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When the going gets tough the wise find the game in it
3rd PlaceWhen the going gets tough the wise find the game in it

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Challenge: Things That No Longer Work (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Date: Jan 10, 2010
Aperture: f/4.9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2010

~~Post Challenge~~
Meet the gang
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Totally, totally, totally unexpected!!
First I was scared, now I'm petrified.. as I send in my validation.. wish me luck!

Thank you everyone who voted and commented!!
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~~Pre Challenge~~
Broken down barns, I can't compete with thou.. or was it thee..

Oh, well.. I was really angry at something and I stormed out of the house with my camera. A kilometer or two later I got to my destination which was this broken merry go round type thing.

I was busy taking pictures of this when these kids joined me. They live close by and got curious about me and my camera. They kind of crept in on the scene gradually.. I chatted with them.. took portraits, asked their names, had a ton of fun and then I walked back home. In this picture they're trying to straighten it for me so they were putting combined weight to roll it to the other side. Though they accomplished that eventually they forgot their main purpose and started playing around.

It was a cloudy, foggy day so the colours and light were hard to achieve..

from left to right: Areeba, Isha, Umair and Dalawar.

too busy, too cluttered, I know I know

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Place: 3 out of 136
Avg (all users): 6.3793
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3625
Views since voting: 5411
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 145
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)

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01/21/2010 10:34:27 AM
Congrats on the yellow. Quite the progress methinks.
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01/19/2010 10:17:23 PM
This made me smile. Congratulations!
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01/19/2010 01:59:09 AM
When I saw this pic....I knew it would do well. It captured my heart. kids dont play any more in the modern world..They collect dust behind computers and electronic games. They have become adults...Never content with what they have always looking at what they dont have or still want. Kids dont look at the obstacles. They create opportunities. Im so glad you could have fun with them.
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01/18/2010 09:46:06 PM
Congrats on the ribbon....This is a great photo journalism pic....Infact I honestly would have guessed Iraq or Afghanistan...
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01/18/2010 01:20:35 PM
Great shot! Congrats on the yellow!
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01/18/2010 10:42:32 AM
Yay yay YAY!!!! I did not have time to look through this challenge - I am SO pleased that his did well! You have a lovely sense of the real world in your work. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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01/18/2010 08:58:27 AM
Urfa you are such a delightful photographer.

Love, what you have captured here. It is very interesting when things unfold themselves before you, as happened these kids made the perfect scene and setting for you.
God is Graceful!

A very well deserving ribbon too! Enjoy!
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01/18/2010 08:56:35 AM
Big Wow '''Beautiful shot Urfa ........Congrats on the ribbon
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01/18/2010 05:42:21 AM
Awesome Urfa!! Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/18/2010 03:48:01 AM
Bravo Urfa!!! Strong photo...
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01/18/2010 02:46:20 AM
the thing most important was your attention to these little childrens... compliments, maybe a better place on the podium would be right for me...
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01/18/2010 12:32:25 AM
Excellent find, Urfa. What an interesting scene. Congrats on your second ribbon!
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01/18/2010 12:28:00 AM
Excellent. Love the image and the story. Many congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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01/18/2010 12:12:04 AM
Congrats! Nice image
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01/18/2010 12:05:48 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2010 11:41:03 PM
Great capture and fulfillment of the challenge. 9
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01/17/2010 07:11:46 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge. It always amazes me that kids can make a toy out of everything.
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01/14/2010 11:59:43 AM
fantastic!! My only wish would be to crop in a bit tighter, but that could be difficult with this specific photo.
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01/13/2010 04:22:28 PM
I like the muted, yet still vibrant, colors in this. Does that even make sense? Also a very interesting subject, tells a story. Nice take on the challenge.
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01/12/2010 06:51:05 PM
Nice shot.
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01/11/2010 03:22:54 PM
great little shot
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01/11/2010 11:21:02 AM
great image- top 5
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01/11/2010 01:26:14 AM
One man's trash... Excellent capture - This totally brings back my childhood.
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