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Challenge: Rain (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Northeastern Wyoming
Date: Aug 9, 2005
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2005

I was out taking pictures of this storm and all the sudden I realized I was right under it. I got a little freaked out and was a mess trying to put the stuff back in the truck.

I used my remote to take this.
Did some burning and dodging and converted to b/w.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 228
Avg (all users): 7.5266
Avg (commenters): 8.4500
Avg (participants): 7.2366
Avg (non-participants): 7.7287
Views since voting: 15345
Views during voting: 598
Votes: 319
Comments: 120
Favorites: 54 (view)


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08/28/2005 12:32:44 AM
Originally posted by nfessel:

SOME burning and dodging?


Yup, just a tad! :-)
08/27/2005 05:02:17 PM
SOME burning and dodging?
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08/26/2005 02:34:17 PM
great shot again from you hope to see more soon btw congrats on the ribbon

Message edited by author 2005-08-26 14:36:23.
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08/26/2005 11:46:35 AM
Congratulations on your win, Soni, another really beautiful picture.
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08/25/2005 10:16:02 PM
NICE WORK!
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08/25/2005 12:30:22 AM
Thanks again! You all ROCK!!! ((hug)) to all!
08/24/2005 06:59:16 PM
AWESOME! As we say in Norway: Coooooongrats Soni!!
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08/24/2005 12:31:26 PM
great picture i love the black cloud right above.:)
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08/23/2005 09:29:35 PM
A masterful stroke! Congratulations on your blue.
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08/23/2005 07:19:45 PM
Soni,

What an awesome photo. This was one of my top 3 photos for this challenge. You are a great photographer and this proves it. You rock. I am very happy for you my friend.

James
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08/23/2005 05:54:42 PM
Awesome!
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08/23/2005 03:20:23 PM
woohoo! Congratz on the ribbon. Amazing shot!
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08/23/2005 01:30:56 PM
Wow! Great picture, I love storms! Congraultions! The B/W makes the picture.

Message edited by author 2005-08-23 13:32:11.
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08/23/2005 09:17:54 AM
Very Nicely done & I absolutely LOVE the angle. Congrats!
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08/23/2005 08:34:52 AM
CONGRATULATIONS SONI! Wow! This is an amazing capture.
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08/23/2005 07:15:30 AM
Congrats Soni on your ribbon ! Well deserved !!!! You've been taking some amazing photos lately !
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08/23/2005 04:23:38 AM
Soni~I am so impressed with your talent ... and photographic genius!
I am not a professional as you are but I know what grabs my heart ... and this is one! Bless you as you continue on your career.... Jane Walker
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08/23/2005 02:02:40 AM
Nicely captured and processed Soni!
Congrats on a long-overdue Blue!
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08/22/2005 07:51:12 PM
Soni congratulations on your well deserved ribbon!
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08/22/2005 07:36:46 PM
:D - Many congratulations on your winning Rain entry!
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08/22/2005 07:12:15 PM
Congrats Soni! It's gorgeous! :)
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08/22/2005 04:58:51 PM
Congratulations on your Blue with this beautifully dramatic b/w rain scene! A well deserved win!
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08/22/2005 04:12:39 PM
Congrats Soni on the ribbon. A very nice photo
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08/22/2005 02:54:02 PM
Originally posted by CalliopeKel:

Amazing photo. 10


Yay!! Congrats!
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08/22/2005 01:21:03 PM
Woo Hoo Sonja!!!!

Awesome photo, congratulations on your win! 50 10's! Wow.
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08/22/2005 12:01:00 PM
Copy cat! =P Nah, just kidding. The better image obviously won here. Great job!
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08/22/2005 10:46:07 AM
Amazing shot shows that the kit lens really can produce great images in the right hands! Congratuations!
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08/22/2005 10:43:05 AM
You're a god!
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08/22/2005 10:01:01 AM
Thanks guys! If only you could see my smile. :-))
08/22/2005 08:52:59 AM
Great choice of the blue. You had my ten at hello!!!!!
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08/22/2005 08:03:36 AM
A well diserved Blue, Great shot.
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08/22/2005 07:57:27 AM
Congratulations Son! Another well-deserved ribbon! I LOVED this picture. It was one of my absolute favorites!!!

