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It was Big, Yellow and Scary
2nd PlaceIt was Big, Yellow and Scary
JeniY


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Earliest Memory (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye MC In M42 Mount
Location: Central Illinois
Date: Feb 3, 2008
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 Sec.
Galleries: Snapshot, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2008

My actual first -somewhat vague- memory is of my great grandmother's funeral. :(

A horrifying bus ride is my second and most vivid.

I used this challenge as therapy.


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EEEEKKKKKKKKK! and a WOOHOOOOOO! Thanks for all the comments and votes. I knew the fisheye would come in real handy one day!!

YIPPEEEEE!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.6765
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2292
Avg (non-participants): 6.8525
Views since voting: 7485
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 170
Comments: 46
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/16/2008 04:55:51 AM
Congrats. I liked that view!
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02/14/2008 06:21:12 PM
You nailed that impression! Congratulations on the great score! :)
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02/13/2008 09:24:25 AM
Congratulations, This was one of the tops that caught my eye. I knew it was a winner. It would be interesting to see a hand reaching outof an opened door, with this fisheye. And maybe the back of a scared child (books in hand, no backpack).
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02/12/2008 11:51:43 PM
Towers over you. Really scary....Most kids have fisheye as well. Nice work. Love the style.
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02/12/2008 01:02:25 PM
Great job and congrats!

I HATED the bus, so I really like this one!
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02/12/2008 12:53:42 AM
yep, that is why I walked ,good one!
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02/11/2008 11:43:18 PM
My favorite for the challenge. It brought back some not so fun memories. LOL Congrats.
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02/11/2008 11:14:21 PM
hah, great picture. buses are scary places that i avoid at all costs. the fisheye makes it have that creepyness you know?
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02/11/2008 07:28:56 PM
Yay Jen! Congratulations. I'm glad to see this ribbon as it perfectly depicts the "looming" doors that we had to go thru on that first big day! : ) Very well done.
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02/11/2008 04:09:56 PM
Hi Jen. Congratulations with this very unique image. You pulled it off beautifully and every choice was perfect. Great job!
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02/11/2008 12:55:33 PM
I love to see this ribbon!! This was one of my fav's , you go girl :-)
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02/11/2008 10:11:51 AM
Perfect use of the fisheye. It really gives that first day of school look.
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02/11/2008 10:10:30 AM
Oh Jen, this is awesome. You conveyed the trauma of that big monster bus ride so well! Fabulous choice for a ribbon! :)

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02/11/2008 09:21:05 AM
We never had yellow school buses back in Africa, but this does conjure up the feeling of the first day at school. great shot.
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02/11/2008 09:16:56 AM
Terrific shot! Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/11/2008 08:57:49 AM
This is excellent... this exactly depicts how a kid would look at it... excellent use of fish-eye...well deserved ribbon....:)
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02/11/2008 08:19:50 AM
Love it! Congrats on your ribbon!!
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02/11/2008 07:53:37 AM
Great pic! Those doors did look immense and imposing that first day didn't they?
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02/11/2008 03:26:27 AM
Gratz on your ribbon. Great use of the fisheye and perspective.
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02/11/2008 02:47:01 AM
Love this shot -congrats on the red!
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02/11/2008 01:19:31 AM
Jeni, you are on a serious roll! Bring on DPL!
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02/11/2008 01:00:34 AM
Congrats, Jeni! Very imaginative and great storytelling. :)
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02/11/2008 12:31:53 AM
Brilliant! My top favourite. Congrats, Jen.
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02/11/2008 12:10:37 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. At least I was beaten to 3rd in the League of Death by a ribbon winning shot. That makes me feel better...no it doesn't but if I tell myself that I might start believing it ;)

Congrats again
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02/11/2008 12:10:15 AM
I would have never thought of this one but it does bring back memories... Nicely done
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02/11/2008 12:06:59 AM
sweet! What an excellent subject. congratulations!
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02/11/2008 12:04:44 AM
Congrats for an excellent idea and use of the fisheye, and the resulting ribbon!
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02/11/2008 12:03:14 AM
Love the use of perspective! Congrats on the ribbon. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/10/2008 10:26:51 PM
love the fisheye on this!
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02/10/2008 03:07:42 PM
I like the use of the extreme wide angle to emphasise the scary, monster-like quality of the bus. Nice colour and details. My yellow ribbon choice.
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02/10/2008 03:04:42 PM
Great perspective and a wonderful idea. One of my first real memories too. Well done. Back to bump you up to 8.
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02/10/2008 02:09:29 PM
What a fantastic image that really does meet the challenge well. Brilliant use of a fish eye to give the bus a sense of enormity that a child would view. Great colours and sharpness, 9 from me and one of my top three in the challenge
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02/09/2008 10:34:19 AM
Love the distortion, very fun!
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02/08/2008 05:24:45 PM
Great shot. If this belongs to who I suspect it does then it is worthy of the Yellow League of Death ribbon.

I must get myself a fisheye lens sometime.

PS: Not voting
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02/07/2008 08:00:45 AM
Nice choice of a lens, distortion helps a lot.
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02/07/2008 01:42:03 AM
Wonderful use of the lens and great processing. Made me giggle out loud.
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02/07/2008 12:15:06 AM
What a great capture........
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02/06/2008 06:19:21 PM
Wide angle distortion effect works well for this, like it's going to eat you!
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02/06/2008 06:14:10 PM
Wow! That is an excellent viewpoint, just as I remember too. Great colors.
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02/05/2008 09:30:59 PM
And curved in strange ways. Not sure what I think about the fisheye but I do think this would be really cool if the door was open (scary busdriver optional but fun).
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02/05/2008 07:50:46 AM
Great placement of the bus and authentic idea. Reminds me of the ribbon winning shot in the Yellow challenge.
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02/04/2008 06:12:40 PM
Early but not earliest, I trust. Great concept and execution!
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02/04/2008 04:11:38 PM
Great use of the wide angled lens, while does everything look so big when you're so small
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02/04/2008 09:02:55 AM
I love this...the fisheye really works well here...it gives that bigger than life feel and makes the viewer feel very small. Well done.
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02/04/2008 12:55:35 AM
Cool perspective
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02/04/2008 12:46:05 AM
not the prettiest image...but the strongest concept fot this challenge...very well done...10!!
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