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Camilla (our 11 year old) and I went up to Fleetwood today. I had the 5D (with my new 16-35mm zoom) and Camilla had the 20D with the 17-40, and having previewed her shots it looks like she probably got some good ones.

Oh, and I should also add that this one was processed entirely within Camera Raw v4.1, which seems to be a big improvement over earlier versions.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
2.46pm on 27/6/07
Canon 5D
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
aperture priority
Adobe Camera Raw
16x9 + children [portraits] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by E y e V i s i o n at 10:02 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2007

Nice, sarurated colors. The wide angle gives great depth for this one. I'm courious about some of her shots. Maybe you could post the better ones here as well. Just to see, is talent inheritable. :)

comment by miChou at 10:29 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2007

Beautiful picture and a lucky girl :)

comment by Joseph at 10:32 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2007

how come she gets to play with it?
I want a go now!

great shot. and I'd love to see some of her pictures if she lets you.

what does she think of you posting this image?

comment by Jennifer at 10:41 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2007

Great shot, but you must post one of Camilla's - unless you're worried about being shown up! How does the new lens compare? I did a shoot on Sat and had to use primes - my F4 zooms wouldn't cut it.

comment by Kip Beelman at 10:51 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2007

Perhaps one of the luckiest girls in the world to have you as a photo mentor

comment by RD at 10:59 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2007

These colors are beautiful! Nice equipment.

comment by Jamie at 11:50 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2007

Good to see that she is following in your footsteps. I'm quite impressed that this was processed entirely in Camera Raw. I must look at it in some more depth.

Any more news on the tutorials and such?

comment by Ash at 11:59 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2007

Nice photo. The more she gets into photography the more she'll appreciate photos of her creating her art. Maybe it's just my massive ego, but with me being behind the camera there's just not enough photos of me!
I like that camera RAW now supports my D40x (as does aperture and lightroom, finally)... my trial of Capture NX was about to run out!

comment by Jide Alakija at 12:45 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

When did you get a 16-35mm????? Lucky you! I'm soooo jealous!

comment by jelb at 12:53 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Well done composition..16-35 II !..Bravo!

comment by ROB at 01:58 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

See you purchased the Mk11 version of this lens. Canon have done a good job in the design, wide angle corners are some of the best seen. But 82mm filters, expensive and different to the most of rest of the lenses in your bag.

Looks like a fun outing, especially just the two of you.

comment by Suby at 02:25 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Lovely shot,

Can't believe how good an improvememnt Camera RAWv4.1 is, also love the new bridge, a lot faster than the older version.


comment by Bald Spots at 02:50 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

tuck her left elbow in and have her palm support the lens. she'll be more stable that way ;]

comment by MarkDM at 05:36 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

The bright colors are a nice surprise. I love how she's somewhat bundled up but still running around in bare feet. Only at the beach ...

comment by Rob at 06:25 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Nice title.

comment by navin at 06:35 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Like father like daughter

comment by navin at 06:36 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Is it cold enough even at this time of the year to weat that jacket?

comment by Si Goodchild at 07:38 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Blimey, another grand on a lens - someone must be doing alright! I notice the light fall-off or vignetting: was this added in by you? I ask because I wasn't expecting that at 18mm / F8 even on a Full Frame.

comment by Laura at 09:03 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Nice shot, great colours. I'm curious about her pictures too ;)

comment by Thomas Solberg / Project neXus at 09:25 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

The colors are really good and I think the compostion is great as well

comment by David Tello at 09:42 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Definitively a genius of the color. Greetings from Spain. Good "LIGHT".

comment by Roy at 10:13 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

A great picture for Canon publicity to use.
Camera Raw 4 is a joy to use, but Adobe Lightroom has common features and is pretty much all I use for most pictures these days. I certainly prefer it over Aperture and although I have CS3, I rarely use it for day-to-day material.

comment by Ronald at 10:34 AM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Lovely wideangle, saturated colours...
What was she framing at the time??
Doesn't it make you feel proud that your daughter shares your passion for photography??
My oldest (18) is making some steps too, although she is more into DTP and Graphical design...The youngest (8) loves to shoot the little nikon 3200 until the card is full or the batteries are drained...
So much fun to watch that enthousiasme!

comment by Alice at 02:41 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Great colors. Nice shot!

comment by Sergio JaƩn Lara at 04:22 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

I like the shot but I am sad you have used acr for develop your raw archive.
Just when I have opened your web today I noted the colours were not the same. This shot has what I have called adobe colours, something horrible for me.
Please David like admirer I have to beg you not to use acr and to keep using capture one or another developer.

comment by Ash at 05:35 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Actually David, Sergio makes a point. I usually shoot and edit in the Adobe 1998 colour profile. In Photoshop, OSX, and Safari the colours are wonderful, just how I want them. In Firefox the colours are very muted. I know that this is because Safari supports colour profiles and Firefox/IE don't. Your photos, while there are some differences in browsers, don't change as much as mine do. How do you manage this? I know accurate colour on the web is a lost cause, but you seem to have less problems than I do!

comment by djn1 at 09:30 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

E y e V i s i o n (and everyone else): I'll put a shot of Milly's up tomorrow.

Joseph: she didn't much like this one, but she was ok about me putting it up.

Jennifer: the 16-35, as best I can tell, is quite a bit better than the 17-40, especially towards the edges of the frame.

Ash: I'll update everyone about the tutorials soon.

ROB: I'm using Lee filters, so just needed to get a new adapter for the lens.

Bald Spots: :-)

MarkDM: it was a warm day, but very windy - hence the coat.

Si: yes, I added the vignette in ACR.

Ronald: yes, I'm pleased she's interested in photography. As for the shot she was taking: she was facing the sea.

Sergio: Ok, I'll think about that.

Ash: I don't know. I add the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 to each image before uploading them, but beyond that I don't do anything special.

comment by John Washington at 09:40 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2007

Dave: It will be interesting to see what you make of this lens in the long run. To my eyes, the image is lacking a sharpness that I feel should be there with this lens, and I'm sure it's not poor technique from you - I've known you long enough ;-)

Of course it could just be my eyes, and the fact that I just don't tend to see any sharp images made with any Canon wide zoom. They just seem to have a smoothness that I don't like at all, and that's why I sold my 17-40 within a week of buying it.

Nothing to do with picture though - that's cool.

What are your thoughts on this ?

comment by Matt at 02:34 PM (GMT) on 29 June, 2007

THIS is what I remember Chromasia being like. Good colours, beautiful scenes. It's bee so dark lately.

comment by josef at 02:59 PM (GMT) on 29 June, 2007

very nice colors. good angle too.

comment by JD at 12:06 PM (GMT) on 2 July, 2007

camera raw 4.1 you say! looks good... some nice range in the tones and stuff... might have to give a whirl!

whatever you do... don't let you start doing that stupid self portrait bullshit... its just plain wrong to see so many young girls and women on places like flickr and blogs etc doing that sort of thing and getting attention for it...

comment by &Once at 12:48 PM (GMT) on 4 July, 2007

Nice capture....heavy toys here !!

comment by Dave at 01:30 PM (GMT) on 5 July, 2007

Not much more to be said than what's already been mentioned. I do think Canon should be snapping this up though, I can't think of many better shots that would show off just how good their stuff is in the right hands.
Great colours, great framing, and just an all round great shot. I've just recently got bored of trying to make images technically perfect, and have instead started to look for moments to capture. This shot shows you can have both at the same time.