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Old Mar 13, 2011, 2:58 PM   #1
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Default Mobile Bay, Alabama Oil Rig

As I saw this pelican sitting in the pillars I thought this would make a great shot contrasting wildlife and oil drilling in the gulf. As I took the shot the pelican flew off making it even more powerful.

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Old Mar 15, 2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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Nice pic with the mist. It's a tad crooked and would benefit from a few degrees of clockwise straightening.

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Thanks for commenting Brad. I fought with straightening this thing for a long time. The horizon blends in so well with the fog and the oil rig does not seem to be sitting straight in the water. I guess I'll keep working on it!!
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 11:44 PM   #4
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Really like the photo Mugmar. Love the way you've got the ghostly appearance of the oil rig through the sea fog with the posts and pelican so clear.

As for the very, very slight tilt - can you take a line through the edge of the rig base instead of trying to find the horizon? Even then I think the slant of the posts may still make it look slightly tilted even if it isn't.

I think you achieved the aesthetics of what you set out to do and I like it.

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Old Mar 16, 2011, 12:39 AM   #5
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Nice shot, Mug! I see stuff like this all the time but I never attempt to shoot much of it. You're right about the flying Pelican, though, I tried to imagine that shot with him just sitting there. I had a slight go at straightening. It's easy in PSE. Again, nice "environmental" shot.
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LOL, got so busy listening to myself talk, I forgot to post your pic. Here it is, with some minor straightening.
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This pic makes me swoon!
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Thanks everyone for for looking and your suggestions for making it better. I'm glad you all like it.

Organizedkhaos . . . I hope your swooning was a good thing!!!
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 5:43 PM   #9
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Default Mugmar photo of Oil Rig in Mobile Bay

I would love to use this photo for a trophy for Round the Rig Race sponsored by Mobile Yacht Club ...
How would I get a copy of this photo ... love it!
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would love to use your Oil Rig on Mobile Bay for Trophy ... please reply
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