California Sea Lions

Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grinsCentral Coast of CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 345 Major grins

A favorite black & white conversion of a pair of sea lions basking in the sunlight. Side-lighting helped me achieve the effect I desired for this photograph.

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  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaSuper Moderators Posts: 14,581 moderator

    Wow!! Nice conversion and nice side lighting!

    Kudos to your light adjuster! Late afternoon pre-sunset lighting is so sweet.

    You might ask yourself whether you really need all that black negative space or could this image be better if the upper right corner were lowered and moved to the left just slightly?

    I like the negative space but there is a lot of it....

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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MASuper Moderators Posts: 13,302 moderator

    I really like this one. And I like the amount of negative space.

  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Central Coast of CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 345 Major grins

    @pathfinder said:
    Wow!! Nice conversion and nice side lighting!

    Kudos to your light adjuster! Late afternoon pre-sunset lighting is so sweet.

    You might ask yourself whether you really need all that black negative space or could this image be better if the upper right corner were lowered and moved to the left just slightly?

    I like the negative space but there is a lot of it....

    Thanks for taking the time to look and comment. I greatly appreciate your suggestion and it would certainly work well for this image. Thank you for that!

    Best regards,

    Tony
    https://tonybritton.smugmug.com/

  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Central Coast of CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 345 Major grins

    @denisegoldberg said:
    I really like this one. And I like the amount of negative space.

    Thanks so very much, Denise. I always appreciate you taking the time to look and comment on my photographs!

    Best regards,

    Tony
    https://tonybritton.smugmug.com/

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,676 Major grins

    I love this one - wonderful lighting, composition and detail. Very sweet pose.

  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Central Coast of CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 345 Major grins

    @Cavalier said:
    I love this one - wonderful lighting, composition and detail. Very sweet pose.

    Thanks so very much for looking and commenting!

    Tony

  • double_entendredouble_entendre Gene pool chlorinator Registered Users Posts: 141 Major grins

    I like the negative space, but agree with @pathfinder that there's just a bit much of it. I love the texture and the anthropomorphic emotion I read into it. Very nice shot.

  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Central Coast of CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 345 Major grins

    @double_entendre said:
    I like the negative space, but agree with @pathfinder that there's just a bit much of it. I love the texture and the anthropomorphic emotion I read into it. Very nice shot.

    Thanks for looking and commenting. I'm having a bit of good luck with this photo. I submitted it to a travel magazine and they posted it this morning on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media pages. WooHoo!

    Tony

  • double_entendredouble_entendre Gene pool chlorinator Registered Users Posts: 141 Major grins

    @Tony Britton said:

    @double_entendre said:
    I like the negative space, but agree with @pathfinder that there's just a bit much of it. I love the texture and the anthropomorphic emotion I read into it. Very nice shot.

    Thanks for looking and commenting. I'm having a bit of good luck with this photo. I submitted it to a travel magazine and they posted it this morning on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media pages. WooHoo!

    Tony

    Well heck! Don't listen to me about negative space then. That's awesome!

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,323 Major grins

    I like the negative space and the foto

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