Stills V3

October 10, 2013

At Rest

Filed under: Chris — cgcooke @ 23:18




  1. I’ve sat on this for a long time as I’d intended to have another stab at processing it. However, tonight I’ve decided to post and be damned!

    Comment by cgcooke — October 10, 2013 @ 23:22

  2. Very pleased you did. More later.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — October 11, 2013 @ 06:17

  3. The future is arriving! I find the waders in the foreground very telling. One of the objections to windfarms was/is that birds get killed but I have yet to see definitive figures either way. As a picture of the future, your choice to photograph this with that particular cloud cover and then process it so successfully is a major contribution to how well this works as are the slivers of light and dark. As I pondered before, I wonder why you don’t present these a little larger?

    Comment by zavaell — October 11, 2013 @ 06:45

    • That’s something I find is the paradox of the Tees estuary, it is famed for its industrialisation, but also its wildlife and as seems the case here, the recent addition of the wind farm doesn’t seem to have put them off either.

      Incidentally, if you look closely there are actually two groups of waders here. I seem to remember the larger ones were oystercatchers and the small ones were possibly dunlins.

      Regarding the image sizing, I’ve just got into the habit of posting 800px X 400px for MFT, which is probably why I’ve also tended to process for a black background. I’ll take the hint for my next post John. Thanks for commenting.

      Comment by cgcooke — October 12, 2013 @ 21:24

      • Thanks for that information about the birds. I’m not a great bird watcher despite attempts by my stepfather to educate me by taking me wildfowling on the River Exe! It is good to hear that there are two groups there and, no doubt, many more close by.

        Comment by zavaell — October 14, 2013 @ 17:37

  4. Being a wind farm sceptic whilst we have our current infrastructure I have to ask if it was the turbines which were at rest or the birds?
    It is interesting that the main subjects are contained within such a small bright section of the image. The sky is beautiful and ominous.

    Comment by Rex — October 11, 2013 @ 17:22

    • Such was the weather and the time of day, they both were Rex. Thank you also.

      Comment by cgcooke — October 12, 2013 @ 21:27

  5. I left a comment the other day that doesn’t seem to have made it.

    I think this is a very powerful picture – the heavy sky and band of dark sand containing the bright stripe is a powerful means of focusing the gaze on the birds – strongly contrasting – and then through to the wind farms. Both representative of the wind and, somehow, freedom. All in the industrial landscape of Teeside.

    This would make a great print I think.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — October 23, 2013 @ 22:25

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