He Gets It

© John Caruso

He Gets It

Datha Y. Thompson 8/27/2008 8:43:13 AM

LOVE IT John!!!!!! Winner!!!!!!! #987324

John Caruso 8/27/2008 8:49:40 AM

Wow, thanks Datha! #6375977

Vicki L. Filippin 8/27/2008 8:51:00 AM

I LOVE shots like this, John! You did a great job of capturing another Chicago icon!
Well done, my friend! #6375985

Dr Silly 8/27/2008 8:59:42 AM

Wonderful fun capture. :O)

Dominick M. Dimacale 8/27/2008 9:25:40 AM

Great image and capture here, John.

Dominick #6376164

Kara L. Hendricks 8/27/2008 9:41:35 AM

This HAS to be a winner John!! Superb timing!!! #6376253

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/27/2008 10:16:55 AM

Outstanding image, well seen and captured John. A real story teller! #6376384

Mitch Spence 8/27/2008 11:08:39 AM

A superb shot, John--the capture of these reactions perfectly, the composition, the details. Just wonderful. #6376602

John Caruso 8/27/2008 11:20:12 AM

I am overwhelmed with your kind words! Thanks so much Vicki, Doc, Dominick, Kara, Donna, and Mitch! #6376645

Deon 8/27/2008 11:21:37 AM

Excellent work here John. I am sure we will see this again. Winner for sure. #6376652

John Caruso 8/27/2008 11:32:42 AM

Thank you very much Deon! #6376689

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 8/27/2008 12:16:53 PM



KARU. #6376872

John Caruso 8/27/2008 12:39:31 PM

I thank you Karu! #6376968

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/27/2008 3:00:49 PM

Very cool!!! Love that mural/fountain and the children are priceless :-) #6377513

John Caruso 8/27/2008 3:05:29 PM

Thanks Jean! I'm so glad you connected with it! #6377532

Nikki McDonald 8/27/2008 3:52:29 PM

Cool capture, John. It may be a Chicago icon but to those of us who do not know your city, this is a wonderfully fresh backdrop for some great action -- and reactions. Nicely done. #6377666

Gena L. Talbot 8/27/2008 5:15:05 PM

WOW...this is Sooo Neat! :)
Fantastic capture John! #6377931

Kate Baumgartner 8/27/2008 5:46:53 PM

Well seen and composed. Absolutely fantastic image. #6378068

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/27/2008 5:55:42 PM

What a great catch! Millenium Park was always a favorite place of mine when I lived in the area. #6378112

John Caruso 8/27/2008 7:05:29 PM

Thank you so very much Nikki, Gena, Kate, and Bonnie! I truly appreciate hearing from you! #6378401

Stephanie Frey 8/27/2008 7:54:31 PM

Great timing, John! A great image! #6378569

Susan M. Hembree 8/27/2008 11:20:31 PM

It's a great capture, John! Wonderful lighting, color, and overall perspective! #6379027

John Caruso 8/28/2008 5:26:28 AM

Thanks for your kind words Stephanie and Susan! #6380109

Daniella Puente 9/1/2008 11:55:24 AM

Spectacular photo +++++ #6396300

John Caruso 9/1/2008 12:22:14 PM

Thanks so very much Daniella! #6396430

Katarina Mansson 9/16/2008 5:46:53 AM

Perfect capture of a fun moment. Lots of action and joy; I love it! #6461305

John Caruso 9/16/2008 6:53:13 AM

Why thank you Katarina! #6461563

Kara L. Hendricks 9/22/2008 10:57:39 AM

John I really love this shot... Congratulations and best of luck.. I hope it goes all the way! #6489771

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/22/2008 11:01:57 AM

You know I love this John, it was an instant favorite!! Congratulations on your finalist! #6489841

John Caruso 9/22/2008 11:07:20 AM

Thanks so much Kara, that means a lot to me!

