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Challenge: Guess Your Score (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Jan 25, 2015
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2015

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[Feb. 4th, 2015 11:56:32 PM]

I am stunned. Really. I've been watching this all week and still cannot believe what I'm seeing.

Please, please, please don't extend voting for another week - it's not good for my health.

Just. Wow. O.O

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Fan bloody tastic!

Will be drinking wine and watching storms way more often now!

Thanks guys.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 75
Avg (all users): 7.5248
Avg (commenters): 7.6078
Avg (participants): 7.4615
Avg (non-participants): 7.5918
Views since voting: 1588
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 101
Comments: 74
Favorites: 8 (view)


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02/14/2015 06:18:15 PM
What a beautiful capture.
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02/10/2015 10:41:51 PM
Go, Pam! Drink on!! :D
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02/10/2015 06:28:14 PM
The turkey that gave you a 1 should have their medication BEFORE they vote. Stunning image Pam. Congratulations!
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02/09/2015 06:14:44 PM
What a beautiful photo! I can't believe that someone gave you a 1. Can you tell us, was this a time exposure? What was the time of day that you shot this?
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02/09/2015 05:10:16 PM
Fabulous Pam just Fabulous!! Enjoy that wine!!
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02/09/2015 01:41:25 PM
Great shot, Pam. Love the dark, foreboding clouds. Nice composition and really just an excellent all around shot.
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02/09/2015 10:38:09 AM
Stunning shot - congratulations on your blue - very well deserved!
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02/09/2015 10:22:18 AM
I love the colours in this image, very nicely done. Congratulations on your blue.
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02/09/2015 09:58:22 AM
Congratulations on the blue Pam! This was one of my two 10s in the challenge. I think it's an amazing, powerful image. Btw. you're not the best at guessing your score ;)

Message edited by author 2015-02-09 09:59:25.
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02/09/2015 08:22:36 AM
Stunning Image. I especially like the color of the sky - not your typical blue or grey, and the blue along the horizon on the right side is just stunning. Not to mention the lightning flash. Very nice, and well deserved.
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02/09/2015 03:35:51 AM
Stunning image and Im jealous.. my favourite topic and what a scene to behold. Well done and congrats on the ribbon
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02/09/2015 02:16:08 AM
Grats on the blue! Awesome party backdrop! :)

Message edited by author 2015-02-09 02:16:40.
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02/09/2015 01:24:11 AM
Congratulations on a fine image with a great sense of timing. I knew this would score well, but you really went over the top. Well done.
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02/09/2015 12:55:53 AM
What a tremendous capture! Congrats on the blue!
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02/09/2015 12:53:12 AM
Congratulations Pam! You are doing well aren't you? Fantastic shot.
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02/09/2015 12:43:53 AM
so loved this congrats!
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02/09/2015 12:38:01 AM
Holy smokes! This is fantastic!
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02/09/2015 12:22:49 AM
I thought this was you, well isn't it nice to be pleasantly surprised.
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02/09/2015 12:10:38 AM
WTG, Pam, aren't you on quite the roll!!!! Pat on the back!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2015 11:45:17 PM
fabulous... hoping for the best 6.45
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02/08/2015 10:35:27 PM
stunning. I predict 8.0000.
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02/08/2015 08:55:52 PM
The tones and composition are very nice - lightning is great. Gave it a seven. Guessing a 6.25.
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02/08/2015 07:07:10 PM
Glorious and rare: a well composed lightening shot. 6.45.
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02/08/2015 05:46:41 PM
Interesting image. 6.7
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02/08/2015 04:52:16 PM
Very dramatic. I think 6.6
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02/08/2015 02:19:55 PM
6.63 and probably a ribbon. Well caught.
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02/08/2015 01:54:00 PM
Well done...a bit too much vignette on the right, but should be in the top 10 easy. 6.8
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02/08/2015 09:56:17 AM
Fantastic catch. Reminds me of the Jerry Bruckheimer logo.

