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This photograph consists of merely trees, birds, and clouds. Despite this relatively barren palette of objects, the photograph, made in South Carolina, captures...
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This photograph consists of merely trees, birds, and clouds. Despite this relatively barren palette of objects, the photograph, made in South Carolina, captures the feeling of serenity evoked by a simple life.
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Staff Winter Selection 2015
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Outstanding Creativity
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
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Magnificent Capture
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Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 20 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 20 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 30 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 30 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 20 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
A World In Black And White Photo ContestTop 30 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
The Emerging Talent AwardsTop 20 class
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 30 class

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in South Carolina, on the coast. I had been walking over the dunes and turned around to see the sunset and managed to capture these birds in flight.
Time
It was just before sunset when I too this photo.
Lighting
Oddly enough, I'm glad that it was pretty overcast that day. The clouds made for a better silhouette and focus on the seagulls than a sunset would have.
Equipment
I used a Sony DSC-HX10V with manual controls to capture this moment.
Inspiration
This photo was a fluke- there was no plan, just a beautiful moment and I'm glad that I was quick enough to capture it.
Editing
Saturation was turned down and contrast was turned up a bit, but there was nothing too invasive in the process.
In my camera bag
Just my camera and nothing else. I hope to someday have enough equipment to warrant a bag, but I'm not there yet.
Feedback
Just always keep your eyes peeled and never be afraid to click the shutter. Some photos require a lot of deliberate composition, but this was a quick-pull that you cannot plan for.

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