Labor Day 2005, Montrose Beach, Chicago. Labor Day marks the end of the summer season in Chicago's beaches. This year, the temperatures during Labor Day weekend were in the nineties (Fahrenheit), perfect summer weather to spend in the beach, so I headed to Montrose to catch some rays, the last tan of the summer. These kids were near where I was, on the breakwaters, enjoying the sun and the view. This moment is what summer memories are made of. It was a magical moment. They sat there for awhile, just in time for me to catch this photograph. Then they left.
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Rushabh (389) 2005-09-15 0:18
A very nice shot! The shallow dof makes it portrait like!
ynnad (1052) 2005-09-15 0:21
very well done as usual, Ken. It's the perfect DOF... and glorious placement of the subject.. they sure look Filipinos? Are they one of yours? :)
gelor (3229) 2005-09-15 2:18
Très belle photo bien composée. le moment est bien saisi avec les deux enfants de face et les deux autres de dos. Félicitations.
ballyna (1689) 2005-10-02 15:35
a nice compo with the excited boys.they don't seem to be anything relaxed but looking all around.colors good,DOF perfect.
saamb (1008) 2006-03-03 3:25
wow... what i like this photo. a great composition. four naked bodies, that we see faces of two right boys. and left boys see other place. bodies's warm colours have sat on a apposite background.
Ebbe (9617) 2006-09-15 14:41
Nicely repeated pattern and an harmonic colorscale. It is like a multiexposure of one guy sitting on a turntable. (Why on earth would he sit on a turntable?)
- Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) (3400)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm VR, Heliopan UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Chicago, Summer 2005
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-15 0:11