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Day 1 - Towards the Light.
Day 1 - Towards the Light.
sherpet


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Collection: 30 Day Black & White January 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Location: Newport Sydney, N.S.W. Australia.
Date: Nov 20, 2006
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2007

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Day 1.....re the 30 Day "Black & White" Challenge.....

This is an image that I took last November 2006, and forgot about it until recently, when browsing through my photogtaphs that I took while we were in Sydney last year.

I converted to black and white, and I am quite pleased with the results, especially the cloud formation.

ps; Just a little more about this image. It was taken in Newport, Sydney NSW Australia at dusk, when the sun was setting, but a huge storm was mustering its power iun the background.

The mixture of the sunset, and the storm, was the reason why I love this sky so much. I got my camera out, and recorded this event, that you see here.....

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12/08/2012 07:26:33 AM
this looks very nice
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05/05/2007 11:15:23 PM
WOAH!!! That is wonderful
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05/05/2007 11:00:51 PM
wow .. shez .. how dark and ominous and how dramatic .. all really great things to achieve in a photograph ... love the contrasts and the different 'textures' in the clouds and the sea ..
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05/03/2007 07:45:46 PM
Just an update, re the sky in this image.....

Just a little more about this image. It was taken in Newport, Sydney NSW Australia at dusk, when the sun was setting, but a huge storm was mustering its power iun the background.

The mixture of the sunset, and the storm, was the reason why I love this sky so much. I got my camera out, and recorded this event, that you see here.....
05/03/2007 05:04:36 PM
Wow, this is lovely! The cloud formations are captivating, and the dynamic range is just wonderful here.
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05/03/2007 02:33:01 PM
This works VERY well in B&W, Shez. Lovely conversion - I like how it's very low keyish. And the sky is indeed grand.
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05/03/2007 11:04:06 AM
Shez - love the processing on this image. I know it is really annoying to not be able to get out and about right now to take many new shots, but you sure have found some great images to process for this challenge. Your treatment with the high contrast is excellent - almost comes off like a drawing rather than a photographic image.
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05/03/2007 10:50:08 AM
Very dramatic sky and gives me an strange look of the area there. interesting image.
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05/02/2007 09:57:02 PM
if this is what it looks like to go towards the light - I'm there! Well - hopefully for not another 50 years... lol

This is GORGEOUS! I love seeing clouds in pics. The contrast and little streaks of light are beautiful.
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05/02/2007 09:28:58 PM
Beautiful image. I love that moody sky.
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05/02/2007 07:31:19 PM
shez love the dark tones her,
i laughed my ass off when i read you description saying you took this last Movember !!
a few of my mates do this (i cant because of work) such a good cause and funny as hell
nick
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05/02/2007 07:29:31 PM
This is a very good conversion for my taste. Really digging the darkness.
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05/02/2007 06:55:28 PM
Very dramatic!
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05/02/2007 02:43:37 PM
The cloud formation really shows beautifully here and so does the foreground docks too.
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05/02/2007 12:49:44 PM
The sky is incredible. I like the darkness used here, it makes me want to look at every bit of the photo.
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05/02/2007 11:17:02 AM
A very nice moody pick. You did an amazing job considering the wide dynamic range.
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05/02/2007 10:28:03 AM
Hello Sherpet. Welcome back! Good to see that you are up and participating in something you love.

Now onto the photo - This is a lovely contrast-filled photo with quite a dramatic sky. It is that sky that really captures the attention. The dock adds a nice feel to it - it beacons the viewer to stand upon it's wooden planks to drink in the beauty of the sky above. However I think there is too much gleam off the waves of the water below that is distracts from the lovely and dramatic sky. I think cropping off the bottom portion to just below the dock will strengthen the composition. It would turn the composition into a square photo that will keep the attention focused tightly on the dramatic sky with the dock and a little bit of waterscape to add to the dramatic backdrop.
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05/02/2007 07:54:25 AM
Hi Sherpet, this is a great shot that has a bit too much contrast for my personal preference the black Vs White tones are fabulous though.. hope your feeling a bit better after your fall, I know all about back pains I broke (disslocated) mine 25 years ago, never been the same.
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05/02/2007 07:43:01 AM
You are just one of the nicest people at DPC, and you can always put a smile on my face. Thanks heaps, and also thanks to everyone else who has commented on this image as well.....

Originally posted by SandyP:

Hi Shez [HUG] [HUG AGAIN]!

I'm so happy you are able to participate. I think this is all about showcasing our black and white photography. I personally would rather see people's best black and white stuff -- than just see stuff they took in their normal day -- but that's just me. So my opinion. .. Show us what you got girlfriend!

I sure wish I could be there. It looks beautiful.
05/02/2007 02:07:52 AM
i enjoy the sky in this very much tho the water looks a bit over sharp for me
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05/02/2007 12:35:57 AM
Very contrasty. Dramatic sky. On my computer screen, it looks oversharpened (e.g., note the white halos around the top of the trees, and the rock at bottom left).
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05/02/2007 12:07:43 AM
Wonderful shot, love the sky. So glad that you'll participate in this challenge, and looking forward to see more of your beautiful work.
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05/01/2007 11:55:34 PM
I really like the depth this has. And I love the mood, too.
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05/01/2007 09:30:44 PM
No, no...this just won't do...unacceptable! Hahaha, just kidding shez! It's a great way to start the 30 days. I particularly like the pier lines throughout the bottom part.
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05/01/2007 09:27:14 PM
What a great sky!
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05/01/2007 09:20:26 PM
Hi Shez [HUG] [HUG AGAIN]!

I'm so happy you are able to participate. I think this is all about showcasing our black and white photography. I personally would rather see people's best black and white stuff -- than just see stuff they took in their normal day -- but that's just me. So my opinion. .. Show us what you got girlfriend!

I sure wish I could be there. It looks beautiful.

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05/01/2007 07:55:01 PM
Stunning sky
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05/01/2007 07:43:53 PM
This is great, wouldn't change a thing! Hope you get well soon!
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05/01/2007 07:41:26 PM
This is great, love the mod's!!
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05/01/2007 07:29:41 PM
it's great to see you're entering this challenge shez. hope you're doing well and recovering fast :)
this is beautiful, i love the dramatic looking sky. very nice capture.
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