In my last short trip I saw a boy and a man sitting at the border of the lake, talking and fishing.
They were certainly having a good time, enjoying a good conversation and having a pleasant view of the lake which was turning golden due to the approaching sunset time.
Just light, shadows, forming silhouettes and textures...
I added a workshop with a different desaturation...please comment if you like one of them more...
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
35.0 - 80.0 mm
AI Focus AF
Color saturation +1
Color tone Normal
Cesar Enrique Velazquez
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shutterbug (531) 2004-12-20 19:13
This is a treasured moment indeed. The golden reflections on the water are really ideal for this type of scene if you ask me :D So I guess that I like this version better although I don't see a WS yet :D
ninadev (5377) 2004-12-20 19:23
Both versions are nice but I think I prefer the one in the WS. The gold on the lake is nice but I find that the silhouettes are too contrasty against this golden lake. It's an agressive contrast that IMO does not work well with a scene full of tenderness. In the WS version, this contrast is not that agressive and reflects more the situation.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-12-20 21:31
Very nicely seen here, I liek the lines of yellow and the silhoutte, very well captured, tfs
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-12-21 1:55
Greetings Cesar - I prefer the one you post above with a bit of reflected color on the water. This is a fine composition with the boy off to one side observing the older man with his fishing pole extended beyond the frame. The silhouettes are sharply drawn against the water and I like the dark segment at the top that balances the figures on the bottom. This is certainly one way of compensating for the reputed softness of that lens... ;-)
alainh (35583) 2004-12-21 2:05
une otra muy bonita. muchas cosas: quietud, el padre y el chico que le mira et bonitas colores. la color oro me gusta mucho. buen Travajo Cesar
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-12-21 3:29
Un joli moment de quiétude, en contre jour, merci de nous en faire profiter, César.
Je profite de cet instant pour te souhaiter une bonne fin d'année, et te présenter tous mes voeux pour la nouvelle année qui arrive.
Bogdan (205) 2004-12-21 5:13
Do you know the song by George Strait -- The best day of my life ?
This is what your photo gives me as a feeling. Thanks.
Dionysos (1234) 2004-12-21 5:34
I like it very, very much. I like WS #1 more. Because 'water' is more strong in it.
supereira (9576) 2004-12-21 6:03
Great shot.Great colors and good contrast between them.Good point of view and prespective.Great silhouettes.Well done!
jemaflor (88199) 2004-12-21 7:02
Well captured, silhouettes are well placed in your composition. What a beautiful water ... like gold.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-12-21 14:17
Hi Kike. Another one of your trademark adorable scenes of human interaction. The silhouettes of the boy and the fishing man against the rippled water surface depict a beautiful moment. Even though only seen as silhouettes, I like how the boy seems to be so alert and attentive. Very nice. Personally I like this one with the golden colors better than the WS. Merry Christmas to you.
phi729 (2101) 2004-12-21 15:59
Hi Cesar :)
The scene let me imagine here, the quiet murmur of the rippled water. The outline of the boy on the golden reflections is really beautiful. A restful shot inviting to the fraternity, Cesar. About the WS, although the unsaturated version be nice, I prefer the colored version. The golden color are more sweet.
alimo3 (6854) 2004-12-21 17:42
a nice picture who tells a story !
great balance between silhouettes water .
perfect composition and beautiful light.
oochappan (16582) 2004-12-21 18:31
Very suggestive counterlight persons to this deep warm coloring of the textured water, great !
Homerhomer (4080) 2004-12-21 18:56
Cesar, even before I read your note I thought, gosh the image would look great if the colours were not so saturated, so you know I prefer the workshop, although I think my choice would be somewhere in between.
As for the photo, I think every father can relate, I am glad that on the photo they seem to look towards each other, ideed seems that dad and son are having a conversation.
Like the composition, well balance IMO.
flydragon (0) 2004-12-21 19:00
a nice moment from
from this man and the kid
light here is beautifull
a verry sensitive picture
i prefere this one
joseelias (0) 2004-12-22 7:54
Well I prefer the gold one. The atmosphere gets more intense adn add a great light to the photo.
About the composition, it's very well managed and very significant in its meaning. Very nice.
Zepi (22848) 2004-12-22 15:02
Magnifique jeuy de lumières!
Magnifique image pleine d'éspoirs!
Merci pou rle partage!
paulspain (625) 2004-12-23 14:46
A very charming picture.I like the contrast of silhouettes against the water.
