DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Some Of My Favorites
Some Of My Favorites

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Games (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: My home, San Jose, CA
Date: May 13, 2002
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2002


Place: 91 out of 94
Avg (all users): 3.7178
Avg (commenters): 4.1429
Avg (participants): 3.9615
Avg (non-participants): 3.5645
Views since voting: 873
Votes: 202
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0

Please log in or register to add your comments!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2002 11:00:00 PM
Seems snapshotted, though I know you took time to set up the games. Looks almost like an ebay -- not much thought went into it. I could be very wrong though. It just lacks a lot.
05/26/2002 01:49:00 AM
That's a bunch of games, alright. The colors are nice, but I'd have tried for another setting.
05/24/2002 02:08:00 PM
I like Mancala, too! This is a pretty decent shot, everything is in focus. Good job! Something that I would consider doing differently next time is move the games still closer together (you could even have some of them overlap) and then zoom in closer to remove some of the background. Or, move the table against the white wall that is visible in the back of the picture and then take the shot there so that the chair and the curtains don't distract you from the games you are supposed to look at.
05/24/2002 06:38:00 AM
Nice color but too contrived for my taste
05/23/2002 09:11:00 PM
simpler background and less harsh lighting would have helped out this photo. :)
05/22/2002 07:21:00 PM
clean shot
05/22/2002 05:53:00 PM
Glare on the chess board hurt your score. I've never seen the Wizard of Oz game! Mancala is known by MANY names and is the oldest game I
know of. (older than rock,paper, scissors by a LONG shot!) Photo 9 Creativity 7 Games 2.666 each game(8) total 8
05/22/2002 02:58:00 PM
Nice display of games... The flash on this photo really hit the checkerboard pretty hard... This is an instance where some diffusion of the flash will help... you can hold a kleenex or some other thin paper like toilet paper over the flash to help reduce this effect... good job!
05/22/2002 02:33:00 PM
Although this shot completely meets the challenge criteria the shot itself is not an impact photo. I would of loved to seen a closer shot of the Wizard of Oz board. That would of provided some interesting colors for the photo.
05/22/2002 06:54:00 AM
the reflection on the chess game is distracting
05/21/2002 10:28:00 PM
You got some interesting games there. I would have like it better if you would have gotten closer and only got the games in the frame the chair, walls, floor, and curtains really pull away from what the main focus should be.
05/21/2002 06:26:00 PM
I think you would have been better off picking one and taking pictures of it. Your field of view for this is too broad, what's with the chair in the background, the wall outlet, the window curtains. All of these things detract from your subject. Next time choose one and really get in there and show off what the games are.
05/21/2002 03:45:00 PM
You sure took the challenge litterally.....Games....

The lighting seems pretty harsh on the checker board.
05/21/2002 02:29:00 PM
There are a lot of extra elements outside what you want us to be looking at. the chair in the upper right corner, another game on the floor over by the Wizard of Oz, the window and curtains. I'd suggest moving the table over closer to the wall and shooting with a nice plain background. You've got a little bit of a glare on the chess board -- it's not too bad, but it could probably be fixed so it's not quite so strong.
05/20/2002 05:31:00 PM
Feel like this picture needs some spunk to it.
05/20/2002 05:28:00 PM
I don't know how to play Mancala, can you teach me?
05/20/2002 02:42:00 PM
The background (curtains, chair, etc.) distracts the viewer from the games. Perhaps focusing in closer, or maybe just choosing one of the games as focus.
05/20/2002 01:25:00 PM
Too far away, can't see details of games. good color and lighting
05/20/2002 12:39:00 PM
not one of my favorites
05/20/2002 11:15:00 AM
looks like a fun rainy day.
05/20/2002 06:42:00 AM
too much going on in the background - window, drapes, carpet, chair, leg of the table... also, there's a glare on the chessboard
05/20/2002 12:28:00 AM
Good focus. Shame about the reflection on the chess set - looks like a window.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2022 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/30/2022 07:18:50 AM EDT.