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    At the now abandoned Grytviken whaling station (South Georgia), this lone King penguin stood motionless for several hours, like a solitary sentinel, guarding memories of atrocities past, ensuring that no one forgot what had happened here less than 60 years ago.After about 2 hours of gentle wind, the breeze stopped, it feel silent, and the snow started to fall, making the moment even more poignant.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 5
    Lighting 3
    Creativity 3
    Story 6
    15 comments
    Douglas Gimesy
    Douglas Gimesy

    Thanks Mike,

    Very happy indeed.

    It's funny, one of favourites and it never made the daily dozen, nor editors favourites so I thought maybe not that good then a month later, photo of the day!



    Mike Melnotte
    Mike Melnotte

    Well done, Douglas!!!!!  Photo of the day is a huge win!  Very happy for you and it's a great selection!

    Josh Blash
    Josh Blash

    You're nailing it with these shots!! The way you're using the light to help capture the animal emotion and present it in a human relatable way is genius!

    rebecca pfannl
    rebecca pfannl

     Esta foto es realmente BELLA. Trasmite muchisimo, imposible no quedarse mirandola y tratando de imaginar que siente ese ser que esta ahi parado bajo la nieve.. trasmite nostalgia en verdad!

    genial la composicion, el momento, la luz todo!

    Peter Parker
    Peter Parker

    The shot itself conveys the emotions, the story, the moment, everything. I'm not really that great a photographer, but the frame you've chosen for this one works well. Amazing job, Doug!

    Theresa Herzog
    Theresa Herzog

    This is such a powerful image. The dignity of the sentinel, like a majestic and loyal honor guard, is the poetry of the moment. Marvelous! 

    Douglas Gimesy
    Douglas Gimesy

    @rebecca pfannl  

    Hola Rebecca,

    Me do't hablar español así que hemos utilizado un traductor google :)

    Gracias por vosotros comentarios.

    Saludos,

    Doug

    Douglas Gimesy
    Douglas Gimesy

    @Peter Parker 

    Thanks Peter,

    That's really nice you of you to say so (and take the time to do so).

    You capture some nice colour with your Powershot

    I like the lion copy in the lion pic which says "Neither angry, nor distressed; neither drowsy, nor furious. Just, curious"

    Regards,

    Doug

    Douglas Gimesy
    Douglas Gimesy

    @Theresa Herzog 

    Hi Theresa,

    Thanks fo taking the time to comment and your kind words.

    I see you are a cat fan by your cover photo - great -me to!

    Regards,

    Doug


    Douglas Gimesy
    Douglas Gimesy

    @Xiaoyun Zheng 

    Thanks Xiaoyun for taking the time to look and say so.

    I like your "Winter Yak group" picture very much and your use of B&W

    What camera and lens did you use for this?

    Regards,

    Doug

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Nov 27, 2012
    Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2014
    Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-M5
    Focal Length: 80 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Douglas Gimesy
    Categories: Animals, Nature, Places
    Assignments: The Animals We Love