Friday, March 9, 2012

Favorite Photo of the Week: Cormorant on Alki 3.03.12

Photographs of birds 2 weeks in a row...more than a coincidence? I'm not sure yet :o). There is just something about the visual interest that they add to a shot. As I mentioned on Monday I wanted to capture the parallel lines and the contradiction between nature and man-made. This is one of those cases where I feel completely satisfied that I was able to accomplish what I set out to with a photograph. I would love to know what you think! Thank you for stopping by!

Settings: ISO 200, 250mm, ss1/250, f/7.1 (full manual, cloudy wb)
"However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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17 comments:

  1. That old pole and the tower in the background are contrasts indeed, and the bird makes the scene more interesting. Well done!

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  2. Emily I really like this shot. I love all of the thought behind it, too. The symbolism just adds to it.
    My only feedback would be to maybe have a little more light (or lighten up post processing) the bird.
    Very nice shot!

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  3. Now that is one amazing shot. Love the compostition!

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  4. Nice shot. Is this in Seattle?

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    1. It is the Space Needle in Seattle as seen from Alki Beach, which is across the water.

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  5. I love your thoughts about this and it works completely!

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  6. My opinion: The background tower is what makes this a great photo!

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  7. A photo which holds your interest and leaves you with questions. Nicely done.

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  8. Agreed!
    The juxtaposition
    of the timeless and the ephemeral,
    of the natural and the man-made,
    the small and the large...
    great composition.

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  9. Beautiful photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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  10. Love that cormorant shot with our iconic Space Needle in the background... well done! I'm so glad you decided to join us and share at Weekly Top Shot :-) I hope you'll come share again next week...

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  11. great composition! very creative eye!

    http://lighttrigger.blogspot.com/2012/03/10-parado.html

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  12. You definitely captured it! Nice job!!

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  13. What a nice capture! I love the perspective and how the tower in the background frames the shot! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at "Life as this Mommy knows It"!

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