This was taken on a beautiful sunny evening in a nearby field where there was plenty of mud to enjoy. :)

Post-processing: Curves, curves, curves, selective color saturation/desaturation, color balance to bring up the highlights, fading and blending in soft light and multiply mode, sharpening faded to 100% in luminosity mode.

Still working on that tutorial for anyone who's been following along. :) It's quite a bit more complicated to write out than I thought it would be, and is probably getting too philosophical at this point, but I'm working on it! Thanks for your patience.



is this pic/reflection for real? If au naturel, it is fantastic!

Posted by faye at September 28, 2005 5:07 AM

Yes, the whole scene is real - I don't have the talent to fake something like this! Just another day of mud puddles in Durham Township.

Posted by Kathleen at September 28, 2005 2:17 PM

Super shot!!!

Posted by Tatiana at October 11, 2005 8:51 PM

Quelle belle symétrie !!
Le reflet dans l'eau , les couleurs , tout est très beau .
Very beautiful !

Posted by jean at November 19, 2005 8:08 PM

This is the most lovely photograph I have ever seen. It makes me feel very close to the person I was at five years old. I am saving up to order the print.

Posted by John David Sturgill at December 5, 2005 5:18 PM

this is possibly my favorite of yours.
it's just perfect, well done

Posted by pierre at January 6, 2006 4:08 PM

Timeless. I've been that kid. I've had that kid. I know that kid.

Posted by Jill Draper at February 12, 2006 6:08 PM

i like the subject, but this photo is ruined by what appears to be extremely cheesy photoshopping. lay off the wipes, and instead make judicial use of cropping to emphasize the boy.

Posted by jacobe hazzard at March 5, 2006 7:07 AM

Thinking about my 6 years old boy when he is walking with me, it seems to be very difficult , not to step in or even jump in to those very attractive mudpuddles.Also when he's not allowed to because of his still spotless cloth, and keep spotless. I have to smile while looking at this beautiful shot!

Posted by Oliver at May 11, 2006 11:12 AM

very nice photo and of course the moment is perfect

Posted by heitta at August 24, 2006 2:11 AM

Very fine. Sensitive and nostalgic.

Posted by Jordan at August 28, 2007 1:43 AM

great moment captured!

Posted by octavian brezean at March 31, 2008 6:35 PM
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