(mostly) daily photoblog

Weekly Photo Challenge: UP!

The kids and I had a wonderful weekend, with a lot of activity.  This is but one.  It’s not the most beautiful photo from a technical standpoint, but it’s one of the most beautiful photos I’ve taken because it’s my daughter executing a possible broken neck over a sprinkler shooting through a trampoline.  Not a great backdrop, nor is it in the best focus, but it’s fun.

Oh, and she’s UP.


13 responses

  1. Brilliant capture….love the rainbow in the background…amazing timing, hope you’re kid is safe!

    August 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm

  2. Beautiful picture . The focus and compostion is not as important as the subject and the story that is spoken through the photography. Loved this. Keep clicking. Do visit my blog too if you have time 🙂

    August 28, 2011 at 10:32 pm

  3. she is definitely up – and over the rainbow, too, as caused by the sprinkler.
    thanks for sharing this happy summertime moment.

    August 28, 2011 at 11:40 pm

  4. A J

    Gorgeous shot. Loved it.

    August 29, 2011 at 12:23 am

  5. Rob

    I think the focus and composition are just fine; her face seems to be in focus, which for this image is I think the main thing, and she fills the majority of the frame. The background – with the blue sky and the green of the trees – provides a nice contrast with your daughter’s skin. You’ve also managed to capture a moment in time with no motion blur. I think this is a fantastic photograph.

    August 29, 2011 at 2:02 am

  6. very nice!

    August 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

  7. Chloe [Photographer]

    awesome capture!! what challenges are you contributing to?

    August 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    • Um, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Here’s the link: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/photo-challenges/ Every Friday, like Photo Friday, they post a challenge for that week. This week’s is “UP”. I posted both yesterday’s and today’s photos to that challenge. You should check it out.

      August 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

  8. awesome capture!! sharp for an action shot. great job. what lens/details?

    August 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    • Um, it was the kit lens (I have prime lenses – 50mm f1.7, 28mm f2.8 – but I didn’t use them) shot at 18mm, f8.0, 1/500s. I shot it at ISO200 so I could get a faster shutter speed. I also shot it on High Burst speed, so around 3 frames per second. That way I could pick out the best, most in focus of her in-air somersault.

      Thanks for the nice words.

      August 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      • i think it’s lovely – with an old-photo, sentimental quality, too. and i like the detailed beads of water on her arm, too! i thought it was a trampoline, but was wondering about the water. and there’s a rainbow! great job, again – a keeper.

        August 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm

  9. Excellent shot – looks like she’s having a great time 🙂

    September 1, 2011 at 5:10 am