I took this shot when I visited Bandon, OR with +Matt Kloskowski about two months ago. There was a large grouping of these seagulls and I remember hustling to get into position so that I had Face Rock on the right and the setting sun on the left. The key was to get into position without scaring the birds. Thankfully, most of them stood relatively still during the long exposure but I’m also glad that some moved, giving that ghosting look.

In terms of processing
The actual stylization was done in Lightroom 4.3. Mostly just exposure and color correction. I then sent the image to onOne Software FocalPoint 2 to render the background slightly out of focus.

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