Inspiration for this Prize Winning Photo…

I received many emails about this photo that won grand prize from the Color Inc & MCP Gallery Wrapped Canvas Photo Contest.  The photo was taken by Laureen Carruthers.  I asked her to explain her inspiration for this photo. 

She wrote the following: “when I saw Parker lying and relaxing in the shallow water – I KNEW I had to use my fisheye!  I totally envisioned the shot…how it would look like he was lying at the top of the world…and it came out exactly as planned.  I didn’t have a ton of time to set it up…as I wanted to capture it right at that moment.  I shot on manual, with my fisheye lens set at 4.0…as I wanted some focus on the background as well.  ISO was at 200, as it was nice and bright out, and my shutter speed was at 1/3200.  Thanks so much to everyone who voted for my photos – my son & I are SO excited!”


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    JenW says

    I LOVE this photo! Many congrats to you, Laureen! Thank you for sharing your information!

    Happy Mother’s day to the both of you!

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    Sue says

    I absolutely LOVE this shot! A fish eye lens has been on wish list awhile! Congratulations on the win!

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    thanks so much – and thanks again for this great contest! I saw someone on facebook asked which fisheye…and it was the canon 15mm, on my (original!) canon 5D,

    Happy Mother’s Day!


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