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Evening Rest
Evening Rest
Silent Sister


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Challenge: At Rest (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-720UZ
Location: Oregon Coast
Date: Sep 19, 2003
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2003

The gulls can't sit or recline, but they are resting for the evening. Hope this meets challenge rules. I tried for some closer shots, but when I did, I disturbed their rest and off they flew. This photo has minimum saturation and some sharpening. I tried the unsharp mask, and didn't like it, so changed it.

I know it's blurry, but don't know how to sharpen it and still have the blending that I want for the calming effect.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.2565
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.0750
Avg (non-participants): 6.4545
Views since voting: 1493
Votes: 230
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/13/2003 12:12:49 AM
HEY Nice job of sneaking on our cam page! :) Jason and I ruled this roost for SO long it's nice to have new competition (now that he's upgraded).

M
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10/04/2003 02:17:08 AM
Great colors! and the perspective works well here as well congrats on a top ten shot!
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10/01/2003 12:38:08 PM
Congratulations of being in the top 10!! Very good. I expect to see you in the top 3 soon :)
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10/01/2003 12:44:22 AM
Congratulations, Silent Sister! Wonderful photo. Just love those birds.

WOOOOOOHHHOOOOO TOP TEN!

I'm so proud of you!
10/01/2003 12:29:19 AM
Thanks so much to everyone who voted for and commented on my photo. I'm taking the comments and suggestions seriously and appreciate the time each of you haven taken.

I didn't realize I'd made the top 10 when I first started this post! Yipee!!!! :) :) I just looked down at Sonifo's post and saw what she'd said. This is pretty exciting for me.

Message edited by author 2003-10-01 00:30:13.
10/01/2003 12:27:57 AM
Go Nita, Go Nita, Go Nita.

WooHOo, top ten.

And a wonderful shot besides. Good work. I love the colors and the silhouette effect of the gulls. Can't wait to see more of your work!!
10/01/2003 12:08:19 AM
Very nice!! This shot is awesome. Way to go for getting in the top 10.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2003 06:45:16 PM
Uh oh, birds mounting an attack! I love the colors in this one. That gentle yet brilliant orange contrasted after a thick line with a prestine blue. The birds add a great subject. Just a thought though, the orange is rather expansive where the blue is very cut off. Maybe even out the space between them?
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09/30/2003 04:57:30 PM
beautiful repetition... only thing that looks slightly odd here is the water... not sure what it is about it but i still love the photo... = 10
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09/29/2003 11:29:25 PM
Super comp, colors and silhouettes...I'd knock off some of the right side and compensate at the top for just a suggested improvement....maybe? like it very much as just seems that the BG behind the fence on the right next to last gull distracts me a bit.
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09/29/2003 02:01:08 PM
Great colors, I like the lighting.
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09/28/2003 07:10:48 PM
Very cool, excellent colors
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09/27/2003 07:15:30 PM
very nice colors in the water & the sky, i like the shadow feeling of the birds
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09/27/2003 03:51:36 PM
This is so nice. I love the birds silhouetted against the sky. It has a real feeling of calm.
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09/27/2003 11:48:17 AM
Make sure you have all your ducks, er, Gulls in a row...
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09/27/2003 11:14:24 AM
Colours and composition and subject interesting well caught but not sure about how strong it meets the challenge.
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09/26/2003 02:51:24 PM
Nice! Shame the trees/ hill behind mean that one cant see silhouettes for all the birds in the row. Would moving around at all have helped with that? I like the image but more for the potential of what is almost a superb image.
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09/26/2003 10:19:24 AM
looks good. some fill flash to bring out the details in the birds might be good, but you probably still wouldn't be able to see the ones at the back.... i like the way it was positioned as well. great shot!
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09/26/2003 09:28:48 AM
Great shot. The gulls and sun going down works well.
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09/25/2003 10:09:39 AM
I like this...very serene feel to it...nice capture...
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09/25/2003 04:36:03 AM
Beautiful lineup of seagulls. The beautiful sunset in the background really helps to bring the birds out of the picture. The angle of the rails that you captured makes your eyes go from left to right and look at each bird. Great work.
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09/25/2003 12:12:20 AM
Great photo. Nice color, composition and angles.
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09/24/2003 09:57:10 PM
Great composition. Love the lighting.
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09/24/2003 09:39:41 PM
The way the sky and the water contrast with each other is almost at rest on its own. I like how the birds are kinda organized, they look like they might just march off. Wonderful photo.
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09/24/2003 03:11:01 PM
Beautiful photo! - a bit dark tho
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09/24/2003 03:03:00 PM
great color and setting.....

10 in my opinion.....

JJAY
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09/24/2003 01:16:47 PM
nice shot... love the sun setting in the background
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09/24/2003 12:59:08 PM
Nice Composision, however I think some forground lighting would help. I think I would try some diffused fill in flash from a low angle to bring out the birds a little more. Good work
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09/24/2003 06:33:48 AM
Very cool.....I wish all the birds could have been in the silhoette....
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09/24/2003 12:29:19 AM
Great capture! Wonderful contrast between the birds and the sky..I love it
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