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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:49 pm

was a nice day and we went to the beach - saw an oystercatcher and an eagle, was surprised both times.

could have gotten closer to the eagle, but damn battery went dead on me - that will teach me!!
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:19 am

Piet, The third is entrancing. Great lines, mysterious footsteps disappearing into the mist, birds in the search, soft and muted tones. Grand. Thank you for showing this. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:09 pm

I Like them all Piet but #3 for me also... a wonderful capture and presentation....

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Post by davechinn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:33 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:49 pm
was a nice day and we went to the beach - saw an oystercatcher and an eagle, was surprised both times.

could have gotten closer to the eagle, but damn battery went dead on me - that will teach me!!


Piet, will have to agree, all three are well composed and excellent images, but the third one is by far the winner of the three, IMO !!! Hopefully, you'll visit the beach on a regular basis.
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Post by LindaShorey » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:31 pm

The oystercatcher looks like it just finished a very, very messy feast of a buffet! Eagle looks like it would like to be elsewhere (warmer, sunnier). #3 is stunning, mesmerizing!
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:18 pm

thanks Matt, Frank, Dave, Linda -- 1, and 2 were documentation of things I had not seen before. 3 was a dream/mood interpretation of what might have been. The birds were shot the same morning, the attached is what I started with after ACR processing of raw file. It seemed boring and washed out. I tried to maintain reality a little bit but also I emphasized the differences in tone between the "dunes" and attempted to draw a line (using the birds) from detail to mystery..

Anyway, many might say it was cheating like hell, but I enjoyed trying to give it whatever magic my skills would let me.
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Post by LindaShorey » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:30 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:18 pm
thanks Matt, Frank, Dave, Linda -- 1, and 2 were documentation of things I had not seen before. 3 was a dream/mood interpretation of what might have been. The birds were shot the same morning, the attached is what I started with after ACR processing of raw file. It seemed boring and washed out. I tried to maintain reality a little bit but also I emphasized the differences in tone between the "dunes" and attempted to draw a line (using the birds) from detail to mystery..

Anyway, many might say it was cheating like hell, but I enjoyed trying to give it whatever magic my skills would let me.

beachStart.jpg
I have to admit I wondered if the birds were added :D I don't really want to pick apart shots like that, though, especially when offered in showcase not critique. So I'm trying to train myself to enjoy the mood and the photographer's vision first and foremost. In that regard, it was an A++ experience!!
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:19 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:30 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:18 pm
thanks Matt, Frank, Dave, Linda -- 1, and 2 were documentation of things I had not seen before. 3 was a dream/mood interpretation of what might have been. The birds were shot the same morning, the attached is what I started with after ACR processing of raw file. It seemed boring and washed out. I tried to maintain reality a little bit but also I emphasized the differences in tone between the "dunes" and attempted to draw a line (using the birds) from detail to mystery..

Anyway, many might say it was cheating like hell, but I enjoyed trying to give it whatever magic my skills would let me.

beachStart.jpg
I have to admit I wondered if the birds were added :D I don't really want to pick apart shots like that, though, especially when offered in showcase not critique. So I'm trying to train myself to enjoy the mood and the photographer's vision first and foremost. In that regard, it was an A++ experience!!
Hey Linda, don't ever hesitate to ask/comment if curious or if something struck you.. It helps me very much to see my work through other eyes. I know what it looks like to ME! LOL - Frankly, I was not sure that I handled the birds ok, I liked them compositionally - but was definitely wondering if I got away with it.

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Post by davechinn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:52 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:18 pm
thanks Matt, Frank, Dave, Linda -- 1, and 2 were documentation of things I had not seen before. 3 was a dream/mood interpretation of what might have been. The birds were shot the same morning, the attached is what I started with after ACR processing of raw file. It seemed boring and washed out. I tried to maintain reality a little bit but also I emphasized the differences in tone between the "dunes" and attempted to draw a line (using the birds) from detail to mystery..

Anyway, many might say it was cheating like hell, but I enjoyed trying to give it whatever magic my skills would let me.

beachStart.jpg


Piet, I would not consider #3 as cheating. It's art, to my eye and a fine one at that. Upon first look it never occurred to me as a composite. Now knowing and taking a closer look, I see that it's so well done I wouldn't think otherwise. Very well done IMO !!!
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:44 am

I agree with David and Linda. You created a beauty. Matt
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