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jacquest (18403) 2014-02-05 8:24
A good contrast between the small and the large boat while the pelican flies between the two. The modern city makes a good background. The light gives very good colors.
krzychu30 (15348) 2014-02-05 10:33
this time more "maritime"theme,but also this time you did here excellent job!
The pelican and the huge container ship.Superb and really eye-catching juxtaposition.I like also the skyline of San Diego as a backdrop for this scene.
Have a nice day
photoray (10965) 2014-02-05 11:05
Fine view of San Diego Bay, golden sunlight upon the gigantic Dole freighter (I counted 2 billion pineapples), with more idyllic sailboat anchored in front, and a glimpse of the city's modern high rises behind.
PS: Elena reports in her posting, the Bill of Rights is (was?) at the Chula Vista Marina.
ourania (28368) 2014-02-05 12:24
I found the pelican easier than I expected:) I like your picture and its atmosphere very much. The blue sea and sky make a beautiful ambiance and backdrop, the city, the ship and the pelican:) are closely bound in the middle of the frame, the sailboat is well placed off centre and enhances the sense of depth. There's a pleasing sense of movement and I also enjoy the warmth of the light. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
mirosu (12754) 2014-02-05 18:35
Superb contrast, the small sailing boat and the large container ship. Excellent shot in superb light, well balanced colors. Nice to see the flying bird along the ship, adding some life to the scene. Well done.
lousat (73973) 2014-02-06 2:45
Hi Eleu,.an easy question,the pelican is in flight over the big ship..ehehe..and you caught it very well with good details despite the distance and the fast mouvement,very nice composition.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Cricri (103101) 2014-02-06 11:01
Grand contraste des bateaux, des couleurs, le top avec l'oiseau en plein vol, la lumière de fin de journée illumine les couleurs
nikkitta (13953) 2014-02-06 14:08
Like the contrast you obtained with the boat at the front and the big cargo at the back
Like the view of the city at the back and the flying pelican on top
ChrisJ (95174) 2014-02-07 12:41
A striking warm cold color contrast between the blue sea sky and the yellow container ship with the added bonus of the pelican in flight. The blue and white yacht in the bottom left contrasts well against the massive ship in the bg. Tfs!
ikeharel (54195) 2014-02-08 8:22
Big vessel cruise alongside the smaller boats had given dynamic scale and is a good contrast collected.
Town on the BG, and the pelican flew are nice added elements to the whole.
Enjoy a nice weekend,