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Florida Sunrise   Featured in PhotoFlash #075
  Florida Sunrise - Wide View
Florida Sunrise - Wide View
St. Augustine Beach, BetterPhoto Summit; 20mm; f16 @ 1/45th sec.; tripod with cable shutter release
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Steve Rice
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    Kerry, Excellent image and tones

5/11/2009 5:58:53 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Steve,
Thanks for taking the time to comment ... much appreciated, and I'm pleased you like the photo!

By the way: This pic, as noted in the caption, was shot at the recent Summit and our group of participants and instructors sure proved that it's possible to shoot a great location in so many different and successful ways. For instance, I photographed this scene from high above the beach with a wide-angle. Yet others were using other focal lengths - all the way up to long telephoto. Still others in our BP group were down along the beach - on both sides of the pier - shooting wide-angle for big sweeping views, telephoto for tight shots, fast shutter speed (to catch silhouettes of the people fishing from the pier), slow shutter speed (to get the flowing-motion effect from the water), and so on. It's all about experimenting and really "working" a subject!

Thanks again, Steve.

5/11/2009 7:29:05 AM

 
Gary Lange
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I like the POV and comp, Kerry. This kind of sky makes for a very moody image.

5/11/2009 8:44:37 AM

 
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Hi Gary,
Good hearing from you! A good observation on the outstanding sky, and I wanted to include a lot of it. But, then again, the colorful water reflections were pretty nice too :-) So, instead of placing the horizon really low in the frame (to maximize the amount of sky), I did a slight "compromise" and put the horizon just below the middle of the image, in order to get the best of both worlds! :-)

Thanks for commenting, Gary!
Kerry

5/11/2009 9:25:53 AM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Beautiful composition and colors Kerry!,
Amalia

6/3/2009 11:45:59 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Amalia,
Always great hearing from you, and thanks for the nice comment. I'm pleased you like the photo!!
Kerry

6/3/2009 12:30:25 PM

 
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utterly perfect in every way (of course ;) I forget to find all the incredible information you share outside of the classroom. very interesting use of a high perspective with a wide angle lens and a slow shutter speed. turns this into a amazing piece of fine art photography, kerry.

have a great night - aek

6/3/2009 2:11:09 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Arlene,
Great to hear from you too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts ... much appreciated!
Kerry

6/3/2009 5:18:40 PM

 
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