After a long time of not critiquing your works and uploading my own picture, here is one that caught my eye. Cormorants waiting and scouting as a row (or a bunch), sitting on top of one of the spiky ridges of the Ballestas Island, situated several km away from the pacific shores. The main attraction, however, are the numerous, half sleeping seals that try to get some sunshine on that grey-grey morning...
PP: Crop, Desaturation, USM
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AnimeshRay (9075) 2006-01-19 20:38
Very nice, quiet and serene. Nice tones.
ttmountainman (2279) 2006-01-19 21:43
Very nice ..I love the grain...the subject, the crop and composition....and positively detest the frame...:)Maybe you could have stopped at the black border!
verde (957) 2006-01-20 12:37
I like your title, and the composition. I wonder if you could play with the levels and give it some more "pop" with darker darks and lighter lights.
Rossignol (2289) 2006-01-29 8:50
Nice wildlife documentary shot. Good sharp image of the cormorants on the rocks, and excellent use of black and White.
The birds actually look a bit menacing queuing up there for food - glad I'm not a fish!
marcnol (386) 2006-01-29 14:41
great picture for B&W. I like the simple composition. Its a shame that the tonal range is a bit flat, but many times there is not much one can do!
It is a nice picture.
thanks for sharing
starbug (6924) 2006-01-30 11:38
hi Chen, good to see you back:-)have you returned from South America or are uploading from there?
Very good shot as a come back, it's a composition as simple as can be but such are often the best ones- there's balance in it, and some peace and calmness that these waiting birds evoke. the irregular outline of the rock nicely falls down to the right and the birds evenly placed along it make for a peculiar view. i really like your choice of b&w here, and i actually like the frame, i only wish the photo were in a larger format, i think it deserves it:-)
lewiz (1297) 2006-02-01 15:23
Wow, you have some really great shots here... this one is particularly striking in its simplicity.
B&W was a good choice here, as it helps with the simple image, I think.
bantonbuju (51747) 2006-02-01 16:56
hi chen, superb,simply superb: a row of the birds and just two ones flying (just wish the was only one in the flight, the one to the right, it would be perfect!0
anyhow - a lovely simple image;
best wishes, jerzy
KevRyan (22932) 2006-02-04 13:39
I've never seen so many cormorants so close together but I love it - such wonderful birds to watch - I think I agree with Jerzy about just having one bird in flight but a really nice letterbox composition.
gigi (2668) 2006-02-08 16:16
I like this birds line
aznegrao (10296) 2006-02-11 11:15
Muito interessante esse momento Chen!!!
O padrão vivo criado com as aves e a otima apresentação em B&W tarnaram a imagem muito forte.
- Copyright: Chen Guttman (pilpel-adom) (3018)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-08-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 33, EF 80-200 mm II (f4.5-5.6), HOYA 52 mm. skylight (1A)
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Only B&W [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-19 20:27