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Towards The Sun

By ChiliMan
Iíve just learnt how unfit I am. My official title is now PotatoMan.

I was at the World Orchid Conference 2011 yesterday (note to self: buy spare battery for new cam) and I was doing lots of kneeling on left knee and crouching whilst taking pics. Today, my thighs are aching something AWFUL like I climbed Everest or something. Bah. I was out today and walking about the way a toddler toddles. Without the squeaky shoes. [Decided not to wear them today]

Anywho, LOTS of plant pics I took yesterday but most are not worthy of upload, I reckon. I had the cam on Auto ISO and I was taking pics indoors without flash and handheld. Hoping the IS (image stabilisation) would sort things out. But thatís ok. Iím getting to learn this cam and what it likes and doesnít like and that takes time. Also, I didnít take the tripod, so my bad.

Ironically, a pic I do like was taken just before the orchid show. A restaurant wasnít open for the day. These bottles were up against the window catching the morning sun in a relatively unlit restaurant, catching my eye in the moment. It was only at home when I looked at the pic did I notice that the geese seem to be flying towards the sun.

FLY, grey geese. Fly like the wiiiiiiiiiiiind.

Tags: Black and white Grey geese Honk honk

Voters: Joline, morpheus1955, CarolG and 21 more

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Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
17 Nov 2011 11:35AM
An excellent use of light.
Are you sure you got to the showSmileSmileSmileWink

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Nov 2011 11:51AM
Very well spotted and captured, Andrew, the geese make this image so much more special.
I have a new toy to play with now, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 digital camera, wonder how long it will be before I am as confident with using it as I am my OllySadGrin Carol
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 12:08PM
Very well seen, Andrew, a good still-life taken on the fly.

I see the vodka was distilled in France. We once showed (but did not offer) vodka distilled in England to some Russian friends, They laughed . . . .

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 12:13PM
love the comp brilliant detail and light andrew top shot Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1912 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 12:56PM
Prefer this to orchids any day... Wink
Excellent b&w, cold and crisp. Like a good vodka...
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Nov 2011 1:03PM
I'll have to look for that bottle of Vodka while down here in Arizona. Booze is soooo cheap down here. About less than half of home, Canada. I do like the picture on the bottle of the geese, a great shot. Just looked at what my husband just bought, Skyy Vodka, 1.75 litre for $17.00, does that sound good to you?............Sandy
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
17 Nov 2011 1:19PM
Wonderful still life, Andrew. I just love those flying geese of the LH bottle. Congratulations of that well deserved GEA.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 1:57PM
A big congrats on that well deserved award
love the image and still have a grin on my face with your writeup
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 2:04PM
Excellent image Andrew - and congrats on the GEA!! Just love those geese!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 2:36PM
Wonderful use of light Andrew.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 4:03PM
An excellent mono Andrew, lovely detail captured.

PS: you can now get up off your knees!! WinkWink
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 5:08PM
Very clever use of light Andrew, with excellent b&w tones. Carole
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Nov 2011 6:27PM
Sharp and clear, a very enviable image!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Nov 2011 6:45PM
Your spirits must be sky high after that GEA Andrew, it looks like you've mastered your new camera already
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 10:32PM
I really like the lighting in this one Andrew, brilliant capture and well deserved GEC.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
22 Nov 2011 8:46AM

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