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This is a re-process for a weekly contest entry. Comments/Critique welcome.
Thanks for looking.

Douglas



Jan 17, 2012 at 02:27 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Echoes of Summer


Conflict of interest: I entered the same WA.
But I had to chose the best image entered.
I chose yours.
Fine work, evoking a bit of nostalgia and the sadness that fading summer memories bring.
Scott



Jan 17, 2012 at 05:35 PM
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A very evocative image, Douglas.
As an elementary school teacher, I watched many younger kids playing on the swings, and they were always smiling. To me the greatest sadness here is that the adults in the community don't seem to care enough to maintain the swings for their children. Swings are fun in winter, also.
Charlie



Jan 17, 2012 at 06:07 PM
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Scott:
Thank you very much, it means a lot to me coming from you. That was exactly the feeling I was going for.

Charlie:
Not to worry, the young people still used it as is, they just put their feet on either side of the seat rung and swung like Tarzan ' guess some kids still have imaginations. I agree, the seat probably could be replaced or at the very least painted, but as for the rest of it, the only need was to reattach the chain to the hook at the crossbar of the swing.

Douglas



Jan 17, 2012 at 07:38 PM
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I like this Douglas. I think Charlie may have been bit harsh in his assessment of the community, as there seems to be 3 different types of seat on the swings, which would suggest some maintenance. Who knows

Cheers Ray



Jan 17, 2012 at 09:19 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Echoes of Summer


What? Me opinionated? Nah .
This is not just a photograph of a swing set. To me, it's also an emotional statement by the photographer.
According to the image, there seems to be no easy fix to the broken chain. That's an important part of what makes the shot work. I merely took the sentiment (apparent neglect) and carried it a bit farther (and I DID qualify my remark ).
But as always- it's different strokes for different folks.
Charlie



Jan 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM
 

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Perfectly titled for a guy like me who wants for more sun and warmth!
Nicely done.
-Tim



Jan 18, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Echoes of Summer


I don't usually say, but I too voted for yours Douglas. Fine image young man!

Greg



Jan 18, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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T-bone1 wrote:
Perfectly titled for a guy like me who wants for more sun and warmth!
Nicely done.
-Tim


Just think what you could do with this one Tim with your self-portrait series...

Greg



Jan 18, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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gregfountain wrote:
Just think what you could do with this one Tim with your self-portrait series...

Greg


indeed!



Jan 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Echoes of Summer


An image tinted with a slight touch of disillusion.
I too am moved by the broken swing and what meaning that may carry, whether sadness or neglect.
Just a gap between a world of children and another of grown-ups ?

santiago



Jan 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM





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