First Time Going To The Beach

© Destiny D. Seelatsee

First Time Going To The Beach

Sherry McClead July 01, 2008

Congrats on the EP Destiny, This is a wonderful capture. This is a great example of why I am unqualified to be commmenting on others photos... I would have been torn with this shot cause the horizon isn't level... but you captured the subject so well... sometimes I wonder.. no alot of the time I wonder if I have a clue what I am doing... thanks for the smile Destiny... another great shot!
Sherrybear :} #952697

Destiny D. Seelatsee July 01, 2008

Oh Thank You Sherry! It was pretty interesting capturing this shot, I was rolling back and fourth on the sand, standing, kneeling, you name it I was doing it! All while my son was just amazing with the surroundings. I am glad that I was able to bring a smile your way. #6128417

M.Christine Duncan July 01, 2008

EP! Whoo hoo girl! What a great image, your DOF let's us take in the amazing surroundings the way your son did...
the key to having something like a crooked horizon work is to exaggerate it, it adds something extra to the perspective, which you did really well Destiny! A subtle lean would have just looked poorly, but this is great! Bravo! #6129080

Destiny D. Seelatsee July 01, 2008

Thank you Christine! I was so excited over the EP. It is a start and I am looking forward to future! #6129801

David Pratt July 02, 2008

Great shot Destiny! I love your perspective and unique angle. #6132542

Joan E. Hoffman July 02, 2008

LOL Destiny... from the thumb... I thought his hood was a backsack, and thought ..."this lil fellow is going on a journey" well ... I guess he is, it's called life. Beautifully done, and congratz on the EP ~~S~~ #6134228

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 03, 2008

What a cool shot and special first day at the beach! WELL DONE DESTINY!

I appreciate Christine's explanation of why this worked, too. I knew it worked because I instantly liked it but like Sherry wasn't sure how because of the horizon... Exaggeration!!! COOL!!!

I took one in the Rockies last week that was similar and really liked it at first but then I picked it apart until my confidence was shot and gave in and leveled it. I am glad I kept the original. Maybe I'll post it and see what you guys think. It was taken at the Rivers edge near where we camped.

Thanks for the inspiration! -Laura #6134854

Destiny D. Seelatsee July 03, 2008

thanks you all for the very kind words! starting as new "free" member was an awesome experience to have EP's in the first photos I have entered, let alone uploaded. I greatly appreciate the advice I have been given in this very short time. Still debating on the cost of the new gallery :( #6134982

Ulysses A. Villamin July 04, 2008

Gratz on the EP!!! #6139729

Candice L. Carter July 08, 2008

A well deserved EP! Adorable and sweet! #6156278

Destiny D. Seelatsee July 08, 2008

Thank you so much Candice! *smiles* #6156955

Dawn M. Schneider August 02, 2008

Now this is what im talking about!!! FANTASTIC POV!! love the composition and b&w, great job here!! #6261618

Destiny D. Seelatsee August 02, 2008

You rock Dawn! Thank You! #6261944

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