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Sky and Sea 1

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Sky and Sea (by ElDave)

And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he
Was tyrannous and strong :
He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
And chased us south along.

With sloping masts and dipping prow,
As who pursued with yell and blow
Still treads the shadow of his foe,
And forward bends his head,
The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast,
The southward aye we fled.

-Excerpt from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The figure is the Jackal King, made by McFarlane Toys. I picked him up at KB Toys, but you may have a little trouble doing the same. I'm sure you can find him on Amazon or eBay?

All I did for this was set the figure down into the sands of Lake Michigan and snap shot after shot as the waves rolled over and around. Processing in Photoshop involved a quick contrast tweak to make all the cool details stand out. I think that's all I've got today. I just really, really like how this turned out. Oh hey, if you were so inclined, you can order prints of this photo HERE.

Yo ho ho and a bottle of EXIF:

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 37 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

File Size: 6.6 MB
File Type: JPEG
MIME Type: image/jpeg
Image Width: 3888
Image Height: 2592
Encoding Process: Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample: 8
Color Components: 3
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date and Time (Modified): 2009:06:06 22:16:24
YCbCr Positioning: Co-sited
Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
Date and Time (Original): 2009:06:05 18:23:55-05:00
Date and Time (Digitized): 2009:06:05 18:23:55
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Color Space: sRGB
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4433.29532497149 dpi
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4453.60824742268 dpi
Custom Rendered: Normal
Exposure Mode: Auto
White Balance: Manual
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Compression: JPEG (old-style)
Global Angle: 30
Global Altitude: 30
Copyright Flag: False
Photoshop Quality: 12
Photoshop Format: Standard
Progressive Scans: 3 Scans
XMPToolkit: Adobe XMP Core 4.1-c036 46.276720, Mon Feb 19 2007 22:40:08
Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
Metadata Date: 2009:06:06 22:16:24-05:00
Creator Tool: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Format: image/jpeg
Color Mode: 3
ICCProfile Name: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Viewing Conditions Illuminant Type: D50
Measurement Observer: CIE 1931
Measurement Flare: 0.999%
Measurement Illuminant: D65
Color Transform: YCbCr
Flash Return: No return detection
Flash Mode: Off
Flash Function: False
Flash Red Eye Mode: False

Be good,

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1 Reply to "Sky and Sea"

Fengschwing on August 1, 2009 at 6:46 AM

Easily my fave pic of yours, dynamic and creepy all at once.