Whale watchers

By ColleenA
Good morning,
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and votes on my upload of Hermanus yesterday, I am so glad you are finding my beautiful country interesting.
Another big thank you to Sue (Sue118), Jukka (Kuvailija) and Kathryn (Kathrynloise) for their UA's....so valued.

Something completely different from me today....
As it was the Annual whale watchers carnival this weekend there were hundreds of people out on the clifftops looking out for whales with binnoculars and camera's. This image turned out to be one of my favourites as the sun had just come up and he was silhouetted against the bright light. I took quite a few different exposures until I was satisfied with the effect. My other versions are of more whale watchers from the previous afternoon.
V8.....There was one couple who were only interested in each other, all the wild flowers are out in the Cape at present, they are surrounded by them ....GrinGrinGrin
Have a great day

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 5:52AM
A fascinating series from which V1 is the outstanding one for me.

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
25 Sep 2013 6:02AM
Avery beautiful set of pictures v2 and v6 are outstanding ones.
25 Sep 2013 6:05AM
A wonderful set Colleen. V1 my favourite, brilliant image, love the lighting GrinGrin

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
25 Sep 2013 6:29AM
V.1 is magical, Colleen, a fine set of images. It looks cold, though, how lively to see all the wild flowers in bloom. Carol
25 Sep 2013 6:43AM
V1is a great shot Colleen, great atmosphere and enough left in the shade to make the mind wotprk harder. Nice shot great picture. Smile

General comment to all readers: why does the rule of one photo a day always get broke. I know we all have lots of fantastic shot to show the world! But why break the rule! No insult or bad feeling intended. Just my viewSmile
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
25 Sep 2013 6:53AM
Why use my upload to voice your displeasure, rather send us rule breakers a pm....would you rather me spend a year on the same subject....boring...
My suggestion...just look at V1 and move on...better for your blood pressure and general well being
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 7:13AM
Interesting images Colleen - I do like to see additional images - it gives us an insight into that person daily life.
V1 is superb - you got the lighting spot on. Smile

25 Sep 2013 7:15AM
I especially like V2 but it is a great series showing a very interesting "other side"

jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
25 Sep 2013 7:19AM
Cracking set of images, even from the thumbnail V1 stands out as a quality capture.................John
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 7:22AM
Super set and V1 is my fav.SmileSmile
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
25 Sep 2013 7:26AM
A thrilling picture V1.
I'll enjoy getting to the rest later and personally I look forward to seeing anything Carol is willing to show us.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
25 Sep 2013 7:32AM
Thanks Peter, but my name is ColleenGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
25 Sep 2013 7:34AM
No. 1 really stands out amongst this fine set of images.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
25 Sep 2013 7:34AM
When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was one of those amazing sculptures in Britain of the men standing in the seaSmile V1 is magical Colleen - and the rest I know so well having walked those paths and looked for the perfect sighting Smile Wise advice given to Jeddahknight Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 7:44AM
What an intriguing set.
Reminds me of train spotting over here.....
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 7:51AM
A great set of candids Colleen, but my vote is for V1, a excellent captureSmile

Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 8:03AM
A great all round set of images Colleen, Grin I will have to be with the majority V1
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
25 Sep 2013 8:13AM

Quote:Thanks Peter, but my name is ColleenGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Yes, I did know and now realise it was a joke in bad taste.
Won't do it again.
Teach me to post silly remarks while I'm still asleep.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
25 Sep 2013 8:20AM
No offence PeterGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 8:45AM
Whilst the set has been wonderfully observed, captured and collated it is image one which really stand out against the crowd. A superb composition, and one which I rather admire. "Wish it were mine..."

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
25 Sep 2013 9:34AM
A wonderful set of images of which V1 is my favourite Colleen
25 Sep 2013 9:50AM
I'll be brief: SUPERB!!!!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards Valery
25 Sep 2013 10:04AM
Love V1 and glad you showed all the Versions/ Variances, after just traveling to SA loved seeing them all.Janene: ::
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
25 Sep 2013 10:05AM
Nice set but v1 is outstanding. Beautiful mood and light
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Sep 2013 10:20AM
It sums up all the sea means to me, watching the timeless waves, spray and light. Beautiful and well composed.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 10:25AM
The set tells the story - if we weren't allowed to add extras the facility wouldn't be there.
It is also useful if we need affirmation about which variation please most people.
I love V1 with the silhouette and the shimmering sea.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
25 Sep 2013 10:33AM
Having a WhaleWink of a time Colleen.
25 Sep 2013 11:17AM
for sure it has to be V1 Colleen as I'm sure you already know really nice one

25 Sep 2013 11:19AM
Wonderful series...V1 is my favourite Grin
a beautiful set i will go for the peace full no 4 very natural....

