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Challenge: Suburbia (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: My Street
Date: Oct 12, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Persuasive, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2008

Post Challenge: You know..reading the comments it didn't occur to me that most of the voters took this photo as a joke..I thought it was a serious attempt at "Suburbia"..and as a photographer the humor here went over my head.

Sidenote: when I attempt humor at DPC...99% of the time it fails..so I will try to stay away from humor when the situation dictates a needed high score (Side Challenges and the such)..in a previous the Work Challenge I failed with Humor..needing to reach a low average score to perhaps win or prolong the BTA Tournament. DPC is a learning site.. I learned a big lesson here...only a few people can pull off humor in a challenge...sometimes I do it, and don't even know it...but again as i said, I will try to avoid it in the future...lol

Place: 42 out of 74
Avg (all users): 5.4365
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7632
Avg (non-participants): 5.3497
Views since voting: 724
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 181
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2008 10:44:37 PM
Perfect example of what is found in suburbia. This is something I never would have thought of but see all the time.
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10/18/2008 03:23:42 PM
A very unique approach and executed very well: 10
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10/18/2008 11:37:28 AM
I really like this photo. The sky holds my interest with it's shades of grays and the way it lights the sign at the bottom. I like the holes in the metal, leading the eye up to the very important message to slow down. A minor quibble might be to lighten the sign face a bit, but, it might add little to the overall composition.
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10/17/2008 12:43:11 PM
Its a shame that that neighborhood has slow children.
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10/17/2008 12:23:50 AM
Lovely editing and desat and clear focus but, I'm not sure that it's got the pizzazz that it may need??? Not sure on what to say here that would help.
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10/16/2008 05:25:31 AM
Hmmm. Looks like quite a fast child, really.
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10/14/2008 11:56:44 PM
Doesn't look like a slow child, does it. You have got good lighting on that without any flash glare and that wouldn't be easy with the sun behind the sign.
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10/14/2008 10:51:12 PM
Its hard not to laugh when you read that. The pop of the color against the gray sky is perfect!
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10/14/2008 07:49:11 PM
Don't ya always feel sorry for the children in a neighborhood with a sign like this...

They always think they're 'slow'. And everyone knows "slow children" aren't as smart as the smart ones. *grin*

A good take on 'suburbia'. I like the composition and the processing.

But, I still feel so sorry for those children... *grin*

I'm back to bump you up.
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10/14/2008 01:37:37 PM
love it! :)
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10/13/2008 11:02:13 AM
Those darn slow children. They better speed up! Very iconic choice.
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10/13/2008 10:37:54 AM
Nice image - Nice simple study - Like the clouds. Maybe a slightly more dynamic view of the sign could have added some more interest.
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10/13/2008 01:00:08 AM
10 simple and beautiful
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10/13/2008 12:28:57 AM
I wish they weren't "slow children".
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