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Soak in the season with these vivid summer photos

By dpreview staff on Aug 25, 2013 at 18:00 GMT

Summer's fast on its way out, something we're acutely aware of in the Pacific Northwest. We're trying to make the most of our sunny days before the clouds and drizzle set in. For a healthy dose of Vitamin D any time of year, take a look at photographer Isac Goulart's sun-soaked images - and maybe take a few of your own before the warm weather's gone.

Photo by Isac Goulart.
Photo by Isac Goulart.
Photo by Isac Goulart.

Comments

Total comments: 38
Gabriel Yeo
By Gabriel Yeo (7 months ago)

It's not about turning up the saturation or vibrancy...he chose the right colors for the summer mood...
It's for the summer theme...I'm sure not every single shot he's taken are as saturated as these.
Lighten up!

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babalu
By babalu (7 months ago)

Again to all those who cannot believe that the model in the pictures is REALLY jumping in a very shallow water / soaked sand , why don't you take a closer look ? You can see more shots of the same category in Isac Goulart's site, the link : http://isac.goulart.net/waterscapes/

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Paul_B Midlands UK
By Paul_B Midlands UK (8 months ago)

really dated look in this style of photo, perhaps a combination of the OTT colour and scripted poses. Not my cuppa

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Michael Switzer
By Michael Switzer (8 months ago)

I wonder if all you "critics" thought you were getting natural saturation and color when you shot Velvia or even Kodachrome II back in the day? Or maybe you choose those stocks on a given shoot just for that reason. And what you "photographer" must think of someone like Man Ray for manipulating his film images in such an unnatural display of vision. Didn't he know his stuff was weird?
I frankly don't think Mr. Goulart superimosed the jumpers, but if he did, so what?
He was telling his story, not yours.
I think Mr. Groucher ought to reduce the size of his fonts by 75%.

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Badger1952
By Badger1952 (8 months ago)

Great images, but I can't help but wonder whether the ones with the leaping people have been superimposed - why no splash from jumping out of the water - unless they are reincarnations of Bob Beaman!

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JonathanFV
By JonathanFV (8 months ago)

I don't think that person jumped out of the water, she seems way too high. I think she jumped off something that is not in the frame.

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groucher
By groucher (8 months ago)

Yuk. Reduce the saturation by 75% and they would by nice shots.

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stevens37y
By stevens37y (8 months ago)

No. The saturation is ok.

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exifnotfound
By exifnotfound (8 months ago)

Fonky!

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James Qi
By James Qi (8 months ago)

You can tell the quality (or lack of quality) of some peoples work by the amount they put down other peoples work.

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Eric Hensel
By Eric Hensel (8 months ago)

I hope these were taken with a phone-cam...just to see more heads explode.

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Swagon
By Swagon (8 months ago)

While I usually drink Petite Sirah, this was a very enjoyable Caipirinha for a hot summer's day!

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Swagon
By Swagon (8 months ago)

Photography is art, and includes freedom of expression. There are no "rules". A good image is the one you like.
Who cares how these were made. Some people like them, and some don't, just like music or wine.

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Langusta
By Langusta (8 months ago)

Radiation sickness

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Jim Salvas
By Jim Salvas (8 months ago)

Why is it that you don see people complaining that b&w infrared shots look manipulated or unreal?

For that matter, why don't they complain that the world is not black and white?

Are these good photos? Yes.

6 upvotes
KonstantinosK
By KonstantinosK (8 months ago)

I find these photos terrific. Having had a wonderful summer so far and being from a country that still has a lot of summer left and many more warm sunsets to enjoy by the beach in swimsuit, I completely identify myself with the situations captured by the photographer. Great mate!

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TheChefs
By TheChefs (8 months ago)

This is more of: "My photo is crap... so I will crank up saturation and vibrancy sliders to the max"...

If a photo doesn't look good in the first place, it's not going to look better in some sparkly shrink wrap.

