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Challenge: Bizarre Nature (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: Cody WY, Heart Mt.
Date: Nov 2, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 50
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2004

Got out of work today to find this waiting for me. It is virtual;y straight from the camera. i adjusted the levels a bit to lighten the shot and then sharpened a little. That was it. Those were the colors. Don't know how if will do. After all I think most are focusing on the humor aspect and not the wonder in amazement. I also accept that it is one of probably 100 sunset shots. But everyone like this still takes my breath away and I have to photograph any and all of them when I have my camera present with me.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 225
Avg (all users): 7.3933
Avg (commenters): 8.2593
Avg (participants): 7.0686
Avg (non-participants): 7.5606
Views since voting: 49031
Views during voting: 509
Votes: 300
Comments: 59
Favorites: 54 (view)


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06/12/2005 12:34:50 AM
I must say it is truly breathtaking.
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03/18/2005 12:16:19 PM
That is an AMAZING shot! Glad to see a ribbon next to it, I would have rated a 10.
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11/24/2004 09:52:49 AM
A truly wonderous shot of mother nature at her finest.
Love, Love, Love it!
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11/16/2004 09:01:15 PM
Congrats! What a great photo. I too travel with my camera every day. I hope only I'm as fortunant to capture such a great sunset like that. Thank You for sharing it with us.
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11/16/2004 08:36:29 AM
Your description of this photo reminded me of things I used to say when I was working in Wisconsin for a summer, years ago. The skies there are so magnificent, and down here in Illinois, I don't get much chance to observe beautiful skies. So when I get the chance like that, I too stop and wonder. I've forgotten how much I enjoy just stopping and being amazed by our skies.

Thanks for the image and the flashback.
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11/16/2004 08:21:07 AM
wow... great pic... congrats..
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11/14/2004 06:00:18 PM
WAY TO GO, BASIL!
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11/11/2004 07:20:30 PM
Congrat's. This is almost like a painting!
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11/11/2004 02:53:07 PM
One of the things why I like photography so much - I get to see things that I may never lay my eyes on. Great cloudscape photo!
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11/10/2004 08:52:18 PM
Your title says it all! Congrats on your blue and an incredible capture!
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11/10/2004 06:18:25 PM
holy carpathians!
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11/10/2004 10:36:52 AM
This is amazing. Wow! Congrats!
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11/10/2004 05:52:51 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved, may favorite to win.
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11/10/2004 05:41:30 AM
Wooow I'm soooo happy for you :)
My 10 wasn't in vain.
Congratulations!
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11/10/2004 05:33:38 AM
Nick, you keep impressing! Congrats with the blue!
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11/10/2004 02:48:07 AM
Congratulations, wonderfull photo
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11/10/2004 01:30:59 AM
I'm glad this won. This is certainly bizarre and also just plain wonderful. Lucky you to have seen it and had your camera along to catch it. Well done.
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11/10/2004 12:29:46 AM
CURSES!

Just when I thought I'd put one over on yah, you go and get a blue :)

Congrats man.
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11/10/2004 12:13:29 AM
Congratz on the ribbon
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11/10/2004 12:10:14 AM
almost a master...
good job.
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11/10/2004 12:08:11 AM
Congrats! Gorgeous shot. Good to see my high scorers did well!
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11/10/2004 12:05:03 AM
I will post the original later. It is at work so I can't get to it now. but if I remember right the original didn't look much different than this. And I can assure you that in real life it was close to this color, maybe even brighter.

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11/10/2004 12:04:58 AM
Looks like you're on a roll, Nick. Congrats!
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11/10/2004 12:04:53 AM
Way to go!
Congrats on the Red Blue! LOL
Seems Wyoming is one beautiful place to live.
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11/10/2004 12:03:18 AM
Like in the October Challenge top winners, I love these "exaggerated" landscape images, although you mentioned you didn't do much to it. Great job!
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11/10/2004 12:03:11 AM
you bring your Canon EOS-1D Mark II to work? great shot wow
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11/10/2004 12:02:32 AM
Congratulations on this stunning entry. A well deserved blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/09/2004 11:27:47 PM
Amazing cloud formation in this shot. I gave this one a 7 because the foreground lacks detail and depth. Overall a good shot.
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11/09/2004 10:33:25 PM
very dramatic and emotional picture!
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11/09/2004 10:03:43 PM
that is really cool. just love the colors.
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11/09/2004 09:01:14 PM
Just a little oversaturated for my taste, especially in the background. Still a beautiful photo!
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11/09/2004 07:08:13 PM
This just looks too fake... mostly because of the colors. overphotoshopped perhaps?
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11/08/2004 08:38:54 PM
love this shot. looks like an impressionist painting. wish there was a half stop more in the landscape, the darkness takes away from the sky as your eye is drawn to the bottom. overall beautiful shot (8)
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11/08/2004 08:14:10 PM
Great Picture
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11/08/2004 05:58:20 PM
It is amazing. Gorgeous colors - are they natural or did you saturate them? Looks cool either way. Love the shapes of the clouds. I haven't gotten that far in the voting but you are my first 9. Don't thing I've even given an 8 yet! Congrats. Best of luck to you. :-)
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11/08/2004 04:10:55 PM
Wow!
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11/08/2004 11:17:30 AM
Yep. It IS amazing. Totally unbelievable colours. That's some wild cloud formation. I really like the way you have used the whole scene to create the total impact of the image. Excellent work.
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11/07/2004 03:36:58 PM
That is stunning, incrdible photo.
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11/07/2004 10:27:32 AM
Wonderful 10
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11/06/2004 04:28:23 PM
you are right about the title. WOW! This is far enough away from the norm to be bizarre in my opinion. Amazing.
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11/06/2004 04:09:18 PM
I really believe sunsets can be amazing. 10. No doubts about it.
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11/06/2004 08:43:42 AM
I would say something but I lost my jaw :P
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11/05/2004 01:27:39 PM
Agree... you are lucky to capture such. Good luck.
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11/05/2004 12:47:19 PM
Very apt title. Good luck
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11/05/2004 02:16:43 AM
This is a fantastic picture , the colours and textures are brilliant.
Only criticism , can only score it 10.
This picture just says 'WOW'
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11/04/2004 05:22:53 AM
I have always been a sucker for cloud strange formations. This really works for me!!!

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11/03/2004 09:44:59 PM
What a simply gorgous photo. The sky always amazes me.
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11/03/2004 09:41:13 PM
AWESOME...love it!
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11/03/2004 06:39:17 PM
Awesome photo and appropriate to the challenge. 8
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11/03/2004 05:22:06 PM
*Adds to favourites
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11/03/2004 05:15:33 PM
great sunset/rise
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11/03/2004 05:00:34 PM
What can I say, Wow...lenticular clouds forming! It is verging on the SFX from Flash Gordon. I love it! Gave you 7, then 9...gotta go 10!!
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11/03/2004 02:37:30 PM
That is amazing color. Thanks for the view.
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11/03/2004 01:31:29 PM
very nice
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11/03/2004 09:52:00 AM
Yes it is!
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11/03/2004 05:53:55 AM
Wow - beautiful shot with bright, rich colors. Very nice job.
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11/03/2004 03:48:14 AM
Wow ! The only panorama here that is really bizzarre. Congrats.
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11/03/2004 01:15:37 AM
i love the colors, so mystical
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11/03/2004 12:10:07 AM
wow, reallllly cool clouds..hmm are they real, I would love to see the original if you did photoshop on the image.. overall its really looks stunning
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