Bob Shor  

The Bite at Dusk by Bob Shor

August 2022 - The Bite at Dusk

About the Image(s)

I took this image at dusk in Westhampton Beach, Long Island. I used live photo mode and grabbed the frame I liked best from the video clip (I tried taking a burst of photos at first, but didn't get anything I liked). I edited in snapseed for tone and color and then brought into the app distressed FX+ to add some texture (and the two birds, which weren't in the original picture).

5 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
There's nice dusk light in this, Bob, and the two birds are just right.
When you mention the app distressed FX, is that what we're seeing in the brush on the left? If so, that part doesn't quite work for me, as the rest of the image looks realistic. Overall, a nice moment.   Posted: 08/03/2022 14:25:31

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Thanks for sharing the image, Bob. I have the app distressed Fx on my phone, but I used for flowers image most of the time. The pose of the fisherman, the birds flying in the photo is the highlight in this photo, plus the color of the sunset makes for a very beautiful picture. Well done. Thanks   Posted: 08/04/2022 20:25:56

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
The birds add a lot to this nice peaceful sunset image. Lighting is just right to show good detail and color.   Posted: 08/10/2022 11:08:06

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Hi Bob,
The dusk time gives the scene a beautiful color. The S-curve in composition creates a leading line and keeps the viewers engage to the image for a longer period of time. The bush where the fisherman stands and the condos in the further distance give me a sense of an awesome fishing spot for leisure not far from home.
I am impressed that you selected the image from the frame in live photo mode, and it's very sharp. The texture from the app Distressed Fx has transformed the scene into an artwork. The addition of two birds in post processing is a nice choice. It indicates that they are trying to catch fish in that area too. It's a well designed image, and I don't have any suggestion for improvement.   Posted: 08/11/2022 00:22:46

Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Very nice. Birds are great. Texture to taste - I like it. Colors are rich and natural. Only suggestion is to tighten up the left 1/3 of the frame to highlight the fisherman and birds. Well done.   Posted: 08/14/2022 14:47:46


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