Talking Pictures
Staying Cool

Talking Pictures

Technical Information: Nikon D1X; Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8; 50mm approx focal length; Aperture Priority, f/2.8 at 1/640 sec.
© 2002 Mike Dutkiewicz, All Rights Reserved

Staying Cool

My wife and I were relaxing with our 41/2-year-old grandson one hot mid-July afternoon last summer in Wisconsin. With the air temperature right around 95ÞF, there were not many ways of staying cool, except to sit in the shade of the big umbrella and sip tall glasses of ice water...that is until someone got the idea to turn on the garden hose. Our young man in the picture seems to be saying, "Look what I've got." The rest is history!
--Mike Dutkiewicz
Oak Creek, WI

The premise of Talking Pictures is that all of us have images that carry an internal narrative that we rarely get to share. This entails more than just camera, exposure, and film. It might include what provoked us to snap the shutter or how, in retrospect, the image makes us feel.

We invite you to submit images and words for this department. Please send only one image and brief text with each submission. Because we will print the pictures large please make sure that the image can take the blowup. For this department we will accept only high-quality prints (5x7 or 8x10) and slides--no digital files, please. We will not be able to return the images to you because of the volume we anticipate receiving. And by sending us the image you grant us permission to print it in the magazine and on our web site. We also may hold publication for some time.

So come on, get published and share your ideas and inspiration. Send submissions to:
Talking Pictures, Shutterbug,
5211 S. Washington Ave.,
Titusville, FL 32780.