Warm Day in January at the Horseshoe

It was close to 50 degrees F this afternoon and a little running and jumping through the mud, sans coat, let out a lot of steam. :)

Post-processing: Taken with the 5D at 17mm. Curves adjustments, selected color saturation and de-saturation, overall color balancing, selective sharpening, burning and dodging.

Thanks, everyone!



Wonderfully expressive of the exuberance of childhood. I love how you've balanced the exposure for the sky and the dark earth.

Posted by pfong on January 6, 2006 4:20 AM

Du machst so wundervolle, stimmungsvolle Photos. Ich bin ein Fan deiner Sichtweise!

Posted by Rolf on January 6, 2006 6:40 AM

A fine portrait of the joy of youth! He looks totally carefree and full of the spirit of play.

Posted by Rock Kauser on January 6, 2006 8:14 AM

what a happy kid! at least he'll stay out of trouble with mom nearby with a camera!

Posted by Crash on January 6, 2006 12:41 PM

Kathleen, I love how you get the most out of the natural light, this is a great image, as Rock said it potrays the joy of youth perfectly.

Posted by Neil on January 6, 2006 12:42 PM

I love this picture. The child is the center of the universe and appears almost weightless as if he is about to soar into the sky with the clouds.

Posted by armadillo44 on January 6, 2006 2:28 PM

Wow this is a really nice shot! The colours look really warm and welcoming.

Posted by Paul Woolrich on January 6, 2006 3:27 PM

How can you surpass this?

Posted by Motina on January 6, 2006 4:27 PM

Totally apropos for the beginning of a new year! Happy New Year KC!

Posted by Barbara on January 6, 2006 6:30 PM

Kathleen, this is a very beautiful photograph. Good work as usual. :)

Posted by Joe Lencioni on January 6, 2006 8:48 PM

Your such an artist in the pospreocessing. Lovely composition too. Is good to have some warm days during winter ;)

Posted by Adriana on January 7, 2006 2:59 AM

Incredible. Really really nice.

Posted by Mats on January 7, 2006 5:55 AM

I'm always amazed at how you get your pictures to look like paintings with your post processing. So beautiful. The warmth of the picture in the middle of winter is pure pleasure.

Posted by beckn32 on January 7, 2006 2:35 PM

It sure has been warm here in PA! I feel like springing through some fields myself :) Great capture!

Posted by Viking on January 7, 2006 3:40 PM

wow. This is great. Terrific job with the processing. The action, composition, and color are superb. This is one of my favorites on your site.

Posted by blake on January 7, 2006 8:49 PM

You definitely captured the moment. I love the energy and enthusiasm the picture communicates.

Posted by Tim Rice on January 8, 2006 7:41 AM

Superb photo. I get an unbelievable sense of freedom in looking at it, putting myself in his shoes, running, jumping, playing... Thanks for the feeling.

Posted by Dan :: genestho.ca on January 8, 2006 9:01 AM

I love this image. Summarises the joy to be a child. I can be so cynical at times so it's good to see those that are not. Looks like you have alot of fun around Durham. I love how much countryside you reflect in your images. Looking beyond him, blimey it just stretches out forever. An idyll that we also get to dip into.

Posted by tobias on January 8, 2006 5:24 PM

this is one of the most amazing things i have ever seen. it reminds me of when i was yonger i grew up aroud nothing but fields

Posted by billy roggers on January 12, 2006 7:56 AM
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