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The B Word

Avast, a salty-tongued sea dog has named his loyal companion after...an ex-wife? Maybe the boat just doesn't steer that well and he's not a fan of it. Avert your eyes, children!

 

I liked this quite a bit in black & white, but the shot ended up with a purplish cast that I liked and was able to amp up with some white balance tweaks — this was shot several minutes after the sun had set and much of the warmth had left the sky.

 

The lighting was pretty challenging, and although I'm certainly not a master of composition or whatnot, lighting/exposure is definitely my biggest weakness as a photographer. This was one of the slowest passable handheld shots I've ever managed, since I was able to brace against a railing.

 

Nikon D90 + Nikkor 55-300mm DX — 1/13 second, f/4.8, 125 mm, ISO 500

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Taken on September 28, 2011