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kikashi

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« on: May 24, 2008, 07:38:50 PM »

I'm not usually moved to comment on Michael's photos, since he doesn't need praise from me and it seems a bit like crawling, but this shot is just stunning. It reminds me of Turner (we have one hanging where I work and I see it daily). The light, the mist, what seems to be the sky, the birds...

Amazing.

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 10:25:25 PM »

I agree, where was is shot? Most amazing
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 10:33:20 PM »

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I agree.It was taken from the Maid of the Mist tour boat, under Niagra Falls.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008, 11:48:13 PM »

Really beautiful shot Michael. If this thread didn't exist I would've started it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 01:13:18 AM »

It is a great shot.  I love the... rock? shadow?  whatever it is in the middle of the frame that echoes the shapes of the gulls soaring around.  It's right above the hump of rock in mid-frame.

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 08:22:30 AM »

Agreed - a truly stunning image, and certainly one of the most unique takes on Niagara Falls that I've ever seen!
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 08:25:54 AM »

An extraordinary image; the most arresting and engaging I can remember seeing in a very long time - bravo Michael, bravo!
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 10:13:02 AM »

Thank you all. I appreciate the comments.

It's still a work in process. In fact, I have just updated the online image to reflect some changes made this morning. Jeff and I have been been extremely busy for the past 5 days taping our Lightroom 2.0 tutorial, and I just got my head above water this morning to start serious work on some of the images from our Niagara shoot.

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 10:29:25 AM »

I agree with the comments made above. The birds are almost surreal, especially with the chaotic background.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008, 12:16:02 PM »

I've travelled to Niagara many times, have relatives and ex-in-laws in the area, and never took that boat tour because it always seemed so touristy and, well, "tacky". Makes you wonder about all the times I've take long car trips to find new things to photograph when stunning scenes might just have been around the corner. You just never know.
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2008, 04:11:01 PM »

Looks like the base of the American falls in the background.

Best cover shot in a while!
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2008, 04:51:00 PM »

I agree, this really caught my eye and I spent a good two-three minutes just looking at the web-sized version. The colorful lower left and monochromatic upper right give the shot beautiful chaotic tension, which is so fitting considering the subject matter. One of Michael's best shots. Stunning.

I'd love to see a big print of this. Maybe on my wall, even

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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2008, 08:32:02 PM »

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Me too! It's superb. I liked the analogy to JMW Turner above.
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2008, 05:56:01 AM »

Wow!! What a great shot Michael!
If this is what the D3 brings you in the form of inspiration.... ;-)

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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2008, 07:05:37 AM »

I think the bits of white on the gulls add a lot to  the image.  Without them, it seems to flatten out.  A gorgeous shot!
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2008, 06:58:11 AM »

What a fantastic shot. I like the way the rainbow arcs across from the bottom right hand corner and that seagull in the top left is perfectly positioned to point you back into the drama of the scene again.

I'm yet to enjoy the pleasures of the D3, I know it to be very capable but how does it really measure for landscape work?

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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2008, 09:47:01 PM »

WOW That is the best shot I've seen up there in years, seriously!  Great work!

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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2008, 11:35:05 PM »

I have to agree, this is the best photo I've seen you do. Very nice.
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2008, 10:42:27 AM »

Have to add mine to the pile of kudo's.
Marvelous photography. I would put that on my wall.

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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2008, 05:48:18 PM »

The upcoming Lightroom v.2 tutorial features this photograph being 'Developed'
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