Kathleen Townsend  

Beach Master by Kathleen Townsend

November 2020 - Beach Master

About the Image(s)

I took it in June2020 from the 17th floor of a hotel balcony. I created it with my Nikon 3400 I used My 18-135 mm zoom and the settings were F7.1 at 1/1600s ISO 400
I cropped it in photo shop and brought up the contrast.

I noticed the Pelicans were cruising by the hotel and going down the beach and returning with regularity.
I wanted to see if I could record their flight as they flew level with my lofty perch, (at 238ft)
So I positioned my self on the balcony to try and catch them and was lucky enough to get one with the bird in focus. I did not notice the sunbathers till later.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
An interesting beach photo. Those pelicans are so much fun to photograph. I think the attached photo would have been a better catch. There's just too much distance between the people and the pelican.   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:35:58
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Judy Burr   Judy Burr
Karen, I would love to know how you did that move! I am guessing you selected it and moved it, but I have trouble doing that. It does make a a more interesting image.
  Posted: 11/16/2020 15:39:53

Kathleen Townsend   Kathleen Townsend
Thanks for fixing my photo.... I agree but did not have the expertise to do that!   Posted: 11/12/2020 16:05:44

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I think your image has nice coloring and clarity, but the composition could be better. I like the idea of this image but I have to agree with Karen that there's too much space between the bird and the people. I like the way Karen changed a "fly by" to a "fly over".   Posted: 11/14/2020 14:17:02

Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
Fun and difficult shot to get the focus spot on. Composing on a flying bird is no small task, I think the people add to the story - I would try to crop the empty space on top and the change from Karen works well for me too. nicely done!   Posted: 11/15/2020 22:49:34

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
I also love pelicans and you got a good shot. I think it would be better if you just had the pelican or do what Karen did--easier said than done for me! It makes me want to go through my pelican pictures form FL in Feb. --that will be our only trip this year! :-(   Posted: 11/16/2020 15:42:01