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Lost Childhood
Lost Childhood

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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: A vacant lot nearby
Date: Jul 27, 2004
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/500 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2004

I'm really not sure how this'll go over, but I like how it turned out, and it's rather late in the game to do anything else. I wish it weren't basic editing so I could get rid of the extreme highlights and do some dodging and burning, though. Unfortunately, I waited until the last minute and the light was not good at all for photos. My fault for sleeping all day. ;)

As I'm sure is obvious, I'm having fun with using the overgrown grass and weeds of an abandoned lot lately; I hope that and the fact that I've used this bear before don't make it painfully obvious that it's my entry.

Editing: Resized, cropped, levels, curves, hue/saturation, sharpening, border added.

Place: 52 out of 363
Avg (all users): 5.8000
Avg (commenters): 7.5455
Avg (participants): 5.9286
Avg (non-participants): 5.6791
Views since voting: 1030
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 260
Comments: 16
Favorites: 5 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 10:16:01 PM
Reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit. I like the subtle duotone - just the color of a faded teddy bear. Nice dark shadows in the grass and good grass texture - both work as a good back drop to the bear. I especiallly like the wistful expression on the bear's face. 9
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08/03/2004 08:46:28 PM
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08/03/2004 09:26:06 AM
Nice! i like this picture alot. i like the way how you gave it a monochromatic look with the stuff animal positioned looking away. great job 9
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08/03/2004 05:38:37 AM
Feels more nostalgic because it's done in B&W. Nice photo.
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08/02/2004 02:08:25 PM
Awwww that's really sad, I love emotional images like this. Very cool.
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08/01/2004 11:19:53 PM
My fav so far. Maybe a little fill flash or reflector to make the teddy really stand out??
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07/31/2004 09:40:40 PM
very cute
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07/29/2004 07:13:44 PM
exelent negative space on the right, the bear face is looking in the right direction, good composition, only thing I think could be better if the bear would stand out a bit more from the background.
The tone in the image works well
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07/29/2004 01:02:29 AM
Nothing bad to say about your picture... it's affective! Nice frame, good composition, perfect lightning, etc... good good good good a10
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07/28/2004 03:44:52 PM
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07/28/2004 03:22:19 PM
lighting makes this tough as a bw...if shot a different time of day, the bear's face wouldn't have 'lost' its definition.
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07/28/2004 11:50:29 AM
aww! poignant....
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07/28/2004 09:06:22 AM
The nostaligic quality would be accented if there was a little less contrast.
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07/28/2004 07:32:03 AM
nice subject. good lighting and I like the idea of the teddy bear in the field. The black and white gave it texture. I like that a lot.
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07/28/2004 12:47:03 AM
Has good emotional values, which is further enhanced with the duotone. Personally I find the image a little too contrasty and/or sharp, but maybe that is emphasizing the harshness of the lost childhood.
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07/28/2004 12:45:38 AM
Nice composition, I like the tone. I like the fact that you didn't put the teddy bear in a "warm & fuzzy" place like a child's bedroom. (10)
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