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dalethorn
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« on: April 10, 2009, 05:03:20 PM »
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This alligator hangs out in and around a small pond in a relative's front yard in Charleston.  The lighting was bad and I couldn't get closer than about 25 ft. to capture this, so the quality isn't the best.  From a distance, they look like an ordinary scaly animal, but up close, they look to me like they're made out of rock.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 06:09:07 PM »
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Dale,

Something about that I really like. Maybe the painterly look to the waves.

Nice.

Dave Chew
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 11:43:00 AM »
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Quote from: dalethorn
This alligator hangs out in and around a small pond in a relative's front yard in Charleston.  The lighting was bad and I couldn't get closer than about 25 ft. to capture this, so the quality isn't the best.  From a distance, they look like an ordinary scaly animal, but up close, they look to me like they're made out of rock.
Could you perhaps use a polariser to reduce the reflections from the water? (not remove, just reduce a little). At the moment, I don't get a feeling that the nose and the eyes are connected.

Jeremy
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dalethorn
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 08:52:31 PM »
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Could you perhaps use a polariser to reduce the reflections from the water? (not remove, just reduce a little). At the moment, I don't get a feeling that the nose and the eyes are connected.
Jeremy

I could try that next time, but I don't think there was enough light this time for a polarizer.  Very flat, dull light.
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