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Now, Smile and Watch The Birdie
Now, Smile and Watch The Birdie

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Challenge: Hidden Gem III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: central Oregon coast, USA
Date: Aug 4, 2003
Aperture: 7.50
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/650
Galleries: Sky, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2013

Stopping for dinner along the southern Oregon coast, probably in Lincoln City or Port Orford.

-Handheld, auto mode
-Perspective correction
-RGB, Blue and Red Curves
-Hue/Saturation slight bump to Yellows & Reds
-USM at 8%/64 dia/TH = 0 (applied three times)
-SaveAs JPEG (with IrfanView) at 99% quality = 297KB

File: GullRail_P8040019-DPCusm99

[Jun. 29th, 2013 01:03:50 PM]

One of the reasons for (or coincidences of, I can't remember) of the composition is how closely the rough outline of the clouds match the shape of the gull.

I've made an enlarged and a distored overlay of the gull to show the effect.

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08/24/2013 03:18:11 PM
That is one gorgeous sky!
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07/05/2013 09:19:17 AM
Very rich tones with a gritty feel from the grain. I thought this would done better. 7 from me.
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07/05/2013 02:49:51 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2013 08:38:45 PM
Very dramatic sky. Love your title :-)
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06/29/2013 08:22:22 PM
A gem!
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06/29/2013 08:20:43 PM
Great silhouette, really like the contrasting colors against the shadowing of the seagull. Contrasts are perfect.
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06/29/2013 04:43:34 PM
This gives me a real summer evening feeling. Love the warm tones
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06/29/2013 04:05:24 PM
Great silhouette and great sky.
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06/29/2013 08:42:02 AM
Normally I wouldn't like the sky to look like this, but in this case it works. It kind of adds a quirky element to the photo with the centred birdy and the fence it's perched on, and who can forget that title, cute.
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06/28/2013 04:53:26 PM
A little bird with a large presence. Very good!
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06/28/2013 07:07:25 AM
Love the clouds. Love the leading lines. Don't love the bird being so centered. 6
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