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ecuadordave
By ecuadordave (8 months ago)

Wow, this really has turned into a "see who has the most criticism" board. The images are remarkable for exactly the reason you all are complaining. It's easy to cry "Photoshopped" without really analyzing how the photographer made the shot. It takes a second glance, but the girl is obviously jumping out of a moving surf, which is why there are no waves caused by her feet. Before criticizing, try appreciating what it takes in today's world to make a photo stand out from the crowd.

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Chet Meyerson
By Chet Meyerson (8 months ago)

Amen, I'm beginning to really DISLIKE this board, and all the critics on it!!

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alexzn
By alexzn (8 months ago)

Hey, Monday morning quarterbacks- what have you got? Show me your sunset pictures... It's so easy to sh&t on someone else's work, right?

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whtchocla7e
By whtchocla7e (8 months ago)

Photography is a tool for converting emotion into something tangible.
Presenting the world 'AS IS' is not the only right way to CREATE images.

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Mikhail Tal
By Mikhail Tal (8 months ago)

I can't believe DPR actually fell for this cheap photoshop job. It's impossible for those people and their reflections to not be composited into the image after the fact. People don't just float in mid-air and if they had jumped from a helicopter or something, not only would you see the reflection of that in the water as well but you could never get enough exposure for those shots at such a fast shutter speed required to capture someone falling at a high speed.

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makofoto
By makofoto (8 months ago)

But, but they're silhouettes against a bright sky! Of course one would have plenty of shutter speed. And don't forget that at the top of a jump one is momentarily not moving. :-)

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JWilkinson Studios
By JWilkinson Studios (8 months ago)

so what if its photoshopped? They're beautiful photos none the less.

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Mikhail Tal
By Mikhail Tal (8 months ago)

It's not a bright sky at all it's sunset there's barely any light left, and these can't be at the top of a jump because their launch point is completely out of the frame so it must have come from overhead.

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TangoMan
By TangoMan (8 months ago)

Hey Mr. Tal I see your name everywhere on the forums and I don't know... maybe time for a photo break? Why not go out with a camera (preferably with slide film, so you will believe your results) and try to find all the ways you could do similarly "impossible" pictures. I'm pretty sure in less than an hour you will have tought of at least three ways of photographing the very thing you currently deem impossible and a cheap photoshop job.

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babalu
By babalu (8 months ago)

Mikhail Tal, I believe you don't know what you are talking about. The jumping Girl DOES show traces of her feet where she just imprimed them before she took the jump. She was running to gain speed before the jump. This all is very shallow water, only a few meters away from the shore, in a beach called Salinas in Brazil. She is dressed with shorts and a t-shirt,
not with a bikini or any type of bathing suit, so it is unlikely she'll even get wet above her ankles. . I recommend that
you do a minimum amount of research before posting . See the originals in : http://isac.goulart.net/featured/photo/19

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bcalkins
By bcalkins (8 months ago)

Last time I shot images of the kids playing in the ocean at sunset, my exposure was ISO 200, F/7, 1/1250s. They were frozen in mid-air quite nicely, no Photoshop required.

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jjnik
By jjnik (8 months ago)

put your hands where I can see them and slowly step away from the saturation slider....

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Stitzer23
By Stitzer23 (8 months ago)

Is this what photography's come to? Making it 'prettier' than it actually is? No wait, I get it, its 'art' and that's how the photographer 'felt' at the time.

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AlliHjelm
By AlliHjelm (8 months ago)

Love them in every way possible!

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Stealthy Ninja
By Stealthy Ninja (8 months ago)

Like a man loves a woman?

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Wye Photography
By Wye Photography (8 months ago)

I think there has been a secret space mission to far distant planets, coz these ain't from planet Earth!

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Hugo808
By Hugo808 (8 months ago)

And turn everything up to 11!

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Stealthy Ninja
By Stealthy Ninja (8 months ago)

EXACTLY my thoughts. Slow clap for you my friend.

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mauritsvw
By mauritsvw (8 months ago)

Summer's fast on its way out in only a part of the world....

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JoostL
By JoostL (8 months ago)

Way, way too overcooked.

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Laurence Matson
By Laurence Matson (8 months ago)

Yuck!

Reminds me of my early Sony digitals, but with some additives from Alex Rodriguez's medicine cabinet.

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Total comments: 38