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A Winter-Summer Showdown at Sundown



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Registered: October 2004
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Date: Mon December 6, 2004
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Keywords: sundown shoreline rocks sunset clouds new england
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Very nice, atmospheric - the only things that spoil it for me are the black spot (?bird) and white pole. Colours are lovely - especially like the grey/blue of the sea.
#1 Tue December 7, 2004 6:10am

I thought about removing the bird, but at full resolution and full screen, it looks like a bird, not a spot, and adds to the photo. I didn't see the pole as a distraction but I think you're right. Thank you for pointing it out.
#2 Tue December 7, 2004 12:35pm

Rangy Lil
Nonsense! A beautiful image! Great sky, great surf. The pole is like a pointer, the spot, if it isn't a bird, is a UFO; leave it alone. Fine color and composition. Wonderful image.
Be Cool, don't freeze...
#3 Tue December 7, 2004 1:18pm

agree with lil,looks great the way it is.the only thing I might have done is shoot at a much slower speed to get some movement in the water. Wink
"Leave the gun. Take the canolies." ...Frank
#4 Wed December 8, 2004 12:12am

Thank you both. A slower speed might have made a better photo but probably at the cost of my new camera. I was standing against the sea wall in a 20-30 knot wind and getting soaked by spay. All I could think about was salt getting into my lens. I aimed, squeezed, and ran.
#5 Wed December 8, 2004 5:00am

This is an exquisite photo overall. Buildings are very Hopperish and I love the way the unseen clouds cast the shadow on the water. In the slowness of my computer in loading the image, I find I like it better without the rocks in the foreground. The redness in them keeps my eye from moving around as it should. I truly love the light and color in this. Where in New England is this?
#6 Mon December 13, 2004 12:09am

#7 Mon December 13, 2004 12:33am

Thank you both. The redness of the rocks bothered me as well; it wasn't apparent while I was composing the shot. I tried to tone it down in Photoshop but it left the top of the rocks without definition. In the end, I convinced myself that it gave the picture 'character'.

The photo is of a private summer communty in Groton, CT called Groton Long Point.
#8 Mon December 13, 2004 4:54am

Lovely Composition the only thing missing for me is a longer exposure of the sea creating some blur and soft water then then this would be a 10...........Richard
#9 Sat April 14, 2007 10:51am

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