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14 Comments | Report
lauracoomber
 
lauracoomber May 28, 2013
Amazing how much a photo can say
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 August 03, 2013
very creative
gunners42
 
gunners42 October 25, 2013
sad......but great shot!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke October 29, 2013
Congrats!
doko
 
doko December 01, 2013
great idea
Ladijane
 
Ladijane January 14, 2014
When an image impacts a - "not so" simple WOW... When it sends chills, causes you to stare, and invoke one's mind to stir emotions - you've nailed it! And you have without doubt done that! Well done.
Jcraftphotography
 
Jcraftphotography January 28, 2014
A picture is worth a 1000 words.... Great job!
Akire
 
Akire August 06, 2014
Great capture...well done! vt
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas August 23, 2014
A great creation!
ashview
 
ashview October 09, 2014
beautiful
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 April 02, 2015
Great interpretation
TexasJarhead
 
TexasJarhead April 26, 2016
Very Creative, well thought out
Duane_Watts
 
Duane_Watts October 05, 2018
Very profound statement!
papi
 
papi Aug 18
????? W. T. H. and the Baby,,,? Crazy woman,

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Behind The Lens

Location
Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, CA
Time
6pm
Lighting
This was photo was done with natural light during the golden hour just before sunset
Equipment
Canon 5DmkII with a 70-200mm f/2.8L lens at 80mm
Inspiration
This was part of a series of photos that I was working on that tried to tell a story about life events and how people may or may not cope with these events. The concept originated with thinking about how people don't always cope well to the birth of a child, and led in to postpartum depression and a mother who just can't take it anymore.
Editing
I did a fair amount of post-processing on this image. I didn't like the position of the model in the water so I moved her to the right and had to move the footprints in the sand as well. The sky was not very dramatic so I added another sky into the scene. I used Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro to do the post-processing.
In my camera bag
Canon 5DmkII, Canon 17-40mm F/4L, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, Canon 24-105mm f/4L, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L, Canon 580 strobe, 4 pocket wizards, intervalometer, CamRanger, lots of memory cards, batteries, and business cards.
Feedback
I spent a lot of time planning this image, pre-visualizing the final image and making numerous sketches and storyboards. To make a image like this you need to refine the concept and figure out all of the elements that are going into the final image. Not just because you need to carry the right props down to the beach but because it makes the shoot go very quickly and you can know after clicking the shutter that you have THE image because you have already visualized the final photo.

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