© Rob Friedman


Uploaded: August 27, 2004


Water week contiues... My son getting ready to drink from the Old Well Fountain in Chapel Hill, NC. Selectively focused on the water.


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 27, 2004

Oh, this is SUPER!!!!! I love it!! Winner!! #162545

Colette M. Metcalf August 27, 2004

So adorable, Rob!!! #737860

Bonnie C. Lackey August 27, 2004

Be honest - how long did you make this poor kid stand there with his mouth wide open :-) Just a great shot! #737870

Colleen Braun August 27, 2004

great image, did he ever get his drink? #737888

Paul Michko August 27, 2004

Great capture, Rob. I hope it was worth the wait. #737891

Cathy Gregor August 27, 2004

This is a really cool shot, Rob. Love the freeze action of the water fountain.
-cathy #737922

Marcie A. Fowler August 27, 2004

Wonderfully done Rob . . . of course!! I too really like the way the water is frozen!! You can just feel the anticipation of the moment. #737952

Wally Orlowsky August 27, 2004

Super capture, Rob. I concur with the stop-action catch of the water. Looks like your son is anticipating when he gets tall enough to reach the water. C'mon, give him a boost ;) #737962

Kristen McKain August 27, 2004

love it!! #737999

Allan L. Whitehead August 27, 2004

Marvelous photograph and presentation, Rob, I love the subtle coloring, and the selective focus used here. Very well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan #738026

Cathy T. Vettes August 27, 2004

Please.. will somebody give him a hand there..Before he dies of thirstation sheeeesh !! Outstanding Rob !! I agree with Carolyn.. WINNER !!! #738082

Debra Booth August 27, 2004

Excellent, Rob!! #738107

S J August 27, 2004

Great capture, Rob! You son is soooo cute! #738132

Donna W. Neal August 27, 2004

"The King of Expression Captures"
Need I say more? Excellent capture Rob. #738203

Amy N. Cappelli August 27, 2004

great image and title, love it! #738274

Adilson F. Ferreira August 27, 2004

Great shot Rob! Wonderful composition and use of selective focus!!! #738327

Casey A. Hanson August 27, 2004

Everyday I look forward to your next
piece of art Rob, and you never let me down. This is superb! #738345

Rob Friedman August 27, 2004

Thanks Carolyn, Colette, Bonnie, Colleen, Paul, Cathy, Marcie, Wally, Kristen, Allan, Cathy, Debra, Sanjay, Donna, Amy, Adilson and Casey!! #738352

Murry Grigsby August 27, 2004

Nice shot Rob! Terrific title, lighting, exposure, timing, pose and DOF!! Now if I can just get that Carly Simon song out of my head :0) #738548

Mellanie August 27, 2004

Wow, Rob, this is awesome! Great choice with the selective focus! #738577

Deb Brown August 27, 2004

LOVE this shot, Rob! As I constantly try and steer my three-year old away from these water fountains-germs-
you make me wonder if I should just give in and take advantage of the photo op! Hey, by the way-- love all of your photographs in your gallery, and equally enjoy reading your captions. Ironically, I also have two kids....Madylon and Jack- great names! #738692

Robin L. Wehrman August 27, 2004

Outstanding, Rob, This is super and I see a winner!! #738751

Janet Detota August 27, 2004

Great DOF and clarity in the water! Cute shot! #738801

Rob Friedman August 27, 2004

Thanks Murry, Mellanie, Deb, Robin and Janet!

Hey Robin--very funny--great job naming your kids. :) #738907

Rob Friedman August 27, 2004

Duh--I meant Deb...nice typing by me. :) #738927

Amanda Price August 27, 2004

Lol! You should have entered this is the humor category! Great photo! #739003

Carol Brill August 27, 2004

Hope he didn't catch any flies while awaiting his drink, Rob! My hat's off to you once more for another memorable moment capture!! #739303

Darren K. Fisher level-classic August 27, 2004

This is great Rob I really like the reflection you captured in the water. Do you live in Nc? #739482

Rob Friedman August 27, 2004

Thanks Amanda, Carol and Darren!

