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Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 27 July 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Jesse ( 2010 ) at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice wide angle use

27 Jul 2010 5:08am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great work on this and I like the feeling of motion you have captured in this!

27 Jul 2010 5:27am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful high key tones, composition, timing and sense of motion...a great shot Stephen!!

27 Jul 2010 5:50am

Marie LC from France

A photo which returns each of us to the childhood

27 Jul 2010 6:23am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

AWESOME !!!! perfect shot...

27 Jul 2010 7:16am

JPS from Le Havre, France

A real success...

27 Jul 2010 8:00am

Annie from Bordeaux, France

I love the sensation of speed, i love also light and color... 5* :o)

27 Jul 2010 10:02am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful picture. It is so bright and happy with these colors and I hope she will smile soon ;)

27 Jul 2010 11:53am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

cool shot , beautiful :)

27 Jul 2010 1:47pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

REally cool image, great work

27 Jul 2010 2:46pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

I just love it !
so beautiful and unexpected a pure pleasure
to see. Wonderful, happy, fun, cannot do better.

27 Jul 2010 3:16pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

Nice sense of movement in this one and a good wide shot..

27 Jul 2010 3:52pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

She adds so much magic to the wonders there already - I do like this one.

27 Jul 2010 5:28pm

k@ from Paris, France

The yellow leg of the girl, the white ones of the horse, their heads up, hers down - a very nice tale for sure !

27 Jul 2010 6:08pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

There is actually just enough blur in the background to give the effect of the motion, and judging by the camera position it didn't look an easy one to take.

27 Jul 2010 6:23pm

@Curly: Hey Curly - you might enjoy my note to Susan - the blur in this is pure Photoshop.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a great pov and the motion blur is just perfect - - I love those hrorses. Nioce Job

27 Jul 2010 7:58pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Wonderful high key fantasy like composition.

27 Jul 2010 8:18pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The wooden horse neighing of fun and he's right:))) Superb shot. Good day.

27 Jul 2010 8:27pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very nice catch

27 Jul 2010 8:32pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

I love the wide angle and blurred background here!

27 Jul 2010 9:55pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

So dynamic. Love the sense of motion.

28 Jul 2010 12:20am

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA from Pompano Beach, United States

Awesome catch.....were you actually riding while shooting????

28 Jul 2010 12:26am

@Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA: Yup - actually riding - we rode the carousel for three go-arounds - the guy running the ride was really cool about it. It was a slow afternoon and I think he was happy to see us - but...

On this shot we were stationary. I worked for this image. I isolated everything on the turntable in Photoshop, using various selection methods and saving the selections. After getting everything set - I loaded them and did an inverse selection. I then used just a little motion blur to suggest we were moving.

But the main reason I went to all this trouble was because I loved the image but there was too much light and too little contrast around Jesse. Doing all of this allowed me to tone down the outside light while softening the distracting outside details through the blur effect. So now you know...

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic composition!

28 Jul 2010 2:11am

willow from Chelsea, United States

OH! I REALLY like this - the motion, the colors, the concept - everything!

28 Jul 2010 2:34am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Nice composition! Perfect colors and lighting! Superb!

28 Jul 2010 2:53am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A fantastic work, Stephen. After reading your answer to Susan I can figure the steps to get such a dynamic image with the charming Jesse riding.

28 Jul 2010 6:26am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you, Francisco - we had great fun doing this shoot and it was well worth the effort.

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

great shot - love the bright sunlight (the adjustment is quite effective - looks very natural)!

28 Jul 2010 6:57am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

This is really a happy image. I like it.

29 Jul 2010 10:44pm

@sherri: Thanks, Sherri - one of my favorites from this day...

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

I really like the angle of view of this image. The light and shadows work well together. Nice job, Stephen.

1 Aug 2010 2:45am

@Russ Devan: Thank you, Russ - I love this image and I'm glad you got to see it.

ELENA from Basauri, Spain

Cool scenario with her posing..

6 Aug 2010 8:04pm