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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time:March 20, 2007 18:32
Aperture/Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec, f5
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO: 100
Flash: none

We've come down here so many times that I am having trouble finding new things to shoot! Anyway, this is perhaps different and interesting. This is my oldest having fun in the pool. This is one of those pools with a vanishing rear edge, and it's got a scenic view of the bay. Combined with the dark color of the pool walls, it really creates an illusion of the pool water being contiguous with the bay water.


03.21.07, 10:13 AM, Heidi:

;-) this looks kinda funny! Wow, we don't have such cool pools with scenic views here in Switzerland!

03.21.07, 12:54 PM, Mark:

Great shot-very BLUE.

03.21.07, 12:56 PM, P.J.:

Awesome photo and different for a swimming shot. I like that just the eyes and top of head are noticable.

I also really love how your photos come out and would love to know how much processing you do/what kind of things you do? They are always so perfect.

03.21.07, 01:41 PM, Frank:

What a beautiful shot. The colours are very nice, and the motive looks funny.

03.21.07, 03:22 PM, MikesRightBrain:

Hey P.J., thanks for the comment. As for how much processing, that really varies for me from shot to shot. For this one, after some time spent cropping to a way I liked it, I did a levels adjustment to the face to make sure it was brought out more strongly. As you can see from the backfround, the sun was actually facing me. After that, I did a curves adjustment to bring out more of the yellow color and the blue of the water. I was going to mess with the blue of the bay water to get it to match more with the pool, but I ran out of time and didn't think that was what I wanted anyway. Finally, I applied the unsharp mask to the center of the image to sharpen it up.


03.21.07, 08:07 PM, Rock Kauser:

He needs a shark fin :)

03.21.07, 09:24 PM, Jeremi:

I love it, what a cool shot! After reading your description of post processing I think I need to take a PS course from you! ;)
Great job!

03.22.07, 01:09 PM, clarence:

Nice yellow goggles!

03.25.07, 04:54 PM, cool daddio:

I had heard the american crocidile was making a comeback :)

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