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The arrival of the birds
The arrival of the birds
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Challenge: Retro (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Pentax K-x
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Pentax
Location: Cottelsloe beach
Date: Jul 21, 2013
Galleries: Vintage, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2013

A candid of some excitable children on a windy blustery day at the beach, actually about half an hour after this, we had a severe storm!
Oh and the birds did I mention them, yes phenomenal. When we got to the beach, they were all just sitting on the beach all facing the same way, then when this family came along they decided to fly, it was breathtaking, I had my camera ready and shot about 5 or 6 quick snaps, this was the best one. So you could almost call it a snapshot if you wish!

I have to admit, I'm rather fond of this image..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqoANESQ4cQ

Title comes from the above band 'The Cinematic Orchestra'. 'The arrival of the birds' is up there with one of my fave songs from them, they play some of the finest music you will ever listen to, it inspires me uplifts me, and it's just an overall gorgeous piece of music, do yourself a favour click on the link and play it OVER and OVER again!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.7229
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5306
Views since voting: 1426
Views during voting: 198
Votes: 83
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/31/2013 04:08:46 PM
I very much enjoy this, perfect ambiance.
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07/30/2013 04:05:22 PM
Another add to your collection :) nicely done Anita
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07/30/2013 07:11:10 AM
Lovely finish and image,Congrats.
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07/29/2013 02:32:03 PM
Love the faded and time worn postcard from the past. Nice job, Anita.
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07/29/2013 11:02:29 AM
Just your style, beautiful :)
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07/29/2013 10:14:03 AM
The composition and movement is stunning. The birds are origami like, totally amazing. I did think of Hitchcock first.
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07/29/2013 09:30:40 AM
Color was a great choice. Warmth, depth, movement...beautiful.
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07/29/2013 08:31:07 AM
Congratz Anita...It was my fave for the blue as I said.
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07/29/2013 05:01:40 AM
Congrats on the high mark Anita. Fantastic image. I gave it a 9- it was perhaps my favourite of the challenge.
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07/29/2013 04:32:16 AM
First: congrats on the HM, beautiful image and processing. I do like the coloured one best; It gives a wider view and I think the sky is much more powerful in that one.
Second: thanks for that music link, beautiful music, definitely going to listen more to this orchestra.
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07/29/2013 01:56:30 AM
Congrats on HM, tied for my highest vote for the challenge! :)
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07/29/2013 01:44:14 AM
super postcard! like both versions.
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07/29/2013 12:36:33 AM
Originally posted by bohemka:

Love The Cinematic Orchestra! I was a huge fan about a decade ago and have seen them live. I think Man with a Movie Camera is one of the more creative pieces of work I've witnessed. Thanks for the reference!


I love that band more than words can say, sigh!
07/29/2013 12:28:06 AM
Love The Cinematic Orchestra! I was a huge fan about a decade ago and have seen them live. I think Man with a Movie Camera is one of the more creative pieces of work I've witnessed. Thanks for the reference!
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07/29/2013 12:17:57 AM
This is beautiful!
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07/29/2013 12:15:07 AM
Congrats on the HM Anita. Lovely image and beautiful retro look.
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07/29/2013 12:08:12 AM
Glad to see this was yours; my favorite of the challenge. We are hanging out together.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2013 11:52:04 PM
uncanny processing. and the birds are phenomenal.

I'm hanging you in my fantasy art gallery:

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07/28/2013 11:40:57 PM
In color this works for me, though Hitchcock may prefer b/w. Splendid.
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07/28/2013 11:23:38 PM
Gorgeous! Looks like a 50's postcard.
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07/26/2013 10:50:06 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment and bump up.

There is something very 'down the shore' about this capture. The border works on this one - making it feel like a cross between an old photograph in a scrapbook and a polaroid. The image grain, the shift in colors due to age, and the water stains project the idea that this as a well loved captured memory of a day at the beach. Nicely done.
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07/23/2013 07:50:56 PM
This one appeals to me the most. Love the atmosphere. My top pick for the blue ribbon. 10
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07/23/2013 01:40:17 PM
Great shot and excellent overlay. Great job.
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07/22/2013 09:21:32 PM
This is my favorite of this challenge.
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07/22/2013 12:53:37 PM
This image feels very alive. I love how the birds' motions are complemented by the kids. Processing is just right, wonderful tones and the overlay is very seamlessly blended. The only thing I don't like is the distracting stark white border. I understand you were probably simulating a polaroid but I think it would have been much better if it was off-white with a very slight yellow or brown tint. 9
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07/22/2013 11:42:03 AM
Love the clothing of the people, that works well with the scene/mood.
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