Tuesday, 16 February 2010

100216 : Birds


Sometimes the photographs I finish up liking the best are ones which, when I took them, seemed nothing at all. It is proof that photography is - or at least should be - a two stage process : the framing in the viewfinder and the framing on the enlarger baseboard (or, in these days, framing in Photoshop).  There is something in this shot about the inter-relationship between movement and stillness, object and shadow, that I just like.

5 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

I assume you also moved the image around in Photoshop so you could see the shadow on the ground without the bird who cast it in the picture. That would be the mystery to me.

I like the possibilities your shot offers.

Alan Burnett said...

No Abe, other than cropping, the picture is as it was. The bird that cast the shadow is the one at the extreme top right.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a wonder composition. I find that some of my trained eye photos don't match with what I can get with my accidental eye. The shadows are great. Good for you.

Sunny said...

I really love the shadows, especially of he flying gull.
Sunny :)

The Retired One said...

As you know from reading my blog, you can NEVER go wrong photographing birds. ha I loved this shot, Alan!