Don York, PPSA  

Happy Face by Don York, PPSA

January 2020 - Happy Face

About the Image(s)

Attached is my January submission, entitled "Happy Face", although it is debatable how happy he was with me. The image of the alligator was taken in St Augustine Florida. I used my SONY Alpha 7 at 1/500 sec, f 6.3 and ISO 320 with a Sigma telephoto lens set at 460 mm and hand held.

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8 comments posted

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
I like the low key treatment of this image. The reflections of the teeth in the provide impact and interest for me. The shiney reflections on the skin and the surrounding dark background make this image pop. Was any artificial light involved?   Posted: 01/08/2020 13:08:35

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I can't envision an alligator as happy. I see it as threatening, and that feeling is emphasized to me by the high contrast. Excellent!   Posted: 01/08/2020 17:29:40

Don York   Don York
NO ARTIFICIAL LIGHT USED.   Posted: 01/09/2020 14:40:22

John Roach   John Roach
Excellent in all regards.   Posted: 01/09/2020 21:45:38

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
Yes, happy - not! An excellent photo, enhanced by the crop and the reflection, especially of the teeth. Could you highlight an eye so that it looks like he's spotted you and fancies lunch?   Posted: 01/13/2020 17:12:42
John Roach   John Roach
I had to laugh again when I stopped by today....can't see anything happy about a gator.   Posted: 01/17/2020 07:32:05

Interesting image and I liked the double headed gator. The reflection on water is forming an interesting perspective. Crop is good with the diagonal formed by the gator. Good texture and details on the subject.   Posted: 01/19/2020 07:56:25

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
The contrast is rather extreme, but on this image I like it. No suggestions, well done.   Posted: 01/29/2020 23:23:08