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photoblog image As I looked to the sky

As I looked to the sky

Something in the sky series Part I

Apologies for the late put up. I have been very tired lately and decided to go to bed early.

Todays shot is from my favourite city (outside London) 'Brighton'. I managed to catch this dove (maybe a pigeon, hope its a dove though, pigeons are sky vermin YUK) perched upon the waterfall. It is the first in a series of sky type shots with something in there. Today its the dove, tomorrow it might be U (only kidding)

What do you think of this shot?

As I looked to the sky

Something in the sky series Part I

Apologies for the late put up. I have been very tired lately and decided to go to bed early.

Todays shot is from my favourite city (outside London) 'Brighton'. I managed to catch this dove (maybe a pigeon, hope its a dove though, pigeons are sky vermin YUK) perched upon the waterfall. It is the first in a series of sky type shots with something in there. Today its the dove, tomorrow it might be U (only kidding)

What do you think of this shot?

comments (12)

  • Nkechi
  • 2 Mar 2006, 10:18
Not to sure about the shot. I would have preferred it if the focus to the picture was in the centre, rather than so far to the right. When I look at the shot as a whole, I almost don't notice the pigeon/dove.

PS - As I constantly tell people, it would seem that racism isn't just limited to land, but carries on to the sky as well smile Doves ARE pigeons ... the only difference is that they are white. We should never discriminate against birds based on their colour ... so my view is they are ALL flying vermin!!
sk: well U learn something new each day, I didn't know that thanx. still don't like pigeons and now I don't like doves.
Trust a Lawyer to be pedantic. Nkechi, na wa O! As far as I know Pigeons and doves aren't the same, Dove's have earned their right to be secluded, just by their colour, I mean I see a dove I think PEACE, I see a pigeon I think "where is my rifle!"

Yup, maybe you should have centred the shot, but that's your view point. If you had more shots like this in your series then it would be a very good concept and people would understand it more.

I can hear Nkechi returning with the intention of taking me to the Slaugher house! I must run whilst I have the chance.
I am tempted to agree with Jide Alakija.
To put everything in the middle would be a shame !
  • Shuva
  • 2 Mar 2006, 11:13
Perhaps if there were no distractions I would frame this thing on the left so that the pigeon's back face away from the empty space, but never on the center.
I like the B&W / Duotone of the image and I agree this wouldn't have worked half as well if you had centred everything. You seem to have some dirt on your optics producing two spots just to the right of the left clouds.

Since going digital thats all i seem to do is chase these marks around the camera smile

I think you have chosen the shutter speed well producing a nice soft image of the falling water.
àsìkò,
Where is my blue sky!??
I laughed when I read the first comment smile

I am still fascinated by the look that dove/pigeon is giving you. I don't like them much either, but I did like your approach in this shot. (Still, I miss my blue sky smile )
  • Suby
  • 2 Mar 2006, 15:45
Asiko, where is the other half of the picture? I keep waiting to see the other half zip accross the screen to make it complete. I do agree almost centring the image would have made it a classic. So as this is half the picture, I will give you 5 OUT OF 10 marks smile
Suby
P.s
Look on the bright side, you got full marks for the half you put up.
I like the off-centered image. Maybe I'm just imbalanced. Also, the bird appears to be a seagull, as opposed to a pigeon/dove. (On a side note, Prince might have had a major flop if the song were titled "When Pigeons Cry.")
I like it Ade, although I'm not sure it's absolutely straight...could be my eyes or the monitor! I like your interpretation of a regular subject and particularly like the tonal colour. The bird adds that little bit of extra interest/quirkiness.
  • John
  • 2 Mar 2006, 22:03
Well composed, nice shot.
  • sk
  • 2 Mar 2006, 22:31
Thanks everybody for all your comments, I wasn't sure about the shot when i put it up, but now I feel a bit better about it.
  • Dammie BerryMoore
  • 3 Mar 2006, 02:50
I kinda like that fact it's not in the middle, that would have been so cliche.

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