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teardrop of sky
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Teardrop Of Sky
Teardrop Of Sky
Chip Phillips and I arrived for our recent Photo Cascadia meeting in Bandon early enough on Friday night to catch the late light on the beach. The tide was out, the sky was beautiful and the light was just magical. The small pools on the beach were so reflective that they gave the impression you were peering into another universe. I call this one "Teardrop Of Sky". It took blending three exposures to contain the dynamic range in the area of sky around the sun. The light everywhere else in the scene was gorgeously well balanced in a single capture thanks to diffusion from the cloud layer.
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Kristen D. Collins
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    Very beautiful composition. I love the reflection in the teardrop.

1/18/2011 3:17:35 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Well composed Sean, very pleasing to the eye ~ GT

2/1/2011 10:18:01 PM

 
Michael Howe
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Beautiful image,Sean!!!

2/8/2011 9:18:46 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Marvelous scene, and perfect blending, Sean ---
A no-brainer as a selection for POTD! CONGRATULATIONS!

2/15/2011 3:44:18 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful....Congratulations on your POTD!

2/15/2011 4:00:55 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Absolutely gorgeous and such a great perspective! Congratulations on POTD!

2/15/2011 4:04:28 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Exquisite light and scene, Sean...your interpretation works beautifully. Congratulations on your POTD!

2/15/2011 4:07:11 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

2/15/2011 4:12:48 AM

 
Richard M. Waas
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Sean, Congrats on a well deserve POTD!! Your composition is fabulous, great job.........

2/15/2011 4:24:08 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving POTD! 8o)

2/15/2011 4:28:36 AM

 
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How awesome is this shot! Well deserving
and great eye for photography! Be Blessed!

2/15/2011 4:34:11 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your gorgeous POTD, Sean.

2/15/2011 4:38:35 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Outstanding composition, light, tones and details. Congratulations on your beautiful POTD!

2/15/2011 4:43:34 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congrats on your POTD! It's stunning!

2/15/2011 4:43:55 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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You have the eye of the photographer with your envisioning and composure of the scene, capture of the exquisite lighting and tonality, and perfect blending. The details are magnificent.
Well done, Sean. Congratulations on your POTD!

2/15/2011 4:58:43 AM

 
Ian Downey
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Absolutely beautiful and my congratulations on your POTD. Only wish I could claim I had taken it.

2/15/2011 5:00:04 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Wow!
An amazingly beautiful scene!
Congratulations on your POTD!
~♥~lisa

2/15/2011 5:04:11 AM

 
Susan D. Royce
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Wow - fantastic!! Congrats on your POTD.

2/15/2011 5:11:54 AM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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Stunning image and excellent description Sean, congrats on your POTD!

2/15/2011 5:50:56 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this beautiful potd :)

2/15/2011 5:56:13 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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superb capture Sean

2/15/2011 6:23:27 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations on a most beautiful and well deserving POTD.

2/15/2011 6:40:03 AM

 
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Absolutely awesome Sean! Congrats on your POTD, surely we will see gold on this one later...

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2/15/2011 6:49:04 AM

 
John A. Patton
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Well deserved POTD - this is an outstanding capture - well done and congratulations.

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2/15/2011 6:55:17 AM

 
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Fantastic image, Sean! Congratulations on your POTD!

2/15/2011 6:59:50 AM

 
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Breathtaking POTD,Sean!!

2/15/2011 7:00:32 AM

 
Joyce Rose
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This image is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Sean!

2/15/2011 7:06:32 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Nothing short of PERFECTION in every detail!! GORGEOUS reflections!! Congrats Sean on your POTD!!

2/15/2011 7:13:08 AM

 
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A joy to watch this image and then close the eyes to behold in one's imagination. Thanks to you, Sean. You just took me with you. CONGRATZ on the POTD Award, I am sure there are more such accolades waiting for this stunning capture. FAVED.

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2/15/2011 7:29:46 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Truly incredible Sean. Eye catching work, so magical! Congratulations on your POTD!

2/15/2011 8:10:37 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Beautifully done. congrats on the POTD.

2/15/2011 8:11:20 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Sean, this is such a beautiful scene. You have captured it well. Congratulations on your POTD. Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
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2/15/2011 8:12:39 AM

 
Pamela Koch
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Sean, Congratulations on this captivating POTD.

2/15/2011 8:43:01 AM

 
Carolyn Morgan
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Somehow I missed seeing this fantastic image until this morning. The composition, light and blending have some together to create visual music. Wow!

2/15/2011 9:04:01 AM

 
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WOWEE!!!! This is a keeper! Just spectacular! I'd love to have this hanging on my wall! Really inspiring. Congrats on the POTD.

2/15/2011 9:23:37 AM

 
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Superb shot, Sean. The color and tone and most importntly the vision of what you were after are spot on. And you worked the FG/MG/BG just right IMO, truly gives me the feeling of when I've stood there at the Coast. My only nit (a small one) is that my eye sort of aches to see a little more left of the scene (yikes, this isn't NPN, am I allowed to say that??), but it's not a showstopper, this is a gorgeous image. Man, I bet it would look superb in a huge print. Congrats on the POTD!

2/15/2011 9:39:38 AM

 
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Thanks for all the great comments. I'm glad this image resonates with so many. I visit this beach often and this day was one of the most beautiful I have experienced.

