New Horizons by Dean Mullin



Taken 4th Jan 2010 of my wife and wee man Ryan

At my favourite location Back Beach, New Plymouth,NZ.

Sony a350 1/400sec atf10, iso100 50mm

Processed in lightroom and using Nik Software applied a Solarization filter and further touchups in CS4, but it’s turned out just as I would have wanted.


silhouette, black white, mother child


  • Rochelle  Harding
    Rochelle Hardingover 4 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Thanks Rochelle :o)

    – Dean Mullin

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 4 years ago

    awesome Dean!

  • Thanks Nic, did you have a good Christmas/New Year? – keeping busy?

    – Dean Mullin

  • Geri Bragg
    Geri Braggover 4 years ago

    gorgeous shot.

  • Thanks Geri – hope you’re well!

    – Dean Mullin

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 4 years ago

    Always busy my friend and really enjoyed the break! How was your first xmas with Ryan? did you spoil him rotten!

  • yup! he loves his new bike – and wants to be in the garden riding it every morning. Did you see the stoopid photos o Facebook i took of ryan in his elf suit! classic stuff – Obviously his parents are totally sad people who dress their chillins up in silly costumes – arrr but wait till he’s older and i pull them out lol. Had a good break from work and back in the office tomorrow :o(

    – Dean Mullin

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 4 years ago

    I’ll check out the elf shots tonight! lol, poor boy, wait till his 18th birthday, you will have a whole library of shame files to humiliate him with! lol

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 4 years ago

    Hey Deano – Sounds/looks like you had a great Xmas and New Years!
    Awesome shot!!

  • Tamara Brandy
    Tamara Brandyover 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL !!!! I feel like the clouds are moving as I look at it :) WOW

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    This is outstanding Dean! I love the way your wifes hair is moving in the wind and how Ryan and her are gazing off into the ‘new horizons’, his chubby little legs silhouetted perfectly, little hand reaching out. This is just beautiful on so many levels :)

  • Oh Shelly, I thought you’d like it. that’s why I was so excited to show you…. just wanted to share it with you :o)

    – Dean Mullin

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...over 4 years ago

    Just amazing shot my friend. After Shelly’s comment I have nothing left to say, except that it is a wonderful moment to capture. it almost looks as if it should be a statue commemorating just that – New beginnings or New horizons. The only thing that would have made it better is Ryan in his elf costume. LOL! So are you still wearing your elf costume?

  • LOL you cracked me and katrina up with that comment… nice one! the picture always says something but behind the scenes – ….windy onshore gale, trina saying " Hurry Up!" and ryan about to loose the plot. Somehow the romance and mystique is lost! lol. But yes despite that. I do like how it’s turned out :)

    – Dean Mullin

  • Mukesh Srivastava
    Mukesh Srivastavaover 4 years ago

    Stunning story telling silhouettes!!!!!!! I love it….Fav.

  • Thank you Mukesh – I truly appreciate your comments

    – Dean Mullin

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