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08/22/2005 07:51:43 AM
Very unusual and a great moment. I understand your mild panic at being caught out in the open!
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08/22/2005 07:32:03 AM
Congratulations, Sonja!! I was so pleased to wake up this morning and see this in first place!
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08/22/2005 07:28:18 AM
congratulations ... excellent photo
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08/22/2005 06:29:57 AM
Outstanding and beautiful. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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08/22/2005 06:12:28 AM
yay!!! this is an amazing shot, soni...congrats!
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08/22/2005 06:02:10 AM
Wow, this is a fantastic shot, eerie...well deserved ribbon, congratulations !
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08/22/2005 05:12:22 AM
Good on ya Sonja, good to see you again :)
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08/22/2005 02:51:34 AM
Yes this is a winner!!! Great deal of patience and alertness. Good work!
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08/22/2005 02:33:54 AM
What a fantastic shot! Very much a blue ribbon winner! Congratulations, I love it!
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08/22/2005 02:33:44 AM
She's back. watch out guys. Thus is a very moody and dramatic shot. Well-deserved!!!

Manny
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08/22/2005 02:30:25 AM
Damn, I was so close to being the first person to add this to their favorites. Incredible incredible incredible shot.
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08/22/2005 02:13:12 AM
Very powerful image...congrats!
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08/22/2005 02:03:40 AM
Outstanding shot, one that I am sure you are enjoying. Nice B/W treatment and good comp with wire, storm, sky, and hills.
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08/22/2005 12:54:21 AM
Woohooooo WTG Soni!! Superb shot! Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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08/22/2005 12:50:47 AM
Hey Sonja! Again it is my privilege to share the ribbon stand with you! Congrats on a well deserved blue!
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08/22/2005 12:43:35 AM
Great shot. Congratulations on blue!
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08/22/2005 12:31:21 AM
great B&W! congrats on the blue!
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08/22/2005 12:12:50 AM
Awesome. I love how close to the barbed wire the lightning appears.

Great great capture. One of my favorites from this challenge.
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08/22/2005 12:11:19 AM
Fine, Fine capture. Congrats on blue!
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08/22/2005 12:07:56 AM
WTG Soni! Congrats!!!
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08/22/2005 12:03:35 AM
yay!!!!!!!!!!!! soni!! tops stuff
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08/22/2005 12:03:15 AM
congrats. one of 5 10s I gave out.
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08/22/2005 12:02:19 AM
awesome sonifo, its nice to be back and seing a wonderful lady like you take the blue! Just a beautiful shot!
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08/22/2005 12:02:17 AM
Congrats Soni!!! It's beautiful! :-)
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08/22/2005 12:01:57 AM
Congrats on your well-deserved win!

Message edited by author 2005-08-22 00:02:44.
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08/22/2005 12:01:31 AM
Congrats on the blue Soni! Excellent photo.

