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Congratulations to akclimber for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 11 votes - View Previous Winners


"Farewell to the Sun"

A young humpback stretching its flukes under the setting sun, North Pass, near Juneau, Alaska

It's been a while since I've managed to make a whale photo that I thought was worth processing and posting. It took a little work driving the boat, being persistent, juggling the camera/lens and playing hunches but last night I managed to get what I was looking for.

Cheers!



akclimber 2019


Sony A7R3, Sony 100-400, my boat the "Quill Pig", cooperative young whale, smokey sky




Aug 14, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · "Farewell to the Sun"


This is a stunner Joe

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Aug 14, 2019 at 11:53 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Joe, this has all the elements that you would want. amazing shot.


Aug 14, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Wow, beautiful! Glad you managed to bring everything together, allowing you to get this shot.


Aug 14, 2019 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Excellent, you nailed it


Aug 14, 2019 at 03:24 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Beautiful shot. WOW.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 06:26 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Wow, just a beautiful image! Your efforts paid off in spades!


Aug 14, 2019 at 06:55 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · "Farewell to the Sun"


A super shot Joe ~ Ron


Aug 14, 2019 at 08:53 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Outstanding shot on many levels!
Heck you could post this over in landscape too! Look at those layers behind the star of the show.

Dave




Aug 14, 2019 at 09:05 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · "Farewell to the Sun"


very nice shot Joe


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Ugh, I hate what Photoshop does to a photograph. I have switched to DxO for raw conversion, and it might bring out the colors in the sky. However, this shot is amazing. I lived in Alaska for 4 years and scenes like this are rare. The whale is sharp and layering of mountains is superb. Love the sunlight on the water surface. The range of light in this shot is tough, but you captured it nicely!


Aug 15, 2019 at 06:55 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Any time you put into this was very well spent. Beautiful shot !


Aug 15, 2019 at 07:43 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · "Farewell to the Sun"


This is one of those moments that doesn't present itself often. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Michael



Aug 15, 2019 at 09:17 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Such a good image on a number of levels. Nicely done.

And wow.



Aug 15, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · "Farewell to the Sun"


adamsmith11 wrote:
The shot was amazing but it could more charming if you do retouching the image background in Photoshop.


Hmmm, really? How so?




Aug 15, 2019 at 01:03 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · "Farewell to the Sun"


BlueRidge wrote:
Ugh, I hate what Photoshop does to a photograph. I have switched to DxO for raw conversion, and it might bring out the colors in the sky. However, this shot is amazing. I lived in Alaska for 4 years and scenes like this are rare. The whale is sharp and layering of mountains is superb. Love the sunlight on the water surface. The range of light in this shot is tough, but you captured it nicely!


Interesting, aside from some jpg and posting compression type issues the sky colors are dead on. They were muted and made by wildfire smoke.



Aug 15, 2019 at 01:05 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · "Farewell to the Sun"


superb!


Aug 15, 2019 at 04:01 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Beautiful shot. Glad your vision was realized

Birdie



Aug 15, 2019 at 04:08 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Wow, very nice!
Timing is everything...



Aug 15, 2019 at 07:36 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · "Farewell to the Sun"


Beautiful.


Aug 15, 2019 at 08:02 PM
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