And thanks to you, too, Donna! I've appreciated your support from the get-go! #6489923

Mitch Spence 9/22/2008 11:11:40 AM

Of course it's a finalist. It's absolutely marvelous. :) #6489979

Leslie McLain 9/22/2008 11:14:02 AM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist. #6490011

John Caruso 9/22/2008 12:04:41 PM

Thanks so very much Mitch and Leslie! #6490722

Elida Gutierrez 9/22/2008 12:06:33 PM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6490746

Michelle L. Frick 9/22/2008 12:28:21 PM

Congratulations John - this is an incredible finalist!! Perfect timing and comp! #6490959

Katarina Mansson 9/22/2008 12:29:54 PM

YES! Congrats John! #6490971

Gena L. Talbot 9/22/2008 1:36:15 PM

Congratulations John... One of my FAVORITES!!! Well deserved on this fantastic image! WTG :) :) #6491541

John Caruso 9/22/2008 1:46:31 PM

Wow! Consider my hat tipped in thanks to you Elida, Shell, Katarina, and Gena! #6491649

Susie Peek-Swint 9/22/2008 3:26:30 PM

Perfect timing on this fantastic capture John ~ many congrats on your finalist! #6492325

John Caruso 9/22/2008 4:02:02 PM

Thanks so very much Susie! #6492569

Susan Fox 9/22/2008 4:16:07 PM

A big congrats on your finalist John! #6492694

John Caruso 9/22/2008 4:18:57 PM

A big thank you to you, Susan! #6492726

Nikki McDonald 9/22/2008 4:19:00 PM

Congratulations on this superb finalist, John, and good luck in the next round. #6492727

John Caruso 9/22/2008 4:19:30 PM

Thank a million, Nikki! #6492733

Michael Umbreit 9/22/2008 6:07:58 PM

John - Congratulations! - Mike #6493862

Patrick Rouzes 9/22/2008 6:16:17 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist,John!!! #6493943

Erica Murphy 9/22/2008 7:30:55 PM

Great shot!! Congratulations!! #6494779

Datha Y. Thompson 9/22/2008 8:21:56 PM

No suprise here John!!!!!!!! L O V E this and I so hope it gets GOLD!!!!
Congratulations :0) WTG #6495307

Corinne M. Thompson 9/22/2008 10:08:06 PM

Fabulous capture John! Congrats on your Finalist! #6496107

Anna Diederich 9/23/2008 3:25:19 AM

Excellent timing! Congratulations on your finalist! #6497091

Vicki L. Filippin 9/23/2008 5:24:10 AM

And the judges "get it", too.
THRILLED to see this get a finalist. Crossing fingers for the gold, my friend! #6497699

John Caruso 9/23/2008 5:25:32 AM

Thank you all so very, very much! I truly appreciate all your kind words! #6497704

Daniella Puente 9/23/2008 4:08:11 PM


Bob Cournoyer 9/23/2008 4:18:34 PM

Way to go Gold, John!!!!!! #6500784

Judy V. Kennamer 9/23/2008 4:37:26 PM

Just too cute John!!! Congrats on your GOLD!! #6500981

Nikki McDonald 9/23/2008 4:49:42 PM

Well maybe you didn't expect it, but we all were hoping. Congratulations on the gold, John. #6501080

Stephanie Frey 9/23/2008 5:28:33 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner! #6501399

Pat Gamwell 9/23/2008 6:07:58 PM

This is sooooo awesome, John! Well deserved win! #6501614

Anna Diederich 9/23/2008 7:17:49 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous win, John! #6501924

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/23/2008 7:36:18 PM

Congratulations John!!! Very cool!!! #6502007

John Caruso 9/23/2008 8:26:14 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your outpouring of support! It really means a lot to me! #6502252

Nadya Johnson 9/24/2008 1:08:47 AM

What a cool capture! Congratulations, John! #6503411

Kate Jackson 9/24/2008 2:17:22 AM

Absolutely brilliant John! Congrats big time! #6503539

Katarina Mansson 9/24/2008 3:42:27 AM

YES!!! Congratulations on your 2nd place John! #6503895

John Caruso 9/24/2008 5:22:53 AM

A great big "thank you" to you Nadya, Kate, and Katarina! #6504380

Vicki L. Filippin 9/24/2008 7:42:50 AM

It's an honor to lose to such an amazing image, John.
Big ol' Chicagoland Congratulations, my friend! #6505052

Elida Gutierrez 9/24/2008 7:44:49 AM


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Gary Lange 9/24/2008 8:07:29 AM

Many congrats!!! #6505187

John Caruso 9/24/2008 8:12:58 AM

I tip my hat in thanks you you Vicki, Elida, and Gary! #6505217

Christine Czernin 9/24/2008 8:31:33 AM

Big congrats, John. A great winner. #6505355

John Caruso 9/24/2008 8:36:51 AM

I appreciate it Christine! #6505395

Sandy Powers 9/24/2008 8:45:33 AM

What a fabulous. . .FABULOUS photo! Of coooourse it won! If it were me choosing, I think this one might be the grand prize winner -- or at least first place :) CONGRATULATIONS! #6505452

Mitch Spence 9/24/2008 8:56:43 AM

Congratulations on the gold, John, and on this wonderful image. #6505520

Gena L. Talbot 9/24/2008 9:01:41 AM

C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S JOHN!!!!

