Recycling mine dumps...
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2006-01-12 15:31]
Flocks of flamingos are one of the few things that I really REALLY want to photograph...maybe one day.
A nice shot, but for me the sky seems to dominate, have you tried more of a panorama look and cropping out a lot of the sky, so the flamingos don't seem so small in the frame?
I tried a workshop with less sky
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2006-01-12 15:58]
Very nice scene Gerhard, I think the composition is hurt by the half aspect of the composition. Ideally a little less sky and some foreground detail would have made the perfect shot. Regards Steve.
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2006-01-12 16:15]
What a fantastic plce.
Your Flamingos look like rose flowers. And... how much of space... Living in a little flat on 7th floor I envy you!!!!!!
- Active (1231)
- [2006-01-12 16:48]
flamings well captured.
Nothing to complain :)
- thistle (9282)
- [2006-01-12 17:01]
I like the photo a lot. It has great depth and I can feel amazing space looking at it.
As for the composition. I have feeling I would like to have a bit more water and a little less sky, but I think this framing works very well too.
It's a great picture with lovely colours.
VERY WELL DONE!
- soccer (2557)
- [2006-01-13 3:02]
Excellent subject. On the composition, I would have gone for less sky in pic. This will bring the Flamingo more to the fore. Sheriff
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2006-01-13 3:36]
Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-01-13 5:05]
Very nice scane.I liked colors,POV,framing and visual impact a lot.TFS...:-)
Well you asked...
The first thing that strikes me is your title, and I am wondering where the story is about mine dumps ....
Then I click on your photo to find this wonderful scene, which sets my mind to trying to figure out if the BG is connected to those mines...
Upon closer scrutiny, the contrast of the riverbed filled with such beautiful and abundant lifeforms, set against the barren land (perhaps a result of the mines?), and set against the vastness of the sky, space, and what lay beyond that...fills me with awe.
Another contrast of: On the earth, in the earth and beyond the earth.
Then I read your note which is interesting and had I been expecting news of the flamingo, I would be feeling satisfied, however, (and you must surely sense what is coming), nothing about mines.
Then I read with interest, the words of others and realize that I must be mistaken in my approach and perhaps should simply comment/critique on the composition and leave well enough alone.
I have a favorite saying that goes: "It is better to keep one's mouth shut and appear the fool, than to open it and remove all doubt."
I believe that I have made a generous offering here, and removed all doubt.
BTW, I think it is a great and thought provoking composition, no nits.
Thank you for sharing it with us....
what about the mines? ;-)
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-01-13 8:20]
Flamingos always look for me like birds from another world. They're sign of tropics, adventures, discoveries. Excellent composition Gerhard - so deep and wide open. Blurred mountains on BG and hundreds of birds on FG - it's a superb African photo!
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-01-13 8:59]
This must be someting to see in the wild my friend. There must've been hundreds here.. A few at the zoo is the limit of my experince of course :-(
I think this is a well balanced composition, with just the right amount of FG, subject, land and sky. Perhaps a shorter frame would put more focus on the birds themselves. But then, there goes your standard frame ratio for printing..
That's my two cents ;-) Very well done.
Thank You! & have a Great Weekend!
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-01-13 12:23]
What a sight to see firsthand. I only get to see flamingos in captivity... I think it looks excellent as is, but I have to admit that the crop in the workshop that was done, completely changes the apect of the photo. I really like that panoramic look to that cropping. This has such great clarity and depth to it that it works very well either way.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2006-01-13 13:29]
This is absolutely gorgeous the way it is, and I can also see this as a spectacular panoramic shot. Excellent capture. :)
- krvanheuven (632)
- [2006-01-13 17:53]
what a great picture and a fantasic place to be at. Great composition, I would however cut of a little bit of the sky. Anyway, excellent shot
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-01-13 18:00]
Une belle composition,le grand espace arrière et la netteté des sujets donne beaucoup d'originalité à cette prise.
Félicitations et merci!
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-01-13 18:39]
As most people have already mentioned, I think less sky would direct more attention to the flamingoes.
Good detail, colours and sharpness. Good framing and POV.
Thanks for posting, Enjoy the rest of the week.
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-01-14 4:18]
very nice capture with great colours, sharpness and POV. This is a great composition. Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend.
- ridfa (4111)
- [2006-01-14 4:49]
Le contraste est sympa entre ces flamants roses et ce que j'imagine être des sortes de dunes. Ce qui donne une agréable composition.
- OdetteVN (386)
- [2006-01-18 10:13]
I like this photo just like that. The colours and BG are excellent. Well done.