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photoblog image Sunrise with seagull, Ranish

Sunrise with seagull, Ranish

I was thinking I was quite lucky being able to get the sun in shot through the dawn haze, when this seagull landed on the calm loch surface and completed the image!
The colour is pretty genuine (scanned from a transparency) and taken about  4am!
Does anyone out there know of a sharpening program that doesn't give you this ghastly edge of reverse contrast which spoils scans (this was done in Photoshop- my scanner's own is worse!)

Sunrise with seagull, Ranish

I was thinking I was quite lucky being able to get the sun in shot through the dawn haze, when this seagull landed on the calm loch surface and completed the image!
The colour is pretty genuine (scanned from a transparency) and taken about  4am!
Does anyone out there know of a sharpening program that doesn't give you this ghastly edge of reverse contrast which spoils scans (this was done in Photoshop- my scanner's own is worse!)

comments (15)

  • mal
  • 26 Mar 2007, 01:01
i shall look at this again in the morning David! but this is fantastic. mal
David from the Hebrides: One AM- you'll be asleep at the wheel tomorrow! Thanks Mal.
Stunning David, absolutely stunning! Did the midges have their pint of blood? grin

I witnessed these colours over the waters between Skye and Rasaay at some similar time and you know what, I'd left all my gear in the car boot! It was too late by the time I got outside. So I got myself all organised for the following morning -3.30am to be sure and it was mist and cloud and grey and bucket fulls of midges!
David from the Hebrides: Thank you, Jose- oh yes! I had to suffer to get this shot! grin
You surely didn't expect the same weather on two consecutive days in the Hebrides?! Come back and try again! smile
I really like this ..
David from the Hebrides: Thank you for looking in, Shakara!
  • Petra
  • 26 Mar 2007, 09:43
nothing to add.....really beautiful David!!!
David from the Hebrides: Thank you very much, Petra- sorry for the delay- broadband problems!
What a gorgeous, gorgeous photo. Stunning!
David from the Hebrides: Thank you for your kind words, Mary- it is such an enticing place that these photo-opportunities seem to crop up most days!
the seagull makes the shot for me.it is a stunning shot.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks, Mike- I was so lucky, but I was being eaten alive by the midges, so maybe I deserved some luck!
Sorry for delay in replying- broadband problems!
Wonderful! The colors drew me in but the photograph is incredible!
David from the Hebrides: Apologies for delay in replying- broadband problems here!
Thank you for your kind comment, and yes that was the colour at 4am! It went quite boring as soon as the sun broke past the haze.
You have a set of lovely crisp images on your archive too- I like their directness and simplicity.
Fantastic shot - absolutely love the colours.
David from the Hebrides: Sorry for the delay in replying- I'm just doing too many thing at once here, and none of them well!
Thank you for your kind words Bernie.
Stunning shot, David!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 26 Mar 2007, 16:10
It really is stunning, David. Calm, serene, peaceful. The color tones and silhouettes are just lovely!
David from the Hebrides: Sorry for the delay in replying to your kind words, Ginnie- very busy and broadband problems have me in a spin!
Yes, the atmosphere at this spot on such flat calm days is, as you say, very serene and one feels very "at one" with nature.
The ideal post card !! Great tones and colours.
Really Wonderfull David !!!
  • Ellie
  • 26 Mar 2007, 23:32
Absolutely superb. smile

Nature is truly magnificent and does its best to make up for all the cold, foggy days
David from the Hebrides: How true, Ellie- standing at this spot at 4am in absolutely flat calm and complete silence with only the scent of fresh sea and the pine trees (just behind me!) makes me very grateful for the gift of life- I intend to use every second of it to the full!
What can I say? Stunning shot!
David from the Hebrides: Thank you for looking in and your comment!
  • Abi
  • 11 Apr 2007, 11:46
I think I will like to write a poem for this

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