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Prelude to a Storm
Prelude to a Storm
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Arizona
Date: Aug 13, 2006
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Sky, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2007

My highest scoring photo to date. Thanks for all the comments and favorites.

Here is the original:

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Statistics
Place: 58 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.7077
Avg (commenters): 7.9714
Avg (participants): 6.6768
Avg (non-participants): 6.8023
Views since voting: 1648
Views during voting: 563
Votes: 349
Comments: 41
Favorites: 8 (view)


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02/04/2007 06:20:48 PM
That's one wicked cloud.
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01/26/2007 08:10:07 AM
I gave this an 8 as well and I am actually suprised to see that it did not do even better than it did. I thought the crop was just a bit tight and now seeing the original, I wish you would have left it full frame. Nice processing, especially in the colors. The noise (grain) doesn't bother me a bit.
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01/26/2007 07:09:37 AM
I gave this an 8. Excellent cloud capture. Very difficult with such shots, but was the grain here and there that mainly held it back for me. Fairly minor, but the frame took away from the image slightly, in my opinion. Your original is also very good as is.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 10:00:55 PM
oooooh...wow. 10 + fav!
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01/25/2007 09:04:44 PM
wow! Beutiful color and nature at its purest, good luck, let me see if I can help you out with a ten spot :)
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01/25/2007 03:31:40 AM
Amazing sky here, and an amazing image as well.....
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01/24/2007 11:54:10 PM
yes, this is beautiful. but, other than beauty, it doesn't really hold my interest.
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01/24/2007 12:50:08 PM
Amazing formations and colors. Well captured and titled. Congrats!
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01/23/2007 02:25:20 PM
I really like the different "strata" of colors here. Nice work.
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01/23/2007 03:03:46 AM
Colors and contrast are just stellar. I also like the understanted border.
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01/23/2007 01:26:51 AM
Great colors!!!
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01/22/2007 03:45:41 AM
One of the best skys I think I've seen... amazing. great impact... would be good to use this as a replacement sky for a striking silhouette...
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01/21/2007 10:08:03 AM
Great use of colour, not over staturated, yet keeps that menace of the impending storm. It is a photo that draws the eye back time and again to see if the wispy clouds have moved at all. Well worth 10
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01/19/2007 06:30:35 PM
Wow, beautiful colration of colrs
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01/19/2007 05:47:57 PM
What a shot this is! WOW you really got one here! Congrats.
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01/19/2007 10:20:41 AM
impressing!
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01/19/2007 02:36:01 AM
what dramatic cloud formation! looked like an atomic mushroom cloud for a moment there, lol. nice capture.
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01/19/2007 02:03:21 AM
This is a simply outstanding cloudscape. I can't wait to see an original, if you care to share it, to see what you were working from. You may well suffer for "lack of a subject" but I don't care. This one's at the top of my list with a few others.
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01/17/2007 02:08:35 PM
Stunning moment captured here.
Reminds me of Arizona skies.
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01/17/2007 03:16:20 AM
very cool 8
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01/16/2007 12:57:59 PM
love the feel of this .. very painting like ... well done
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01/15/2007 11:13:11 PM
Very, very dynamic cloud. All the colors and textures really make for a very good photograph. Well done, 8!
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01/15/2007 04:57:59 PM
Astounding clouds! I love this! A pefect 10 for you!
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01/15/2007 08:44:12 AM
wow, coooooool ....
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01/14/2007 11:18:11 PM
Some of the most vibrant and dramatic cloud formations I've seen in a while.
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01/14/2007 10:44:41 PM
neat! I love clouds!
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01/14/2007 06:03:51 PM
Excellent, I love the rich colors
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01/14/2007 03:03:17 PM
what amazing cloud formations and colours! :o)
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01/14/2007 01:12:22 AM
Incredible cloud capture...
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01/13/2007 12:03:51 PM
What a dramatic sky, gorgeous light you captured
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01/13/2007 01:05:22 AM
WOW - this is amazing! stunning capture! the colors and detail are awesome - great job!
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01/12/2007 11:54:12 PM
Wicked!! 10
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01/12/2007 10:02:05 PM
Wow.
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01/12/2007 09:41:59 PM
great title and a stunning, dramatic shot...wow, breathtaking
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01/12/2007 08:52:47 PM
Amazing! Exquisite clouds!
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01/12/2007 05:51:17 PM
awesome for a "clouds only" shot. better than most.
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01/12/2007 03:17:23 PM
now those are CLOUDS!!! wow 8
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01/12/2007 03:07:39 AM
Uhh, wow.

Voting currently in progress, maybe Ill stop back later to rave about this in depth... 9
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01/12/2007 02:11:26 AM
Love this!
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01/12/2007 01:46:32 AM
Very nice great colors
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01/12/2007 12:21:35 AM
my favorite subject, nice shot too.
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