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  Mini#25 Best of 2013
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Golden Hour       ©2014 SteveBee
Panasonic DMC-G5       1st place, 324 points
1/1600s, f5.6, ISO 160, 300mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropping, exposure, clarity, vibrance, sharpening       Extra Info: There was a light fog hovering over the water. The sun was behind a bank of clouds in the west just before sunset. Everything had an ethereal glow. As I was photographing the fisherman a flock of seagulls entered the frame and I kept shooting.
 
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jomari
Mar 9, 2017
    Oh, wow! This is beautiful!

mrsawyer
Jan 7, 2014
    Congrats Steve! Good to see you and SusieBee participating!

Raghu
Jan 7, 2014
    Congrats Steve, this photo richly deserves to be on top.

andzwe
Jan 7, 2014
    Congratulations, Steve, I also gave it maximum points.

A sublime moment, under dito circumstances, which you captured and composed very well.

Robiro
Jan 7, 2014
    I had this among my favorites and I knew it would do very well!

Ronoz
Jan 6, 2014
    Steve , well done & your placing is well deserved, as it is a different take on a sunset scene. Cheers ( ps - I also had it in my TT as well).

elliott
Jan 6, 2014
    great shot and great finish!!

dogma02
Jan 6, 2014
    Congratulations on a well deserved win!

KJW
Jan 6, 2014
    Congrats also, definitely worthy of first.

Mepo
Jan 6, 2014
    Congratulations - Well deserved first!

Lo
Jan 6, 2014
    Congratulations Stevebee - a worthy shot for first place!

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ysal
Jan 6, 2014
    What a serene and beautiful image!

out_of_focus
Jan 6, 2014
    wonderful shot.. superb..

LaRee
Jan 5, 2014
    Excellent composition. I love the tone of the image too. So simple and yet so wonderfully appealing. Well done!

rodger1943
Jan 5, 2014
    The lighting is extraordinary and the silhouettes add the interest.

tvsometime
Jan 5, 2014
    Lovingly rendered time and place. I would love to be there. A top pick.

wrosenthal
Jan 5, 2014
    A clear favorite. Right time, right place. Good action and a story.

Amberbug
Jan 5, 2014
    Nice shot, colors etc. Try cropping out above the seagulls and see how you like it.

Mepo
Jan 5, 2014
    Nicely done. Just the right amount of contrast and excellent composition. Great timing with the gulls. Congrats on a super shot.

kerszkavet
Jan 5, 2014
    wonderful. colour, sharpness, contrast, composition are all great.

Old Finn
Jan 5, 2014
    Nice graphical feeling. Good sharpness.

KJW
Jan 4, 2014
    On Golden Pond, for me the seagulls entering the shot help out, feel fisherman alone would have got lost in pic. Is a beautiful golden sunset, in favorites.

dk
Jan 4, 2014
    How peaceful. It looks like even the fisherman is looking at those elegant birds. Good you kept shooting; the birds take this to a whole new level! All the elements are here for a fine photo. Very nicely done.

Lo
Jan 3, 2014
    What an interesting effect created by the fog and the flock of birds - reminds me of Japanese or Chinese embroidered tapestries.

dogma02
Jan 3, 2014
    Superb! Love this wholeheartedly!

babysister
Jan 3, 2014
    Beautiful serene atmosphere. The birds did exactly the right thing.

forkcandles
Jan 3, 2014
    the birds really are good for this picture. the silhouette of the fisherman with the yellow would have been a good shot but the birds have given you an even better one.
I would have cropped the top of the picture to the darker cloud line making more of the bird silhouette

mariac
Jan 3, 2014
    Pure magic, a favorite.

Edward
Jan 3, 2014
    It's about the light, isn't it? When everything falls into place like this, you have a winning image. The only critique I might make regarding this beautiful photo is to adjust some of the framing to bring the image more into the "rule of thirds" so the horizon is not so centered in the middle of the picture and the boat sits more in the left bottom 1/3. That, I think, would give this photo some more power. As it stands, it is still my #1. Really well done!
Edited on Jan 3, 2014

Joanna
Jan 3, 2014
    Beautiful

elliott
Jan 2, 2014
    nice one. goes into my favorites right away. will print well (i hope you do).
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