Friday, May 6, 2011

Weekend Reflections - Dana Point

Taken directly into the bright sun, but I loved the harsh conrast.
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Weekend Reflections by other photographers at Newtown Area Photo.

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57 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Strong contrast in black and white is always awesome!

Martha Z said...

Very nice, I'm always surprised at how reflective wet sand is.

Oilfield Trash said...

I love this picture!!!

Hooked on Memes said...

Excellent shot! The line of seagulls and their shadows is a wonderful contrast!

jennyfreckles said...

Nice one - looks like a queue waiting for a bus.

Sylvia K said...

I love it, Pat! Looks like they are marching into battle! You're right the harsh contrast is perfect! Terrific capture for the day! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

TS Hendrik said...

I love the way the line splits across the picture. Beautiful piece.

Brian said...

Such a great scene for the weekend!

Dorian Susan said...

I love those stark contrasts too. These little sea birds are delightful to watch.

texwisgirl said...

VERY nice!

laughingmom said...

Lovely! Makes me wish I was at the shore!

Cezar and Léia said...

I've enlarged this picture, and wow, gorgeous reflections indeed, you are an artist! :)
Léia
*** by the way, I like a lot your profile pic!

Frank said...

Looks like diamonds in front of a silver sea. Nice.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Perfect.

Woody said...

Yes, I like the contrast and the reflections!

James said...

I really like this shot! It's perfect for black and white.

Cheeseboy said...

So awesome. Almost invites you to join the birds on the beach.

becca said...

pretty

'Tsuki said...

The ground feels so oily... And those birds sa so cute... It is really better in big, in fact... I would like to know : do you agree if I download it for myself ? I would like to have it as wallpaper on my computer, if you don't mind.

EG Wow said...

Sometimes shooting into the sun works...as this photo does!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That IS a nice contrast. The water looks like sand.
xoRobyn

Emille said...

You have an artist's eye, Patrick!
Great capture:)

Inger-M said...

Yes, I love the contrast too; and the little glittering "diamonds"! Great reflections!

Ms. A said...

Those shadows make it look like there are twice as many!

Lucy Corrander said...

It does seem to me they are facing the wrong way.

Lucy

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful, it makes me smile.

Clarissa Draper said...

It's wonderful!

Marlene said...

Only you could pull that off! Any photos I take in direct sunlight look like...well....seagull crap.

Leovi said...

Nice backlight with excellent reflexes, very poetic.

Karen said...

I like it at lot. Great contrast!

Lynette Killam said...

I love the contrast as well, Pat! The silhouettes run seamlessly into the shadows..a wonderful capture...:)

Ginnymo said...

That is a great photo!! Have a nice weekend Pat.

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful shot!

Aut said...

Excellent shot! The black and white suits the subject so well!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

love it!!

Belle said...

I like the shine of the water and the dots of shine on the sand. Very interesting shot.

Mynx said...

gorgeous. perfect in black and white

SquirrelQueen said...

It's that dark contrast that really makes the shadowy reflections stand out. My favorite part of the photo however is the way the sun creates sparkles in the sand.

Francisca said...

Quite a unique capture, Pat, with all those birds walking "out" of the water towards you. Yes, works well in high contrast B&W - and the reflections are great.

altadenahiker said...

Great effect. (Rules are made to be... etc.)

Ebie said...

I love it in B/W. Their formation looks like the Rockets dancing on Broadway!

Ebie said...

I hope my comment went through.

Ms. Becky said...

oh oh oh. I'm in love with this photo. and yes, enlarged all the way it's even better!!! excellent shot Pat.

Chuck said...

Pat, you have a gift for bird photos...these guys look like they are picking up diamonds off the sand.

Tracy said...

Pat,
That is a really cool photo! I too love the contrast!

Genie said...

WOW!!! When I enlarged it, I would see the little footprints in the sand and the light bouncing off of them. This is one wonderful shot. I think it is really neat that you shot directly into the sun. I have not tried that, but will do it now. Super photo, Pat.

Pat Tillett said...

Alex - Thanks Alex! Some photos just gotta be that way!

Martha Z - Me too! thanks Martha!

Oilfield Trash - Thanks buddy!

Hooked on Memes - Thanks! It turned out pretty well.

jennyfreckles - Waiting on a bus or a morsel of food!

Sylvia - Thanks Sylvia! You have a good weekend also!

Tim - I agree with you! Thanks!

Brian - Sure is! Too bad it's raining here...

Dorian - I agree! I love them!

texwisgirl - Thanks so much!

laughingmom - I'm with you! always a good place to go!

Cezar and Leia - thanks for taking the time to enlarge it and thanks so much for the nice words!

Frank - thanks Frank! I'm pretty happy with it.

Oakland DP - Thanks so much!

Woody - Thanks! I appreciate it.

James - Thanks James, I agree with you!

Cheeseboy - I'm always willing to go to the beach.

becca - thanks!

Tsuki - You may download it! No problem. Thanks!

EG - My first photo class in HS, I failed an assignment with a photo like this. They teacher said "Don't EVER shoot into the sun!" I dropped the class...

Robyn - Thanks Robyn!

Emille - Thanks so much! I'll admit to having a pretty good eye, but that's about it...

Inger - Thanks! It all came out pretty well.

Ms A - There were so many of them on the beach that day (even without the shadows)!

Lucy - They were running away from the water that was coming in.

Dyche - thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Clarissa - Thanks Clarissa!

Marlene - Yup! they ususally do!

Leovi - thanks Leovi!

Karen - Thanks so much!

Lynette - thanks Lynette! Much to look at in it.

Ginnymo - Thanks Ginny! I'll be over soon...

Mama Zen - Thanks so much!

Aut - Thanks! I agree with you!

KaLynn - Thanks! Also, thanks for stopping by. I'll be over to catch up!

Belle - Thanks so much Belle!

Mynx - thanks! B&W is my favorite.

SQ - Thanks so much! Good words from you are a treat!

Francisca - Why thank you! It all came together!

altadenahiker - I'm with you! I seriously think almost everything I learned in the two photo classes I took (before quitting them) was totally wrong!

Ebie - thanks! They do look like dancers.

Ms Becky - thanks for the nice words Becky!

Chuck - Thanks Chuck! I'm for the birds alright...

Tracy - thanks so much!

Genie - thanks for the nice comment Genie! I'm glad I didn't listen in school...

N4M3L3SS said...

love em

Anonymous said...

Today is Mother's Day. I thought you would post another horror story.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Really superb image!

can't stop looking at it!!

Hope you're having a great Sunday.

Cryingbear said...

that is a nice one!

Ann Best said...

Black and white photos are my favorite. The contrasts here are awesome. Glad I came over to see what you've been doing lately. Always something interesting...!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Rekha said...

The birds are having a fun day at the beach and so is the photographer, it seems....lovely one.

Japy said...

Beautiful contrasted photo. Greetings.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Way cool Pat! :-)

Anthony J Langford said...

I like the contrast too.. the backlighting really makes it.

Now

There are plenty of dog people in the world! so leave those poor puppy's alone.. lol..

Baby Sister said...

That is such a breathtaking picture!! I love it.