Such a well deserved win on this outstanding image!!! I LOVE IT :)
WTG John, I am so happy for you :) #6505555

John Caruso 9/24/2008 9:30:12 AM

Thanks Sandy! I should put you on the pay-roll!

And thanks to you, too, Mitch and Gena. It's such a delight to hear from you both! #6505703

Susan Fox 9/24/2008 10:09:46 AM

Congratulations on your win John! #6505929

John Caruso 9/24/2008 10:33:54 AM

Thank you Susan! #6506053

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/24/2008 12:20:59 PM

Great image..gorgeous colors!! Congratulations on your Second Place win !! #6506576

John Caruso 9/24/2008 12:55:29 PM

Thanks for taking a look, Marilyn! #6506683

Sylvia Rossler 9/24/2008 2:07:54 PM

Big congrats on your awesome winner John :O)Happy to see my favourite of yours win :o) #6506979

John Caruso 9/24/2008 2:17:03 PM

Thanks Sylvia! #6507018

Robert Baer 9/24/2008 4:47:14 PM

what a fantastic image. I love it!!! congrats on your win!!!!!!!!!! #6507525

Michael Umbreit 9/24/2008 8:10:12 PM

John - Glad to see that this made it to the winners circle! :) - Mike #6508322

John Caruso 9/25/2008 5:17:01 AM

Thanks a million Justin and Mike! #6509998

Wally Orlowsky 9/26/2008 2:44:13 AM

Congratulations on this well seen and captured winner, John! #6514250

John Caruso 9/26/2008 5:16:59 AM

You're a gem, Wally! Thanks! #6514980

Christopher Budny 9/27/2008 2:44:50 PM

Congratulations, John, on your win! I've been building up many Amtrak travel points, and I hope to spend them on another Chicago visit, perhaps in spring '09... seeya then! #6521023

Dominick M. Dimacale 9/27/2008 8:44:33 PM

Congratulations John on your Win.

Dominick #6522039

John Caruso 9/29/2008 5:07:24 AM

Thanks so much, Chris! It's great to hear from you again...and you have to make sure to let me know when you roll into town.

Thanks to you, too, Dominick! I always appreciate hearing from you! #6527119

Linda Blair 9/29/2008 5:56:35 AM

Fabulous.....congratulations!!!!! #6527304

John Caruso 9/29/2008 7:13:06 AM

Thanks a million, Linda! #6527767

Michael S. Baker 9/29/2008 6:01:35 PM

Excellent shot, John....CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Mike B- #6530211

John Caruso 9/30/2008 5:16:10 AM

Thanks Mike! I always appreciate hearing from you. #6532111

Kathy L. Clark 10/1/2008 7:55:48 PM

Congrats John on an absolutely fabulous winner. #6540718

John Caruso 10/2/2008 5:22:07 AM

Thanks a bunch, Kathy! #6542654

Jeffrey D. Estacio 10/2/2008 4:34:04 PM

nice catch. congratulations. #6545078

John Caruso 10/3/2008 5:17:43 AM

I appreciate your very kind words, Jeffrey! #6547077

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 10/3/2008 9:43:41 AM

Great image.. Congratulations John!! #6548192

John Caruso 10/3/2008 12:21:45 PM

I thank you so very much Philippe! #6548988

Michelle R. Kovach 10/17/2008 6:39:43 PM

Congratulations John! Looks good on the BP homepage when I logged in tonight. ;) #6616376

John Caruso 10/18/2008 6:26:56 AM

Thanks Michelle! I still haven't seen it up there yet, so I'm glad you did. #6617999

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1/60 at f/6.3; Lens 135; ISO 200; Hand Held; Natural Light

I was on a photo walk through Chicago when I found myself in Millennium Park. I took a few moments to take in the activity around me when I saw this scene unfolding before me. I quickly brought camera to eye, composed, and made this exposure, capturing not only the kid getting soaked by the fountain, but also the young child getting the joke.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 8/27/2008 8:32:11 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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