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My Childhood Literature
My Childhood Literature

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: indoors
Date: Aug 24, 2002
Aperture: f11
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2002


Place: 27 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.8941
Avg (commenters): 6.7308
Avg (participants): 5.7227
Avg (non-participants): 6.0684
Views since voting: 896
Votes: 236
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0

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09/02/2002 11:51:00 AM
In my opinion this photo did not work in color. My intention from the begining was to submit it as a b&w. There was just too much color. Your eyes went everywhere. It was hard to focus and really see the comics. I guess I could have submitted a color photo and got a better score but my intent is not to please the voters but to please myself.
09/02/2002 02:50:00 AM
This is a great shot. I was expecting it to finish much higher.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 11:29:00 PM
excelent photo. I love the black and white here, but I'd like to see the color version as well for comparrison. I love how they fill the frame and how you have curved them toward the back to add dimention, rather than just a flat photo. great job and good luck in the challenge.
09/01/2002 08:18:00 PM
This is a good Marvel and DC ad. Good job. 7.
09/01/2002 12:16:00 PM
This is an excellent photo but one thing I've always loved about comic books is their bright, vivid color. The use of b/w in this photo takes away from that, at least for me.
08/31/2002 06:34:00 AM
I like the b/w. Great cropping. 8 - Martin
08/31/2002 05:19:00 AM
Interesting, almost abstract shapes. Nice contrast.
7, Kavey
08/30/2002 11:31:00 PM
Nice composition and clarity. Your portrayal of this subject in black and white makes this a very interesting shot.
08/30/2002 06:52:00 AM
Nice arrangement and good choice of subject. The B&W is fine but I comics are so colourful I'm kinda surprised you didn't leave it in colour. 8 - floyd
08/29/2002 09:09:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?9,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
08/29/2002 03:09:00 AM
Needs the color.
08/29/2002 12:22:00 AM
I doubt that most kids "see" in black and white. Here, the lack of colour takes away from the image's impact. 4 Jak.
08/28/2002 12:38:00 PM
Classic idea, classic comics… Love the use of B&W… love the composition…
08/27/2002 07:43:00 PM
Take the My out of the title so the viewer can make their own connection to their childhood. Childhood Literature I think is more compelling for your audience.
08/27/2002 07:19:00 PM
Ohhhh I like this one. It's the only one so far that has managed to capture a real feeling of childhood for me, instead of a sentimental image.
08/27/2002 06:46:00 PM
I would have liked this one better in color.
08/27/2002 03:33:00 PM
I was wondering when comic books would come into play. I think good colorful subjects would display nicely in color. Were you trying to "age" them? The price does that, for anyone knowing comic books. (Unless they suddenly got cheap again!) 8 Swash
08/27/2002 02:13:00 PM
I'm shocked that this is not in color. Why? I can visualize the strong comic book colors and they add so much. why? why? why? okay, so it's up to you. I'll lay off. LOL. nicely composed shot. Good choice for this challenge. 6, just-married
08/27/2002 07:14:00 AM
Nice use of black & white.
08/26/2002 10:12:00 PM
I like this a lot! Good use of B&W, too. Do you have a picture of your mom throwing these away? :)
08/26/2002 07:16:00 PM
great image, great tone, great stuff all the way around. (9) ~mcmurma
08/26/2002 06:04:00 PM
Nice way to remember people to the old days.
Very smart to make it BW picture (although these mags used to use screaming colors like green and signal red. Nice sharp picture also!
08/26/2002 06:00:00 PM
must be a collecter so boys never grow up and I am probably one of them
08/26/2002 05:15:00 PM
I love b7w's but think this would have been more effective in color.
08/26/2002 04:26:00 PM
Nice work. Good tones, DOF. Score 7 Kee
08/26/2002 12:07:00 PM
Comic Books are so colorful and I would love to have seen this in color
08/26/2002 11:47:00 AM
why black and whites? these colors would've been nice i bet.
08/26/2002 06:03:00 AM
would have liked color better, but a good one anyway 9
08/26/2002 02:10:00 AM
Kabooom!!! Zhoooooosh! Whhhhhoooooosh!! This comics lingo translates into this is a great image. Excellent composition and the toning is superb. It probably would have been mighty garish if this had been done in color. The image is well, well controlled and balanced and I have been studying it on what makes it work (i.e. it ought to be very busy and yet it is relatively quiet to the eye!). First round of voting:8; definitely will revisit this lateron this week. Journey. ~~~~~~~~~ZZZZZZAAAAAAAPPPFH~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Update: Another reason I like the B&W is that it gives a nostalgic flair to the image; it harks back to the past, to perhaps a more simpler life with B&W tvs and such.
This is one of two 10s I am giving out this week. Of all the pictures I consider this one the most sophisticated and the strongest in design. I have one little nitpick: would have liked to see the little triangle in the top left corner black. It being white (and more white surrounding it) makes it somewhat tempting for the eye to wander out of the image. Unless you are a purist, you can see this for yourself in Photoshop by filling that triangle with black. Congrats 10 Journey

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