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It was late afternoon on Vancouver Island. I had spent the day shooting water-bombing fire fighting planes. just finished a late lunch in an all-u-can-eat chinese restaurant.

We were driving thru the carpark near the river heading towards an old papermill when Ithought the sunset might look nice. I didn’t know there were geese in the shot until I got home 2months later.

In post production I thought that the geese looked like plaster-ducks on a wall, which was popular back in the 50’s & 60’s. The sunset was rather ordinary, so after some very harsh cropping I ended up with this shot.

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Brisbane-based artist with a passion for grainy B&W photography and digital post-production work. I also teach photography online at The Photography Critique & Advice Group

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  • Kimberley Gifford
    Kimberley Giffordover 6 years ago

    Hey – I watched a documentary on these birds acouple of weeks ago. They are pretty awesome creatures. Great shot of them here!!

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 6 years ago

    Very cool shot. This would look fabulous as a huge print, maybe 4 or 5 feet long. Great job.

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 6 years ago

    Wow, very nicely done!!

  • alykat
    alykatabout 6 years ago

    again, great shot!

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyover 5 years ago

    Great shot. The direction of the geese draws the eye across the frame! Cool!

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful!! It reminds me of the movie fly away home. AWESOME SHOT!!

  • KreddibleTrout
    KreddibleTroutalmost 5 years ago

    here we just call them ‘geese’.

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    How amazing!
    Like you directed them where to go for the best composition. I love the reflections and how the dimensions of the piece all point to flying…traveling forward. LOVE it.

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    I forgot to mention that your commentary is super. Brings added magic to the images. A book someday?
    Gotta go!
    Laundry to do.

  • MadIzzy
    MadIzzyabout 2 years ago

    Oh wow – what a perfect shot :)

  • Thanx. I kinda like it too.

    – BYRON

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