V1 is a stunner Colleen, and thank you for sharing ALL your versions, as is your/our choice... GrinGrin

Lynette Grin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
25 Sep 2013 1:10PM
I like V8 Colleen for a behind the scene look at things !!
Good set.
9 10 10 England
25 Sep 2013 1:24PM
So lovely to see your beautiful scenery Colleen and people enjoying themselves (V8!). V1 is a very beautiful image - silhouette, mist, light, sparkle on the water - you name it it's there.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
25 Sep 2013 2:22PM
Looks a lovely place to explore, Colleen, and what more could you wish for than to be by the seaside watching whales (or anything else!) swimming by Wink A great set telling a story, but V1 stands out on it's own Smile
Trev Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
25 Sep 2013 2:24PM

Quote:V1is a great shot Colleen, great atmosphere and enough left in the shade to make the mind wotprk harder. Nice shot great picture. Smile

General comment to all readers: why does the rule of one photo a day always get broke. I know we all have lots of fantastic shot to show the world! But why break the rule! No insult or bad feeling intended. Just my viewSmile

What rule? Any ePZ member can upload as many variants as he/she likes, so what's the problem with Jeddahknight 111?
Ayoob 7 Australia
25 Sep 2013 2:40PM
Great set of image......Grin
25 Sep 2013 3:27PM
V1 is Excellent at least, like many members have of course already noticed . The composition and the mist, and the whole atmosphere are all fantastic. V2 is very fine too,like allthe others, but because that V1 is so superb,they do not shine as much! But all in all, Fantastic, Colleen. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
25 Sep 2013 3:41PM
V1 is an amazing shot - I love it. Looking forward to following you on your travels wherever you go next (in a photographic sense that is - not planning on stalking you)!!! I love the way you involve us in your life and surroundings and make our lives better for it! I'm also very much enjoying your excellent wit and sense of humour and today, the feisty side of you made me think 'way to go girl'!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 3:41PM
Great collection they are all special in their own right,

Ali SmileSmile
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 3:45PM
Hi Colleen I love the tones light and colour in V1 it's a outstanding image that would be enough to please anyone. At the same time I understand the others give some background to what the photographer is seeing. V1 not only outshines the other images but a lot of today's uploads.
Regards John.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
25 Sep 2013 4:15PM
A great series of Images Colleen!! V1 is exceptional!!
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
25 Sep 2013 4:56PM
Colleen I love this set verry much,and there were many people thereSmile
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 5:05PM
A lovely set & esp. V1
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 Sep 2013 5:17PM
The whole point of having versions is to allow more than ome shot to be posted on any one day, so you have sone nothing amiss as far as I am aware.
And what a fine set documenting the watchers but there's no doubt in my mind that V 1 takes a lot of beating.......beautiful light expertly captured at thatbtime of day.
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
25 Sep 2013 5:18PM

Quote: not planning on stalking you)!!!

I was.
Then spent 48 hours up a tree with lions waiting to eat me.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 6:00PM
An interesting and enjoyable set, but v1 is an outstanding image in its own right.Smile

25 Sep 2013 6:03PM
Every one a winner Colleen especially V2 . Well capturedSmileSmile
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 6:56PM
V1 stands out for me Colleen.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
25 Sep 2013 6:59PM
V1 is the one that really stands out here, Colleen, as many others have already stated. A great image to experiment with in B&W...so many possibilities.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 7:49PM
Hi Colleen, cracking set of shots, i really like V1, but on saying that the rest are great too
25 Sep 2013 8:10PM
What an interesting set Colleen, V1 superb, well done..Lin
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
25 Sep 2013 8:41PM
A superb series lass.

25 Sep 2013 8:44PM
A wonderful set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
25 Sep 2013 9:05PM
Beautiful images, Colleen, especially V1!
Potra 5 Venezuela
25 Sep 2013 9:43PM
V1 is absolutely spectacular Colleen! I liked V7 and V2.
Great set, I really like the effort you put collecting, choosing and organizing the whole set.
25 Sep 2013 9:50PM
Great set Colleen but V1 for me although I do like the couple having a whale of a time! Or has someone else said that. Cathy
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
26 Sep 2013 1:15AM
V1 andV7 for me. Great set of shots.
26 Sep 2013 4:21AM
V 7 shows the magnitude of the event.
Great set of images, Colleen. Is this this tip of Africa?

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
26 Sep 2013 5:26AM
No Peter, up from the tip on the Indian ocean side.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 6:16AM
V2, V4, and V8... Nice!
All others are great and most impressive event captured! Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Oct 2013 6:39PM
V1 is definitely the stand out shot and the perfect choice as the lead

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