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My eye followed four swallows as they flew from near me to a few hundred hards away from the camera while I kept the camera aimed at the part of the sky I wanted as background framed and in focus. The temperatures were nearly 100 degrees and this was an advancing edge of one front in front of the camera coming into a another front behind the camera. It had been moving directly at the camera several minutes earlier when it began to get pushed to the left and no longer pushed in my direction. This is a straight photograph unretouched except to convert it from color to B&W using calculations in Photoshop to yeild the affect that Ansel Adams used with a red filter on B&W film to increase the contrast. July 7, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA  Copyright JimMendenhallPhotos.com 2012