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On a sweet summer's day...

On a sweet summer's day...
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Copyright: Shelly OBrien (ShellyOB) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 86 N: 790] (3425)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-21
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D70s, SIGMA 18-200/3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-01 8:45
Viewed: 2785
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While I was home this past month, we had the most incredible weather imaginable. Temps in the mid to high 70's, sunshine, cool breezes. Perfect days for the park. Simply unheard of for July in the Ohio Valley. It was heavenly.

This was taken in Ritter Park where there's a small creek that runs through it. Kids love it. They wade and look for fish and crawdads, carry their little pails along. I thought this was such a pretty scene, though. I like the way the light just catches in places.

As nice as it was being home, having the baby night and day about did me in. I am slowly recovering and have a couple of days off now to unwind and get caught up. Hope you enjoy this.

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hi Shelly lovely scene you have captured the details are clear and colours sharp and pov is excellent tfs
regards bryan

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-08-01 8:53]

Hi Shelly,

A nice image!
Interesting colors. Looks like an oasis of relaxation, away from the world unleashed.
Have a quit weekend,

Hi Shelly,
Normally I am not drawn to photos with humans, but this one does it for me. The interaction of the two kinds make this nature photo a whole lot more. It gives a great focal point, it adds scale and its gives a serene feel. I also like your POV with the leaves framing the scenery.

Hi Shelley,

What a great photo the colours are sublime the shadows are great nice sharp details a really good composition well done.


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  • Texan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 543 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-08-01 10:21]

Neat use of the tunnel effect and the water was well captured.

Well hi there Shelly!!
Love this ... I like too, the way the sun just hits certain areas within the foliage of the trees, but mostly I like the way the two kids are illuminated so well in the their white clothing. Perfect that they were wearing white. (I see one has left his bucket off to the side :)
Great job.
Enjoy your weekend

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-08-01 14:19]

Hi Shelly,
Fabulous lighting adorning your capture!
Great green tones and details.
A superb reflection of the two youngsters in the water!
Sharpness is impeccable and the direction of the light is just fantastic!
Great POV and amazingly seen capture.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi Shelly
Big splendor of green, perfect DOF and exposure, nice reflection and very fine compostion. TFS


Hi Shelly,

Wonderful scene with the kids surrounded by the foliage and just in right in the sun with patches of shadow front and aft.

A reel mood-setter.



hello Shelly This shot reminds me of Southern England and a place called Watersmeet. It is a secluded shady valley with a gentle river flowing through it. There is also a cafe where you can have scones with strawberry jam and cornish cream. Thanks for the memory. The seclusion and peacefulness is very evident.
warm regards

Hello Shelly

Nice capture of these children doing what children do best..........exploring. I find the images taken unaware are the best as in this instance. Nice work


Hi Shelly,
The lighting here is simply superb, I really like your choice of composition. Such fresh tones, looks quite naturally framed, the mixture of shadows and highlights works really well too. Your DOF looks very sufficient for this shot, the kids seem nice and clear. Well spotted my friend.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-08-02 2:36]

Hi Shelly

An attractive sylvan glade, & it looks like a nice spot to escape the relentless heat of the summer sun. The 2 people add a welcome human element. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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  • tafa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 13 N: 181] (1818)
  • [2009-08-02 8:50]

Splendid photo with fascinating and fantastic colours, I like a lot !Have a good day!

Beautiful place so well captured. Excellent lighting and colors. The kids on the right place. I love it. TFS


Hi Shelly
Welcome back. You have a nice choice for your first shot in August. The two kids are well framed by the trees and stand out well in their patch of sunlight.
Nicely done.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-08-03 7:54]

Hi Shelly,

I like how the tree limbs frame this shot. The light and shadows make for an interesting composition and the children exploring the waters is a nice bonus. Oh to be young again!

Warm regards,

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2009-08-03 8:04]

Hi Shelly,
Not a whole lot to critique here, the composition, the light, the DOF the POV and the moment you captured are all dead on.
Really well done, a gorgeous shot.
Thanks for sharing.

Shelly, an idyllic setting and even better photographic canvas! I too live within the confines of the Ohio Valley and we have indeed had a very kind summer compared to the norm. I have not made very good use of the great weather this year, but I am happy to see that you and others have. A+1 Excellente!!

JoeGoff, Louisville, KY

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-08-05 12:09]

I love it!! Great summer mood! The light clothing stands out so well. Good lighting and excellent detail. TFS

Hello Shelly
I was for couple day to on a river with my family and i realy like this relaxing atmosfere.I am happy to hear from you something again.
I hope you are well my dear friend
I send you couple pic. next days
All best ,Bratislav

Wonderful image! Great light & comp. Looks like a great place to have some fun. Use to love fishing for crawdads!

Hi Shelly...this is a nice shot...excellent details and composition...


This is a very pretty picture,so crisp, clear and natural.Thanks for sharing.

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  • BLR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 1 N: 143] (601)
  • [2013-01-31 13:10]

Shelly... this photo is as you put it... sweet.

Floods me with so many pleasant memories of childhood. Really special image, super Southern. :)

Technically - your crop, focal points and everything are rather perfect. Love how their skin radiates in the cool setting... sunshine. Awesome.


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