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02 Sep 14. Today's B&W submission might also come under the category of Thursday's theatrical approach in that I've modified one aspect of it just for fun. This is another shot taken on the trip with the cherubs out to Matsmats inlet on the day the outboard decided to give us a little concern. This shot was one I got while it was still running, and was just shortly before it quit for the better part of an hour, perhaps longer. Hard to keep track of time when you are having fun. The seals had been watching us rather intently, some on the rock, some in the water at a distance, and several more in the water quite near us while the outboard was not playing nice. Once we got it running again the close in group gave us some space and we motored over to the rock and made a 360 around it. In so doing all but one of the critters decided that being in the water was a better option than being "on the rock", and each, in turn, as we neared them, slipped into the water. The tide was running against us as we tried to enter Matsmats cove and the wind was doing its best to give us a little challenge as well. There was also a fair amount of cloud cover that was being blown around by the wind but not sufficiently so for the "effect" I wanted in this image, so I've "blown" on it some to give it a more wind swept look, like that of the '57 Dodge, for those of you who can remember back that far. And obviously I've converted it to B&W, otherwise, it is pretty much right out of the camera. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f / 9.