Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Flickr Favs: Rebecca


This is a picture of my daughter Rebecca bouncing on a trampoline in our garden - taken August 04. This is he second picture of a person I have posted on this blog, the first was Solstice Jazz - as I have discussed elsewhere, I am somewhat wary of people pictures.

I have chosen this one because she is not easily identifiable and it has a surreal feel to it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved in on Flickr - Love it here.
The hair does it for me!

Of course since you are a proud and probably protective papa I won't comment on how cute she is, or how many young men are and will be calling your home ;-)

26/7/05 07:38  
Blogger Unknown said...

LOL - this is great. The black/white socks crack me up!

26/7/05 08:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have also no portraits of humans in my blog. Actually harm, but many humans react aggressive, if one photographs them.

26/7/05 09:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice pic :)

26/7/05 09:10  
Blogger Chantal said...

What a nice capture.... great timing..... wonder what is under all that hair....

26/7/05 10:04  
Blogger F. Vissault said...

Ian, great picture of your daughter in motion like swan before...

26/7/05 11:13  
Blogger ghost particle said...

The clouds at the back looks so close and the flying hair makes this pic a classic. Looks like shes floating in the sky!

26/7/05 11:29  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

I like the capture of the hair, frozen in a moment of time.

26/7/05 11:46  
Blogger .bk said...

That's absolutely fantastic. I agree with Rock and everyone else, the hair is THAT special something in this shot.

26/7/05 13:06  
Blogger Sathish N said...

B'ful pic.. perfect timing and her hair covers the face.. everything perfect :-)

26/7/05 13:24  
Blogger MP said...

Intresting stealth mode:-)

26/7/05 13:43  
Blogger Jennifer Swanepoel said...

This is great! Talk about a great background for a portrait...nothig distracting, no poles growing out of her head..lol! I love the action, too!

26/7/05 13:48  
Blogger jane said...

Superb shot. I love how the background is pure sky - it looks as though she is bouncing incredibly high!

26/7/05 13:56  
Blogger Sidney said...

Nice capture. I miss her face but have to confess it adds some mystery...and you can feel she is cute !

Why not a self portrait?
Then you don't neet to worry about:

a) I worry I will not do them justice
b) I worry they will not like it - trees and stuff do not complain!
c) I would like to take candids, but am a coward at heart

26/7/05 14:09  
Blogger Judy Birmingham (Seeing Anew Blog) said...

Such clarity and perfect timing -- you froze the motion so well. Every strand of hair is sharp. I like the lines of her arm against the sky. The depth of field is so good -- her figure is nice and sharp against the soft background of the sky. It's also how disorienting it is to have no horizon in a photo -- a very original and refreshing shot, Ian.

26/7/05 14:10  
Blogger beth castillo-winsor [bcw] said...

This one is really cool! Love it! I wish I could see her face though :)

26/7/05 16:12  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

awesome pic .. perfect timing. the hair is the best part!

26/7/05 16:41  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

Amazing quality in an action shot. Beautiful. You should take people pictures more often...Solstice Jazz is also a classic. (I don't need to click on the link to remember, was that great picture of a blurred saxo player. I have it recorded on my mind.)

26/7/05 16:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome image. This ones a lot of fun, and not your normal family snapshot. I see everyone has already covered all the bases, but I can understand you not wanting to post family pictures on the internet.

26/7/05 18:06  
Blogger Joel said...

Youth !!!....... :(

26/7/05 18:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great capture!

26/7/05 20:12  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Thanks for commenting on my site Ian! I came on here the other day when Lara guest posted and I love your photos... especially this one! You're right it does have a surreal feel to it. did you use a very fast shutter speed?

26/7/05 20:14  
Blogger La Niña Graphics said...

nice picture!

26/7/05 20:24  
Blogger Potpourri said...

Lovely shot. She appears to be so light in the air.. perfect timing.

26/7/05 20:58  
Blogger pk said...

Great action shot, love the hair flowing.

26/7/05 21:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same thing with my oldest daughters and they won't show their faces, especially in front of camera! What a great image but would love to see her face..does she look like you or her mom? Take cre Ian!

26/7/05 21:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehe...great capture! Crazy hair...and it looks soo cool with the sky in the background :-)

26/7/05 23:57  
Blogger makuahine said...

Very nice! It is surreal!

27/7/05 00:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look like she's floating in the air , look very high from the sky in the background...great capture:-)

27/7/05 00:17  
Blogger Adventuring through Florida's WILD life! said...

Personally, I think people pictures are superior to all else, and I freely admit I'm not good at them.

But this is fantastic. With this kind of talent, you should do more!

27/7/05 01:41  
Blogger Silent.Hollo said...

wow! this is a good action shot!

same here... i don't usually post pictures of people but it's a challenge for me.

your shots are wonderful by the way... WOW! :)

27/7/05 01:43  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh this is just awesome!!! What a fantastic shot, I just love it!!! It is very surreal, like she is just suspended in the sky. Totally awesome!!!

27/7/05 02:02  
Blogger genedavinci said...

This photo is bugging me! It's a great portrait and I wanna see the face! I guess your attempt in making rebecca mysterious works! Btw, great timing :)

27/7/05 03:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice. I like how the background works to divorce the photo from reality.

27/7/05 04:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I think this shot is good. As if she was floating in the sky. I think she deserve to show her face for being a great model in this shot.

(Was she wearing one black and one white socks?)

Thanks for stopping by at my photoblog. Hope to see you around. ;P

27/7/05 05:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fabulous shot! Really well done. I, too, am wary of "people" shots. However, I've been encouraged by some people who do them really well so I'm sticking a toe in...slowly. :-)

27/7/05 06:01  
Blogger Anna Aspnes said...

Thanks so much for posting on my photos. Love this one and know what you mean about taking candid shots of complete strangers. I haven't brought myself to do it yet and when I do, I ask permission, and then end up sounding like a complete dork!

27/7/05 07:06  
Blogger Ronalyn said...

What a great shot! It screams YOUTH, ENERGY, FUN! Love how her face is kept hidden. makes you wonder.. and I love the BG.. amazing shot! Thanks for sharing!

27/7/05 09:09  
Blogger Suyog said...

Brilliant shot! It makes one feel young!

27/7/05 11:42  
Blogger Nish said...

Awesome shot! the motion here and the whole feeling is just too good! i loved it

27/7/05 11:55  
Blogger Chris Vallancourt said...

All of the elements have conspired to make this a great shot. I love the hair, background and the body in motion...the fact that her face is hidden behind the hair only adds to it.

27/7/05 13:45  
Blogger Chris Vallancourt said...

All of the elements have conspired to make this a great shot. I love the hair, background and the body in motion...the fact that her face is hidden behind the hair only adds to it.

27/7/05 13:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great action photo! I am still a little hesitant to take candid photos of people I don't know, but I take plenty of portraits of actors and people I do know.

27/7/05 14:09  
Blogger cube said...

i could not resist the urge to comment. it's very joyful. great idea too!

27/7/05 16:11  
Blogger Srikanth said...

you have just frozen the action there.
I am also wary of putting pictures of people on blog, for that matter even taking pictures of strangers.

28/7/05 05:35  
Blogger malinda said...

Awesome shot! I love the energy and motion this captures.

28/7/05 15:20  

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