Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk  

Jump!! by Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk

April 2021 - Jump!!

About the Image(s)

Several years ago I was on the beach in Tasmania and saw these kids doing cartwheels and different jumps on the beach in the sunset so that they could have their photos taken. Can't find the original color photo, but know I cropped and changed to black and white. Taken with my Canon 7D, 300 mm, 1/200 sec at f8, ISO 400.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Nice! Tells the story of a group of women showing off for the camera   Posted: 04/01/2021 11:46:54

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Great street image and works well in black and white. It would be ideal if the photographer's legs hadn't been cut off, but then you might not have gotten all of the jumpers' details. Nice capture!!   Posted: 04/08/2021 18:29:24

J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
I love this image. It's nicely composed (I'm not bothered by the photographer's legs not all being in the image) and it works well in black and white. I like the energy that the image conveys. I can also see individual personalities in each of the jumpers. It's just a well done image all the way around and I think it really speaks to those of us viewing it.   Posted: 04/11/2021 13:37:22

Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I very much like the action and gesture in this image, the four figures in a synchronized jump for the photographer. For me, that the jumpers are lined up on a diagonal gives the image its energy. I too don't mind that the photographers feet are not shown in the image. Very nicely done.

One small nit; I would darken the bright area in the upper left corner a bit to contain my eye movement in that direction then brighten the image some.
  Posted: 04/15/2021 17:48:44

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
The story for me is the four people in the midst of providing the photographer an action shot on the beach. Two are barefoot and two are wearing shoes. It seems that your shot was taken as the four were returning to the beach right-to-left, so we know who can jump highest to lowest.

I agree with Victor's comment about darkening the upper left and then lightening the entire image.   Posted: 04/24/2021 10:25:29

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Asking folks to jump while being photographed is a great idea. Also try asking them to turn to their companions with a loving glance.
See Philippe Halsman's "Jump Book" for a professional's very successful collection of jumping photographs.   Posted: 04/27/2021 18:01:36