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Challenge: Candid (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: HP PhotoSmart C315
Location: Kalamazoo Michigan
Date: Aug 29, 2002
ISO: 100
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2002

A guy with a blue mohawk carrying a midget up the bleachers of a baseball game. This was especially touching considering the 2 didn't appear to know each other. Yes, I had originally posted this to the forum as an out take, but a flood of email saying I HAD to submit this, swayed me to reconsider. All the fuzzy blurry stuff is a fence and the netting behind first plate. I wish the quality were better, but you only get this shot once in a lifetime. Thanks ahead of time for comments and votes.

Statistics
Place: 133 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.8089
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8551
Avg (non-participants): 4.7677
Views since voting: 1489
Votes: 293
Comments: 33
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2002 05:08:00 PM
50x digital zoom just doesnt cut it.... Looks like a webcam photo...
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09/06/2002 07:46:00 PM
nice pic but serious degragation in picture quality - is this down to your camera?
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09/06/2002 02:30:00 PM
Phenomenal catch. However, the pixels ruin the quality.
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09/05/2002 06:19:00 PM
Did you take this from a long distance, so that is why it is pixelated?
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09/05/2002 03:35:00 PM
Great catch. Once in a lifetime. 6 sjgleah ...And good luck in the challenge to you too :)
09/05/2002 09:25:00 AM
I like the message of your picture, but unfortunately, technical wise it's too bad. Sorry for mentioning this.
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09/04/2002 03:57:00 PM
i wish this image wasnt as pixelated .. maybe it's the capabilities of the camera ... but i like the capture -Ayme - 5
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09/04/2002 01:46:00 PM
It is pixelated, BUT I am so glad you submitted it. This is great. Definitely not somethng you would see everyday. (did the pixelation happen when you cropped it?)
Karmat
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09/04/2002 12:33:00 AM
mood captured - to be human
sincerity of expressions - average
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09/03/2002 10:47:00 PM
the is the most unusual of all the photos this week
09/03/2002 07:21:00 PM
Without considering the image quality this could have been a very good picture. (5)
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09/03/2002 03:18:00 PM
Very candid. Seems to have been enlarged a bit too much. Didn't I see this one in one of the forums last weeks.
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09/03/2002 03:00:00 PM
What an extraordinay couple! well spotted--andrewm
09/03/2002 12:16:00 PM
What a moment! Terrific job on subject matter and composition. It is just a shame that the quality isn't a little better but that may be due to the limitations of your camera.
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09/03/2002 11:37:00 AM
I want to like this picture, but it's so blurry or pixelated or....something......
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09/03/2002 09:55:00 AM
terrible quality - but poignant moment!
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09/03/2002 04:37:00 AM
Very, very blurred and very poor form on pre-submission viewing. No PMs please. 1 Journey
09/03/2002 04:21:00 AM
Nice composition... Was this cropped from a much larger shot? It seems like you are pushing the resolution to the limit...
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09/02/2002 10:44:00 PM
Hi Heather, I saw this photo on the forums before you decided to post it. That gives me the benefit we don't usually have with dpc of being able to discuss the before and after. I see that you cropped it to highlight the main focus of your photo. IN this case, I think that worked against you, causing or at least intensifying the pixellation of the image. I think I liked it better before anyway because it added to the candid nature of the moment. Your perspective added the photographer as a member of the photo -- by that I mean that the perspective no pronounced your presence that you were forced to consider the photographer in the shot. Which in this case added a sense of "person sitting at a ball game, all of a sudden: DOUBLE TAKE." I won't speak to the contents of the shot; I'm sure you're hearing enough about that. Also, having seen the forum post makes my opinion on the subject matter less objective. sorry for the low score, but the pixellation ruins it for me. 4, just-married
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09/02/2002 08:58:00 PM
At last a photo that makes you think a bit. Blow that stereotype away.
09/02/2002 06:33:00 PM
This picture is HORRIBLY pixelated (i know, everyone is telling you this). Even though this contest is for a good candid, we cant through away the 'rules' for a technically good photo and the pixelation ruins it for me. Get closer to a subject rather than cropping and blowing up.
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09/02/2002 05:44:00 PM
I wonder if these guys may have been uncomfortable enough in such a public place without having a camera pointed at them.
09/02/2002 05:14:00 PM
composition good but a little oversharpened
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09/02/2002 04:13:00 PM
Moving shot. Sorry the focus wasn't better here. Score 6 Justine
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09/02/2002 01:20:00 PM
this is a really good picture, except its very blurry on my screen, very pixelated, and the guy behind them is distracting
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09/02/2002 11:02:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing5,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool


09/02/2002 10:37:00 AM
I like the picture, but it seems to be out of focus or taken at a low resolution. good candid though.
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09/02/2002 07:00:00 AM
Too grainy to see the subjects.
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09/02/2002 02:54:00 AM
good subject, poor image quality
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09/02/2002 02:39:00 AM
This is a good candid :) It looks like it has been resized UP and been pixellated as a result. Resampling rather than resizing can help correct this problem... - jmsetzler
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09/02/2002 01:36:00 AM
Ahhh *the* picture ;) Very different. Good title. Nice spur-of-the-moment capture. 6
09/02/2002 12:31:00 AM
Definitely an interesting choice of subjects!
09/02/2002 12:16:00 AM
This really is a great photo. I think blowing maybe wasn't such a great idea since its grainy now. Oh well... still high on my list. -Chariot
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