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Life's Beauty in Simple Joy
Life's Beauty in Simple Joy

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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Rexburg Idaho
Date: Mar 8, 2009
Aperture: f/4.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

Taken outdoors in Rexburg, Idaho as part of a motion study for a school assignment. I was walking through a park and got permission to take some pictures of brothers playing on a swing-set. I got a chance to snap a few pictures before they got off and played in the sand. This, I think, was one of the more interesting captures and I love the expression on his face.

Place: 624 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.4828
Avg (commenters): 6.2642
Avg (participants): 5.4638
Avg (non-participants): 5.5802
Views since voting: 587
Views during voting: 663
Votes: 495
Comments: 60
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:14:01 PM
DOF is nice.
03/17/2009 12:19:07 PM
Lovely candid action kiddy shot.
03/17/2009 11:25:37 AM
Wonderful natural framing, great expression, great DOF, I like this a lot.
03/17/2009 06:03:32 AM
Really sums up the joy of childhood
03/16/2009 10:14:37 PM
Love the expression. Interesting framing.
03/16/2009 09:50:28 PM
great angle and sharpness, the pole in front is a bit annoying.
03/16/2009 09:12:39 PM
Great capture.
03/16/2009 08:32:52 PM
Fun photograph looks like he is having a great time. You did a great job keeping the subject focused during movement. I wish the photo could have been captured without the bar in the way; a bit distracting.
03/16/2009 06:55:36 PM
Very cute shot... great expression on his face.
03/16/2009 06:46:21 PM
your title says it all.... the beauty of simple joy.
03/16/2009 11:13:52 AM
great perspective and focus
03/16/2009 11:03:41 AM
Joyful spirit and sharp sharp sharp! 7.
03/16/2009 04:05:57 AM
nice shot
03/16/2009 03:23:29 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous. You've captured the joy of the momment. Terrific.
03/16/2009 01:29:47 AM
Well framed and nicely done.
03/15/2009 11:16:53 PM
Cute shot, great composure. I like how you framed it, but I wish his head wasn't cut off.
03/15/2009 09:29:04 PM
fun shot great capture
03/15/2009 03:06:31 PM
Decent composition, nice capture of a moment and emotion.
03/15/2009 11:47:54 AM
nice capture of action, wish the bar was not there.6
03/15/2009 10:13:53 AM
A fun shot with so much life.
03/15/2009 05:11:29 AM
great moment ;)

cheers, brano
03/15/2009 12:01:36 AM
Great action portrait. I like the joyful expression!
03/14/2009 09:05:01 PM
Interpretation of Topic: Great Selection
Photography: Good Job
Viewers Reaction: Neat
03/14/2009 08:27:47 AM
Cute shot. Like the angle you caught this. Plus the swing set generates a natrual frame. DoF is good, prevents the BG from being destracting and he's well lit. Nicely done.
03/13/2009 10:59:18 PM
What a keeper!!. Nice expressions, very good expressions and framing.
03/13/2009 10:31:46 PM
Ahh, the joy of childhood--great expression! My boys also love to swing.
03/13/2009 09:17:36 PM
Precious moment very well capured.
03/13/2009 06:06:04 PM
great composition
03/13/2009 05:10:37 PM
He's so cute! But he does have a little mischievous twinkle to his eye :-) At first I didn't know if I liked the part of the swingset in the foreground, but I think it gives perspective as to how high he is really swinging! He does look like he is having fun!
03/13/2009 04:29:20 PM
Nice action shot and expression. Could see on a brochure of somekind.
03/13/2009 04:01:40 PM
This makes me smile.

Not voting yet.
03/13/2009 03:13:18 PM
Great capture of the emotion
03/13/2009 02:58:59 PM
Great capture, and excellent DOF.
03/13/2009 02:40:51 PM
good use of the bar to frame your shot
03/13/2009 02:36:52 PM
Nice framing of subject.
03/13/2009 11:36:22 AM
oh this is so cute and sweet
03/13/2009 11:13:31 AM
great expression, but the metal in the foreground is distracting
03/13/2009 10:41:13 AM
great capture, i like the perspective
03/13/2009 08:57:46 AM
joy + well done
03/13/2009 07:56:18 AM
The light is a little to harsh but a lovely expression. Good focus and detail.
03/13/2009 07:30:10 AM
Good catch
03/13/2009 01:03:04 AM
great prespective. Something just a little different to grab our eye.
03/13/2009 12:16:21 AM
I love the joy on his face! What privilege
03/12/2009 10:12:10 PM
nice comp, great angle
03/12/2009 09:42:30 PM
you certainly pushed the button at the right moment. he looks like he's having fun.
03/12/2009 05:54:38 PM
Very interesting perspective. I also like the use of the swing frame and the swing chains as leading lines. I do, however, think that the lighting on the frame itself is too harsh for the portrait. It serves as more of a distraction than an interesting element to me.
03/12/2009 09:52:26 AM
He looks like he is having a blast.
03/12/2009 04:37:11 AM
As a parent I recognise the value in a shot like this - nicely done. I hope you have a copy on your wall.
03/12/2009 03:24:24 AM
The expression on his face is perfect. Lovely capture.
03/12/2009 03:17:48 AM
03/11/2009 11:58:59 PM
I love these kids enjoying life shots.
03/11/2009 10:12:35 PM
Precious. I love the natural frame. :)
03/11/2009 09:09:52 PM
Oh gosh. This would be such a GREAT shot without that metal frame. He has such glee on his face, and you caught him at the perfect angle.
03/11/2009 06:07:20 PM
a smiling child is so precious, nice action shot
03/11/2009 03:38:16 PM
great moment, a little too tight, but that's just my opinion
03/11/2009 02:37:22 PM
weeeeee, oh to be a child again...great colors wonderful focus really like the bokeh in the background
03/11/2009 01:29:20 PM
I couldn't agree more!
03/11/2009 11:03:15 AM
nice framing
03/11/2009 08:08:22 AM
Oversharpened, blown out and purple fringing.

These are probably all a result of technical limitations, so I'm specifically ignoring those factors and looking at what you got in spite of them.

And what you got was a beautiful moment captured at just the right moment, from just the right angle and enhanced by the natural framing and BG.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 08:07:36 AM
To bad you had a bar in front ...

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