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Pure Love



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86 Comments | Report
danny42 PRO
 
danny42 November 25, 2014
beautiful image.
janel1969
 
janel1969 November 28, 2014
Love it!
frankbogers
 
frankbogers November 29, 2014
Beautifull!
Mandie82
 
Mandie82 December 01, 2014
So Beautiful
nadiachatterton
 
nadiachatterton December 01, 2014
Beautiful lighting and beautiful capture :)
Darren_Almond
 
Darren_Almond December 06, 2014
What a fantastic photographer you are Lisa, myself and my daughter love your images!! :-)
pranay_arolkar
 
pranay_arolkar January 14, 2015
Excellent, Great Photo ..Superb. Congratulations !!!
cliveeariss PRO+
 
cliveeariss January 14, 2015
Wow lovely lighting, lovely contact, a real masterpiece. :)
whitneyshaddenphotography
 
whitneyshaddenphotography January 14, 2015
Gorgeous capture!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 19, 2015
Fabulous image. Congratulations on being the Winner.
Spijkerboer
 
Spijkerboer January 20, 2015
Love it. congratulations
1Ernesto
 
1Ernesto January 21, 2015
Great composition and wonderful control of lighting. The theme "Pure Love" of which mother and son are so perfectly captured.
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 January 22, 2015
well captured image, congrats on your win
sarath kv
 
sarath kv January 25, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
prathibhabaskaran
 
prathibhabaskaran January 28, 2015
this is jus brilliant
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 02, 2015
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being Featured.
glennhart
 
glennhart February 02, 2015
This is Beautiful :)
Jacobz
 
Jacobz February 02, 2015
Magnifique ;)
PrathameshVichare
 
PrathameshVichare February 02, 2015
Great picture. Congratulations for the feature
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman February 02, 2015
Magical. Congrats on being featured.
Bonnie_D PRO
 
Bonnie_D February 02, 2015
love this, it speaks volumes, great job!!!!!
catini
 
catini February 02, 2015
Very nice, congrats on your feature!
cevert
 
cevert February 02, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on your feature :D
iamfreedom
 
iamfreedom February 02, 2015
This made my day
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK February 02, 2015
Beautiful color palette and composition. Congratulations on your Feature!
balli
 
balli February 02, 2015
just wawoooo.,.v nice tunes
annvanderlaanadema
 
annvanderlaanadema February 02, 2015
stunning
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet February 02, 2015
beautiful!! congrats
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud February 02, 2015
This is like a beautiful Fairy-tail. Gorgeous capture. Congratulations!!!
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal February 02, 2015
Beautiful.Congratulation on Feature.
Eliza_Qui
 
Eliza_Qui February 02, 2015
So ethereal! Congrats!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan February 02, 2015
Stunning capture, congrats on the feature.
prithvirajdutta
 
prithvirajdutta February 02, 2015
Beautiful... Loved the Pic
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life February 02, 2015
OhMyGosh… this is just precious!! I absolutely love love it!! Congrats :):)
Ingleman
 
Ingleman February 02, 2015
This is impossibly gorgeous. Wonderful creation.
huch5150
 
huch5150 February 02, 2015
That's a wow!!!
JayLoBe Premium
 
JayLoBe February 02, 2015
You captured such an intimate moment and it turned out beautifully. I love the rays of sunshine and how the background is blurred and your subjects are in focus just perfectly. Great shot! Congratulations!
nitti
 
nitti February 02, 2015
A sweet shot...beautifully done. Congrats
nitti
 
nitti February 02, 2015
A sweet shot...beautifully done. Congrats
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 02, 2015
Stunning... Congrats! ")
Nansee
 
Nansee February 02, 2015
excellent work
well done
Arianthi PRO+
 
Arianthi February 02, 2015
What a beautiful photo. :)
rajesh_mohan
 
rajesh_mohan February 02, 2015
beautiful. Love it.
christopheclovis
 
christopheclovis February 03, 2015
Nice capture. Still got your natural talent. Great shot
lissabella
 
lissabella February 12, 2015
This is one of my fav to date. Totally beautiful
Q-Vision PRO+
 
Q-Vision February 26, 2015
A sweet capture of a tender moment. Love the colours and the mood.
bethstaub
 
bethstaub March 05, 2015
you made me tear up in this one! Nicely done!
pauladubin PRO+
 
pauladubin March 05, 2015
Precious Moment. Well capture. Love the lighting.
sunshineperalta
 
sunshineperalta March 06, 2015
Sweet motherly love
Dunner PRO
 
Dunner March 06, 2015
Magical! What a beautiful image :)
ericamo10
 
ericamo10 March 07, 2015
Beautiful photo, I love the celestial and dreamy mood.
Jenn81
 
Jenn81 March 08, 2015
Beautiful image!
beautypics PRO+
 
beautypics March 11, 2015
The light ist very nice, you definitively presse the shutter at the right moment the intimace between those two on the picture is very striking
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac March 20, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
JoellePhotographics
 
