Jenn Jumping


This photograph was taken tonight at Louise Moore Park in Easton, Pennsylvania, about 25 minutes from Durham Township. I was lying on the ground shooting up into the sky. Jenn only had to jump about 40 - 50 times before we got this shot. :)

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm with circular polarizing filter, ISO 100, shutter speed 1/800s and aperture f/4. Cropped slightly to improve composition, mulitple curves adjustment for contrast/saturation, color balancing for tone.

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This could easily go right into some sort of advertisement. Flawless shot, with perfect sharpness except the slight bit on the shoes that conveys the motion of the image.

Posted by EssPea | Photography on May 18, 2006 12:16 AM

That's just, well what can I say... that's just an awesome shot.

Posted by Eric Hart on May 18, 2006 1:35 AM

hey. very nice shot. i love such shots. the tones are very great. i also like how she is flying and looking to the camera.

Posted by shaped on May 18, 2006 1:46 AM

Nice shot.. Clouds are really good and the expression is captured nicely :)

Posted by Jeet on May 18, 2006 2:01 AM

Dynamic! Jumping Jenn fits very well to the clouds.

Posted by KPK on May 18, 2006 2:18 AM

wow! just.... wow!

Posted by payam on May 18, 2006 3:00 AM

I'm kind of glad that it (probably) won't go into an advertisement. Then they would smooth out all those creases and folds within her clothes and skin, which occur naturally when a body is moving, but seem to annoy everybody working in advertisement. Beautiful shot. And jumping 40-50 times is good workout, too. :-)

Posted by Flo on May 18, 2006 3:06 AM

great shot, and beautiful sky behind her. very very nice, take care and have a beautiful day K. :)

Posted by bruno on May 18, 2006 3:17 AM

Wonderful shot - great action.

Posted by LwS on May 18, 2006 3:46 AM

So cool. Every time I come here I'm in awe.

Posted by David on May 18, 2006 4:12 AM

This is absolutely fantastic. Everything is spot on.

Posted by mar00ned on May 18, 2006 4:54 AM

Wonderful lighting! Wonderful moment captured! Not to mention wonderful composition. Or rather, she seemed to fill up the frame perfectly.

Posted by PlasticTV on May 18, 2006 6:04 AM

wow, realy expressive, dynamicaly image! i like it!

Posted by *mamo on May 18, 2006 6:25 AM

Really wonderful shot. Perfectly executed.

I guess Jenn got her share of exercise last night.

Too bad it wasn't taken at "Jenny Jump State Forest"...LOL

Posted by Laurie on May 18, 2006 7:03 AM

Fantastic frame! Nice perspective, perfect focus and great blue sky...

Posted by 19 Seconds Of Spring on May 18, 2006 8:17 AM

wow, this is very cool! i've long admired your work but never commented, but i love this one. -ron

Posted by ron on May 18, 2006 8:58 AM

Great color saturation in the sky; it provides good contrast for the light color of her skin and clothes. Of course, the action is perfect.

Posted by Robert on May 18, 2006 10:21 AM

looks like she's getting some great hang-time!!! Love the carefree feeling and the expression on her face! Wonderful feel-good photography here!

Posted by DeWaun on May 18, 2006 10:53 AM

Beautiful shot of beautiful Jenn. We were told that you control the clouds, now I believe it!!

Posted by Motina on May 18, 2006 11:20 AM

Nice! I love the human aspect of your photos. You have a great eye for capturing a unique aspect of people integrated into nature.

Posted by andrew on May 18, 2006 11:31 AM

Very nice capture! The sky is really nice!

Posted by Renato on May 18, 2006 11:52 AM

sharp, wide, polarized. Like it.

Posted by luke on May 18, 2006 1:30 PM

Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

Posted by Laurie on May 18, 2006 1:58 PM

That is a really beautiful shot. I love the colours - the sky is perfect and the tone on Jenn is great. I haven't stopped by before, but I definitely will again :)

Posted by cat on May 18, 2006 2:31 PM

Very original work. Perfect production

Posted by Manuel on May 18, 2006 3:25 PM

This is very good. Like the dynamic angle and wide focal length. Sharp where it needs to be, yet the blur of the foot imparts a sense of movement. Even the clouds to echo the sense of movement, as well as being perfectly placed to frame the subject.

Posted by Simon C on May 18, 2006 4:05 PM

The composition is great. I like how her body movement flows with the high wispy clouds. How do you always manage to find such wonderful skies.

Posted by michael on May 18, 2006 4:16 PM

very nice! :)

Posted by Rui on May 18, 2006 6:35 PM

I know you intend this to be a G rated site but holy sh*t. Awesome.

Posted by miklos on May 18, 2006 6:42 PM

That's just fantastic! Would make superb stock! :)

Posted by mari on May 18, 2006 6:45 PM

40 or 50 Jumps? Sounds about right. I used to do a lot of retouching and post production for fashion. For every great action/model shot you see in print, there were two or three rolls of film on the floor.

Also Dittos on the Girl-shape Cloud-shape arrangement. (You have yet to explain how you get the clouds to obey.)

Posted by david Tinnon on May 18, 2006 9:34 PM

Excellent shot. The contrasting tones of the sky with the girl are gorgeous. And the sky itself is simply jaw dropping.

Posted by Suvir Venkataraman on May 19, 2006 1:28 AM

Great shot, everything works well together. One for the stock pile I think. Nice one.

Posted by garyx on May 19, 2006 6:15 PM

Wonderfull photo, i love the dark blue colors. Just perfect.

Posted by Ubbe on May 19, 2006 6:40 PM

You capted the action in a fantastic way

Posted by michelle on May 20, 2006 12:44 AM

That's really "visual appealing" shot! Beautiful colours and the feel from that jumping seems to me like there are no borders or limits. Man, you got me! Excellent work!

Posted by Lud@ on May 20, 2006 7:05 AM

I have a similar one that I took in Buenos Aires. Nice job.
And don't forget to look for the wild and wooly in life!~

Posted by Matt Bamberg on May 20, 2006 5:06 PM

Excellent, I love this one.

Posted by noushin on May 20, 2006 5:26 PM

i think maybe it could be better if her eyes were staring at somewhere far away. anyway, it's such a very nice photo to get me inspired.

Posted by rambohoho on May 20, 2006 6:32 PM

Only about 40 or 5o times amused me greatly. She looks less tired than that!

Posted by ROB on May 20, 2006 11:16 PM

amazing photo.

Posted by faustina on May 21, 2006 7:44 AM

Great shot! as someone mentioned, something that could really be used in advertising!

Posted by RensNL on May 21, 2006 8:52 AM

this shot is absolutely perfect!!!!

Posted by Kris on May 21, 2006 11:57 AM

Fantastic shot. The 40-50 jumps was worth it!

Posted by thukai on May 21, 2006 5:02 PM

excellent... just brilliant!

Posted by frisky on May 23, 2006 12:02 PM

Fantastic shot. So full of life.

Posted by Peter Carr on May 24, 2006 6:58 PM

great shot.

Posted by thomas on May 31, 2006 7:00 AM

I really like this picture, especially knowing how hard it is to get the "right" moment. And the colours ...

Posted by Miguel on June 1, 2006 6:25 PM

This makes me sick. Just when I think I'm doing well with my photography, I see things like this. This is amazing, and I wonder how many shots it took to get it right.

What makes me appreciate it most is that it's not that difficult technically, nor does it require any expensive equipment. It's pure art - drool.

Posted by Ethan on June 4, 2006 1:22 AM

This is a perfect one for the stock agencies. Brilliantly executed.

Posted by Ayash Basu on July 4, 2006 11:19 PM
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