May 28, 2010

i hope you jump....

by now
most of you know my love of capturing
"the jump"
and
while i was down by the lake earlier this week
these sweet young girls
~complete strangers~
were more than cooperative
to make me happy
i loved this photo so much
that it's getting my
2010
best and favorite jump
~so far~
award

can you believe the first photo is
sooc
~shot on manual~
and
since it got an award and i loved it so much
i had to play around with it just a little bit
~
the
black and white version
and
the
vintage thru the view finder look
ended up being my favorites
to share with you
*
i hope this memorial day weekend
is filled with memories and laughs while you relax
and
i really hope
you take the time
to
jump
~at least a little~
*

35 comments:

  1. Wow - these are great. Makes me remember those wisconsin summer days!

    happy weekend!

    x

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  2. The vintage effect is my favorite! I love jump shots too, specifically when my border collie Angus jumps for his beloved frisbee :)

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  3. I agree with *megula* -- the vintage effect is tops. Will you give copies of the photo to the girls? I bet their families would luv it.

    When I'm in the mood for a jump, I come to your blog, Beth.

    I've been feeling overwhelmed lately and haven't been here as often as I'd like. Sometimes the lushness of late spring/summer wears me out and makes me feel like I'm not doing all the things I should be. Long way of saying, I'm tired.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    donna

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  4. what a blast!! I LOVE THIS....so fun..so fabulous!

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  5. Oooooh -- really love the manipulation! Of course the original was fab, too.

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  6. Oh, there is so much LIFE to this image! I love how each girl looks completely different in her own *air pose*, and how each one seemed to be flowing with exhuberance for the moment.
    Absolutely wonderful!!!

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  7. So fun!! check out

    http://www.laurencemillergallery.com/currentexhibition.html

    Where they are doing an exhibition on
    Philippe Halsman, who made Dahli and Nixon jump!

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  8. I am such a fan of your photography Beth, and I love the jumping photos. I remember another one I really liked a while ago - some teenagers sitting around who were quite delighted to be photographed, from memory. I have never really asked you about your photography - like, what kind of camera do you have, and how much time do you spend taking photos.... etc. Anyway, you certainly have a gift.

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  9. What a wonderful shot, Beth. Full of whimsy and joy.

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  10. This is an awesome shot ! Well deserving of the award for best jump of 2010 so far !

    Have a great long weekend, lovely Beth !

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  11. Nice! Wish I were still young enough to survive a jump like that! What fun!

    Great shot!

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  12. A perfect photo! SOOC perfect. Well done and so fun.

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  13. Love all the photos!! Cool!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. all three versions are wonderful, as always, you capture people perfectly!
    have a very jumpy weekend!

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  15. Love this jump picture the best too. What fun!

    I wish we had sunshine and warm days so we could jump in the lake.

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  16. What a great shot, the two on either end balance it out, so amazing! Love the little one with her legs right up.

    re comment; so pleased you got a smile out of the post ;) I love it when I can find a shoot that has a sense of humour.
    xoxo DJ

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  17. SENSATIONAL!
    love the pure glee of these ...
    the glee of the girls and i am sure the glee
    for you as you so perfectly captured them!

    skipping off to the house for supper now!

    have a great weekend ~
    prairiegirl

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  18. Oh to have the chutzpah to go after the photo you want. Waytago.

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  19. i'll tell you what....i think my fave is the SOOC one! but, then again, you know I'm a purist at heart! :-)

    perfect capture!

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  20. Beth: I printed out your aperture tutorial so I could experiment with my D40 and lenses. (Like I need an excuse). Thanks!!

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  21. I love this photo...it totally reflects the spirit of summer...jump and have fun!

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  22. Oh, Beth, your jump photos will never get old! this is my favorite too, and since I just got out of school for the summer, I can perfectly relate to the feeling in this picture. Have a great weekend!

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  23. Each one got better, or more interesting I should say, as I scrolled down. Beautiful!
    And, I haven't thanked you for the photog lession the other day, what a learning experience your post was. Haven't had, or made time yet to play with my camera while rereading your post, but i definitely will.
    Again, thank you for that.

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  24. Fabulous fabulous photo! I find it so difficult to capture moments like these, but you are a genius!

    Also enjoyed your last post about aperture.

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  25. wow! love this! i do a lot of jump photos with my kids, and everytime i do them, i think of you :)

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  26. You're so brave to approach complete strangers and ask them to jump for you!! What an amazing result!! Love..love..love this!

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  27. What a great summer shot! I really like the color one through the vintage lens. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

    xo Erin

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  28. it is a fantastic shot!! a perfect summer banner

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  29. love the photos! love them.
    i emailed you some jump stuff, last week, did you get it?
    xoxo

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  30. Great! I don't know how you can get your jumpers to jump so high--or make them look like they're jumping so high. Makes me want to go outside and jump!!!

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  31. Definitely! Definitely your best jump so far. Love it!!

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  32. Love, love, love it! Really, I love them - especially the b&w and vintage - more than I can say.

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  33. you so deserved the award!!! ~ such a great shot!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth