This entry was posted on October 21, 2012 by Jeff Sinon. It was filed under Landscape, New Hampshire, Photo Challange, Photography, Sunrise, Wildlife and was tagged with black, great blue heron, hummingbird, landscape, maine, memorial bridge, new hampshire, Photography, pierce island, portsmouth, portsmouth harbor, postaday, postaweek2012, silhouette, weekly photo challenge, Wildlife.
Beautiful as usual! The last two really appeal to me! Love them!
October 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm
Thank you Stephanie!
October 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm
Love the rock in balance.
October 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm
Thanks Valentina. It’s actually kind of a weird sculpture, to me anyway. It’s a whales tale, not really visible in this photo, with a human head. One day I’m going to do a little digging to see if I can learn the significance of it. Though maybe it’s just the imaginative work of the sculptor with no real story behind it, who knows?
October 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm
It sounds worth checking. The whale doesn’t really show. From that angle this sculpture leaves much to the imagination.
October 22, 2012 at 2:54 am
It was dark enough when I shot this that I hadn’t even really noticed the tail. I am very curious about it though.
October 22, 2012 at 6:03 am
I think as a silhouette is perfect.
October 22, 2012 at 11:53 am
Again, thank you!
October 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm
October 23, 2012 at 1:10 am
“Evening’s Rest” is really amazing. I love them all but that one feels so peaceful and thoughtful. What kind of bird? Looks like an egret…
October 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm
Thank you very much Karina. Though it was dark, I’m pretty sure it is a great blue heron. This was wonderful gift to salvage the “sunset that wasn’t” the day I shot this. Sun was in the wrong place, not enough clouds in the sky to add enough drama, but while talking to another photographer who was just as disappointed with the sunset as I was, this bird flew out of the marsh behind us and perched in the tree. It saved the evenings shoot!
October 22, 2012 at 5:57 am
Sometimes we don’t get what we want…but then we get things we didn’t expect. Some of my favorite shots have come from happenstance!
October 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm
October 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm
Beautiful purple-ish sky in the first photograph. The human head whale tale (which I only know it is from your answer to someone from above) is a really interesting subject and makes a really cool looking silhouette.
I DO really like that random bird in the second to last too. It almost looks fake.
October 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm
Thanks Nate. I should look into that statue more to see what it’s all about. One thing about this photo is that I can never make it again. The bridge in the background is no longer there. It was closed down as unsafe, finally removed this past summer, and a new bridge is being built in its place.
That heron does look fake doesn’t it. If I hadn’t seen it land on the branch myself I would almost think the same thing.
October 22, 2012 at 6:01 am
Whoa, thats pretty cool that you have a photograph that can never be recreated. When the new bridge is built you should go get the same composition to compare the photographs Old vs. New.
October 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm
I most definitely will Nate. I’ve got a few of the bridge I’m really happy with, but I look forward to what the new one will look like.
October 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Love it Jeff. Beautiful pics as always!
October 22, 2012 at 2:27 am
Thank you so much! I always appreciate your comments
October 22, 2012 at 6:02 am
Beautiful photos! I love the one with the airplane.
October 22, 2012 at 7:09 am
Thank you very much, so glad you stopped by for a visit!
October 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm
You have a great eye for beauty! And composition. And color.
October 22, 2012 at 8:34 am
Well thank you, and thank you, and thank you!
October 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm
These are all great photos but I think the bird in the naked pine tree is outstanding. It is a pine tree – right? The way you captured it at that angle is terrific. Very good entries …
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October 22, 2012 at 8:45 am
Thank you very much Isadora.
Yes, it is a pine tree of some kind. Not sure why this one is dead, and the one right next to it seems just fine.
Thanks for the link too!
October 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm
Wonderful all of them, the last one tickles my imagination most Now what I like about each one of them: 1st – colour and bridge silhouette, 2nd- the beak and geometry, 3rd-composition and light; 4th- the mood and this solitary bird; 5th- colours, shapes, mood everything. This is an amazing compilation Jeff!!!! 10 stars!
October 22, 2012 at 8:52 am
Thank you Paula for such a thoughtful comment. I’m very glad you enjoyed them.
October 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm
October 23, 2012 at 6:20 am
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That last photo did it for me, excellent shot.
October 22, 2012 at 11:44 am
Thank you very much Gracie
Beautiful photos Jeff.
October 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm
October 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm
All very nice… Thanks for sharing.
October 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm
Thank you Maurizio!
October 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm
These are spectacular! Wow. I love the last one. Sure makes me wish I lived in the country.
October 23, 2012 at 1:03 am
Thank you Angelia, I am so glad I do
October 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm
A little late getting here…
Some great captures here. The images with the greatest detail always work best. Thanks for sharing, your always terrific, shots 😏
October 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm
Thank you Rick. I would have to agree with you. Since it is just a silhouette, the edge detail is so important to making it work.
October 25, 2012 at 5:39 am
wow these photos are really nice! i love the natural light in them.
October 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Thank you very much!
October 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm
such a diversity of moods in all of these. finding it hard to pick a favourite, so i won’t
thanks for sharing.
October 27, 2012 at 12:10 am
Beautiful work, Jeff. The first one and the last one are just awesome.
October 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm
October 28, 2012 at 6:49 am
The lens flare creates a nice effect on the photo.
November 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm
Agreed! Sometimes when you want it you can’t get it, when you don’t, you get too much of it, but in the right image with just the right amount it works very well indeed.
November 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm
Always a fan of silouettes and the minimalism that usually comes with it. So that’s why I totally dig #2 the most. Colors in the last are absolutely gorgeous.
November 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm
Thanks Brandon. I’m going to get a good photo of the hummingbirds that come to my feeder if it kills me, and if it has to be a silhouette, so be it
That last one was also my attempt at a little light painting. I wanted the grass in the foreground lit, but the only flash I have is the little pop-up on my 7D, actually it was 40D for that shot. So I brought along a flashlight. Still trying to perfect my technique, but I am very happy with the overall results, even if the light painting didn’t work out to my complete satisfaction.
November 14, 2012 at 5:59 am
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