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The Cloud Factory
The Cloud Factory
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400
Location: Westbury, Wiltshire, UK
Date: Jun 27, 2004
Aperture: f/7.3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2005

I've been unsure of this one since the challenge was announced: I think there were perhaps four images I thought of submitting - and all of them have been uploaded at one point or another. This was the image, which, during the year, seemed to get the best reaction - though that surprised me very much. I've decided to go along with that, for this challenge.

On the portfolio version (an identical file), there is a comment of mine that explains all about the processes.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.7794
Avg (commenters): 8.5429
Avg (participants): 6.8371
Avg (non-participants): 6.6000
Views since voting: 2486
Views during voting: 563
Votes: 349
Comments: 40
Favorites: 27 (view)


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12/09/2007 11:02:52 PM
This landscape is one of the most fascinating that I've seen. Remarkable!
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02/02/2005 02:52:57 PM
Well done!

Message edited by author 2005-02-02 14:53:20.
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02/01/2005 12:33:22 AM
This is a terrific image and definite ribbon material in my opinion. Very surrealistic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 07:21:19 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-07-11 21:24:02.
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01/31/2005 02:36:25 PM
Very interesting photo, I like the "feel" of it.
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01/30/2005 06:43:21 PM
Ed - I'm sure I've commented on this before already (comment deleted???). Anyway, as I said before I think this is great. A wonderful observation, the right side of the light and so much lush colour and detail to look at. You may ribbon with this one I think.

My only reservation is the noticeable gradation of the filtered sky/horizon, which i feel is unnecessary due to the natural beauty of the subject. Good luck!
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01/27/2005 01:50:23 PM
This is a nice composition, it reminds me of when I was a child in social studies, and later history, looking at paintings/photographs text books. I often don't like many far off landscapes, but this one works for me. NICE
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01/27/2005 05:04:45 AM
What a great shot, and what an amazing view. I can't wait to find out where this was taken. This image has almost a magical, mystical look and feel to it that is just wonderful. At first, I thought that the industrial "smokestack" would detract from the overall feel of the shot, but no; it almost feels like an anomaly, an anachronism that adds to the unreal quality of the shot. Whatever...I love it.
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01/25/2005 11:03:15 PM
Very good composition, with excellent contrast & tone, especially in the areas of the shadows. Well done! ((8))
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01/25/2005 09:00:30 PM
I've seen this one somewhere before. Loved it then, love it now. Awesome shot, one of my top picks!
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01/25/2005 03:50:09 AM
Love the light in this.
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01/23/2005 11:42:16 PM
Wonderful image i like it alot!
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01/22/2005 07:37:17 AM
I think that the frame makes this picture. The greens come out better due to the frame.
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01/22/2005 06:41:14 AM
excellent image (but, for the life of me, i can't remember why...i had some notes i'd like to refer to, but have misplaced them. oh well, working off memory...); i love how the fence and row lines partition the image into their own little piecs, how the clouds lay across the land, contributing to the patchwork, how the factory smoke contrasts with the natural clouds. i think the think i like most about this image is how unlikely it would be to ever reproduce it.
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01/21/2005 07:52:22 PM
Just commenting to let you know this is one of my top picks!
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01/21/2005 10:33:56 AM
very nice
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01/21/2005 08:58:38 AM
Wonderful light and color - 8
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01/21/2005 07:05:01 AM
Great composition - works well. Not sure if the bottom is a little overprocessed though, looks a little too sharpened.
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01/21/2005 06:25:09 AM
An excellent dark and moody picture.
It represents a gloomy vision of the industrial age.
Very good job.
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01/20/2005 02:09:06 PM
fantastic atmosphere. The soft light, all the green tones, the clouds and smoke, the compostion, a great image all together.
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01/18/2005 09:37:14 PM
like the contrast (iorny)
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01/18/2005 01:02:28 PM
I know this one :) Amazing light captured here. Beautiful photography.
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01/17/2005 10:22:12 PM
Nice image. The top right of the image appears a bit off, not sure if it is a result of a storm or burning of the image. I find it a little distracting. A tighter cropping to about an inch above the horizon has slightly more appeal to me. Still a good shot.
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01/17/2005 05:32:58 PM
I like the greens - and the depth.
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01/17/2005 01:38:25 PM
hehe...for some reason I grew up thinking that these smokestacks made clouds but they didn't 'freeze' into formation until they were sprayed with salt! I have no idea where I got that from...great photo!
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01/17/2005 10:28:48 AM
Good choice Ed....must finish in the top ten
There, I`ve jinxed you !!!!
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01/17/2005 09:19:30 AM
Yep, still looks good. 10
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01/16/2005 07:51:17 PM
Wow!! A 10 from me!
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01/16/2005 05:57:59 PM
Beautiful image, but the border is distracting.
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01/16/2005 03:49:56 PM
Very nice! I like how everything works together. Only thing I would suggest changing/fixing is that the smoke stack and building seem to be saturated green as well. I like the fields, haze, and smoke. Nice image.
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01/16/2005 12:51:44 PM
WOW. My first 10
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01/16/2005 12:40:31 PM
Nice photo with a damn good title. It has feel.
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01/16/2005 12:37:25 PM
Gorgeous landscape, great mastering of post process
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01/16/2005 10:49:13 AM
nice title
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01/16/2005 10:17:39 AM
Best in the challenge. 10+fav
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01/16/2005 09:02:28 AM
Looks like Nothern England or Ireland.
I like the greens and the patterns of the fields, it's always nice to see how some of the fields pop out in the sunlight and others remain in the shadows. The dartk tone in the sky works well to force the viewer downwards. The factory breaks the serenity of the landscape and gives the photo a good impact. Nice work!
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01/16/2005 07:45:55 AM
Very interesting and beautiful shot. This could be used in an environmental magazine. Quite a contrast.
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01/16/2005 05:35:11 AM
This is quite breathtaking. I'm a little discomfitted by the greenish cast of the sky, though.
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01/16/2005 02:42:31 AM
Well considering this is already in my favourites it doesn't take much in the way of ingenuity to figure out who took this. I'm pretty sure I already left a comment or two on this image so I'll let the number do most of the talking here. 10.
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01/16/2005 12:09:07 AM
The grain here works really well with this in enhancing the feel of it.
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