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© Bailey Cooper
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 25, 2012
TakenApril 23, 2007
MakeOlympus Corporation
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length13.7 mm
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

A shot of my daughter, Amy, on the beach from 2007. Olympus junk renovated. I really like the changes infrared created but dislike the pixelation. Beyond the pixelation, the shot reminds me of Daphne du Maurier's novel, Rebecca, that I consumed on vacation the summer I was 15. I was in love with the mystery, the sea, the night, and her words.

“The road to Manderley lay ahead. There was no moon. The sky above our heads was inky black. But the sky on the horizon was not dark at all. It was shot with crimson, like a splash of blood. And the ashes blew towards us with the salt wind from the sea.”

25 responses

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (25 Jul 2012):

    Love it

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2012):

    Outstanding, love it

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (25 Jul 2012):

    The pixelation actually adds to it, creating a filmy look that only enhances the overall photo. Nicely done. Very moody.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (25 Jul 2012):

    Thanks for the props and thanks, Kelly, for the feedback. Sometimes all it takes is a new set of eyes. Initally I loved it. Then, when I took it to full pixels I thought, "Man-n-n-n-n", and that's when the 'find a fix' thinking took over. I need to go back to my undergrad days... "ALWAYS go with the gut response". Every time I changed an answer, I got it wrong. I guess it applies to photo processing as well.

  • Brendan Kelly

    Brendan Kelly (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    I like the rough feel. To often pictures are over worked, as if noise is a bad thing. Its not, it can really add to a picture and the story. I love this shot!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (26 Jul 2012):

    Nice creative Photography, I like the tones and rough, yet gentle feel to it.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    I think you've done it.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    Love this shot, creative!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (30 Jul 2012):

    Again, thanks all y'all. Such fine words.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (30 Jul 2012):

    Brendan ~ I think we may have been separated at birth. I have to tell you what a thrill it is to have another photographer/artist see exactly what you see without any words exchanged. Rare... truly.

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    I keep getting drawn to this shot. Its a winner just the way it is.

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols said (1 Aug 2012):

    Bailey, you're absolutely right. I think as humans with half a brain, we have a tendency to overthink and second-guess. I have to prod myself to go with the first's usually the right one!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Very good job! Yes, indeed excellent in lightbox.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (13 Aug 2012):

    So evocative the way Amy is turned away from viewer. Love your B&W! :)

  • Charlena Cavender

    Charlena Cavender said (12 Sep 2012):

    Very mysterious, love it

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (30 Sep 2012):

    Muy classico! Bien hecho.

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  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Nov 2012):

    This works!!!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (30 Nov 2012):

    Thanks everyone. I love the mystery within this image.

  • Ayelet

    Ayelet gave props (5 Dec 2012):

    Rebecca is one of my most fvorite books and movies. this shot is great and its absolutely suited for what you describe. beautiful.

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Great shot!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Kelly is right! This is fabulous!

  • Alwyn Scott Turner

    Alwyn Scott Turner said (27 Dec 2012):

    Impressive artistry, Bailey.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jun 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

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