Message edited by author 2005-08-22 00:02:10.
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08/22/2005 12:01:24 AM
Congrats Soni! Very well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2005 11:55:28 PM
Unbelievably gorgeous shot! Great treatment and comp. Bumping to a 9
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08/21/2005 11:49:43 PM
What a way-out-west dramatic shot, I keep wanting to explore everything you've included. Great toning and the lightning helps nail the theme!
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08/21/2005 11:39:25 PM
this is my favorite in the challenge. seems very surreal and dangerous.
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08/21/2005 11:35:34 PM
I see this on the ribbon page! :)
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08/21/2005 05:49:44 PM
Magnificent!
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08/21/2005 03:53:36 PM
Nice capture of less-commonly seen cloud-to-cloud lightning.
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08/21/2005 01:12:59 PM
What a powerful image in B&W 10
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08/21/2005 11:58:15 AM
good in b&w, interesting view
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08/21/2005 09:34:55 AM
Great capture. I would like to actually see some rin though.
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08/21/2005 08:01:29 AM
Very eerie shot with the barbed wire and the lightning. Nice composition and clarity. 8
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08/21/2005 03:56:05 AM
Really incredible capture. The lightning bolt is awesome, the composition with the fence is fabulous, but the thing that stands out almost more than that is the great contrast and tones in the image. Outstanding. Ansel would be proud.
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08/21/2005 12:11:46 AM
This is very nice! I would have liked to see this cropped a bit tighter on the bottom or maybe with a bit more sky at the top. The fence is cutting the frame at a point too close to center, and the foreground information is overpowering the true shot which is the rolling hils, rain, and lighting. This would have been really great if the angle had been where the fence wire began at the bottom right and came in diagonally. What a wonderful capture though.
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08/20/2005 08:38:55 PM
An instant 10 from me. I thought I'd already commented & voted on this shot, something must have happened. The title is so right, this is an extremely intense shot and an amazing capture, adding to my favs. Lightening plus barbed wire plus dramatic clouds plus Clint Eastwood-style fence posts plus barren landscape equals Intense. Arrange all of the above as you have composed and it equals Intensity!

