Header Challenge: Black and White

From July 24, 2011

By the light of the room I'm in at the moment, this color photo could pass for black and white. I like when that happens.  The subject of the photo is what it is at the same time it is an abstraction of itself because the light says so.  Here the fisherman is in stark contrast with the radiant dawn light rolling in with the waves.  He is nothing, but he believes the ocean will bring him gifts if only he shows up and tries.  He is very likely correct.

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous Sandy...the ambiance is exquisite!

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  2. It glistens! I love that the ocean is so vast and we are small by comparison.

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  3. absolute stunners!!

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  4. This is a great picture. The lighting is superb.

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  5. a wonderful mix of light, shadows and the dark fisherman. Awesome photo.

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  6. Heavenly!



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  7. Superb capture, Sandy! Love your composition with the light and the dark, the fisherman! Awesome!

    Sylvia

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  8. Great photo. I love those moments when the world seems to be black and white.

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  9. Beautiful!! I love "seeing" black and white! Perfect
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. Great photo. I love the way you put it that the subject is an abstraction of itself. It is all about the light.

    And the subject of fishing, you only have a chance of a catch them if you show up and put your hook in the water, and even then it may not work. That is why they call it fishing and not "catching."

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  11. I don't always comment, but I look at EVERY photo you take in the summer at Topsail. They are absolutely gorgeous. I copied and saved this one to use as my screensaver. I put your name on it. If not okay...please let me know.

    I love your work!!

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  12. Beautiful! And the most important is to "show up."

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  13. great photo, check out my stormy clouds from nevada in my blog today...

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  14. Sandy, like the BW Gull Header and the post pic is great - oh to be beside the sea.

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  15. Tranquil seaside shot with the gull soaring overhead beautiful!

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  16. What a good capture of the Laughing Gull. That sky blue background really sets off the black and white of the gull. They are so handsome in their breeding plummage. I like the second photo of the fisherman too. I was surprised that it wasn't b&w.

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  17. Both your header and this picture are wonderful -- I like it when the light does that too. (Tho my pics are distincly amateur efforts compared to all you challenge pros!)

    We loved the laughing gulls, which we discovered when we spent our first winter in Texas.

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  18. Having the fisherman in the picture makes the whole thing look dramatic.

    BTW... I love the mermaid in the picture below. Really lovely!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  19. Sandy: Nicely done, love the seagull and the ocean scene. Great minds think alike, did a similar morning scene.

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  20. Anonymous5:38 PM

    What an amazing picture ! How wonderfully able to be applied to life itself.

    Please have a good Thursday you all.

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  21. Love it! I too love it when this happens, such a perfect moment. :)

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  22. Anonymous10:32 PM

    Beautiful photo ... love the water in the full moon, at sunset and sunrise ... great job!

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  23. MMM I like your take on B&W I was very pleased when I saw it, but I really like this beach scene. I like the subtle color with the dark figure. Calming.

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  24. That is one beautiful picture!

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  25. A fascinating scenery, Sandy. I like the darkness together with the sparkling of the water.

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  26. This is an exquisite photograph. You really should bblow it up, frame it and hang it. I admire how you can see the big in front of you. It's a wonderful gift.

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