JoellePhotographics March 21, 2015
This is so beautiful! You have captured the love and life in such a stunning way.
smktr8
 
smktr8 March 23, 2015
What a beautiful photo.
maryknuth23
 
maryknuth23 March 23, 2015
Perfect image
-Time-In-Memories- PRO
 
-Time-In-Memories- March 27, 2015
Beautifully captured
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 April 17, 2015
well done
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz April 27, 2015
Magical!!! Congratulations on your well-deserved awards.:)
mmunksgard PRO+
 
mmunksgard April 29, 2015
Love the light.
lanie_walsh
 
lanie_walsh May 28, 2015
This is an all around stunning picture! The lighting is absolutely perfect and the colors add a certain glow that just makes it mesmerizing. Fantastic job on this! I love it! The title certainly fits!
JimMonty
 
JimMonty June 02, 2015
Loverly!!! Enchanting.
Billijean
 
Billijean June 05, 2015
Precious
scottycalnon
 
scottycalnon June 16, 2015
Beautiful - really beautiful
MILTONZEE
 
MILTONZEE June 22, 2015
GREAT!!!!
kristyp
 
kristyp June 23, 2015
Gorgeous shot! Love your work!
pieterephotos
 
pieterephotos July 16, 2015
Awesome... love the colors and composition! Nice job!
JMckernan
 
JMckernan August 08, 2015
Beautiful
hmeadowphotos PRO+
 
hmeadowphotos August 29, 2015
what a gorgeous images
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates September 14, 2015
Stunning shot!
SaltNPepa
 
SaltNPepa October 07, 2015
Powerful message is being sent with this photo...congratulations!
jolandijohnstone
 
jolandijohnstone May 30, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
Tysoe PRO
 
Tysoe June 04, 2016
great image
Terryh57
 
Terryh57 June 04, 2016
Love your work
lindiekolver PRO+
 
lindiekolver June 04, 2016
Awesome image. Love it!
khinzawnaingzaw
 
khinzawnaingzaw June 04, 2016
Bliss and blessed!
Love of eternity.
ifreedman
 
ifreedman November 06, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
ZonnyF
 
ZonnyF November 26, 2016
Amazing
adavies PRO
 
adavies May 29, 2017
Lovely image...nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Random Acts challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/random-acts-photo-challenge-by-adavies
gianphotography
 
gianphotography August 26, 2017
Quest'immagine è davvero dolce! Bellissima!
sarahkelly_7334
 
sarahkelly_7334 October 24, 2017
Oh wow, how breathtaking!
ArberElezi PRO
 
ArberElezi November 13, 2017
Cute!
nicolahealey PRO
 
nicolahealey October 23, 2018
Incredible my friend!!!!
LegendaryPNW
 
LegendaryPNW November 15, 2018
Beautiful!
Vitta
 
Vitta Sep 30
Amazing Portrait!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in a dry wash (code name for dry creek bed) near Valentine, Arizona. Both sides of this wash were lined with huge cottonwood trees.
Time
This image was taken during the golden hour just as the sun was going down. The light was being filtered through the cottonwood trees as it set for a nice, soft, back lit look.
Lighting
This image, like 99.9% of my other work was shot using ambient, available lighting. No reflectors or strobes were used in the making of this image. The back lighting was created as the setting sun filtered through the cottonwood trees and onto my subjects.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5D Mark III and 200mm F-2.0L to capture this image.
Inspiration
As the mother of 10 children, I have always enjoyed capturing images of children, and even more so, the loving bonds between a mother and her child. Mary (the mother in this photo) is a beautiful young mom that I have been photographing for a few years now. I did her high school senior pictures, maternity pictures, newborn pictures, along with a few creative shoots in between. The weather was beautiful this day and the fall colors were in full bloom at this location (one of my very favorites) so I shot her a message and asked if she was up for a few pictures with her baby boy. :)
Editing
I do all of my basic RAW edits in Lightroom 5 - exposure adjustments, color, white balance, noise removal, and sometimes I'll even do a few brush adjustments to selectively fix color casts or add a subtle vignette. All of my color popping/modifying and contrast comes in Photoshop CS6 through the use of several different adjustment layers (levels, curves, selective color, etc).
In my camera bag
I carry a LOT of stuff with me - more than what will fit in just one bag. I never use it all but it always seems to happen that the ONE lens I want while I'm out shooting is the one I left at home - so now I just bring it all! That would include my 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II as a backup body, 200L, 70-200L II, 100 Macro, 90 TS, 85L, 50L and Sigma 50 Art lens, and my 16-35L II. I am primarily a natural light shooter but also always carry my 580EX II, white reflector, umbrella, and PWII transcievers with me, just in case.
Feedback
First and foremost - before any thought to equipment or location, you HAVE to have a good repertoire with your clients. Without that, there will be no real impact with your images. Always make sure that your subjects are comfortable in front of your camera. Next and equally important, you HAVE to have good lighting. I love using soft, filtered back lighting as it gently separates my subject(s) from the back ground. To avoid haze and sun flare, make sure that the light is low in the sky and being filtered through something (cottonwood trees in this case), OR make sure the light is coming in at a slight angle and not directly into your lens. For even better background separation, shot with a long lens and make sure there is a good amount of distance between your subject and the background. Both of these elements play into your depth of field. This image was also shot wide open at F-2.0 which enhanced the bokeh even more. Watch your details! Make sure everything is in place before clicking the shutter - hair, clothing, framing elements in the background, etc. Then, sit back and wait - be patient and provide gentle guidance to your subject/client to bring out what you are hoping to achieve in your photograph. In this image, I simply asked Mary to interact with her baby. With patience and a few solid preparations in setting up your shot, magic will happen!

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