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Youth and Age
Youth and Age

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Challenge: Things That Go Together (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Location: Richmond, CA (our back garden)
Date: Jan 31, 2004
Aperture: F4.3
Shutter: 1/178 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2004

This was an uncompressed TIF file which I resized using PhotoShop. I cropped it and did some small adjustments in PSP 8 including contrast, sharpening, and color balance.

Place: 58 out of 164
Avg (all users): 5.6982
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 5.7071
Avg (non-participants): 5.6857
Views since voting: 1421
Votes: 169
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/09/2004 01:40:36 PM
Now that the voting is over, I can post more about this. It just goes to prove that something which seems totally obvious to one person can be absolutely unclear to another. :) Youth and age go together for me because they are part of an arc which living things go through, if they are lucky to live long enough. In this case, I used the young (just having bloomed) flowers and the old (having sat in the back garden through an entire year's weather) door to represent youth and age abstractly. I appreciated the comments I received because it showed me how unclear my concept was to most people. :) I also thought of a different title, after the fact, which might have worked better - Opposites Attract...?

Lol... it's always very good to have the cockiness knocked out of one's attitude. I thought the image was perfect for this challenge and that the photograph was perfect as is. I knew other people wouldn't necessarily agree with the latter but didn't think anyone would think the concept was out of place so I live and I learn. :)
02/09/2004 08:07:21 AM
The photo evokes thought and feeling. Nicely done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2004 09:10:21 AM
this is more 'soft and hard ' to me than young and old.
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02/05/2004 08:14:53 PM
Beautiful composition.
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02/05/2004 11:27:27 AM
this a very beautiful picture. It really strikes me. I hope you do well!
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02/05/2004 11:27:24 AM
Nice shot, good contrast between the soft delicate flowers and the cry, cracked background.
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02/04/2004 11:28:27 AM
Nice symbolism, and great detail on the flowers. Is the background melting ice?
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02/03/2004 08:01:20 PM
Great idea & beautiful shot! 9
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02/02/2004 09:10:11 PM
Interesting compositon and contrast.
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02/02/2004 07:39:50 PM
Nice study in contrast.
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02/02/2004 11:56:44 AM
Not exactly sure what connection you are making to the challenge them or how your picture conveys it. Aside from that issue, I think this is a good composition that has potential. I like the contrast of the softness of the flowers against the texture of the wall, as well as, the white petals and mottled pastel grey tones and would like more of those characteristics brought out.
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02/02/2004 01:23:55 AM
Thats pushing it ..the statement that is, I sure you will explain it to us but I wouldn't have picked Youth and Age going together. Nice Image Tough!
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02/02/2004 12:39:11 AM
I love the frailty of the flowers against the old wall. Very nicely done. 10
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