Saturday, June 9, 2012

Photo of the day: A study in blue

A study in blue by The Bacher Family
A study in blue, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

I spotted this spectator at a Middle School track meet, and loved the simplicity of the image -- the girl sitting alone on the bleachers, watching the distant action. I also love the effect my zoom lens and wide aperture had on the image, causing the steps to quickly blur into abstraction behind her and isolating her within her surroundings. Throw in a nice balance of color -- blue steps, blue shirt, blue umbrella, blue eyes, and then those red shoes throw in for a splash of contrast -- and the subtle lighting on her face and hair, and I'm both pleased with the result and happy I was able to capture this magical moment before, a second later, she stood up and moved away.

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