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Feeding the Beast

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Challenge: Sunrise/Sunset in Black and White (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Mar 15, 2012
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2012

[Mar. 22nd, 2012 02:48:06 PM]

This wasn't a planned shot, this was a completely found shot.

I ran down to the river on the last day of the challenge (I had only gotten out once before during sunset, and I couldn't make it to the river in time.)

It's only about 16 minutes away, but I as sped (not really... well, kinda...) through the neighborhoods, I watched dejected as the beautiful sun went down below the bank of clouds. I kept going anyway, in hopes that it might break through in little chunks.

But a whole bunch of kids were in my way!! I asked the mom if she would mind if I took photographs, and she said no, so I camped behind them, shot some, waited, and shot some more.

My favorite time was when the little boy would through sand up in the air.

It sounds like people aren't understanding the title, but as I watched the dark cloud, it looked like it was it was turning into a giant beast.

When I got home I was thrilled that in one of the pictures, the boy's "food" that he was throwing in the air actually made it to the mouth of the beast!!

There are some incredible shots in this challenge. This was such a difficult challenge -- to make a sunset look good in black and white takes a different type of sunset. Don't believe me? Find one of your sunset shots and turn it b&w.

Here's the shot from the night before when I didn't make it to the river. I liked this one too, but the entry seemed special.

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Place: 6 out of 85
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03/26/2012 04:09:17 PM
I have learned persiveriance is a very good thing. Glad you decided to go aheadh drive down to the water. Congrats on another TT!
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03/23/2012 10:38:20 PM
Go, Wendy!! *slaps a high five*
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03/23/2012 03:34:48 PM
Congrats, I thought this would be in the top 3
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03/23/2012 01:24:01 AM
Congratulations on 6th Wendy. Wonderful image, one of my 9s.
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03/23/2012 12:25:18 AM
I'm happy this did so well.
Great job as always, Wendy.
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03/23/2012 12:16:56 AM
WTG, Wendy!
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03/23/2012 12:03:27 AM
It did well for you congrats, Wendy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2012 11:00:19 PM
Well captured. My favorite so far.
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03/22/2012 01:36:50 PM
This needs to be near the top in my opinion.
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03/22/2012 02:42:30 AM
not sure how to relate the title to the image :)
Very nice image, like the shades & sharpen
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03/19/2012 11:10:08 AM
This would have been amazing in total black and white. Don't like the blue tint.
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03/18/2012 10:24:57 PM
Really like this. Wonderful detail throughout including in the darkest areas. The little bit of grain underneath the cloud is unfortunate, but doesn't detract too much. Nicely balanced composition.
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03/16/2012 11:34:12 PM
Nice use of silhouette and very good arrangement of clouds in the sky to balance your image.
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03/16/2012 12:22:41 AM
Awesome I say awesome Wendy. I especially love the way the child's hands are positioned - this is a real winner, all the best.
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