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Little Bum with a Problem
Little Bum with a Problem

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Challenge: Bummer! (Basic Editing)
Collection: Special Recognition
Camera: Sony DSC-W150
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Date: Sep 17, 2008
Aperture: f/13 +0.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Snapshot, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2008

Snapped this little girl at the pool with my pocket camera.

I have a feeling there will be a lot of 'accidents' and 'disappointments' in this Bummer challenge, but when I saw this little 'bum', I had to go with it.


It seems I made some people uncomfortable by posting this shot on the Internet. I assure you, it never occurred to me that anyone would think is was inappropriate, or anything other than cute. The child was at a public swimming pool, and running and playing and swimming with the rest of the children. And for that matter, was more covered that many of the other children.

I thought she was cute, and I thought this would be a fun play on words -- 'bum with a problem' = 'bummer'.

I certainly hope our society has not reached the point where the curve of a little round butt can't be appreciated in a simple and innocent way.

And for those of you who feel it is inappropriate, I sincerely apologize for offending you. It was done without intent.


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Place: 63 out of 114
Avg (all users): 5.1990
Avg (commenters): 4.8571
Avg (participants): 4.8056
Avg (non-participants): 5.2848
Views since voting: 9221
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 201
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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12/24/2008 08:08:13 PM
Some folks call that a wedgy, I have my one name, UnderWear Stuck in Bum Disease.... or in this case... bathing suit! You captured a funny moment....Ive seen it many times happen to my little nieces in the past! Lucky you for capturing a real human dilema! lol
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12/24/2008 07:46:29 PM
We have just published an article, Child Model or Porn Star, the article voices concern at the number of preteen websites that try to pass themselves off as agents for child models. Many of the children depicted are aged three to thirteen and the dress, pose and sophisticated look of the model are inappropriate and could only be classed as pornographic. it appears that as long as the child is not nude it is legal. We do state in the article that there is nothing wrong with a photograph of a child that is appropriate and this image is one that is both appropriate and funny.

We should not be ashamed of appreciating the beauty of the naked form, child or adult, as long as it is appropriate and not intended pander to basic carnal desires of the depraved, which many of these sites are.

Loved the picture from a none photographer -- thanks to the digital camera I take several hundred shots knowing one will be very good.

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10/01/2008 02:22:20 PM
Black and white art. The wet draping of the suit. Yes, their little bums are beautiful. Are we losing something by being afraid to say so? Good for you and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' xianart.
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10/01/2008 02:10:48 PM
I typed up and deleted a comment on this shot during voting a dozen times. I guess I'm more of a prude than I thought, or maybe it's because I don't have kids but it really made me uncomfortable to look at it. Totally on my end, no inference of anything malicious on yours, but naked little kid butt posted on the net just doesn't feel right to me. Reading through your comments it looks like I am alone in getting creeped out over it.
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10/01/2008 07:11:44 AM
Great shot! Reminds me of my youngest daughter. She always seemed to have this problem!! :)
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10/01/2008 06:26:20 AM
double post...

Message edited by author 2008-10-01 17:06:24.
10/01/2008 06:21:34 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2008 10:04:56 AM
lol this is hilarious! great shot!
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09/25/2008 09:21:55 PM
I hate when that happens!
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09/25/2008 06:25:01 PM
I very much dislike these kind of shots generally. The b&w is good, though the light is harsh and I'd have maybe cropped it wider.
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09/25/2008 03:09:11 PM
09/24/2008 09:29:20 PM
Cute idea. Lighting is a bit harsh. To be honest, the shot just doesn't pull me in much.
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09/24/2008 11:00:16 AM
Pretty good chance that she cares not at all.
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09/24/2008 02:18:04 AM
A very cute photo . But the burnt white area is distracting me a little. But a strong 7 from me mate !
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