Saturday night Silhouettes

© Gail R. Schuett

Saturday night Silhouettes

Stan Kwasniowski Student 7/27/2008 7:14:48 AM

Gail, beautiful #968294

Debbie E. Payne 7/27/2008 7:36:25 AM

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. #6235871

Gail R. Schuett 7/27/2008 7:53:46 AM

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 #6235929

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/27/2008 8:21:35 AM

This is beautiful, great silhouette.

Dominick #6236077

Liz Bullock 7/27/2008 10:06:01 AM

BEAUTIFUL image! #6236468

Barbara E. Sturgis 7/27/2008 10:28:40 AM

Beautiful image!!!Gail. #6236590

Dale Hardin 7/27/2008 10:30:51 AM

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. #6236594

Eugenio Diaz 7/27/2008 10:33:39 AM

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! #6236603

M.Christine Duncan 7/27/2008 1:42:17 PM

Outstanding colors and light! This is amazing Gail... bravo girl! #6237088

Gail R. Schuett 7/27/2008 1:44:32 PM

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 #6237095

Ellen Hodges 7/27/2008 2:02:51 PM

Very beautiful capture, Gail. The colors are awesome!! #6237142

Gail R. Schuett 7/27/2008 2:11:37 PM

Ellen..thanks very much.I shot in my vivid mode..didn't touch the colors at all..it was beautiful last night! Gail #6237161

Joan E. Hoffman 7/27/2008 2:36:33 PM

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. #6237221

Gail R. Schuett 7/27/2008 2:47:04 PM

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 #6237250

Esther R. Tinz 7/27/2008 5:38:39 PM

Wow - you stepped back from the crowd and the action - and focused on a winner of a photo. ~et #6237631

Gail R. Schuett 7/27/2008 6:44:48 PM

Thnaks Esther..your very kind.Gail #6237763

Candice L. Carter 7/27/2008 7:08:08 PM

Breathtaking capture! Stunning! Lovely! #6237866

Gail R. Schuett 7/27/2008 7:13:13 PM

Thank you Candice!! #6237885

Laura E. Swan 7/27/2008 10:43:01 PM

Whoa. I am speechless, which is a miracle in itself. This is really beautiful. In every way. -Laura #6238388

Laura E. Swan 7/27/2008 10:47:21 PM

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. #6238393

Tammy L. Newcomb 7/28/2008 5:47:39 AM

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

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

Tammy #6239564

Aimee c. Eisaman 7/28/2008 6:03:48 AM

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! #6239632

Gail R. Schuett 7/28/2008 6:14:45 AM

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 #6239673

Aimee c. Eisaman 7/28/2008 6:30:37 AM

Gail...it is on this thread...not sure why you are not seeing it! #6239723

Gail R. Schuett 7/28/2008 6:35:22 AM

oh okay..there seems to be 2 going on!!
i'm not good with all this computer stuff!! Thanks Aimee. #6239743

Sherry McClead 7/28/2008 7:18:27 AM

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 :} #6239902

Gail R. Schuett 7/28/2008 7:54:05 AM

Thanks Sherrybear..it was so gorgeous! Gail #6240083

Cheryle J. Himes 7/28/2008 12:19:04 PM

So beautiful and dramatic, nice work. #6241089

Irene Colling 7/29/2008 4:17:00 PM

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. #6246691

Gail R. Schuett 8/7/2008 7:14:34 PM

Cheryle and Irene..thanks for taking the time to view and comment.Gail #6286146

Bill Knaps 8/21/2008 6:51:03 PM

This is beautiful and deserves a Finalist. congrats on a well deserved Finalist Gail. Bill #6346248

Gail R. Schuett 8/21/2008 6:56:49 PM

Good evening Bill..thanks very much.This was a nice evening surprise@ Gail #6346313

Debbie E. Payne 8/21/2008 7:00:07 PM

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.


#6346351

Gail R. Schuett 8/21/2008 7:22:26 PM

Debbie..your sweet.I go for so long without even a EP then this///guess you never know.Thanks again Gail #6346628

Sherry McClead 8/22/2008 5:53:30 AM

WOW Debbie... another finnalist... you go girl!
Sherrybear :} #6349674

Joan E. Hoffman 8/22/2008 7:23:43 AM

Huge Congratulations Gail WTG! #6350126

Mitzie Loland 8/22/2008 10:00:30 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Gail!! #6351211

Gail R. Schuett 8/22/2008 1:36:59 PM

Hello Sherrybear,Joan and Mitzie..thanks for the kind words.Gail #6352187

Patrick Rouzes 8/22/2008 5:26:55 PM

Gail, congratulations on this amazing finalist!!! #6353096

Sam Britt 8/22/2008 6:08:48 PM

Congratulations again, Gail! #6353342

M.Christine Duncan 8/23/2008 12:52:01 AM

YAY GAIL! Congrats on this great finalist image girl... awesome job! #6354436

Esther R. Tinz 8/23/2008 2:32:48 AM

Congratulations Gail. I thought it was a winner from the get go. :) ~et #6354535

Gail R. Schuett 8/23/2008 6:48:30 AM

Patrick,Sam ,Christine and Esther..thanks for taking the time to drop by.Gail #6355203

Aimee c. Eisaman 9/5/2008 5:08:41 PM

Congrats on your finalist Gail....you must tell us when you get these honors in the Phellos club! #6416909

Gail R. Schuett 9/5/2008 5:16:31 PM

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 #6416956

Dale Hardin 9/5/2008 9:46:52 PM

Congratulations on the well deserved finalist award Gail. Hurray! #6417749

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

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 625/100000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40X

Uploaded on 7/27/2008 6:57:26 AM

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