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Lens: 18mm Camera: Pentax K10D ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/4s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: Larsenio, 12-08-2009, 11:07 AM

Here`s a shot i just had to take. Came upon this macabre scene yesterday
Used my tripod to get as close as I managed without touching the poor fella...

Should`ve used my new , old Pentax SMC 50mm f/1.7, unfortunately I didn`t bring it along, only my much newer and more flexible 18-55mm.
Had some trouble shooting under- or over-exposed pics, but this one I think is ok enough...

So what do you think?

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12-08-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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Gruesome, but very good pic. Painting-like composition. Looks very sharp, too--never underestimate the power of the kit lens!
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Interesting photo.

Did you do this as an HDR? What sort of PP to get the foreground properly exposed without turning the sky pure white?
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Hi there again, and I must say I`m sorry for the late reply on replies

Well, Sebberry, this aint HDR..
I use Lightroom2, but only to adjust lights not to change something that`s already nice..
I only increased the highlight a bit, some filling light and the rest you see here from the screenshot.

Here you can see the original, untouched Raw-file and the end result.

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great analagous color theme going there. Love the shot!
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Oh dear... dichotomous subject matter..
Anyway, great PP work.
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Wonderful shot! The lighting really suits the subject.
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Excellent treatment. Reminds me of a few of my own favorites. Something about beaches seems connected in my mind to concepts of death (while I associate bleak alpine mountaintops with life, go figure... probably due to the way life clings so tenaciously to so little there), so I find a lot of resonance with images like this.

And Ash, dichotomous subject matter is the best. :-p

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Hi and thanks again for more comments on my seagull-shot

Although I must confess that I don`t understand what
dichotomous subject matter
12-16-2009, 08:38 AM   #10
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Very emotional photo. I like it!
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Birding, but then different
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It's a fine image, nad you did well to bring out the details in the foreground.

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Once again thanks for all your replies!

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