Sunday, February 8, 2009

from the sea ... 13/365

from the sea
/frʌm-ði-si/
act of originating in the salt waters that cover the greater part of the earth's surface.

... i promise to move away from these zoo pictures soon ... maybe. i've been cursed with slow computers and slower editing ... and minimalized mommy time. also note ... first (evah.) attempt at black-and-whiting it with the return of the real color. editing whiz ... i am not. be nice.

... when i sit back and watch the girly-girls watching these creatures from the sea ... i imagine that they are observing them with the desire to sprout a mermaid tail and join them ... it amazes me how unblurred they are ... against the pure blur of fish. still for more than a moment. (sometimes i long for more of those moments ... do you think the zoo has wi-fi down by the underwater exhibit? they should. honey ... if you are reading this ... mama needs a laptop.)

6 comments:

Rachel said...

I think you did a great job adding just a bit of color in and it is a terrific image!

Danudin said...

I went to the zoo yesterday and you captured the scene well.

Chesney said...

Wonderful use of selective coloring - you did a great job! I love the hint for a laptop (have to admit, that's one I haven't tried) :)

Lorri said...

Jen, you did a great job of with the photo color and a GREAT job of isolating the stillness of your girls against the motion of the fish. I always look forward to seeing your photos and reading your blog posts so don't give up the effort. (and, as the mother of 3 grown young women, grab it, capture it, wallow in it...the speed of light pace, the mind boggling moments of tedium, the time of the whole thing. you'll pull it out bit by bit far in the future and savor it!)

BobbieCoughlin said...

What a GREAT job of selective coloring! You've really brought out the fascination of the children looking at the aquarium as well as the restless motion of the fish.

KarenB said...

The selective coloring in this one is fantastic - and I love the sense of motion conveyed by the colorful fish.