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Seagull in the Sun

Seagull in the Sun
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Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 1S
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-06 11:27
Viewed: 1460
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This seagull landed on a dock pillar in Newport RI this weekend as the sun was going down. Not my best technical work but I really like the subject as it transpired.

HEAVY pp work on the contrast and shadows. Reduced the gamma and ran thru photo filtre to remove heavy digital noise-- taken with my power shot SX-10.

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Ahh this is RICH! Love how you did this! Hope you didn't hurt your eyes looking through the lens! Amazing how you captured him as a silhouette! Very nice work Julie!

One can feel that there is involvement of heavy PP work in this picture but results are promising, dear Julie!

Intense colors bring charm and mood into the scene.
The sharpness and POV are well done, and contrasts are just beyond imagination.
Well caught!


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-09-06 12:05]

Hi Julie,
A great detail of the glaring Sun during sunset with its warm cast. I like your composition with the seagull silhouetted and that slight of rim lighting around it.
A pleasant presentation, attractive and artistic.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Awesome capture and composition! It looks like a very long lens and great compression. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-09-06 18:20]

Deep rich color and the silhoutte makes this a classic seaside image.
Very Nicley Done

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-07 2:31]

Hello Julie,
That's an amazing display of aesthetics on it's peak. Fantastic PoV has been chosen and warm atmosphere along with life are salient features. A beautiful post my friend, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-09-07 6:03]

Hello Julie :)

This highlighted sea-gull looks through the setting sun wonderfully.
Very original and showy composition in beautiful,
red tone and light, shadowy partly.
The composition very romantic and very beautiful.
I congratulate on realizations, I like him very much.

Best wishes.

Ola Julie,
Bom trabalho no momento certo.

Hi Julie,

I like this one too, your images show a good use of colour and silhouettes, each one different. I think this one would have worked better if the sun hadn't been so centrally placed. Interesting shot though, very eye catching.


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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2011-09-07 20:42]

Hi Julie,

You're capturing well this tasteful sunset scene by a god composition and romantic tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see seagull standing to dock pillar with silhouette, round/yellow sun and sky dyed to red color. It's managed well for the noise. And, It's impressive for the solar light reflecting on a pillar in the shape of half month, too.


A very strong sunset composition with the silhouette of the seagull adding much appeal to the composition overall.
Very rich deep tones and hue. Very nice, TFS,


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