Peter Elliston  

Dawn Flypast by Peter Elliston

January 2022 - Dawn Flypast

About the Image(s)

I will come clean about this image which I have created for a club competition which has the theme of ‘Almost mono’ meaning that it is not a black and white image with just a single colour popped out but an image in which one or a couple of colours dominate. They certainly know how to test us in my club! So this is a shot of a very dramatic dawn sky a few weeks ago taken on my iPhone. It could not be resisted. The other shot of the birds was taken some time previously - ten years ago actually on a Panasonic camera - and I thought just maybe I could combine them for a shot for the competition. Even if it doesn’t get anywhere it was fun to do but depending on your feedback I may not even enter it!

6 comments posted

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Nice blending of two photos. Good luck in the competition.   Posted: 01/10/2022 19:44:39

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
The sky is awesome and the birds definitely add some interest. Hope the judges like it.   Posted: 01/11/2022 07:59:38

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I love the colors and the silhouettes. If I was putting the two images together, I would consider a few changes. The diagonal leading line of the birds takes my eye out of the image. Perhaps crop out the top three birds, and move the remaining birds a little lower and right to visually balance the building on the left. Let us know your decision on competing and how you did.   Posted: 01/16/2022 07:08:00

Marisa Fang   Marisa Fang

This is an amazing photo. The colorful clouds are awesome! The birds above the roof are the finishing touch. - Marisa   Posted: 01/18/2022 21:40:22

John Hackett   John Hackett
A terrific sky that you had to take and keep for use on the right subject. Your bit of fun has produced an interesting picture.   Posted: 01/19/2022 03:50:13

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Peter you found an amazing sky for these birds and the silhouetted house. Some of our newer programs have added features to add birds to the sky, even add sky to the birds! Perhaps those birds thought that the antenna was a large
dragonfly and were going in for the feast??

Good luck in the competition and keep us posted as to how it did. . .   Posted: 01/19/2022 15:42:44


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