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Two by Light
SandyP


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Blur
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: The San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park
Date: Oct 27, 2008
Aperture: F32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Blur, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2008

I was actually shooting this for the Motion Blur challenge, but decided to forego the basic editing restrictions in favor of making it look as good as I could with a little spot clean up. It is one of my new all time favorite photos.

I love those animals so much, and the day I took this. . .well. . .it was one of those magical "moments" where I just knew that God stirred them up just for me :) It was awesome!
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Yayyy! I'm so proud to have an honorable mention in such an amazing challenge! THANK YOU!!!




Statistics
Place: 5 out of 394
Avg (all users): 7.0993
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.1400
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 3751
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 141
Comments: 76
Favorites: 42 (view)


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02/18/2013 04:42:33 PM
*sigh*...I must confess my continuing envy of your fabulous talent as exemplified in this image! I consider this one my highest ideal of what a blurry shot should look like!!!
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02/16/2013 02:44:55 PM
mesmerizing. so many sharp edges contrasting with smooth shapes, a pleasure to look at.
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08/17/2012 02:36:36 AM
wow seriously good, really!!
04/28/2009 02:20:07 PM
Sandy,

This might seem forward of me, but as a newbie, I like to look at the portfolios of people on the forum threads as a way to get a feel for who is participating here and what is generally being produced.

First of all, your images are stunning and beautiful - incredible work. I don't understand how you haven't walked away with more ribbons from some of the challenge entries.

Second, I wonder if you would mind if I pointed my high school and college art/photography students at this particulr image "Two by Light" as an example of the perfect blend of art as/and photography? It is simply gorgeous, perfectly framed and captured with every aspect well controlled and presented - an explosion of grace and beauty.

Third - might it be possible to obtain a print? :>)

Fourth - have you considered doing a gallery showing? I have a good friend in San Antonio who has very strong connections to the art community there and I'd be glad to point him to this site, and your own website and see if he could help set something up.

Great body of work - something that I don't have the patience or eye for even after 50 some odd years of photographing the world around me.

Take care - all the best to you and yours.

Later,

Tom
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04/08/2009 07:22:07 PM
perfect Sandy-- fave for sure and I'd mark this right up there with hihosilver's horse shot.
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03/29/2009 10:28:53 PM
I never commented on this when it was in voting but I scored it in my top 5. Very lovely image. I found that I have just recently taken some shots like this but with no thought of your image. Just now the link to this has been revived and I look this differently now than I did before having recently had a similar experience.
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03/29/2009 10:10:40 PM
Oh boy, how did I miss this one? I'm glad Jeb linked to it. Instant fave, killer great image.
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01/05/2009 04:52:39 PM
Oh Sandy! I wish they would allow us to mark FAVS more than once! I'd mark this one a infinite amount of times! I just love to marvel at this masterpiece!
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11/26/2008 11:54:18 AM
The most artistic use of panning I've seen in a long time. Congrats on the HM :)
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11/10/2008 10:29:14 PM
WOW! You know you're good when a 7.14 doesn't show up on your profile page. LOVE this picture.
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11/10/2008 05:36:41 PM
Pretty close to a ribbon Sandy! Great pic, great vision. Very artistic.

Message edited by author 2008-11-11 22:04:54.
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11/10/2008 05:22:56 PM
fantastic Sandy !
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11/09/2008 11:11:45 PM
Congrats Sandy - this is a beautiful, magical image!
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11/09/2008 02:24:18 PM
I thought this would ribbon for sure! Wonderful capture of motion and nature! Great score and placement in a tough contest anyway!
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11/09/2008 12:23:45 PM
very cool
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11/09/2008 06:44:20 AM
Fantastic capture Sandy! Congrats on the top five finish!
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11/09/2008 06:18:09 AM
Simply stunning! I love the artistry of this image. Congrats on a strong finish!
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11/09/2008 03:46:38 AM
Sandy, this is truly an exceptional photo. One of your very best. The motion is incredible here!
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11/08/2008 07:47:29 PM
far out sandy ..
i made a comment on this and just kept looking .. its an amazing piece of art .. sublime ..
it actually brought tears to my eyes .. CONGRATULATIONS .. its more than awesome .. :)
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11/08/2008 07:45:28 PM
OMG SANDY ... !!
this is amazing .. a brilliant photograph .. so very beautiful and most definitely with that gorgeous sandy touch .. congratulations on a fifth place in the free study .. WOW .. !!!!! ..:)
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11/08/2008 06:04:45 PM
Nothing more to say Sandy, simply magical!! Congrats on the great finish.
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11/08/2008 02:12:02 PM
Great shot Sandy. Congratulations.
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11/08/2008 02:05:29 PM
Sandy,

A very appealing composition. So much to like about it.

Congrats on the top 5 finish.

Stan
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11/08/2008 01:07:32 PM
congrats sandy, this deserves even a ribbon!
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11/08/2008 12:26:03 PM
Yes! Beautiful! Go, Sandy!
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11/08/2008 10:52:37 AM
Amazing...just simply an amazing photograph! Congratulations, Sandy on such a stunning image, and great Free Study finish.
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11/08/2008 09:34:39 AM
WOW! Sandy. Beautiful, simply beautiful. Love the way you captured the motion of the birds and the stillness of the water drops at same time.
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11/08/2008 08:32:29 AM
congrats sandy, this deserves exactly where it placed
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11/08/2008 08:24:46 AM
Wow Sandy ,a great shot Congrats on your top 5 finish .
Only a VERY skilled photog could nail a shot like that.
f32 @1/13 WOW !!!!!!!!!!
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11/08/2008 08:14:02 AM
This is stunningly beautiful, Sandy! Congrats on your HM. Well deserved.
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11/08/2008 07:58:16 AM
Sandy, This is one of many favorites of yours!!!
Congratulations on a great finish!!!!
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11/08/2008 07:49:40 AM
Congratulations Sandy This is Beautiful!!!
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11/08/2008 07:09:03 AM
Beautiful shot Sandy . .
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11/08/2008 07:06:02 AM
Wow Sandy - congrats... Free Study ribbon, well done!!!
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11/08/2008 06:26:10 AM
Congrats on the fifth placing. Well deserved.
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11/08/2008 05:50:21 AM
I hate motion blur.

