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For the Birds
For the Birds
mgarsteck


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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5
Location: Isle of Palms SC
Date: Jan 4, 2009
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

Quite a lucky shot actually. I woke up this morning to major fog. I had to get photos printed for my art show and the store didnt open until 12 so I ventured to take some foggy pictures at the beach. There were so many seagulls that I couldnt help but photograph them.

converted to black and white in photoshop and did a little burning. Played a little with the levels and midtone contrast.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.3125
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.3800
Avg (non-participants): 6.2818
Views since voting: 1471
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 160
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
09/03/2010 12:47:57 AM
Beautiful! I recognized this immediately, as I was there in July of this year. You might enjoy some of my shots.
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01/12/2009 01:54:58 PM
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brilliant and masterful
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01/12/2009 01:03:36 AM
Darn, I gave this an 8. It's excellent. Should have been top 10 for sure.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 09:34:22 PM
it's the bird reflections that make this so outstanding. Posthumous Blue Ribbon.

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01/11/2009 10:15:13 AM
Excellent! Love the black and white, and the lighting is stunning.
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01/10/2009 04:05:36 PM
Very emotive, love the mist
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01/06/2009 10:33:15 PM
Lucky you - flying birds and mist! Nice comp and image.
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01/06/2009 12:19:07 PM
I like the mist, the birds and the reflections. Black and white works well.
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01/05/2009 01:03:48 PM
Nice foggy wharf shot. The birds and their reflections really add some interest and movement to the shot.
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01/05/2009 11:34:02 AM
This is one of my favorites of the challenge. I love the fog and the reflections of the birds on the sand. This photo really captures the environment.
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01/05/2009 08:23:43 AM
I like the monochrome, and the vanishing point, the reflected birds and the fog. Well composed
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01/05/2009 12:53:04 AM
I love the mist, great as a black and white
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