My guess is 6.642
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02/08/2015 04:37:48 AM
This is among a relatively small number of images that I think will score well. 6.5
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02/08/2015 12:01:37 AM
Full of earthy drama. 6.2
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02/07/2015 04:59:18 PM
I gave it a an eight. Guessing a 6.8
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02/07/2015 10:38:28 AM
Great catch - I suspect this will do well, I think you are underestimating. DPC like landscapes and this one has some drama too. 6.98.
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02/07/2015 06:33:38 AM
Wonderful lightning within all the beautiful light. 6.2356
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02/06/2015 11:45:52 AM
Great capture - I love how far back the lightening is and that so much of the storm and landscape is visible. 7 from me.
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02/06/2015 09:11:32 AM
Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, deadly during storm season in between. 6 is my guess, gave a 7.
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02/06/2015 03:49:16 AM
impressive shot of a unique moment - 8 from me, predict 6.9
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02/05/2015 11:23:20 PM
I think this is a very unique capture with a really nice variation on natural lighting. I guess this will end up at 6.43 Good Luck
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02/05/2015 09:27:48 PM
sold yourself way too low 9
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02/05/2015 09:12:45 PM
Great atmosphere and capture. Top 5 - 6.60
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02/05/2015 07:56:32 PM
Gorgeous. I think you have short changed yourself. My guess 6.5.
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02/05/2015 07:30:44 PM
Gorgeous shot -- wonderful capture! Guessing 6.7
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02/05/2015 06:42:06 PM
LOVE that bolt of lightning! Tough exposure well captured. 6.89
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02/05/2015 04:25:42 PM
Beautiful, dramatic. 6.6
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02/05/2015 02:24:20 PM
well,,,,,, this ends close to 7,,,,, 9 from me,,,,,,,,,,
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02/05/2015 02:14:49 PM
good feeling 6.30
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02/05/2015 02:10:08 PM
8
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02/05/2015 01:46:56 PM
Very dramatic landscape. Love the light and deep contrasts. I think you are a bit lite on your estimate. I put you at 6.56, us.
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02/05/2015 01:17:46 PM
little dark, but that's picky
I think a 6.195
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02/05/2015 04:06:31 AM
cracking shot. I think this shot will get 7.2 and a ribbon. (I gave it eight previously)
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02/04/2015 11:35:58 PM
Nice love the clouds and sky! 6.3
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02/04/2015 09:50:57 PM
Best in show. Beautiful. A 10
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02/04/2015 07:28:03 PM
Beautiful, dramatic shot, and I would think not easy to capture. Nine from me - just outside my ribbon row. My prediction for your average score is 7.658
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02/04/2015 07:18:14 PM
6.621 (I gave it a nine) Tied for first in my book.
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02/04/2015 05:36:47 PM
I voted before looking at titles, now commenting.

A really nice capture. Not sure if your title is appropriate. Seems like you are giving us the microseconds of the flash instead of your predicted score. I gave you a 7.

My guess: 5.75
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02/04/2015 04:56:33 PM
This is a really, cool shot! 9 for me
Love the colors and the drama of the clouds, what a great cloud front you captured, the dangerous tones of the field, really wonderful
This should be in the top 20 as well
I will guess a 5.7 for your avg
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02/04/2015 11:46:49 AM
Should be more its 8 from me.
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02/04/2015 11:29:37 AM
All lines lead to a shocking discovery. Great comp and swell pic. 6.72
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02/04/2015 06:16:47 AM
7.2 it´s fantastic
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02/04/2015 05:08:48 AM
Wow very atmospheric! I estimate a final score of 6.8
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02/03/2015 10:09:26 PM
I have a feeling this is an Aussie, due to the trees looking like gums. The sky is pretty awesome and not to mention the lightning. I think you have understimated your score, pretty sure it will be in the high 6's, maybe 6.61. Just one mention of the foreground it's a little over cooked, but the sky is perfectly rendered. 7
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02/03/2015 09:30:12 PM
5.4 The sky is rather interesting and moody, but the landscape is not. Actually, the tiny objects along the horizon afford some interest. The lightning bolt is strangely undramatic. In my opinion, a severe crop, with the lightning bolt either right or left of center, would look better.
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02/03/2015 07:29:01 PM
I'll give another bump (mark erased as per challenge rule- it's as close to a painting as it could be, remaining a photograph
Looks like a Dutch landscape
fantastic tonality

My guess: 6.78
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02/03/2015 06:45:25 PM
Such an absolutely awesome sky!! So much dynamic range in the lighting and clouds ROCK!! Reminds me of Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1066387.jpg

I predict a 6.8.
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02/03/2015 06:25:26 PM
Ya can go wrong with a lightning shot.
I think this is one of the few shots where the sky is even more dynamic than the lightning.
I was higher than your guess.
Very nice!!
Back to post my guess. 6.12
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02/03/2015 04:51:35 PM
Nice moody land scape catching the lightning is clever and nicely placed. 6.548.
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02/03/2015 03:50:13 PM
I gave this a seven. Very dramatic light even without the lightning. I predict 7.4.
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02/03/2015 02:25:46 PM
Hello, I voted a few days ago, now returning for comments. I think that you estimated your score well, I first gave you a six and now raising it to eight. I predict that you will finish at 6,4286
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02/03/2015 01:26:53 PM
Very nice. For me it's a tie for 1st with the sheep. I'm trying to think of something I don't like, but I can't. 7
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02/03/2015 12:48:29 PM
Cool lightning and clouds, but all what is below that is not really nice to look at. I guess a 5.6 as final score
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02/02/2015 10:41:50 PM
Fantastic stop motion. I give 9
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01/30/2015 11:35:47 PM
Spectacular capture. Initially it seems so simple but there is much to uncover in this image. Primarily the lightening, but the river (irrigation ditch?) the green folds in the lower right corner, the irrigations system on the horizon, that ominous cloud that looks terrifyingly like a wall cloud. Maybe there is some vignetting? If so, I would debate its necessity in this subtly complex image, but I also bow to artistic spirit. Way, way above 6.27 from me.
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01/30/2015 07:54:28 PM
Thinking your guess might be a little low.
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01/30/2015 07:10:49 PM
Nope, 7. I personally reserve 7 thru 10 for shots in the Excellent range. Good capture!
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01/30/2015 12:20:41 AM
A winner...I hope. Stunning drama 9
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