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Prairie Sunset
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Sonifo


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Challenge: Without the Hand of Man (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S70
Location: Gillette, Wy
Date: Dec 13, 2002
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2002

This was taken a couple miles out of town with a beautiful sunset.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 60
Avg (all users): 7.6322
Avg (commenters): 8.2609
Avg (participants): 7.5741
Avg (non-participants): 7.7273
Views since voting: 7690
Votes: 87
Comments: 40
Favorites: 43 (view)


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07/14/2005 02:38:51 PM
Wow. I'm partial to silhouettes against sunsets, and this one is especially nice. One thing I really miss about living out West. Love the color range.
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06/12/2005 12:09:49 AM
Stunning!!!
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05/30/2005 10:28:18 PM
Very beautiful photo! The detail is great and the color exquisite!
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10/01/2003 12:16:40 PM
I absolutely love this photo! So beautiful and natural...very peaceful. Fabulous color!
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12/23/2002 12:22:04 PM
Thank you all for the vote and kind comments. I really didn't think I would get 1st place. This is a great feeling! It's funny because I was lucking to even get this shot. I was in the kitchen and noticed the beautiful oranges, pinks, purples and blues in the sky and thought this is the perfect sunset for the challenge. I got 3 of the 4 kids in the van and off we went. I wanted to get far enough out of town, so I couldn't see any roads or telephone wires. It seemed like everyone in front of me was purposely going slow or for once in their lives going the speed limit. The sun was creeping down fast. I finally got there and got the shot. I walked away smelling like a sage brush, but was happy. I wish I could have got more of the orange colors, but I am glad everyone liked this shot. Thanks again
Sonja
12/23/2002 10:50:21 AM
excellent night shot
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12/23/2002 10:07:59 AM
Congratulations on your win. It was one of the few 10's I gave this week. Super picture.
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12/23/2002 08:25:53 AM
Congratulations, a well deserved win.
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12/23/2002 01:15:59 AM
Way to go Sonja ... It is a beautiful Image.

Bob
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12/23/2002 01:07:18 AM
WoooooHOoooooo to you Sonya!!!! I am assuming Mike is your husband? :-) I love the colors on this adn the silhouette of the plants. One of my 10's. Great work!!!!!
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12/23/2002 12:25:46 AM
Congratulations Sonja!! Pretty Pic!
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12/23/2002 12:23:13 AM
CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! BABY YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!! I KNEW YOU COULD PULL IT OFF!!! WHAT A WONDERFUL SHOT. WATCH OUT DP CHALLENGERS,SONJA HAS THE CAMERA!!!!! I'M SO VERY PROUD OF YOU SONJA, LOVE MIKE!!
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12/23/2002 12:03:42 AM
wow, sonja, way to go!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2002 09:49:45 PM
Yessir, very nice silhouette! Good eye. I'll give you a 9. Jacko.
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12/21/2002 07:48:14 PM
My favourite of the sunset shots. Lovely colours in the sky & good strong sillouettes.
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12/21/2002 02:28:40 PM
Brilliant color capture.
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12/20/2002 02:00:11 PM
challenge met. definitely one of my favorites so far in this challenge (edit: this ended up in my top 3). i love the whole idea of the grass and sunset which, even though your title indicates prarie, always reminds me of the beach. it's nice that the sky is mainly blue, and just has those fiery colors at the bottom, just above the horizon. the square format works well. now that frames are permitted, i think a slight black frame would have worked well, too. but who knows. good job in any case. :)
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12/20/2002 09:42:51 AM
Beatuiful colours! The silhouette of the grass is very nice. There's a great sense of scale to this photo. I can imagine it will be popular, maybe even place in the to 10. Nice work.
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12/19/2002 11:42:59 PM
EXCELLENT PHOTO LPDOLL THAT SURE IS A AWSOME SUNSET VERY NICE!!!!
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12/19/2002 01:53:44 PM
My favourite this week. Nice colours and good composition. Overall very good
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12/19/2002 06:55:56 AM
Almost. Looks like it would've been a little better off a little earlier. Also there's a little too much tall stuff blocking the view. - Inspzil
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12/18/2002 11:20:03 PM
Very nice colors and silhouettes. Nicely composed. I like it. :-)
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12/18/2002 10:18:09 PM
That is a beautiful sky. What are the plants? they are so unique. almost look like large wheat stalks. They make the picture. You usually get trees, but these are so different. Good composition and well executed. A 9 any time. PTL
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12/18/2002 12:42:38 PM
Great colors/contrast -- a wonderful shot!
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12/18/2002 01:12:25 AM
Beautiful! The colors and composition are really nice. I noticed you are only at 116k, I wonder if it could have been a bit sharper closer to the allowed 150k? DPz
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12/17/2002 10:31:36 PM
What a colorful sunset :) I love the wheat (?) silhouttes. I may have preferred that this had been shot from a tad higher...to show the gorgeous orange and golds more.
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12/17/2002 08:02:12 PM
IMO a sunset is no good without a foreground subject. You have done a wonderful job of filling that need. Keep up the good work.
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12/17/2002 04:15:04 PM
Really neat shot. The grass silhouettes are wonderful. Nice color. I would have been tempted to crop another 5 percent off the bottom, due the coloration in the lower right corner, but it doesn't distract hugely. 9 Swash
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12/17/2002 03:53:31 PM
Beautiful Colors, great contrast, excellent detail and most of all, perfect composition! Very excellent photo!
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12/17/2002 05:59:53 AM
beautiful.. I love the color and contrast in this image... great work :) = 10 - setzler
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12/17/2002 01:00:34 AM
What beautiful color ! I really like the grassy frame ! Shiiizzzam
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12/16/2002 09:05:59 PM
Outstanding image, it is three dimensional. I really like the detail of the wheat. 9
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12/16/2002 07:51:48 PM
Beautiful. Wonderful colors. I think you composed this perfectly. Great job.
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12/16/2002 04:37:05 PM
Very pretty! I love the weeds being silhouetted against that wonderful sunset. Definately appears to be untouched by human hands. The angle and framing/cropping are good in my opinion. Beautiful color. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/16/2002 03:28:28 PM
Nice!!
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12/16/2002 01:48:25 PM
So nice. Good colors, composition.
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12/16/2002 05:13:38 AM
Really love the composition here, and the colors are beautiful. Nice choice for the challenge. 10
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12/16/2002 02:04:01 AM
Well composed, interesting subject and great colours.
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12/16/2002 12:38:33 AM
Lovely colors
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12/16/2002 12:14:02 AM
nice color and good focus on the sillohettes as well as nice work keeping them dark...
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