A new year in Valparaíso

Camila Barreau celebrates the 2011 near year on the beach in Valparaíso, Chile. Canon 5D Mark II camera and Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM lens. Exposure Details: 1/3200 second @ f3.5 ISO 320.

Hi guys here’s a quick summer fun snap I took on new year’s day 2011.

This is of a friend of a friend, Camila, playing that weird seemingly pointless bat and ball game that Europeans and South Americans are crazy about. I’m sorry but how is it a game if nobody can win? …please someone explain to me, is the point just meant to be ‘have fun’? If so it just doesn’t qualify as a sport! 😉

It was a beautiful afternoon, great lighting and a great moment with the shorebreak sending a flash of water up the steep beach just as Camila struck the ball in my direction with a big smile. Click. It also gave off a vibe to me of some distant nostalgic summer memory so I put a light split tone through the image warming the highlights and cooling the shadows, creating the slight vintage effect of the image. Being a square crop also added to this effect.

Let me know if you enjoy, more to come soon.



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