RESULTS: Mini Challenge #347 "Big Bodies of Water"
This was really difficult, as I found every single shot a winner, each telling a specific story. Wow.
@JAG My favorite of your three is the first one - the proverbial "calm before the storm". I really liked the composition and the way you captured the light on what I suspect was a tough exposure. One comment/question - could it be that your horizon is slightly un-level or is that my eye? And I appreciate the fact that you caught that rainbow in #2!
@ pegelli The first picture of your three (Gone fishing) was also my favorite. Great mood - you could tell that fisherman was watching for weather changes and weighing his odds for a good catch.
For me, your 2nd picture was more about the boats than the body of water and although I like the third picture - proving that many shades of grey can make a very interesting composition, but it had a look that I'm not accustomed to from you - there was so much texture in the clouds it almost didn't look real. Were they really so heavily detailed or was that a Lightroom slider? :-)
@grandmaR wow - really great detail in that digitized slide from 1965! I love how you can really see down into the ocean floor there along the cliffs. The second shot reminded me of the watercolors my husband is now painting - subtle washes of color from top to bottom. I also enjoyed seeing the water/weather phenomenon in #3 - I had no idea that could happen!
@GSPeP What I like about all three of your shots is that in each photo you really get the feeling of the vastness of the large body of water, exactly the point in this mini. My favorite is the 2nd picture - the way the sea fades into nothingness and the Mulberry harbor makes an break in the great expanse of the ocean. But what really makes the shot zing for me is the couple taking a walk in the foreground. They are so teeny and immediately reminded me of how small we humans are compared to the enormity of nature.
@Cavalier I loved all three of these shots, although I though the first one was slightly more about the birds than about the water. (A great shot, nevertheless!) I am most fond of shot #3 - I like the how you've captured the detail of those rocks in the foreground, beaten down by centuries of exposure to the mighty surf. (I also liked it because it brought back memories of standing on a spot that surely wasn't far from there on a trip in 2011.)
@sapphire73 Three wonderful pictures! The first shot with the fog rising and the reflection of the rocks is spectacular and I love the Big Sur coast shot as well. What a stroke of luck that you were even able to pass through.
So, the winners are...
@sapphire73 for 1) Piha Beach (2011, North Island of New Zealand)
@GSPeP for 2) France, Normany. Arromanches-Les-Bains (North Sea)
Have fun Peter - I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Thanks to all for entering!