Adam Stevens Photography

May 18, 2010

Not trying to compete…

I hit one of those “moments” that photographers look for.  Henri Cartier-Bresson is…  OK, I am not going to try to get him summed up here.  Instead look here, and here.  Look cause otherwise the whole “moment” thing is going to be lost on you.   And frankly I think this shot stands on it’s own.  This is a moment, and an expression that I have been trying to capture for several years.  Totally candid, and yes.  Her shoe was wet.

Nikon F5, BW400CN, 50mm



  1. Congratulations! That’s cool. Does it have a negative effect to the quality if you enlarge or close in on the subject? A.A.

    Comment by Aunt Ann — May 19, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    • The image quality doesn’t really get worse (to a degree) by getting cropping in on her… However I like the lines in the photo overall, and to balance the emotional connection with a technically good image I don’t know that I would crop it much at all… It is however grainy B&W film, so that does limit it a bit..

      Comment by photobby — May 20, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

  2. Beautiful “moment”!

    Comment by Camilla Blue — May 23, 2010 @ 8:59 am

  3. Thought I would toss this up. I have had loads of people ask if the image retains good quality if it’s cropped to show more of the little girl. It does, and I found it interesting that it seems to be a common comment from folks. I think on this that means I succeeded. The image really pulls you into the story, the moment. You want to be closer to what’s happening.

    Comment by Adam Stevens — May 26, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

  4. well done. what a great image. I don’t know if you publish your work, but this seems like a great submission to The Sun Magazine.

    Comment by Lara Alexander — June 25, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    • Thanks Lara! I do from time to time. Not much, though.

      Comment by photobby — June 25, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

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