Dark end of the Wall

Posted by Susan (Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States) on 9 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

This is a darker section of Wyland's 99th Whaling Wall, depicting the depths of the ocean, where coral reefs are in such danger......and the sky that night had the same sense of foreboding....


Catherine Biagini from ARLES, France

oh que c'est beau ! 5 étoiles ! ce ciel !!! cet éclairage !!! c'est magnifique !

félicitations !!

9 Jun 2009 6:37am

@Catherine Biagini: Merci beaucoup, vous remercions de vos commentaires

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Now I would like to use WOW :)
I like those colours especially!

9 Jun 2009 7:45am

@Leena: thanks much Leena......

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Hard to think of South Florida as dark and brooding, but you have pulled it off.

9 Jun 2009 2:49pm

@john4jack: Oh, it's been dark & brooding for about a month now, with heavy thunderstorms every day.....welcome respite, tho.....

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a title that fits perfectly at this picture susan, the athmosphere is fantastic!

9 Jun 2009 3:48pm

@marc battault: thanks much marc.....xxooxx

peter from new york, United States

a stunning hdr susan! you really captured the feeling of danger here. this wall is so interesting : )

9 Jun 2009 3:48pm

@peter: Thanks much Peter..... yes, this wall is quite interesting....so far, you've seen part of one end, and the middle....there's full panel sharks, manatees and dolphins down at the other end..... I'll have to get some more shots and see if I can show you all what the whole thing looks like!!

Tony Duque from Raleigh, United States

Oh, wow!... awesome picture, Susan!... it certainly captures the very dynamic sky present that night. Very foreboding, to be sure. I'm curious to know: was there a time earlier in that sunset event, when the clouds flashed more color? This suggest maybe there was more color earlier. But, given that it was a stormy afternoon and evening and your plan was to do a night shoot, you may not know. This really benefited from hdr, too. Thanks for sharing your terrific picture with us!

9 Jun 2009 4:10pm

@Tony Duque: Thanks much Tony, for your more than kind words......Actually, there was not really more color for the sunset, cause at sunset, it was still thundering and lightening out there I think.....this was basically all the color there was afterwards....

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

That is just incredible, it has such a surreal look and feel to it. The right hand side of the shot, looks like the wall and sky are one. I think a tighter crop, excluding the trees, the light and the bit of pavement in the left corner, could add more drama to the shot.

Great work 5 Starts

9 Jun 2009 6:56pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks so much Graham...... and I see what you mean about the crop....think I'll try it and see how it looks!!!

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

This is a terrific hdr photo Susan! You captured the clouds with an amazing way and at the same time the wall is glooming with light! Brilliant photo...!!!!

9 Jun 2009 7:33pm

@dkc: Thanks so much Dimitris......appreciate your kind words!!!

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

5 stars for this it is truly amazing WOW

9 Jun 2009 9:09pm

@jamesy: Thanks much Deb...appreciate it!!

bronzebilly u.k. from Barry,Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Such a dynamite image Susan..great technique and presentation..guess what's coming(check your e-mail,pal)
..you've guessed,yes it's the Billy Oscar of the day...be proud..!!
This shot is right up my street,pal..:-
Great tool,pal..

9 Jun 2009 11:18pm

@bronzebilly u.k.: I love my new Billy Oscar!!!! glad you liked that crazy guy!!! I found the shot of his whole body, so I may do another one.......

Dawn Bayer from Whitehall, United States

Love the dramatic sky!! Great pic! : )

10 Jun 2009 1:00am

@Dawn Bayer: Thanks much Dawn.....appreciate it!!

Sarah from Switzerland

Truly stunning.

10 Jun 2009 9:25am

@Sarah: Thanks so much!!! Appreciate it!!

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot

10 Jun 2009 10:24am

@Saeed Rasoulof: Thank you!!! Appreciate you visiting, and commenting!!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


10 Jun 2009 3:34pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks very much!!! Appreciate your visit!!

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Great image with fantastic processing.

10 Jun 2009 3:37pm

@Cricket-Tammy: Thank you again!!! HDR programs are tons of fun!!!

Jet from Western WA, United States

beautiful capture here, Susan, the way the colours in the wall translate up into the sky - wow! And i like the way the palms at the far left give it some scale (and no, not all my spare time on your photos, but i did have to stop somewhere and get something else done ;-)

17 Jun 2009 9:13pm

@Jet: glad you liked these wall shots..... i love going back out there to look at it!!

Martin from North Platte, United States

wow you should be very proud of your portfilio here, just amazinf shots lined up one after the other. Im in awe.
Something diff about some of them, the softness and colors, just cant put my finger on what it is exactly? care to share your secret? :) Regardless, your very talented, love it!

5 Jan 2010 6:33pm

@Martin: Oh Martin, you're makin my head swell!!!! The only thing I can think of is that a lot of the shots are hdr....familiar with that? If not, check out stuckincustoms.com....trey ratcliff has a wonderful tutorial out there, taught me everything I know about it!! Nice to meet ya, and thanks for checking out my blog!!

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