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Waiting Out the Storm
Waiting Out the Storm

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Challenge: Free Study 2016-06 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Location: Istria
Date: Jun 12, 2016
Aperture: 14
ISO: 800
Shutter: 20
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2016

When arriving home to my friend in Istria after a beautiful sightseeing trip, a big dark thunder storm was moving slowly up north over the Adriatic sea.

Since I am a Icelander where lightnings are very rare, I love watching them so this was no exception and off we went!

When we finally came to the coast I start shooting and noticed we had some company. Some really calm Cormorants that where just sitting there on almost every boat, watching over the horizon like this was just another normal day in Istria.

Place: 4 out of 92
Avg (all users): 6.8679
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 7.1351
Avg (non-participants): 6.2500
Views since voting: 734
Views during voting: 105
Votes: 53
Comments: 15
Favorites: 4 (view)

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08/04/2016 12:15:10 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!
What a beautiful image! It's a free study so the picture is a 100% fit for the challenge. The background is purple which makes it extra special for me and I love that you talked the lightning into spreading nicely across the horizon. Looks like there might be a bit of a vignette ... Nice touch. The ripples across the see are smooth and detailed providing a nice contrast to the bright and jarring lightning streaks. Angry clouds also balance the calm of the water. Great details/textures in both. The reflection of light on the water is gorgeous and adds depth. The cormorants add a wonderfully unexpected touch to a storm picture. I thought birds would hide in the face of the storm but these were enjoying the show as much as you were.

I wish I could offer some advice but I simply love it and am drawing a blank for suggestions. Congrats again on the HM. I'm glad you stopped to watch the storm. I'm jealous. :)
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07/14/2016 09:05:25 PM
Great work!
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07/12/2016 08:15:37 AM
ABsolutely spectacular shot. Was in my top 3. Congrats on the HM.
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07/10/2016 04:38:45 PM
Stunning congrats on the HM
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07/08/2016 07:09:06 PM
Incredible photo. I would have jumped out of my skin seeing that lightning. Congrats on the HM
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07/08/2016 01:00:00 PM
The color palette is so well suited to the scenes and adds to the mood. Excellent!
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07/08/2016 11:39:34 AM
Holy crap this is an awesome shot!!
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07/08/2016 08:36:49 AM
Congrats on the HM. I love this. The birds are the icing on the cake.
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07/08/2016 01:01:26 AM
I really thought you would beat me,.

The top four were very close, congratulations.
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07/08/2016 12:30:40 AM
I love that you can see the rain!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2016 11:59:37 PM
Awesome! 10
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07/07/2016 10:30:11 PM
Incredible. Shall I say, beautiful light? voted earlier
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07/05/2016 05:45:46 PM
Scary sky
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07/04/2016 01:19:49 AM
That's a very terrific shot, I love the brooding clouds!

Maybe you should've cloned out some of the boats in the water, so that the eye can be easily drawn straight ahead on the magnificent lightning Bolt! In my top picks. anyway.
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07/01/2016 08:00:27 PM
8 from me.

Fabulous that you got so much lightening!
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