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Rural Sunset in Ink
Rural Sunset in Ink
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Challenge: Sunrise/Sunset in Black and White (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Mar 14, 2012
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2012

Now this was a difficult choice to make. Asked for lots of opinions - dead even split between my entry and this:

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I really have no idea how this will go, and I'll no doubt have 'entry choice regrets' as soon as this goes into voting!

The white dotty areas are cotton paddocks - it's harvest season where I live. The day this was taken it was horribly overcast and dreary the whole day; I was at work and it was drizzling and I thought I had no chance of getting anything... then the clouds started breaking up late afternoon and I watched it happen for over an hour as I drove all the way home.

I tried the wide angle, tried about 4 or 5 other locations as the sun was going down, nothing was working for me. Then the rays started appearing, but the wide angle wasn't getting close enough. Quick lens change, a bit of zooming (lots of different zooms actually), and this one seemed to come out all right.

Enjoy!

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 85
Avg (all users): 6.7120
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.6047
Avg (non-participants): 6.7683
Views since voting: 772
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 125
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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03/23/2012 11:56:00 AM
Splendid timing with those rays!
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03/23/2012 01:42:14 AM
Congrats on 7th Pam. What a choice you had to make! They are both stunning shots.
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03/23/2012 01:41:47 AM
Wow I thought this was pretty good, well done, your on a roll.
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03/23/2012 12:58:57 AM
Awesome shot!
The rays of light coming through the clouds are spectacular. Congrats on the great finish.
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03/23/2012 12:06:46 AM
Congrats girl...you beat me by two places...wahooo!!
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03/23/2012 12:06:16 AM
Congrats on Top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2012 06:37:46 PM
Wonderful layers!
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03/22/2012 01:38:33 PM
Stunning image.
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03/19/2012 11:40:11 AM
Wow, what light! It just keeps going! Nice processing.
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03/19/2012 11:09:20 AM
One of my favorite things is seeing sunbursts through clouds! You've captured the beauty of that! Love the contrasts. Well shot.
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03/16/2012 08:34:44 PM
Lots of drama. Could have used a foreground subject to give it depth.
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03/16/2012 04:33:38 PM
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03/16/2012 12:35:27 PM
Oh wow! These clouds could almost be an abstract! Amazing
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03/16/2012 10:01:15 AM
I just love it when the sun's rays come like that through the clouds.
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03/16/2012 08:51:18 AM
Super job on the crepuscular rays.
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03/16/2012 02:28:56 AM
Nice work....I love the grain...oops...I mean...cotton in the foreground. LMAO!
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03/16/2012 12:59:23 AM
The clouds on the top portion are a bit heavy for me, and there's a light spot on the upper lefthand corner which bugs me. But besides for that, I like it.
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