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Memories of a Simpler Time
1st PlaceMemories of a Simpler Time

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Challenge: Back To School II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Marshville Heritage Festival
Date: Sep 6, 2009
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: History
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2009

Those were the days, a dunce cap, not exactly politically correct today ;)
Wow, I never thought that one day I'd win a blue. Cool! Thanks for the nice comments.
This shot was taken at the Marshville Heritage Festival. Its a little historical village in Wainfleet Ontario. I actually went there for the car show but when I toured the grounds, it was there so I snapped it. I didn't have this challenge in mind when I shot it. Later when I got home though and went throught the shots, then I realized it was better than the idea I had for another shot. Glad I kept it!

Place: 1 out of 79
Avg (all users): 7.0995
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.1818
Avg (non-participants): 7.0823
Views since voting: 5900
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 191
Comments: 40
Favorites: 10 (view)

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09/21/2009 12:34:12 PM
I really liked this picture! Congrats on the ribbon!
09/20/2009 10:19:39 AM
I love this photo. I gave it a 10, and left a message, but my fingers must have not been working so great, and the message never came up. It brought back old memories for me when I went to Grammar school in California, especially the ink wells. The boys would often try to stick one of my pigtails in the ink well. If I remember correctly, I think the desk top used to raise up, and we kept our papers and pencils inside. Thank you for helping me remember the good old days with your nifty photo.
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09/19/2009 10:51:48 AM
Now that is a classroom! I would love to teach in there! None of this whiteboard rubbish and boring windowless room I teach in now! Such inspiration in this room!
09/18/2009 07:42:06 PM
Very nice image, I loved this one the moment I saw it. Congratulations on your well deserved blue.
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09/17/2009 11:33:18 PM
those tables and chairs are they fold-able?
very smart invention.
09/17/2009 11:53:12 AM
This is a really good photo.. I love how it is old fashion looking, it makes the picture stand out more.

Congrats on getting 1st place.
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09/17/2009 11:50:31 AM
The browner tones really go nicely in this photograph.It gives it the old time feel.Much better than black and white, good choice.
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09/16/2009 09:36:37 PM
Congrats on the blue ... and thanks for reminding me why I'm happy I'm not in skewl anymore! Them desk hurt ... hurt really badly ... congrats on the blue!
09/16/2009 08:45:33 PM
Congrats on the Blue!
09/16/2009 08:22:42 PM
Such an excellent shot!!! Very, very well done...Congrats on the Blue
09/16/2009 12:00:27 PM
Iceland on the map =D
Congratz, really nice image.
09/16/2009 11:41:32 AM
Congrats! Perfect image for the challenge.
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09/16/2009 09:11:13 AM
Great tones, congrats!
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09/16/2009 08:41:31 AM
Congratulations on your blue, love the processing!
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09/16/2009 08:39:29 AM
Congrats on the blue. I really liked this one during voting. Congrats again.
09/16/2009 04:58:08 AM
Oh, yes. Those were indeed the days. Congrats on the Blue, Doug. Great shot.
09/16/2009 04:05:58 AM
Congrats on the Blue Doug
09/16/2009 03:31:32 AM
Congrats on the blue. I'm not into that kind of processing usually, but it seems to work well here.
09/16/2009 02:54:18 AM
This was also my highest rated photo. Nice work.
09/16/2009 01:28:12 AM
Great job and congrats on the ribbon. This was my highest rated photo also.
09/16/2009 01:16:41 AM
I didnt get a chance to vote on this challenge, and to be honest with you i only checked the thumbs out like 20 minutes before the challenge ended.. But this pic caught my attention! I actually said to myself "this is going to win!"

Very nice job!!! Beautiful composition, the B&W sepia works perfect here, and the textures you got from all the elements are amazing!! Very well deserved!
09/16/2009 12:12:36 AM
Nicely done but a little grain would have made it exceptional. 'gratz on a well deserved blue.
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09/16/2009 12:05:23 AM
I really loved this one! It was my highest rated photo. Congrats and well done!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2009 11:56:54 AM
Great way to meet the challenge. Nice effect on the post-processing too.

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09/13/2009 05:17:02 PM
awesome. love the sepia. 8
09/13/2009 04:50:19 PM
10 no comment needed!!
09/13/2009 02:52:02 PM
WOW!!!! amazing colour's and post processing, very atmospheric. Love it!!!
09/13/2009 04:31:04 AM
where is this?
09/12/2009 10:57:52 PM
This has a great feel to it.
09/12/2009 04:40:00 PM
Cool! This belongs in a textbook.
09/12/2009 03:25:13 PM
WOW so looking retro! love it
09/11/2009 04:06:10 PM
ooooh this follows on from the slide rule, how weird is that connection. Nice shot, not really sure if it was that simpler though you know.....
09/10/2009 10:28:59 PM
Harry poter class? :)
09/10/2009 01:05:07 PM
AWESOME! Is this the Historic Schoolhouse in Strawberry, AZ? My wife and I were just there a couple weeks ago (it's also a virtual geocache). I wish I could have made the trip back up to shoot for this challenge!

Brilliant entry -- hope it makes the first page; one of my favorities in this challenge for sure -- especially since I think I was just there recently! ;)
09/10/2009 10:44:01 AM
Good pic.
09/10/2009 04:09:24 AM
This is my favorite of the challenge - museum?
09/09/2009 04:48:47 PM
Nice effort. Not run of the mill. Great tones.
09/09/2009 09:35:12 AM
beautiful tones!
09/09/2009 12:40:13 AM
Had to give this one a 10
09/09/2009 12:17:37 AM
wow, looks like a painting! especially the dunce cap on the top left

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