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Look Grandmammy, No Hands
Look Grandmammy, No Hands

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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Woodlawn Elementary Playground
Date: Jun 15, 2003
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2003

My step grandson , Fontleroy having some fun on the playground.

Place: 113 out of 138
Avg (all users): 4.8898
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 4.8876
Avg (non-participants): 4.8947
Views since voting: 705
Votes: 127
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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06/29/2003 10:54:09 PM
by karmat

I think you have met the challenge well here by showing at least two primary areas of "off-centeredness." First, the main subject is off-center in the frame, and secondly, he is obviously "off-center" relative to the ground (meaning that he is not still or "stable"). The lighting is good, and the exposure works well here. The light areas are not blown out and the darker areas still have some details.

I think i tend to agree that the buildings in the background make it look cluttered. However, not knowing the landscape, I have difficulty suggesting improvements. Perhaps moving more to the side and taking the shot closer to the pole/support and looking further up.

Overall, it is a good shot, technically, but some people may have had difficulty seeing or understanding exactly what was happening. I know it took me several seconds.

Something else that may have been interesting would have been to try and "pan" the shot so that the background was blurring, but he was basically still focused really giving the sense of motion.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know, and best to you in future challenges.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2003 09:05:25 AM
Nice idea! Good stopped motion. You never feel quite so off center as when you are jumping from a swing:) I like the hand against the cloud, and the climbing structure sphere looks a little like a planet that your subject is orbitting, but the rest of the background is distracting. IS there another angles you could have taken the pic from to minimize the houses? Probably not it looks like a full neighborhood. How about at night with a flash - the building would be dark?
06/20/2003 07:10:14 PM
very good capture, kept it clear too
06/20/2003 03:15:33 PM
nice pic but to busy to focus on one item 6
06/18/2003 11:19:54 PM
Nice stop motion here. I like the off centered-ness of the guy. Colors and lighting seem a bit harsh and drab, but focus and composition are nicely done.
06/16/2003 01:32:55 PM
Might have been a little stronger without so many distracting elements. A good idea, though!
06/16/2003 12:30:59 AM
Nice stop motion, but the background and washed-out colors give it a snapshot quality.

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