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Graceful From Beneath

Graceful From Beneath
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Copyright: Peter Wa (otherpete) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 5 N: 148] (1245)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-05-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 10-22 mm EFS
Exposure: f/4, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-13 2:26
Viewed: 1590
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Seals above water have a certain charm, but when seen from beneath in their own space, adds another dimension.

A good friend who is my photographic mentor saw this lighting and suggested I try to capture a few shots. Focusing is not the easiest thing through thick glass, so the sharpness isnít really spot on, however, the effect of the light with the unmistakable figure is what makes this shot for me.

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very lovely photograph i never see like it on this site before!! beautiful tone and ray of light through water i am stunned and would be very happy to have on wall!

so beautiful capture, i love nature

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-01-13 3:57]

Hi Peter,
Most excellent nature photo. You've done a wonderful job capturing this seal. Great lighting / semi-silhouetting effect. TFS Julie

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-01-13 4:39]

Hi Peter,
A great subaqua shot of this seal enjoying this handful of sunrays beneath the surface of the water.
Perfect B&W presentation with glorious contrasts. A marvelous composition adorned with fantastic lighting.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hello Pete

Just to have the op to take such an image wuould be a treat all by itself. I like the lighting creating the rays in the water. An image for study for sure.


the lighting is definitely awesome, and the timing is simply impeccable.

so beautiful, even on thumbnail.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2011-01-13 15:09]

Hi Peter,
Lovely light in this shot well presented in B&W with superb tones. Best wishes

Amazing. The way you captured the light streaming down on the seal is beautiful.

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