Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday Shots: Straight Out and Shadowed

I thought I'd stay at the marina - see Camera Critters below - and share these for STRAIGHT OUT OF the CAMERA and SHADOW SHOTS

All I did to this one is crop it at the bottom to spare you any more views of bird poop than necessary.



I love the lines in these photos.


36 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Cool shots! LOVE the black and white one best. Also the little seagull sure is cute sitting there posing for you :)

M.Kate said...

Hi Dianne, love the first shot of the sky..and the lines are just fabulous :D

Jan said...

All wonderful, Dianne. Love all the reflections. I think that's one of the reasons I'm drawn to water shots.

splummer said...

Hi!
Great shots! I really like that black and white one! Have a great day!

Sherrie

Jackie said...

I think the top one is my favourite, the cropping works really well.

Sweet Repose said...

I'll take waterfront shots any day over the snowshots I'm graced with of late...very cool shots, bird poop and all!

sharon

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a lovely reflection shots, Diane... Love the them!

Cheers!

Rosebud Collection said...

Always enjoy seeing the water..Beautiful pictures and shadows..Happy SSS..

twobarkingdogs said...

Wonderful shots, thanks for sharing!

Gattina said...

And I love the last one best with the bird !

Dianne said...

hey harriet - the B&W came out better than I hoped, thanks!!

m.kate - thank you, glad you like :)

jan - reflections fascinate me too

sherrie - me too! thanks :)

jackie - I hope you enlarged it, I'm really surprised I did so well, I always am lol

sweet - I hear ya! we have ice everywhere this morning, over some snow. the glaze is beautiful but you can't walk.

richie's - thank you so much!!

rosebud - thank you :)

twobarkingdogs - thank you :)

gattina - and he was such a sweet willing model :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Great shots, Di. I too love the black and white one. But they're all good.

bobbie said...

Great lines! Great shots!

SOOC always takes me by surprise. Except for a little cropping sometimes, almost all of my shots are straight out of the camera. I used to sharpen them a little sometimes,especially older pictures, but that doesn't work on my present program. I love straight shots like these.

Sylvia K said...

Love your shots! and thanks for eliminating the extra bird poop! I've had enough of that lately! The top photo is perfect.

Rebecca said...

thanks for your great shots, what is to the right in the last one? It looks very interesting to the bird :) It looks like the bird is leaning to the left to get a better view of something, the shadows behind him are great too :)

Cherie said...

The first two look very "postcardy". :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the lines too especially in black and white.

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Lisa B. said...

Great shots...great shadows!! I love wharfs and piers and docks...anything near the water really. Thanks for sparing us the poop:)

Twinkle Star Art said...

I love watery shadows. Oh and thanks for sparing us the bird poop part of the pic ;)

Ali said...

Great shots! My favourite is the black and white one too - great lines and lovely contrast!

Debbie said...

Hmmm, hard to pick a fave. I love the close up shots the best, I think!

Jill said...

I do like the shadows under the dock--and the lines.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

You know...we love them all, but we'd have to say the last one is our favorite - the lines are great, of course, but the depth really shows with the color!
Thanks for the great shot!!

Julie said...

Very cool shots, I love piers, wish there were more in Iowa. Thanks for sharing.

Raven said...

These are lovely shots as are the seagulls down below. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for seagulls. Those guys must have been chilly. It is all snow here.

CrystalChick said...

I have to get out and about more with my camera. I was just saying to hubs the other day that I love the look of bare trees against the sky. You pics on the post below are really nice. And we've got a small lake nearby filled with ducks and alot of geese hangout not too far too.
Your pics are a good inspiration!

Olga said...

The black & white photo is very pretty.

Kat said...

The middle shot is definitely my favourite, sucha great textured shot, a really lovely balance of pattern..with the water and the wood

Gallery Juana said...

I laughed at "spare you the bird poop." Great pics, especially the b/w one.

Dianne said...

pagan - there's something about B&W ...

bobbie - once I joined Creative Photogrpahy I started getting into editing, that plus my old camera sucked
the old camera would never have taken such a great shot

sylvia - you're welcome, I think we have all been pooped on enough lately ;)

rebecca - he was watching a boat move out into the bay - I guess the wake of the boats stirs up some food

cherie - if onlyn I could sell them lol thanks for the compliment

EG - thanks :)

lisa b - so much goes on near the water plus I always feel closer to the sky there :)

twinkle - no problem lol

ali - thanks!! I really enjoy playing with B&W

debbie - I'm glad you like them, thanks

jill - the docks are so much more interesting in the winter when they're empty

summer - thanks!!

julie - thanks :)

raven - the wind was wicked that day!!

crystal chick - I find it so relaxing and enjoyable. I hope you share some with us all soon :)
your pics from your trip were stunning

olga - thanks :)

kat - I love when people tell what that liked, it helps with future shots, thanks so much :)

gallery - the poop was everyhwere lol

Patti said...

My favorite is the top one..thanks for cropping bird poop out of the pix. Very considerate of ya. ;-)

Dianne said...

patti - you're welcome! I try to create a poop free blog ;)

storyteller said...

All 3 of these are wonderful and I like the lines too. It's not easy to take a photo near the water like this and NOT get poop somewhere (sometimes even on your person). It's part of life in such places ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Tessa said...

Glorious photos - what a fabulous artist's 'eye' you have. Bravo!

Dianne said...

storyteller - thanks!! there were so many birds and so much wind that the poop was flying ;)

tessa - a lovely compliment! thank you so much :)

High Desert Diva said...

They're all wonderful, but I love the 2nd one especially.