Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

I was out and about yesterday and didn’t get a chance to look at this week’s challenge.  When I saw it this morning, it just so happens I was “playing” with an image that I think might fit the description.  I made my reservations earlier this week to return to the Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico for the annual migration gathering of thousands of snow geese and sandhill cranes.  I decided to go back and look at some of my images from two years ago to see how I might interpret them differently now.  This image was nice but it was kind of cluttered with lots of detail in the background distracting from the Cranes and the patterns in the water.  I decided to simplify the photo into a more painterly type image and see what that might look like.  As it turns out, this version of the image brings me back to a quiet, graceful and dreamy place….. hope it does for you also.

Dreamy Dance

Dreamy Dance

27 responses

  1. Fantastico !
    Ciao ciao

    October 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

    • Thanks Max – can’t wait to go back and get some more nice photo opportunities there with 100,000 or so of my feathered friends…..

      October 11, 2014 at 10:28 am

  2. Beautiful!

    October 11, 2014 at 10:58 am

  3. Gorgeous shot – the editing works well

    October 11, 2014 at 11:09 am

    • Thanks Nora – I always liked the photo but not the background.

      October 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

  4. Wow is all we can manage at the moment!

    October 11, 2014 at 11:16 am

    • WMA – your WOW just made my day….thanks

      October 12, 2014 at 9:45 am

  5. A beautiful dream indeed – such graceful birds.

    October 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    • AnnChristine – thanks, and you are so right. I’m really looking forward to going to see them in their winter home again.

      October 12, 2014 at 9:46 am

  6. Beautifully done. There is a real sense of action but as you intended in a dream state.

    October 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    • Thanks Timothy – always nice to get positive comments from another photographer.

      October 12, 2014 at 9:48 am

  7. Beautiful image 🙂

    October 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

  8. Steve Deutsch

    i like it very much.

    October 11, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  9. Such a stunning image!

    October 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    • Thanks Colline – They are kinda gangly looking creatures on land but in the air (including landing) they are beautiful

      October 12, 2014 at 9:51 am

  10. Absolutely beautiful. You’ve processed it perfectly and it fits the challenge to a tee!

    October 12, 2014 at 7:24 am

    • Thanks Tina – I’m really glad you liked it – I’m not a processing guru so its nice when it actually comes out with the effect I intended.

      October 12, 2014 at 9:52 am

  11. Well done. The simplified version does have an effect of dreamy place.

    October 12, 2014 at 11:52 am

    • Thanks Seeker – I’m glad you like it!

      October 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

  12. how beautiful is this – the high drama and action against a dreamy background. thanks for sharing.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    • P&K – thanks for your comment – I appreciate it! OBTW – I really enjoyed your “storm watching” post!

      October 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

  13. this is dreamy and gorgeous

    October 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm

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