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Saturday night Silhouettes
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Saturday night Silhouettes
Saturday night Silhouettes
Sunset last night at the pier...lots of people enjoying the sights!
crop only.

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Stan Kwasniowski
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    Gail, beautiful

7/27/2008 7:14:48 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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As I remember, you live close enough to the beach to get these photos by walking down there, right? Oh....how lucky you are. This is so interesting with all the people doing slightly different things and the drama is amazing.

I could be wrong but it seems maybe a bit too balanced if you consider the people part of the black foreground. Since the sky is where the drama is and if you can crop a bit of the foreground out, it might even be more spectacular. If not, this is still a winner in my book.

7/27/2008 7:36:25 AM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Stan..thanks!

Debbie,I uhderstand what you mean.thanks for the tip.I'm not the greatest cropper! I soppose I thought if I cropped more in the foreground it may appear too long?? I'll try that though..thanks! Gail

7/27/2008 7:53:46 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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This is beautiful, great silhouette.

Dominick

7/27/2008 8:21:35 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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BEAUTIFUL image!

7/27/2008 10:06:01 AM

 
Barbara E. Sturgis
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Beautiful image!!!Gail.

7/27/2008 10:28:40 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Gail this is absolutely lovely. The colors are wonderful and the silhouettes are perfect. I agree with Debbie that it needs a crop to better balance the image. At least 1/2 off the beach below the figures would be fine.

By the way, if you feel the crop would make your image too long you can always do a double crop and also crop either the left or right side as well but I think the panoramic view would be better.

7/27/2008 10:30:51 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Fantastic dreamy like shot. I love the colours and the silhouettes. Absolutely gorgeous and peaceful, I love the layers and the way you place the setting sun.
Great work Gail!

7/27/2008 10:33:39 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Outstanding colors and light! This is amazing Gail... bravo girl!

7/27/2008 1:42:17 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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  Saturday night Silhouttes
Saturday night Silhouttes
re-cropped
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Dominick,Liz and Barbara..thanks so much !
Dale..okay here is the crop version..i do think I had to much foreground..thanks for your honest view.
Eugenio..hello and your comment is lovely..thanks Gail

7/27/2008 1:44:32 PM

 
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Very beautiful capture, Gail. The colors are awesome!!

7/27/2008 2:02:51 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Ellen..thanks very much.I shot in my vivid mode..didn't touch the colors at all..it was beautiful last night! Gail

7/27/2008 2:11:37 PM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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I love both versions Gail, however the recrop, is stunning! With the first version I thought the people were on top of a hill (?). I will leave the balance of my comment on the re-cropped version.

7/27/2008 2:36:33 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Hi Joan..i can't figure out why there are now 2 versions..i thought the photo was only for use on this thread..i'm still learning!!
the people are standing in front of a small breaker wall on the beach...thats why it looks like that...thanks for taking the time to view and comment.Gail

7/27/2008 2:47:04 PM

 
Esther R. Tinz
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Wow - you stepped back from the crowd and the action - and focused on a winner of a photo. ~et

7/27/2008 5:38:39 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Thnaks Esther..your very kind.Gail

7/27/2008 6:44:48 PM

 
Candice  L. Carter
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Breathtaking capture! Stunning! Lovely!

7/27/2008 7:08:08 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Thank you Candice!!

7/27/2008 7:13:13 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Whoa. I am speechless, which is a miracle in itself. This is really beautiful. In every way. -Laura

7/27/2008 10:43:01 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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OK, I'm back with something to add. :) Ha!

I thought you were going to at least give us a long string of things that you did here. Layering pictures, adding tiny grey AURAS to the bodies, adding a heavy orange saturation...and this is what took me back the very most. That it was a "CROP ONLY!"

You didn't even add the SILVER LINING to the clouds. Just amazing. The whole thing.

7/27/2008 10:47:21 PM

 
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Gail, OMG this so freaken beautiful... I am so jealous...LOL..

You have captured an excellent moment and this picture is just perfect...

Tammy

7/28/2008 5:47:39 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Stunning...the cropped version is much better in my eyes! I just love the contrast between that gorgeous sky and the silhouettes! You did a remarkable job with this one!

7/28/2008 6:03:48 AM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Laura...that's right,just a bad crop!!
Like Aimee I too like the cropped version but don't know why its not on this thread!!
Thanks aimee and Tammy you too! Gail

7/28/2008 6:14:45 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Gail...it is on this thread...not sure why you are not seeing it!

7/28/2008 6:30:37 AM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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oh okay..there seems to be 2 going on!!
i'm not good with all this computer stuff!! Thanks Aimee.

7/28/2008 6:35:22 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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WOW the 3D of the clouds and the setting sun is just beyound words... feels so close you might think you could reach out and touch...

Sherrybear :}

7/28/2008 7:18:27 AM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Thanks Sherrybear..it was so gorgeous! Gail

7/28/2008 7:54:05 AM

 
Cheryle J. Himes

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So beautiful and dramatic, nice work.

7/28/2008 12:19:04 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Very dramatic image Gail. But I agree that cropping the foreground would improve the photo. You want the emphasis to be on the sky and silhouettes so less black foreground would be better.

7/29/2008 4:17:00 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Cheryle and Irene..thanks for taking the time to view and comment.Gail

8/7/2008 7:14:34 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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This is beautiful and deserves a Finalist. congrats on a well deserved Finalist Gail. Bill

8/21/2008 6:51:03 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Good evening Bill..thanks very much.This was a nice evening surprise@ Gail

8/21/2008 6:56:49 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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So...you have at least a finalist on two of your photos. You go, girl! We are all proud of you. The floral is lovely and this silhouette is just wonderful. Good luck in the next round.


8/21/2008 7:00:07 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Debbie..your sweet.I go for so long without even a EP then this///guess you never know.Thanks again Gail

8/21/2008 7:22:26 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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WOW Debbie... another finnalist... you go girl!
Sherrybear :}

8/22/2008 5:53:30 AM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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Huge Congratulations Gail WTG!

8/22/2008 7:23:43 AM

 
Mitzie Loland
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Congratulations on your finalist Gail!!

8/22/2008 10:00:30 AM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Hello Sherrybear,Joan and Mitzie..thanks for the kind words.Gail

8/22/2008 1:36:59 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Gail, congratulations on this amazing finalist!!!

8/22/2008 5:26:55 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations again, Gail!

8/22/2008 6:08:48 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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YAY GAIL! Congrats on this great finalist image girl... awesome job!

8/23/2008 12:52:01 AM

 
Esther R. Tinz
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Congratulations Gail. I thought it was a winner from the get go. :) ~et

8/23/2008 2:32:48 AM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Patrick,Sam ,Christine and Esther..thanks for taking the time to drop by.Gail

8/23/2008 6:48:30 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats on your finalist Gail....you must tell us when you get these honors in the Phellos club!

9/5/2008 5:08:41 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Aimee..your very kind.
I feel very proud to get any responses let alone a Finalist!
Thank you for your comment.
Hope your well..have a great weekend.Gail

9/5/2008 5:16:31 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Congratulations on the well deserved finalist award Gail. Hurray!

9/5/2008 9:46:52 PM

 
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