Jon Smith

Jon Smith

Posted on 09/22/2014


Photo taken on July 24, 2014


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the end of summer

the end of summer
sony alpha a57 slt set to manual and fitted with a carl zeiss vario-sonnar 16-80 @80mm. ultra thin jacobs skylight filter attached.

shot for 'the sunday challenge group' - anything to do with water - i was away in northumberland for this challenge, so just sneaking in with this photo on catch up monday! an open fronted shelter provided cover for me and camera as a seagull whirled overhead catching the illumination from a street light. the rain played the vital part in turning a boring shot into an image with some interest. my manual focus isn't the best here.

Jef Chastria, Mitch Seaver, Jo Likeur, James Wiley and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo


34 comments - The latest ones
Alain Atrân
Alain Atrân
Excellent!!
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o brillaint opportunity taken a great results ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Wow, Jon, this is a most amazing shot! Very well done, and an instant fave for me!! :)
Hope your holiday went well!
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Splendid, a bit eerie,, love the downpour!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Very good =)

So, your summer ended already in July =P
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Great photo Jon! Love it!
3 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
Rain, you lucky bugger. We haven't had any for weeks here! ;-)

Totally original shot, Jon, in very difficult conditions. Manual focus on a moving bird in the dark? What were you thinking?! ;-)
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
do,do,do,do... Alfred Hitchock! this boarders on creepy, and that works for these evil birds. Excellent Jon... excellent! I hope the r&r did you guys some serious goodness!
3 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Very artistic and atmospheric Jon! :)
3 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
certainly captures the bleakness of a rainy night, even the seagull looks miserable . . .
3 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Oh wow!

Fantastic atmosphere!
3 years ago.
El pare
El pare
Escaping from the light
3 years ago.
H C
H C
Great action shot and that rain really adds to the atmosphere.
3 years ago.
lovestruck
lovestruck
How wonderful!..Love the tones :-)
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Looks to be quite the down pour! Jon this really is playing to a spooky atmosphere, well done.:)
3 years ago.
Rising Damp
Rising Damp
amazing. absolute jaw drop.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great capture.
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Wow'! Moody shot!
3 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
A winning combination - the seagull in flight, the rain and the directional street lighting! The blurred rain coming down gives just enough mystery for the crisp bird.
3 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
I'm beginning to wonder if you have these birds trained to help you out. How on earth could you do this otherwise? Just amazing Jon!!!
3 years ago.
Goffy
Goffy
Superb timing Jon and very atmospheric too!
Great dynamic shot!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Interesting mood of Northumberland, love the light on the seagull, great timing, Jon.
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Amazing capture. Not only is it a night shot into the light, but the subject is moving and it is raining. Wow!
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
The rainfall gives such an unusual effect, which enhances the gull perfectly
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Simply brilliant.
Congrats on explore.
3 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Draaaaamatic !!! Faaaabulous ! I love this picture wich is now an instant fav... The atmosphere is wonderful and worthy of the most beautiful strange and spooky history... You did the best with this theme Mister John !
3 years ago.
Tadeusz Tale
Tadeusz Tale
Fabulous!!!!
3 years ago.
cavanas
cavanas
La idea es buena
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
thats beautiful
explore well deserved:)
3 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
dramatic shivering :))
3 years ago.
Adrian Bollans
Adrian Bollans
So capturing that dark rainy night at a bus stop feeling. The dramatic appearance of the bird is pure genius.
3 years ago.
Ganymede
Ganymede
Outstanding shot!
3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent!
3 years ago.
Alessio Corsi
Alessio Corsi
Spettacolare ... epica!
3 years ago.