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Rainy Day Hopscotch
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timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Numbers (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Sep 9, 2008
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2008

Well - I didnt really see a ribbon coming with this one. I had hoped but I figured there would have been several 7s above me.

Anyways - this is a shot of my daughter on my sons school playground. I had shot her playing hopscotch the week previous in a desire to channel 21.gif nixter, so when this challenge came up I figured I would go back and try something similar. It was cold and raining that morning and Rowan was not being too cooperative. And the shots didnt come out as I had hoped when I got them on the computer to look at them. We went back to pick up Aidan a bit early and played around some more. It wasnt as cold and the rain had stopped but I really liked the look of the umbrella (besides it hid her face and I hoped to not be as recognizable - yet 21.gif hotpasta still called me out). This was the very first shot of that second "session". And I must admit I was very pleased with it.

Nothing really fancy with the editing. The numbers are permanently on the pavement. And Rowan plays hopscotch every morning and afternoon when Aidan goes to and from school.

Thank you for the votes and faves and above all the ribbon. The further I get along in my time here at DPC the more amazed I am that I can ribbon with images of my children - recognizable or not. Thank you.

For anyone who cares - here is the original. 723795.jpg

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 126
Avg (all users): 7.0588
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.8519
Avg (non-participants): 7.1951
Views since voting: 8939
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 136
Comments: 52
Favorites: 28 (view)


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10/22/2008 09:55:58 AM
Originally posted by stevieian:

Twenty years from now, Rowan on the psychiatrist's couch: "It was raining. I was holding this really heavy umbrella. The asphalt was rough. I didn't have any shoes on. And my Dad made me play hopscotch. Over and over and over again ..."


BRILLIANT!!! lol

Great shot and an interesting take on a hopscotch field! Love the variation!

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09/23/2008 11:59:34 PM
Nicley done, congratulations on your blue.
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09/23/2008 06:26:32 PM
Way to go Tim! Congrats on the blue with this great image, man! : )
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09/23/2008 05:52:45 PM
Love it. Well done, sir!
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09/23/2008 02:51:16 PM
this is definetly beautiful! love all the red!
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09/23/2008 11:39:52 AM
I love the bright red color, very catchy to the eye.
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09/23/2008 11:02:55 AM
This is nice, photos right on target. Reminds me of a bullseye target. Great isolation of subject and juxtaposition of hard-concrete and soft-feet.
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09/23/2008 09:46:48 AM
You really, really, deserved this one Tim, and so did Rowan.....
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09/23/2008 08:23:26 AM
Twenty years from now, Rowan on the psychiatrist's couch: "It was raining. I was holding this really heavy umbrella. The asphalt was rough. I didn't have any shoes on. And my Dad made me play hopscotch. Over and over and over again ..."
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09/23/2008 08:11:56 AM
Congrats Tim, this is such a lovely shot!!
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09/23/2008 07:36:58 AM
Wonderful shot Tim, congratulations!
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09/23/2008 01:56:43 AM
Congratz! So lovely! <3
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09/22/2008 07:33:00 PM
Congrats on a great shot and another ribbon!
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09/22/2008 06:33:15 PM
congrats on the blue Tim. Natalee would LOVE that hopscotch!!
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09/22/2008 03:09:54 PM
Once again, pp at its finest. I need to learn how you do this. We will be in touch :)
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09/22/2008 02:45:32 PM
Congratulations, one of my favorites, I like your use of color. Really sold the image for me.
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09/22/2008 12:48:22 PM
Oh, good one, Tim! Congratulations! A very fine first prize winner :)

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09/22/2008 11:53:40 AM
Congratulations to adorable Rowan! Oh... and to you too, Tim. *grin*
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09/22/2008 11:33:47 AM
Congrats on your Blue this was one of my favorites. Great idea!!
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09/22/2008 11:23:11 AM
Very well deserved Blue! Many congratulations!!!
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09/22/2008 10:25:35 AM
I played this sort of hopscotch so much when I was a kid, best game around, but kinda need shoes, that texture will eat your feet right up.

