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Dancing on the Waves
a sculpture by Mimi Sammis

For Fun Friday:
After dinner, one evening last week, we left the dishes and rushed to the Narragansett Beach in Rhode Island. This area, badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, now seems to have recovered remarkably well. Seems there was a grand party and live music going on at the Coast Guard House to add to this evening's pleasure.

This sculpture, however was totally destroyed--what you see is a small mock up sitting on a rather battered plinth. I spent some QT with my 10 year old grandson, showing him how to get this picture-- He took it all seriously and did quite well--- This one is my version. We waited for a real sunset but it never happened! Still a fun time.

Sending a huge thank you to Zoran for his UA for The Lilies.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Aug 2013 - 7:53 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dancing on the Waves
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:16 Aug 2013 - 11:12 PM
Tags:Art installation, Beach, General, Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Sculpture
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Unique Views:75


Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Aug 2013 - 11:18 PM

This is excellent Jenn,

RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2013 - 11:19 PM

Excellent viewpoint to see the dancers in silhouette against the sky.

gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2013 - 11:21 PM

A great shot, Jenn. It's so sad that Sandy destroyed the original statue.

Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
16 Aug 2013 - 11:29 PM

You have such great taste to choose your subjects.
This one is so sharp and splendid. Lovely contrast.

Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2013 - 11:33 PM

How sad that the original was destroyed - the replacement looks good in silhouette nevertheless.
Lovely to have shared this with your grandson.

EileenH  1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 - 11:37 PM

Beautiful image Smile


nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2013 - 11:39 PM

Wonderful take! The sky is so beautiful and it works well as a background, Jenn.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2013 - 11:46 PM

Beautiful contrast between the sculpture and the sky, excellent result !

debu  5 India
16 Aug 2013 - 11:55 PM

Nicely presented.

Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Aug 2013 - 4:40 AM

A lovely image of this beautiful sculpture silhouetted against that lovely sky !!

fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 6:53 AM

A very eye-catching image Jennn.


EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 7:32 AM

A beautiful silhouette against "the sunset that never happened."

LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 8:11 AM

I think that this subtly toned sunset is perfect to set off the silhouette, nice work.

Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 - 8:13 AM

Looks great against that wonderful sky, Jenn.


pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 8:25 AM

Love this Jenn and looks so good against your sunset

prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 8:42 AM

A great view point & presentation too.

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Aug 2013 - 3:23 PM

Excellent with that sky as a background


Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 3:29 PM

Glad you had fun getting it Jennnn. Lovely shot.GrinGrinGrin

saltireblue Site Moderator 54738 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 3:59 PM

Are you sure this isn't his catch on the sculpture that you are claiming as your own, Jennn?TongueGrinGrin
Beautifully silhouetted against that sky.


17 Aug 2013 - 4:42 PM

Excellent silhouette against the sky

chensuriashi Plus Member 8165 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 5:45 PM

Nice silhouette, I would like to see the statue sometime soon in the light. Chen

jasonrwl Plus Member 5595 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 6:35 PM

Nicely done Jenn

pamelajean Critique Team 9899 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1712 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 8:38 PM

How sad. The silhouette against the evening sky looks wonderful.

brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 9:40 PM

But you didn't set out from your home? Does your daughter live in RI?
Lovely silhouette against a beautiful sky.

ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
22 Aug 2013 - 8:32 AM

It's definitely an emotional sculpture, Jennn! And I want to mention that you used a very interesting angle to take this picture!Smile
Say the huge hello to your grandson!Smile
Regards Valery

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