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Gulls at Sunset, Scheveningen
Gulls at Sunset, Scheveningen
fmalan


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Location: Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Date: Jul 2, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Seascapes, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2009

The sun sets so late here in Northern Europe - this photograph was taken at 22:08. I didn't go here with the intention of photographing anything, therefore I just had my compact handy. Still, I like the result.

I significantly boosted the dark areas as well as the saturation, resulting in much more pronounced reflections on the water. Desaturated rocks to remove blue colour mottle noise. Resized and added frame.

I was undecided whether I should edit out the bird at the top right in the distance. In the end I decided to leave it as is - it somehow made that corner more interesting.

Statistics
Place: 91 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.1274
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2167
Avg (non-participants): 5.8378
Views since voting: 834
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 157
Comments: 7
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/18/2009 02:49:00 AM
Hi from the C Club

I like this shot, I like the fact that the water isn't the soft flowing water, this shot is real to me.

There is a tiny bit of grain in the sky, the colours are saturated nicely, your subject is well defined. It does seem to be a little over sharpened and maybe a bit of a crop at the top would be nice.

But bar that, a lovely image, well done
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 08:23:36 PM
8 - Like the capture of the birds and the way they are spread across the frame. Like the colors.
08/07/2009 03:53:54 AM
I like the compo and the colors... Though it´s a bit blurry...
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08/06/2009 07:21:52 PM
Hmmm, Upon second view I realize I underrated this shot. I love the chaos of the gulls and the exposure is sweet. Very well composed, Nice Shot!
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08/06/2009 02:47:53 PM
Very strong entry - I would be immensely proud to have this in my portfolio.
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08/05/2009 11:41:00 AM
Nice combination of beautiful landscape and birds.
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08/02/2009 06:07:25 AM
wow, the sky is fantastic, Im guessing you had to yell to get the gulls of the grand, lol, it's made my favorites and it's a 10, hope it does well
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