, Salem, MA

August 22, 2013

The reader's eye

The Salem News

---- — Name: Raymond Dollard

Hometown: Gloucester

Description: “My 4-year-old grand-nephew, Everett Paone, is playing with a dolphin-shaped, bubble-making toy that I had just gifted him.

“It’s been a lifelong love affair starting with black-and-white photography. I basically developed my eye to try and capture that magic moment.”

Camera info: Nikon d7000 with kit 18-55 mm lens and diffused fill-in flash.


A moment of fun is frozen in time by the use of a fast shutter speed. The boy’s facial expression is captured displaying his emotions. Multiple floating bubbles are stopped in their tracks surrounding the boy. And the bubbles really stand out against the gray fence. All the elements fit together to create a fine composition and tell a story.