Lost Soccer Ball

Uploaded: June 11, 2010 04:37:37


There is something so sad and lonely about an empty playground. Seeing this ball made it even sadder because I knew there was some disappointed child at home crying for that ball!


Dennis Gay June 16, 2010

G'day *MAXINE*!

Such a timely photograph with the Eorld Cup upon us and so reminicent of a famous American photographer, (whose name escapes me), who photographed a little tricycle in a driveway.
His shot was in colour but yours suits B&W to a T.
Great placement of the ball to ensure you included the swing seats as I feel a strong connection between them.
Your chosen depth of field was a masterstroke as it puts everything in context and makes this work a suburban statement not just a shot of a soccer ball in a park.
I wish this one well.

Dennis #1279237

Maxine C. Schnitzer June 18, 2010

Hello Dennis! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. If you can think of the name of that American photographer please let me know. #8703718

Dennis Gay June 21, 2010

G'day again *MAXINE*!

I found that photographer to whom I referred earlier.
His name was William Eggleston: http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&&sa=X&ei=kWEfTKzGA8bQcZmsvIsB&ved=0CCEQBSgA&q=william+eggleston&spell=1 and the photograph I referred to is 'Tricycle' from his Memphis series: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=134389

Dennis #8708140

Merna L. Nobile July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your Finalist Award for June, 2010. Merna #8764258

Dennis Gay July 14, 2010

See *MAXINE*?????!!!!!
I told you it was good! 8-) 8-) 8-)
My warmest Aussie congratz on making the FINALS!
D! #8764385

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this photo belongs solely to Maxine C. Schnitzer.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.