Tuesday, September 2, 2008


This shot was taken during Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk in Detroit, Michigan. I don't normally take pictures of kids simply because people might get the wrong impression, however during the photowalk there were several of us taking pictures of kids in the fountain so it was less of a problem. This particular fountain is located along the Detroit Riverwalk, just behind the Renaissance Center (GM Headquarters). The day of our photowalk was quite warm and there were several kids playing in this fountain. This particular boy was running through the fountain yelling at the spouts of water as they shot up. As he was running through the fountain I took several shots and this one was the best of the bunch. I like the way the water is just coming up from the fountain as if his yelling was causing the water to shoot up.

The image to the left is the 'as shot' image. When I was working on the image I wanted to eliminate extra elements from the shot and focus on the boy and his relationship with the fountain. While I did some original work to adjust the color, I decided fairly quickly on that a black and white image would look the best. All processing was done using Lightroom 2.0, with minor finishing work in Photoshop CS3.

This shot was taken using an Olympus E-3 with the 70-300 Digital Zuiko lens. Focal length was 190mm with a crop factor of 2x. Exposure was 1/640 @ f/5.6 using ISO 100.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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