Darren, I actually live in Atlanta, but went to college at UNC (many moonds ago) and love to get back whenever I can. #739537

Stephen Zacker August 27, 2004

Great capture and image! #739726

Michael Khoury August 28, 2004

momentous impact...dynamic! #740347

Paul Michko September 13, 2004

Congrats, Rob. I guess it was worht the wait LOL!!! #774522

Mellanie September 13, 2004

Congrats... #774532

Darren K. Fisher level-classic September 13, 2004

Way to go Rob. Well deserved. #775009

Colleen Braun September 13, 2004

congrats... #775223

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 13, 2004

Congratulations again Rob! -K #775237

Dale Ann Cubbage September 13, 2004

Congrats, Rob! #775591

Janet Detota September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Rob, and good luck next round! #775638

Joy Brown September 13, 2004

Congratulations Rob! #776069

Cathy T. Vettes September 13, 2004

Congradulations Rob.. Whooo hooooo!! #776235

Kasia Elser September 14, 2004

Congrats! Great shot! #777367

cj patterson September 14, 2004

congratulations rob!!! #777885

Marie Fields level-classic September 14, 2004

Congratulations on another fabulous finalist, Rob!!! #778026

Kathleen Clemons September 14, 2004

Congratulations on each and every one of your absolutely fantastic finalists, Rob. Hope we see a bunch of them in the next round! :)

Robin L. Wehrman September 14, 2004

Congratulations to you Rob!! Best of luck to you in the next round!!! Robin #778812

Karen Engelbreth September 14, 2004

Congratulations Rob! #779162

Amanda Price September 14, 2004

I still have to laugh every time I see this! Congrats on making the finals! #779289

Allan Farnsworth September 14, 2004

A fun one. #779769

Allan Farnsworth September 14, 2004

A fun one. #779770

Murry Grigsby September 14, 2004

Congrats Rob! #780901

Carol Brill September 14, 2004

Rob, congratulations and best of luck! #781217

Dale Ann Cubbage September 17, 2004

Congrats on POTD Rob! Well deserved, this is a winner for sure! #787120

Linda I. Nelson September 17, 2004

Great capture! Think I'm thirsty?? #787134

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 17, 2004

Congratulations Rob! Excellent photo! #787152

September 17, 2004

Rob, I love it! Reminds me of getting a drink on a warm day back in the days when you could leave the water fountains running all summer and nobody broke them. #787212

Susan T. Evans September 17, 2004

Congrats Rob on POTD!!!!! #787243

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 17, 2004

Congratulations, Rob. on POTD with this outstanding photo, a superb capture of a moment in time that is universal!

Kathleen Clemons September 17, 2004

What a great choice for POTD! Congratulations, Rob! :) #787409

Kathleen R. Struckle September 17, 2004

Adorable capture Rob!!Your son is so cute. Congrats on photo of the day!! #787418

Rob Friedman September 17, 2004

Thanks everyone!! I really appreciate all of your kind words! #787484

Wally Orlowsky September 17, 2004

Congratulations on this making POTD, Rob. Your terrific kid shots should be featured every day for a month. #787532

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 17, 2004

Congratulations on this great image. Well done Rob. #787535

Teresa L. Bernard September 17, 2004

Great image, congrats on the Finals & POTD! #787553

Carol Brill September 17, 2004

Congrats on your POTD, Rob, great work! #787563

September 17, 2004

i'm delighted that it appears you did not "play" with this's delightful and no small part of my pleasure is in knowing that this photo - or assuming - was not tampered with in an overwrought manner. Thank faith in the untouched moment is restored. Edith Ann Esbensen #787565

Charlene Bayerle September 17, 2004

Congratulations Rob.....Well Deserved!!!! #787580

Janet Detota September 17, 2004

Congrats again, Rob! #787735

Ed Heaton September 17, 2004

Hey Rob,
Sorry I'm so late on this but Congrats on this outstanding image for POTD! #787834

William C. Raco level-classic September 17, 2004

Wow....... Huge congratulations for the finalist honor and the POTD recognition.
One more in your long line of outstanding photos of kids!

bill #788040

September 17, 2004

Very cute shot, congratulations, Rob!
I had the similar picture with my daughter - I can share. #788300

Colette M. Metcalf September 18, 2004

Congrats, Rob!!! #790019

Kristen McKain September 19, 2004

Congrats on your POTD! Sorry I'm a little late - our internet wasn't working Friday night and all of yesturday because of those tornados and all of that going on. #790459

September 19, 2004

Great capture #790666

Diane Dupuis September 19, 2004

Congrats Rob on your POTD! I hope someone finally gave him a boost! #791001

Dolores Neilson September 24, 2004

A very late congrats because I have just found out about the potd's this morning...but a sincere congrats all the same! woo hoo! #801719

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