Paul - Much appreciated critique. I totally agree and was trying to do just that at the time. Unfortunately there were some distracting rocks to the left and the shape of the pool over there became a detractor. The landscape loves to toy with us :-)

2/15/2011 9:53:25 AM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Awesome capture, Sean. So well composed. Congratulations on your POTD.

2/15/2011 10:47:03 AM

 
Eli Boschetto
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beautiful color, comp, lighting! congrats on the POTD and EP!

2/15/2011 10:59:06 AM

 
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Absolutely stunning as is all your work Sean!! Congratulations!

2/15/2011 11:40:34 AM

 
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WOW! This is incredibly stunning, Sean! Superb composition with magical light, glorious colors and tones, and fabulous detail and clarity. An instant favorite. Marvelous work - Congrats on the POTD - and what I'm sure will be the first of many accolades!

2/15/2011 11:47:59 AM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Love this shot Sean! Congratulations on your POTD!

2/15/2011 12:10:02 PM

 
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congrats on your gorgeous POTD

2/15/2011 2:49:06 PM

 
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Congratulations, Sean, on your POTD for this stunning image!

2/15/2011 7:44:23 PM

 
Barend Frielink
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Congratulations Sean. This is a well deserved POD. I love studying the photo.

2/16/2011 2:07:37 AM

 
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Beautiful! Congratulations on the POTD....well deserved....Cheers!

2/16/2011 3:11:43 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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More and more "pro" on BP... What they looking for? Pub? Prize? Ya! they have better photos than the regular BP customers, bravo!!! And of course, the will not show there setup or tip they use for the shoot.Did you think it's BP level?

2/16/2011 9:46:54 AM

 
Sean Bagshaw
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Hi Philippe,

Thanks for your comment but I'm not sure I'm deserving of the shredding. Just to be fair, I have been a member of BetterPhoto for several years and I have learned a lot from others who post here and from critiques of my images. And I enjoy sharing my images with fellow photographers as much as the next person. If BetterPhoto has become a forum for non-pros only I hadn't heard. In response to not sharing my set-up or techniques, nothing could be farther from reality. I make it a practice of sharing everything. I spend time every day personally responding to email questions, I regularly give presentations on my techniques to camera clubs and conferences, I teach workshops and I write about my techniques on my blog and the PhotoCascadia.com blog. I answered several email questions from BetterPhoto members specifically on this image. I don't always include the gear I used for every image but it's never a secret. This may be the first time my participation in the photographic community has sparked this kind of reaction and I'm a little confused by it.

2/16/2011 12:44:42 PM

 
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Congratulations Sean on your POTD ! ~ GT

2/16/2011 2:09:57 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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I apologize For my precedent comment. I've been to rude and you're not this kind of pro, who send only the top of there work and never participate to the community.
Please forgive me and keep showing your (beautiful) photos.

Philippe

2/16/2011 2:23:02 PM

 
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Hey Sean...This is absolutely STUNNING!! I've been to Bandon many times and I've never seen a sky more beautiful than what you've captured here. Love your perfect composition and exposure. Makes me want to take that 3-1/2 hour drive tomorrow (yes...I'm also from Southern Oregon)! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL POTD!! Deb

2/18/2011 9:20:04 AM

 
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Sean:

Congratulations - what an honor getting photo of the day - well deserved. The picture is stunning. It makes it al worth it to get a beautiful picture and then get the photo of the day,

I love the title -

2/19/2011 6:45:39 AM

 
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Great to see this again, Sean. CONGRATZ on a well deserved Finalist award. Expect seeing more Gold!!!

UB.

3/20/2011 10:56:26 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding!! Congratulations, Sean on your wonderful and well deserved finalist! Very beautiful!!

3/21/2011 2:13:40 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congrats on this beauty!

3/22/2011 5:19:56 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations, Sean...a beautiful gold winner!

3/22/2011 5:23:18 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving WINNER! 8o)

3/22/2011 5:27:00 PM

 
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Congrats on this fabulous winner Sean!

3/22/2011 6:07:43 PM

 
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Kudos to you and your great winner

3/22/2011 6:19:46 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Beautiful! Big congrats on your fabulous win!

3/22/2011 6:58:55 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Congratulations on your Winner, Sean!

3/22/2011 9:15:12 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding, Sean!! Congratulations on your beautiful winner!!

3/22/2011 10:08:26 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Fantastic capture, Sean ~

3/23/2011 12:00:05 AM

 
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The computer chopped off the second part, Sean ~
I meant to say CONGRATULATIONS! on your well earned win!

3/23/2011 12:02:12 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your outstanding winner! Great light, composition, details and tones.

3/23/2011 4:30:11 AM

 
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Beautiful reflection and lighting! Congratulations on your fantastic Second Place Winner, Sean!

3/23/2011 8:44:07 AM

 
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Thought so. Huge CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle, Sean!!

UB.

3/23/2011 10:32:05 PM

 
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Beautiful! Congratulations on your selection Sean!

3/24/2011 1:30:46 PM

 
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Gorgeous Sean! Congratulations on your gold winner!

3/24/2011 1:36:45 PM

 
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Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna

3/24/2011 3:38:35 PM

 
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4/13/2011 9:58:44 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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Outstanding and very inspirational, well deserved Sean. Lovely work.

8/14/2011 12:13:28 AM

 
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Gorgeous, must visit here one day!

8/14/2011 9:40:42 PM

 
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