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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-100RS
Location: suspended from doorframe
Date: Aug 25, 2002
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3"
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2002

spinning while illuminated using a strobe light from behind

Place: 155 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.0492
Avg (commenters): 4.5882
Avg (participants): 3.9672
Avg (non-participants): 4.1311
Views since voting: 1074
Votes: 244
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/03/2002 08:44:00 AM
I gave yours my highest vote. I simply loved your picture, I am rather sad that your picture rated so low, it such wonderful picture which I think should have rated much higher.
09/02/2002 01:00:00 AM
For the few of you that were curious, the effect here was to rotate the beachball a 1/2 turn during the exposure, using a strobe light to produce discrete wedges of color rather than a blur. The beachball had 6 sections: red, white, blue, while, yellow, white. Since those are primary colors, I got quite a colorful shot.

In fact, beachballs as I remember them from my childhood were very colorful.

Some outtakes are available at //www.geocities.com/owennnnn/makingof/beachball/
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 01:13:00 PM
This is some interesting effects you tried here, but I don't know as if it apeals to me. the lighting is good for the effect used. The angle is ok, might have a more visual impact if the middle of the ball were centered in the photo. Colors are very nice, and reference to childhood is very strong. Good luck in the challenge.
09/01/2002 09:30:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background4,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing6,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?4,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 3,
Total Averaged Rating4. Autool
08/31/2002 02:20:00 PM
Thats a really neat beachball. 7.
08/31/2002 05:43:00 AM
Wonderful! The lighting is so other-worldly: soft, glowing, beautiful colours. Love the soft lines of overlap and the central "sun" (though would like to see it better centred in frame).
Very noisy photo and background not very even.
9, Kavey
08/29/2002 12:36:00 AM
I like the colours but I find it too centered. Have you tried cropping it ?
08/28/2002 01:10:00 AM
too abstract to be identified as a beachball and relate it to the topic
08/27/2002 09:41:00 PM
I don't know if this has anything to do with the topic but I love this shot.
08/27/2002 08:54:00 PM
this is beautiful :) nice geometric shapes.. wonderful light and colors.
08/27/2002 04:34:00 PM
This one is really differant. I really like the colors. (8)
08/26/2002 11:05:00 PM
08/26/2002 09:27:00 PM
This looks like a Chinese lantern, not a beach ball.
08/26/2002 09:10:00 PM
Okay, lots of questions here. 1) Is the blur intentional? The fact that it is such a dramatic blur says to me that it must be, but I don't see what it accomplishes. If it is supposed to capture the motion, I find it unsuccesssful due to the angle. 2) What are the speckles? Is this camera noise due to the blur? Perhaps it's sand -- to further the beach theme. If the latter, I think it's not obvious enough and therefore detracts from the photo. 3) Not a question, but I would like the blacks to be blacker. I gave this a one because to me it is a very poor photo. I wanted to say please take no offense, but that's an unrealistic expectation. I hope that my comments have lent some explanation to my score. 1, just-married
08/26/2002 06:11:00 PM
Interesting shot, but I'd have no idea what it was except for the title. 6.
08/26/2002 05:44:00 PM
The coloring effect is nice, but for the rest can't make anything of this picture.
08/26/2002 06:33:00 AM
This is an interesting image... the motion on the ball is nice, but it makes it a bit difficult to determine what it is without the title. Without the title, the image will have a difficult time relaying a sense of 'childhood' to the viewers. - jmsetzler
08/26/2002 02:13:00 AM
I take your word for it that this is a beach ball. The image is so blurred that I cannot recognize anything. Perhaps the blurring was deliberate and I do like that in part of an image but not that predominantly blurred. Mind you, I'm merely reflecting my own opinion and taste. Journey
08/26/2002 01:21:00 AM
I can't really tell what this is. It has a cool hypnotising look to it though.

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