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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Date: Aug 15, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2009

This was taken at Conneaut Lake Park in Pennsylvania. This is an abandoned amusement park and anyone can just walk around and check out the stuff. It surprised me the kind of access we had to everything. There were even two burned out arcade buildings still standing. Dangerous situation for people with too much time on their hands. Anyway, if you are in the area, it's a fun place to go and take pictures.

Lots of editing with Topaz Adjust. I wanted to go for a cartoonish or surrealistic feeling.

Statistics
Place: 381 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.3111
Avg (commenters): 6.0667
Avg (participants): 5.2339
Avg (non-participants): 5.5556
Views since voting: 714
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 225
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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01/25/2009 04:40:29 PM
I figured this shot might have been yours when I was voting in the challenge. I really like context of the shot. The kids, fence, and waterslide make for a very fun dynamic. Good lines to boot!
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01/24/2009 12:20:40 AM
"Your summer dreams... are coming true... at Conn-e-aut." It was an old radio commercial. Thanks for the narrative.
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01/23/2009 01:12:06 PM
You know I liked this in voting. I still find it a bit funny and the processing is cool!
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01/23/2009 12:28:09 PM
Don't you just love it when the comments are all fabulous and yet, the score SUCKS?! ;)

Really, this shot should have scored so much higher! But, I guess that it's not traditional DPC look and you know how that goes, don't ya?

I still LOVE this shot, Mich! I hope it's framed and in your home because it's a really fabulous shot and the editing is superb! Really well done. It has a look of it's own that matches the subject and editing very well. Love it!!!

ETA: I find it interesting that the non-participants scored it higher than the participants. Hmmmm....could be a bit of a "bias" going on there???

Message edited by author 2009-01-23 12:30:38.
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01/23/2009 10:06:49 AM
I really love this Michelle. It reminds me of a Norman Rockwell type of photo. Childhood is so enhanced with your processing somehow. It just looks great!

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01/23/2009 12:35:34 AM
You got good comments - just didn't translate into the score, which is too bad. Darling photo, Michelle!
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01/23/2009 12:31:29 AM
I had a good giggle over this one, thought is was a goof fun photo, and I love the processing!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 11:08:29 PM
Very George Fulton like processing for this scene which reminds me of my childhood.
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01/22/2009 07:57:21 PM
This is just a great Americana image. I love the processing and how the girls' pants are around her legs (lol). The only thing that feels a little off is the angle
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01/22/2009 07:40:18 PM
Not fond of the processing, but not a fan of this type of processing. Love the story it tells. I'm only bothered by the top right where the fence isn't. My only thought is to change the point of view slightly. 6
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01/21/2009 09:27:03 PM
I love the editing in this! It's got a lot of character to it and truly matches the scene and the children in this shot. Love it, love it, love it! Why can't DPCers see this a true Photography? It is not just a skill (technicals), it's an entire ART FORM. This type of editing is truly an ART!!!
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01/20/2009 01:21:56 PM
I'm sorry, this is just not my favorite kind of processing... the tones and textures seem too busy and unbalanced, imho. It is a neat subject idea, though.
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01/20/2009 07:19:57 AM
Very cute shot, I like the pp.
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01/18/2009 08:46:59 PM
extremely cool processing - almost a painting more than photograph - a modern day Norman Rockwell type feel
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01/18/2009 10:27:39 AM
the pants around the ankle kind of bother me, a little over processed for my taste, but vibrant colours and great clarity
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01/18/2009 07:45:46 AM
interesting edit works well for this...I love the story this picture tells...7
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01/17/2009 07:51:00 PM
And I thought they were all in time out! Made me giggle a bit until I read the title. I like how the child in the foreground has his head down, true defeat for sure.
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01/17/2009 02:30:06 PM
Great shot but the high pass or clarify effect is a bit strong.
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01/17/2009 10:31:02 AM
looks more like a line up...is this HDR?
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01/16/2009 11:12:25 PM
What JOY they could be having..what a BUMMER!
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01/16/2009 10:53:08 PM
Nice illustrative quality.
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01/16/2009 06:17:54 PM
Nice capture!
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01/16/2009 12:29:00 AM
Normally not a fan of this post processing, but this works great!
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