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Sardinia 4

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 August 2007 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

My 9 year old sons eye reflecting the beach and sea of the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia.

PS - apologies to those of you who have already posted shots like this but it was such a good idea...

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Josh from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

That's a very nice PoV! Awesome shot!

17 Aug 2007 6:19am

@Josh: Thanks Josh - the most difficult thing about it was getting my son to stay still for a few seconds (good job we have digital or I would have never got this shot, or at least not with the beach in focus!)

hrg from tehran, Iran

awesome, i can see the beach through his eyes its perfect thanks for sharing

17 Aug 2007 7:30am

@hrg: thanks hrg - glad you liked it!

Lorraine from Canada

So imaginative and dreamy....and what a lovely eye :)

17 Aug 2007 10:13am

@Lorraine: Thanks lorraine!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

No need to apologize, this image is superb! Your son's eye is a great shot.

17 Aug 2007 11:47am

@Viewfinder: Thanks Viewfinder - I'm so pleased that you liked it!

Shrig from New Jersey, United States

That is so cool! I have to ask, what is he looking at? A beach?

17 Aug 2007 12:57pm

@Shrig: Thanks! (re your own post - I knew with my luck you'd be a psychology major!!)
Yes, the beach is on the North East coast of Sardinia which was great as it meant I could get a shot in the late afternoon without the sun shining straight in his eyes which would be enough to make anyone squint :-)

Lost Valley from Kamloops, Botswana

You are so very right it is the perfect picture. The reflection in his eye makes the viewer what is he thinking of...the detail and clarity is outstanding!!

17 Aug 2007 2:53pm

@Lost Valley: Thanks - it took quite a few attempts to get a photo where the reflection worked and was in focus but thats the beauty of digital isn't it!

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

im glad you had a cooperative model for this shot. great reflection

17 Aug 2007 2:55pm

@Nick Passantino: thanks Nick!

Craig from United Kingdom

Excellent capture Ian!

17 Aug 2007 3:31pm

@Craig: Thanks Craig!

Herve from nanterre, France

Amazing detail ! A detail (the eye) shows the whole place !Poetic and agile !

17 Aug 2007 4:39pm

@Herve: Thanks very much Herve! - your comments are very encouraging.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is quite striking. Well done.

17 Aug 2007 4:43pm

@Laurie: Thanks very much Laurie! I couldn't work out a way of getting my son's face in the sun and brightly exposed without making him squint, so the surround of the eye ended up being a little dull/dark, nevertheless I was delighted with the way the rest of the shot turned out.

Oddiy from Paris, France

Great idea! Great shot!

17 Aug 2007 5:36pm

@Oddiy: Thanks Oddiy. I borrowed the 'eye' idea from others but wanted to get a view of the Sardinian beach where we were on holiday reflected in it - I was really pleased with the way it turned out!

Saed from Mashhad, Iran

Oh... Really great. Just superb!

17 Aug 2007 9:21pm

@Saed: Thanks very much Saed!

Shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Incredible reflection in his eye!You`ve captured it very well!Bravo!

17 Aug 2007 11:24pm

@Shahab: Thanks very much Shahab!

OneAragon from Pocatello, United States

This is a really great shot. Please don't ever apologize for posting a photo, while common in perspective, tells a completely different story. I am so impressed with the depth of this photo and the clean reflecttion you captured. This is a photo of grand quality. Superb eye (both yours for the perspective and point of view and you sons for the great reflection :)...

18 Aug 2007 4:50am

@OneAragon: Thanks! - I was really pleased with the way the reflection turned out as I wasn't even sure if the auto focus on my compact camera would be able to capture it!

aggie from Singapore, Singapore

Awesome. Well shot.

18 Aug 2007 5:13am

@aggie: Thanks very much aggie!

Pixadilly from United States

Ditto to the previous comments. Remarkable, actually.

19 Aug 2007 9:59am

@Pixadilly: Thanks again for leaving such encouraging comments Pixadilly!

ColNed Pictures from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Stunnign shot, great refection in the eye.

20 Aug 2007 7:22am

@ColNed Pictures: Thanks ColNed!