I think the water in Sisjön (Si Lake) was around 19 degrees, maybe a bit too cold for this lady here.
This is in the municipality of Mölndal, just south of Gothenburg.
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tyro (20958) 2011-07-06 0:43
Good morning Gunnar,
Even without being able to see this lady's facial expression, her posture and "body language" tells us that she feels a little less than comfortable in the water. The little boy sitting on his towel is clearly communicating with her, probably asking those very words.
Peter would have fun with this one, showing the line of the horizon exactly at the third and drawing lines and triangles from the boy to the lady and back towards the yellow bag.
A beautiful and beautifully composed shot with the subjects in bright colours against a plain background and, as usual, technically perfect.
snunney (86484) 2011-07-06 2:42
She does seem a bit taken aback but her red costume makes a fine focal point; no doubt that was what you intended:-) I like the juxtaposition with the lad sat on the water's edge. An agreeable daily life image with good light and colours.
bukitgolfb301 (36718) 2011-07-06 4:37
Hi my dear Gunnar, how are you?
Another tasteful wonderful shot! Very good moment you catch! Marvelous framework and well considerd composition as always!
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good day!
Takero from desperate muggy Tokyo,
Atousa (7131) 2011-07-06 7:47
A revealing shot n a good moment .. I like the composition specially the strong FG of the shot.. well done.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
holmertz (42815) 2011-07-06 9:04
19 degrees feels cold for me too, so I understand her hesitancy. But her red bathingsuit provides a good eyecatcher, while the little boy, the blankets and the bag make a good foreground. The boy faces the woman (his mother?) in a way that creates a good connection between them.
The picture feels slightly dark and lacking contrast, to my mind.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-07-06 11:58
J'aime la simplicité de cette composition avec le dialogue sous-entendu entre la mčre et l'enfant.
Une photo trčs agréable !
Fis2 (87403) 2011-07-06 12:07
Good composition and colors.
Photo has climate.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-07-06 12:45
a very lovely daily life photo with attractive composition and beautiful details, I like the POV and the atmosphere of the photo, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
npecanhuk (67488) 2011-07-06 18:18
Truly attractive picture!
Excellent photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
emka (81900) 2011-07-07 0:01
19 degrees is not VERY cold but for me , like for this lady (in red :)) it would be too cold. I hope in Adriatic it will be warmer and I will be able to swim a bit. Similar place like a camping in Norway, near trondheim. There the water was even colder. Nice shot. Fine compsotion and scene, we can me our story about it.
Nicou (125180) 2011-07-07 1:25
suepr compo et image quel beau cadrage avec le tronc, la vue sur le lac, et ce jeune dans le décor, fantastique le jeune qui regard la dame en rouge grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
danos (88303) 2011-07-07 8:27
nice the snapshot with the boy to watch his mother as she is thinking to swim in the lake.A good photo for her albun.
anokutan (15097) 2011-07-07 8:45
Nicely place.Good composition and colors.Photo has climate.
patdeph (35748) 2011-07-07 13:02
a very nice place,and a funny scene with this woman who seems to be cold,in this lake where it must be difficult to find some deep water.
lousat (79151) 2011-07-07 15:12
Hi Gunnar,it's cold but the desire to take a bath is too big for this woman as i can see...ehehe..magnificent capture whit beautiful sharpness and a lot of elements and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
Graal (98660) 2011-07-07 23:51
yes, water is cold but lady is brave, she want bathe. Nice scene good captured. Superb quality of photo as always.
Have a nice day.
ktanska (25125) 2011-07-08 4:49
Interesting, normally kids are in the water and mothers prefer to be on the beach. Well framed with the birch on the left. Shady foreground and sunny background makes good contrast.
danyy (0) 2011-07-08 6:15
une scčne calme et naturelle, tournée en Sučde comme elle aurait pu ętre prise dans de nombreux autres pays. Excellent cadrage avec cet arbre inclu ā gauche.
TopGeo (38206) 2011-07-11 12:10
Hello Gunnar! Very impressive photo from a beautiful place! Excellent use of the frame, great composition with FG and depth superb light management, Impressive reflection, wonderful colours, amazing atmosphere! Congratulations!
siolaw (38290) 2011-07-11 23:47
Surely too cold for me... even the Mediterranean is too cold for me!
Nice compo with the bather in bright light, contrasting with the watching kid in the shade.
Buin (42350) 2011-07-13 3:26
Gerade aus dem Urlaub zurück muss ich gleich mal wieder bei TE vorbeischauen. Dein Foto zeigt eine schöne Sommerstimmung und vor allem diesen Blick aus dem Schatten in die schöne sonnige Landschaft finde ich sehr attraktiv. Auch die Interaktion zwischen dem kleinen Jungen und der offenbar frierenden Mama ist schön eingefangen. Ein schönes und sehenswertes Foto!
Grüße an Euch beide aus Siegen, wo der Sommer eine Pause macht!
jemaflor (86646) 2011-07-13 13:44
Good scenery and light for colors, funny title, pity that the two people are on the same line on your shot, a detail, tfs.
Kielia (23847) 2011-07-14 7:43
really a lovely image with a great mood. It tells a whole story. It is very well composed and you have chosen an excellently working POV. The colors are also very nice - and the red swimsuit is of course the icing on the cake. My compliments!
wolf38 (31282) 2011-07-18 21:51
Hi Gunnar. Daylight Saving Time. Everyone is looking for a quiet, shady spot near the water. The scene comes alive with the colors green, red and blue. Very nice. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Charo (51210) 2011-07-30 9:42
Inte vad som kommer vattentemperaturen i dessa breddgrader, men jag föreställer mig att kommer att bli heta, inte ens en sjö, inte en massa människor fastnar i vattnet, utom för kvinnan.
Utmärkt komposition och perspektiv.
larsy (28) 2011-10-04 23:41
Det måste vara tidigt på sommaren om temperaturen bara är 19 grader i en insjö.
kato (11630) 2014-02-03 1:57
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm lake surrounded by the greenery in summer and the silent communication with reliance in picnic. It looks like still cold for 19 degrees of water temperature. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and a good color combination. And, a tree at left side draws out a good impact in this image.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37594)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-04
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-06 0:14