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Challenge: People (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Pacific Science Center
Date: May 25, 2002
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2002

Shot at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle at the fountain where all the kids like to play.

Place: 1 out of 107
Avg (all users): 8.1403
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 8.0690
Avg (non-participants): 8.1866
Views since voting: 50829
Votes: 221
Comments: 109
Favorites: 377 (view)

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03/12/2016 01:24:09 PM
Great capture.
09/29/2014 05:39:24 PM
Could you please contact me I would like to use this image?
03/17/2009 01:07:24 AM
What an excellent photograph.
10/28/2008 10:02:02 AM
this is adorable
and a great shot
10/22/2008 05:16:30 AM
great shot.
09/28/2008 10:54:24 AM
o so cute and i love how it shows the simplicity of a kid's excitement. congrats for an amazing pic :)
09/18/2008 01:35:53 PM
wow good shot.

10 out of 10.
03/18/2008 09:19:16 PM
Great shot!
11/11/2007 10:56:28 PM
late to the party but so glad i finally got here! what a great image!
so simplisticly fantastic~ awesome the water off the umbrella & his reaction!

10/06/2007 09:36:27 PM
No matter how many times I see this shot, it always makes me smile.
08/13/2007 02:47:02 AM
this picture prooves, power comes from simplicity.
08/10/2007 12:51:07 PM
This shot is great!!!! Love it
01/18/2007 12:24:57 AM
I loved it too!
01/11/2007 05:36:47 AM
Stunning photo!
11/15/2006 10:00:11 PM
I absolutely love this shot!
03/08/2006 10:10:00 AM
wow!superb pic!did u use flash for this?
08/09/2005 10:00:24 PM
It made me smile from ear to ear!! Love it.
05/23/2005 03:33:12 PM
how lovely!
03/30/2005 02:05:40 AM
sorry...pastel :P
03/30/2005 01:49:32 AM
wow... #1 favorite photo on the site... an awesome rendition of it in paint (?) on your site... genius man, pure genius

