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The Classical Toy
3rd PlaceThe Classical Toy
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Challenge: Children's Toy III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: Uganda
Date: Mar 8, 2010
Aperture: F/2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Rural, Children
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2010

Photo from Uganda, a small village near Jinja, a group of children with this classical toy: the tire from a broken down bike.

Almost straight from the camera, tiny crop, levels, curves, tiny saturation, resize, sharpened, framed and saved for the web.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.5509
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2097
Avg (non-participants): 6.6883
Views since voting: 4430
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 216
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/21/2010 10:49:40 PM
I'm surprised of those who commented, no one really got the same reaction as me. The feeling of distrust is extremely intense in this photo for me, because of the eyes. Most are shifted, one is half closed, one has a scowl, and the front gentleman, who is clinging to his, most likely, only cherished possession, has a 'what you talkin' bout Wilis' look, but not in the cute, fuzzy way. That paired with the horrific poverty and the slap in the face of the consumerism, that is my world, with the gap logo, makes for an incredibly painful shot...almost like a car crash. Thing is, I can't figure out for sure if that was or wasn't your intention. I suppose I need to look through more of your work. Thanks.

Message edited by author 2010-03-21 22:54:47.
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03/17/2010 07:50:16 PM
Wow, you shot this with a lens that goes down to f/3.5 but you still managed to shoot at f/2! Impressive : )
(Kidding)

Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/17/2010 04:06:59 PM
A wonderful documentary shot
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03/17/2010 01:29:46 PM
Lovely shot.
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03/17/2010 12:44:38 PM
Ribbon with an Oly and a Kit Lens, that's what I like to see :D

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03/17/2010 11:42:49 AM
Sometimes the simple things are the most fun! Congrats on your ribbon!
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03/17/2010 11:40:37 AM
Til hamingju með þetta
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03/17/2010 10:45:59 AM
well done Gunner!!! Love your stuff
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03/17/2010 09:36:01 AM
I'm very surprised at the score, Congrats on the ribbon. I really thought that with years of being bombarded with images of "poor Africa" this wouldn't fare well. Indeed a pleasing indication of DPC voters taking time to look, and vote accordingly.
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03/17/2010 07:29:21 AM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon! As I said in voting this was my favorite!
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03/17/2010 05:54:31 AM
Great shot and congrats on the ribbon! Where exactly is this taken - I used to live in Jinja and teach at a school in Butiki. J
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03/17/2010 02:56:50 AM
This is a wonderful shot! The lack of eye contact between the subjects and the camera definitely gives a professional feeling. National Geographic might get jealous ;) Well done on the ribbon!

Originally posted by Magnum_za:

Doubt if the homogenised western DPC voter will get it/enjoy it.


heh.
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03/17/2010 01:55:17 AM
FANTASTIC shot !!! Congrats on the Ribbon !!
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03/17/2010 12:19:55 AM
Full of life. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2010 03:30:38 PM
Great photo and will tug the heart strings,what a great pity that no one was looking at the camera (IMO)
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03/15/2010 09:36:14 PM
This image brings so much emotion along with it. Great capture.
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03/11/2010 04:00:16 PM
Perfect in so many ways! Gap Kids ;-)
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03/11/2010 02:05:09 PM
ah yeah, rolling the tire! besides the tire you've done a wonderful job with this capture! I'm curious to find out the location. great work :-)
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03/11/2010 01:15:46 AM
Great image, when you've lived it, as I have. Doubt if the homogenised western DPC voter will get it/enjoy it. Even though they are as poor as dirt, kids will still find something to entertain themselves with. Image is clean and colours accurate, kids expression is good. I would like to see a shot of one of the kids running down the street next to the tyre, using a stick to keep it spinning and on course. (Scooter?)
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03/10/2010 07:23:55 PM
Great Expressions!!! He doesn't look to willing to let go of the tire !
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03/10/2010 05:14:56 PM
I loved the composition,
Colors are nice
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03/10/2010 02:25:43 PM
and probably very happy with it. Nice photo journalistic photo.
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03/10/2010 10:18:35 AM
This is my favorite picture for this challenge, I love everything about it! It's a 10 IMO!!!!
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