starlings, sea and more sea


alfpics

Link Posted 11/01/2016 - 22:27
Just thought I'd post a few from the other evening down at the seafront in Brighton. The sun went down behind cloud, so fairly grey sunset. However after some starling shots, took some tripod mounted sea shots with slightly longer shutter times to blur the water.

All taken with K5ii and Tamron 70-200

C & C welcome!

1. starlings getting ready to roost



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4. no level or curve tweaks added



5. lighting is from the pier



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Andy
Last Edited by alfpics on 11/01/2016 - 22:28

McGregNi

Link Posted 12/01/2016 - 10:33
They are all very effective and creative! Lovely deep silvery, watery tones .... reminiscent of those river shots with the leaf we've seen from 'thingsthativeseen' . The last two two with the flashes of yellow/orange lighting have that extra special element. I do find myself feeling I want to see a bit more though, a wider view also ....
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alfpics

Link Posted 12/01/2016 - 11:01
Thanks for the comments Nigel. I did want a wider view with the last two to include where the wave kept breaking at the top of frame; however any wider and I started to include the legs of the pier. perhaps I'll post one of those as well...
Andy

alfpics

Link Posted 12/01/2016 - 22:25
Here's one with the pier. Most of the ones with the pier have the legs blurred; I think it is because I forgot to turn the SR off whilst camera was on tripod!


Andy

McGregNi

Link Posted 13/01/2016 - 08:28
The 'chopped off' pier might break some composition rule, but I like the extra context that the wider view provides .... gives a sense of place.
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 15/01/2016 - 18:44
All in favour of a bit of abstract... like these a lot... there's a softness and silkiness both to the light and the water in these that is rather lovely...

Best
Bill

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alfpics

Link Posted 15/01/2016 - 22:22
McGregNi wrote:
The 'chopped off' pier might break some composition rule, but I like the extra context that the wider view provides .... gives a sense of place.

Thank you - I think this one works, although as you probably guessed it is a crop (lost some of the peir and the sea horizon)

thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
All in favour of a bit of abstract... like these a lot... there's a softness and silkiness both to the light and the water in these that is rather lovely...

Best

Thanks Bill - much appreciated from a blurred water expert!
Andy
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