Thursday, June 4, 2009

Skywatch Thursday #47 - One More Relay Picture

This was a spur of the moment shot while I was out walking during the Relay last Friday evening. It was the only sunset one I got. I was busy facepainting for most of the daylight hours.

I was surprised by the sun's rays in it and decided to use it for Skywatch.

I played with the cropping to take out Patti's forehead in the lower right corner, but there's something about the picture that I didn't care for. I can't put my finger on it though. I'll let you decide which one you like.

Sunset at the Relay - Uncropped

Cropped Photo

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29 comments:

James said...

Very neat. I like the shadowy effect.

Denise said...

Wonderful image, you did well on cropping the photo.

Cezar and Léia said...

Outstanding picture!
I loved the firs shot!
Léia

Gaelyn said...

I thinks it's wonderful either way. Love the sun rays.

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful photos.

Good place to take photos.

Annie said...

I put a photo like this in a competition once,and the judge said I should have left the person out of it!! Don't know whether you think that is the problem or not?

Just sayin'

;-)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Those are great shot looks like a shinning star

chrome3d said...

I don´t mind the uncropped version but it´s the cropped version that really shows the rays of the sun, which make a whole lot of difference.

Naturegirl said...

I like the second photo.
In the first although you cropped I see a pole coming out of his head perhaps that is what disturbs you..anyway..the second is my favorite! Happy SWF viewing!

Sara Chapman said...

Very, very nice. Actually, I prefer the cropped version, seems simpler and more dramatic. Good shot!

Small City Scenes said...

They both look ok. the main focus is the sun and I really didn't notice the head until you mentioned it. I would have sooner or later. MB

Love the kindergarten pic. MB

Eric(NL) said...

This realy SKYWATCHING!!!, very nice!!!

Have a nice Skywatch Friday

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Wow, love the rays in both versions!

P-TER said...

Great picture ! ! !
Amazing with the light!
Gr.
P-TER

Carol said...

Nice skywatch with the rays...I like the cropped version better....love silhouettes and this one is unusual...

Luiz Ramos said...

I like both photos.
Beautiful shot.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Very Well Taken !! You Have A Great Blog !! Thanks For Sharing

Tricia said...

I like both - with or without her forehead - I love the sun rays, very cool shot!

prkl said...

I like the cropped one. Very interesting silhouette and the sunrays are just great. And those hint of clouds dots the i. Great shot! Happy SWF!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi there..I love cropped version but I like all the photos on here.. doing some quick catching up on Sky Watch and visiting your lovely blog as I have just returned...cheers.

judi said...

I like the cropped one, I think it's the clouds so close to their heads that "clutters" it and distracts. Thanks for the link! :D

storyteller's other blog said...

Kewl shots! Love the silhouettes against the lovely sky ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

I just love the cropped one! Also LOVE the sky watch posts that are a little different. Your picture is refreshingly different!

koand said...

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ms toast burner said...

I kinda like the uncropped version... seeing the sun on that person's forehead as they too look at the sun adds a nice sense of wonder and spontaneity about the photo... well to me it does.

Very impressive rays you got there!

And sorry for the overcast skies... I'm one wicked rain dancer, eh?
;-)

Tootie said...

I like the second one much better. You did a great job!

okanogangirl said...

love the picture Sally. definitely like the cropped one. the picture is framed better into thirds and also without the forehead distracting, you can see the rays of the sun. did you brighten the color on the cropped one too?

Karen said...

I like the second shop...it draws the focus more to the sun. I also like the silhouette of the people in the cherry picker ??

Losing the foread increases the dramatic effect of the afore mentioned objects :-)

krizcpec said...

I'd go for 2nd one! thanks for sharing