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Cape Coral FL 33904

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Children playing tug of war
Caption: Children playing tug of war, Fisheating Creek, Florida USA

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Technical data: Photo taken with handheld Olympus SLR film camera and Zuiko 180mm f2.8 lens using existing daylight. Approximate exposure 1/1000 second at f8 - Kodak T-Max 400 black & white film, processed normally. No lens filters were used.

Film was scanned using a Nikon Coolscan series film scanner. Photo file was routinely optimized using Photoshop; levels and curves, sharpening, cropping and dust spot removal using clone tool. I use a Mac for all photo processing.

Comments: When children are this engaged making good candid photos is about as easy as chewing gum. This photo was taken late in the day at a campground full of families and their children. Campgrounds are very good locations for candid children photos though the politics can be tricky. Never ask permission from the campground management; they've got nothing to gain and lots to lose by granting it. Rather, stroll around and casually ask individuals for permission to "take a picture". Of course, always always ask children's parents for permission.

The man straining mightily on the far left is very prominent in this photo. If you want to draw attention to something in a picture, place it on an edge, like this.

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