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Rďders on the Störm II

Rďders on the Störm II
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-15
Categories: Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/420 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Trios [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-25 2:48
Viewed: 8993
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... aka Sandy Cove ...

In the middle of this month < Feb 2007 > we had some "weather"" come through. It lasted a few days.
After the worst of the storm had passed I went for a photoshoot to a spot I know as spectacular in and after stormy weather.

So here we are... while I was trying to catch waves crashing on the rocky shore I heard a sudden woosh... I spotted these ducks overhead and was lucky enough to still catch them as they made an arial b-line for a spot further down the shore. I believe they were eider ducks, as -later- I found another group of them ...

The gray against the trees in the b/g is the seaspray that is carried inland by the wind.

Photo shot from the beach at Sandy Cove , looking W
Here is an earlier view looking SWW.

Photo scaled < at max quality > to fit TN; small crop at bottom; captioned < at quality to allow for 200K limit >
Shot at: 1/420s; f/6.3; ISO 160; handheld

nainnain, Adanac, delic, Alex99, horia, marhowie, lovenature, anniejo has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Clancys: any problems with the wind and salt spray?Shoot_Score 1 03-01 00:42
To lovenature: Ducks...Shoot_Score 3 02-27 20:24
To marhowie: Doors of course...Shoot_Score 1 02-27 17:30
To Alex99: reflected the mood of stormy weather ...Shoot_Score 1 02-27 01:54
To horia: Just markingShoot_Score 1 02-25 16:50
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tres joli paysage et ces oiseaux en vol agréemente encore cette superbe vue
tres bon travail

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-25 5:21]

Hi Jay,
Great atmosphere along with great scenery you have captured for us here. The composition is a real winner and ducks for me a bonus. Thanks Jay.

Hello Jay, I really like the simple landscape shot like this , excllent composure with great colors Bg POV DOf perfect work

TS Kyle

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-25 12:49]

Hello Jay

A turbulent looking shot.Very wavy and windy looking.Very good POV with good sharp detail.The clouds and ducks add a little extra interest to an already wonderful shot.TFS


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-26 3:56]

Hello Jay,
You have captured the storm and the rough waters very well. I feel like I'm there. WB is very appropriate to theme. The three ducks add a nice touch. Well done.

Hi Jay.
Your perfect composed shot is reflected the mood of stormy weather very well. I like your POV and exposure also as well as the note. Well done and TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-26 13:04]
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Hi Jay and sorry for the late "proper critique"

I've read your e-mail, too. I was gone on a trip to Slovakia and that's why i've been absent from TN (and any other internet actions for that matter).
As for the second e-mail - the nadpainting one - that's just terrific...i just look amazed for minutes.

Now for this lovely picture of yours:
I really like the composition here in the first place.
The dark rocks bring good attention to the FG, the trees look great on the horizon and the silhouettes of the birds are charming across the cloudy sky.
The details are very niec and sharp overall, too and the lighting is really, really great too. (i very much like the fact that you've mentained good definituion and light on the trees and far rocks).
All-in-all a wonderful post, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Well done Jay,
The dark mood is pervasive in this one.
Reminds of the Doors of course.

"Into this house were born
Into this world were thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm"
See Ya! Wouldn't wanna be ya! ;}

Hi Jay
Wow...what a dramatic capture of the angry waves and sky. The ducks really add to the feeling of the day...if duck could talk...I'm not landing here! Nicely composed and balanced.
TFS Janice

Great capture of the ducks in flight up over the waves. Nice POV. On one knee or two? Did you have any problems with the wind and salt spray?


love storm photos, this one is awesome! Like the birds in the air being tossed by the wind. nice shot. TFs

thanks for your comments on my photo "The Sea Is Angry Still ":o)

Another well-composed shot of a storm passing over/through!!
I was mesmerized by the clouds/waves/seaspray, and then caught the tips of the trees in the BG that were also being buffeted by the wind.

Wonderfully expressive shot!!


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