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Three in a Bucket
Three in a Bucket

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Challenge: Numbers (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital
Date: Sep 13, 2008
Galleries: Snapshot, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2008

Taken at the Ohio Renaissance Festival GTG. What I liked about this is that the number is obviously 3 but what also was fun was that there were 3 people in the ride too.

Place: 62 out of 126
Avg (all users): 5.3840
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3400
Avg (non-participants): 5.4133
Views since voting: 617
Views during voting: 231
Votes: 125
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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09/25/2008 12:48:05 AM
Sheesh, you get the focus just right and "they" still aren't happy. Great colors and attention to the subject. $3 isn't bad for some fun!
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09/23/2008 11:43:33 PM
I was wondering whose this was. I really liked this shot. Thought it had great depth to it. 5.3 is a shame. But we had a blast!
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09/22/2008 11:29:00 AM
Love the colors, love the focus on the number! It really did meet the challenge. I also love the idea that there is action there, rather than a static image of a number so to speak. This was such a rather dull topic for a challenge that it's hard to have gotten an image that would truly excite voters. Overall, I think you did an excellent job!

Edited to add...I love the dust that you captured in there as well! It adds a bit of drama to it!

BUT...$3.00 for a guy to push a swing?! LOL There was nothing renaisance about the pricing, was there? *wink*

Message edited by author 2008-09-22 11:31:04.
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09/22/2008 10:11:30 AM
I gave this a 6... better than average. I really like the dust movement and the 'story', but wish something else were also in focus with the number. I like to see images that would stand on their own outside of a challenge... and this one really fits the challenge, but wouldn't be so great outside of it. On the one hand, I should not be judging the images this way, because it's a really great talent to shoot "for the customer" which is what you're doing when you're shooting for the challenge. Giving the customer what he wants. A good, fun image.
I'm surprised it didn't do better in the challenge.
The colors are fun, the three is right in the rule of thirds. I dunno...
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09/22/2008 09:53:54 AM
Obviously meets the challenge, better than the average entry IMO. Good color. I think the composition is the only hindrance. It's not bad, but a slight bit of luck, or slight change in the POV, would have freed up the the third face. He looks like he is smiling, and that would have helped the story. The woodwork is tilted left, and seems to oppose the movement of the ride. One aspect completely out of your control is the attendant, the image does not need him and he is distracting the boy closest to him, but it's a candid, so it is what is. I think you did a great jog controlling the DOF and exposure. Most viewers will likely see the number, then move on right to the faces. It is a fun shot, and I'm sure representative of the fun day. Well done. Ben
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09/22/2008 09:42:25 AM
I'm not a good one to answer your question. I'm constantly befuddled with the finishes of some pictures. And hey, I recognize this location!! Colors are great, number is definitely the focus (and yet it still tells a story quite nicely) and woah, check out his arms! :-)
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09/22/2008 08:49:14 AM
- vote 8
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09/22/2008 08:34:24 AM
One of my top 5! Sorry I didn't comment during the challenge. I love the color, the clarity and the dof. No clue why it didn't do better ('cept the usual... :P)

Message edited by author 2008-09-22 08:35:09.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2008 10:39:53 PM
Shame you can't see more of the action as I'd find it quite interesting to look at, though I know the children are not the focus of the shot. The colours look fantastic.
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