i love it.
03/09/2005 03:36:54 PM
A great image !
03/08/2005 11:10:27 AM
Stunning. . . . simply stunning.
03/04/2005 03:52:51 PM
Fantastic image! LOVE this!:)
01/22/2005 09:22:47 AM
amazing shot!
11/27/2004 05:03:16 PM
Nice Composition.
07/22/2004 11:32:53 PM
This photo was the first photo that i saw here on dpchallenge and back then i loved it. Today i still love it as much :) Realy nice picture :)
01/30/2004 07:06:32 PM
09/24/2003 05:38:04 PM
Fabulous photo...I like the posture of the boy, the effect of the water coming off the umbrella is wonderful....this photo has a very realistic quality to it....I can almost 'hear' the water as it pours down. Great job!
09/05/2003 04:26:58 PM
This is such a great photo. Although there may be many children playing, the background is perfectly neutral as none of them can be seen. The positions of the boy and umbrella are perfect and the weight of the water can be seen, almost felt! I also like very much the fact that the boy has his back to the camera. Very cool shot!
05/22/2003 07:35:37 PM
I would love to have this photo in my collection! Just wonderful!
04/05/2003 03:58:59 AM
gee, i find this touching, somehow. i agree that there's lots of character. congratulations, too, by the way.
07/30/2002 01:24:00 PM
Heaps and heaps of character. Just superb.
06/04/2002 09:30:00 AM
Unfair, Unfair! Put a great photographer in a great city for photos and you get ..domination!!
:-) Great photo Tim. One of my favorites this week.
06/03/2002 09:58:00 PM
Congrats on a wonderrful shot. This was my favorite of the bunch !!!
06/03/2002 02:05:00 PM
Ok buddy, I think its time for you to move on to another site. ;) Just kidding, congratulations on the shot, this was one of my 10's this week.
06/03/2002 12:11:00 PM
BTW- two weeks in a row? who is this masked man?
06/03/2002 11:05:00 AM
Bravo! Wonderful shot. CONGRATS to you, well done.
06/03/2002 10:46:00 AM
Congrats on winning, I love this shot!!!
06/03/2002 10:40:00 AM
I still can't stop looking at this photo! Love it! Congratulations!
06/03/2002 09:49:00 AM
Very deserved win - well done, Tim!
06/03/2002 02:53:00 AM
Congrats on the phenomenal photo... one of my favorites this week and a well-deserved win!
06/03/2002 01:22:00 AM
An absolutely beautiful image. Great job, and congrats on your third ribbon! :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2002 09:25:00 PM
great picture. my favorite photo of the week. i give it a 10.
06/02/2002 08:51:00 PM
An aspiring Gene Kelly?
06/02/2002 07:50:00 PM
good interesting shot - like the shutter speed used
06/02/2002 04:54:00 PM
Nice Composition.
06/02/2002 12:29:00 PM
I like this
06/02/2002 12:04:00 PM
Just amazing. This is my top pick this week. I love everything about it.
06/02/2002 10:21:00 AM
lol. great pic. what is going on???
06/01/2002 10:43:00 PM
This is awesome
06/01/2002 10:22:00 PM
Uh, I don't think that's a completely effective rain-avoidance technique!
06/01/2002 07:08:00 PM
Placed in my top three
06/01/2002 07:51:00 AM
Yours is a picture that one wants to look at again. I feel that is one of the most important qualities of a good picture.
05/31/2002 06:33:00 PM
This is a great photo. You can almost feel the heavy water pouring down.
05/31/2002 01:08:00 PM
Very nice shot
05/31/2002 09:43:00 AM
My comment may or may not be valid depending on if this is a rainstorm or a fountain. If it's a fountain, I wish I could see some of the bursts of water from the ground on the way up. That might not be possible though in terms of also getting it while it's crashing down on him.
05/30/2002 10:20:00 PM
Damn, that's a lot of rain!
05/30/2002 08:11:00 PM
I really like this photo a lot. I can feel the intense force of the rain. I hope this child was rewarded for this!
05/30/2002 04:03:00 PM
But it looks to be too late. I hope you didn't make him get soaked just to take a picture. Nice photograph.
05/30/2002 08:12:00 AM
What can I say. You know it's good..I know its good. 10.......One of my 4 10's this week.
05/30/2002 06:07:00 AM
Forcing a little boy into the rain with a bad umbrella, shame on you. ;) This is an excellent picture in my opinion. I love how the boy is tilted to the left sort of scrunched over fighting the weight of the rain and and the coldness of the water. 10.
05/29/2002 07:06:00 PM
I absolutely love this photo
05/29/2002 05:23:00 PM
This is cute. He looks like he is having the time of his life. The water looks great cascading over the umbrella.
05/29/2002 03:13:00 PM
Unlike a lot of the other entries this is not boring
05/29/2002 02:43:00 PM
Simplicity, Color, Action, and Child! A really nice photo! Makes we want to go out and play in the rain myself!
05/29/2002 12:53:00 AM
framed perfectly
05/28/2002 11:57:00 PM
My top Choice! It has it all, colour focus , and a good composition and subject matter!
