This was taken during the same afternoon, in the same location, as the image in the previous post.
Post-processing: Shot with the 5D at 17mm. I stopped the camera down quite a bit when I shot this. In post, I changed the white balance from the camera's auto-mode to add more warmth, added some vignetting, applied curves adjustments and desaturated the image overall.
Thanks, everyone! Hope 2006 is off to a great start!
Very nice. I think this one wins over yesterday's.
Wow! This is wonderful. I love the boy's reflection in the muddy water. Fantastic shot.
Fantastic composition, the whole photo just draws me in.
the photo has told very deep meaning of life, for me. amazing...
Reminds me of Cartier Breson's puddle jump shot only transposed to the countryside instead of the city. Lovely work.
Wow. I mean... WOW. Damn, Kathleen... Good stuff.
today i was feeling blue, and everything else just fell apart.
its 10:30pm and i was about to go to bed for some rest and do it all again tommorrow.
but i decided to see if you updated today.
i am glad i did.
1st smile i have had in what feels to be a long, long, long time.
i thank you
This is so wonderful on so many levels. Subject, contrast, color etc. Love it.
Very nice photo! Love the contrast.
looks so amazing...like a painting.
I can only concur with previous posters, it feels like a painting. Incredible.
Visually arresting, Kathleen. Great work on the vignetting, colors, and capturing that reflection!
You not only create wonderful imagery, but memorable imagery as well!
This is simply great!!
Absolutely stunning Kathleen, wonderful work!
This is wonderful--it has an etherial, almost dream-like quality that is very compelling.
love this shot! great reflection and colors
A paean to both childhood and nature.
Masterful, as ever.
Just stunning. The lighting is wonderful.
That little fella sure gets around!
Superb reflection and dynamic attitude of the child.
I cannot recall a photograph of that lad sitting still...I'd kill for half that energy. Striking as ever, Kathleen.
Beautiful, Kathleen. Everything here is just perfect.
What a great subject. I love the light in this, and the depth. Beautiful.
Love this atmospheric shot... the silhouette of your little boy is really adorable.
Nice shot! Great composition and processing!
A truly magical moment, brillant timing. All the elements of this photo work so well together to create a great atmosphere...
Very very nice. Perfect catch of the atmosphere.
That's it, I give up. Any one want to buy my camera?
kind of 'modern' Cartier-Breson..
Could this be my favourite photo of all time? Quite possibly. *sigh* It's perfect. I will have to buy it as soon as I have the funds. Do you offer any smaller sizes?
Might I also ask what ISO you were set to and what lens use? (One must learn from a master)
I love this image again. Your son has mirrored the exact same movement of the previous. He is like your carry around mannequin. Ever useful. As per usual it's your use/interpretation of light that makes this one...
I have a couple of questions, I hope you'll answer. When you displayed your work in the gallery, did you develop some images that looked fine on screen but due to post-processing (or whatever) looked a little lack lustre once on paper? I only ask because I have been asked to display in a local gallery and upon developing some of my images (that looked fine) they seem a little stilted. My images seem fine on my web pages, on screen and in photoshop so I am wondering how to combat this. I swear my computer screen is fine. Or, is this just a learning curve that you went through? Sorry to rant but I need to be able to relaibly print images in future, photoshop adjustments are enough to worry about without developing problems too.
Great shot, nice composition and subject matter and that tonal range just keeps on going, very nice.
Oh... and of course the light is stunning !
Pure brilliance, Kathleen. Everything about this is stunning.
This is fantastic. I like the slight desaturation and the vignetting. Nicely shot and nicely processed. Love it.
Again, one of your best! Happy New Year!
this is simply wonderful.. top quality work.. tells a great story and evokes my childhood feelings.. great work!! ;p
i would like to see your response to tobias' question. i have had the same problem..
truly stunning shot. very well done!
Tanja: Shot with the Canon 5D, 17-40mm f/4L wide angle lens set at 17mm, 1/800s at f/18, ISO 500. I only shoot in RAW format.
Tobias and Blu: I don't have an easy answer for you there. It took me many months of trial and error to get my prints looking the way I wanted them to look. I'm lucky to have a friend, Nate Zander, who has an excellent eye, understands the relationships between the screen and the printer, and has access to the Epson 7600, which does a fine job of printing my images. (I printed on Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art paper, by the way, which is gorgeous.)
We worked together for many weeks getting my prints done, looking at proofs and making adjustments, etc.
My recommendation - if you don't have a good friend like Nate :) - is to take a class on printing digital images. It's tricky to get what you're looking at on-screen to translate onto paper. And the more you know, the less you're going to spend on mistakes! Trust me, it adds up...
I'm sure there are many, many on-line tutorials and plenty of excellent books at this point. Let me know if you need help finding something.
I know this is an afternoon shot but it makes me think of what the beginning of the day would look like if, instead of a gradual lightening, it just exploded into being. Beautiful and stylish.
I think this may be the best work I've seen you do. This is just amazing. Love it love it love it.
Guess little boys AND photographers like mud puddles. Good combination.
Wow, great impact. I do like your post processing! Do you talk about it greater depth anywhere?
wonderful, this looks like a dream.
Can you send me a quote on a smaller print of this image? ;)