:22:00 PM
Wow, and more wow. If this were a sunset challenge, you'd have a good bet. You will probably do well anyway....great colors. If I had any kind of suggestion at all, look at the basketball backboard and the tree growing up into it, separate these two elements and you'd have a GREAT shot!!! (Still it ain't bad!) 8 Swash
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08/30/2002 02:43:00 AM
lovely sky, nice silhouettes. (7) ~mcmurma
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08/29/2002 06:57:00 PM
truly excellent sky ... not gonna nit pick you about the trees conflicting with your other sillhouettes :) .
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08/29/2002 09:19:00 AM
Beautiful sky on this photo. Gives a nice feeling. A drop blurred(could be on purpous-not sure) on the bottom.
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08/29/2002 09:10:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?6,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
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08/28/2002 11:33:00 PM
GASP! Wow! What a pic! I just adore your colors and the silhouettes make the colors stand out even more. I'm hoping you make winner. I'm giveing you a 10 to help ye along.
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08/28/2002 05:48:00 PM
luv this shot! 9
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08/28/2002 03:54:00 PM
What unbelieveable colors you captured.
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08/28/2002 03:18:00 PM
Gorgeous colors in the sky. I don't know if it would have been possible, but if you could have eliminated the equipment on the right, and had the basketball goal further right, it may have been even better (for me). karmat
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08/28/2002 07:37:00 AM
Beautiful picture. great setting and setup. Lnede
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08/28/2002 06:55:00 AM
Man, what a sky!
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08/28/2002 01:07:00 AM
Beautiful sunset. too bad it had to be ruined with playground equipment to fit the challenge.....=7 syamjonimi ;'-D
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08/28/2002 12:50:00 AM
colors!... its a wow. did you use any filter?
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08/27/2002 10:14:00 PM
Wow!
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08/27/2002 06:42:00 PM
I have to wonder where these beautiful sun sets are coming from. Certainly not from here. We get 1 every now and then, but never when I want them. LOL. Great shot. I love the shillouettes and the sky is great. Angle is perfect and I like how you also included that on the right. Great job and good luck with the challenge.
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08/27/2002 05:21:00 PM
I can smell my mother's cooking on the stove also as I look at this photo... great shot :) = 10 - jmsetzler
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08/27/2002 04:04:00 PM
Wow, lovely colours. Would be nice to shoot a few under this sky. I'd miss of course!
:)
5, Kavey
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08/27/2002 02:29:00 PM
One of my strongest memories of childhood is at the end of the day and everyone has to go home.I wish that the basketball hoop was somewhat more separated from the trees in the background but I am not sure that was possible. 8 BAMartin
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08/27/2002 10:33:00 AM
Beautiful colors!
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08/27/2002 07:39:00 AM
Wonderful atmosphere here, good composition. Variety of colour and tone in the sky is great. Nitpick : the net stand could possibly be more visible/dramatic if it was isolated from the tree below. But once you start messing with the composition.......you end up with a different picture. Top five.
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08/27/2002 07:05:00 AM
What a fabulous sky photograph!
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08/27/2002 05:53:00 AM
Wow! Beautiful sky! I think the silhouettes should have been restricted to the basketball ring and trees (as the bars are uneccessary and clutter the view). I like this photo because of the sky, but it does not say much to me about my own childhood (probably my problem because I hardly played basketball at all when I was young). Overall, I think you've done a good job, so well done.
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08/27/2002 03:43:00 AM
Nice capturing of the sunset.
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08/27/2002 02:35:00 AM
WOW. That is beautiful. 10.
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08/26/2002 10:15:00 PM
Funky sky! I would have liked this a little better if it had used either the backboard or another single element in the foreground. It seems like the playground equipment and the backboard compete for my eye too much.
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08/26/2002 09:20:00 PM
Can't wait until tomorrow. Nice piece.
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08/26/2002 08:55:00 PM
beautiful sunset!
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08/26/2002 08:39:00 PM
beautiful sunset and good composition...
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08/26/2002 08:30:00 PM
This has to be photoshopped! That sky is just amazing! The basketball goal is almost distracting! If you did't photoshop this, I hope you took one without the goal in the way!
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08/26/2002 08:15:00 PM
Spectacular colors
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08/26/2002 03:34:00 PM
Cool sunset. I never see those around here (too many mountains). But you really have to be looking for the basketball net to see the relationship with childhood.
08/26/2002 01:53:00 PM
beautiful composition, a 10!!
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08/26/2002 01:35:00 PM
Absolutely gorgeous colors. I like the basketball hoop, because it defines the setting (more so than merely the other structure, which could be a porch, verandah, etc., but is probably a jungle gym). Somehow, though, I'd like to see the hoop at a different angle. It "argues" with the tree just a bit.
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08/26/2002 01:24:00 PM
Beautiful colors. Nice shot, well done. 9.
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08/26/2002 11:35:00 AM
Awesome! I'll look forward to the details on this one.
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08/26/2002 10:40:00 AM
Beautiful, but not right on the spot challenge wise.
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08/26/2002 09:53:00 AM
A beautiful photo. Certainly makes me think of all those days when our parents called us in, but we just didn't want the day to be over ! lhall
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08/26/2002 03:14:00 AM
Beautiful sunset.. it does remind me .. "time to go home!" Good capture, well done :) 10
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08/26/2002 02:47:00 AM
Beautiful imagery, beautiful symbolism. IMHO, the image would have been much stronger and much more subtle if you had cropped out the large horizontal shape at the bottom and also the dark clouds at the top. Right now those two black shapes frame this image and I find it rather restricting. Without them there are plentyof dark shapes left and the message comes across anyway. Well done. Prelim: 7 Journey
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08/26/2002 01:33:00 AM
Great Shot. Top 5.
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08/26/2002 01:18:00 AM
beautiful.
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08/26/2002 12:22:00 AM
Beautiful Sunset... but the playground is hard to see. Amazing sunset. Really. Wow.
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