05/29/2002 12:08:00 PM
beautiful! Tone, texture, lighting.
05/29/2002 11:58:00 AM
This is my vote for best photo of the week. I keep coming back and looking at this, its one of those photographs that stays with you long after you close the window.
05/28/2002 07:09:00 PM
the lighting is really good, as it shows the water coming off the umbrella in back.
05/28/2002 06:43:00 PM
I like it! Simple, uncluttered, well lit, soft, and wet. What could improve it? That's a tough one. Perhaps dressing the boy in a rain suit or something akin to "Singing in the Rain." Very well done!
05/28/2002 05:27:00 PM
in my very humble opinion, this is the best shot that i've seen on dpchallenge since its inception. perfect. you should be very proud of it. i'd love to see it in black and white just for kicks, but it's just fine in color. great job.
05/28/2002 05:07:00 PM
Way to capture the momoment!
05/28/2002 04:33:00 PM
Wow, I like this one. Doesn't look like the umbrella was much help. I don't see anything I could suggest to improve this shot. Well done! Keep up the good work!
Photo 10 Creativity 9 People 9 total 9
05/28/2002 04:13:00 PM
I love this!
05/28/2002 01:04:00 PM
great capture! love this.
05/28/2002 01:00:00 PM
wonderful! good focus...lovely colors...interesting subject.
05/28/2002 12:39:00 PM
That's quite a bit of rain! I'd prefer to see the front of him instead of the back. That or give some hint that he would be walking away. Just standing doesn't do much for me. Otherwise you did a great job on the framing and chosen angle.
05/28/2002 12:36:00 PM
05/28/2002 12:05:00 PM
Great shot! Well composed
05/28/2002 02:13:00 PM
This is a most excellent photograph... I LOVE IT! Is this in a fountain or is it actual rain> The water patterns on teh pavement seem like they are quite uneven... either way, you get a 10 this week for creativity and composition... Kudos!
05/28/2002 01:56:00 PM
Absolutely adorable! How long did you make the poor kid stand out in that downpour though? Beautiful photograph!
05/28/2002 01:18:00 PM
This is a great photo!!! That poor child..lol
One of my 10's :)
05/28/2002 11:12:00 AM
Awesome shot! I feel like im gonna get wet looking at it.
05/28/2002 11:10:00 AM
very good one.
05/28/2002 10:33:00 AM
great stuff
05/28/2002 10:24:00 AM
lol. great capture. Wouldn't change a thing
05/28/2002 09:05:00 AM
very nice captu5re
05/28/2002 08:58:00 AM
Awesome shot. You need to enter this into the rain competition on www.photoblink.com if you haven't already! Other than the strap of the umbrella (and even that is very nitpicky, and could be cloned out outside of dpchallenge), I have no suggestions for improvements.
05/28/2002 08:56:00 AM
great image, fun picture.
05/28/2002 08:04:00 AM
I generally not a fan of photos showing the backs of people, but this works well. Beautifully done. To be very picky (and this hasn't affected my score), the ground betwen yourself and the boy seems quite dry in contrast to the rest ... I understand that you were protecting your camera, but if the boy did decided to keep going into the downpour, it would have been an even more powerful if you could have eliminated the dry ground. Congrats on a great photo :)
05/28/2002 02:52:00 AM
I love this photograph! How did you keep your lense dry?? I would not change a thing. A perfect 10 in my book.
05/27/2002 10:29:00 PM
Great photo!!
05/27/2002 08:45:00 PM
I LOVE this shot! Great capture of the hard rain and the feeling of the photo.
05/27/2002 08:26:00 PM
This picture goes very well with the topic.
05/27/2002 06:47:00 PM
i like it
05/27/2002 06:45:00 PM
Great shot...fantastic light!! Wonderful work.
05/27/2002 02:27:00 PM
Great shot.
05/27/2002 02:14:00 PM
Absolutely, hands down, the best photo of all. Quite honestly, It's one of the best photos I've seen since i joined this sight.
05/27/2002 02:11:00 PM
Torrential! Are those shoes dry yet?
05/27/2002 02:09:00 PM
Hopefully your camera had better protection from the rain than this guy did, nice shot ADDED: My only 10 so far, great job.
05/27/2002 12:17:00 PM
Great Pix.
05/27/2002 09:07:00 AM
Good feeling of the weight of the water.
05/27/2002 04:09:00 AM
Like the rain and the way the kid is caught unaware by the camera and the situation. Good shot.
05/27/2002 01:55:00 AM
Awesome shot! I almost wish I could see his expression.
05/27/2002 01:53:00 AM
Great photo... but is this indoors? I don't know why that should make me like it less, but the rain just seems too heavy to be real, and it would be much more interesting with some outdoor surroundings.
05/27/2002 01:27:00 AM
I LOVE this photo ! Maybe a little levels put on it to brighten the color but that doesn't take away a point with me:) GREAT photo !
05/27/2002 01:26:00 AM
I Like it. Enough said.
05/27/2002 12:25:00 AM
Beautifully shor

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