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First of all, thanks for all the great comments on yesterday's shot – they were much appreciated.

As for this one: it's another shot of Rhowan (on the left), taken about an hour after yesterday's. And although she looks a little less majestic in this one, it does do a reasonable good job of capturing another side of her character. This shot also includes Harmony, her younger sister ... wielding her favourite umbrella :-)

On another matter: does anyone know what happened to coolphotoblogs.com? Whatever it was, it isn't looking all that cool at the moment.

And finally, with apologies to everyone who read exactly the same paragraph yesterday …

You may well remember a spate of baby shots back in January of this year (this one, for example), that we were shooting for a book. The book – Baby Photography Now – has now been published and we should take delivery of 70 copies some time over the next few days. If you’re interested in buying a signed copy you can purchase one from our new ‘store’ page here:


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comment by steven at 09:32 PM (GMT) on 27 November, 2007

Fantastic! The colours of the jackets and the sky, the movement, the pink umbrella, the symmetry in the picture,... It all works so well!

comment by Furanku at 10:07 PM (GMT) on 27 November, 2007

The two sisters really enhance each other and make it a great composition.

comment by Mayuresh Patil at 10:36 PM (GMT) on 27 November, 2007

The colors are really striking. Reminds me of some of the pictures that I see in those expensive photography magazines. For me, the umbrella and the pink shoes has made the shot complete.

So..can this tone be only achieved through LAB color mode?

comment by djn1 at 10:45 PM (GMT) on 27 November, 2007

Mayuresh: this one was done in RGB mode, and used a Curve and the Selective Color tool to add a bit more yellow to the image. I also used the Channel Mixer to lighten the red tones in the image.

comment by jelb at 11:31 PM (GMT) on 27 November, 2007

Well done composition..Good "timing"..Bravo!

comment by Tom K. at 06:24 AM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

A moment captured that will stand the test of time. Beautiful.

On another note......coolphotoblogs.org hasn't been available for two days. I see Chinese characters on the top bar. Something has gone terribly wrong.

comment by Mohamadreza at 09:01 AM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

This is really a great shot, love it.

comment by One Way at 01:11 PM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

Another great moment in time. I love not-too-saturated pinks

comment by Digital Photo Ted at 01:35 PM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

This photos is all about timing. Freezing the moment but let the dynamics continue through that frozen action. Well captured.

comment by Jennifer at 01:37 PM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

Lovely carefree shot.

comment by Fran├žois Angers at 02:41 PM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

A superb evocation of childhood. The muted colors gives it a timeless feel.

comment by Richard T at 04:17 PM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

Can't beat natural reactions and emotions with kids ... I like the sense of exctiment anticipation and movement in their actions. Good one David. richard.

comment by vasa at 06:57 PM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

Quick Question - what file format are the pictures in this blog...are they JPG or TIFF or anythin else...

comment by djn1 at 08:24 PM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

Thanks everyone.

vasa: they're JPEGs.

comment by tiberiu crisan at 06:56 PM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007

Wonderful post-processing, Dave. And congrats for the book.

comment by kate at 02:49 AM (GMT) on 1 December, 2007

What's so cute and beautifully tense about this photo is how carefree they are in posture even with a lockstop barrier just ahead. One of your best people shots Dave. Amazing you don't need to see faces to feel their energy, beauty and optimism! ;) Right up there with your son from behind making a break for it down the white lined road several months ago! :)