Zoned Out

© Dean Sandifer

Zoned Out

Uploaded: August 19, 2005

Description

f/19, 1/20, Nikon VR AF 80-400 lens, Millennium Park, Chicago, late afternoon

Comments

Beverley A. Daniels August 19, 2005

Great shot Dean! #296886

Katie Kunzelman August 19, 2005

You've got a WINNER here IMHO!! #1734410

Ronald Balthazor level-addict August 19, 2005

How perfect, Dean. Life can be hard. #1734489

Debra K. Johnson level-classic August 19, 2005

Wonderful capture Dean! #1734580

Kelly Barclay August 19, 2005

This is a great shot! I love the colors, the reflection, and the water spray in the background. Love it! #1734609

Bonnie C. Lackey August 19, 2005

Just great, Dean! #1734614

Anderson D. Co August 19, 2005

Wow , this is a winner for me. Great composition, nice color contrast and reflection, the slight blurring of motions from the back created a selective focusing to your main subject. Great photo! #1734626

Marcie A. Fowler August 19, 2005

I bet we see this again. I love it. The colors are magnificent. The "pose" is simply marvelous. The reflection and perspective are right on!! It just all works so very well together. BRAVO!! #1734634

Stephanie Laird level-classic August 19, 2005

Great image Dean! Colors jump out at you! Love the comp and subject! Very original! FANTASTIC! #1734752

Casey A. Hanson August 19, 2005

Definitely a winner, Dean. Fantastic capture! Way to go! :0) #1734766

Greg McCroskery level-deluxe August 19, 2005

Dean,
I fully expect to see this somewhere in the winners' circle. To me, this is a near perfect image. Congratulations on some great work!

God Bless,
Greg #1734935

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 19, 2005

Excellent image Dean! Really well captured, breat light, color and depth! Jeff #1735142

Donna W. Neal August 19, 2005

Excellent, everything about this is wonderful. Detail, composition and color! #1735319

Murry Grigsby August 19, 2005

Wonderful image Dean! Terrific timing, action, colors and design of this slice of life photo!! Well seen and done. #1735377

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic August 19, 2005

So cute. I love how the colors just pop. A winner #1735517

Tiffani S. LaNeave August 19, 2005

EXCELLEMT IMAGE!!! Wonderful capture! #1735677

Kimberly C. Miner August 19, 2005

Great Shot!!! A winner in my opinion! #1735754

Dorann Weber September 01, 2005

What a great shot.. Very vivid color's, creative.. #1794910

Barbara Helgason September 24, 2005

Congratulations Dean, good luck in the next round! #1876329

Lori L. Thomas September 24, 2005

I love the contrasting colors in this photo. Congratulations. #1878255

Margot Petrowski September 24, 2005

Congrats. Dean...I love it!!! #1878608

Susan Patton September 25, 2005

What a wonderful capture of childhood...kind of says it all. Congratulations and good luck. #1880736

Sue L. Cullumber September 25, 2005

Dean, Excellent capture and colors - congrats! #1882103

Claudette Foote September 25, 2005

Congratulations and good luck in the next round!! #1883139

Amanda Price September 26, 2005

This is SO good! Congratulations on your win! #1889157

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic September 26, 2005

Dean congratulations on your second place win. Job well done. KErby #1889172

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 26, 2005

Dean, congratulations on your second place win. Wonderful colors, focus & DOF. #1889227

Diane Dupuis September 27, 2005

I love this!!! Congrats! #1889620

Megan p September 27, 2005

Congratulations!!! This looks like fun. #1890565

Esra Belgin September 27, 2005

Great shot Dean. Congratulations on your win. #1890603

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe September 27, 2005

Fun capture -- congratulations on your win, Dean! #1890807

Joyce ONeil September 27, 2005

Fantastic! Congrats! #1890851

KHAWLA Haddad September 27, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful Second place winner!!!!!! #1891425

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 27, 2005

Congratulations, Dean, on this incredible second place win! Awesome comp. and image! #1891961

bob cornelison September 27, 2005

Great shot!!!
Congrats!
~:O) #1892167

Claudette Foote September 27, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful Second place winner!!!
WTG!!!!
AWESOME...
RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!! #1892651

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 27, 2005

Congratulations on your second place winner. #1893248

Luhut Napitupulu September 27, 2005

What a moment, very awesome, Dean! Congratulations on your win! #1893452

Karen Bacon September 28, 2005

Congratulations!I absolutely love this photograph! #1894513

Lewis P. Church September 28, 2005

This is one of the photos I wish I took, it is sharp, has great color, interesting subject, and together make for an image with impact. Nice work. #1896208

Nandu Menon September 28, 2005

Excellent shot Dean. Have you worked on this photo after taken? #1896734

Serena Pierce level-deluxe September 28, 2005

Great capture! Congratulations!! #1897341

Dean Sandifer level-classic October 01, 2005

Thanks everyone for the supportive comments. Nandu, Yes I did use Photoshop CS to boost color & contrast, to as a little sharpening, to clone out an unwanted leg, and to alter the white balance that is a little too blue.
Here's the not-nearly-as-eye-catching original. #1907095

Dean Sandifer level-classic October 01, 2005

Thanks everyone for the supportive comments. Nandu, Yes I did use Photoshop CS to boost color & contrast, to as a little sharpening, to clone out an unwanted arm, and to alter the white balance that is a little too blue.
Here's the not-nearly-as-eye-catching original. #1907097

Wendy Stevenson October 05, 2005

Dean this is such a GREAT shot no matter what steps you took to get to it!! You've a great eye to see this!!! Congratulations on a well deserved win!! #1921294

Lisa M. Throgmorton level-classic July 01, 2006

Great image! Congrats on your award. Love the rich color and light that really draws on the imaginative joy of the moment. #2975807

July 31, 2006

What a fun photo!! I love it! #3107554

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


 

Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


 

The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your Nature and Landscape Photography up to a new level of understanding in my new online class - on sale now.

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Dean Sandifer.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer. Contact photographer via gallery
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.