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Aug 24, 2009 11:48 |  #1

My girlfriend said these photos looked like a delicious ice cream flavour, so hence the title, but I took these near English Bay, Vancouver, BC at the start of this month. This is my new favourite log on that beach. C&C welcome.

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IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/OLD/IMG_5384_v01.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/OLD/IMG_5390_v01.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/IMG_5399_v01.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/OLD/IMG_5408_v01.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/OLD/IMG_5414_v01.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/IMG_5418.jpg

Enjoy!

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Aug 24, 2009 16:27 |  #2

Good find of the log and I am sure you will have more opportunities again.

I would like to see them a little darker but they are your shots to do with what you wish.

While it may be ice cream in colour if you drop it in the sand you would not eat it !!


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Aug 24, 2009 17:31 |  #3

TheLaird wrote in post #8516039 (external link)
Good find of the log and I am sure you will have more opportunities again.

I would like to see them a little darker but they are your shots to do with what you wish.

While it may be ice cream in colour if you drop it in the sand you would not eat it !!

Thanks for the input. I was curious if anyone else was seeing the lack of blacks, so now I know it's not just me.

I'm going to re-edit these with a deeper black level.


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Aug 24, 2009 17:46 |  #4

Beautiful series! Peach ice cream perhaps?


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Aug 24, 2009 18:14 |  #5

i like the title.


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Aug 25, 2009 06:20 |  #6

I like them VERY much. The lack of blacks doesn't bother me one iota, and I think, makes these stand out from the usual 'cookie cutter' sunset images. Well done.


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Aug 25, 2009 06:49 |  #7

nice shots


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Aug 25, 2009 11:06 |  #8

digidiva wrote in post #8519120 (external link)
I like them VERY much. The lack of blacks doesn't bother me one iota, and I think, makes these stand out from the usual 'cookie cutter' sunset images. Well done.

Thanks. I re-edited them last night and deepened the blacks on some anyway, but I haven't posted them yet.

Either way, I have both versions now.


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Aug 25, 2009 13:12 as a reply to  @ MrGreen's post |  #9

Here are some comparisons for before and after edits. Left is original, right is after deepening the blacks.

Personally I prefer the deeper black versions myself, but I'm curious if they work for others. C&C welcome.

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IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/OLD/IMG_5384_v01.jpg
IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/IMG_5384_v02.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/OLD/IMG_5390_v01.jpg
IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/IMG_5390_v02.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/OLD/IMG_5414_v01.jpg
IMAGE: http://www.millionflame.com/photo/Sunsets/EnglishBay06/images/IMG_5414_v02.jpg

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Aug 25, 2009 13:28 |  #10

I really like #6.

For me the log is too big and too much of a distraction. A smaller log that leads the eye towards the sunset would have worked better (what's the subject - the log or the sunset?).

I prefer the contrast on the edited images.


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Aug 25, 2009 15:16 |  #11

I like the darker ones a bit more also...


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Aug 26, 2009 11:10 |  #12

curiousgeorge wrote in post #8521063 (external link)
For me the log is too big and too much of a distraction. A smaller log that leads the eye towards the sunset would have worked better (what's the subject - the log or the sunset?)

Interesting viewpoint. I never really thought of it that way. The subject is both the log and sunset. Thanks for your input!


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Aug 26, 2009 13:18 |  #13

The first one composition works fine for me. Like more the deep contrast version.


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Aug 26, 2009 13:21 |  #14

I like #3. I wish the out of focus plant wasn't there. A lot of photographers will police a site meaning clean up sticks, things that stick out, excessive vegetation, etc. In this case I would hate to destroy a living plant but nevertheless it's a little distracting for me. The last image takes care of all that and is nice. Interesting viewpoint.




  
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Aug 26, 2009 19:58 |  #15

jetcode wrote in post #8526950 (external link)
I like #3. I wish the out of focus plant wasn't there. A lot of photographers will police a site meaning clean up sticks, things that stick out, excessive vegetation, etc. In this case I would hate to destroy a living plant but nevertheless it's a little distracting for me. The last image takes care of all that and is nice. Interesting viewpoint.

I actually did clean up the area a little bit. I moved some logs out of the way that weren't too heavy, and some garbage. I purposely tried to include the plant in some shots though, but the damn wind was blowing it around and blurred it. Sigh. :-|

I'm curious, is the plant distracting because it is blurred or because it's there period?


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