Thursday, June 10, 2010

Weekend Reflections / Chasing the Waves

I converted this photo to a black and white with some selective coloring.
I'm not sure if I like it but, I did learn something new...if I can just remember how I did it.
My husband and I were walking on the beach when I spotted the reflections of this man and his two young sons having some fun along the water.
Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, California USA

Thank you, James for hosting this meme!

32 comments:

Ebie said...

The picture is so crisp, and the reflection so vivid. I see the kids chasing the waves. How fun!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !!You had a good time !!Unseen Rajasthan

Carver said...

This is a wonderful reflection and such a beautiful scene. I keep thinking I'll do weekend reflection because I love reflection shots but I haven't joined in yet.

Al said...

It's definitely an interesting effect, it draws the viewer's attention to the small kid in the middle. I think it's a good effect.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Good capture of the reflections. I like the stance of the boy in yellow. He appears ready to be chased by the next wave.

michael bird said...

Very touching and I definitely like the splash of yellow. Thank you for your visits and comments, Carolyn - always enjoyed and appreciated. You're a dear.

michael said...

I think your conversion works well. It certainly makes the people stand out.

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic capture, Carolyn! I love your conversion! There's so much I want to learn about photography!!! I love seeing the Dad with his kids and the spot of yellow is perfect! Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for you visits and comments, they are indeed always appreciated and enjoyed!

Sylvia

Sunny said...

Wonderful image! The yellow shirt really pops.
Have a lovely weekend.
☼ Sunny

VioletSky said...

I've never managed that selective colouring thing.
I like the brilliant yellow.

Mike Simmons said...

Very well done! The colors added back in are perfect!

Shannon said...

I LOVE the selective color... the waves in the ocean have so much more texture than I can imagine if you had left the entire pic color! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

C'est magnifique!
Adorable moment, they look so happy in this picture and the reflections are outstanding!
Always beautiful posts, congratulations and have a nice weekend.
hugs from Léia - BONJOUR LUXEMBOURG and little Luna ( our Kitty) WE LOVE LUNA

Malyss said...

I really love this picture! you caught a beautyful moment in a beautyful way!and the reflection is great!

Spiderdama said...

So great and clear colors of reflection! Wonderful photo

Riet said...

What a great reflection shot. Have a nice week

Regina said...

Beautiful reflections Carolyn.
Happy weekend.

EG Wow said...

How interesting. That's a technique I haven't tried. What program did you use? I think this turned out very well.

fredamans said...

Beautiful moment you captured! Nicely done!

Clytie said...

The world has too few moments like this - I'm so glad you caught this one!

eileeninmd said...

A wonderful shot, I love the color of the boys shirt. The reflections are really cool looking, well done!

Rebecca said...

This has such a classic feel and I do like the selective coloring.

Scott said...

Sorry I've been so busy lately and have not had a chance to drop by. I did get caught up tonight though on what you've been doing and I'm glad I did. You're keeping up your great tradition.

Dave said...

I like the final image to be honest. ..and having never formally studied the art, thats how I learn.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

That is an interesting technique if you can remember how you did it! I,too, love to catch reflections in the wet sand as the wave moves back from the beach!

NatureFootstep said...

this is a great photo. I like it. The kind of photo I could hang on the wall.

Carolyn said...

This is such a wonderful photo, I love the composition. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

Carletta said...

Well done Carolyn! I've done selective coloring but I'm thinking you must use something easier than me because I don't think I'd have gotten the color in the sand. :)

awarewriter said...

Great shot Carolyn -- I like it a lot.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great reflection. I usually don't like added color to B/W but the yellow works beautifully in this one.

Linnea W said...

All in all it's a fabulous photo. I love the black and white and how it contrasts with the color on the people and in the reflections. It really makes me feel like I'm right there with them (or with you and your camera!) I think you did a great job!

Rick said...

Very nice reflections in the wet sand. Looks like they were having a grand time.