Childhood wonder

This picture of Your Shot photographer Vironica Golden’s son tells a very personal story. “After years of infertility I feel very lucky that we were able to conceive with the help of IVF,” she says. “Having children made me change the way I see the world; ordinary things become extraordinary in the eyes of children.”
Reblogged from National Geographic

The way I see the world

This picture of Your Shot photographer Vironica Golden’s son tells a very personal story. “After years of infertility I feel very lucky that we were able to conceive with the help of IVF,” she says. “Having children made me change the way I see the world; ordinary things become extraordinary in the eyes of children.”
Reblogged from National Geographic

Learning to fly

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My family is making an international move in the next year, and we are saying our goodbyes to our beautiful desert. This photo was taken while we were enjoying a beautiful sunset in the foothills of Mt. Lemmon. I’m documenting my son’s place of birth as much as I can, so that he knows where he came from. The country we are moving to is lush and green, but Arizona is truly extraordinary, with exquisite sunsets, light, and resilient life! This place will forever hold a special place in our hearts, and I hope to communicate this to our son through my images.

Reblogged from fstoppers.com

Best friend

There’s nothing like the relationship between a boy and his dog, alone against the world. That’s what Russian photographer Elena Shumilova so beautifully captures in this image from her quiet farm outside Moscow, Russia:

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She uses a Canon 5D Mark II body with a 135mm lens. But it’s truly the post-production that makes the picture sing “magical realism.” She likely works with an undersaturated shot, increasing the yellow tones and desaturating the image for a pseudo-sepia feel. Shooting at f/2, her lens is wide-open, which distinctly blurs the background. Of course, it helps that her kid is pretty adorable and that her backyard looks like the set from a Narnia movie.

“When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image.” – Elena Shumilova

Reblogged from PictureCorrect