This is one of the most amazing and beautiful images I have ever seen.

Congrats, dear lady!
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11/08/2008 03:41:25 AM
Congratulations, Sandy. VERY pleased to see this do so well for you. It truly is a gorgeous piece.
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11/08/2008 03:35:04 AM
Congrats on the high score - wow... the favs are going to keep on rising!
Love the clarity mixed with such a smooth blur. Wonderful moment to capture :O)
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11/08/2008 03:19:12 AM
Wow the favs say it all! I haven't seen all the photos yet but I'm guessing this is probably my favorite. This should have won.

Message edited by author 2008-11-08 03:20:32.
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11/08/2008 02:30:33 AM
Great finish Sandy, this would have been a blue in blur....
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11/08/2008 02:17:34 AM
PERFECT..... love shez
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11/08/2008 01:17:32 AM
Sandy, this is absolutely stunning. You're so darn good, girl! Huge congrats on the HM.
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11/08/2008 01:06:19 AM
Wahoo, Sandy! This is simply beautiful. :)
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11/08/2008 12:51:47 AM
Incredibly beautiful image. Congratulations on 5th place in a Free Study.
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11/08/2008 12:47:19 AM
This is a stunning image, congratulations on your great finish. You should be very proud of this!!
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11/08/2008 12:43:19 AM
Sandy, magical shot! Congratulations on your HM, this deserves a ribbon though...
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11/08/2008 12:40:01 AM
Beautiful capture Sandy, congrats on your HM!!!!!
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11/08/2008 12:37:38 AM
Sandy this is spectacular!!!! I thought this would have scored the blue. What a difficult image to achieve and you have done that just perfectly. Already a favorite of mine!!!!!!!!!
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11/08/2008 12:34:02 AM
Congrats Sandy - I thought this might be yours!
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11/08/2008 12:33:21 AM
Gorgeous Sandy!! Love the motion blur, very well done :)
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11/08/2008 12:18:10 AM
Sandy, I thought for sure this would win. Stunning capture.
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11/08/2008 12:17:22 AM
Sandy WOW !!! Stupendous, my favorite kind of photography.
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11/08/2008 12:13:20 AM
I loved the motion blur on this. What a great sense of movement and freedom. Congrats on an excellent finish in the FS!
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11/08/2008 12:13:08 AM
SANDY!! this was one of my favs of this challenge..good for you on Top 5!!

XOXOXOXO
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11/08/2008 12:12:36 AM
One of my new favs. Beautiful.
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11/08/2008 12:08:08 AM
Sandy I had a feeling this was your's! Congrats on 5th place, like I said in my comment, this is poetry.
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11/08/2008 12:07:57 AM
::GASP::...Oh Sandy!!!! You have outdone yourself with this marvelous motion blur!!!! I LOVE IT!!! Straight into my favs!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 06:55:42 PM
excellent motion blur ... would have been the best in that challenge, and one of the best here too. 10
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11/07/2008 04:08:20 PM
This is a stunning image. It is the perfect use of motion blur. A favorite for me and a 10.
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11/06/2008 09:30:14 PM
Poetry
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11/06/2008 02:43:25 PM
Love it!
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11/06/2008 12:36:25 PM
I love this shot! Not sure how you were able to get the motion blur on most of it but not all of it but it turned out nice.
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11/05/2008 07:49:48 AM
The blur is great here, very pretty...
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11/04/2008 09:20:38 PM
That is really beautiful. 10
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11/04/2008 06:01:53 PM
Wonderful capture and blur. Just love your photo and want to comment to counter the inevitable "too blurry" comments you'll probably receive. It's NOT too blurry - it's perfectly blurred and captivating.
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11/03/2008 09:17:27 PM
Chuck and Dave always were a couple of strange and unique individuals, but on the day they each consumed a couple of cases of Rockstar Energy Drinks and then showed off just how fast they could beat their wings to win the heart of Cathy, well, it was a day that went on to infamy.
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11/03/2008 01:43:50 AM
GORGEOUS motion capture! 10!
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11/02/2008 07:08:34 PM
great shot ... I think you'd have had a chance at a ribbon in the motion blur challenge with this image ...8
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11/02/2008 05:51:16 PM
Amazing capture.Love it.
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11/02/2008 04:41:37 PM
Superb shot. Something almost ethereal about it. I gave an 10 for this stunner. I have given only 3 ten's in this challenge.
Ps. I have an entry in this challenge myself as well but it's not really going anywhere.
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11/02/2008 05:02:55 AM
Lovely tones and colours. Like the speed. 9!
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11/02/2008 12:06:37 AM
Back for a bump and comment and fave. What makes this great is the sense of motion and of course your perfect timing. I can see something like this in National Geographic.
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11/01/2008 04:39:47 PM
Wow this really pushes the parameters of good photography...8
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11/01/2008 12:58:53 PM
I find this photo fascinating. 8 :)
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11/01/2008 07:11:39 AM
oh yeah. This is brilliant. so artistic
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11/01/2008 01:07:45 AM
Would have for sure ribboned in the MB2 challenge. And I suspect it will do very good in FS. I could suggest nothing to improve this image. Good luck!
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