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Challenge: Mucking About with Boats (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenges: Landscape
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 II
Lens: Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens
Location: Cape Cod
Date: Jul 17, 2017
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2017

Taken at the fish pier in Chatham in the late afternoon. The sun was finally beginning to break through after a very foggy day.

In the lower part of the image which I cropped off there were even more birds plus 5 or 6 large seals competing for the bits of fish that ended up overboard as the day's catch was unloaded from the boat on the left.

[Jul. 25th, 2017 08:12:07 PM]

Thanks for the comments and votes. I had the same feelings that several commenters expressed. It is a very "busy" picture, something I would usually try and avoid, but I felt that in this instance it worked for the challenge topic.

At it's highest the score was over 6.8 and it was above 6.77 for most of the last 24 hours so it was within a hair's breadth of being the image to finally bump my Pareidolia entry down one position, something I would dearly like.

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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.6984
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.6552
Avg (non-participants): 6.7353
Views since voting: 485
Views during voting: 145
Votes: 63
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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07/27/2017 08:14:14 PM
Good for you!!!
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07/27/2017 07:24:36 PM
Congratulations Penny. I love the sense of story in this. And I think it would make an awesome 'big picture'.
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07/27/2017 02:14:28 PM
Glad this did well for you Penny, it's a very good image. Congrats on the HM.
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07/27/2017 12:54:39 AM
I'll admit, should have looked at it longer and given you something better than 6. On second and third looks, it's grown on me. Congrats on HM!
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07/26/2017 04:11:29 PM
Congrats on the HM! The busy is what makes this stand out.
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07/26/2017 11:59:32 AM
Originally posted by vawendy:

I'm amazed that anyone would say it's too busy -- it's the busy that makes this absolutely fascinating. Not sure about the noise -- but I've been getting hypersensitive about noise because of my 7D. But that seems a bit too distracting. But it's a marvelous find and a marvelous catch. Congrats on the HM!


Thanks for the comment Wendy. The "noise" is actually the moisture in the atmosphere! It was still very foggy, having been extremely foggy all day, and it was finally starting to lift. That may be less obvious perhaps as I lightened the foreground a bit.
07/26/2017 10:41:43 AM
I'm amazed that anyone would say it's too busy -- it's the busy that makes this absolutely fascinating. Not sure about the noise -- but I've been getting hypersensitive about noise because of my 7D. But that seems a bit too distracting. But it's a marvelous find and a marvelous catch. Congrats on the HM!
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07/26/2017 03:32:39 AM
My 1st impression was "too busy" but after lingering a little longer I started to feel the energy come through, congratulations.
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07/26/2017 01:34:26 AM
Hey congrats on 5th, Penny. This was one of my top 3 picks and grabbed an 8 from me.
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07/26/2017 12:04:10 AM
I should have looked at this more carefully. A second look tells me I should have scored it higher. Nicely done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2017 10:30:42 PM
Good maritime point of view and use of telephoto.
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07/25/2017 10:12:06 PM
The agitates agitated movement makes this interesting
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07/25/2017 05:57:24 PM
So much going on here! Probably "cluttered" and "too busy", but I love it!
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07/23/2017 10:20:45 AM
My favorite. This really tells a story. 10
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07/22/2017 10:33:25 AM
I find this a very compelling image. There's a lot going on, but the eye is always drawn back to the man in the boat; the seagulls frame him perfectly; the triangular lead-in of the boats directs the viewer very well. I feel that everything in the picture is coming at me and, like the boat driver, I am heading against the tide, so to speak.
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07/21/2017 03:50:20 PM
A wonderful immediacy with terrific depth. You can almost hear the shrieking of the gulls and the muttering of the motorboat.
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07/21/2017 09:56:10 AM
Great angle. I like this one.
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07/20/2017 01:13:00 PM
Unusual, but interesting.
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07/19/2017 12:31:00 AM
what a great shot theres lots happening here the position of the gulls around
the.
dihghy is serrendipitty in action

vote 8
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