A really nice composition in two colors (black and gold).
aznegrao (10316) 2004-12-23 17:22
Gosto do lindo padrão com linhas horizontais. Perfeita silhueta com a atitude do pescador com a criança. Otimo trabalho.
Feliz Natal e um prospero ano novo Cezar.
alford (3981) 2004-12-23 20:58
Hi Cesar! I agree with you, moments like this - they're priceless! Very good silhouette and framing! I really love the photo for its 'family' feeling. rgds!
maphoto (8082) 2004-12-23 22:41
Very nice Cesar, excellent colors, I particularly like the gold on the lake and the small waves, great mood, very well done.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-12-24 1:46
Those silouhettes with that nice background are wonderful. Very nice picture!
Have, you and your family, a merry Christmas and a happy new 2005!
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-12-25 12:27
la penombre de cette photo est tres belle avec les personnages en ombres chinoises entrain de pêcher...les couleurs sont supers belles...et le rendu est bien reussi...bravo ...meilleurs voeux BI
maurazos (0) 2005-01-21 1:29
Great opposition between the shadows and the reflection over the waters. Regards.
IanSewell (579) 2005-01-21 1:32
This goes right to my favourites pile, what a great shot. The speckled light and the silhouette is a perfect contrast. Thanks!
Maru (0) 2005-01-23 8:25
César, bellisima fotografía. Captaste un momento de gran intimidad y unión, rodeado de una atmósfera casi de ensueño con los tonos dordos del agua.
Las sombras recortadas sobre el fondo en movimiento agraga una sensción de mayor calma y comunión.
Ramonven (126) 2005-03-02 14:55
A wonderfull capture of this special moment! Very very nice! saludos, Ramon
Zorglub (101) 2005-10-09 14:49
Very nice one ! The dark shadow on the right avoid seeing well the father, which is too bad.
Never Mind, a good picture !
Svillegas (1169) 2005-12-15 5:10
Lovely counter-light, I find it quite original, cause usually for this kind of photos the sky or artificial lights are used for it, but the reflection in the water gives it a special effect.
zeca (19762) 2006-01-27 22:28
I can´t ignore your nice photo, Cesar! First because I like fishing, and second because you did a great job. Nice compositon from a great moment! The silhouette is perfect, and so are the reflections. I like the contrast very much! Congratulations! Tfs!
dziki_rysio_997 (425) 2006-02-05 16:03
Great theme, good composition... and those beautiful gold waves!
clarita (654) 2006-04-29 22:12
wow...lovley shot of parent/child.
i love the golden reflection, creating a beautiful silhouette.
interesting how the golden lines in your pic are depicted here.
thx for posting!
balatrek (7455) 2006-05-29 14:23
Una imagen impactante donde destaca el perfecto contraluz y la cuidada composición, la degradación de los colores es genial, felicidades por tu buen trabajo.
droop13400 (113) 2006-06-17 11:53
Bravo pour la technique
Bravo pour le cote artistique
& merci pour ce moment de rêve !!
voyagenation (1180) 2006-07-22 2:38
precious! great composition!
tomescuc (3291) 2006-10-06 16:23
Awesome. Prefer this one with the golden reflections.
Aliine (2663) 2007-02-24 16:43
Ta photo est splendide...
J'aime beaucoup les reflets dorés qui donnent plus de chaleur à cette image.
Et selon moi, c'est une bonne idée de couper un petit bout de la partie supérieure.
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-04-03 9:56
Me gusta mucho tu foto con esas siluetas tan llamativas contrastadas con el color en el agua.
leonardoberti (48) 2007-05-11 11:01
The ripples on the water has come out very well and very good moment to freeze this photo with the siloutte characters.
crckt (7218) 2007-05-30 12:27
I like your original version more than the workshop. You have an amazing picture here. The streaks of black alternating with the golden makes the shot even more dramatic. Good job, well done!
venslens (448) 2007-05-30 12:57
GREAT GREAT !!!
agriolouloudo (165) 2007-06-03 7:31
I like this even more than your 100th post! I like that they don't make a celebration out of the moment, they just live it adn enjoy it as it is!
Wonderful shapes on the great color of the waves!
humayun (2955) 2007-07-01 4:32
nice image .......
Alex969 (18) 2008-01-27 10:43
I think that the best variant - Original Version
- Copyright: Cesar Kike Velazquez (kikvel) (4784)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel 300D, 35-80mm 1:4-5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): The Last Sunsets (2004,December), Father and Son [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-20 19:04
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