- edit- rated this guy a ten and have come back now to add that I'm picking this as one of the three ribbon winners, good luck!
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08/20/2005 08:12:21 PM
Ah, we may have found another of the winners! Amazing shot, crips and clear and well composed. Great contrast and subject matter. Very Ansel Adams. Wish the scores went higher than 10, 'cause it deserves higher. 10
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08/20/2005 06:16:49 PM
This has a delightful "old west" feeling. It feels like something momentus is about to happen. Very very well done.
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08/20/2005 03:05:49 AM
Excellent composition. So far this is easily my highest pick for the ribbon.
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08/20/2005 01:19:29 AM
Great Adams shot, electic fence, cool lightning, bumping up
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08/19/2005 09:23:41 PM
really a very nice photo. the foreground and background all being in focus and of course the capturing of the brief moment of the lightening against the otherwise calm earth. certainly one of the best of the week.
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08/19/2005 08:17:39 PM
Great capture. 10
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08/18/2005 10:32:59 PM
Amazing photo. 10
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08/18/2005 06:18:57 PM
This is a spectacular photograph. Masterful composition; every element is carefully positioned, and is contributing to the whole. There's nothing uncertain and nothing wasted. (I don't think it's going too far to compare it to good classical music, from a compositional point of view ... makes me think of "Night on the Bare Mountain' by Mussorgsky). Terrific tonal range, with satisfying detail throughout. Also a fascinating range of textures. It's an image filled with interest and reward for the viewer who cares to give it a couple of minutes' study. For example, if that's a rain guage on the second post, it's a very clever inclusion. I only choose one 10 and this is it. (I suppose some will quibble about the sharpening artifacts on the barbed wire, but I think the extra definition was necessary in this case)
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08/18/2005 04:39:24 PM
Wow - very cool capture. Love the B/W - nice touch. The focus is incredible too. Great job.
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08/18/2005 06:09:24 AM
simply gorgeous shot... well done... looks spectacular...... 10
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08/18/2005 04:37:30 AM
Nice capture. Good use of B&W
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08/18/2005 04:23:27 AM
Wonderfuly expossed pic, I tihnk that it would be better without the lighting though. Because my main focus is on the fence and the wire, the lighting kinda distracts from that.
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08/17/2005 08:17:09 PM
one of the best!
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08/17/2005 05:13:50 PM
Stunning image. I love the desolation. It might have helped to frame the shot so that lightning and the tops of the mountains were not so close to the barbed wire. Please tell us where this was taken. The only thing that prevents me from giving a 10 is that I don't see any rain, although the lightning is gorgeous. 9
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08/17/2005 02:28:52 PM
wonderful low immage, ducking the lightning huh.
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08/17/2005 01:25:24 PM
great one I like it.
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08/17/2005 12:19:40 PM
wow! this is a beautiful b/w image!!
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08/17/2005 08:38:28 AM
Beautiful image. The lightening capture was wonderful. A little too much noise in the clouds on the left. Without knowing your camera or any of your settings, it looks to me as though the light may have been compensated too much. It may have also been shot with too big a file and when it was compressed it may have added undesired noise.
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08/16/2005 11:23:44 PM
I really like the tonal range in this one. Good blacks without seeming "dark" because your lighter areas are well done as well. Congrats on the lightning capture -- hope you got out safely. :) Very nice shot.
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08/16/2005 11:22:02 PM
I like everything about this shot. The tones, composition, mood and relevance to the challenge are a winner for me. Good luck!
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08/16/2005 10:20:10 PM
A most impressive silvery b/w. 8
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08/16/2005 09:31:00 PM
this looks like a winner to me. everything is there - DOF, contrast, POV, perspective, a captured moment ... should be a ribbon :) 8
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08/16/2005 07:50:21 PM
superb superb 10 ++
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08/16/2005 05:38:11 PM
Wonderful depth and contrast, good b&w. 8
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08/16/2005 05:13:37 PM
GREAT work...love the lighting on the barbed wire...
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08/16/2005 04:25:32 PM
sooooooo cool! I love everything about this image,
the b/w, the dramatic tones, the barbed wire, the hills, and DOH! the lightnig! it really gives it that extra punch of interest. Good luck on a ssuperb image!
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08/16/2005 03:59:25 PM
amazing frame i really like it, its one of the best
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08/16/2005 02:35:37 PM
Oh yes, very nice.
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08/16/2005 12:58:47 PM
great photo, a 9 or 10 on its own.. but i dont see the actual 'rain'. so i'll give a 7
08/16/2005 10:52:43 AM
WoW...fantastic image...great tone...a 10 from me
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08/16/2005 09:03:34 AM
A lot of interest to look at here. Excellent capture. It would have been even without the lightning, which may even be a distraction here.
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08/16/2005 06:23:11 AM
outstanding.
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08/15/2005 09:38:02 PM
Love this shot, great angle to shoot from. Nice capture on the lightining as well.
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08/15/2005 07:19:54 PM
great picture but I dont see the rain.
08/15/2005 06:50:54 PM
bit to sharpened
08/15/2005 06:25:14 PM
I like this, but think it acually would have been better wthout the ligtening - and without the rain gauge - you still got a good score from me.
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08/15/2005 04:29:33 PM
Wow! Fantastic capture!
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08/15/2005 02:36:32 PM
wonderful capture! this is very nice in b&w.
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08/15/2005 02:09:07 PM
Great shot. The darkness really makes the shot. 10
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08/15/2005 01:28:53 PM
I do see rain in the distance...
I hope people vote this well nice image with a great feel.
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08/15/2005 11:15:53 AM
I gave 19 8's in this challenge, this was my highest and only 9.

An emotive image of the storm. I feel its pressence around me.
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08/15/2005 10:45:52 AM
I love how the lightening seems to be bounced back by the barbed wire. The shading on this is supurb!
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08/15/2005 08:52:00 AM
oh I love the use of b/w on this one. The mood you've created is superb ! Good luck !
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08/15/2005 07:28:11 AM
very ansel adams! great perspective!!
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08/15/2005 02:38:32 AM
Wow. This is some powerful imagery here. Instant favorite. 10
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08/15/2005 01:05:37 AM
WOW. This is awesome. This has so many elements yet it isn't busy. I love the straightness of the fence wire perpendicular to the fenceposts against the roundness of the hills. That little squggle of lightning is like a tiny gift to the shot. The contrast and lighting is super. 10!!!!
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08/15/2005 12:51:10 AM
I think b/w does this justice! Fun point of view and a very dramatic image.
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08/15/2005 12:34:29 AM
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