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Challenge: Childhood Without Children II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Portland OR - Peninsula Park
Date: Jan 20, 2008
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Galleries: Action, Blur
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2008

When I was a kid I liked these... but for the shot I couldn't get done soon enough. Made me super dizzy and I wasn't going very fast at all. LOL

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After voting:
WOW Complete surprise to me... I was hoping for a top 20 finish while watching the scores. Thanks to everyone for the votes and all the great comments. I still get that sick feeling in my stomach just looking at this photo. I hope no one was watching as I staggered off like a drunken sailor after shooting this.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.4297
Avg (commenters): 7.7619
Avg (participants): 6.3636
Avg (non-participants): 6.4536
Views since voting: 5979
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 249
Comments: 43
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/01/2008 09:50:20 PM
Congrats,great shot.One of my favorite.
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02/01/2008 01:32:52 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Didn't take you long. :)

Bill Cosby did a great comedy sketch on playground equipment, and something like this was featured.
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01/30/2008 01:43:49 PM
You have truly captured the motion of a merry go round with a still photo. It makes me nauseous just to look. Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/30/2008 08:36:52 AM
Well executed photo. Congrats on the PB and winning the Blue!
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01/30/2008 08:20:34 AM
Congrats Tracy! Very good shot! Glad you didn't fall off! :)
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01/30/2008 07:53:38 AM
Hello
Congrats for your ribbon, I think you have a great picture with a movement.
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01/30/2008 07:29:52 AM
Excellent emotive shot, and a well deserved ribbon. Congrats on the blue. You don't post many photos, but when you do, it's worth seeing.
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01/30/2008 06:22:00 AM
Was def on my top!! Well done!
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01/30/2008 04:37:55 AM
Congratulations on your first blue ribbon - and on only your third entry too!
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01/30/2008 03:19:58 AM
Well done, congrats on your blue ribbon and PB.
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01/30/2008 03:03:26 AM
well done/congrats
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01/30/2008 02:27:12 AM
congrats on the ribbon
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01/30/2008 01:39:00 AM
nice, good job.
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01/30/2008 12:46:53 AM
Congrats!knew you'd ribbon!

Message edited by author 2008-01-30 00:47:16.
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01/30/2008 12:36:03 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Well done!
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01/30/2008 12:25:42 AM
WHOOOO... Congrats ;) (I feel sick looking at your photo, pretty good)
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01/30/2008 12:24:11 AM
Congrats on your blue, cool shot!
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01/30/2008 12:20:27 AM
Congratulations on your PB and blue!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2008 11:23:46 PM
Very nice
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01/29/2008 08:45:25 PM
Makes me dizzy just looking at it. I can imagine how you felt taking it! Nice job. A seven for you.
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01/29/2008 05:11:18 PM
Back to comment. I looked for one of these old merry-go-rounds for this challenge. I couldn't find one. I like the peeling paint and the perspective you shot from. Great shot.
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01/29/2008 09:57:06 AM
I like the motion to the picture and how it looks like it's spinning. I also like the colors in it.
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01/28/2008 10:39:25 PM
Nicely composed and technically excellent shot. The sharpness of the bottom part of the picture contrasts nicely with the blur, and the colours are interesting too.
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01/28/2008 02:40:06 PM
Nice creative "spin" on the challenge.
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01/27/2008 04:02:05 PM
I love it!
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01/27/2008 02:07:40 PM
Where did you find this death trap? Tear it out! It isn't safe! (But boy was it fun!!!) Nice shot - blurred background, the well used and polished metal bare of all traces of paint. I'm guessing you were riding it when you took the shot. Do you remember the ones that had seats around the outside edge, and no floor in the center - just open bars that kids would stand on? I remember getting whacked a couple of times on those. Your shot makes me smile.
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01/26/2008 01:22:35 AM
Very good perspective.
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01/25/2008 08:20:09 AM
Ooooooooooooooh nice one!! =D
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01/24/2008 08:18:17 PM
Wow! great idea! Good luck!
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01/24/2008 03:15:11 PM
Fun photo, love the motion!
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01/24/2008 01:01:26 PM
This brings back memories of being dizzy and stubling off. Actually, as I look at it I have a slight physical twinge of motion sickness... for real! I can't look at the shot without getting that feeling. To me that says it's a great shot! At first glance I thought it was an ordinary shot but I quickly realized there's much more to it. Unfortunately I have to stop looking at it because it's making me dizzy. You're getting high marks from me for my strange reaction to it. 10
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01/24/2008 05:54:56 AM
Very Nice.
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01/24/2008 01:47:58 AM
Nice composition. I love the ground motion created by shooting this from the merry-go-round.
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01/23/2008 11:39:20 PM
Technically you've managed to get that motion sickness feeling very well, thanks for that, really, I'll be fine again soon.

On a more personal level it has just struck me that we never know what the people viewing our photos bring to the experience. I look at this and I'm transported back a few years, I was taking a group of disabled kids to the park and we were putting the wheelchairs on one of these because it was the only thing they could use. I noticed a solemn little boy watching us wide eyed, after a while he disappeared to return a few moments later with his sister, in her wheelchair. We stopped the ride and helped them on but I have never forgotten the sheer joy in that boys face as he played on the playground with his sister and whole new world of possibilities opened up for him. So there you go, it brought tears to my eyes from an almost forgotten memory. We never know who a photo will touch and why.
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01/23/2008 08:36:15 PM
Wow! Where did you find one of those?
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01/23/2008 07:41:40 PM
very good
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01/23/2008 05:42:17 PM
How long before you threw up in taking this shot???? *grin*
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01/23/2008 02:06:43 PM
The color is great! ;)
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01/23/2008 01:32:22 PM
love this one. I feel dizzy just looking at it!!
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01/23/2008 11:55:31 AM
Very well done. One of my top ten.
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01/23/2008 09:28:57 AM
Great image! I like the texture, color and movement.
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01/23/2008 06:26:22 AM
Gee I haven't seen on eof these in years. Around hee they have all been removed for liability reasons.
Nice motion shot.
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01/23/2008 12:39:11 AM
I love the colors and I espically love the movement! Great compostition and great job!
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