Canon 5D Mark II f1.4 50mm lens f2.8@ 1/4000th handheld: Forsyth Fountain with backlight, Savannah, Ga.
Love every element in this joyful image…wonderful light. The foreground bushes gives it an underwater feel, the reverse repetition of the statue in the center with the lit back of the statue on the right all showered with glorious texture.
Just works SO WELL on SO MANY levels…
Sam has said it all. This fountain presents so many opportunities for photographers. I love seeing the apparent “night lighting” in this image. I love seeing the center statue’s shadow on the surface – sort of enhances the illusion of its ability to walk on water. Plenty of “silvered” confetti, too. An enchanted world.
Simply elegant, Craig.
Hey Sam, Flo &Wes,
Thank you for all the kind words. My favorite thing in this image is the reversal on the idea of abstracting the way we perceive moving water through the use of a slow shutter. Here the extremely fast shutter speed freezes all of the droplets in a way that almost makes this image look like it has been shot on a super grainy black and white film. As you can imagine from the title I also love how the extremely hard light and choice to process this by adding contrast has given it the feel of both day and night. Really goes to the point that quality of light is relative to your subject matter and your personal vision……Craig
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