Great pic. Powerfully impacting. Congrats!
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09/22/2008 08:52:18 AM
Congrats!
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09/22/2008 07:35:52 AM
Awesome photo and congrats.
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09/22/2008 07:12:33 AM
Congratulations on the Ribbon!!! Awesome colours in the pic!!!
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09/22/2008 06:50:54 AM
Awesome stuff Timmy! I could not imagine another shot in the challenge getting the Blue. Great shot.
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09/22/2008 06:43:08 AM
Well Tim you did it again. Good job.
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09/22/2008 06:19:25 AM
this is great
your future as a commercial photographer is secured
wonderful pic
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09/22/2008 02:56:54 AM
KNEW IT WAS YOURS!!!! I must know your children so well that I even recognise their feet :) Tim, you are a wonder, so never apologise for photographing your kids. In years to come, they will thank you. You JUST beat me...grrrr.

CONGRATULATIONS ON A WELL DESERVED RIBBON
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09/22/2008 02:29:47 AM
congratulations! awesome photo, well done and your stubbornness in going back paid off.
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09/22/2008 02:28:56 AM
Love the colour range on this Tim - greta shot and congrats on the Blue
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09/22/2008 01:06:04 AM
WTG Tim!!!!!
Show those critics that you are good even without the pictures of you or your kids.
ps. I like those pictures!!!!
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09/22/2008 01:05:46 AM
Originally posted by sherpet:

A W E S O M E.....


I'm gonna say it again AWESOME!!!!! , Congrats Tim
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09/22/2008 12:44:54 AM
A W E S O M E.....
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09/22/2008 12:36:34 AM
Congrats Tim on your blue...great shot!! Well deserved!
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09/22/2008 12:35:50 AM
Hey there Mr. Irene!
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09/22/2008 12:23:56 AM
Where are her toes?? :-) Congrats on yet another one of those nifty gif things.
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09/22/2008 12:17:56 AM
WOW ...congrats! everything is above 5...except that one dope!
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09/22/2008 12:17:14 AM
Would not have guessed this was yours. Great scene. Wonderful action of youth captured. Congrats on the blue!
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09/22/2008 12:15:48 AM
Oh, so now you have to hide your kids' faces so they don't get recognised.

Worthy winner on all counts. Congratulations yet again.

And what's this? Photographer notes become easily available for editing during voting, and you, of all people, don't write a thing? ;-Þ

Message edited by author 2008-09-22 00:18:34.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2008 11:57:21 PM
One of my favourites, very cute. 9
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09/21/2008 09:32:03 PM
I like this very much...very well done.
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09/21/2008 05:11:33 PM
I think composition as well as color is really beautiful and thought through carefully. Great photograph!
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09/19/2008 02:03:18 PM
I like the red accents
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09/19/2008 10:49:21 AM
I was just thinking how, even though it quite popular, it's actually difficult to get a photograph to look good with the b&w AND color technique. But this is perfect.
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09/19/2008 09:51:48 AM
Wonderful image! I am wondering if the Hopscotch was created just to shoot for the challenge :-). Fits the theme, very nice and gets the attention of viewers in composition, color use, texture etc.
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09/17/2008 06:55:05 PM
POV pulls you in. Really nice work here.
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09/15/2008 02:25:15 PM
My fav in this challenge... this would definitely do well in this challenge... Though the red colored umbrella goes with the red spot on the road, why is she holding the umbrella? It doesn't seem to be like it is raining. Other than that it has all chances of being on top 5 or even a ribbon. Good luck!
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09/15/2008 01:16:17 PM
Love this one, reminds me of when I used to play this on the playground. Great use of vibrant color over black and white, really makes it pop. Good framing and good motion shot.
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09/15/2008 12:29:47 PM
Love the simplicity, the points of red, and the centred composition
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09/15/2008 08:21:51 AM
Her pink shorts kinda clash with the red but otherwise, looks really good.
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09/15/2008 08:15:31 AM
I am going to guess this might be a 21.gif timfythetoo image...I love the red dot and the way it goes with the umbrella 8
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09/15/2008 04:42:19 AM
Great stuff. I could see this shot doing very, very well in the challenge.
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