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In Flight

By Marshmallow
In Flight

The Story
This shot was taken as my nephew bounced on the trampoline on a sunny afternoon. He was particularly excited to show off his new stunts which included crossing his legs in mid air. The effect looks like he is sitting as he floats through a cloud filled sky.

I did not want any of the garden in the shot, just the model and the sky. In order to achieve this I had to lie low on the ground. Therefore, for those of you who may be wondering, the picture of the boy was not layered over the top of an image of the sky. It was shot exactly as it looks.

The Technical Bit

Camera - Nikon D40
Lens - Sigma 50mm - F1.4 EX DG
Aperture - f/2.0
Shutter - 1/4000
ISO - 200
Exposure - Auto
WB - Auto
Metering - Matrix

I have played about and experimented with this image with beginners hands. Exposure variations between the model and sky, selective sharpening, contrast and colours.

Feedback always welcome.

Tags: Portraits and people Humour and fun Boy sky trampoline flying Sports and action

Voters: LynneJoyce, Kevstar, samarmishra and 14 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 6:50AM
An excellent shot and a superb commentary.
2 Aug 2010 6:59AM
Hi Lisa, this is really great shot, the write up is also good. But I am amazed with the way you freezed the boy, it is pin sharp. Great work done...

Samar Mishra.
metro074 11 8 Australia
2 Aug 2010 7:20AM
An absolutly wonderful angelic image. A superb action capture. The detail and clarity is awesome. A beautiful Nephew too Smile
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
2 Aug 2010 7:23AM
Fantastic Idea & beautiful angle
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
2 Aug 2010 7:24AM
like it, the positioning of him against the clouds does make it look like he is sitting on the cloud.lesley
Richsr 14 91 223 England
2 Aug 2010 8:51AM
Like the expression and your positioning in the image works well. Good colours too.
Well worked - Regards Richard
Sean_Dillon 12 2 2 England
2 Aug 2010 9:40AM
Cracking shot, well captured and worked.
2 Aug 2010 9:50AM
fantastic shot
tes 13 England
2 Aug 2010 11:44AM
digitalpic 18 107 4 Scotland
2 Aug 2010 4:51PM
perfect, just right for an Advert... look at all the beautiful space...

and you still want me to show you some ideas!!!!!!
2 Aug 2010 7:16PM
Wow folks ... thank you for all those wonderful comments. Just goes to show that the potential for a great shot can appear at any time. This was totally spontanious and taken whilst we were waiting for his Mum ... we had half an hour to kill.

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