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Final Morning Walk

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 4 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

THANK YOU for your kind words regarding the Spotlight photograph, "Stalking the Light." It was a total surprise (didn't surprise Max a bit). Max was the star of the shot; he certainly seemed to hold his own with that incredible scene. Jay Maisel says that the three major components of a photograph are light, color and gesture, but he gives the most weight to gesture. It was the gesture of Max being in the photo and his pose that I believe was responsible for the recognition. Please know that I am well aware that on any given day, there are photographs on Aminus3 that are better than the Spotlight of the day. This awareness does not in any way diminish my appreciation. FYI, it was not an HDR photograph. All of the shots that early morning were taken with a D700 and a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. It truly is a superb lens.

Nikon D700 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 200 32 mm (35mm equiv.)

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Congratulations for this award and congratulations to the little star Max! and even can not imagine this picture so important! all of your images are so rich! it had to happen! I have no time to come so often I post 2 or 3 frames per week, but I always look at your pictures!!

4 May 2011 5:08am

@Mathilde Collot: Thank you. You are a constant inspiration to me.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good composition and colors. The wet sand and the figures give an extra!!

4 May 2011 5:09am

marci from in, Morocco

congratulations on your spotlight - yes, I can see that Max is star-quality!! but you've known he has that something special!

4 May 2011 5:29am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Really a beautiful beach.

4 May 2011 5:39am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A smooth and lovely beach scene with the added attraction our star, Max, and his walker.
Yesterday's Spotlight was richly deserved, Jack. This last series of seascapes have been especially lovely.
Thanks for the information about your lens, too. Much appreciated.

4 May 2011 5:41am

@DULCIE: Thank you.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Again, well done on your Spotlight. I hope you gave Max an extra Bikky for helping you get the award!

4 May 2011 5:47am

sunstonemaria from California, United States

great place, beautiful!!!

4 May 2011 5:54am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on the Spotlight, Jack! Your comments - from Jay Maisel - about light, colour and gesture are very interesting. A great shot to end the series - these seascapes have been truly memorable.

4 May 2011 8:05am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very nice composition and colors!

4 May 2011 8:22am

klaus from Kufstein, Austria

a perfect location for going for a walk with your dog!
beautiful "relaxed" mood here!

4 May 2011 10:35am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

que de belle couleurs dans ce beau paysage ..bravo pour cette photo et pour le spotlight!!

4 May 2011 10:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You have a nice friend Max. This image is also nice with Max.

4 May 2011 11:02am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic images where the role of Max is evident. Light, color and gesture of the same talk that are a wonder ... especially for those who love animals ... o those who love equally fotoghrafía double pleasure. Congratulations on this exceptional series ... You're a great artist and your work a work of art! Good lens would be nothing without you! You can be sure friend Jack! Muchos besos y abrazos, Adela

4 May 2011 11:41am

@Adela Fonts: muchas gracias

Florence from Paris, France

It's really a spectacular place. So huge and gorgeous. A real cool playground for talented photographs ! Isn't it Jack ? ;-)

4 May 2011 11:50am

STEED from D, France

What a Playground for Max !!!!!! Fantastic place,fantastic light......A dream......Excellent,Jack ....

4 May 2011 12:01pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Rich intense colours in this shot Jack! Nicely captured! ;-)

4 May 2011 12:13pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Congratulations on the spotlight!! Great shot! Nice composition and colours...

4 May 2011 1:10pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleuse iamge et compo superbe quels beaux rochers, quelle luminosité, super

4 May 2011 1:41pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

A great capture! Love the feel of solitude and scale.

4 May 2011 2:08pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

And if the D700 is not around when I am finally ready to purchase it I am going to be one disappointed puppy.....Beautiful round of images, Jack..and I guess I am either under-educated or more educated than I thought because I just "knew" that your images were basic, untreated (for the most part anyway) shots..."The Oregon Coast don't need no HDR!" ..//Seriously, the images are just beautiful, Jack - I always look up to you for your magnificent work and the much-appreciated advice and guidance that you give .....thank you for the beauty and joy that you give to all of us!!

4 May 2011 2:28pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Congrats to you and Max! ;-)

4 May 2011 2:47pm

Don from spokane, United States

Congrats on the spotlight image. Good, well deserved recognition of a fine image. The one today sings too with that spot of red to grab our eyes. Very nice shot.

4 May 2011 3:12pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Another great shot from that gorgeous beach!
Congratulations for Max the star,and you the photographer for that great spotlight shot!

4 May 2011 3:55pm

Marta Mateu from Oix (Girona), Spain

What place so wonderful! this makes me jealous woman who walks quietly. Very good image.

4 May 2011 4:06pm

Irene from L C, France

Magnificent serie, Jack ! Congratulations for your spotlight, and congratulations to Max ...

4 May 2011 4:08pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Max became a star, he is known around the world:)) What a splendid place to stroll, magnificent image. Good day.

4 May 2011 4:33pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

More than beautiful!! and congratulations on your spotlight!!

4 May 2011 5:31pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

My best congratulations! Have a good future walks!

4 May 2011 6:28pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful to have the whole beach for oneself for an exhilarating walk! love the warm colours and the whole scenery!

4 May 2011 6:50pm

@franz: It was amazing. We saw almost no one that morning.

Tomix from landerneau, France

what an amazing beach! the rocks are fantastic...i like how the red pop up!!

4 May 2011 9:06pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Congratulations on your Spotlight! What a peaceful place to be to enjoy the view and the sounds of the incoming waves. I love that cloudless sky. Such a contrast to "Stalking the Light." I almost failed to notice the home on top of the rock. They must have some great views from up above.

4 May 2011 9:11pm

@Steven: Thank you. They surely do.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

What a gorgeous day you had for your final walk ... Ellie's red and Max's white add just a lot to the image!

4 May 2011 9:14pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I am so honored to "know you" through this AM3 community, Jack. You deserve the recognition. Your photos are always so beautifully lighted and composed. I'm happy for you. I feel blessed to get to see your shots everyday!

4 May 2011 10:23pm

@LauraS: Thank you, Laura. You are incredibly kind.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful morning walk on the beach.

4 May 2011 11:07pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Nice shot!

5 May 2011 1:50am

PATRICK from miramas, France

superb

5 May 2011 4:37am

Chriss de l'Ile de La Réunion from Reunion

Magnifique portfolio ! que de belles photos et de belles couleurs ! Félicitations !

7 May 2011 7:12pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Beautiful place !!! Max is very happy.... ;o)

10 May 2011 5:28am