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Just A Blurry Memory
Just A Blurry Memory

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Florida
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/5
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002


Place: 101 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.9587
Avg (commenters): 5.7273
Avg (participants): 5.0756
Avg (non-participants): 4.8455
Views since voting: 729
Votes: 242
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 08:10:00 PM
Thats a pretty tall doll. 6.
09/01/2002 05:35:00 PM
no children
09/01/2002 09:58:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?6,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
09/01/2002 04:03:00 AM
There's something very effective and evocative about this image. It works well at using soft focus to create a sense of memory, and the real doll next to the photo shows the passage of time. It has a sense of something lost that can't be reclaimed.
08/30/2002 05:14:00 PM
Yes - a lot of my childhood memories are like that too. Not much light on the right and a little too blurry on the left, for my liking. Nice attempt for a tough challenge.
08/30/2002 01:49:00 PM
This is soo cool. I like the old photo, it ties in to your title wonderfully. 9 Swash
08/30/2002 12:28:00 PM
I see what you were trying to do here. The doll is older, probably from yours or someone near you childhood. I have the feeling that people will be marking down for "having a child in your photo". however, it really didn't specify if you could have photos of children in your photos or if you could have childrens body parts (hands/feet) like I have seen in a few photos. I would assume no. However, since it doesn't really specify, I will set that aside and simply comment on the photo it's self. The photo of the child should have been moved back slightly (for focus) and straightened up. It being very crooked takes a lot from the photo. The doll has been kept in great shape and that on it's own is pretty impressive. Lighting is good, you did a goo djob of keeping glare off the doll's face. There is one tiny spot of glare, and it kind of looks like she is crying. Anyway, The angle and idea are great. Good luck in the challenge.
08/29/2002 05:45:00 PM
i really like this! i like how the figure is in perfect focus and the picture is slightly OOF- great composition.7
08/29/2002 01:15:00 PM
Wonderful idea for a photo. Really like it. Excellent arrangement. Lighting is just a tiny bit flat but that's just nit picking. Well done. 9 - floyd.
08/29/2002 08:15:00 AM
This is a really good idea. There are only really two things relating to picture that I can comment on. Firstly, the lighting on the doll seems a little harsh and perhaps the use of bounced flash would have cured this… The second one relates to the fact that there is actually a child in the picture. However, this is the memory of the doll and its wish for the child to return – if my interpretation is correct. So - I think - that it doesn't count because of the nature of the image. I wonder if everybody will see it that way :o) It's well thought and well executed and the reflected light under the dolls left eye does look a little like a tear – I wonder, was this intended :o) Overall, I think it's a great shot (8)
08/28/2002 07:54:00 PM
I like that one, the way you avoided a middle separation still conserving a symetry. I would not say the picture really appeals me but I like the Idea, the concept, the realisation. Is the reflection on the doll looking like a tear intended ?
08/28/2002 03:59:00 PM
I want to see the whole doll.
08/28/2002 12:32:00 PM
Amazing that you should still have this doll.
08/28/2002 09:51:00 AM
08/27/2002 01:36:00 PM
i am scared of the giant dolly :) mag 99
08/27/2002 11:30:00 AM
Although the title suggests it is deliberate, I don't like the photo on the left being so out of focus.
Bringing the photo a little closer (or the taking the doll further back) may have allowed you to eliminate the dark vertical lines of the wall at the top of the old photo. (Should you have wanted to:)
08/26/2002 08:11:00 PM
I am afraid of your dolly. Too big!
08/26/2002 06:36:00 PM
once again no children blurred or not, let me know about the editing so i can make a higher score?
08/26/2002 01:08:00 PM
Interesting but B&W photo is out of focus. I would have prefered the opposite, bringing the viewer's attention to the past rather than the present. Also, B&W photo is wonky, but am I being too fussy now? God idea.
08/26/2002 06:50:00 AM
This is an interesting photo, but I think it's borderline on the issue of not having a child in the photo... - jmsetzler
08/26/2002 03:47:00 AM
I wish the lighthing on the doll was a bit better. She seems too much in dull shadow. But I really like the concept.
08/26/2002 01:11:00 AM
very nice.

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