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XBox, TV, Movies, No!  Playing in the Snow is one of the Simplest Pleasures!
XBox, TV, Movies, No! Playing in the Snow is one of the Simplest Pleasures!
Neil


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Challenge: Simplicity (Classic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Niskayuna, NY my front yard
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2003

Two friends really enjoying the snow. They have just fallen backwards into it, and loving every minute of it!

I liked this with the snow softened trees which were somewhat behind them (above in this frame), but for the "simplicity" challenge, this has been reduced to the fundamentals!

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 262
Avg (all users): 6.1055
Avg (commenters): 7.3182
Avg (participants): 5.9262
Avg (non-participants): 6.2957
Views since voting: 2952
Votes: 237
Comments: 36
Favorites: 7 (view)


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06/07/2007 11:58:27 PM
What a fun shot! It mirrors my exact attitude when playing in the snow. Standing up, falling down, it's all good. Reminds me of about 18 months ago, when my best friend and I ended up wrestling in 2 feet of snow. FUN!
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05/04/2007 02:29:06 AM
This one made me laugh as it is such a fun image..... Thanks for posring.....
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05/03/2007 02:05:22 AM
Got my smile. This is a very pleasing image.
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12/09/2005 06:34:22 PM
this is simply one great shot, full of life..
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06/15/2005 01:22:25 AM
so nice when a photo i love pops up again, sometimes i forget
to go thru my favs.
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06/14/2005 11:19:23 PM
wow another fav... i really wished it snowed here, i love the shots you guy's give us in your winter, from the snow.....
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05/28/2005 08:15:21 PM
They are just having way to much fun! hehehe.
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12/13/2004 08:05:06 PM
Love this shot! So Much fun!!! Great composition and focus with stopped action. Good Stuff!!

Message edited by author 2004-12-14 20:33:50.
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09/07/2004 04:10:16 PM
This is a great shot. Way underrated in the challenge. Going in my favorites.
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12/26/2003 10:49:45 AM
This was also one that stood out for me. I love their smiles. Makes me want to jump in with them and go sledding. Outstanding!
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12/22/2003 05:51:45 PM
Pure, unadulterated joy! Very infectious! It's a perfect image to end my day before I go home.
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12/17/2003 01:41:31 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hi! This is a great overall shot and it looks very candid, not set up at all but for this type of shot that's very important.

Essentially you have met the challenge in offering a simple pastime as your interpitation and that works very well for me. The absolute joy on their faces is priceless and to be treasured always.

The problems with taking shots like these are trying to make sure everything is just right and this one is very close. The brightness of the snow is a bit blinding, just like in real life and just like in real life you almost need sunglasses to look at it for any length of time. The overall compostion of the shot is very well done. YOu mention cropping out the trees in the background and the crop you made works very well. The line of one foot in the lower right corner taking you through the first person into the second and their head in the upper left is very well done. Not sure that was intentional but it works very nicely.

How to improve it? Well, not much in a shot like this unless you want to play in Photoshop and try to tone the snow down just a bit but then that takes away from the overall feel of the shot. It's a wonderful shot and you did very well with it.

Good Luck In Future Challenges!

Deannda
DNeufer@stny.rr.com if you have any questions or want to discuss this further!
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12/17/2003 06:51:23 AM
This is a gem of a shot! I love it so much. You've captured so well the shear joy of childhood in a winter scene. It appears spontaneous and natural with no pretense and I like how all distractions have been eliminated. It's so universal a scene as well...who doesn't remember scenes like this when they were growing up. It's a great portrait, as well as, a great photographic accomplishment. Congratulations on a job well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/16/2003 09:48:06 PM
Superb 10 Morgan
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12/16/2003 04:14:58 PM
Simple happiness.... :-)
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12/16/2003 02:58:23 PM
True! :-) I hope I will have time for such simple pleasures from the end of this week, when I have no homeworks left. I like the atmosphere of this photo very much, excellent capture of emotion! :-)
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12/15/2003 11:19:22 AM
You've really captured a special moment ... CONGRATS!!! Very well done :o)
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12/15/2003 09:23:39 AM
great photo!!
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12/13/2003 10:52:32 PM
What a fun image! Very nice capture of the spontaneity. Exposure is good, a bit blown out at upper right but does not detract IMO. Might make it difficult to get a great print, however.
The title runs on.(and on) and detracts somewhat from... the simplicity.
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12/13/2003 04:50:42 PM
Great expressions and framing.
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12/12/2003 05:14:06 PM
This is a great candid shot.
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12/12/2003 08:58:48 AM
These two look like twins. Your right this is one of the simplist pleasures. Snow? Who would have thought it would make one of the greatest toys on earth. Very nice! 9
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12/11/2003 11:53:41 PM
Ahh, the simplicity of childhood, They look like they are having so much fun. Nice shot
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12/11/2003 05:30:40 PM
Twins? They look like they are having so much fun. Kinda long title though, IMO, not that it matters. Great playful shot!
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12/11/2003 12:09:45 PM
No need for essays in the title...
I see the point clearly, and agree, without it...
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12/11/2003 09:43:38 AM
Great shot, exactly as I see the challenge. Best one I've seen, pity I couldn't give you 11.
well done. 10
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12/11/2003 09:14:23 AM
great framing...
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12/11/2003 07:36:47 AM
I thought the image should suggest simplicity on the surface, rather then the activity going on... but thats my interpretation of the challenge. U interpreted it ur way, so theres nothing wrong with it. perhaps up that contrast alittle? to enhance the whiteness of the snow?
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12/11/2003 02:30:47 AM
A wonderful idea and well done!
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12/10/2003 03:01:41 PM
Nice shot. Clear, crisp, in focus and well framed. Maybe just a bit too bright (not much). Good picture.
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12/10/2003 01:29:21 PM
Technical: Most all images submitted fit the challenge. This one is very strong! Exposure composition focus lighting all great.

Personal: Sometimes "snapshots" look like just that, and other times they are precious captures of wonderful moments in time. This is precious. Thank you for sharing.

My vote: 7
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12/10/2003 11:40:08 AM
Cumbersome title, excellent photo. Joyful emotion well depicted.
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12/10/2003 07:18:34 AM
Great image - love the joy and laughter on their faces.
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12/10/2003 03:55:37 AM
Love their expressions, good composition, like it!
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12/10/2003 02:50:11 AM
Beautiful photo, nice composition/exposure. The colors are simple. Looks like a lot of fun! 7
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12/10/2003 02:43:33 AM
Lovely candid shot, they are having a ball.
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