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They Roost By Night
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Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Date: Jan 11, 2004
Aperture: 8.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2004

A play on the movie title "They Drive By Night," which I thought apropos since I took this while driving back from my grandfather's former house in Cloverdale.

Tone curve for contrast, cropped and rotated, sharpened a lot to try and compensate for the motion blur, glass blur, and probably camera shake as well.

Statistics
Place: 81 out of 96
Avg (all users): 4.8266
Avg (commenters): 5.0909
Avg (participants): 4.6029
Avg (non-participants): 4.9714
Views since voting: 1099
Votes: 173
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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01/18/2004 09:36:28 AM
Birds seem a little fuzzy..I like the clouds.
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01/17/2004 03:08:42 PM
Interesting pic - wonder if these guys made my electricity go off the other day?
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01/17/2004 02:24:55 AM
Very evocative - it took me three viewings before I really saw the birds. I think it's because of the overall pattern of the clouds.
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01/15/2004 08:44:17 PM
the birds have landed Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unusual image a little fuzzy Nice sky
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01/15/2004 05:32:46 PM
Just a little blurry and if the birds were what you were going for, I think I would have tried to zoom in more on them to make them more of a dominate feature than what they are here. The sky is very nice. You might also try to crop out the trees along the bottom as ther is not enough of them to be an important part but just enough to be a distraction. Hope this helps.
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01/15/2004 06:14:32 AM
Wow...awesome photo.
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01/12/2004 09:26:20 PM
There is such wonderful drama in the sky! I wish the birds were in focus, but the composition is quite nice and a bit unique.
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01/12/2004 08:33:28 PM
Technical: fits the challenge. Exposure lighting composition all good. Focus seems too soft on the birds.

Personal: I really like the cloud formations, I can see why you took the shot. It appears to lack sharpness, however.

My vote: 4
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01/12/2004 01:05:42 PM
Nice subject. More clarity would be helpful...
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01/12/2004 10:31:13 AM
After dark?
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01/12/2004 09:53:52 AM
Nice silhouette on the birds. They seem a bit fuzzy maybe. Not sure this is "after Dark" when you can still see the sunset. Good color on the sky.
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01/12/2004 12:28:05 AM
Love the sky. Really beautiful. The birds and the pole seem to be a bit soft on the focus though. that would be my only suggestion would be that I wish they were a bit more crisp. Otherwise, a really pretty shot. I like how you put the pole to one side, and not directly in the middle of the shot. Definately makes a difference on how this looks. nice find. ~Heather~
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01/12/2004 12:13:07 AM
The clouds are good, the power lines have good leading lines, but the picture is badly out of focus.
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