Delaware River Floodplain


This photo was taken last week in an area along the Delaware River that tends to flood when the river runs high.

Jenn is a good sport. :) Thanks, Jenn!

Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens at f/1.2, 1/1000s, ISO 200. The blur or bokeh surrounding the extremely sharp focal area is due to shooting with this lens wide open at f/1.2. Converted to Lab color, applied curves adjustments for contrast & desaturation, color balancing, fading.

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This is a great non-action action shot.

Posted by Anthony DiSante on June 14, 2008 2:26 AM

Jenn on a limb....sounds like a drink....stirred, not shaken.....she looks neither. I'd like more detail in the foliage, ala Durand, but that's another river.

Thanks for the thoughtful composition that is your signature.

Posted by david tinnon on June 14, 2008 4:50 AM

Upon the fallen sycamore Jenn does sit
Walking stick and waders complete her outfit.
As long as she does not lurch
She'll be safe on her perch
But it's into the drink if she slips.

Nice splash of her pink sweatshirt with all the greens and browns.

Posted by JPH on June 14, 2008 5:43 AM

Love the depth of field given by this lense - super sharp stuff

Posted by LwS on June 14, 2008 7:43 AM

Just wanted to say thanks for posting the photography data with each shot--I check this blog all the time and try to guess your focal length, f-stop, and anything else that i can glean. And it's been a great learning aid. Love those prime lenses--of course, your sense of composition and diligence in finding nice images is the real story here. So thanks.

Posted by RB on June 14, 2008 7:10 PM

Great shot !

Cheers, Michael

Posted by Michael on June 15, 2008 10:53 AM

Great composition, love the shallow dof and the low saturation.
Excellent photos in your blog. Congratulations.

Posted by andré on June 15, 2008 5:59 PM

WOW - what a shot! Love the lighting and the colours in this, beautiful work.

Posted by Craig Wilson on June 16, 2008 3:44 AM


Posted by alec baldwin on June 16, 2008 1:15 PM

beautifully composed, so summery feeling.

Posted by Ame on June 16, 2008 1:18 PM

These water reflection shots are really great. The shallow depth of field with the f/1.2 lens really gives it an other-worldly look, almost a tilt-shift look. Very well done. Trying hard not to buy an 85 f/1.2 - money wants to leave my wallet, must stop that...

Posted by Kurt on June 17, 2008 5:23 PM

The picture looks so calm, maybe of the ingenious water reflections. And the girl just look cute.

Posted by Billigflug Bangkok on June 18, 2008 11:28 AM

"How high's the water Jenn?
She said, 'it's 3 feet high and raising.'
We could make it to the road in a leaky old boat,
the only thing left we got that will float,
it's all ready over all the wheat and oats,
'3 feet high and raising.'"

Just fillin' in till Ms. Kathleen gets back.....where in tarnation is that woman?

Posted by david tinnon on June 18, 2008 10:26 PM

Why do we so easily dismiss those who have come before us? We call them "old fashioned" and "out of touch"? We need to learn to live through their memories and expand upon their legacies. We must respect them for their accomplishments through their difficult times. They made great sacrifices for the generations that follow and their contributions, even in death, keep us safe and dry.

Posted by Willow on June 23, 2008 10:06 PM

fantastic depth to this frame

Posted by btezra on June 27, 2008 3:27 PM

Great shot as usual! Damn it, I would kill to have that kind of nature around me. So friggin beautiful. Keep up the good work!

Posted by Tobias on June 30, 2008 1:40 PM

This one has such an interesting look. The scale is most striking to me. Jen seems so small sitting there. It works wonderfully with the punch of color from her shirt too.

Posted by Laurie on July 3, 2008 11:13 PM

This has to be one of my favorite images on your site. It is such a calm beautiful image. Well done.

Posted by MillerB on August 18, 2008 8:03 AM

Lovely shot! She looks so small in the photo, it amazes me..

Posted by Laura on September 2, 2008 1:59 PM
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