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Winter Time
Winter Time

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Reykjavik
Date: Jan 29, 2009
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2009

Ari, schoolboy in primary school in Reykjavik, relaxing between lessons on a snowy day.

First post prosessing in Lightroom, then levels, curves, hue/saturation, resized, USM and framed in PS; saved for web.

Camera Model: E-510
Equipment Maker: OLYMPUS
Date Taken: 29.1. 2009 12:18
Color Representation: sRGB
Subject Distance:
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 14 mm
F-numer: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 1/500sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Compensation: 0

Place: 317 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.2595
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 5.2315
Avg (non-participants): 5.3200
Views since voting: 871
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 158
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/08/2009 08:09:48 AM
You're an excellent photographer and it's always a delight to see how you present the world that you photograph. This, of course, is worth far more than the score. It is also interesting to read the almost polarly opposed comments. I don't think this indicates some are "wrong" but that many here are on different parts of the journey, if that makes sense. Really a wonderful photograph - a great example of how attention to the technicals (correct exposure, for instance) can allow breaking the rules (composition, for instance) to very good effect.
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02/08/2009 06:55:55 AM
I don´t remember having so many wonderful comments on such a low scoring image. I know this is not a typical DPC photo, strange in many ways, but I had to find out how it would be received. And despite the low scoring of 5.25 I am very satisfied with the result. Especially the comments from viewers who really looked into the image and found the story. Thanks to you all and I am honored of the Order of the Thumb from ubique.
02/08/2009 04:18:35 AM
For me this was the top photo in the challenge. In to my favourites so that I can find it again - one that I certainly will want to revisit again and again.
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02/08/2009 04:18:09 AM
For me this was the top photo in the challenge. In to my favourites so that I can find it again - one that I certainly will want to revisit again and again.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 09:49:19 AM
every time I look at this I bump the score up a notch. Currently at a 10 so that's the best I can do. Strange, surreal and unsettling. Excellent!
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02/07/2009 07:08:46 AM
I LOVE this - composition, lighting, story, colour! I fear it won't score as well as I think it should. A 9 from me.
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02/07/2009 05:47:44 AM
A photo with real impact. As a viewer I am challenged by the narrative presented - the child, so close to the photographer, but in a world quite separate; the adults at the steps who at first seem incidental but are actually quite integral to the picture as a whole; the rail that acts as a very effective barrier between the child and the others. The sense of isolation, solitariness, inability to understand the adult world is palpable. I think that I am sometimes that child.
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02/06/2009 08:26:47 AM
This is a brilliant photograph because the very unusual point-of-view and composition puts the focal point of the image outside the frame. We don't see it of course, but it is most definitely part of the photograph. I think that is a rare and fabulous achievement, and well worth the full 10. And the Order of the Thumb for you too:
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02/03/2009 01:46:05 PM
Perhaps they'd thought it all in good fun, perhaps they simply chose not to notice the look on the face, or to hear the desperation in the pleas to stop, to not throw anymore. Perhaps they just got carried away.

Perhaps, but sometimes the games of winter can turn ugly before you know it, and sometimes one goes away with a tear on the cheek and feeling more than just the pain of stinging ice on their skin.

Sometimes it can be so hard to navigate the landscape that is childhood, especially when that landscape can be cold and unforgiving.
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02/02/2009 10:09:31 PM
something oddly psychological about this arrangement, the head tilted forward, the world tilting back.
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02/02/2009 06:23:21 PM
The image seems to lack a story, or focal point, the young man in front is almost an afterthought in the image
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02/01/2009 07:42:44 PM
great composition i love the expression on the boy's face
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02/01/2009 04:31:22 PM
I'll be interested in seeing how this scores for you.

I really like how the diagonal of the fence cuts the child off from the other children grouped together... That and the slightly worried look on the child's face really makes this a remarkably telling image to me. The wonderful color and processing is just 'icing on the cake'. :)
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02/01/2009 04:19:10 PM
this looks like something from a story book to me, very nice
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02/01/2009 12:17:55 PM
Jeez how long was that kid out there? he looks a light shade of blue lol. j/k great shot :) People in the background are a little distracting.. think it could have been a little better composed/cropped. 6
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02/01/2009 01:38:32 AM
I like the perspective and composition.
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