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day 4: retreat
day 4: retreat
ErinM


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: backyard
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2007

Viewed: 518
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)

This is my son Daniel in his backyard hideway. The weather this fall has been incredibly mild so far, and, in fact, it was a balmy 85 degrees today. So if you happen to be a ten year old boy, it was a great shirts-off kind of day. Daniel is constantly building and rebuilding this little retreat in a wooded area of our yard. He stores all kinds of natural collections here, and creates things like rock museums with his friends. They spend hours scrounging, digging, arranging and trading.

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10/17/2007 11:27:12 PM
This has a real old feel to it. I love the way the shadows are cast throughout the picture.
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10/06/2007 08:41:43 PM
Erin... wow. This is perfect. The first thing I thought of when I saw it was To Kill a Mockingbird... then boys' adventure stories. Beautiful and evocative.
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10/06/2007 07:07:34 PM
He has such striking features and what a great portrait of him. Just him being him. These are the best kinds of photos. The kind that he'll at later and be transported back to that place and time in his mind. Wonderful, as always. :)
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10/06/2007 05:46:40 PM
What a great pose, his body matches so many of the lines of the structure... the play of light and shadow is so interesting... such a natural, relaxed expression... beautiful tones... this is pretty amazing!!!
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10/06/2007 01:06:54 PM
such an exquisite portrait. beautiful.
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10/05/2007 09:32:56 PM
Oh how awesome. Doesn't it take you back to the carefree innocence of childhood. It goes by so fast. I'm glad he . . and you. . and even us are enjoying it so much.

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10/05/2007 04:19:41 PM
I love how you have processed this. It reminds me of a picture you would see from the 50s or 60s. I just keep looking at it. Very nicely done.
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10/05/2007 03:40:46 PM
I LOVE this! It looks like it could be a still frame from a movie. They're both great shots, awesome job!
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10/05/2007 08:50:54 AM
i've been watching "the war" on PBS and this totally looks like one of the soldiers-with-their-shirts-off scenes in the south pacific, with the logs and everything. except the soldiers were, of course, older...but not by much. it's really got an antique-y feel.

i have to say that i think i really like the second one better. :)
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10/05/2007 08:36:09 AM
As karen did , i thought of Huck Finn- this has such an old time , nostalgic feel. (I remember my boys and the hours they spent in their "forts" in the woods behind our house- thanx for the memory !)
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10/05/2007 02:32:00 AM
what a beautiful child, model.
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10/05/2007 02:08:47 AM
Magnificent, hauntingly atmospheric. Love the light/shadow play and the BW treatment. Great story, too.
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10/05/2007 01:05:07 AM

Judy is right. I was trying to remember why this looks so familiar. Then I read her comment and I immediately knew it gave that same old-movie feel. The contrast made by the light is incredible.

Great shot.
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10/04/2007 10:33:22 PM
Oh my goodness. You know what immediately comes to mind? The boy in "To Kill a Mockingbird." Your work is something I look forward to every day. Just beautiful and the tones - wow. LOVERLY
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10/04/2007 08:25:52 PM
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

What a beautiful photo! Love the light and shadows. It reminds me of Huckelberry Finn!


Yes Huckleberry Finn thats exactly what it looks like!
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10/04/2007 08:19:27 PM
and there we go again, just great.
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10/04/2007 08:15:25 PM
Looks vintage, like a Norman Rockwell painting kinda. Nice.
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10/04/2007 07:46:06 PM
What a handsome young fellow! The image has an old feel to it! Love it!
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10/04/2007 07:45:20 PM
fantastic photograph of your son ... the shadows are excellent . it has a wonderful feel about it .. i'm thinking tom sawyer .. great processing ... could be a book cover for an adventure story ..:)
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10/04/2007 07:43:07 PM
What a beautiful photo! Love the light and shadows. It reminds me of Huckelberry Finn!
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10/04/2007 07:24:31 PM
Looks like he had a fun place to play! Nice shot. I like the tones and the composition here.
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10/04/2007 06:53:06 PM
really good dof with the face so sharp; I like the b&w conversion too. And clearly the ruleofthirds composition works well too.
Did you selectively sharpen the face?
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10/04/2007 06:28:58 PM
Another nice photo, well done on the sepia. I'm guessing you dodged the eyes. Although they are a little too white for my taste, they really stand out.
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